Top 10 Most Haunted Cities in Illinois


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 Unlikely Haunted Places in Illinois


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 Ghostly Children in the Midwest


It is said that parents should never outlive their children, but sadly, this is not always the case. These tragedies leave behind a lifetime of scars, and sometimes, create ghost stories and legends that remain tied to the place where the child died. Ghostly children appear throughout the Midwest, particularly in homes, schools, and cemeteries. Mysterious […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Theaters in the Midwest


Theaters are designed to overwhelm the senses and bring joy and excitement to their patrons, and many are believed to be haunted by at least one or two ghosts. With so many haunted theaters, it is hard to decide which have the most compelling legends. Thankfully, Mysterious Heartland is here to bring you the history […]

The Spirit of Joe Haunts Springfield’s Legacy Theater


From Chasing Shadows by Larry Wilson. Located in the heart of Illinois, the city of Springfield serves as the hub of the state’s political activity. In 1839, Springfield became the state capital with the help of a young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln. Many believe that some of the citizens from these bygone days still roam […]


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