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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…

Night Visions

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 7/26/01 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



Some people say the river city of Vicksburg is a hotbed of paranormal activity. One of the most famous sites, Vicksburg's National Military Park, is where Ghost Hunter Janis Raley first became interested in the supernatural."I haven't been out here with equipment at night, and since we're so close to everything that was happening up to a fever pitch, right now, it's perfect."


Local Haunt

Written by: Rick Garner
Case Filed: 7/13/01 - Jackson, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



Paul Hamblin has tried to explain away some of things that go on in his home. He had ignored the occasional bumps and bangs of his fairly modern one-story home until he began to investigate further.

"First, I took some pictures with a digital camera, since I knew NEWSCHANNEL 12 had done this at several locations before. Most of the images didn't have anything...but quite a few had this white wisp of a thing. It wasn't there! It wasn't anything on the lens or on the ceiling. It also moved and wasn't in the same place on different pictures. I had also setup a small tape recorder on my dresser drawer before going to bed one evening. I knew the tape would run for an hour and I went to bed around the time things seemed to happen - about 2 a.m."