An Excerpt from Final Doom: The Frederick Hollman Story


Final Doom by Kevin Collier is the untold story of one of America’s first serial killers. It begins in Grand Haven, Michigan, but ends with a series of macabre murders in east-central Illinois. Below is an excerpt from the chapter on Hollman’s execution outside of the Ford County Courthouse. As Hollman was about to utter […]

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This cave was the stronghold of pirates…


“Many stories have grown up about the river – stories of wrecks, of floods, of strong men, and of lawlessness. The most numerous and best known of these stories concern the river-pirates at Cave-in-Rock, on the Ohio River, in Hardin County. At that town a cave extends some distance into the bluff along the river. […]

Photos from the Rose Hotel Book Signing


This past Saturday, a crowd lined up outside the historic Rose Hotel in Elizabethtown to get their hands on the brand new book,  History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce and Lisa Cline. The authors (as well as myself and Jack and Angela Howser of the Disclosure) were there to sell and sign […]

Book Review: Ghosts


By Michael Kleen R.C. Finucane, Ghosts: Appearances of the Dead & Cultural Transformation. Non-Fiction. ISBN-10: 1-57392-068-1. (Amherst: Prometheus Books, 1996). How have apparitions of the dead appeared in Western culture over the centuries? How has that appearance changed? Why has that appearance changed? These were the questions Ronald C. Finucane tackled in his book […]

Book Review: In Search of Ancient Mysteries


By Michael Kleen Alan and Sally Landsburg, In Search of Ancient Mysteries. Non-Fiction. (New York: Bantam Books, 1974). Have you ever seen or read anything you couldn’t explain and let your imagination fill in the blanks? That appears to have been the genesis of Alan and Sally Landsburg’s book In Search of Ancient Mysteries. […]


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