First published in January 2007, the Legends and Lore of Illinois has been defying convention to bring you Illinois ghost lore in an exciting, informative, and occasionally controversial format that has left readers begging for more. This unique look at Illinois ghost lore is presented in a fun, entertaining way that sheds light on the dark recesses of our imagination. In Volume 1 (2007) Get ready to explore twelve infamous locations such as: Bachelor's Grove, Greenwood Cemetery, Devil's Gate, Chesterville Cemetery, Dug Hill Road, Resurrection Cemetery, "Cemetery X," Shoe Factory Road, Cuba Road, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and St. James-Sag. Plus, read bonus "personal experiences" and put your knowledge of these locations to the test with challenging trivia questions.
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ONE hot summer’s day Ivan Jmukin was returning from town to his farm in southern Russia. Jmukin was a retired old Cossack officer, who had served in the Caucasus, and had once been lusty and strong, but he was an old man now, shrivelled and bent, with bushy eyebrows and a long, greenish-grey moustache. He had been fasting in town, and had made his…