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An exclusive interview with the authors of the new book Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums.


Posted: 9/10/2013 12:24:36 PM   Reads: 435   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

Over the weekend, Cincinnati.com broke this story about a par of thieves who broke into Bobby Mackey’s in Wilder, Kentucky and stole dozens of bottles of alcohol. According to Cincinnati.com, R. J. Seifert, who does marketing for Bobby Mackey’s, claimed the thieves were possibly ghost hunters. Really?


Posted: 6/17/2013 9:27:19 AM   Reads: 451   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Oddball News

"Here’s the true eerie experience, which frightened me to the extreme in October 1966, shortly after I turned 12 years old." A grandmother's ghost reaches across the Atlantic to tell her family of her passing.


Posted: 6/12/2013 11:11:23 AM   Reads: 426   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

The presence of abandoned buildings anywhere is always an incubator for ghost stories. Chanute is no exception. Some visitors have, through the broken windows, reported seeing an officer working at his desk. Others say they have seen airmen strolling the weed-choked sidewalks.


Posted: 6/1/2013 8:38:21 PM   Reads: 538   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

Hospitals, perhaps more than any other building, witness the pains of human existence on a consistent basis. Birth, death, illness, despair, and even insanity are experienced by thousands of patients over many decades within their walls. Maybe this is why hospitals are some of the most haunted places in Illinois. But which is the most haunted of them all? At the Legends and Lore of Illinois, we have combed dozens of stories to bring you the top ten most haunted hospitals (past and present) in the state.


Posted: 1/14/2013 12:35:38 PM   Reads: 556   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

In July of 2011, Northern Illinois Paranormal Team lead investigators, Tony and Dave, were requested to an “Undisclosed” location in Aurora Illinois. This is what they found.


Posted: 10/30/2012 2:19:22 PM   Reads: 1460   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

With hundreds of customers coming in and out every day, it would not surprise the Legends and Lore of Illinois if a restaurant turned out to have a ghost or two. Some of these specters are content to simply observe the hustle and bustle, while others are much more “hands on.” Illinoisans have certainly had their share of strange encounters while dining out. Which of these restaurants will prove to be the most haunted of them all?


Posted: 9/19/2012 2:33:05 PM   Reads: 892   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

Sometimes perilous and almost always remote, rural bridges have long been a staple of local ghostlore. They are places where ghosts of long-forgotten accidents still roam and phantom voices cry out from the water below. At the Legends and Lore of Illinois, we have visited allegedly haunted bridges all over the State of Illinois, but which one will prove to be the most haunted?


Posted: 8/6/2012 9:29:03 AM   Reads: 946   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

Central Illinois author Sylvia Shults shares stories about paranormal investigations at her husband's haunted bar in Pekin, Illinois.


Posted: 7/16/2012 9:04:49 AM   Reads: 877   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

Tourist season is in full swing in Illinois, and so we at the Legends and Lore of Illinois have prepared a list of some of the most unusual places you can visit in the great outdoors. While these are all nice places to experience nature, you may also encounter something of the supernatural variety. Be warned, however, some of these places hide very real dangers, not the least of which include hazardous terrain. So never visit them alone!


Posted: 7/2/2012 9:28:58 AM   Reads: 942   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

As the focus of such devotion and reverence, the Legends and Lore of Illinois has found that churches are some of the most haunted places in Illinois. Whether it is a devoted pastor who refuses to leave his flock, a religiously-inspired vision, or spirits of the departed drawn to the energy of an active congregation, it is rare to find a church devoid of at least one ghostly tale. Which church will prove to be the most haunted of them all?


Posted: 6/4/2012 10:03:13 AM   Reads: 935   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

While many historians have attempted to dismiss tales of witchcraft as “superstitions of the past,” these stories have been told in the Prairie State throughout its history, from the very first French settlers until the present day. This month, we at the Legends and Lore of Illinois have scoured newspaper archives and dusty volumes to bring you some of the most exciting and obscure accounts of witchcraft in Illinois. Which story will prove to be the most compelling?


Posted: 5/7/2012 8:40:32 AM   Reads: 824   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Witchcraft

A mysterious black dog visits a family in part 2 of this ghost story from rural Illinois.


Posted: 5/2/2012 1:21:00 PM   Reads: 1056   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

A harrowing true ghost story from Pinckneyville, Illinois.


Posted: 4/30/2012 4:41:24 PM   Reads: 1080   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

Melissa Tanner is the founder and lead investigator for TnT Paranormal Investigators, LLC (TnT Paranormal) out of the Chicagoland area. Before starting TnT Paranormal in 2009, she had investigated with several other paranormal teams and at several of the most haunted places in America. She has used those experiences to hone her skills as an investigator. TnT Paranormal is one of the most professional paranormal investigation teams in Illinois.


Posted: 4/23/2012 12:11:11 PM   Reads: 622   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Paranormal Organizations

With all the recent popularity of haunted houses, paranormal investigation, and legend tripping, it is easy to forget that ghost stories have been told for as long as human beings have walked the earth. Here in Illinois, the love of a good ghost story was alive and well in the 1800s and early 1900s, and some of our best tales come from that bygone era. Which one will prove to be the most timeless?


Posted: 4/16/2012 2:23:31 PM   Reads: 856   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

Christina Sanantonio shares her story of living in a haunted farmhouse outside of Monticello, Illinois.


Posted: 12/8/2011 10:29:03 PM   Reads: 832   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

Between 2007 and 2010, 47 issues of the Legends and Lore of Illinois were released. Each issue discussed an allegedly haunted location in Illinois and featured the continuing adventures of a mysterious team of paranormal investigators called The Fallen. Reviews, interviews, letters from the readers, trivia, and “ghostly games” were also irregular features. Places as diverse as Cahokia Mounds, Western Illinois University, and Aux Sable Cemetery were all explored, but which issue has proven to be the most popular of them all?


Posted: 11/21/2011 4:47:11 PM   Reads: 718   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Paranormal Media

Tonight on the Travel Channel at 8pm central/9pm eastern time, the season premier of Ghost Adventures will feature Ashmore Estates, a former almshouse and psychiatric facility in Coles County, Illinois. Before you see the show, get the facts about this mysterious location!


Posted: 9/23/2011 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 446   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

For reasons only Sigmund Freud could understand, we at the Legends and Lore of Illinois have noticed that a great number of ghosts happen to be young, attractive women who are desperate and alone. This combination has proven to be very alluring, but which one of these ghosts deserve the title of most captivating in the entire state of Illinois?


Posted: 9/12/2011 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 433   Submitted By: makleen   Source: trueillinoishaunts.com Category: Ghosts

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