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Illinois’ Decade of Lost Legends

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Since 2007, Illinois has lost at least seven destinations popular with legend trippers. Later this year, Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building will join this unfortunate list. Each of these locations was a historic building in Illinois, and each was home to popular legends and ghost stories. We very much regret the loss of these irreplaceable landmarks, […]

Time is Short for Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Long rumored to be haunted, Peoria State Hospital’s majestic Bowen Building in Bartonville, Illinois may soon join the list of legendary locations lost to the wrecking ball. According to WMBD News, Bartonville’s board of trustees approved a $400,000 loan earlier this month that will cover the cost to demolish the Bowen Building. The village hopes […]

Interview with Janette Marie, Creator of For the Incurable Insane

Janette Marie started college as a Marine Biology major but quickly learned that she wanted to study film and earned her BA in Cinema and Photography in 2007. Long before she decided to pursue the arts, she was interested in photography. Even in high school, she brought her film cameras and video camera nearly everywhere. […]

Sylvia Shults Takes Us Inside Fractured Spirits

Sylvia Shults’ new book, Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital was released this spring by Dark Continents Publishing. The asylum in Bartonville has long been an acknowledged hotspot of paranormal activity, due to what Shults calls “a perfect storm” of circumstances that can lead to supernatural occurrences. Fractured Spirits is a fascinating look […]