• Illinois Edition •



Water Tower - Real Chicago Haunted Place

  • 806 N. Michigan Ave.
  • Chicago, IL
  • (312) 742-0808
Average Review
  (2 reviews)
Listing Categories
Open To Public
Yes - Open To Public
Share Your Experiences
This tower dates back to 1869 and is one of the symbols of Old Chicago. It was built for use in firefighting and is believed to be haunted by a man who died in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Instead of running, the man stayed to man the pumps and when the fire got too close, stories say the man chose to hang himself instead of being burned to death. His shadowy figure can sometimes be seen through one of the upstairs windows.
Get Directions

View Larger Map

Recently Shared Experiences & Comments

Share Your Experiences
  • Water tower ghost

    First Time approaching the tower ever ....first window I walked up to ..... there he was

    Posted 11/8/21

    Was this review helpful? YES NO

  • Water tower ghost

    First time approaching this structure ever I Saw the hangman in the window little man and disheveled dirty clothes and hair. Slightly out of focus like most supernatural is.. thank you for not calling the tower iconic. I'm tired of that word iconic ????

    Posted 8/29/21

    Was this review helpful? YES NO

Share Your Experience or Comments - Water Tower
  • Click to rate
  • Do not use all capital letters. No profanity.
  • Tell Us About Your Experience(s) at Water Tower. Be specific.
  • Administrative use only. Will NOT be displayed
  • Did You Have a Paranormal Experience?
  • Have You Been To This Haunt?

  • Would you recommended to a friend?
Get More Info

Contact Phone #: (312) 742-0808

Real Haunt Listing Info

Visitors to this page: 1,282
Last edit to this listing: 3/30/2016 (2935 days ago)

Disclaimer: Illinois Haunted Houses does not endorse or support trespassing to visit real haunts. Before you visit ANY local real haunt, make sure to acquire the appropriate permits and/or permissions, and be respectful of privately owned properties. Countless Haunt Hunters have been arrested, ticketed, and reprimanded by the authorities for trespassing. To avoid this, be sure to get in touch with the property owners before visiting a haunt, and respect their hours of operation, local regulations, and rules for visiting at all times. Happy haunting!
All information on this page was submitted to Illinois Haunted Houses and was believed to be accurate at the time it was posted. Please report any inaccuracies here.