Welcome to Central Illinois
Abraham Lincoln and Route 66 sights are sprinkled liberally throughout central Illinois, which is otherwise farmland plain. East of Decatur, Arthur and Arcola are Amish centers
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Haunted Cemetery Walking Tour in Alton
Opened in 1914 as a premier hotel and health spa, the abandoned Mineral Springs Hotel and Mall is today considered by many to be one of the most haunted locations in America. Stories of murders, suicides, and strange disappearances dominated the strange history of the once-luxury resort, and locals swear to the existence of 6 different ghost they claim still wander the halls of the shuttered building and wander the grounds surrounding the area. Over the last 8 years, visitors to the are have claimed to experience strange touching, cold drafts, temperature drops, disembodied voices, objects moved, shadow people, footsteps, whistling, a piano playing a few notes, music boxes playing a few notes, loud noises that have no explanation, objects falling, pictures of possible entities, countless orb pictures, and energy streaks appearing in their cameras. Your four hour tour of the nearby haunted cemetery starts as the sun begins to wane in the sky and your chances of encountering a strange occurrence increases dramatically. Your guide, who has spent years exploring the strange phenomena of the area, will explain the haunted history of Mineral Springs and take you to the places where you are most likely to encounter the ghost, ghouls, and apparitions they swear frequent the area. From there, it's up to you to decide for yourself whether or not you choose to believe.