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SLIDESHOW: Chicagoland’s Most Haunted Locations

By Alban Karanfili

Interests in the paranormal may be highest during the Halloween season, but that does not mean ghostly spirits from the past are not there all year round. In addition to its stunning architecture and relaxing view of the lake, Chicago and its suburbs also have their dark side. From The Drake Hotel near the Magnificent Mile to the White Cemetery 25 miles from the city, ghosts from the past continue to haunt the region.

Weird Chicago offers several tours for those brave enough to get a close-up look at the city’s haunted history.











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While the Drake Hotel is known for its beautiful interior, it carries a dark history. Suicides and murders from the past continue to haunt the hotel. Employees have reported seeing apparitions of men looking out the windows of unoccupied rooms. Reports of a man asking where his room is, then mysteriously disappearing, have also been reported by hotel staff. Noises coming from the dining hall, cold spots, and bizarre uneasy feelings are most common among hotel visitors, as well as staff. The story of the dining hall is that, Alexander Revella, a wealthy Chicago businessman, committed suicide in 1931, by jumping out the window and landing on the roof of the dining hall. Al Capone and his gang also frequented the hotel.

  • written by Alban Karanfili on October 20th, 2013
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