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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 Baldwin House - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Written by: Jeff Rent
Case Filed: 4/23/2003 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



Have you ever wondered when buying a home do you pick the house or is it possible the house picks you? For transplanted Californians Bruce Baldwin and his wife, Marion, the question doesn't have an easy answer.Their house and restaurant at the intersection of Crawford and Adams Streets is a turn-of-the-century Victorian - practically new by Vicksburg standards. From the moment they stepped inside the dwelling, they knew it was a unique home.

"When we first came out here just to view it, my wife felt something like brush up against her head."


"I thought it was a pigeon or a bird or something," recalls Marion. "It pushed my hair and scared me. There were no birds in the house."