Route 66 News

Is The Mill haunted?

I doubt it. But a Spirit of Tours ghost-investigation event on Oct. 8 at the Route 66 landmark in Lincoln, Ill., is bound to be entertaining, reported the Lincoln Courier.

Spirit of Tours, based in nearby Bloomington, wants to check out The Mill, a 1929 restaurant that’s being renovated for future use as a tourism center.

Having such a great history, the building is sure to hold some “spooky” inhabitants, according to medium Deborah Carr Senger, who will lead the event.

Also, the group will host another event later that month:

Spirit of Tours will return to Lincoln on Oct. 22 to host the Ghost Bridge Ghost Walk.  Partcipants will walk down an abandoned stretch of old Route 66 to the Ghost Bridge in Lincoln and visit the grave of Coonhound Johnny, who, legend has it, smuggled hooch up and down this storied highway.

Participants will hear infamous and rare stories of spirits and unexplained events up and down the Mother Road.

Reservations for both events can be obtained by going to the Spirit of Tours website.

Also, The Mill is hosting a car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The $5 registration fees to the annual Cruise-In raises money for The Mill’s ongoing restoration efforts.

Visitors that day can also participate in tours of The Mill.

The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County is sponsoring the events.


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