True Tales of Chicago's Famous Phantoms, Haunted History, and Unsolved Mysteries. If you're from Chicago or like to visit here, you've probably been to some of these places. Or at least you've heard of them: The John Hancock Buildling. The Field Museum. Lake Michigan. Navy Pier. Wrigley Field. The Biograph Theater. Graceland Cemetery. They are some of Chicago's landmarks and famous places. They plan an important role in our city's history and character. One more thing...they're haunted! At least that's how it seems. Funny things, frightening things, and unexplainable things can be seen and heard in connection with many of the people, pleaces, and events from Chicago's history. People like Resurrection Mary (she was real!), gangster John Dillinger, and Cubs announcer Harry Caray. Spooky places like cemeteries and not-so-scary places like the schools and beaches you may go to. Horrible historic events like the Fort Dearborn and St. Valentine's Day Massacres. It's no wonder that ghosthunter and author Ursula Bielski believes this is the most haunted city in America! Read these nineteen tales and decide for yourself just how creepy Chicago is and whether or not your city is haunted by the people and events of its past.
|Publisher:||Thunder Bay Press MI|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Ursula Bielski grew up in a haunted house on the North Side of Chicago and still lives in that same neighborhood with her own family. At an early age she became a believer in paranormal experiences, from the curse of the Chicago Cubs at nearby Wrigley Field to the ghosts at local Graceland Cemetery. In college Bielski tagged along with psychology students investigating reported hauntings, and she has been a ghosthunter ever since.
Her interest in the apparent relationship between folklore and ghostly activity led Bielski to write the acclaimed and widely successful book, Chicago Haunts: Ghostlore of the Windy City. A second volume, More Chicago Haunts: Scenes from Myth and Memory, was released in 2000. She also co-authored Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries. This is her first book for younger readers. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.