Wamble Mountain Ghost

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From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Wamble Mountain, sometimes spelled Womble, lies in the range of the Missouri Ozark foothills that stretch across several counties in Southern Illinois. It is positioned near the Southwestern corner of Saline County in the edge of the Shawnee National Forest. Its elevation of 938 […]

The Tuttle Bottoms Monster

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From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Southern Illinois has long been known for its reports of monsters and strange happenings and Tuttle Bottoms is known to have its share of strange creatures. Since at least the 1960s, the area north-west of Harrisburg known as Tuttle Bottoms has been the stomping […]

Homemade Salt for Ghost Hunters

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From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Salt has a long history of being used for magical and protective purposes. Ancient Indians and early settlers believed that salt could offer protection from evil spirits, ghosts and witches. Throwing salt across doorways and windows is thought to prevent anything evil from entering […]

The Saline County Poor House & Cemetery

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From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. The Saline County Pauper (poor) House, located in Harrisburg, Illinois, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As early as 1819, the Illinois General Assembly enacted a “Pauper Bill” which required County Commissioners to appoint overseers of the poor. In an effort […]

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