Located along the western edge of Illinois, where the waters of the Mississippi and Illinois meet, is the small river town of Grafton. While the town has never been large, its history is colorful and fraught with ghosts and spirits. Almost from its very beginning in 1832, when founder James Mason built the first four log cabins, Grafton’s history is filled with floods, murderous outlaws, ghosts and ghouls.
Some of today’s commercial buildings in Grafton have an established reputation as being haunted from day’s gone by. Such long-gone Grafton establishments as the “Pest House”,” River House” and the “Bloody Bucket” were a part of the Spirits of Grafton’s Past. As you enjoy your bottle of Spirits of Grafton’s Past, you can sit very still and if you are lucky or perhaps unlucky, you will hear the moans, shrieks and weeping of those less fortunate from Grafton’s early days. Who knows, you might even see an apparition.