Top 10 most spooky sites in Chicago, Illinois.
Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery
(Midlothian Turnpike & 143rd Street , Midlothian)
Many diferent types of hauntings have been reported
at this isolated little cemetery. From Orbs, to
Apparitions, to Strange Lights, to phantom cars,
and even a disappearing farmhouse. Also rumored to be
a drop spot for mafia victims during the 1920’s and
(1058 W. Washington Blvd. , Chicago)
Rumored to by haunted by the people who died on July 24th, 1915 during the Eastland disaster. After drowning and being pulled out of the Chicago river, the dead were brought to the building to be held until they could be identified and picked up by their families.
Hooters on Wells Street
(660 N. Wells, Chicago)
Waitresses working in the building have reported hearing
phantom footsteps in the basement storage area. They also
claim to hearing their named being called when no one is
present. Phones and electrical equipment periodically
have problems and malfunction, and bartenders have watched
as the jukeboxes turn themselves on and off.
(8900 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago)
Resurrection Cemetery is said to be the home of Chicago’s
most famous ghost called Resurrection Mary. Said to be the
spirit of a girl who was struck and killed by a car in front
of the cemetery. Reports of a disappearing woman in white
and a phantom hitch-hiker have been recorded since the 1930’s.
Excalibur Night Club
(632 N. Dearborn, Chicago)
The building was built in 1892. Reports of objects moving on
their own, and glasses falling off of the shelves have been
reported since 1985. Roaming cold-spots and voices calling out
have also been claimed by employees and customers alike.
Congress Plaza Hotel
(520 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago)
Built in 1893. The Congress Plaza hotel has had many paranormal
reports and ghostly sightings in it. From phantom noises coming
from the old fashion ballroom. To poltergeist activity like
electrical appliances turning on and off on their own. The
Congress is definately one of the most haunted hotels in the city.
One of the hotels more famous ghosts might be that of the legendary
gangster Al Capone. Capone once owned the Congress hotel and he used
it as his headquarters.
Graceland Cemetery & Chapel
(4001 N. Clark Street, Chicago)
One of the strangest stories reported at Graceland cemetery is
that of a life-sized statue memorializing a 6-year-old girl
named Inez Clark who was struck and killed by lightning. It is
claimed that the statue disappears from its glass case during
thunderstorms and that the ghost of the little girl goes roaming
around in the graveyard until the storm is over. This Cemetery
also has an unusual bronze statue of a hooded figure called Eternal
Silence. There is a legend that if you look into the statues eyes
you will glimpse the afterlife.
Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge
(57th street & S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago)
Located next to the museum of Science And Industry building. The
Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge is said to be haunted by the ghost
of Clarence Darrow. A lawyer and leading member of the American Civil
Liberties Union, Darrow was best known for defending teenage thrill
killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering a 14-year-old
boy named Bobby Franks. Darrow died from heart disease on March 13th,
1938. His ashes were scattered across the bridge and the Jackson Park
Lagoon which overlooked Darrows home on 1537 E. 60th street. Every year
on the date that Darrow died, a wreath laying ceremony is held to
commemorate his life and death. Reports of visual apparitions have been
circulating here since 1990.
(5800 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago)
Rosehill Cemetery is the biggest cemetery in the city of Chicago spanning
over 350 acres. Dating back to 1859, it is also the cities oldest cemetery
as well. The remains of over 200,000 individuals are buried here. John G.
Shedd, Aaron Montgomery Ward, and Richard Warren Sears are all buried in
the cemeteries large community mausoleum which is said to be haunted by
Ward. Another smaller mausoleum at Rosehill, the Hopkinson crypt, is also
said to be haunted. Reports stating that on the anniversary of the death
of Charles Hopkinson, a soft but grusome moaning rises from his crypt.
Jane Addams Hull House
(800 S. Halsted street, Chicago)
A national historic landmark, Hull House was built in 1856. In 1889 Miss
Jane Addams opened up the house to help hundreds of people. Her campaigns
for social and labor reforms were well known the world over and she won a
Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for her efforts. One of the most famous stories
to come out of Hull House is that of the devil baby. Rumors that Jane
Addams took in a baby that had horns, pointed ears, and a tail were so
wide-spread, that within a few days hundreds of people came to Hull House
trying to see it for themselves. To this day it is still unknown weather
or not a devil baby ever existed. Jane Addams herself believed Hull House
to be haunted by a previous owner of the house, Mrs. Charles Hull, who
died in the building. From full body apparitions, to loud phantom foot
steps, Hull House is definately one of the most haunted historic sites in