Back in the mid-1990's, we noticed that there really weren't any haunted house websites that focused specifically on the state of Illinois. While there were a few national haunted house directories, we found that they didn't have many Illinois listings and the listings that they did have, more often than not, had information that was old and out of date. HauntedIllinois.com was created, in order to provide visitors with current information about Halloween and Haunted Attractions throughout the state of Illinois.
Yes. To meet the rising demand for mobile-friendly content, we created a mobile-friendly version of the site in 2016. To see our mobile-friendly site, visit https://m.hauntedillinois.com/.
HauntedIllinois.com is not a haunted house. No one involved with running the website owns or is employed by a haunted attraction. This website promotes all Halloween events within the state of Illinois. If you have a question for a specific attraction, please contact them directly, using the contact information in their event listing.
No. The webmaster of HauntedIllinois.com and support staff all have full time jobs that are not Halloween-related. This website is run by a small team of Halloween enthusiasts and is updated as time permits.
If you have a website with related content, we could do a link trade. To get your website added
to a HauntedIllinois.com link page, the following simple guidelines must be followed.
Have you followed the guidelines listed in the question above? Haunted Illinois only links to sites with similar content. If your website is not directly related to Halloween, horror, haunted houses, the paranormal, or if the content is deemed inappropriate by Haunted Illinois staff, it will not be added to our links pages. (examples of websites we won't link to: job hunting site, web SEO, Russian mail-order brides, Viagra / prescription drug sales, etc. ).
All of the trick-or-treat dates and times that we know about are listed on
the Trick-or-Treating Hours
page. If it's not listed on that page, then we don't know.
Follow the submission link at the top of the Trick-or-Treating Hours page. Before submitting, please check first, to verify that your city/town/village isn't already listed on the page.
Haunted Illinois' staff tries to address all of the emails that we receive; however, due to our heavy workload, we may not be able to reply to every one in a timely manner.
We are currently accepting applications for our Official Haunted House Review Team, which reviews commercial haunted attractions. We are also looking for paranormal writers, to submit ghost stories and paranormal reviews for our "Real Haunted Places" section. If you would be interested in either of these opportunities, please send an email to the webmaster.
Yes. Haunted Illinois has a large paranormal-related section (under the "Real
Haunted Places" menu option). This part of the website has separate directories for Illinois Ghost Tours &
other paranormal businesses, paranormal groups and real haunted places within the state. There is
also a huge archive of Illinois ghost stories and paranormal reviews. To access these pages, use the links
Yes. If you are interested in submitting ghost stories or paranormal investigation reviews for consideration for our "Ghost Stories & Reviews of Real Haunted Places" page, send an email to the webmaster.
That's not an easy question to answer. Illinois has a lot of haunted places with various levels of supernatural activity, so it's not really possible to choose just one as the "most haunted".
Unfortunately, this haunted attraction doesn't exist. It is an urban legend that has
been passed around for several decades. For more information, visit the links below.
All of the haunted attractions that we know about are listed in the Halloween Event Directory.
You can submit haunted attraction reviews and read others' event reviews on the Visitor Review page. HauntedIllinois.com starts accepting visitor reviews on October 1st of each year.
There are a couple of reasons your review may not have been added...
Only one vote is allowed, per person. In order for your vote to count, you must click on the confirmation hyperlink in the email that Haunted Illinois sends you. If you did not receive an email after 24 hours, try checking your spam folder. If the email isn't in your spam folder, click here to send the webmaster an email.
All you have to do is fill out the online form here: Halloween Event Submission Form.
Sorry, but due to the amount of maintenance that would be required to include out-of-state
haunted attractions, Haunted Illinois can only list Illinois events in the
Halloween Event Directory.
Due to our heavy work load in October, it can take a week or more to approve new listings. The following are a few reasons why an event listing could be rejected:
To make changes to an existing Haunted Attraction listing, please send us an email including the name of the event, the city and a specific list of changes that you wish us to make. Click here to send us your changes.
If you think that a visitor review contains inappropriate content, send an email to the webmaster.
We take every invitation into consideration, when planning which
haunted attractions will be visited during October. Depending on our workload,
your location, density of attractions in your area and various other factors,
we may or may not be able to accommodate your request.
Due to our heavy workload during October, reviews may take at least a week to post. Also, due to circumstances beyond our control, Haunted Illinois staff may not always be able to write a review for every event that we visit. Please be aware that a visit from HauntedIllinois.com staff does not guarantee that a review will be posted online.
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