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Chicago Hauntings

Chicago Ghost Tours: Ursula’s World Famous Ghost & Haunting, True Crime & Dark History Tours & Events

“One of the Top Ten Tours in America.”
Haunted America Tours

“The Best of Chicago.”
-Time Out Chicago

“The Real Deal.”
-Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune / WGN TV

“A Great Choice for Everyone.”
-Better Homes & Gardens

“One of the Most Important . . . for Local History.”
-Chicago Magazine

“Starling . . . Informed . . . Intriguing . . . Creepy. The best tour in Chicago. Period.”
-Our Tour Guests

The Dark Side of the Story

You simply cannot see haunted Chicago on foot. The Great Fire scattered Chicago’s settlers far from its center, and you must travel to see where they went–and where their ghosts still tread.

For a generation, we have done haunted Chicago tours right, by taking you to the scenes where our world famous ghost stories still live, getting you off the bus and into the shadows to experience the electricity of these sites for yourself.

Step onto Chicago’s only ghost bus and travel to Chicago’s notorious sites heard of around the world:

-The site of Capone’s bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,

-Hull House, home of the Devil Baby of “Rosemary’s Baby” fame and Chicago’s most haunted house.

-Death site of Resurrection Mary Chicago’s infamous Vanishing Hitchhiker.

-Dillinger’s Alley at the Biograph Theater, site of the gunning down of “Public Enemy Number One” in 1934.

-Lincoln Park, the abandoned site of the original City Cemetery, where 10,000 bodies were left behind after the Great Fire. 

We also offer Chicago’s only public paranormal investigations, where you may join in on a ghost hunt of Lincoln Park, one of Chicago’s most haunted places, and investigate the Cemetery grounds, the site of Suicide Bridge and the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. 

Or take an extended trip for a few hours, a full day, or a weekend. We offer Devil in the White City Tours, Killers of Chicago Tours, Resurrection Mary Tours, Lake County Ghost Adventure Tours and Chicago Hauntings Road Trips. See our featured trips below.

Our Chicago ghost tours and dark Chicago history tours are the result of over one hundred years of collective research by our founder, author and paranormal researcher, Ursula Bielski and her hand picked guides: their interactive studies of almost two hundred years of Chicago history and mystery. Our passion for the dark side of Chicago shows in every tour we host. See why so many have recognized what we do and why our tours and guides have been featured on:

The Original Chicago Hauntings Ghost Bus Tour

THE WORLD FAMOUS SUPERNATURAL EXCURSION

This 2.5-hour coach tour with stops takes you to some of the most actively supernatural locations in the city, where you may experience first hand the chills, touches and visual enigmas that have made these sites a point of pilgrimage for ghost hunters from all over the world. Bring your cameras and recorders. Evidence has been captured by many! Departs from the storied Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Avenue, across from Buckingham Fountain.

Chicago Ghost Tour

The Lincoln Park Ghost Hunt Tour

10,000 GRAVES & THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE

Join us on an eerie, on-foot investigation through one of the city’s most haunted places: Lincoln Park, site of the original City Cemetery. Learn about the Park’s connection to the Great Fire of 1871, the shocking truth about the lost graves of the cemetery, the ghosts of Lincoln Park Zoo, and the secret of the scandalous “Suicide Bridge” over the Lagoon. Then, travel through the neighborhood to the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Departs the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street.

The Devil in the White City Tour

H.H. HOLMES, THE WORLD’S FAIR & VICTORIAN CHICAGO

Join us for an excursion through the spaces and places made famous by Erik Larson’s blockbuster, “The Devil in the White City.” You’ll visit sites of Victorian era intrigue, including the site where the Great Fire began, Prairie Avenue historic district, the World’s Fairgrounds and, yes, the site of the former Murder Castle of the only and only H.H. Holmes, “America’s First Serial Killer.”

Chicago Gangster Tour

Killers of Chicago Tour

GANGSTERS & CRIME, MURDER & MASSACRES

This 6-hour coach tour with stops takes you to the darkest places in Chicago history, from the hunting grounds of killers like John Wayne Gacy to the site of the infamous Murder Castle of H.H. Holmes of “Devil in the White City” and “American Ripper” fame. From the Cook County jail to the location of the Speck mass murder to the site the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Departs from the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Avenue, across from Buckingham Fountain. Includes a food stop. Cash bar.

The Great Lake County Ghost Adventure

AN ALL-DAY EXCURSION THROUGH ONE OF ILLINOIS’ MOST HAUNTED REGIONS

From the notorious “Gate” of Libertyville—where legend tells of a long lost girls’ school massacre—to the wandering spirits of Six Flags amusement park . . . from the ghosts of Cuba Road to the werewolves of Antioch. This 7 hour coach tour with stops will introduce you to the ghost lore of this storied county, stopping for lunch at an actively haunted pub. 7 hour tour includes lunch with soft drinks (cash bar available). BYOB. Departs from Long Grove, Illinois.

The Archer Avenue Triangle Tour

IN SEARCH OF RESURRECTION MARY

Few roads in the world can rival the haunting reputation of Archer Avenue, an ancient Indian trail now known as one of the most haunted roads on Earth. Its ghosts include banshees, werewolves, phantom monks, and Chicago’s most famous ghost, the vanishing hitchhiker known as “Resurrection Mary,” who is said to have burned her ghostly hands into the cemetery gate.  Includes appetizers at a haunted roadhouse. Departs from Willow Springs, southwest of Chicago.

UPCOMING SPECIAL TRIPS & EVENTS

Dells Ghosts

Wisconsin Dells Ghost Adventure

A FULL DAY SEMINAR WITH MEDIUMS, GHOSTLORE, MYSTERY & MORE, DINNER & GHOST WALK OF THE DOWNTOWN DELLS PLUS . . . GHOST HUNT RIPLEY’S  BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

JUNE 15, 2019

$120 includes full day seminar at Great Wolf Lodge 9am to 5pm, dinner, tour & ghost hunt 10pm to 1am at Ripley’s Believe it or Not!  Seminar ticket only $38.  Accommodations not included. Cash bar at dinner.  Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com

The Bell Witch

In Search of the Bell Witch

A ROAD TRIP TO ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED PLACES!

OCTOBER 25-27, 2019

Go in search of one of the greatest haunting legends in history when we travel to TennesSee in search of the Bell Witch, a poltergeist which terrorized even President Andrew Jackson and, it is said, killed the despondent John Bell after months of torture.  Trip includes transportation from Chicago with a pickup in Central Illinois, two nights’ accomodation in Clarksville, tours of the Bell graves, the Bell farm and cabin and the Bell Witch Cave, a welcome dinner and performance of the play, “Spirit” about the legend and legacy of the Bell Witch.

The 2019 Chicago Ghost Conference

OUR 10TH ANNUAL ALL-PARANORMAL WEEKEND!

OCTOBER 18-20, 2019

2 Full days of speakers and workshops Saturday and Sunday. Over 30 vendors and exhibits in our expo room.  Paranormal pro wrestling. Special VIP after hours events, including Archer Avenue Triangle bus tour and VIP dinner Friday, Paranormal Trop Culture Tiki costume party Saturday with music, food and fun, and late night ghost hunt.

URSULA BIELSKI'S CHICAGO HAUNTINGS GHOST STORIES

Ghosts of Flight 191

Chicago Ghosts

THE BUTCHER OF PALOS PARK

Chicago Ghosts

The Demon of Lemont

Astonishing New Ghost Photograph from Bachelors Grove Cemetery

Chief Black Hawk

“He’s on the Wall!” : the Strange, Ghostly History of Chief Black Hawk

Bachelors Grove

What’s in a Name? Mysterious origins of “Bachelors Grove”

The Mystifying Silence and the Ghosts of Graceland Cemetery

Resurrection Mary

Resurrection Mary: the Queen of Chicago’s Haunted Archer Avenue

Muldoon

The Custom House

The Haunted Palace: Ghosts and Hauntings of the Museum of Science and Industry

“The Massacre Trees”—The Roots of Chicago’s Story

Gary, Indiana’s House of 2000 Demons: An American Horror Story

The “Old Red Ship” and a Woman in Black: Ghosts of Chicago’s Maxwell Street Police Station

The Vatican and the Voices: What the Church Says About EVP

The Chicago Undertakers Who Turned Bodies to Stone

How I Came to Believe in Fairies

Banshees, Bridgeport Bishops and Bugs . . . B’GORA! Chicago’s Irish Ghosts

Stone Cold Haunted: Chicago’s Limestone Ghosts

Wild Nights: Ghost Hunting Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo (Part 2): The Primate House

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