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 […]

Abandoned Souls of the Outagamie County Asylum for the Insane

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For decades, a small plot of land in Appleton, Wisconsin, overgrown with grass and weeds, lie virtually unnoticed by the growing community around it.  Anonymously, it sat undetected by the thousands of cars that would unknowingly pass it every day along Highway 41, just mere yards away. For almost 70 years, this tract of land […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Restaurants in the Midwest

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Restaurants are often the setting for family dinners, dates, wedding receptions, and camaraderie among friends. They represent the dreams of struggling entrepreneurs. With so much emotional investment, it does not surprise Mysterious Heartland that restaurants are frequently reported to be haunted. Some of these specters are content to simply observe the hustle and bustle, while others […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Caves in the Midwest

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For tens of thousands of years, humans used caves for shelter, but familiar dwellings for our ancestors have become objects of curiosity for contemporary man. Dank, dark, and mysterious, with strange animals, rock formations, passages, and sounds, caves offer the possibility of a new world right under our feet. Not surprisingly, many caves are believed […]

Folk tales are where we live…

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“That is how I ultimately see the stories in this book—as folk history. I can’t produce them in repeatable experiments, so they don’t qualify as science, and they are often too much at odds with known events of the past to qualify as official history. Sometimes the legends themselves vary in telling from one person […]

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