Haunted Naperville, Illinois

Haunted Naperville, Illinois

by Diane A. Ladley
     
 


Established in 1831, Naperville is one of the oldest settlements in the Greater Chicago area. The city's rich and fascinating heritage has been carefully passed down from one proud generation to the next; however, nowhere has Naperville's ghostly oral tradition and haunted history been preserved until now. Most of Naperville's unique legends--compiled for the…  See more details below

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Established in 1831, Naperville is one of the oldest settlements in the Greater Chicago area. The city's rich and fascinating heritage has been carefully passed down from one proud generation to the next; however, nowhere has Naperville's ghostly oral tradition and haunted history been preserved until now. Most of Naperville's unique legends--compiled for the first time ever in these pages--arose from accounts of actual historic events and from the lives of notable personages in the city's long history. As the tragic events and persons faded from living memory, all that might remain of them would be ghost stories whispered by firelight and, later, by fl ashlight tucked under a teenager's chin at slumber parties. Some eerie legends in these pages have origins that are lost in time, and still other hair-raising ghost stories included in this work are chilling contemporary, firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters within Naperville's sprawling boundaries . . . perhaps from even just down the street.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738561226
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
157
Sales rank:
1,136,097
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Diane A. Ladley was the first to reveal and record Naperville's rich yet obscure ghostly history, meticulously compiled while growing up in Naperville since 1961. A national award-winning professional storyteller, writer, local folklorist, and owner of Historic Ghost Tours of Naperville, Ladley was named by her storytelling peers as "America's Ghost Storyteller" and is known to local residents as "Naperville's Ghost Lady.

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