HAUNTED CARLINVILLE

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HAUNTED CARLINVILLE
HISTORY AND HAUNTING THAT SHAPED MACOUPIN COUNTY
BY KAYLAN SCHARDAN
Host of the
Haunted Carlinville Tours

Nestled among the corn fields and rural landscapes of Illinois’ Macoupin County there are forgotten stories, unsolved mysteries, and haunted tales that lurk in the countryside. In the early days of the region, settlers struggled to survive, facing devastating disease and death. Their tragedies would eventually give way to the triumph of thriving communities, including the county seat of Carlinville. The town grew to take its place in Illinois history, playing host to Abraham Lincoln and serving as a stop for America’s “Mother Road,” Route 66. It would also become notorious as the home of the infamous “Million Dollar Courthouse,” which created a scandal that rocked not only the county but made national news. The region gained further infamy during Prohibition when Macoupin County became a hotbed for bootleg liquor, vice, and organized crime. The violence of the days of labor strikes, murders, and terror left many secrets behind in the form of local legends and ghostly tales. Now, it’s time for those secrets to be revealed!

Join Macoupin County native Kaylan Schardan as she reveals the dark and haunted history of Carlinville and Macoupin County. Readers will thrill to the sensational stories of murder, scandal, and the unexplained and discover the true stores of some of the most haunted buildings in Central Illinois. Every town has a story to tell – and the spirits that linger in Carlinville are finally ready to speak! $14.00

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Some of the eerie tales in the book include:
* Hauntings, Hangings & Homicides in Macoupin County
* Haunted Blackburn College
* Ghosts of the Old Jail
* Lester Kahl and the Spirit of Marguerite Slaughter
* History and Hauntings of the Loomis House
* The Kline Murders and Other Ghosts of the Square
* Dinner and Spirits
* The Newspaper Office Ghosts
* Lingering Phantom of the Marvel Theater
* Haunted Houses of “MIllionaire’s Row”

* History and Hauntings of the Anderson Mansion
* Spirits of the Underground Railroad
* Bigfoot in Macoupin County
* Coal Mines and “Tommyknockers”
* Route 66 and Macoupin County during Prohibition
* Al Capone in Macoupin County
* Bootleggers of Benld
* Ghosts of the Coliseum Ballroom
* Macoupin County’s “Million Dollar” Mystery: History and Hauntings of the Old Courthouse
* And many other chilling accounts!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Kaylan Schardan is a Macoupin County native and Webster University graduate, with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Communications. After joining American Hauntings, she wrote and created the Haunted Carlinville Tour and investigates the area’s most historic and haunted sites. Her passion for both history and the unexplained fuels her continuing research into local events, people, and mysteries.