Podcast: Resurrection Mary Roundtable

New Episode!Resurrection MaryRoundtable Chat.or archive.org (itunes link willstart leading to the episode by the endof 12/19)More Podcasts above: Mary Bregovy, from the Trib. article about her death. above: the famous bent bars. Last night I met with Ray Johnson, the Haunt Detective, and Dale Kaczmarek from the Ghost Research Society for a roundtable discussion about Read More…

Resurrection Mary: Mary Bojacz?

The great scavenger hunt (or wild goose chase) for the true identity of Resurrection Mary, Chicago’s famous vanishing hitchhiker, continues. Just to re-iterate, what we’re looking for here is a woman, roughly in her late teens, and probably a blonde named Mary, who died circa the 1920s or 30s and was buried at Resurrection Cemetery, Read More…

Resurrection Mary: Mary Petkiewicz?

The Haunt Detective recently put forth another possible candidate for the identity of Resurrection Mary: Mary Petkiewicz. Mrs. Petkiewicz was only 17 when she was killed in an auto wreck on Christmas, 1932. In an accident at 55th and Cicero (the northeast corner of Midway airport), she was crushed to death when a car (driving by the Read More…

The “Resurrection Mary” Gates

They’re gone now, but for about thirty years an important part of Chicago ghostlore was the bent gates at Resurrection Cemetery. Two of the gates were bent, as though someone had tried to pry them apart, with scorch marks where the hands would have been. The story went that a man had been driving past Read More…