Vishnu Springs

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Back in the 1880s, the strange-tasting water at Vishnu Springs, named after a Hindu god, was thought to have healing properties. Holiness Camp Meetings of folks who wanted to partake of the magical waters drew 3,000 people to the area, and a town was formed. Witnesses say the area is haunted by phantom sounds of blacksmith shopwork and other town sounds, as well as a ghostly woman in black who has been seen walking the streets. The area is now closed to the public and trespassers are prosecuted.

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Vishnu Springs
Tennessee, IL
United States

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40.4319868, -90.89374620000001
McDonough County, Illinois
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  1. Been to Vishnu Springs dozen of times over the years. Its a peaceful place and always ran into good people. But it is now private and only open for special events during the summer and fall.

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