141 – Bloods Point Rd – Rockford, IL

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On Episode 141, Brett and Harley have Aaron Babel lead the way to Rockford, IL, for a stroll down Bloods Point Rd.

Visitors to the Rockford area will find a ton activities to keep them busy; from museums, theaters, arts, an outstanding park system, and Illinois’ largest water park.

The Travel Oddities Podcast has done its fair share of haunted highways, bridges, and even haunted road trips, but this may be the most haunted roadway so far.

Named after Patriarch Arthur Blood, Bloods Point rd. runs between Fairdale and Wheeler roads, 20 minutes SE of Rockford and for years has been considered to be not only the states most haunted stretch of road but one the most haunted locations in the world.

Sightings include:
The trees lining the road appear to turn into humans as though to stand guard.
A witch named Beaula walking the bridge at night appearing to look for someone or something.
A black cat has often been seen darting in front of passing vehicles causing them to swerve into the ditch.
Phantom cars, big rigs, old buses, old pickups and a phantom cop car can be seen all hours of the night.
Mysterious lights have been seen in the trees.
Reports of people being chased by HELL HOUNDS.

Blood Point Cemetery has been attracting ghost hunters and thrill seekers for years but BEWARE, trespassing is strictly prohibited and violators will be prosecuted.

We also stop in to the Midway Village Museum, located at 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford IL to check out theRockford Peaches. You might recognize from them from the movie, A League of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell.

THE national pastime almost died because there were no men fit to play the game during WWII.

In an effort to keep people interested in the game, the owner of the Chicago Cubs(Phillip Wrigley started a women’s baseball league.

The All American Girls professional Baseball League grew to 10 teams and lasted for over a decade.

The Rockford Peaches were one of the first teams in the league and also one of the most winning teams as well.

They won 4 championships in that time.

They made Rockford their home for that whole time, and now the Midway Village Museum honors their story with The exhibit, The Girls of Summer.

If you are in the area you should check it out.

If your are done with running from the Hell Hounds, maybe you should take a break at Lino’s.

This 40 year old establishment serves old world Italian cuisine.

They have been recognized for their customer service, atmosphere, and most importantly their food.

Bloods Point Road Legend
Rockford, IL
Midway Village Museum
Lino’s Restaurant
Haunted Rockford
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