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Author McQueen, Keven, author

Title Horror in the heartland : strange and Gothic tales from the Midwest / Keven McQueen
Edition First [edition]
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2017
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Contents Eerie Indiana -- Outlandish Illinois -- Odd Ohio -- Creepy Kansas -- Nightmarish Nebraska -- Unusual Iowa -- Macabre Minnesota -- Weird Wisconsin -- Mysterious Michigan
Summary Brace yourself for a journey into a creepy, dark side of the American Midwest you thought you knew--a side teeming with real-life surrealism and historical horror-comedy. From tales of the booming grave-robbing industry of late 19th-century Indiana to the story of a Michigan physician who left his estate to his pet monkeys, Keven McQueen investigates a spooky and twisted side of Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Exploring burial customs, unexplained deaths, ghost stories, premature burials, the industry of grave robbing, bizarre murders, peculiar wills and much more, this creepy collection reveals the colorful untold stories of the region and offers intriguing, if sometimes macabre, insights into human nature and our history. A fun and frightful look at a vein of darkness running through the Midwest, Horror in the Heartland promises to send chills down your spine
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Subject Curiosities and wonders -- Middle West.
Ghosts -- Middle West.
Haunted places -- Middle West.
Middle West -- Miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017024719
ISBN 0253029120 (electronic bk.)
9780253029126 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)