Local author holding book signing in Elizabethtown next week!
ELIZABETHTOWN—The historic Rose Hotel, on the river in Elizabethtown in Hardin County, is set to the be site of a book signing by southern Illinois author Bruce Cline next Saturday, July 23.
Cline, along with his wife Lisa, has written a fascinating book, History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois. The director of the Little Egypt Ghost Society, Cline has done extensive research over the years on many of the subjects covered in the book, and those of us in southern Illinois know first-hand there are a LOT of “legends” and mysterious, bizarre and inexplicable happenings down here (those even UNrelated to corruption and bad public officials!), plenty enough to warrant a book full of them….and that’s just what Bruce Cline has done.
A ghost story or two that everyone in south counties should be familiar with are compiled in this book, including the reported haunting at the Rose Hotel where the signing is going to be held; Bruce also writes about the haunting at the Harrisburg’s Cinema 4.
And he’s compiled information regarding not just hauntings and happenings (of which he’s an expert as a paranormal investigator), but of area ‘mysterious sightings’ as well. One in particular is something many of us are familiar with, the Murphysboro Mud Monster (also known as the Big Muddy Monster), a huge hairy and muddy beast that terrorized folks in Jackson County in the summer of 1973.
At the book signing will be the publisher of Cline’s work, Michael Kleen.
Disclosure readers, both online and print version, have been enjoying columns from Michael over the past several months, and we are very grateful to have him as a regular contributor. But Mike is more than a great writer, historian and folkorist—he’s also founder and publisher of Black Oak Media, based in Rockford. Black Oak has several fine titles under its belt, a lot of them in the realm of regional history across Illinois. So Cline can’t miss with Black Oak behind him, and Black Oak has a true find in Cline, who is as dedicated to his avocation of the paranormal as he is to his vocation of service to his fellow man (in radiology and as an Army reservist.)
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