Ghosts of Springfield and Southern Illinois

Rachel Brooks Posadas

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Southern Illinois' ghost stories stretch from Springfield, where Abraham Lincoln's ghost relaxes in a rocking chair in his old home, to the city of Alton, where the ghost of murdered abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy roams near his monument in Alton Cemetery. While you're in Alton, you'll meet the ghost of Reverend Phillip Mercer who locks and unlocks doors at the First Unitarian Church. In downtown Decatur, you just might run into Red, the Lincoln Theater's most infamous ghost. And if you're still feeling brave, you can wander to the Cracker Factory where you can hear the whistling ghost of Sam Thames. He has a knack for moving things around at night. Get ready to come face to face with these and other Illinois ghosts.

Size: 6" x 9" | 27 b/w photos | Index | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764333040

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Rachel Brooks Posadas is a freelance writer and teacher with degrees in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and English. In addition to her current title, she is also the author of Chicago Ghosts. She currently resides near Chicago.