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Join us for the History & Hauntings Ghost Tours and Discover what thousands of other people have discovered every year since 1994 -- that we have the most authentic, most eerie, best researched and most entertaining tours in the Midwest! No matter which of our cities that you come to, you'll find that these are not ordinary "ghost tours" but history tours that capture the real-life hauntings that have been created by the events of the past!

Our tours are staffed by authors and historians and real-life ghost hunters with a genuine interest in the supernatural. Join us in any of our haunted cities for tours, conferences and special events and we are confident that you'll find while we are often imitated, we are never equaled!

Weird Chicago Tours 
Chicago, Illinois!

Ultimate Look at Chicago's Ghosts, Gangsters & Ghouls with the city's best tour!
Available All Year Around!

Alton Hauntings Tours  
Alton, Illinois!
Discover why Alton is "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America" with the city's most authentic tour!
Available Spring, Summer and Fall!

Haunted Decatur Tours 
Decatur, Illinois!
Join us in the "Haunted Heart of Illinois" for one of the longest-running ghost tours in the state!
Available Spring, Summer & Fall!

Haunted Jacksonville Tours
Jacksonville, Illinois
Join us as we search for the spirits that specters that linger in Jacksonville's historic downtown!
Available Spring, Summer and Fall!

American Hauntings Tours: Discover the most haunted places in Illinois and American with our ghost hunts, overnights and weekend
events -- private excursions in search of authentic hauntings!

HAUNTED CHICAGO
The most haunted places, weird legends and dark history of the Windy City, including the story of Resurrection Mary, Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Flapper Ghosts, The Murder Castle of H.H. Holmes, Al Capone, John Wayne Gacy, Leopold & Loeb, the Great Chicago Fire, the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Eastland Disaster, the Grimes Sisters, and much more! Based on the books Haunted Chicago & Bloody Chicago by Troy Taylor!

HAUNTED SITES & STRANGE TALES OF ALTON
Ghosts, Legends & Haunted Places along the Mississippi River, including the Alton Confederate Prison, the Piasa Bird, the infamous McPike Mansion, the hauntings of Elijah Lovejoy, the Cracker Factory, the Mineral Springs Hotel and others! Based on the book Haunted Alton by Troy Taylor!

HAUNTED DECATUR SITES
Strange legends and ghostly locations in the haunted heart of Illinois, including Greenwood Cemetery, Millikin University, the Lincoln Theater, the Avon Theater, the Harrold House, the Culver Mansion, the haunted former speakeasy in downtown Decatur and many more! Based on the best selling series of "Haunted Decatur" Books by author Troy Taylor!

THE ORIGINAL SPRINGS HOTEL
Okawville's Mysterious Mineral Springs Have Left Behind a Legacy of History & Haunts!

THE OLD SLAVE HOUSE
The most haunted house in southern Illinois and listed as one of the 10 Most Haunted Houses in America! Find out Why!

THE LEGEND OF ANNA BIXBY
A mysterious healer and the cave that now hides her gold - and her ghost!

CAHOKIA MOUNDS
This ancient civilization mysteriously vanished hundreds of years ago... find out why many consider this a "place of power" today.

HARTFORD CASTLE
Lost Legends of this Abandoned Place

THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE AND DEVIL'S BAKE OVEN
One of the most mysterious haunted places along the Mississippi River

THE CURSE OF KASKASKIA
Learn the fate of Illinois's first state capital and how an Indian curse caused the dead to rise from their graves!

THE OLD STATE CAPITOL
The early capital in Vandalia is rumored to be plagued with its own hauntings!

THE PHANTOM FUNERAL OF FORT DE CHARTRES
This ghostly funeral brings hundreds of visitors to the remains of the fort on a certain occasion... find out when it is!

 THE MCPIKE MANSION 
Many claim this dilapidated mansion is the most haunted house in Alton... a town that is already known as one of the most haunted small towns in America!

THE MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL 
Originally opened as a health spa, this place still retains the look of an old hotel and you can almost expect to see guests come strolling down the corridors... and according to some, they still do. 

GHOST OF THE MONTICELLO SEMINARY
Now known as LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE, ghost hunters still seek out the ghost of the school's former headmistress, Harriet Haskell

THE THREE MILE HOUSE
 Although it burned down in a terrible fire in 1985, the stories of the Three Mile House still linger to thrill new generations of ghost enthusiasts. 

ILLINOIS COLLEGE
Some believe this may be the most haunted university in the Midwest!
PEMBERTON HALL  
The Ghost of Mary Hawkins on the Eastern Illinois University campus
URBANA HIGH SCHOOL
Is this Urbana high school really haunted?
MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY
Another of the Most Haunted Colleges in the Midwest!
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS GHOSTS
School Spirits from Champaign-Urbana
CHESTERVILLE WITCH'S GRAVE
The curious legend of this small town
THE LOOMIS HOUSE
A Haunted Former Hotel in Carlinville
GREENWOOD CEMETERY
One of the Most Haunted Graveyards in Illinois with hundreds of documented tales of strange phenomena, ghosts, and unexplained phenomena! 
PECK CEMETERY
This vandalized cemetery is considered to be one of the strangest and most frightening places in Central Illinois, with tales of occult activity and strange happenings.
THE HAUNTED SITES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN  
Spooky spots in Springfield connected to our most haunted president
THE LINCOLN HOME
Is it really haunted? And if so, is the ghost that walks here one of the Lincoln's?

THE LINCOLN THEATER
This spooky theater is haunted by the ghost of a former stage-hand who still roams the theater.... more than 70 years after he died!

HAUNTED NEW SALEM
History & Hauntings of this Lost Illinois Town

"ACCORDING TO LEGEND..."
The Strange Case of Nathaniel Van Noy

MURDER OF REBECCA HOULDEN
A Tale of Illinois Homicide & The Ghosts It Left Behind

THE AVON THEATER
Perhaps Decatur's Most Haunted remaining theater with many reports of strange activity, apparitions and weird goings-on!

STEALING ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The myths and mysteries hauntings Abraham Lincoln's Tomb

OLD UNION CEMETERY
A secluded Central Illinois cemetery with reports of ghost lights

THE SPRINGFIELD THEATRE CENTER  
Home of "Joe", the city of Springfield's most notorious ghost

WILLIAMSBURG HILL
Cold Spring Cemetery and the strange happenings on this hill

VOORHIES CASTLE
One of the most famous haunted spots in Central Illinois

THE LAKE CLUB
Although the site burned down years ago, this remains one of Springfield's most famous hauntings

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S DANA HOUSE
The historic home of Susan Lawrence Dana, one of Springfield's most noted Spiritualists

VILLA KATHRINE
The Legendary Quincy Landmark and its Four-Legged Ghost!

CAVE IN ROCK
The Bloody History & Haunts of Southern Illinois' Most Famous River Site!

SPOON RIVER PHANTOM
A Mystery Riverboat Haunts an Illinois River!

HAUNTSTOWN TREASURE
Did the Ghost of an Old Miser Haunt his Former Home in Calhoun County?

GHOSTS OF GRAFTON
Meet the former residents of this river town face to face!

GHOSTS OF QUINCY
Ghosts and legends along the Mississippi River

VISHNU SPRINGS
This former town and ghostly hotel are Haunted by Spirits from the Past!

BARTONVILLE STATE HOSPITAL
The classic tale of the ghost of "A. Bookbinder" and the hauntings that have followed at the old state mental hospital

GHOSTS OF GALESBURG
The Old Knox County Jail, Orval's House, mysterious fires and more!

THE "WATSEKA WONDER"
The strange case of Lurancy Vennum and Mary Roff

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Haunted Williams Hall and the ghost of Angie Milner

RUEBEL HOTEL
Does a Small Spirit haunts this historic and restored hotel?

VIRGIN MARY SIGHTINGS IN ILLINOIS
Does the Holy Mother really visit Illinois? 

THE STICKNEY MANSION
Ghosts and legends behind the "house with no square corners"

THE MACOMB POLTERGEIST
The story behind the events on the Willey's Farm in 1948

WHITE CEMETERY
Strange tales along Cuba Road

THE WOODSTOCK OPERA HOUSE
The legend of Elvira

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