02/5/14

Ghosts of the Saxtown Ax Murders

Stelzriede family monument

Stelzriede Family Monument

On the night of March 19, 1874, someone clubbed the Stelzriede family to death inside their Millstadt, IL home. The victims included Friedrich and Anna Stelzriede, their two-year-old son Karl, their eight-month-old daughter Anna, and Friedrich’s elderly father. In addition to clubbing each member of the family, the murderer also slashed the adults’ throats. An unlucky neighbor discovered the gruesome crime scene the next day.

The Stelzriede’s ransacked home suggests robbery as a motive, though this is merely a guess. Police interrogated several suspects, including two Stelzriede nephews, but were unable to solve the crime. Could that be why ghosts reportedly walk the old Stelzriede property on Saxtown Road?

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09/7/13

Ghost Photo of the Day: Asylum Ghost

haunted asylum picture

Here’s another photo from Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, IL. See the other pic here. Also known as Bartonville State Hospital or Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane, the Peoria asylum operated as a psychiatric hospital from 1902 to 1973 and housed 2,800 patients at its peak. The pic above reportedly shows the facility’s resident ghost: the white lady. Too good to be true?

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09/1/13

Ghost Photo of the Day: Asylum Apparition

insane asylum ghost picture

Taken at Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, IL, this photo appears to show a ghostly figure standing at the end of the hall. Also known as Bartonville State Hospital or Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane, the Peoria asylum operated as a psychiatric hospital from 1902 to 1973 and housed 2,800 patients at its peak. Ghost Hunters investigated the hospital earlier this year and caught an apparition on camera (video below). What do you think of the images?

Similar photo: “Spirit in a Straitjacket?

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07/22/13

Ghost Picture of the Day: Hull House Horror

hull house horror

A tourist snapped this photo at Chicago’s infamous Hull House. Founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, the Hull House was a settlement home for recent European immigrants and is now reportedly haunted by a number of ghosts. Some say the home also  harbored a “devil child,” though the story is just a rumor.

See also: “Paranormal Activity at the Pride House

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