This photo of a spirit was taken in Stillman Valley by Rockford area ghost hunters.

If you want to find ghosts but don't want to travel too far, there are plenty of places in the Rock River Valley.

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it would great to get some ghost hunting tips from some experts.

Every Friday during the month of October, Dan and Larry from The Ghosthunter Dan Norvell Project will be joining to feature a different haunted location in our community.

Week 1, they discussed Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Rockford. In case you missed it, check it out here...

This week, they are covering Kellogg's Grove and Stillman's Run Battleground Monument in the Stillman Valley area.

Here's a video clip of some highlights...

Video: Talking to Ghosts at Kelloggs Grove and Stillman's Run Battleground Monument

Here are some pictures...

Pictures courtesy of The Dan Norvell Project

Here's some background from The Ghosthunter Dan Norvell Project...

Kellogg's Grove

"The battle site at Kellogg's Grove was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1978. The listing included a 1½ acre public park where a stone monument and memorial cemetery is located. The cemetery holds the interred remains of the militia who died during both battles at Kellogg's Grove. The men were initially buried in other spots around the grove but during the 1880s local farmers banded together to collect the remains of the Black Hawk War dead and inter them in one spot beneath a memorial."

Stillman's Run Battle Site

The remains of the soldiers at Stillman's Run were originally buried in a common grave, but who buried them remains an open question. A memorial, erected in 1901, stands near their marked graves. The monument and battle site are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Here's the interview if you missed it.

Video: Paranormal Discoveries In Stillman Valley, Illinois

For more info about The Ghosthunter Dan Norvell Project...

I can't wait to find out where we are going to talk about next.

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