Meeting No. 85 – Alton, Illinois – Meeting Minutes

Discussion: Rissa talks about Alton, Illinois, the most haunted small town in America.

Discussion starts: (00:04:53)

Hotel Rissa’s great great great great grandfather built in Alton

Mansion House, 506 State St.

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A more modern picture of the Mansion House

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What the Mansion House looks like today

Photo from Google Street View

John Wesley Harned and his wife Mary Matilda

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Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument at the Alton Cemetary

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List of names on Lovejoy Monument with William Harned among them

Lovejoy gravesite

Mineral Springs Hotel 1938

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First Unitarian Church

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Robert Wadlow

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Piasa Bird

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The McPike Mansion

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Orb outside of McPike Mansion


Alton, Illinois

Elijah Parish Lovejoy

John Wesley Harned

Haunted Locations – Haunted Sites – Alton City Cemetery

The Ghosthunter Girls – Alton City Cemetery


The Most Haunted Town in America

The Ghosts of Alton, Part 1: Mineral Springs Mall

About Us | First Unitarian Church • Alton, Illinois

First Unitarian Church Investigation

First Unitarian Church of Alton

Robert Wadlow

Piasa bird | mythical creature

McPike Mansion – Business Insider

The History of Illinois’ Haunted McPike Mansion

McPike Mansion Home Page

Alton: A haunted overview

McPike Mansion

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