Haunted Chicago

There are 20 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Oct 5, 2008, titled Haunted Chicago. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

Chicago is a fine destination for architecture buffs, deep-dish pizza lovers, Magnificent Mile shoppers and Cubs fans, but ghostly presences also blow through the Windy City.

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Louise

Long Island City, NY

#1 Oct 6, 2008
In the suburbs of Pennsylvania there used to be and probably still is a haunted hayride where Jason the scary guy with the hockey masks climbs around the cage that of the wagon revving up his chainsaw. I was 12 at the time but I was scared.
AFS

Long Island City, NY

#2 Oct 6, 2008
I drank at the Red Lion several times during my five years in the Windy City, and suffice it to say, the scariest things there were the staircase (hence the renovation) and the ladies' room. Never any toilet paper. Never.
MadelineC

Savannah, GA

#3 Oct 6, 2008
You won't get any cooperation from the people at what was once the Biograph Theater. It's my understanding they have obliterated every vestiage of the Dillinger connection, including the seat where he watched his last move. Last summer, we contacted the public relations person because we had people from out-of-town who wanted to see the Biograph and didn't even get a reply. I found this ironic since it is the Dillinger connection which gives the building its historical status.
Ken

Long Island City, NY

#4 Oct 6, 2008
Well this is certainly going to change the way I look at some of these places on my next visit. Nice feature. And how timely, a few weeks ahead of Halloween.
Uri

Long Island City, NY

#5 Oct 6, 2008
I don't believe in ghosts. Are you guys for real?
Count Floyd

Long Island City, NY

#6 Oct 6, 2008
Oooh! That's scary stuff! Ah-ooooo!

Since: Jul 08

United States

#7 Oct 6, 2008
There's this large structure at 1060 W. Addison St. that's been haunted for almost a century now...

Oh Wait, not haunted. Just cursed.

Never mind.
Blasphemer

Long Island City, NY

#8 Oct 6, 2008
New York is way scarier than Chicago...way scarier.
Kate D

Long Island City, NY

#9 Oct 6, 2008
I agree with Blasphemer. Chicago has a decent ghost hunting scene, but if you're a true ghost hunter, NYC is the place to be.
say what

United States

#10 Oct 6, 2008
Try Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas! I know someone who was heading out to western Ne. and saw a pioneer woman dressed in black walking in a wheat field. This is in the middle of nowhere!
Mary

Hanover Park, IL

#11 Oct 6, 2008
Hotel Nichols in South Haven is haunted. Goggle them. Their rooms are awesome.
Schmitzie

Long Island City, NY

#12 Oct 9, 2008
Isn't Wrigley Field haunted by a goat ?
Bobby

Chicago, IL

#13 Oct 14, 2008
The Tribune just did a slideshow of the 10 most haunted places in Chicago. Here's the link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-haunted-chi...
Adam Selzer

Chicago, IL

#14 Oct 20, 2008
The Tribune slideshow is off; the Excalibur was never used as a morgue. Stories that it's haunted are, like many of these, just stories someone made up in the 1970s that became a marketing gimmick.
RocketLeopard132 7

Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 30, 2009
i believe in ghosts. a lot of people don't, but i do. maybe i'm crazy or something, i dunno, but the idea of ghosts seems very real to me.
RocketLeopard132 7

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 30, 2009
and no, Schmitzie, Wrigley field is not haunted by a goat. a ghost, maybe, but certainly not a goat.
RocketLeopard132 7

Chicago, IL

#17 Mar 30, 2009
Uri should shut up. ghosts exist.
SpiritWalker

Dayton, OH

#18 Apr 5, 2009
I have yet to go to any of these places, but, I can say this, I am called SpiritWalker for a reason.
And I have experienced mant Spirits with in my years on this earth.
I can tell you now if I visit a place that they say is haunted, I wlll tell you if it is or not.

All these make shift equipment that they use on these paranormal shows are gobblety gook, for you and experience a spirit and it not even read on one of these so called meters.
Janet

Vancouver, WA

#19 Oct 26, 2009
Resurrection Mary makes for a great ghost story. I'd like to learn more about her.
Lulu

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Oct 28, 2009
SpiritWalker wrote:
I have yet to go to any of these places, but, I can say this, I am called SpiritWalker for a reason.
And I have experienced mant Spirits with in my years on this earth.
I can tell you now if I visit a place that they say is haunted, I wlll tell you if it is or not.
All these make shift equipment that they use on these paranormal shows are gobblety gook, for you and experience a spirit and it not even read on one of these so called meters.
Did you give yourself that name, Spirit Walker?

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