Archive for February 2012

Chicago history, rock music, pagan worship and Svengoolie?

Chicago history, rock music, pagan worship and Svengoolie?
OK…So I was asking myself how I was going to combine Chicago history, rock music, pagan worship and Svengoolie all in one short article.  Luckily for me, Jim Lang, founding member of “Resurrection Larry” made my job a bit easier.  I first made contact with Jim via the love/hate relationship I like to call Facebook. ... Read more »

Where History and the Paranormal Meet - Paranormal Radio Activity WARG 88.9 FM

Bob Trzeciak from Paranormal Radio Activity setting up the Edison recorder for Mike and Robert from The Science of Sleep
Various Photos from the February 17, 2012 Paranormal Radio Activity show with Bob Trzeciak on WARG 88.9 FM with special guest “The Science of Sleep”.  Read the full article here.

Where History and the Paranormal Meet - Paranormal Radio Activity WARG 88.9 FM

Where History and the Paranormal Meet - Paranormal Radio Activity WARG 88.9 FM
I would like to introduce everyone to Bob “The Subway Guy” Trzeciak from nearby Summit, IL. Bob has been a life-long resident of Summit and has been a life-long fan of Chicago history and the paranormal. Last Halloween Bob started his own show on WARG 88.9 FM called Paranormal Radio Activity which airs at 9pm... Read more »
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General Patton's Staff Car at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

The passenger side rear seat where General Patton was sitting before the crash that took his life.  The interior is still original although the folding seat pictured would not have been upright at the time.  Major General Gay was sitting to the General's left.
Various Photos of General George S. Patton’s Staff Car at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show Read the entire article here on ChicagoNow

Free Parking for General Patton's Staff Car at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Free Parking for General Patton's Staff Car at 2012 Chicago Auto Show
General George Smith Patton Jr.’s staff car is in Chicago for the 2012 Chicago Auto Show for the first time ever!  In fact, according to Nathan Jones, curator for The General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox, Kentucky, it is the first time the vehicle has left the museum since they acquired it... Read more »

Proposed legislation could eliminate public access to historical research data

Proposed legislation could eliminate public access to historical research data
I know that my topic is “Chicago’s Strange and Haunted History” but I wanted to take some time out to talk about some recent proposed legislation that would severely hamper historical researchers in general under the guise of being an “Anti-Identity Theft” measure.  It is officially called H.R. 3475 and has the warm and fuzzy... Read more »
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Resurrecting Houses of the Dead! - Restoring new life to old funeral homes (Article 1 in a series)

Resurrecting Houses of the Dead! - Restoring new life to old funeral homes (Article 1 in a series)
Article 1 – Little Hands Learning Center - 2324 W. 111th St. Chicago I thought that this would make a great series of articles in looking at Chicago history from, well let’s just say a stranger or less thought about viewpoint.  I actually came across the idea completely by accident.  Many cool ideas come to... Read more »