Bruce Cline is a paranormal investigator and ghost historian. He received B.S. and B.A. Degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Bruce has had a long time fascination with history, folklore and ghost stories. In 2007, he formed the Little Egypt Ghost Society. Since that time, other team members and he have traveled extensively throughout the Midwest in search of the history, mystery, and hauntings of interesting people, places, and things.
You have been interested in ghost stories and the unexplained since a young man, when you formed the Gaslight Ghoul Club in 1967. What was it like being interested in that subject at the time? What was your favorite ghost story as a child?
When I started the Gaslight Ghoul Club in 1967 my friends an I were all fans of the TV show Dark Shadows. We would meet in my backyard treehouse and tell spooky stories. Our favorite stories revolved around vampires, witches and werewolves.
You formed the Little Egypt Ghost Society in 2007. Why did you decide to form a group at that time, and do you believe the paranormal field has changed since then?
In 2007 I started the Little Egypt Ghost Society as a more “grown up” version of the Gaslight Ghoul Club. We still liked telling spooky stories, but now, we also went out and investigated some of the stories that we head about.
What is the most haunted place in southern Illinois? Have you investigated it? And if so, have you ever had a paranormal encounter there?