Top 10 Female Phantoms in the Midwest

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At Mysterious Heartland, we have noticed that a great number of ghosts happen to be female, particularly attractive blondes who met a violent or tragic end. They are condemned to wander the earth weeping, hitchhiking, or reminding passersby of their fate for all eternity. Perhaps only Sigmund Freud could understand why this image continues to […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Insane Asylums in the Midwest

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From desolate cottages choked with weeds, to towering Victorian Gothic edifices, to musty tunnels snaking under the lawn, the abandoned sanitariums, reformatories, and asylums of the past practically invite fantastic stories. When many of these old institutions were shut down or decommissioned in the 1980s, they were overtaken by former patients and inmates, amateur photographers, […]

Ohio’s Top 10 Most Haunted Places

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As the 7th most populous state with the 7th largest economy in the U.S., Ohio rivals Illinois for the top spot among Midwestern states. The Buckeye State is known for its public libraries and universities, and for being a bell weather for presidential elections. As we at Mysterious Heartland can attest, however, Ohio is also […]

Top 10 Creepiest Abandoned Places in the Midwest

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At Mysterious Heartland, we spend a lot of time crawling around the ruins of some of the most notorious abandoned hospitals, mansions, and schools in the Midwest. With their dark corridors, crumbling walls, and strange echoes, any one of them can be shiver-inducing, but which are the scariest? After much debate, we are happy to […]

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