So they’ve started to build townhouses at Oak and Cleveland, the intersection once known as “Death Corner.” It averaged about a murder a week in the 1910s. Death Corner sat right in the heart of the neighborhood that was then known as Little Hell, where Black Hand gangsters terrorized citizens and cops traveled only in pairs. Hector and I were joined by Amelia Cotter, my Chicago Hauntings colleague, and a bunch of friends and family as we swung by to see if any ghosts were showing up these days.
In the process of doing more research, we found that in 1901, a school that stood on the site once had a real problem with a “satanic confession” called Gumacco. The articles we found about it were so much fun that we just had to share them!