Illinois August 26, 2016
The Ultimate Terrifying Illinois Road Trip Is Right Here And You’ll Want To Do It
Illinois is really a pretty creepy state. There are a lot of haunted attractions. Have you ever thought about putting all the creeps into one epic trip? Well, with this haunted Illinois road trip, you totally can. Here’s the
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And here is the trip!
1. Bloods Point Cemetery
This cemetery was founded in 1936. Disembodied figures and gross stenches have been reported. Legends revolve around Beaula, a woman who reportedly killed all of her kids. She is said to roam this cemetery.
2. Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
This is one of the most haunted cemeteries in Illinois. People have reported seeing a woman in white carrying around a baby. It was said to have been a dumping ground of victims from some of Illinois' most famous crime families.
3. Manteno State Hospital
This abandoned hospital was once a psychiatric facility. Disease led to many patient deaths, and awful treatment of psychiatric disorders lead to great pain. Eventually, this place closed, but many people report disturbing sensations.
4. Peoria State Hospital
This former asylum is said to be haunted by a few ghosts. Most famous is a patient who worked with the burial grounds crew until his own death. He was supposedly seen--in the flesh--at his own funeral.
5. Peoria Public Library
Many people report creepy sensations in this library. Employees have claimed to have heard their names called when no one is around. Others have said that they have seen ghosts of a former employee.
6. Greenwood Cemetery
This cemetery is from 1857. But it predates that, having been a burial ground of Native Americans. Many people report that there are restless souls here--both Native Americans who felt disturbed and others.
7. McPike Mansion
The McPike Mansion was built in 1869. It hasn't been occupied since the 1950s. Orbs and figures have been seen in and outside the house.
8. Mineral Springs
Mineral Springs was a hotel once frequented by people looking for miracle cures. It was an old hotel that is now a mall. However, the pool is still there and it is supposedly incredibly creepy and haunted.
9. Cahokia Mounds
This used to be the most sophisticated civilizations north of Mexico. Native Americans lived here from 900-1300 AD. Ghosts of some of the people have reportedly been seen here.
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