The Hand of Drywall Dave

One thing that we can’t show people during our tours (because it’s in a locked-away section of the Congress Hotel) is the mysterious Hand of Drywall Dave. There have been plenty of murders in the hotel, and there are plenty of ghosts that have been reported – some quite frequently – in the place, but Read More…

Forgotten Chicago Hauntings #1

From time to time, newspapers have been publishing accounts of local haunted houses for well over a century. Many of the best Chicago ghost stories relate to buildings that are now lost and gone forever – for instance, the Robey Tavern on Robey (which is now Damen) and Washington was said to be haunted by Read More…

Belle Gunness Update!

Rich Vitton of the Forest Park Historical Society has sent us an update on Belle Gunness, the murderess about whom we blogged earlier in the week. Belle, if you’ll recall, was exhumed from her resting place at a cemetery in Forest Park to see if the headless corpse was actually hers. According to Andrea Simmons, Read More…

Don’t poke the bear.

I would like to share with you all a very funny and personal moment from one of our tours last night. Now let me preface this by saying that Adam is one of the funniest guys I have ever met and has an intrinsic need to be a smartass. In fact “professional smartass” is on Read More…

That “Haunted” Feeling

Some places just SEEM haunted. When we go to haunted places on the tour, we can usually tell right away whether any given spot is “active” that night or not – it’s a sort of feeling. Ken describes it as a form of psychic ability; I’d describe it more a something similar to telling whether Read More…