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By Troy Taylor,Lisa Taylor Horton

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Haunted Jacksonville
History & Hauntings of the "Athens of the West"
by Troy Taylor and Lisa Taylor Horton

More than a hundred and fifty years in the past, Jacksonville used to be dubbed the “Athens of the West” by way of the settlers who carved it from the prairie land of the Illinois. It used to be a spot of upper studying, tradition, historical past – and hauntings. Over the many years, the town has been domestic to 3 Illinois governors, presidential nominees, and holds a different position in background because the domestic of the “Big Eli,” the world’s first moveable Ferris Wheel. It additionally holds a wierd position in America’s supernatural historical past. In 1847, Jacksonville grew to become domestic to the Illinois nation Asylum and clinic for the Insane. It used to be right here in 1865 younger lady named Mary Roff died below mysterious conditions. greater than 12 years later, Mary’s spirit allegedly possessed the physique of a tender woman named Lurancy Vennum and have become referred to as the “Watseka Wonder,” a phenomenon that continues to be the most documented supernatural occasions of all time.

Join writer Troy Taylor and Jacksonville local Lisa Taylor Horton as they discover the background and hauntings of the “Athens of the West,” probably the most mysterious cities in Illinois. inside those pages, they’ll demonstrate the background of the hauntings that also linger in Jacksonville and may usually divulge the real tales in the back of the stories which were a part of neighborhood lore for generations. This chilling quantity contains vintage money owed of Jacksonville’s recognized and little-known haunted areas like Illinois university, MacMurray collage, The Emporium, Hockenhull development, Dunlap inn, the genuine tale of the Jacksonville Theatre Guild and lots more and plenty extra! It units the list immediately on lots of Jacksonville’s most famed haunts – proving that fact relatively is far stranger than fiction!

Inspired through the preferred Haunted Jacksonville excursions, this ebook tells the tale of the way town turned so haunted and earned its attractiveness as one of many spookiest areas in Illinois. It’s a narrative you won’t quickly forget!

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