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Myths and Mysteries of Illinois: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

Myths and Mysteries of Illinois: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

by Richard Moreno

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This engaging, myth-busting series seeks new explanations for the ghost stories, outlaw tales, haunted places, and unsolved mysteries that shaped a state's identity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762778270
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/14/2013
Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,125,050
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Richard Moreno is the author of GPP's Illinois Curiosities and It Happened in Illinois. In 2007 he was honored with the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 The Gasman Cometh 1

Chapter 2 Big Bird on the Loose 14

Chapter 3 Macomb's Firebug 27

Chapter 4 Tragedy in the Suburbs 41

Chapter 5 Burning Mysteries 54

Chapter 6 Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary 65

Chapter 7 The Horror 77

Chapter 8 Accidental Shooting or Assassination? 86

Chapter 9 Possession in Watseka 99

Chapter 10 Invasion of the Phantom Gasbags 111

Chapter 11 Did Anyone Really Starve on Starved Rock? 125

Chapter 12 The New Monster of the Midway 137

Chapter 13 Virgil Ball's Obsession 146

Chapter 14 The Diabolical Dr. Holmes 158

Bibliography 175

Index 194

About the Author 200

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