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Unexplained Cases | America's Most Haunted Small Town

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 3/29/19 - Alton, Illinois
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



Alton, Illinois is what you would call a true river town. Its waters are the Mississippi, the Illinois and the Missouri. Alton was born in 1818 after Rufus Easton established it as a river town and gave it his son’s name. Alton is known for Limestone bluffs and historic homes. At one time confederate prisoners of war were kept behind bars in the Alton Military Prison during the Civil War.

Alton, is certainly a quaint, old, historic Midwest community. Some say it's the most haunted small town in all of America.

The Unexplained Cases team wanted to find out for ourselves if Alton is a hotspot for paranormal activity. One place we’ve always wanted to investigate, the McPike Mansion. Its owner is Sharyn Luedke.

“I’m basically a big chicken, I do not watch scary movies, I don’t do any of that. But you now own one of the most haunted places in America? I do,” said Luedke.

So, who haunts the home…

Field Reports from Vicksburg National Military Park - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Written by: Rick Garner
Case Filed: 11/11/00 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



5pm - We all meet at the Texas Monument on Monday evening to examine what Janis has confirmed to be a very active area. This monument marks an area where Union troops stormed up a steep embankment, only to be shot by Confederate soldiers waiting at the top. Janis placed a small cassette recorder on the monument and the tape contains what seems to be voices and light bumps to the microphone. This was before we arrived on scene and when Janis was not near to the monument.

6pm - Rob notices "smoke" coming from the cannon of the bronze structure in his camera's viewfinder as he's rolling footage. He thinks he's imaging things or that someone has placed a cigarette in the cannon. There isn't one. I see the same stream of heat, which seems to come from an object that is cool to the touch. This cannon has been a focal point for activity in some of Janis' previous pictures.


6:30pm - Orbs began to appear in single numbers as dusk and night fell. A bicycle strobe light was placed on the monument and orbs began to be drawn to the monument. Rob used his camera's speed light to flash on and off the statue and left it on a few times.

Conclusions: By 7pm, we had numerous orb shots, some with many...others with singles. Although the area was mysterious while dark, I never was frightened - just cautious. Battlefields are known for activity and we all walked away with proof.


These images were taken Monday evening, October 16, between 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the Texas Monument in the park.

The first image is of the night's first orb. The light source was not in the trees and nothing present was reflective.

The next image was taken in total darkness and shows a large orb. The picture was taken due to a cold chill in the air.

The final three are were taken in order by Janis Raley as orbs began to populate the area. A bicycle strobe light was placed in the cannon and extra flashes of light were used. More orbs seems to appear in between our light flashes.


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