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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…

Ghosts of the Mississippi

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 06/29/01 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



The Mississippi River holds many mysteries, like disappearing ships and ghostly figures that wander steamboat decks. "From time to time we have crew members report...they heard something strange in the night, or they saw a figure out on the deck early in the evening, that just sort of vanished..."

Steamboats like the Delta Queen proudly cruise the Mississippi River. Captain Mike Williams has seen and heard some unexplained things while piloting the ship."Thought I heard strange voices and doors slamming...when no one else was onboard and things like that."