The “Dead Men Do Tell Tales” saga continues as Troy Taylor and reveals the dark and crime-ridden history of Chicago! Join the author for a look at how the crime, violence and death of yesterday have created the hauntings of today in what has been called “the most haunted city in America”! This page-turning thriller delves into Chicago’s tales of crime, corruption, violence and bloody murder, from the days of gangland violence to the most perplexing unsolved mysteries in the city, and presents a unique perspective...
The “Dead Men Do Tell Tales” saga continues as Troy Taylor and reveals the dark and crime-ridden history of Chicago! Join the author for a look at how the crime, violence and death of yesterday have created the hauntings of today in what has been called “the most haunted city in America”! This page-turning thriller delves into Chicago’s tales of crime, corruption, violence and bloody murder, from the days of gangland violence to the most perplexing unsolved mysteries in the city, and presents a unique perspective on the origins of Chicago’s many ghost stories and unsettling legends.
Discover the bloodcurdling events that have spawned some of Chicago’s greatest ghost stories, including: Torso Murders & Unsolved Crime, the House of Weird Death, Marshall Field Jr. Mystery, Chicago’s Jack the Ripper, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Roadhouse Ghosts of Rico D's, Legend & Lore of John Dillinger, Murder Castle of H.H. Holmes, Sausage Factory Murders, Ghosts of the “Ragged Stranger” Case, Leopold & Loeb, Grimes Sisters Murders, Ghosts of Wolf Lake and Much More!
Troy Taylor is an occultist, supernatural historian and the author of 86 books on ghosts, hauntings, history, crime and the unexplained in America. He is also the founder of the American Ghost Society and the owner of the Illinois and American Hauntings Tour companies.
Taylor shares a birthday with one of his favorite authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald, but instead of living in New York and Paris like Fitzgerald, Taylor grew up in Illinois. Raised on the prairies of the state, he developed an interest in "things that go bump in the night" at an early age and as a young man, developing ghost tours and writing about haunts in Chicago and Central Illinois.
He began his first book in 1989, which delved into the history and hauntings of Decatur, Illinois, and in 1994, it spawned the Haunted Decatur Tour -- and eventually led to the founding of his Illinois Hauntings Tours (with current tours in Alton, Chicago, Decatur, Lebanon & Jacksonville) and the American Hauntings Tours, which travel all over the country in search of haunted places.
In 1996, Taylor organized a group of ghost enthusiasts into an investigation team and the American Ghost Society was launched, gained over 600 members in the years that followed. The organization continues today as one of America’s largest and most honored research groups.
In 1997, Taylor launched the Haunted America Conference, regarded as "America's Original Ghost Conference" in Decatur, Illinois. After a number of years in Alton, Illinois, the conference has returned to its original site at the Lincoln Theater in Decatur. The Haunted America Conference remains the most imitated conference in the country and in 2012, held the 16th annual events in Illinois.
In addition to the tour companies and Haunted America Conference, Taylor is also the founder of Whitechapel Press, a publishing company for books about the supernatural that he started in 1993, and Dark Haven Entertainment.
Along with writing about the unusual and hosting tours, Taylor is also a public speaker on the subject of ghosts and hauntings. has appeared in scores of newspaper and magazine articles about the subject and in hundreds of radio and television broadcasts about the supernatural. Troy has appeared in documentary productions for TLC, The History Channel, A & E, Discovery Channel, PBS, and many more! Troy currently resides in Illinois.