Southern Illinois River to River Trail Said to Be Haunted

Southern Illinois River to River Trail Said to Be Haunted

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September 27th, 2001, 2:42 pm #1

NEW BURNSIDE - Lorene Schell of New Burnside got word Southern Illinois Tourism Board Chairman John O'Dell was seeking information on unusual activity in the area of Max Creek, between Tunnel Hill and Vienna.

O'Dell had heard stories from several people, and decided he needed to investigate.

A hiker on the River-To-River Trail said there was a vortex near the creek. Another said he was hiking and felt as though he was being thrown off balance and almost dragged to the ground. He suggested some sort of natural optical illusion was responsible. Another reported to O'Dell she felt a general push on her body toward the west, toward the creek.
http://www.dailyregister.com/news/HBGGh ... 91901.html

Here are some links:
River to River Trail
http://www.rivertorivertrail.org/

Max Creek between Vienna and Tunnel Hill
http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=16&n=4151335&e=338104

Location of New Burnside
http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tm ... title=&poi=
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October 3rd, 2001, 11:29 pm #2

This sounds kind of like the "Teton Mistery"
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October 4th, 2001, 3:00 am #3

Ah yet another list!

There's a whole bunch of these places.
http://www.dreamwater.com/apolloni/grav ... ts_v1.html

Many even have web sites!


There's even a kit to take along to see if they are accurate.
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/SCIspotest.html

The kit is part of roadsideamerica.com which is one of the coolest sites for listing offbeat attractions in each state:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map.html

This site explains how they work.
http://www.illusionworks.com/html/mystery_spot.html
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October 4th, 2001, 1:42 pm #4

Here's one of the fun items from Roadsideamerica.com pointing out that the Transcontinental Railroad was actually completed at Strasburg, CO, (east of Denver) by the Kansas Pacific Railroad.

Here's a blurb from their site:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/HISTspike.html

Most important of all, Promontory Summit is NOT the site where nation's first transcontinental railroad was completed. No matter what the U.S. Department of the Interior tells you (and they make snide remarks here when you mention the TRUTH), the transcontinental railroad wasn't completed until 15 months later, when East met West near Strasburg, CO.
The first continuous chain of rails from ocean to ocean met in a dry creek bed named Comanche Crossing by the undersung Kansas Pacific Railroad. For many years a small, drab, concrete pylon marked the site -- nothing like the 56-foot-tall Golden Spike replica, relic of some forgotten movie promotion -- that casts a shadow of shame over Council Bluffs, IA -- eastern terminus of the Union Pacific's road and a city obviously IN BED with the Feds. The pylon has since been moved into nearby Strasburg, where it stands in Lions Park next to the monkey bars.

There's no hype here; no Congressionally-authorized 2200-acre National Historic Site; no fatcat 19th century industrialist's golden bauble; no ugly, brown, National Historic Site road signs erected and maintained with your tax dollars. Just a tiny park with a swing set on one end, the pylon on the other, and a lot of quiet pride and courage in between.

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There's more detail at this site:
http://antiques-internet.com/colorado/c ... #strasburg

Here's a map:
http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tm ... title=&poi=

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October 4th, 2001, 1:55 pm #5

roadsideamerica also has a guide to the smallest churches in the country (including the one at the base of Backbone Mountain).
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/church.html

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November 3rd, 2001, 3:37 pm #6

NEW BURNSIDE - Lorene Schell of New Burnside got word Southern Illinois Tourism Board Chairman John O'Dell was seeking information on unusual activity in the area of Max Creek, between Tunnel Hill and Vienna.

O'Dell had heard stories from several people, and decided he needed to investigate.

A hiker on the River-To-River Trail said there was a vortex near the creek. Another said he was hiking and felt as though he was being thrown off balance and almost dragged to the ground. He suggested some sort of natural optical illusion was responsible. Another reported to O'Dell she felt a general push on her body toward the west, toward the creek.
http://www.dailyregister.com/news/HBGGh ... 91901.html

Here are some links:
River to River Trail
http://www.rivertorivertrail.org/

Max Creek between Vienna and Tunnel Hill
http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=16&n=4151335&e=338104

Location of New Burnside
http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tm ... title=&poi=
http://www.dailyregister.com/news/HBGma ... 02901.html
About 20 hikers went looking for fall scenery and evidence of a purported vortex in the area and were not disappointed.
Two of the hikers, Daily Register/Daily Journal columnist Connie DeNeal and Martha Schwegman of Metropolis, said they felt an uncomfortable pressure in their heads while hiking before reaching the creek. DeNeal said described the sensation as a push toward the west. Schwegman said she felt a "pressure from within" in her stomach and a pressure in her head that caused her ear to ache.
The sensations left both further down the trail.
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November 7th, 2001, 5:35 pm #7

As seen on this website in October, there is a mystery spot test kit available. Anyone entering a suspected vortex should carry one.
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February 10th, 2002, 1:58 pm #8

NEW BURNSIDE - Lorene Schell of New Burnside got word Southern Illinois Tourism Board Chairman John O'Dell was seeking information on unusual activity in the area of Max Creek, between Tunnel Hill and Vienna.

O'Dell had heard stories from several people, and decided he needed to investigate.

A hiker on the River-To-River Trail said there was a vortex near the creek. Another said he was hiking and felt as though he was being thrown off balance and almost dragged to the ground. He suggested some sort of natural optical illusion was responsible. Another reported to O'Dell she felt a general push on her body toward the west, toward the creek.
http://www.dailyregister.com/news/HBGGh ... 91901.html

Here are some links:
River to River Trail
http://www.rivertorivertrail.org/

Max Creek between Vienna and Tunnel Hill
http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=16&n=4151335&e=338104

Location of New Burnside
http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tm ... title=&poi=
HARRISBURG - The statue of Shawnee warrior Chief Tecumseh is progressing on schedule in the Carbondale studio of sculptor Tom Allen and should be ready for the anticipated October unveiling, Saline County Tourism Chairman John O'Dell has said.
The statue, believed to be the only life-sized bronze statue of Tecumseh, will sit on a pedestal at the head of the Eagle Mountain-Crest Trail at the northwest corner of the Saline County Fish and Wildlife Area campground.

http://www.dailyregister.com/news/HBGte ... 20602.html

Park Page:
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PA ... SALINE.HTM

Map:
http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tm ... title=&poi=

Mountains in Illinois
http://www.topozone.com/findresults.asp ... dit=Search

(Note I don't see an Eagle Mountain in the USGS database in Saline County although there is a township named mountain with a town named Eagle in Illinois in Shawnee National Forest).
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