Illinois’ Decade of Lost Legends

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Since 2007, Illinois has lost at least seven destinations popular with legend trippers. Later this year, Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building will join this unfortunate list. Each of these locations was a historic building in Illinois, and each was home to popular legends and ghost stories. We very much regret the loss of these irreplaceable landmarks, […]

Illinois’ Lost Destinations

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] The removal of Morgan Cottage at Manteno State Hospital in Kankakee County, Illinois has added one more landmark to the list of allegedly haunted places lost to legend-trippers over the past two decades. Some, like Alonzi’s Villa in Brookfield, the Lindbergh School on Shoe Factory Road in Hoffman Estates, and Sacred Heart Chapel at […]

Shoe Factory Road in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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The most distinctive feature on Shoe Factory Road in Hoffman Estates is an old, derelict Spanish Colonial revival style building. Just down the street, in the direction of the Poplar Creek Forest preserve, sits an abandoned farm. Both are rumored to be haunted. The unique stone house was at one time the Charles A. Lindbergh […]

Flashback: Shoe Factory Road

Flashback

Mike dangled a quartz crystal from a black cord clenched in his fist, but it didn’t move. “I’m not getting anything,” he replied with a heavy sigh. “Let’s go check out that barn.” Aurelia coughed. “Please,” she said. “My asthma is starting to act up. This dust is horrible.” Without waiting for the others, she […]

Top 10 Issues of the Legends and Lore of Illinois

Top 10 List

Between 2007 and 2010, 47 issues of the Legends and Lore of Illinois were released. Each issue discussed an allegedly haunted location in Illinois and featured the continuing adventures of a mysterious team of paranormal investigators called The Fallen. Reviews, interviews, letters from the readers, trivia, and “ghostly games” were also irregular features. Places as […]

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