Episode 56: Death Curve: The Legend of Julia Markham

The Death Curve of Cambridge, Illinois, will forever be linked to the story of a woman who committed a horrible crime nearby. What really happened there, and does her ghost still haunt the area?



Slayer of Her 7 Children Had Been Insane for Years. Chicago Tribune, 10/2/1905

Family of Nine is Wiped Out in Day. Chicago Tribune, 10/1/1905

The “Curse of Cambridge.” Daily Republican-Register, 10/3/1905

Henry Woman’s Awful Deed. The Rock Island Argus, 9/30/1905

Once Before Had Tried to End Life. The Dispatch, 10/2/1905

Mother Slays Seven Children. The Dispatch, 9/30/1905

Awful Deed of Insane Mother. The Woodford County Journal, 10/5/1905

Kills Herself and Children. The Jacksonville Daily Journal, 10/1/1905

Seven Bodies in One Coffin. The Daily Times, 10/2/1905

Brown, Shane. Forget the Death Curve; where is that hellcat? The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, 10/27/2014

Brown, Shane.  Is the Death Curve of Cambridge really haunted? The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, 10/20/2014

Kleen, M.A. An Unspeakable Crime: The Cambridge Death Curve, Part 1. www.michaelkleen.com, 9/28/2017

Kleen, M.A. Cries From the Grave: The Cambridge Death Curve, Part 2. www.michaelkleen.com, 9/29/2017

Hancock, Amanda. Big Story: Exploring ‘haunted’ places just in time for Halloween. Quad-City Times, 10/22/2018

Kleen, Michael. Haunting the Prairie: A Tourists Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of Illinois. Black Oak Press, Illinois; First Edition, 2010


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