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Haunted Illinois

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Join the author on a spell-binding journey through the bloody events
of the Civil War! Meet the spirits of the past and discover the places where
the dead still walk today! Travel along to dozens of haunted places in the
north and south. Witness the haunts of slavery and the Underground Railroad;
the haunted prisons of the Civil War; the Spirits of the Lincoln assassinatio
Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Stackpole Books
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Although the book has places throughout the state, the majority deals with haunted places in Chicago & Decatur. He has at least one book out about Decatur as well.
Sadly, it overlooked the area in which I was most interested, even though it is a region that seems to be full of paranormal activity well known by its inhabitants.
Hanna Noonan
I actually enjoyed this book allot. iI think the authors purpose was to share what exciting\bizarre mysterious stories in Illinois. The theme of this book is kind of a mix of horror and mystery. Troy Taylor is an Illinois resident who is fascinated with history and ghost stories. He does a great job of relating the history of a particular place along with the allegations made about it being haunted without drawing conclusions. He lets the reader be the judge. He does not condone people trespassi ...more
Kelley Heaney
Troy Taylor is an Illinois resident who is fascinated with history and ghost stories.

He does a great job of relating the history of a particular place along with the allegations made about it being haunted without drawing conclusions. He lets the reader be the judge.

He does not condone people trespassing in grave yards or other places that should be kept private and so often just gives a general location of the place in question.
As a native and resident of Illinois, this was quite a fun read. I found it, like a tongue in cheek, History or Discovery channel type piece filled with fun and great interest, but not necessarily to be taken with entire seriousness. Definitely worth the time and fully enjoyable! I love the idea of haunted places and I am sure some are here in my neighborhood with it's historic residences!!
Ray Rednour
I enjoyed it as a history book on interesting Illinois locations with just a little spookiness to it. Not an ideal read if you want something to keep you up all night. I probably would like it less if I wasn't already familiar with some of these locations. But an enjoyable easy read nonetheless.
I'm really not allowed to read scary books. While I enjoy being scared at the time, they tend to freak me out when I think about them later.
This one should be ok though because it really focuses on the history of the haunted places rather than the hauntings.
Oct 22, 2008 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the history of Illinois or with an interest in the paranormal
This book offers not only a historical look at Illinois, but also a look into why it is one of the most haunted states. This book provides numerous short stories of folklore and hauntings broken down into geographical sections of the state.
If you ever want to know anything about ghosts in Illinois, read this book. It covers just about everything in every big or little city.
The history behind many of the haunted places in Illinois. Some of the stories were interesting, but overall nothing great.
Not bad, but wasn't as great as I thought. It was a free Kindle book, so I can't complain.
Better written than Haunted New York by Revai. Didn't really captivate me.
This was a pretty good one for it being a freebie for the Kindle. I enjoyed it.
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