Besides reporting strange things that happen our our tours and investigations, one purpose of this blog is to serve as a supplement to the book. Forgotten for years, we present The Mysterious Murder of Amos J. Snell The near-west side… (READ MORE)
(new info added December, 2011) For a time, the best candidate for the “real” Resurrection Mary was Mary Miskowski. According to witness accounts Troy Taylor, my colleague from my time with Weird Chicago, gathered very recenty, Mary Miskowski died on… (READ MORE)
The Tribune, like most papers, followed the Jack the Ripper case closely, printing every rumor (including the stories about a an American suspect named Mr. Tumblety who is now thought to be among the strongest suspects). This is the first… (READ MORE)
We made about 50 “comic book ads” for Weird Chicago, the book. Here are a couple that I don’t think are in the final version!
Over at the Newberry Library, adjacent to Bughouse Square (on Clark, just above Chicago Ave), they have a copy of the First Folio, the 1623 collection of Shakespeare’s plays published by his friends. It’s not exactly complete (it’s missing Pericles… (READ MORE)
Well, this is one for the “we can whine, or we can laugh about it” files. It seems that the first handful of copies of Weird Chicago: The Book will have a misprint on the cover – namely, in the… (READ MORE)
Sorry for the recent silence – we’ve been occupied with doing some intensive research inside of a certain famously haunted place. We can’t talk about it much yet; this is one of those investigations where loose lips might sink ships…. (READ MORE)
One of our favorite topics around here is The Foolkiller, the submarine found in the river in late 1915 that contained the skulls of a dead man and his dog. How old the sub was, who the guy was, and… (READ MORE)