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Dare to Explore Illinois's Most Haunted Outdoor Locations

There's something truly eerie about the woods at night. Illuminated only by the moon and the stars, and inhabited by wild creatures, ghosts, and spirits, what might be considered a relaxing walk through the woods during the day turns into a heart-pounding adventure once the sun sets. ##Region##'s Woods have been home to countless legends for ages - from folktales warning of evil spirits lurking behind the dark outlines of trees, to tales of innocent camping trips gone awry, the woods of ##Region## are well known to be home to spirits that are not of this world. Find out where ##Region##'s Most Haunted Woods are, and explore the eerie side of nature - if you dare.
 
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  •   Devil's Backbone and Bake Oven Grand Tower, IL
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    The Devil's Backbone is a rocky ridge that is about a half mile long and sits adjacent to the Devil's Bake Oven, a larger rock that is about 100 feet tall near the river's edge. Throughout history, the formations have been used as lookout points, landmarks and hiding places. In the 1700's and early 1800's, river pirates used it as a hideout and the Bake Oven was the site of an iron... Read More

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  • Robinson Woods Chicago, IL
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    A visit to the Robinson Family Monument, particularly toward the left side of it can have you experiencing haunts. Many reportedly have seen, heard, and smelled what would indicate hauntings. Some have seen ghostly shadows, red or white orbs, ectoplasm mist, heard strange sounds, and the scent of violet and lavendar when it was the dead of winter. While it is now a forest preserve,... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Cahokia Mounds Collinsville, IL
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    The Cahokia Mounds landmarks are located in the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and were once part of an ancient Native American city (circa 600-1400). The mounds are rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of the ancient Native Americans who used to reside here. Visitors have claimed to see strange shadows and balls of light. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Julia Markham - Death Curve Cambridge, IL
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    In 1905, Julia Markham killed her 7 children with an ax before setting the house on fire and killing herself. Locals tell the story of a woman wearing a white flowing gown who glides across the field on quiet evenings. The spirit is believed to be Julia. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Abandoned Train Bridge Spring Valley, IL
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    Reports of shadowy figures have been seen on and around this abandoned bridge that goes over the train tracks in DePue, IL. Sounds of train whistles, screams, and a train stopping have also been heard, even when the train that runs the track is nowhere near the village. A person jumping from the side of the bridge right over the tracks has also been spotted but when they look down the... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

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