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Illinois's Haunted Museums - Haunts with Shocking History

As with ##Region##'s Haunted Theaters, many of ##Region##'s local Museums are believed to be haunted as well. Home to a variety of historical items and artifacts, museums are a well known hot-spot for paranormal activity. It's widely believed that some spirits latch on, or tether themselves to items that were of great importance to them before passing, and as home to numerous historical artifacts, it's no wonder that some spirits make their home at museums! Some museums are even located on historical grounds - battlefields, historical homes, old prisons, and other historically significant locales where soldiers, politicians, writers, and many others lived, and passed on. Find out more about ##Region##'s real Haunted History - visit a local Haunted Museum today!
 
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  •   Dana-Thomas House Springfield, IL
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    This historic home now operates as a museum where witnesses who have visited or worked have reported some eerie occurrences. These include humming voices, curtains that move on their own, chairs that are thrown down the stairs, and a woman's apparition wearing black. Many believe the woman is the home's original owner, Susan Lawrence Dana, who is said to have held seances here in the... 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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  •   Conover Square Oregon, IL
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    This location now operates as a shopping mall but was once a piano factory. It dates back to the 1890's and is believed to have quite a few hauntings. A ghostly young girl is known to giggle in the museum and halls, loud crashes come from the unoccupied third floor and one visitor has even claimed to feel an unwelcome touch in the basement. In the south hallway is where many guests... 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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  •   Tinker Swiss Cottage Rockford, IL
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    Paranormalists and witnesses have reported hearing hummping and children's voices. The location is believed to once have been a home for terminally ill children. Also said to linger the grounds are the spirits of the Tinker family. TV's Ghost Hunters even featured the location on an episode. Read More

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