Posts tagged "Chicago ghost story"

Your guide to a truly spooky Halloween

Your guide to a truly spooky Halloween
Happy Halloween! This is your last chance to scare the crap out of yourself before you’re forcefully immersed in holiday cheer. Fortunately, you have Chicago Quirk to help you make the most out of your Halloween night. The Northalsted Halloween Parade is a Chicago classic. Miss Foozie hosts the annual celebration that steps off from Halsted... Read more »

Guess what? There are thousands of bodies under Lincoln Park.

Guess what? There are thousands of bodies under Lincoln Park.
Lincoln Park is one of my favorite places in the city. (The actual park, not the Trixie-filled bars.) There are so many beautiful places to explore. Unfortunately, I seem to have stumbled upon something that is not so beautiful: there are thousands of dead bodies in the park. Since Halloween is just a few days... Read more »

Want to find ghosts? Check out Archer Avenue.

Want to find ghosts? Check out Archer Avenue.
We’re continuing our Halloween-themed ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’ features with stories of Chicago’s most famous ghost stories. You may have already heard about Archer’s Avenue’s Resurrection Mary, she’s pretty famous, but did you know there are even more spooks along the way? Not only does Archer Avenue boast Chicago’s most famous ghost; it’s home to the... Read more »
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The most haunted hotel in Chicago

The most haunted hotel in Chicago
Chicago Quirk is in full Halloween mode, and my weekly ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’ will now be about Chicago’s most haunted places. First off is Chicago’s most haunted hotel: The Congress Plaza Hotel. The Congress Plaza Hotel was built in 1893 to house the visitors streaming into Chicago for the World’s Columbian Exposition. It was originally... Read more »

Meet Chicago's most famous ghost: Resurrection Mary

Meet Chicago's most famous ghost: Resurrection Mary
Google ‘Chicago’s most famous ghost’ and every websites says Resurrection Mary. This young apparition has been appearing along Archer Avenue and in the area’s most hopping dance halls since the 1930s. Dozens of people have reported seeing her, and all of the stories seem to have a similar theme. The story of Resurrection Mary is... Read more »

The Devil Baby of Hull House

The Devil Baby of Hull House
We’re going to switch up the weekly ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’ for October to give you facts about Chicago’s most haunted venues. Kicking it off: Hull House. You’ve most likely heard of Jane Addams, and you may have even heard about Hull House, but did you know it’s one of the most haunted places in... Read more »
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