Posts in category "Chicago Paranormal"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Paranormal Radio Activity Tribute to Richard T. Crowe -- Chicago's preeminent "Ghost Hunter"

Paranormal Radio Activity Tribute to Richard T. Crowe -- Chicago's preeminent "Ghost Hunter"
Bob “The Subway Guy” Trzeciak created and hosts “Paranormal Radio Activity” on WARG 88.9 FM.  WARG is broadcast from Argo High School in Summit, IL and Bob’s Show is a cross between PBS’s “Wild Chicago” and Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters”. Earlier his year, Bob had Richard T. Crowe (Chicago’s original supernatural tour guide and Chicago historian)... Read more »

Richard T. Crowe, "Chicago's preeminent ghost hunter" passes on

Richard T. Crowe, "Chicago's preeminent ghost hunter" passes on
Richard T. Crowe, life-long Chicago historian and founder of Chicago’s first ghost tour company, passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer.  This information came as a result of a facebook posting by Joann Crowe and I first read about it in a posting by friend and ghost tour guide, Adam Selzer on Chicago’s Unbelievable. At first... Read more »

Special LIVE Broadcast of WARG 88.9 "Paranormal Radio Activity" Friday June 1st

Special LIVE Broadcast of WARG 88.9 "Paranormal Radio Activity" Friday June 1st
This Friday, Bob Trzeciak, along with his brother Ray are broadcasting the season finale of his radio show “Paranormal Radio Activity” on WARG 88.9 FM LIVE from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at one of Chicago’s most legendary lounges, Chets Melody Lounge, 7400 Archer Road, Justice, IL 60458. For those of you unfamiliar with Bob’s show it... Read more »
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Titanic 100th Anniversary Presentations across Chicagoland

Titanic 100th Anniversary Presentations across Chicagoland
Shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912 the “unsinkable” Titanic brushed an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic.  Roughly 2 1/2 hours later over 1,500 passengers were lost and the 45,500 ton pride of the White Star Line was lying 3 miles below the Atlantic’s surface. The story of Titanic, the ship, the people, the... Read more »