Top 10 Most Haunted Bed & Breakfasts in the Midwest


Bed and breakfasts are meant to provide a feeling of being a home away from home, but it is easy to forget that many were actual homes where families lived and died. Some believe renovations and unfamiliar faces stir up the ghosts of these former residents, who are unhappy with the changes. Other spirits appear […]

History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois, the Definitive Edition


Published by in 2014, the Second Edition of History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce L. Cline has been years in the making. This edition is a compendium of three separate books that Black Oak Media, Inc. (God rest its soul) published in 2011, 2012, and 2013, with the addition of new […]

Interview with Bruce Cline, Author of History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois


Bruce Cline is a paranormal investigator and ghost historian. He received B.S. and B.A. Degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Bruce has had a long time fascination with history, folklore and ghost stories. In 2007, he formed the Little Egypt Ghost Society. Since that time, other team members and he have traveled extensively […]

Rose Hotel Featured in the Daily Egyptian

The Rose Hotel, Photo by Michael Kleen

The Daily Egyptian, newspaper of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, has featured the haunted Rose Hotel in a recent issue. The Rose Hotel is owned by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and operates as a bed and breakfast. Built by James McFarland around 1830, with additions added in 1848 and 1866, it is the […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Southern Illinois


Southern Illinois is the most geographically distinct of all Illinois regions. It is known as “Little Egypt” because of its proximity to a vital river trade route (like the Nile delta in Egypt) and the presence of towns with names like Cairo, Thebes, Dongola, and Karnak. As one of the earliest parts of Illinois to […]


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