Mercer County Courthouse

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The courthouse building dates back to the 1890’s, and in the 1930’s a skeleton was removed from the basement when the interior was remodelled. Ever since, staff have reported hearing footsteps after the courthouse has been locked up for the night, and a woman leaving the building in the evening saw a man staring down at her from the third floor. Visitors have also reported a presence ‘chasing’ them around the second floor, despite the fact that there is no one around.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

100 Southeast Third Street
Aledo, IL
United States

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41.19948600000001, -90.74865590000002
Mercer County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Aledo, IL (0.0 mi.)
Joy, IL (6.9 mi.)
Seaton, IL (7.3 mi.)
Viola, IL (8.4 mi.)
Matherville, IL (8.4 mi.)
Reynolds, IL (9.9 mi.)
Keithsburg, IL (12.2 mi.)
Little York, IL (13.0 mi.)
New Boston, IL (13.1 mi.)
Alexis, IL (13.7 mi.)


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