McPike Mansion

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This 1869 mansion is the site of many strange happenings. It has been seen on the TV show Scariest Places on Earth. Apparitions have been seen in the hallways, and children’s laughter has been heard.

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    Geographic Information

    2018 Alby Street
    Alton, Illinois
    United States

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    38.905833, -90.183333
    Madison County, Illinois
    Nearest Towns:
    Alton, IL (1.1 mi.)
    Upper Alton, IL (1.8 mi.)
    Godfrey, IL (3.4 mi.)
    West Alton, MO (3.5 mi.)
    East Alton, IL (4.3 mi.)
    Rosewood Heights, IL (5.4 mi.)
    Wood River, IL (5.5 mi.)
    Hartford, IL (6.9 mi.)
    Roxana, IL (7.0 mi.)
    Bethalto, IL (7.7 mi.)


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    1. Unfortunately the ‘Scariest Places on Earth’ crew is sort of infamous in Alton right now for having made up a bunch of stuff just for the show, and ignoring information from local experts. Alton is full of rich history and is definitely worth visiting for its paranormal locations. The Mineral Springs Hotel is probably the best place to get started, followed by the First Unitarian Church. These are fairly easy to gain access to via tours that run every October.

      • I’ve been to McPike Mansion, I will say that it is haunted. I’ve snapped 3 pictures back2back and in 1 is a face that my son says is Henry McPike

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