Congress Plaza Hotel - Real Chicago Haunt
- 520 S. Michigan Ave.
- Chicago, IL
- (312) 427-3800
This hotel is extremely old and has quite a few ghost stories surrounding it. It was built over 100 years ago, becoming The Congress Plaza Hotel in 1908. It has been said that gangster Al Capone once lived here, while other reports say he once owned the hotel and used it for his headquarters. When research was done though, it was said that Al Capone actually never stayed here but witnesses say his spirit may linger the halls of the hotel.
Guests have reported that Room #441 is one of the most haunted and that you can see a shadowy figure of a woman inside it. There's also the story of "Peg Leg Johnny," who was murdered at the hotel long ago. A workman was said to be buried behind the walls of the hotel when it was being built, and it has been said that his gloved hand sticks out of a wall in the closets behind the balcony in the Gold Room. This room is also rumored to be haunted by some bridesmaids who like to gather around the piano for photos but do not actually show up in the pictures.
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