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Real Haunted Places Across Illinois

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Illinois's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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  •   Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, IL
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    The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is located where there once was a cemetery. The Chicago City Cemetery was open from 1843 to 1859 and it held the remains of more than 35,000 people. Stories say that as many as 12,000 bodies still remain under the zoo, which is to blame for most of the hauntings that take place there. Some of the eerie occurrences at the zoo include that of ghosts... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Willow Creek Farm Shannon, IL
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    This property dates back to 1800s and was then owned by William Boardman and his wife who were originally from England. Additional homes had been built around the property to accommodate his daughters and their families. Prior to the Boardman's using the property as their home, the area belonged to Native Americans. Many have reportedly seen and heard the sounds of Native Americans... Read More

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    This roadhouse restaurant was built in 1922. It was originally the place of Emil Kobel. Kobel dreamed of having a place where locals could gather. The second floor was his family house while the first floor served as a tavern and grocery store. Later a picnic area was also built. Today it stands as a restaurant and bar, but many believe the place is haunted by spirits. Reportedly a... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  • Cuba Road Lake Zurich, IL
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    Paranormal phenomenon is said to exist along this road. There's a cemetery that sits along this road just east of Old Barrington Road. For years haunts have been reported, including a phantom black car that would appear and then vanish, a ghost woman with a lantern who would flag down motorist and then disappear as they stopped for her, and the gangster apparition that would appear in... Read More

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  •   American Flight 191 Crash Site Des Plaines, IL
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    This is the crash site for Flight 191 that came down in 1979 on May 25th. The plane lost parts of its engine during take off and flipped on the runway resulting in an explosion. All crews and passengers were killed including two people on the ground. Those in the adjacent mobile home park nearby the crash site have reported haunting events including white lights moving around the... Read More

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  •   The Drake Hotel Chiacgo, IL
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    Chicago's Drake Hotel dates back to 1920 and has seen the likings of many famous celebrities such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and Princess Diana. There's also some ghostly spirits that like to appear here as well. Some ghostly characters at the Drake Hotel include mourning parents of a 15 year old boy named Bobby... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging | Real Haunted Places

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