Chicago Haunted Handbook 99 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around the Windy City

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  • Copyright: 2013-09-24
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
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Chicago Haunted Handbook is the newest book in the Haunted Handbook collection within the popular America's Haunted Road Trip series and is written with the ghost enthusiast in mind. All 100 chapters contain information on the history as well as the haunting surrounding each location, as well as detailed directions on how to locate each site. Many of the chapters also contain insider information that only a local would know, making it easier for ghost hunters to investigate. Ghost hunters Jeff Morris and Vincent Sheilds explore all the best haunted locales Chicago has to offer, including Resurrection Cemetery, Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Murder Castle, St. Valentine's Day Massacre Site, and even Wrigley Field.

Each two page entry includes directions from downtown, an historical overview of the haunted place, the story of ghostly doings in that place, and advice on visiting the place yourself--if you dare.

Author Biography

Jeff Morris achieved his degree in English from the haunted Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and spent the early part of his career as an English instructor at a college in Cincinnati. While teaching, Jeff became interested in the ghost stories in the Cincinnati area. In 2005, he started working with his brother, Michael Morris, on their first book, Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio, which was published in June of 2009 by Arcadia Publishing. Beyond the book, Jeff has become very involved in the paranormal field in the Midwest. In 2006 he and his brother founded Miamitown Ghost Tours, which continues to run year round. In 2009, they joined a paranormal investigation group called CAPER (Cincinnati Area Paranormal Existence Research), and they started an online radio show called “Miamitown Ghost Talk.” In the fall of 2010, both Jeff and Michael published Cincinnati Haunted Handbook. He lives in Cincinnati. Vince Sheilds was born in Elgin, IL in 1984. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2002 and, upon discharge in 2006, moved to Chicago where his fascination with the paranormal really took form. There he formed his website for Chicago Paranormal Investigators with his teammates. They started investigating local haunted hot spots, Chicago favorites, and private homes.

Table of Contents


Section I: Cemeteries

Algonquin Cemetery
Archer Woods Cemetery
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
Bluff City Cemetery
Burr Oak Cemetery
Cavalry Cemetery
Channing Cemetery
County Farm Cemetery (Joliet Potter's Field)
Evangelical Church Cemetery
Graceland Cemetery
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Mt. Thabor Cemetery
Naperville Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery and the Demon Butcher
Oak Woods Cemetery
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
Read Dunning Memorial Grounds
Resurrection Cemetery
River Valley Memorial Gardens
Rose Hill Cemetery
St. James Sag Cemetery
Tyrell Road Cemetery
White Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery

Section II: Bars and Restaurants
Al Capone's Hideaway and Steakhouse
Bucktown Pub
California Clipper
Cigars and Stripes
Clark Street Ale House
Country House Restaurant
Edgewater Lounge
Ethyl's Party
Excaliber Night Club
Fireside Lounge
Gold Star Bar
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Hooters on Wells Steet
House of Blues
Irish Legend
Liar's Club
Metro and Smart Bar
Tonic Room
Webster's Wine Bar
Willowbrook Ballrooms

Section III: Roads and Bridges
Archer Avenue
Axemans Bridge
Blood's Point Road
Camp Douglas
Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge
Cuba Road
Death Corner
Eastland River Disaster Site
Flight 191 Crash Location
Fox River Grove Bus Crash
Frank "the Enforcer" Nitti's Death Site
German Church Road
Munger Road Train Tracks
Randall and 72
Show Factory Road
Square Barn Road
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Site

Section IV: Parks
Dead Man's Creek
Emmerich Park
Fort Dearborn Massacre
Joliet Arsenal
Magic Hedge
Maple Lake
Memorial Park
Park in Covered Bridge Trails
Raceway Woods
Robinson Woods Forest Preserve
Sunrise Park
The Gate
Trout Park
Wrigley Field

Section V: Museums, Theaters, Hotels, and Other Buildings
Colonel Palmer House
Jane Addams Hull House
Polish Museum of America
Antioch Movie Theater
Arcada Theater
Biograph Theater
Ford's Oriental Theater
Rialto Theater
Baymont Inn and Suites (208)
Congress Plaza Hotel
Harpo Studios
Hotel Baker
Leland Tower Suites
Sheraton Gateway Suites Hotel
Chicago Water Tower
Edgewater Athletic Club
Huntley Grease Factory
John Hancock Center
Manteno State Hospital
Murder Castle
O'Hare Airport

Appendix 1: Chapters Organized Geographically
Appendix 2: Daytripping (or in this case...nighttripping)
Appendix 3:
Appendix 4: Location Checklist
About the Authors

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