The Disco Salad Bar

Hi, guys. You’ll never believe what I discovered today at the Holmes Murder Castle site. I was there all day with a TV show, including a trip into the basement. I’ll have more details and stories later (and LOTS of photos), but for now all I can do is tease. So, anyway, the mysterious discovery: Read More…

The Chiditarod!

When you’re walking down to the UPS store and see a bunch of guys in chicken suits crossing the road, you should pretty generally go see what’s going on. I crossed the road myself and saw a bunch of costumed guys and decorated shopping carts. I had stumbled onto The Chiditarod, which was described to Read More…

Chicago and the Cardiff Giant

This “petrified cuss,” as he has been irreverently called, was made to order, and made very well. Of course he was made well, because he was made in Chicago. We can manufacture antiquities as easily almost as we make pork out of hogs. – The Chicago Tribune, Dec 9, 1869. The Cardiff Giant, the 10 Read More…

Our Lady of the Underpass

A staple of our tours from Day 1 has been the infamous Virgin Mary Salt Stain – the salt stain on the underpass near Fullerton and Damen that some claimed was a visitation of the Virgin Mary, which they claimed it resembled. The traffic jams to see it died down a few weeks after it’s Read More…