The Haunted Illinois Series
The History & Mystery of the Haunted Heart of Illinois by Troy Taylor
New, 13th Anniversary Edition -- Revised & Updated!
Thirteen Years Ago.... Troy Taylor put Decatur, Illinois on the map as one of the most haunted small cities in America and this year, he returns to these haunted streets for a new look at some of the most chilling locations he has ever written about!
Discover "Haunted Decatur" -- Author Troy Taylor's Hometown!
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Haunted Decatur : The 13th Anniversary Edition (2006)
By Troy Taylor
Thirteen years ago, author Troy Taylor put Decatur, Illinois on the map as one of the most haunted small cities in America and this year, he returns to these haunted streets for a new look at some of the most chilling locations he has ever written about! Journey back in time and delve into the “haunted heart of Illinois” in a way that you have never done before. Encounter the many ghosts and spirited spots of Decatur, a city built on Indian burial grounds and settler’s graveyards, and find out just how many of the historic homes, schools and universities, cemeteries and theaters are teeming with ghosts! Discover the haunted people and places of old Decatur and explore new sites, new stories and old favorites like infamous Greenwood Cemetery, the Lincoln Theater, the Avon Theater, Millikin University and much more! This is the ultimate journey into a side of Haunted Illinois that few ever dare to take!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Troy Taylor is the author of more than 40 books on ghosts, hauntings and the unexplained in Illinois and America. He is the founder of the American Ghost Society and the co-owner and manager of the Illinois Hauntings Tour Co. with tours in Alton, Decatur, Chicago and Springfield. Born and raised in Illinois, he currently resides in Central Illinois in a decidedly non-haunted house. Click Here for Troy's Complete Bio
Stories & Spirited Spots in Haunted Decatur Include:
HAUNTED HISTORY: LOST PLACES & FORGOTTEN GHOSTS OF DECATUR'S PAST
Decatur's Haunted History - Indian Mounds & Settlers Graveyards - Ghosts & Legends of the Early Settlers - Abraham Lincoln in Decatur - The Civil War Years - Lost Mines & The Mysterious "Decatur Tunnels" - Phantoms of the Rails: Decatur's Railroad Ghosts - Shellabarger Grain Tower - St. Nicholas Hotel - Danzeisen Meat Packing Plant - Pythian Children's Home - Old Moran Funeral Home
SCHOOL SPIRITS: GHOSTS & HAUNTINGS OF DECATUR SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES
Ghosts of the Gastman School - Ghosts of Millikin: One of the Most Haunted Universities in America, including tales of the "Rail Girl" of the Albert Taylor Theater, Aston Hall, the Gorin Library, the Old Millikin Gym, the Tri-Delta House, the James Millikin Mansion and more!
DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES: CRIME & CORRUPTION IN DECATUR & THE GHOSTS LEFT BEHIND
Lynched: The Hanging of Samuel Bush - Decatur's "Black Bart" - The Baseball Killer - Decatur's First Murderess - Prohibition in Decatur - Murder, Mayhem & The Red Light District - The Spirits of the Speakeasy - Legends of Hell Hollow: The History of Decatur's Most Infamous Place
HAUNTED HOUSES: A COLLECTION OF DECATUR'S GHOSTLY DWELLINGS
The Powers Mansion - The Unfinished Business of the Harrold House - The Haunting of the Culver House - The Robert Allerton Mansion's "Woman in White" - The Race Mansion - Voorhies Castle: The Original Most Haunted House on the Prairie
FLICKERING IMAGES: THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF DECATUR THEATERS
Decatur's Theater History, from lost theaters to the many ghosts of theater's past - Also includes the Haunted History of the Lincoln Theater and the Avon Theater, the city's remaining vaudeville and movie palaces!
WHERE THE DEAD WALK: GHOSTLY GREETINGS FROM DECATUR GRAVEYARDS
A detailed look at the strange history of Decatur's burial grounds, from the Indian graves to the lost settler's graveyards - the Common Burial Grounds - Peck Cemetery - The History & Mystery of Greenwood Cemetery, one of the most haunted graveyards in America
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT: MYSTERY CREATURE OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS
Mysterious Lions & Big Cats - Decatur's Infamous Black Panthers - Phantom Kangaroos - Alligators in the Lakes & Sewers - Bigfoot in Central Illinois - Thunderbirds Over Central Illinois
Haunted Decatur Book Package Offers
Get Haunted Decatur: 13th Anniversary Edition & Where the Dead Walk: History & Hauntings of Greenwood Cemetery (includes self-guided walking tours of the cemetery)!
2 Books for $29.95
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