Top 10 Most Haunted Cities in Illinois

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Illinois is a very haunted state, from Chicagoland’s famous hitchhiking ghost, Resurrection Mary, to the ghost of “Old Book” at Peoria State Hospital, to the Headless Horseman of Lakey’s Creek. Some have argued that Illinois is one of the most haunted states in the country, and there are several towns and cities that claim to […]

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 […]

Rockford University’s Whispers of the Past

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Rockford, Illinois’ first college, established before the city was even chartered, was Rockford Female Seminary.  Jane Addams, who would go on to fame as a social reformer and co-founder of Chicago’s Hull House, was a graduate of the seminary in 1881. In 1892 RFS became known as Rockford College, which remained a predominately female […]

Top 10 Most Unlikely Haunted Places in Illinois

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Old theaters, Victorian mansions, and cemeteries are often thought to be haunted. Some even attract ghost stories just because of their appearance, but few people expect to encounter a ghost while eating chicken wings at a Hooters restaurant or watching the latest blockbuster at a movie theater. Yet sometimes these places are haunted as well. […]

Top 10 Military Ghosts in the Midwest

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The call to serve is only answered by a select few, and the scars of war are some of the most enduring. While the American Midwest is not often noted for its military history, it is home to a number of battlefields and war memorials, as well as past and present military installations and prison […]

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