Top 10 Most Haunted Railroad Bridges and Crossings in the Midwest


A ghostly lantern swaying in the moonlight. Wheels screeching across a rusted trestle. The otherworldly cries of dead engineers, brakemen, and passengers. These are just some of the things people expect to encounter when they make nighttime trips to old railroad bridges and crossings. Mysterious Heartland has found that railroad lore is popular across the […]

Munger Road in Wayne, Illinois


Like Barrington’s Cuba Road, Munger Road sits at the periphery of the Chicago Suburbs and has attracted a number of strange legends. The road itself penetrates deep into Pratts Wayne Woods and until recently was fairly remote and not very well traveled. Rumors of abandoned houses and occult practices abound. Motorists have also reported being […]

Head 2 Head: Urbana HS vs. Munger Road


Locations: Urbana High School in Urbana vs. Munger Road in Wayne. Histories: Built in 1914 and designed in the Tudor style, Urbana High School has undergone repeated renovations in the past 96 years. One of those renovations inadvertently gave birth to a ghost story that has endured at the school for several generations. Between 1914 […]

A Grisly Discovery on Munger Road


Mike led the group around the cable barrier. The further they got from the road, the stronger the strange smell became. “I don’t hear that noise at all anymore,” Davin whispered. “Do you think the smell and that noise have something to do with each other?” “We’re about to find out.” Down the grassy path, […]

Munger Road: Read This Before You Explore It


The first issue of the Legends and Lore of Illinois for 2012 has arrived! This issue, available to download in .pdf (1.2 mb), takes you to Munger Road, a fascinating stretch of rural road in the far western Chicago suburbs. Like Barrington’s Cuba Road, Munger Road has attracted a number of strange legends. The road […]


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