Traveling from one end of the state to the other, the book reveals little-known tales from Southern Illinois of ax murders, brutal slayings, mysterious ghost lights, haunted historic sites and more. In Central Illinois, tales of Jacksonville appear in print for the first time, along with hauntings of the James Eldred House, the Great River Road Opry, Greene County Almshouse, Ghost Hollow, Towanda Meadows, Coliseum Ballroom and others. Taylor also adds new stories to the spectral list from Northern Illinois, including Joliet Penitentiary, Marion Lambert, the Naperville Train Crash of 1946 and many others. This is a book that is not for the faint of heart and one that shouldn't be missed by anyone with a fascination with true Illinois ghost stories!
|Publisher:||Whitechapel Productions Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.38(d)|
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I've read a lot of Troy Taylor's books. This one is different in that it's written, mostly, by his tour staff. There are a lot of varying writing styles here but the stories they tell are interesting and, a hallmark of Taylor's work, full of historical information. This could be used as a road trip guide as you explore the strange locations of Illinois; many of the sites are open to the public although, sadly, some have long closed, burned or just vanished. Still the stories remain. This is a fun book and one of my favorites in recent days. I suspect I'll re-read this one several times in days to come.