Weird Illinois

Fabled places, roadside oddities, bizarre beasts and people if it s weird and it s in Illinois, it s in Weird Illinois Troy Taylor, long a chronicler of the strangest hauntings the Prairie State has to offer, has taken a long, eerie look at the goings on around here and has come up with strange stuff than any one state should legally be able to have.With notepad andFabled places, roadside oddities, bizarre beasts and people if it s weird and it s in Illinois, it s in Weird Illinois Troy Taylor, long a chronicler of the strangest hauntings the Prairie State has to offer, has taken a long, eerie look at the goings on around here and has come up with strange stuff than any one state should legally be able to have.With notepad and camera in hand, Troy has traveled the back roads, main roads, and all roads in between in search of the odd and the offbeat He s tracked down impossible to believe tales, only to discover an odd grain of truth that gives the story just enough credibility to make one feel a little uncomfortable Whether it s a man eating Piasa Bird, an abandoned insane asylum, mystery airships, or the haunted tomb of a certain famous Abe, Troy has researched and chronicled the story and presents it here for you, fellow admirers of the weird.Turn the pages and visit the hell of Hell Hollow and learn the legend of the Devil s Bake Oven Find out about the Macomb Fire Starter, the Mad Gasser of Mattoon, and the Curse of Kaskaskia Go off the beaten path and look for kangaroos and albino squirrels on the loose Walk down Ghost Hollow Road, see the World s Largest Catsup Bottle, touch Lincoln s lucky nose, gawk at the miniature houses on the prairie, and gaze in puzzlement at the double deck outhouse and the Leaning Tower of Niles Read all about the Devil Baby of Hull House, visit the grave of the Chesterville Witch, and meet, if you dare, the demon butcher of Palos Park.A brand new entry in the best selling Weird U.S series, Weird Illinois is packed with all the info about our state that your history teacher never taught you So join Troy on his great adventure It s a journey you ll never forget.
Weird Illinois Fabled places roadside oddities bizarre beasts and people if it s weird and it s in Illinois it s in Weird Illinois Troy Taylor long a chronicler of the strangest hauntings the Prairie State has t

  • Title: Weird Illinois
  • Author: Troy Taylor Mark Sceurman Mark Moran
  • ISBN: 9780760759431
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I did not like this as much as Weird Pennsylvania, which is weird, because I have more ties to IL than PA. This may be because Weird Illinois spends a lot of time in the southern part of the state, which is not my stomping grounds, while Weird Pennsylvania spends a lot of time in the eastern part of the state, which is my stomping grounds. It may also be because Weird PA seems to have more weirdness that I like (ghosts! bizarre museums! odd art installations!) while Weird IL has more weirdness t [...]

    2. Illinois is right next door to my home state of Indiana, though I haven't really spent a great deal of time there. I thought this book would tell me more about the state that I really don't care too much for, and I was right. Although Chicago could easily get its own book because it is the kingdom of weirdness and crime, this book showed that there is much more to Illinois than that city in the northeast corner of the state.

    3. In a book like this, some of the weird stuff is going to be more interesting than others. I was intrigued by the chapters on forgotten structures and cemeteries, less so by the Bigfoot tales and yet another telling of the Resurrection Mary story. I had already read a lot of these stories in other forms, but there was enough odd stuff to keep me interested.

    4. The quality of this book suffered a downward spiral. At first the tales were all original and thought-provoking, then more about novelty/tourist attractions, then generic urban legends that all sounded the same. Had they filtered the less original tales in this book, it would have done more justice to the other oddities of my hometown.

    5. Similar in content to the Wisconsin version.Features some of same reports of bizarre beasts like thunderbirds and bigfoot.I am interested in The Albino Squirrels of Olney. We have had many gray squirrels in the time we have lived in Hales Corners but I have never seen an albino. There are 200 albinos in Olney.An entertaining book.

    6. I think this book is really interesting, but it becomes apparent that many of the backwater sites have simply invented hauntings because there is nothing else to do in southern / central Illinois. I would like to have seen more Chicago sites, but I guess that's what "Weird Chicago" is for, right?

    7. I love this book lots because I now know where to go to see weird stuff in Illinois. It's possible that it's only so intriguing to me because I live here, but all in all I think most people would enjoy this book.

    8. I love the concept of this collection, but feel there were a lot of things the authors left out that I would have liked to have seen covered in this book. They have a book for every state and I realize they are not from this area. I would love to see a Weird Illinois II with more material.

    9. I thought this was going to be more about quirky things around the state, but it's more ghosts and hauntings and stuff. Most of it was about places I'd never been to, so

    10. I enjoyed the descriptions of strange monsters quite a bit (Enfield Horror, yipe!); the ghost sightings, not so much; and the abandoned buildings, not at all.

    11. They need a map highlighting where everything is which you could reconcile with your own road trip map. They're very preoccupied with death - lots of death/funeral/ghost stuff.

    12. it was interesting and we had a speaker at the library that wrote about haunts all over the US and other places.OOoOO it is October

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