Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson is a former private investigator currently working for the Illinois State Board of Education. In his private life, Larry is a paranormal investigator and independent film maker based in central Illinois. He currently resides in Taylorville with his wife Kathy and son Cory. Larry grew up near the banks of the Sangamon River in the small town of Petersburg, Illinois where he became interested in the paranormal after his strange encounter with a large orange object in the skies over this community in 1966.

He is the founder and lead investigator for Urban Paranormal Investigations, a four man paranormal investigative team based in central Illinois as well as the founder of “11:11 Films” an independent film company that produces paranormal and historical documentaries. His first film, “Strange Williamsburg Hill,” is currently being re-filmed and re-edited in High Definition format and should be ready for release in late 2011. Larry has also assisted in the filming of three paranormal documentaries for other Independent film companies and was asked last year to be part of the filming of an episode of “The Most Terrifying Places in America” at the historic and haunted Morse Mill Hotel in Morse Mill, Missouri.

Chasing Shadows: Investigating the Paranormal in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

View Book Page

Do UFOs, Bigfoot, and ghosts stalk the prairie? In Chasing Shadows, you will get a firsthand look at some of the most haunted and mysterious places in the Midwest through the eyes of author and paranormal investigator Larry Wilson. Join Larry as he takes you on a journey into the unexplained at Illinois’ Williamsburg Hill, Springfield’s Legacy Theater, and the mysterious “Graveyard X;” at Missouri’s Rockcliffe Mansion, Morse Mill Hotel, and Kemper Military Academy; and at Iowa’s notorious Villisca Ax Murder House. Not only has Larry personally investigated these places, he has experienced their phantoms firsthand.

In these pages, you will find out how the Villisca Ax Murder House personally changed Larry’s approach to the supernatural, paranormal investigation, and life itself. Paranormal investigation is an exciting field, but it should also be approached with caution, as Larry found out the hard way. This book serves as a reminder that unraveling the mysteries of the supernatural may have consequences for the unprepared, because one never knows what may be lurking around the next corner.

Echoes from the Grave: Exploring the Mysteries of the Supernatural in Illinois, Indiana and Kansas

Echoes from the Grave by Larry WilsonView Book Page

In his first book, Chasing Shadows, Larry Wilson took his readers to some of the most haunted places in the Midwest. Now, come along for the ride again as he explores more mysterious locations, including the infamous Black Moon Manor and the Sallie House.

Packed with mystery and suspense, each chapter details the full history of the location, alongside the author’s own extensive investigation. Plus, learn what he has uncovered about ghosts and hauntings over his many years of experience in the field.

Will an old, forgotten obituary give clues to disturbances at an apartment in Springfield, Illinois? Does a strange creature lurk in Elkhart Cemetery? Find the answers inside, if you dare…