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Southern Illinois University’s Spectral Alumni

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois has had a long and colorful history. Its mascot, the Saluki, is an ancient Egyptian dog breed and a salute to the region of southern Illinois called “Little Egypt.” Nearly every campus building is said to be haunted, from the lost girl of Faner Hall to the ghost […]

University of Illinois’ Suicidal Specters

[Mysteriousheartland.com] The University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois was established as an industrial university in 1867 and first opened on March 2, 1868. It became the University of Illinois in 1885 and was renamed the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982. As one of the oldest public universities in the state of Illinois, the […]

The Real Story Behind Elva Skinner and Ashmore Estates

Late last week, our site traffic spiked with visitors flocking to this article about Elva Skinner and Ashmore Estates, which was published in June 2012. Whenever something like that happens, I like to find out why, and a recent post at bumpinthenight.net was brought to my attention. The post advertised an upcoming overnight event at […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Maple Lake

Location: Maple Lake is located in Pulaski Woods East, off 95th Street and Wolf Road in Palos, Illinois. The Maple Lake Overlook is located off 95th Street and parking is available off Wolf Road. [MysteriousHeartland.com] Every spring and summer, visitors by the hundreds of thousands descend on the southwestern corner of Cook County. They come […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: German Church Road

[MysteriousHeartland.com] German Church is a nondescript avenue running between Willow Springs Road and County Line Road, just a half-mile north of Healing Waters Park. The area is sparsely populated and two streams, Flag and Devil’s Creek, gently wind their way through the nearby woods. During the 1950s, not very many people had a reason to […]