Posts in category "Chicago Paranormal"

Update #2 Mystery of August Boness ( Bonas ) SOLVED!

Update #2 Mystery of August Boness ( Bonas ) SOLVED!
Link to Original Article:  “What will be the Fate of the 101 year-old Grave of August Boness?” Link to Update#1:  “Update on the 101 year-old Grave of August Boness (Bonas): Is Bethania Hiding Something? Since I published my last two articles I have been hard at work to discover a little more history on the... Read more »

Where are Teresita Basa and Allan Showery 39 years after her Voice From The Grave sent him to Prison?

Where are Teresita Basa and Allan Showery 39 years after her Voice From The Grave sent him to Prison?
On February 21, 1977, the body of 47-year-old Teresita Basa was found in her torched apartment on the 15th Floor of 2740 N. Pine Grove Ave in Chicago.  She was a respiratory therapist at the now defunct Edgewater Hospital.  Police had no suspects until another respiratory therapist named Remedios Chua started going into trances and... Read more »

Is Witchcraft Illegal in the State of Illinois?

Is Witchcraft Illegal in the State of Illinois?
Many people find fascination with the topic of the Salem Witch trials of 1692.  I have read a number of fascinating books on the subject and most recently a team of researchers from Salem State University have claimed to have located the actual site of the 19 executions by hanging that resulted from the trials. ... Read more »
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North Riverside ‘Ghost Ball’ fundraiser to save relic of Melody Mill Ballroom

North Riverside ‘Ghost Ball’ fundraiser to save relic of Melody Mill Ballroom
This Saturday, August 8, 2015, will be the fifth in a series of fundraisers by the North Riverside Historical Society to raise money to restore the neon sign from the Melody Mill Ballroom which was one of the last remaining ballrooms from the Big Band Era. The origin of the Melody Mill is filled with... Read more »

Founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey, has no link to Chicago's John Hancock Center

Founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey, has no link to Chicago's John Hancock Center
Today, April 11, 2015, would have been the 85th birthday of  Anton Szandor LaVey.  I don’t know how many times I had read or heard that Anton LaVey, the author of the Satanic Bible and founder of the Church of Satan had been born or raised in the area of Chicago where the John Hancock... Read more »

Teresita Basa Killed Today in 1977 - Did She Solve Her Own Murder?

Teresita Basa Killed Today in 1977 - Did She Solve Her Own Murder?
Today, February 21, 2015, is the 38th Anniversary of the murder of Teresita Basa. Teresita was a 47 year old respiratory therapist who worked at the now defunct Edgewater Hospital. On the evening of that day in 1977 the shrill sirens of Chicago fire engines pierced through the cold winter air in the neighborhood of... Read more »
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150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and a Haunted Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the City of Evanston?

150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and a Haunted Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the City of Evanston?
Could there be a haunted portrait of Abraham Lincoln somewhere in one of the municipal buildings in the City of Evanston?  It is many times  better to be lucky than good!  At least we used to say that in the police department.   This little tidbit of a story came to me when I was comparing... Read more »

Did the Cook County Sheriff's Department arrest Resurrection Mary?

Did the Cook County Sheriff's Department arrest Resurrection Mary?
I had to share this gem of a true story with all the other Resurrection Mary fans out there.  The story comes from a good friend of mine who is, like myself, a former police officer.  It might actually help to explain why there seems to have been a spike in Resurrection Mary sightings in... Read more »

The Zombie Apocalypse Scheduled to Hit Palos Park, Illinois on October 6th, 2012

The Zombie Apocalypse Scheduled to Hit Palos Park, Illinois on October 6th, 2012
O.K. maybe not actually but probably as close as you want to get to one.  I don’t know what it is but a whole bunch of people just LOVE Zombies!  I’ll be the first to admit that I am one of those people!  I mean, come on , what is not to love!  Actually I... Read more »
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New Historic/Haunted Walking Tours start in Elmhurst

New Historic/Haunted Walking Tours start in Elmhurst
Starting this Saturday, June 30, the city of Elmhurst has a new walking tour available.   “Elmhurst’s Voices from Beyond”  The tour is based heavily on the rich history of Elmhurst and some of the folklore, legends and haunts associated with some of its many historic locations.  Locations of interest on the tour include: Elmhurst... Read more »