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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 Selma, Alabama

Written by: Rick Garner
Case Filed: 11/06/02 - Selma, Alabama
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



When I first learned that there was a city Chamber of Commerce sponsoring a "Ghost Tour" in the town of Selma, I was immediately intrigued. Through all my research for this series, this was truly a unique discovery. Yet, I've also concluded that there are so many odd and fascinating stories out there...I'll never locate more than a third of them!
After other locations had fallen through, Selma became the site for the sequel to Unexplained: Haunts from 2001. That program featured a year's worth of paranormal investigations from several locations in three states. So, you can imagine my concern of what we would, or more importantly would not, find in the one single location of Selma.