Des Moines Register Highlights Cold Cases

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Each week, the Des Moines Register publishes a new article highlighting a cold case in Iowa, in hopes that renewed interest in the crimes will help solve them. This week, they looked at the case of Martha Erickson, a 47-year-old woman whose body was found in Avon Lake on November 22, 1995. According to the […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Restaurants in the Midwest

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Restaurants are often the setting for family dinners, dates, wedding receptions, and camaraderie among friends. They represent the dreams of struggling entrepreneurs. With so much emotional investment, it does not surprise Mysterious Heartland that restaurants are frequently reported to be haunted. Some of these specters are content to simply observe the hustle and bustle, while others […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Museums in the Midwest

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Museums preserve the past by collecting and displaying items of historical significance for present and future generations. Often, museums are located in historic homes and buildings, and include many original artifacts from that particular location. With so many relics of the past, it is not surprising that museums are sometimes believed to include a ghost […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Railroad Bridges and Crossings in the Midwest

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A ghostly lantern swaying in the moonlight. Wheels screeching across a rusted trestle. The otherworldly cries of dead engineers, brakemen, and passengers. These are just some of the things people expect to encounter when they make nighttime trips to old railroad bridges and crossings. Mysterious Heartland has found that railroad lore is popular across the […]

Top 10 Living Statues in the Midwest

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Cemetery lore is popular across the American Midwest, and unusual statues and monuments attract some of the most interesting and enduring tales. Lifelike human forms frozen in time present a haunting image to visitors. Mysterious Heartland has found many incredible accounts of statues that bleed, cry, curse, and even appear to come to life. Which […]

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