Haunted Illinois: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Prairie State

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Stackpole Books, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 140 pages
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The mysterious and often violent history of Illinois has made the state a haven for restless spirits. This volume explores the supernatural side of the Prairie State, with stories on the horrors of an old slave house, the numerous spirits of Alton's McPike Mansion, the cemetery where the dead walk, the Spring Valley Vampire, the ghosts of the Bartonville Asylum, Chicago's famous Resurrection Mary, and the spirit world of Abraham Lincoln.
 

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Contents

Southern Illinois 3
3
Southwestern Illinois 26
26
Central Illinois 51
51
Illinois River Valley 77
77
Northern Illinois 87
87
Chicago 108
108
Bibliography 138
138
About the Author 140
140
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141
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Troy Taylor lives in Decatur, Illinois and is the founder of the American Ghost Society. He is the author of more than 80 books on hauntings and unexplained phenomena.

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