8 Haunted Places to Visit in Chicago
If you love a good scare, then you may want to take a quick trip down I90 and check out these 8 haunted places in Chicago, which has a reputation for being one of the most haunted cities in America.
I love Halloween, although I am admittedly a big wuss when it comes to haunted things. I have heard that these 8 haunted Chicago locations that I found on Thrillist are the real deal though, friends. Check them out today for a good case of the spooks.
- Excalibur - 632 N. Dearborn St, River North - People and employees have been reporting decades of haunted happenings like children crying, a ghost man in a tuxedo, a woman in red, wine taps suddenly turning on and more ghostly things.
- Country House Restaurant - 241 55th St, Clarendon Hills - Many employee reports of apparitions, strange noises and loud banging, even unexplained activity on security cameras.
- Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - 143rd St at the Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian - Home to hundreds of reports of paranormal activity and mysterious balls of light. Consider one of the most haunted cemeteries in America.
- That Steak Joynt - 1610 N. Wells St, Old Town - Now home to the Adobo Grill, That Steak Joynt's most famous ghost story is that of a waitress being dragged violently towards a staircase by an unseen force that left burning red finger marks on her wrist.
- Red Lion Pub - 2446 N Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Park- Used to be considered that most haunted bar in Chicago and was the home of several ghosts including a scruffy cowboy and a female spirit who loved playing tricks on employees. The Red Lion Pub was rebuilt in recent years though, and there's no word if the ghosts still remain. Maybe you will be the first to witness them.
- Congress Plaza Hotel - 520 S Michigan Ave, Loop - Chicago's most haunted hotel, and it's got the reviews on TripAdvisor to prove it!
- Resurrection Cemetery - 7201 Archer Ave, Justice - Home to Resurrection Mary, the vanishing hitchhiker.
- Harpo Studios - 1058 W. Washington Blvd, West Loop - The former building that housed Harpo Studios was once used as a morgue after the Eastland Disaster where 835 people died after the boat capsized. Several people claim seeing "The Grey Lady", hearing people screaming for help, and children laughing. Now that a new building will be standing in its place, many wonder if the ghosts will remain.