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The Midwest is alive today still with such tales…

“In your hands you hold a bit of curiosity, a personal offering from me to you. Ever since I can remember, and probably even before that, I’ve been fascinated by the voices of the past. Folk tales and legends have always drawn me, rich in their language, mysterious in their telling and retelling. At a […]

Head 2 Head: Lebanon Road vs. Nellie Dunton Home

Locations: Lebanon Road in Collinsville versus Nellie Dunton Home in Belvidere. Histories: On or around Lebanon Road are seven railroad bridges, some no longer in use. At first glance, there is nothing exceptional about them. All are heavily coated in graffiti — a testament to their popularity for nighttime excursions. The CSX Transportation Line passes […]

Rockford-Area Legends and Lore, Part 2

Michael Kleen, author of the Legends and Lore of Illinois, Paranormal Illinois, and Haunting the Prairie, discusses Rockford area legends and lore at Tinker Swiss Cottage on February 12, 2011. Video by Aaron Powers.

Rockford-Area Legends and Lore, Part 1

Michael Kleen, author of the Legends and Lore of Illinois, Paranormal Illinois, and Haunting the Prairie, discusses Rockford area legends and lore at Tinker Swiss Cottage on February 12, 2011. Video by Aaron Powers.