by Ursula Bielski
you taken the tour? Are you about to take the tour? Read the books that
started it all. Books are also available worldwide at Amazon.com, etc.
and at most Illinois booksellers.
Haunts: Ghostlore of the Windy City
ruthless gangsters to restless mail order kings, from the Fort Dearborn
Massacre to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the phantom remains of
the passionate people and volatile events of Chicago history have made
the Second City second to none in the annals of American ghostlore.
first edition of Chicago Haunts, author Ursula Bielski captured 160
years of Chicago's haunted history in the first volume ever devoted to
this intriguing subject. Combining lively storytelling with in-depth
historical research, exclusive interviews, and insights from
parapsychology, Bielski penned a unique and fascinating exploration of
the region's supernatural folklore.
this revised edition, Bielski has expanded on many of the original
stories, presenting dozens of new firsthand accounts and a compelling
new theory about the real Resurrection Mary. Join her armchair
expedition through haunted cemeteries, forest preserves, homes,
churches, schools, military sites, and restaurants in search of
Chicago's favorite phantoms.
Chicago Haunts: Scenes From Myth and Memory
Chicago. A town with a past. A
people haunted by its history in more ways than one. A "windy city"
with tales to tell . . .
called Ursula Bielski's Chicago Haunts: Ghostlore of the Windy City a
"must-read," "a masterpiece of the genre," and "an absolutely
first-rate book," and readers agreed.
she's back with more history, more legends, and more hauntings,
including the personal scary stories of Chicago Haunts readers.
Chicago Haunts brings you the Ovaltine factory haunts, the Monster of
63rd Street's castle of terror, phantom blueberry muffins, the ghosts
of Wrigley Field, Al Capone's yacht, and 45 other glimpses into the
haunted myths and memories of Chicagoland.
Haunts 3: Locked-up Stories from an October City
The third and edgiest volume in
Bielski's popular series includes tales of Chicago's most gruesome
killers, Richard Speck and John Wayne Gacy, tales of the Cook County
Courthouse, Dunning Asylum, the Palatine Chicken Massacre, E2 Nightclub
Stampede, and many others, along with--for the first time--Bielski's
own recollections of growing up haunted in one of the world's most
of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries
wonder where Al Capone is buried? How about Clarence Darrow? Muddy
Waters? Harry Caray? Or maybe Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed? And
what really lies beneath home plate at Wrigley Field? Graveyards of
Chicago answers these and other cryptic questions as it charts the lore
and lure of Chicago's ubiquitous burial grounds.
livelier neighborhoods that surround them, Chicago's cemeteries are
often crowded, sometimes weary, ever-sophisticated, and full of
secrets. They are home not only to thousands of individuals who
fashioned the city's singular culture and character, but also to
impressive displays of art and architecture, landscaping and limestone,
egoism and ethnic pride, and the constant reminder that although
physical life must end for us all, personal note—and
shovel and tag along as Ursula Bielski, local historian and author of Chicago Haunts,
and Matt Hucke, photographer and creator of www.graveyards.com, unearth
the legends and legacies that mark Chicago's silent citizens—from
larger-than-lifers and local heroes, to clerics and comedians, machine
mayors and machine-gunners.
Chicago: A Ghosthunter's Tales of the City's Scariest Sites
are about to take an armchair excursion through one of America's
greatest cities—Chicago! Like the millions of tourists who visit
"The Windy City" each year, you'll make stops at world-famous museums,
marvel at towering skyscrapers, explore the town's terrific
neighborhoods, and speed along the shore of Lake Michigan on fabulous
Lake Shore Drive. But unlike those other tourists, we won't be
searching for priceless paintings, pioneering architecture, local
heritage, or luscious views. We’re on the lookout for . . .
history is full of scary stories, terrible fires, hard times,
and the toughest gangsters ever known. What's more, Chicagoans have
always loved to tell of terrifying events that happened—and still
happen—to ordinary people. Hitchhiking phantoms, mysterious
handprints, perfectly preserved corpses: tales of these and other
oddities are told every day in each of the city's neighborhoods, making
Chicago's supernatural folklore some of the strangest in the world. But
this folklore tells more than mere ghost stories; it tells a lot about
the many kinds of people that have lived—and died—in this
endlessly intriguing city.