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Belleville, Illinois

   In June 1988, Audrey Cardenas’ decomposed body was found in an overgrown creek on the Belleville East High School Campus.  Audrey a 24-year-old native Texan, was working as a newspaper intern at the Belleville News-Democrat. Her disappearance was reported to police after she missed two days of work.   A massive manhunt was organized to find Audrey.  After several days of searching her body was found by a jogger in a creek bed located on the Belleville East High School Campus.   It is believed the cause of Audrey’s death was a massive throat laceration. 

Lebanon, Illinois

According to urban legend, Rhoda was the mother of a teenage witch that was caught practicing witchcraft.  Being a devout Christian she saw this as an abomination.  Fearing that her daughter had made a pact with the Devil, Rhoda decided to cleanse her daughter of her sins.

Across I-55 from Six Flags, Near Eurkea, Missouri

Located along Old Route 66, the City of Allenton was once a booming railroad community. As the economy shifted, Allenton became primarily a community of low-income houses.  In 1973 St. Louis County declared Allenton blighted and in 1985, the neighboring City of Eureka annexed the struggling community.  In 2006, the City of Eureka used imminent domain to force the Allenton residents from their homes.  s item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Ralston Purina Parking Lot, St. Louis, Missouri

   The Gratiot Union Military Prison was once located at the intersection of Eight and Gratiot.  Before the Civil War the building was used as a medical school and was somewhat was notorious for purchasing freshly dug up corpses from body snatchers.  After the war the building was left to ruin and rumored to be haunted.

Cahokia, Illinois

Nicholas Jarrot completed his mansion in 1807.  Most of the construction was performed by slave labor and the primary building material brick was made on site.  During recent restoration efforts, several walls were opened, and evidence of voodoo rituals were found hidden inside.  It is believed that the Jarrot slaves performed these rituals and hid these cursed items throughout the mansion in an attempt to curse the family. 

St. Louis, Missouri

    Several people have also claimed to have witnessed ghostly apparitions in Lafayette Park.  Lafayette Park was once a Union Army Garrison during the Civil War and a place where the homeless would gather to sleep during the Great Depression. 

    The Martin Boismenus House in North Dupo, Illinois was built in 1790 and is one of the oldest structures in Southern Illinois. The simple two-room French log cabin has been shuttered for decades.   Currently owned by the State of Illinois, the structure is starting to fall into disrepair due to the lack of upkeep caused by the state's ongoing budget crisis. 

Belleville, Illinois

   Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Belleville, Illinois is South-side Park.  About twenty years ago, some teenagers stole a car and went joyriding.  After they were finished with their antics they decided to ditch the car in the narrow end of the lake in South-side Park.  After driving the car into the lake, they vanished.   Till this day, no one knows who actually stole the car.

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