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Hancock County Historian Refutes Black Moon Manor

Paranormal tourism was a hot topic several years ago, and one location in particular attracted controversy and indignation before being torn down in 2012. I’m speaking, of course, of Indiana’s Black Moon Manor. The owner allegedly used false history to promote his paranormal tourist attraction, and charged ghost hunters to investigate. In 2014, a wrote […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana has a distinct geography from the rest of the Hoosier State, thanks to its proximity to the Ohio River. Here, the terrain becomes hilly and wooded. Tales of hearty pioneers and river barons date back to the early 1800s. At Mysterious Heartland, we have found many interesting ghost stories in this region, from […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places on the Great Lakes

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 […]

Ghost of ‘The Gipper’ Roams the University of Notre Dame

[Mysteriousheartland.com] The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin, a Catholic priest, and was an all-male institution until 1972. Its motto is, “Vita Dulcedo Spes” or “Life, Sweetness, Hope,” a reference to the Marian hymn Salve Regina. In honor of the Virgin Mary, the university is home to the Grotto […]

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 […]