Top 10 Most Haunted Restaurants in the Midwest


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 […]

Grandma Cline Haunts the Library


From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Marion Carnegie Library located in Marion, Illinois was opened to the public in 1916. The library stands on the site of the former “Grandma Cline” residence. The home was built in 1854 by Isaac Campbell. This property was acquired in 1914 for the sum […]

I was so scared that I pulled the covers over my head…


“My brother and I were spending the night at our grandparent’s house in Marion, Illinois. After a fun day of play in the garden and woodshed, we retired for the night. Of the three bedrooms in the house, we were to sleep in the middle bedroom. At some point during the night, I woke up […]

The Judge Potter Murders


From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Murder suspect: Judge W.O. Potter. Victims: Myrtle Spiller Potter /wife/ Age 52, Eloise Potter /daughter/ Age 16, Mrs. Lucille Potter White/daughter/age 28, Phyllis White/granddaughter/age 4, Cynthia White/grand daughter/age/3 weeks old. The bodies of the family members were found at the Potter’s residence at 807 […]


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