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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…

Watch Unexplained: Haunts III

On the evening of Halloween 2003, the unintended trilogy of "Unexplained: Haunts" ended with the half-hour television special: "Unexplained: Haunts III." It was Jeff Rent's second time hosting and it was our biggest production. Our first "Haunts" highlighted paranormal activity in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. "Haunts II" focused on several stories in Selma, Alabama. With "Haunts III," we traveled to the middle of nowhere - Cheneyville, Louisiana - to a 640-acre plantation and spent the night. Creepy doesn't begin to describe it.


The murderous and tragic history of Loyd Hall Plantation was the subject of this special 30-minute television program. It aired on Halloween night 2003 on WJTV Newschannel 12, the CBS affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, and WHJT in Hattiesburg. 

Our special guest was Kriss Stephens, a paranormal investigator who has worked with the Discovery Channel and other television networks on similar projects. Enjoy the video below:


  



Also, for additional insights into the night check out my Field Reports from Loyd Hall.

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