Top 10 Most Mysterious Cemeteries in Illinois


Cemeteries can be peaceful places in which to spend a quiet moment alone with loved ones who have passed, but they are often also a source of strange tales. Ghosts, living statues, animated toys, bleeding monuments, lights, and figures in the dark are just a few examples of the stories Mysterious Heartland has gathered at cemeteries […]

Peck Cemetery Outside of Oakley, Illinois


Peck Cemetery is yet another of those cemeteries that developed a bad reputation in the 1970s and has since been rehabilitated. The cemetery itself is of the typical rural stock, formerly hidden in a wood at the end of a gravel road in the middle of nowhere. Things have changed a little in recent years. […]

Interview with Angie Johnson, Cemetery Preservationist


Angie Johnson grew up in a small town in central Illinois and works for  a screen printing business in Champaign, Illinois. She has been a cemetery photographer for many years and started the Illinois Chapter for the Association of Gravestone Studies in 2012. She writes about local cemeteries for the Southern Piatt Record Herald and is […]

A Walk with the Dead


Angie Johnson will be hosting an upcoming event at Peck Cemetery (North Of Cerro Gordo, Illinois) on Saturday, June 22 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. RSVP on Facebook. Special guest Karen Gottlieb will walk and share what the spirits of this wonder place has to share. Karen is a channelist. She communicates with spirits to help […]

Flashback: Peck Cemetery


The group stepped inside the rusted gates and waited while Mike scanned the area with the gaze of an experienced investigator. “There.” He pointed at an empty patch of grass in the middle of the cemetery. “Aura, do your thing. Davin, I want you to help her.” Aurelia did what she was instructed, but Davin […]


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