Top 10 Most Haunted Murder Scenes in Illinois

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A murder is always traumatic, leaving behind physical and emotional scars that remain in the community for years. Every once in a while, however, a homicide leaves behind psychic scars, and ghost stories grow up around the murder scene. These stories help preserve popular memory of these traumatic events for generations. Mysterious Heartland has browsed […]

A Murder, A Hanging, and A Haunting

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From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. It was a hot, muggy day in Murphysboro, IL on July 30, 1915.  Lizzy Martin, the wife of prominent Murphysboro attorney, James Martin, was found brutally murdered in her home on North Ninth Street.  She had been savagely beaten on her head and upper […]

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