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Illinois Real Haunted Houses - Houses That are Truly Haunted

Looking for some REAL scares? You're in luck -Illinois has a rich haunted history, and there's lots of houses across the state that are truly haunted by spirits who haven't quite left the living world yet. Whether you're looking for some real scares this Halloween Season, or you're simply fascinated by Illinois's haunted history, you'll want to check out Illinois Haunted Houses's database of real haunted houses across Illinois that are filled with thrills, chills, and scares year round!
 
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    This structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house has a bizarre design according to many because it was done based on George Stickney's belief in spiritualism. It is located off a beaten path that is very much secluded along a deserted highway. The house was built in the 1800's for accomplished mediums George and Sylvia Stickney. The two-story house had... Read More

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  •   Jane Addams Hull House Chicago, IL
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    This home dates back to the late 1800's and was originally a settlement house beginning in the late 19th Century. The house operated as a place that attempted to influence and improve the lives of the poorer neighbors in the community. The story that is most often repeated about the Hull House (and the inspiration for Rosemary's Baby) is that of the Devil Baby, a horned scaled infant... Read More

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  •   206 N. Broadway Joliet, IL
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    This Victorian home was built in 1882 as a private residence, before it became a school and boardinghouse for women until the 1970's. It then became a private home again and is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a 19 year old who was shot and killed during a party at the residence. Seth Magosky, a history buff and John Wilkes Booth impersonator purchased the home, intending to turn... Read More

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    Constructed in the 1830s, this was the main residence of John Crenshaw and his family. Crenshaw is recognized as an individual who kidnapped free blacks and sold them in the Slave States. The property is part of the Reverse Underground Railroad. The home is reportedly haunted by a slave named Big Jim. There are also reports of other paranormal activity occuring here. At one point the... Read More

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  •   McPike Mansion Alton, IL
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    This mansion dates back to 1869 and is known for quite a few paranormal occurrences. Apparitions have been seen in the halls and children's laughter has been heard. The location has been featured on an episode of "Scariest Places on Earth." Read More

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    This historic landmark building was built in 1892. It was the home of the Chicago Historical Society following the incident of their original location being burnt down in the Great Chicago Fire. When the Society found a new home in Lincoln Park in 1931, the building housed a magazine publisher and subsequently became the home to several nightclubs. Many believe the property is... Read More

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  •   Allerton Mansion Monticello, IL
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    This 1900's Georgian Revival mansion and the Robert Allerton Park are both open to the public and are said to be the home of some ghosts. A Lady in White has been spotted and is believed to be a guest at the mansion from long ago. It has been said that she is photographed in some old photos of the mansion guests. Her spirit has been seen in the guest room where she stayed, where she... Read More

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    The Roff House is one of the two homes in which The Watseka Wonder occurred. The Watseka Wonder was a spirtual possession that was said to have happened in the late 19th Century to a 14 year old girl named Lurancy Vennum, who suffered from epilepsy. She was supposedly possessed for 15 weeks by the daughter of Asa Roff and during this time, she recognized all of the Roff residents and... Read More

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  •   Ashmore Estates Ashmore, IL
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    Built in 1916, this historic building was used as an almhouse until 1959. The private psychiatric care facility has been featured in books and TV shows as a haunted place. It is believed at Elva Skinner, one of the patients who died of a fire here haunts the property. Others account of hearing ghostly voices and seeing ghostly shadows during their stay. The historic building stood... Read More

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    The story of this haunt is that a man killed his wife, kids, and two policeman with an ax in the 1970's before hanging their bodies from meat hooks in his shed. He ran from the cops when they found out about the killings and the cops shot him in the woods near the small bridge. The house is now gone but many say the bridge and woods are now haunted. Witnesses have reported hearing... Read More

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  • Hartford Castle Hartford, IL
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    This castle was originally a private home called Lakeview, built by French immigrant Benjamin Biszant in 1897. It was then a speakeasy during the Prohibition. Biszant's English wife passed away in the home in the early 1900's and her ghost is said to linger the place. After a period of being a private home again, the castle burned down in March, 1973 and now lies in ruins. Witnesses... Read More

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  •   Three Mile House Edwardsville, IL
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    This site once featured an inn that was believed to be haunted by ghosts of various adults and children, including slaves. It has been said that the old inn was once a stop on the Underground Railroad and that during renovations in the 1970's, a skeleton and underground tunnels were found. Eerie things began to happen, including furniture that moved by itself, flickers and orbs of light,... Read More

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    John Wayne Gacy was a serial killer back in the 1970's who hid the remains of at least 29 different people in and around his home on Summerdale Avenue. In 1979, the home was demolished, but locals were confused at the fact that the lot remained mostly barren for years after. The grass and weeds did not seem to grow at all on the property. Because of this, stories began to emerge that... Read More

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  •   Schweppe Mansion Lake Forest, IL
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    This mansion dates back to 1917 and was a wedding gift from Mr. and Mrs. John G. Shedd to their daughter Laura and her new husband, Charles Schweppe. In 1941, Charles shot himself dead in his bedroom, leaving on a note on the dresser that said, "I've been awake all night. It's terrible." The reasoning behind his suicide is unknown. After Laura passed away, the mansion sat empty for 46... Read More

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  •   Lee-Baker-Hodges House Carrollton, IL
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    This historic mansion was built in the early 1830's and fell into disrepair in the 1970's before being saved by preservationists. A ghostly child has been known to reside in one of the bedrooms, and another child's ghost vanishes right inside the kitchen doorway. Unexplained bright lights, footsteps, eerie sounds, knocks that occur three times, and a phantom voice throughout the home... Read More

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