Ghosts of Northern Illinois

Overview

There are a host of ghostly tales and legends surrounding Chicago, Rockford, Dekalb, Dixon, Byron, and other cities in towns in the Prairie State! In Ghosts of Northern Illinois, meet the spirit of a woman who was brutally murdered in the 1940s. Shiver as you learn about a blue figure that runs down the alley adjacent to the Biograph Theater, then falls to the ground and disappears. Encounter a phantom jogger, the Madonna of Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, and the mysterious scent of perfume at the Coronado Theater. ...

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Overview

There are a host of ghostly tales and legends surrounding Chicago, Rockford, Dekalb, Dixon, Byron, and other cities in towns in the Prairie State! In Ghosts of Northern Illinois, meet the spirit of a woman who was brutally murdered in the 1940s. Shiver as you learn about a blue figure that runs down the alley adjacent to the Biograph Theater, then falls to the ground and disappears. Encounter a phantom jogger, the Madonna of Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, and the mysterious scent of perfume at the Coronado Theater. Come and visit Willow Creek Farm, one of the top-ten haunted houses in Illinois, where over 30 spirits have been detected! Think Illinois looks calm and peaceful? Think again!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764340239
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Osborne is the author of South Bend Ghosts and has been a bookseller, a pizza restaurant manager, and an improvisational comedian. He and Jadzia, the One-eyed Wonder Dog, live in rural Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Author's Note 7

Part 1 Winnebago County 9

The Coronado Performing Arts Center 11

Investigation: The Coronado Theater 21

Rockford College 26

The Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum 30

Part 2 Ogle County 37

The Roadhouse 39

The Phantom Lady of Kennedy Hill Road 47

Part 3 Lee County 50

Bloody Gulch Road 51

Part 4 Dekalb County 56

The Lodge Investigation 57

A Private House in Dekalb 62

Part 5 McHenry County 69

A Private Home in Crystal Lake 70

The Woodstock Opera House 73

Part 6 Cook County 75

Resurrection Mary 78

An Apartment in Chicago 83

The Biograph Theater 86

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery 92

Part 7 Stephenson and Carroll Counties 96

The Saltbox Place 98

Raven's Grin Inn 102

Willow Creek Farm 108

Investigation: Willow Creek Farm 117

Conclusion 126

Resource Index 127

Sources and Recommended Reading 128

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