ROCKFORD PARANORMAL EXPERIENCE: Local Bowling Alley Haunted? Here A Ghostly Experience From An Employee!

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The following was sent to us when we asked to hear your paranormal experiences.  Sit down and grab a drink. Here is the first of many paranormal experience stories that we are going to be posting in the future!

Source sent us the following in reference to their paranormal experience at a local bowling alley.

“I’m a mechanic at The Cherry Bowl (bowling alley) and I swear the back is haunted.

A lot of people have seen shadows and it’s very common to think someone is back there with you when there isnt. A few people think its because the one side wall is a giant painted ouija board on pegboard that we use to organize our marquee letters.

My most “wtf” moment was when I had a problem with a pair of lanes close to the ouija board wall. I pulled a chair close to the lanes to sit by them and monitor the problem.

It was a Saturday night and we had cosmic going on. I looked down at my phone to check the time. It was 11:11, I looked back up to the machines and I heard a creepy voice whisper my name in my ear.

I was leaning up against a stack of plywood/old doors and mechanics usually work alone. I was by the door to go up front so there was nobody that could’ve snuck back there without me knowing.

I said screw the lanes and went up front for the rest of the night (we close at midnight). There’s also an entry way off the mechanics area that goes back towards the staff bathroom and fridge.

If the lights aren’t on in that area and you walk by at night it sometimes gives you a heavy dread feeling……we usually keep that door closed now.

I make jokes about it being the souls of former employees whose hopes and dreams died there lol”

Note: For obvious reasons the stories told are from people that had an alleged paranormal experience and sent it to us and the story can not be confirmed.

Also it is .99 days this weekend at the bowling alley!  Stop on in there and have fun and if you have a paranormal experience there, let us know! 

We look forward to hearing your paranormal experiences!



Rockford Scanner™: Home Invasion on The East Side


On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at approximately 0235 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of 12th Ave. reference a Home Invasion.

Victims advised they were in the residence when the suspects forced open the back door and entered the residence armed with handguns. Suspects took personal property from the victims prior to fleeing the area on foot in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported.

Suspects were described as 4 unknown race males wearing dark clothing armed with handguns.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900



Rockford Scanner™: Police Taze A Subject On The East Side



Sources are reporting several emergency personnel on scene in the 1400 block of Woodruff.

They said police have tazed a subject.

Medical was needed.

It is unclear why the police tazed the subject, at the time of writing this.

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Several Burglaries & An Arson Attempt Near Beloit


Sometime between Wednesday, July 24, in the evening to Thursday morning, July 25, suspects committed a number of burglaries and an arson to property in the City of Beloit and the Town of Turtle.

The first burglary occurred at the Beloit College at the location on Church Street where a utility shed was entered. Taken was a Kabota orange and black UTV (Utility Task Vehicle), gas cans and a lawn mower. The lawn mower was recovered in the 1000 block of Church Street. It is likely that the suspects then went to the Meri-J-Ranch on Colley Road, forced a door of a building and took property.

The suspects then proceeded to the Springbrook Mobile Homes, also on Colley Road, forced open a shed and took property, including gas cans. The suspects then went to the parking lot of Central Christian Church at Milwaukee and Willowbrook roads, where the gas cans were set ablaze causing damage to the asphalt parking lot.

We believe that the suspects were driving on the paved roads as the moved around the southeast part of the City of Beloit and Town of Turtle, and potentially may have entered into South Beloit in Illinois.

Anyone seeing a Kabota orange and black UTV(similar to an ATV), please contact the Beloit Police Department. There is a high potential that the UTV has been abandoned within this area.

If you have information regarding this, or any crimes, please contact Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 362-7463



Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire Near Davis Junction


Sources are reporting a structure fire near Davis Junction. 

It happened around 2:45 am this morning in the 100 block of Jasmine ave. That is reported to be in the Rolling Meadows. 

Unknown on injuries. Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Woman Assaulted During A Violent Home Invasion in Rockford

Sources are reporting a violent home invasion in Rockford. 

It happened a little after 2 am in the 200 block of Avon. That is very close to the RPD district 1 HQ. 

3 Black male suspects committed a home invasion and assaulted a woman. 

They are described as 3 black males, all wearing masks, all wearing dark hooded shirts. Last seen near the rear alleyway on foot. 


On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at approximately 0242 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to 200 S. Avon St. reference a Home Invasion.  Victim advised they were at the residence when suspects kicked in the front door to the residence.  Victim confronted the 3 suspects at the front door and a struggle ensued.  Victim was able to flee from the residence.  Suspects fled in an unknown direction from residence.  Victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Unknown if any property was taken.  Suspects were described as unknown race males armed with handguns.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900




Rockford Scanner™: Victim Just Shot in Rockford, Still Developing

Update: 1 confirmed shooting victim. The male victim is reported to be dead outside by a tree. Unconfirmed reports are saying there are 2 more victims as well.  1 confirmed, 3 possible shooting victims.

A man was shot in the chest at the same location the night before around 2 am. The victim self transported to a nearby hospital. It is unknown if these 2 shootings are related.  (Man shot in the chest last night, Man murdered tonight with possibly 2 more victims at the same location within 24 hours)

Police are currently using dogs to track the scent of the suspect in this murder.  That suspect is described as a Black male wearing a White shirt and was last seen running westbound in the yards.


Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened just after 2 am in the 1200 block of 8th st. Google maps shows it to be near 12th ave. 

Details are minimal right now. 

Approx. 5-8 shots were fired according to sources who live near the location. 

At least one  shooting victim near this location. We have been told it is a fatal, but not yet confirmed. 

Suspect is described as a Black male with a White shirt, last seen on westbound through the yards on  foot in the area. 

No other information.

 Source who lives nearby said: ”  I woke up from a dead sleep telling my daughter to get on the ground. This happened just 4 days ago also during the day (shots fired) while police where already on scene but they didn’t care there were 4 shots fired no one hit then! ”

MURDER INVESTIGATION: A 32-year-old man was found outside an apartment building in the 1200 block of 8th Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow up investigation into the incident which does not appear to be random.