Some New Hull House Information

Charles Hull’s monument at Rose Hill. When the grounds were dedicated in the late 1850s, many prominent citizens stayed after the ceremonies to pick out their plots. Being so close to the gate, I assume that Charles was one of them. While I was the University of Chicago library today, I ran across an 1867 book Read More…

Shadows at the Body Dump?

Some interesting shots from the tours lately.  First of all, for you Hull House fans, the last tree in the adjacent courtyard (subject of much ghostlore and superstition) fell down some time in the last week: The garden / courtyard area is the subject of a lot of real nonsense stories that go around – Read More…

Some shots from our Tumblr

Now and then I’ll have some fun with instagram filters and post stuff up on our tumblr. Here are three recent ones: Floor 12N on the Congress Hotel. This is the floor the staff always tells me is the spookiest one. This blank space on that floor may have inspired the legend of “the room Read More…

A New Hull House Ghost Shot

You know what I say, folks: there’s no such thing as good ghost evidence, only cool ghost evidence. Well, here’s a cool one for you. This was taken on one of my tours this past weekend, and shows what looks like a baby on the staircase at Hull House: A close-up, with the contrast adjusted very slightly: Read More…

The “Glinda Orb”

I suppose that on any website that deals with ghostlore, we have to deal with “orbs” from time to time. Orbs are little white or grey balls of light that often appear in photos, and some say that they’re ghosts. Most of the time, they turn out to be something else – dust, the result Read More…