Top 10 Most Mysterious Cemeteries in Illinois


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 […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Central Illinois


Central Illinois encompasses a large swath of the state, from the Mississippi River in the west to the border of Indiana in the east. Mostly small towns and farmland, central Illinois also boasts many of our state’s most prominent colleges and universities. Its residents are generally salt of the earth folks. As we at Mysterious […]

Big Cats Prowl on Williamsburg Hill


From Chasing Shadows by Larry Wilson. Another eyewitness told me about the night a friend and he drove out to Williamsburg Hill to hang out. It was dusk and fairly dark, and although he admitted that they had consumed a couple of beers, he claimed they were not intoxicated. They had been out there for […]

Mysteries of Williamsburg Hill


From Chasing Shadows by Larry Wilson. As motorists make their daily commute down Route 16 through Shelby County in south central Illinois, nondescript scenery flashes past their car windows. The landscape is a maze of cornfields, small towns, and modest farms. When you pass through the small town of Tower Hill, nothing looks out of […]

Flashback: Ridge Cemetery


“He said he got the chills suddenly, like the temperature dropped to below zero,” Greg explained. Davin appeared pasty and pale, but that wasn’t necessarily out of character. “Maybe this has something to do with that corpse we found earlier,” Mike wondered aloud. “Davin gets sick twenty times a week and this time it’s due […]


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