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Witchcraft in Illinois, 1818-1885

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. Early historians claimed witch beliefs vanished from Illinois along with its earliest pioneers, but in this chapter I discuss incidents involving witchcraft that occurred even after the Civil War. Order it today on Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com The end of the […]

History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois, the Definitive Edition

Published by IllinoisHistory.com in 2014, the Second Edition of History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce L. Cline has been years in the making. This edition is a compendium of three separate books that Black Oak Media, Inc. (God rest its soul) published in 2011, 2012, and 2013, with the addition of new […]

Wamble Mountain Ghost

From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Wamble Mountain, sometimes spelled Womble, lies in the range of the Missouri Ozark foothills that stretch across several counties in Southern Illinois. It is positioned near the Southwestern corner of Saline County in the edge of the Shawnee National Forest. Its elevation of 938 […]

Interview with Bruce Cline, Author of History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois

Bruce Cline is a paranormal investigator and ghost historian. He received B.S. and B.A. Degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Bruce has had a long time fascination with history, folklore and ghost stories. In 2007, he formed the Little Egypt Ghost Society. Since that time, other team members and he have traveled extensively […]

The Stump Pond Monster

From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Strange creatures and monsters are common in southern Illinois. One of the oldest stories was first reported in from Stump Pond. In 1879, a man was fishing from his boat on Stump Pond when he noticed a very large submerged object was plowing through […]