Illinois’ Top 10 Military Ghosts

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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 Illinois is not often noted for its military history, it is home to a number of past and present military installations and prison camps. During the Civil War, Southern Illinois saw divided […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places on the Great Lakes

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The Great Lakes of Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie form most of the northern border of the Midwest, and have greatly influenced its history and culture. From picturesque towns on the lakefront, to historic lighthouses, museums, and parks, the Great Lakes offer many unique gems. At Mysterious Heartland, we have found that many legends and […]

Top 10 Most Mysterious Cemeteries in Illinois

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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 […]

Spotlight: Calvary Cemetery

This picturesque resting ground along the shore of Lake Michigan is home to the tale of “the Aviator,” or as he is sometimes affectionately known, “Seaweed Charlie.” Between the late 1950s and 1960s, some passersby were treated to the alarming sight of a man drowning far out of reach in the icy waters. Even more […]

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