Haunted Chicago: Famous Phantoms, Sinister Sites, and Lingering Legends

Haunted Chicago: Famous Phantoms, Sinister Sites, and Lingering Legends

by Tom Ogden

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Haunted Chicago: Famous Phantoms, Sinister Sites, and Lingering Legends by Tom Ogden

Among this country's many treasures is the city of Chicago, an area filled with creativity and culture. Haunted Chicago, a collection of stories of ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal happenings in Chi-Town, will leave readers delightfully frightened.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762791545
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Haunted Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,206,693
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tom Ogden is one of America's most celebrated magicians. He has appeared on television specials, such as The World's Greatest Magic II (NBC) and The Great Magic of Las Vegas (FOX). The author of several books, including Haunted Highways, Haunted Hollywood, Haunted Theaters, Haunted Hotels, Haunted Cemeteries, and Haunted Greenwich Village (all Globe Pequot Press), as well as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Street Magic, he lives in Hollywood, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction x

Part 1 The Loop and Environs 1

Chapter 1 First Phantoms 2

Fort Dearborn Massacre site 9

Robinson Woods 12

Chapter 2 The Water Tower Terror 15

Water Tower 15

Chapter 3 Richardson Returns 26

Glessner House Museum 26

Chapter 4 The Haunted Hotel 34

Congress Plaza Hotel 34

Chapter 5 The Final Curtain 39

Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre 39

Chodl Auditorium 50

Tivoli Theatre 51

Allstate Arena 52

Chapter 6 The Devil Baby 54

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 58

Chapter 7 The Eastland Disaster 63

Clark Street Bridge 67

Reid Murdoch Building 68

Castle Entertainment Complex 68

Harpo Studios 70

Chapter 8 The Mummy Walks 71

Field Museum of Natural History 71

Chapter 9 Trading Secrets 76

One Financial Place Plaza 76

Chapter 10 Boo Hoo 80

Hooters restaurant 80

Part 2 The North Side and O'Hare 85

Chapter 11 Valentine Daze 86

St. Valentine's Day Massacre site 88

Frank Nitti's suicide spot 96

Biograph Theater 97

Chapter 12 Pub Crawl 99

Bucktown Pub 99

California Clipper 100

Cigars and Stripes 100

Edgewater Lounge 101

Fireside Restaurant & Lounge 101

Gold Star Bar 101

Guthries Tavern 102

Hangge-Uppe 102

Liar's Club 102

Marge's Stilt 103

The Tonic Room 103

Webster's Wine Bar 103

Chapter 13 The Wrigley Wraiths 105

Wrigley Field 105

Chapter 14 The Ghosts of Flight 191 114

American Airlines Flight 191 crash site 119

Blackhawk Estates 120

Terminal 3, Gate K5 (Chicago O'Hare International Airport) 121

Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport 122

Part 3 The South Side 123

Chapter 15 The Headless Horseman 124

Loomis Street 125

Hickory Hills 127

Chapter 16 Dead Letter Office 129

US Post Office in Englewood (formerly "Murder Castle") 129

Chapter 17 School Spirits 139

Hancock High School 139

Hubbard High School 142

Kelvyn Park High School 142

Loyola University Chicago 143

Morton College 143

Chapter 18 The Defense Rests 145

Museum of Science and Industry 146

Jackson Park Lagoon 147

Part 4 West Side Stories and the 'Burbs 155

Chapter 19 Holy Ghosts 156

St. James at Sag Bridge Church and Cemetery 157

Visitation Church 163

St. Rita of Cascia Parish 163

Holy Family Church 165

St. Turibius Church 167

Beverly Unitarian Church 167

St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church 171

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church 171

Chapter 20 Nightmare on Elgin Avenue 173

Lobstein House 175

Kaiser Hall 176

Moline House 176

Lake Shore Place 176

Schweppe Mansion 177

Chapter 21 Boys and Ghouls 179

La Grange Public Library 179

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs-Club One 183

Chapter 22 The Ghost Car 185

Grimes sisters dump site 187

Riverside Road stop sign 188

Chapter 23 Restaurant Revenants 189

Country House 189

Hackney's Palos Park 192

Original Triple Crown Seafood Restaurant 193

Chapter 24 The Light on the Lake 194

Maple Lake 194

Warren Park Administration Building 197

Part 5 Cities of the Dead 199

Chapter 25 Grave Concerns 200

Resurrection Cemetery 202

Acacia Park Cemetery 205

Archer Woods Cemetery 206

Arlington Cemetery 207

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery 207

Bethania Cemetery 209

Bohemian National Cemetery 209

Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Evanston) 210

Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Steger) 210

Clarendon Hills Cemetery 211

Evergreen Cemetery 211

Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park Graceland Cemetery 212

Hinsdale Animal Cemetery 213

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 213

Mount Auburn Cemetery 214

Mount Carmel Cemetery 214

Mount Olivet Cemetery 215

Queen of Heaven Cemetery 216

Rosehill Cemetery 217

Sacred Heart Cemetery 217

St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery 218

Waldheim Cemetery 218

Woodlawn Cemetery 219

Appendix A Second City Sources 221

Appendix B Ghost Tours 232

Appendix C Windy City Whereabouts 239

Appendix D Gone but Not Forgotten 265

Appendix E Maps 279

About the Author 290

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