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Hakuna Matata, Not so Worry Free - My Little Life's Journeys
Just in time for the Halloween season, I thought I would share my ghostly experiences in Alton, Illinois. During this time of year, there are a variety of ghost tour options. I was able to experience two different tours; a river cruise down the Mississippi River and a Trolley Tour through the historic city streets. I would recommend either of these options for those history buffs out there. The river cruise is a relaxing way to learn about the history of Alton, mixed with some scary tales from years past. While, the river cruise does recount some terrifying events through history, it is a little less spooky than the trolley tour. Our journey on the Hakuna Matata began shortly after nightfall. Normally, Hakuna Matata means ‘no worries’ but this was a ghost tour, so obviously I was worried about the spirits. We passed beneath the Clark Bridge and the stories began. We sailed by the spot where Elijah Lovejoy, a newspaper editor, was murdered by a pro-slavery mob. The mob attacked his warehouse to destroy his press and abolitionist materials. A monument was dedicated in his honor; it is the tallest manmade monument in the state of Illinois. We then …