The 21st Show

Best of: Spooky Places in Illinois

DeSoto House Hotel

DeSoto House Hotel DeSoto House Hotel

Whether you believe you’ve seen a ghost or not, most of us have at least heard a good ghost story. Sometimes there’s just something about a place and its history that intrigues us, and maybe creeps us out a bit. In honor of Halloween this weekend, The 21st wanted to take a look at some of those places in Illinois, like the DeSoto House Hotel in Galena, IL and the George Stickney House in Bully Valley


Colin Dickey, author of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places and The Unidentified Alien Encounters and Our Obsession with The Unexplained

Ted Williams, co-owner of the Haunted Galena tour company


Originally prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi