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Top 10 Most Haunted Restaurants in the Midwest

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 […]

Flashback Friday: Chicago Ghost Conference III

This October, I thought it might be fun to take our readers on a trip down memory lane. I started doing talks on the legends and lore of Illinois in 2007, and since then, I’ve been lucky to have attended many great events, meeting a lot of interesting folks in the process. It was hard […]

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. […]

September 2015 issue of Bumps in the Night!!!!, is now available

September is upon us which means the end of summer and start of fall. Fall means that school is in full swing, trees will shed their leaves, and Halloween is right around the corner. For paranormal teams it means more people reporting activity and needing assistance, as well as more publicly held events to attend […]