Since the 1820's, odd 'orbs' have been seen by the fence and occasionally over the road. It is also reported that a 'ghost car' appears in the cemetery and vanishes a few blocks away.
Chicago Biography Theater
The ghost of John Dillinger has been seen running behind the theater where he was killed.
A brunette girl who is buried here has been seen touring Chicago. She has been reported taking the bus.
Since road workers uncovered several bodies under the road, many have seen floating apparitions.
Grace land Cemetery
The ghost of Inez Clarke is said to leave her statue and play in the thunderstorms. Dexter Grave's marked with a hooded figure that is supposed to cause harm. Guarding the tomb of Ludwig Wolff is said to be a green eyed 'ghoulish' looking creature that will howl at the full moon.
St. Andrew's Pub
Reports of being touched and cold spots are common in this pub. The owner reports that glasses and other items are moved from the bar. It is believe that the ghost is a man who fell off a bar stool and died.
A man who was hanged from the tower is said to look out the windows.
Decatur Lincoln Theater
The 'One-Armed Red' has supposedly haunted this theater for over 50 years. It is said the Red lost his balance while working on a steel beam and lost one of his arms when it got caught between to supports. You can hear his footsteps, hear his voice and sometimes see a figure of the one armed man.
After the sudden death of Nels Larson's wife, he took his family and moved. He left everything, the table was still set for dinner. Some reports say that Nels kept a retarded child locked in chains in the house. People have reported seeing a woman standing in the tower and hearing chains rattle on the upper floors. This private residence has changed hand numerous times over the years.
Godfrey Lewis and Clark Community College
Former head mistress is blamed for elevators operating, footsteps and mysterious perfume smells.
Hillside Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Al Capone is said to appear to those who disrespect his plot.
Justice Resurrection Cemetery
The infamous 'Resurrection Mary' haunts this cemetery. She is said to sometimes appear to those driving passed the cemetery, only to disappear if the driver gives her a ride to her former house.
McLeansboro Lakey's Creek
A headless horseman is said to haunt this area for the past 150 years.
Moline 23rd Avenue
A woman is seen wearing 1920's clothing pointing her finger at cars that pass by. She has appeared in peoples houses, yards, in the middle of the street and on the sidewalk.
President Lincoln has been reported over his grave.
Woodstock Opera House
"Elvira" is said to haunt the balcony, since 1890. She supposedly sits in seat # DD-113 and she will boo or bang objects during rehearsals.
the ghost of John Dillinger is seen running in the alley behind this building where he was killed.
Chicago Holy Family Church
parishioners have seen a white apparition here.
Ghost of Indians and strange shadows and balls of light.
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
This is the sight of a load of supernatural occurrences like : a "ghost house " , balls of light , the ghost of a woman and a young child who stand near the shore of a pond where a satanic cult dug up their bones and threw them in the pond . It's an old German cemetery with most of it's headstones dating to early 1900 or even 1800's .
Clarendon Hills The Country House restaurant
It is said that a young women with her child came into the bar one night upset and alone. She became angry when she asked the bartender if she could leave the baby in his care while she went out do some things. He refused, fearing that she was going to abandon her child. She then stormed out of the restraint and sped away in her car. A few miles down the road, the women and her child were found dead in a car accident. Nobody knows whether she intentionally rammed her car into the tree, or is was just an accident. Many people, (mainly the employees) have felt or seen the ghost. She haunts the upstairs storage area where the lockers and dry supplies are. She has locked people inside the room, flickered lights on and off, and broke many dishes and glasses.
Allerton Park Allerton Mansion
There have been reports of a mysterious lady in white. She, according to witnesses and old photos of people that use to go there as guest of Mr. Robert Allerton, is a guest that frequently visited there. She has been seen walking along the pond in the back of the mansion, and in "her" room putting on hats and gloves. She's been heard coming down the stairs and pacing the hall in front of "her" room. This is all I know, I've been to the house many times and I've always noticed a strange feeling in the air. BTW the gardens there are wonderful.
Chicago Red Lion Bar
Just ask some of the "regulars" of the noises, footsteps and voices they hear there on a regular basis.
The depot by the rail road tracks There is a ghosts seen holding and swinging a lantern.
numerous hauntings. The military base ( which is open to the public) is famous for many ghost stories. First of the base is REALLY old. MANY cases of people hearing voices in halls or laughing. Even police written documents of seeing ghosts or other supernatural sights. Especially the water tower story, in which a young lady died in water tower and now she haunts it. In base there are even many EXORCISED BUILDINGS! Where you can even see bricked off rooms where people that died in, the people who haunted the place, THEY ACTUALLY EXORCISED ROOMS BRICKING THEM OFF!
The First Methodist Church of Evanston
The sanctuary is haunted by the ghost of a man in a black business suit. He has the way of not being involved with anyone in the room that all ghosts have. He walks down the side aisle in the sanctuary, coming out from behind one pillar and walking behind the next, but if you look behind the pillar, no one will be there. There are no doors or windows that he could have gone through, and no one in a black business suit was in the room. It is unknown who he is or why he is haunting the church.
Gurnee The Gate
It is a clearing where a little school house was. The house is torn down. The road into the property is blocked off. All that stands is a huge black iron gate. The legend has it that, a crazy man broke into the school house and killed all the children. After decapitating a few of the children the man walked out to the gate and staked the children's head on the sharp points of the black iron fence. The community decided to tear down the house after the tragic act, but The Gate still remains as a memory. And it's told that you can hear children crying, and see heads on the gate every now and then. But just being there looking at The Gate is enough.
Woodstock Opera House
ghost sits in same seat in balcony and is never occupied. it is always left empty for the ghost during any performance. The ghost is seen walking halls and in the upper windows periodically looking out.
Shawneetown The Old Slave House
a tourist attraction for history buffs and ghost hunters alike, once a slave owner's mansion, built in the early 1800's by a man named Crenshaw, the house is now haunted by ghosts of the former slaves, bound there due to the terrible suffering they had to endure at the hands of this cruel man, as well as the ghost of Mrs. Crenshaw, who haunts the second floor. Apparently, her husband not only abused the slaves, but her as well, and there is suspicion she may have had an affair with one of the male slaves.
Mendon Payton's Place
Many years ago, a farmer, who had gone insane, killed his wife and three kids with an ax and then proceeded to the barn to hang himself. Everyone that ventures to the spot where the killings took place, sees strange things. The pathway that the farmer took to the barn, often glows red and sometimes the building that holds the bodies isn't there. The sound of something running through the corn fields is heard also. If one ventures to the barn where the farmer hung himself, sometimes they will see a pitchfork (with no one holding it) bailing hay out of the barn. And sometimes, someone or thing can be seen moving around in the barn.
Bullvalley The house with no corners
This house was built in the 1800's. The family that lived in it all died in the upstairs, the only part of the house with corners. The reason for the downstairs and outer parimeter not having corners was for the purpose of ghosts and spirits to have no place to hide. Late at night, in the dark of the upstairs windows, figures can be seen moving about. Sounds of steps can also be heard faintly. On the second floor is the door to nowhere that is up on the house leading to no deck nor any stairway.
the cemetery where Governor Ogelsby is buried. The ghost of his wife visits his tomb. She will be seen sitting outside his tomb for a few minutes when a group of Indian ghosts come up and chase her off across the bridge leading over the road by the cemetery.
Indian Head Park
About a half block into the woods off the side of German Church Road. The old gravel driveway can barely be seen now that most of it is covered with dirt and grass. You find yourself walking up a slight hill and all of a sudden you find yourself standing on top a an old foundation. The house was torn down and all that is left is the foundation. Behind it is the bog. The bog where the two girls were thrown into after they were drugged, raped, and murdered. The Grime sisters were their names. It is said that the two sisters haunt the wooded area near the house.
Chicago Jane Addams Hull House
Now a museum, said to have been the home of a devil baby. Sightings are still reported, as well as sightings of ghosts and Monks.
Lake Forest Schweppe Mansion
was unoccupied for 50 years after the owner committed suicide, while mourning the death of his wife, Laura Schweppe. The ghost of the family's servant haunts the mansion's hallways and corridors, while the ghosts of the owners haunt the bedrooms. One of the windows of the master bedroom that never needed to be cleaned, while all the others collect dust over the years.
The University of Illinois
The English building is supposed to be haunted. The story is that it was once a girl's dormitory, and a girl killed herself there. Supposedly her spirit haunts the building.
Worth Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
a grave sight of a young girl that omits the smell of roses even though there are no rose bushes to be found anywhere near the grave sight. The grave sight is said to have supernatural powers of healing and occurrences .
Lemont St. James Sag Cemetery
Also known as "Monk's Castle," an old cemetery where monks, a phantom carriage and Lady in white have been seen.
Illinois State University
At an old library in Williams Hall there is said to be the ghost of the original librarian, Angie Milner, haunting the isles. There have been many occasions where books have been mysteriously pushed one by one onto the floor and people have seen a white object out of the corner of their eye. The library was scanned and measured and the results were that there was some type of energy or spirit was present.
Chicago Monks Castle
Suppose to be a religious order that if you try to get onto their land, they will chase you. One particular story was about a bunch of kids going in at night and sneaking around (around 1983 - 1985), they said they saw something in the woods that had glowing red eyes that started to chase them. They made it across the gate, as one of the girls sat down on the curb by the street light, a monk grabbed her, and she was never heard from again.
Cicero Warren Park
Inside the administration building on the top floor people have heard (after hours) what sounds like moaning and footsteps and an actual sighting of a misty apparition, plus doors opening and once a glass window being totally shattered.
Quincy Madison School
In the early 1900's, a house stood in the place where the school is today. A woman, living alone was murdered, and the killers were never found. It is told that she was dragged down the large staircase, then stabbed until her screams stopped. They then hid her body in the closet at the base of the stairs. The bloodstains were never able to be removed completely.
There is a cemetery on Lake Street near the dole mansion this place has been there since the town was first settled. About 5 or 6 yrs. ago a girl committed suicide there. She spread gasoline all over her body and lit herself on fire at the main gate and while in flames she walked to the back of the cemetery. Where she chose her place of death. It was in the far right corner of the yard under a large tree. It has been said that no grass will grow in that area and on certain nights you can see the flames along with a brilliant blue light coming from the cemetery.
A ghost inhabits the local, abandoned candy factory on the West Side of the railroad tracks. She is said to have been killed during a normal day at work. The roof has caved in and covered the spot where she was supposedly killed. When circled, it is possible to see a face or silhouette of the woman in a doorway of window. At night it is also possible to hear her cries just before she died.
Charles Munger Road & Wayne St.
A haunted road were many car lights have been seen and then disappeared. Also old insane asylum which is haunted.
Forest Park Jewish Waldheim Cemetery
A beautiful young spirit with brunette hair is said to hang out at the cemetery gates and at times hitch rides to 'Melody Mills Ballroom' just down the street
Olney Mt.Pleasant Cemetery
An old church stands at the front of the cemetery. This church is said to be haunted. When the front door is knocked on sounds are heard within the church, sometimes choirs, footsteps and strange lights. On some nights funeral sessions are seen at the church. Although no funerals have taken place there since the 50's.
Forest Park Woodlawn Cemetery
In 1918 a train wreck took the lives of the members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus. People report hearing sounds of wild animals coming from the cemetery
Chicago The Dome Room
A nightclub that is very haunted. The building that it occupies once housed a morgue with hundreds of dead bodies. It was also a sewing house that burned in the Great Chicago Fire and claimed many women's lives. Phenomenon occurs there nightly. There have been many eyewitnesses to ghosts and many other things.
Lockport Canal St. Junkyard