As a child I was convinced that my Aunt’s modern home was hauntedâ€¦ The place was over a century old, and she claimed it dated back to the Civil Warâ€¦ Moreover, there was a hidden room beneath the floorboards, and my Aunt said the modern home had once been a stop on the Underground Railroad! As an adult I am charmed by that historical footnote, but as a child I just thought it was scary that there was a hidden room under my feet! Although I never had any desire to live in Illinois, or ever return to that creepy house, fate had other plans.
My sweet Aunt passed away a few months ago, and when I turned to Illinois for her funeral I l gained that she had bequeathed the outdated modern home to me.
This was not wonderful news, so I immediately went to the nearest cannabis dispensary and got stoned, but smoking cannabis regularly settles my nerves, and the fact that I now owned a big piece of property in rural Illinois was a little less scary. There was no way I wanted to transport to Illinois permanently, even though I also wanted to honor my Aunt’s wishes! I went to the nearest Illinois hall of records and started to research the history of the houseâ€¦ Although my Aunt had embellished the history a little bit, I found out that her modern home had indeed been 1 of the Illinois outposts of the Underground Railroad! After a few hours of smoking cannabis and weighing my options, I decided to donate the modern home to Illinois as a historical landmark.