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Hauntings in Illinois and Missouri – Creepy Ghost Videos

Do you believe in ghosts? This past weekend I had a chance to see the new movie 'The Conjuring.' It's a haunted house/ghost movie in the vein of 'The Exorcist' or 'The Amityville Horror.' I enjoy watching these types of movies, but in real life I'm pretty skeptical about "ghost stories." Even so, there are some pretty creepy videos out there! Check out these five scary ghost videos that were shot in Illinois and Missouri.

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UFO Sightings in Illinois and Missouri
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UFO Sightings in Illinois and Missouri – Weird YouTube Videos

You ever seen a UFO? Not necessarily an alien spacecraft, but something in the sky you just couldn't explain? Or maybe you did see an alien spacecraft. Who knows? Here are some UFO videos from Illinois and Missouri uploaded to YouTube. Real or not, it's fun to watch them and speculate!

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Halloween pumpkin

Key Dates for the 2014 Halloween Season in the Quincy/Hannibal Area

I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but Halloween has gone from being a one night a year event to an entire month-long celebration of parties, candy, horror movies and zombie runs. Not that I'm complaining, I love Halloween, but it can be hard to keep track of everything that's going on. Here is a useful list of dates for this year's Halloween season.

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Amazing cakes in Quincy, Illinois

15 Amazing Cakes Created in the Quincy Area [Photo Gallery]

Is there anyone that doesn't like cake? Not only are cakes a lot of fun to eat, but sometimes they're just as much fun to look at! Shows like 'Food Network Challenge,' 'Ace of Cakes,' and 'Cake Boss' are popular because of the amazing creations the bakers are able to come up with. We happen to have some equally-as-impressive cake decorators right here in our area.

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Samurai Sword

Crazy Local News Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area

It's always fun to read crazy news stories. Stupid criminals and bizarre incidents make headlines across the country. Sometimes they happen in our own backyard. Here are some of the craziest local news stories the Quincy/Hannibal area has seen in the last few years.

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Anna Webber, Getty Images
Anna Webber, Getty Images

‘Gone Girl’ is a Hit at the Box Office – What Should I Do First, Read the Book or See the Movie?

'Gone Girl' is a hit. The new thriller starring Ben Affleck became the No. 1 movie in the U.S. last weekend, beating out 'Annabelle,' the sequel to 'The Conjuring.' I did not see 'Gone Girl' during its opening weekend, but it's a movie I'm interested in watching. On the other hand, it might be a better idea to read the book before seeing the movie.

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Nik Wallenda - King of the high wire
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Man Will Walk Across Chicago on a Tightrope While Blindfolded

People have been doing crazy stunts forever. Probably for as long as there have been people.There was a great special about Harry Houdini on the History Channel not long ago, and one of the his stunts they highlighted was when Houdini jumped off a bridge in St. Louis and into a hole cut in the frozen Mississippi River... with his hands shackled and body covered in chains. Dangerous stunts aren't new, but they're always making headlines. It has been announced that the "king of the high wire" is going to walk across a tightrope 50 stories high in Chicago... while blindfolded. 

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