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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bruce Cline  

Pen Name: Bruce L. Cline

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1956 in Marion, Illinois


-- Bruce Cline on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bruce+cline


Illinois Connection

Bruce was born and raised in Southern Illinois. He and his wife now reside in Carbondale, Illinois. They travel throughout Southern Illinois in search of the history, mystery and hauntings that make Southern Illinois what it is.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bruce Cline is a paranormal investigator, ghost historian and Director of the LITTLE EGYPT GHOST SOCIETY based in Carbondale, Illinois. He received B.S. and B.A. Degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.Bruce is a former law enforcement officer and currently works as a Radiologic Technologist specializing in CT/MRI and is a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lieutenant Colonel. He is also an Illinois licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.Bruce has had a long time fascination with history, folklore and ghost stories. As a young schoolboy in 1967, he started the GASLIGHT GHOUL CLUB which would meet in his backyard tree house to tell ghost stories. In 2007 the LITTLE EGYPT GHOST SOCIETY was formed by Bruce and Lisa Cline. Since that time, Bruce and Lisa have traveled extensively throughout the Midwest in search of the history, mystery and hauntings of interesting people, places and things.The LITTLE EGYPT GHOST SOCIETY has been featured in the Southern Illinoisian, Harrisburg Daily Register, Disclosure and the Daily Egyptian newspapers. They have also been featured on WOOZ, WDBX, WRUL and WROY radio as well as WSIL and WSIU TV.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois
ISBN: 0979040116

Black Oak Media, Inc.. 2011

At long last, the archives of the Little Egypt Ghost Society and the Gaslight Ghoul Club have been opened. Within these pages, uncover the secrets behind some of southern Illinois' most famous ghost stories and legends. Bruce and Lisa Cline expose the truth behind the Murphysboro Mud Monster, present evidence of paranormal activity at places such as the Rose Hotel, Oakland Cemetery, and Harrisburg's Cinema 4, and explain the history behind some of southern Illinois' most controversial and eccentric figures. From the Old Slavehouse, to the Rose Hotel, to the Woodlawn Sarcophagus and beyond, join the Little Egypt Ghost Society as they explore some of Illinois oldest and most interesting places!

History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois
ISBN: 0989178110

IllinoisHistory.com. 2014

History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois pulls straight from the case files of the Little Egypt Ghost Society led by founder Bruce Cline. The book covers their investigations and research of the supernatural through the 618 region. This expanded and revised edition combines the first three volumes of Bruce's books into one. Each chapter covers a county in Southern Illinois.

More History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois
ISBN: 1618760114

Black Oak Media, Inc.. 2012

In his first book, Bruce Cline opened the archives of the Little Egypt Ghost Society and the Gaslight Ghoul Club for the first time. Now, join him again as he brings you all new tales of southern Illinois' most notorious places and historical events. You may have heard of John Crenshaw, Little Egypt's notorious slave owner, but did you know that he may have been responsible for the haunting screams emanating from the mysterious Pig Island? Have you heard the story behind the bloody Harpe Brothers, or braved Tuttle Bottoms and its monster? From Southern Illinois University's hidden tunnels, to the Gates of Hell, to the stomping grounds of the Hamp Mine Monster and beyond, join the Little Egypt Ghost Society as they explore some of Illinois' oldest and most interesting places!

Even More History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois: The 618 Files
ISBN: 1618760203

Black Oak Media, Inc.. 2013

Southern Illinois can be a strange and fascinating place. Just ask Bruce Cline and the Little Egypt Ghost Society. They have been exploring the mysteries of "Area 618" for more than six years. In the third book of their "History, Mystery, and Hauntings" trilogy, they bring you some of the most interesting stories yet uncovered. Does a monster glide through the waters of Stump Pond? Does a ghost named Henry haunt Shryock Auditorium? Where are the Herrin Massacre victims buried? Don't be left in the dark. From ghosts in the attic, to the legend of Pott's Inn, to the home of outlaws and bootleggers and beyond, join the Little Egypt Ghost Society as they explore some of Illinois' oldest and most interesting places!


Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact: Bruce Cline, Director - LITTLE EGYPT GHOST SOCIETY

Phone: 618-521-3640

Email: [mailto:littleegyptghostsociety@yahoo.com littleegyptghostsociety@yahoo.com]