History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois

History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois

by Bruce L. Cline


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History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce L. Cline

History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois pulls straight from the case files of the Little Egypt Ghost Society led by founder Bruce Cline. The book covers their investigations and research of the supernatural through the 618 region. This expanded and revised edition combines the first three volumes of Bruce's books into one. Each chapter covers a county in Southern Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989178112
Publisher: Illinoishistory.com
Publication date: 04/30/2014
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 1,213,272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bruce Cline is a paranormal investigator and ghost historian. He was born and raised in Southern Illinois and currently lives in Carbondale, Illinois. He received B.S. and B.A. Degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He is a former law enforcement officer and currently works as a Radiologic Technologist specializing in CT/MRI and is a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lieutenant Colonel. He is also an Illinois licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents. 5

Acknowledgments. 7

Map. 8

Foreword. 9

Preface. 10

Introduction. 11

Gaslight Ghoul Club. 14

Why are we called the Little Egypt Ghost Society?. 15

How to Get Started as a Ghost Hunter. 16

Ghost hunting equipment and how to use it. 19

Alexander County. 24

Calhoun County. 29

Clark County. 31

Clinton County. 34

Edwards County. 37

Effingham County. 38

Fayette County. 39

Franklin County. 41

Gallatin County. 49

Greene County. 59

Hamilton County. 62

Hardin County. 65

Jackson County. 103

Jefferson County. 165

Jersey County. 166

Johnson County. 167

Madison County. 175

Massac County. 187

Monroe County. 192

Perry County. 195

Pope County. 199

Pulaski County. 203

Randolph County. 207

Richland County. 216

Saline County. 218

St. Clair County. 236

Union County. 237

Washington County. 243

Wayne County. 245

White County. 246

Williamson County. 252

Southern Illinois. 294

Sources and Suggested Reading. 309

About the Author. 310

Index. 312

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History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Southern_Ghost_Hunter More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of any book about local history and ghost stories. When I first heard about this new book about southern Illiois I knew that I had discovered a real gem. Books about southern Illinois are rare and books that are devoted to southern Illnois mysteries and haunting are even more difficult to find. This book is extremely informative and entertaining. One of the things that I liked most about this book was reading about some of the history of the southern part of the state that very few people know about. I really enjoyed this book and only hope that Bruce and Lisa Cline will come out with a second book soon.
Curran_Cromwell More than 1 year ago
Very few books have been written about the ghosts and hauntings of southern Illinois. History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois has filled this void. Most of the books to be found that have any ghost stories about southern Illinois aka "Little Egypt" are the same old and tired, rehashed stories that everyone who has ever lived in Little Egypt grew up with. Authors Bruce and Lisa Cline have presented new material and other stories that very few people are even aware of. This book is a refreshing collection taken directly from the case files of the Little Egypt Ghost Society and the Gaslight Ghoul Club that was formed by the Clines. One story of particular note is the one about the famous Murphysboro Mud Monster aka the Big Muddy Monster. This "creature" has been written extensively by noted cryptozoologists, paranormal "experts" and others. Now after almost 40 years, Bruce and Lisa Cline expose the truth about this monster for the first time in print anywhere. If you enjoy history, mysteries and ghosts, then History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois is the book you have been waiting for.