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Abandoned Haunted House Complex

Located in Mount Pleasant (262) 886-1182-->

Take on four terrifying haunted houses this Halloween Season at the Abandoned Haunted House Complex, including the Ambush Haunted House, Hysteria Haunted House, Stalker Haunted Corn Field and Shoot a Freak! Read More

Basement of the Dead Haunted House

Located in Aurora 630-896-2466-->

Grab some friends and brave the terror that awaits at Basement of the Dead Haunted House - that is, if you dare enter in the first place! Read More

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Soul Reapers Haunted House

Located in Wilmot (754)-666-FEAR-->

Soul Reapers Haunted House exists for this reason. What's a Soul Reaper? They are the scariest, most ruthless monsters of Hell and Satan has summoned them to devour your pathetic souls! Hearing your screams brings the Soul Reapers great satisfaction. Will you accept the challenge?! Read More

Disturbia Haunted House

Located in Downers Grove 630-896-2466-->

The legendary Disturbia Haunted House has been resurrected from the depths of Hell! Come relive your darkest nightmares and experience all new evils. Only in Downers Grove and presented by Basement of the Dead. Read More

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Windy City Ghosts

Located in Chicago 844-757-5657-->

Windy City Ghosts The Great Fire, Al Capone, prohibition, and violent riots have left indelible scars on Chicago, giving birth to the real ghosts and hauntings of the Windy City. Book Now and embark on a blood-curdling ghost tour of Chicago to delve into the city's most haunted locations. Discover Read More

The Hill Has Eyes

Located in Franklin 414-908-6322-->

4 Attractions for the Price of 1! The drivers didn’t know they were hauling truckloads of chemical waste to the old abandoned quarry outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Under a blood moon, they dumped their cargo without any warning to the nearby trailer park. A simple wooden sign was posted into the Read More

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HellsGate Haunted House

Located in Lockport 605-301-4283-->

Hidden deep in the woods, HellsGate is a multi-level mansion filled with secret passages, giant slides, ghastly secrets, undead abominations, really nervous groundskeepers and a darkness that the gate can no longer contain! This is not just a haunted house, it’s an adventure! Since you were a kid, Read More

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Curse of the Bayou

Located in Lockport 815-838-1183-->

Are you one of the brave souls to seek out the underground of Dellwood Park? We dare you to attempt the Curse of the Bayou. The veil between the living and the dead has been lifted, and a powerful Voodoo Priestess has been called forth from her home in the swamps. She commands a legion of fiendish Read More

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Undead Acres

Located in Monee (708) 534-3600-->

Undead Acres offers a ton of scary-good fun, including a Paintball Shooting Gallery, Haunted Terror Trail, Zombie Paintball and even Corn Cannons! Read More

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Reaper's Realm

Located in Hammond 219-853-0518-->

Do you DARE TO ROAM THE REALM? Find yourself within the walls of this eerily HAUNTED 1920’s Stone Mansion with its 3 FLOORS OF TERROR.Evil lurks around each corner as demented spirits, seedy characters, and disturbed demons are trapped for eternity General Information Please understand that our Read More

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Hayride of Horror

Hayride of Horror: Dellwood has always been a family destination for recreation and entertainment. We invite you to ride our Hayride of Horror through the heart of this great park while the spirits of the long forgotten welcome you home. Dark and mysterious forces will toy with your imagination as Read More

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Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour

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Looking for something Spooky and Free to do this Halloween?

Pick up a complete list of the “Best in St. Charles” Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour.

Pack up your Family for an evening out on a self-guided tour.  Drive and walk by dozens of the spookiest houses and admire the ghoulish yard displays of St. Charles’ finest home haunters. 

DARE TO ENTER THE CONTEST! Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Want to participate in Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour? Contest is open to all residents with a St. Charles address or living within the St. Charles Park District’s boundaries.  Entry forms must be completed and returned by Oct. 11, 2023. To submit a form Click Here…

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Award categories include: Best Rookie, Craftiest Creeper, Best Actors, Judges’ Favorite, Eeriest Haunt (without actors), Best Use of Technology and Family Fun. Remember you can vote online for the People’s Choice Award through October 31.  VOTE HERE…  Starting Oct 13, 2023

Complete lists of all the houses on the tour are available at any Park District facility or at www.stcparks.org .

Please be courteous and respect the homeowners’ rights and properties during your tour.

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Haunted Houses, Spook Walks & Other Halloween Attractions in Saint Charles

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Windy City Ghosts

Located in Chicago 844-757-5657-->

Windy City Ghosts The Great Fire, Al Capone, prohibition, and violent riots have left indelible scars on Chicago, giving birth to the real ghosts and hauntings of the Windy City. Book Now and embark on a blood-curdling ghost tour of Chicago to delve into the city's most haunted locations. Discover Read More

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Curse of the Bayou

Located in Lockport 815-838-1183-->

Are you one of the brave souls to seek out the underground of Dellwood Park? We dare you to attempt the Curse of the Bayou. The veil between the living and the dead has been lifted, and a powerful Voodoo Priestess has been called forth from her home in the swamps. She commands a legion of fiendish Read More

Basement of the Dead Haunted House

Located in Aurora 630-896-2466-->

Basement of the Dead: In the late 1920’s, Walker Laundry opened at 42 West New York St. and became Aurora’s largest laundry Company. Around 1945 Imus Kilya was working there as maintenance engineer. His son Al came to work as his assistant in 1960. Heat for the building and steam for the presses Read More

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Reaper's Realm

Located in Hammond 219-853-0518-->

Do you DARE TO ROAM THE REALM? Find yourself within the walls of this eerily HAUNTED 1920’s Stone Mansion with its 3 FLOORS OF TERROR.Evil lurks around each corner as demented spirits, seedy characters, and disturbed demons are trapped for eternity General Information Please understand that our Read More

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HellsGate Haunted House

Located in Lockport 605-301-4283-->

Hidden deep in the woods, HellsGate is a multi-level mansion filled with secret passages, giant slides, ghastly secrets, undead abominations, really nervous groundskeepers and a darkness that the gate can no longer contain! This is not just a haunted house, it’s an adventure! Since you were a kid, Read More

Disturbia Haunted House

Located in Downers Grove 630-896-2466-->

The legendary Disturbia Haunted House has been resurrected from the depths of Hell! Come relive your darkest nightmares and experience all new evils. Only in Downers Grove and presented by Basement of the Dead. Read More

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Undead Acres

Located in Monee (708) 534-3600-->

Join us on a zombie hunting safari, wielding your trusty paintball gun against the legions of undead. WILL YOU SURVIVE??? Zombie Paintball Ride through our Zombie Infested Nursery in our specially designed paintball trailers with mounted paintball guns. Shoot live zombies!! But don't worry, they Read More

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Hayride of Horror

Hayride of Horror: Dellwood has always been a family destination for recreation and entertainment. We invite you to ride our Hayride of Horror through the heart of this great park while the spirits of the long forgotten welcome you home. Dark and mysterious forces will toy with your imagination as Read More

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The St. Charles Haunted House Association is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to funding youth programs in our community. We operate every year during September/October in support of our main haunted attraction, The Village of the Living Dead. We total over $800,000 in fundraising since our opening year in 1985.

In addition to funding youth programs throughout Michigan, we’re also dedicated to helping causes such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Village of the Living Dead Holiday Haunt, which gathers donations for local food pantries. We invite grant requests and hold additional fundraisers throughout the year.

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Ghosts of geneva: a ghastly downtown tour, downtown geneva is reportedly home to one of the most haunted blocks in all of kane county..

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Downtown Geneva is home to several haunted buildings, including the city's first hospital.

GENEVA, IL — Geneva’s annual ghost tours have been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the city’s renowned spirits will be resting any easier this year.

Residents can lead their own mini-tours through downtown Geneva, which may be home to the most haunted block in all of Kane County. Ghosts are said to make their presence well known in several buildings along South Third Street, including the city's first hospital.

Start your tour at the Charles Wells House at 220 S. Third St., a popular pilgrimage for local ghost hunters during the Halloween season.

Find out what's happening in Geneva with free, real-time updates from Patch.

The home was built in the 1850s for its namesake, a lawyer who later served as a major in the Civil War. Its next tenant turned the home into his medical office, and in 1908, the home welcomed its first patients as the Colonial Hospital, according to the Geneva History Museum.

The Colonial Hospital was an estuary of life and death for nearly two decades, with babies being delivered alongside sick and dying patients in the small 10-room hospital.

Many businesses have used the Wells House in the century since, and some employees are adamant patients’ spirits are trapped within the walls of the home, according to the museum.

The Wells House ghosts are thought to be innocent, with most experiences just light-hearted “pranks,” like items falling off shelves, radio stations changing and bells ringing for no reason, Geneva History Museum Director Terry Emma wrote in an article for Kane County Connects.

Many who have walked through the house have claimed to experience something from the other side, while some are certain one of the spirits is a hospital chef after smelling food cooking, local author Donna Latham has said.

Residents might be able to catch a free concert at the Cory House at 216 James St., which is said to be haunted by the spirit of music teacher Miss Vere Cory. Some claim they can still hear her giving lessons though there is no piano in the house, according to Latham.

Those who find themselves a bit hungry from the tour — and the aromas at the Wells House — can stop by Chianti’s restaurant just a few hundred feet north of the Wells House.

Latham, of Batavia, told the Kane County Chronicle the restaurant is “unbelievably haunted” and “crawling with ghosts” that touch people’s shoulders and mess with the lights. The restaurant’s kitchen is haunted by a young girl in a red dress, who bangs on countertops and messes with pots and pans, Latham said.

Not a bad spot for a ghostly nightcap.

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Here is the official 2023 Haunted House Chicago Review Team and media visitation schedule. Find us at all of the great haunted attractions in the Chicagoland area, get some free stuff, pose in some pictures, and maybe even win some contests! Make sure to tag us on social media and win tickets to attractions, Midwest Haunters Convention, HHC swag, and much more!

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Raven’s Grin Inn; Mount Carroll, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Saturday, September 16, 2023: Season Kickoff

Niles Haunted Scream Park; Niles, MI [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Terror Roulette; South Barrington, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Six Flags Great America Fright Fest; Gurnee, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Friday, September 29 , 2023

Fear Fest Haunted House; South Beloit, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Hoppers Haunted House; Rockford, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Heaps Haunted Corn Maze; Minooka, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] HorrorProps (Formerly Infested Oaks); Plainfield, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tour Haunted House Chicago Afterparty at HellsGate Haunted House [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Sonny Acres Haunted Barn and Hayride; West Chicago, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Monster Purge; St. Charles, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Thursday, October 5, 2023

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago; Schiller Park, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Friday, October 6, 2023

Disturbia Haunted House; Downers Grove, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Killdare Haunted City; Bridgeview, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Midnight Terror Haunted House; Oak Lawn, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tour Haunted House Chicago Afterparty at Midnight Terror Haunted House [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Saturday, October 7, 2023

The Hill Has Eyes Haunted House; Franklin, WI [ Visitation Breakdown ] Realm of Terror Haunted House; Round Lake Beach, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tour Haunted House Chicago Afterparty at Realm of Terror Haunted House [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Basement of the Dead Haunted House; Aurora, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Massacre Haunted House; Montgomery, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Sideshow Gelato; Chicago, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Scary Perry’s Halloween Store; Chicago, IL  [ Visitation Breakdown ] Catacombs Haunted House; Chicago, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Scream Scene Haunted House; Skokie, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Soul Reapers Haunted House; Wilmot, WI [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Karnival of Karnage; Belvedere, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Twisted Crypt Haunted House; Rockford, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Haunted Hills Hospital; Crown Point, IN [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Friday, October 20, 2023

HellsGate Haunted House; Lockport, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou; Lockport, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Old Joliet Haunted Prison; Joliet, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Nightmare on Chicago Street; Elgin, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] The Halloween Experience; Elgin, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Evil Intentions Haunted House; Elgin, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Sunday, October 22, 2023

The Park After Dark; Chicago, IL [ Visitation Breakdown ] Reapers Realm Haunted Attractions; Hammond, IN [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Friday, October 27, 2023

Abandoned Haunted House Complex; Mount Pleasant, WI [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Days of the Living Dead LIVE! [ Visitation Breakdown ] Bourbon Street Halloween Bash at 115 Bourbon Street – SPONSORED BY HAUNTED HOUSE CHICAGO! [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Nightmare Haunted House; Minooka, IL (Home Haunt!) [ Visitation Breakdown ] Horror on Highland; Lockport, IL (Home Haunt!) [ Visitation on Breakdown ] Domum Diaboli; Shorewood, IL (Home Haunt!) [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Monday, October 30, 2023: Devil’s Night

House of Creeps; Schaumburg, IL (Home Haunt!) [ Visitation Breakdown ] Voodoo on Vassar; Schaumburg, IL (Home Haunt!) [ Visitation Breakdown ]

Tuesday, October 31, 2023: Halloween

Announcement of Awards -12:00pm/Noon: 2023 New Haunted Attraction of Year [ News Release ] -3:00pm: 2023 Jim Warfield Actor of the Year [ News Release ] -11:59pm: 2023 Haunted Attraction of the Year and Top 13

Friday, November 3, 2023

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

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Criminally Insane Haunted House; Crown Point, IN Lehman Manor; West Chicago, IL (Home Haunt!) Greenbriar Cemetery; Gilberts, IL (Home Haunt!)

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Arcada Theater

St. charles, illinois.

Arcada Theatre, built in 1926 by millionaire and Chicago Tribune cartoonist Lester J. Norris, is haunted by disembodied voices that waft from the balcony throughout the rest of the building, a phantom odd odor, and unexplained cold pockets.

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Hotel Baker

At this splendid historic hotel, originally built in 1928, an apparent suicide is often given as the reason for some strange phenomena. Moaning sounds come from the sixth floor storage area, which used to be used as housing for employees. Folks say in the 1970s, a hotel chambermaid who was ...

Patten House Restaurant

Geneva, illinois.

This historic restaurant dishes up fine southern cuisine, an exquisite range of liquor and a litany of ghost stories. The main spook reported here time and time again is that of a poltergeist that makes itself known on stormy nights. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

Munger Road

Bartlett, illinois.

Munger Road is reportedly haunted by flashing lights, screams that come from the railroad tracks, and phantom trains. Legend has it that a train once hit a school bus, killing the children on board, and their ghosts linger all over the area. But that's not the only legend told about ...

Sunrise Park

Sunrise Park has many different spirits and hauntings; first, the black dog with a human face, speculated to be a demon by those who have seen it, and next, a murderer from the 1800's who murdered children and scattered their bones around the park; his spirit is still rumored to ...

Baymont Inn and Suites

North aurora, illinois.

Claims of a white moving "light" have been seen in the lobby as well as some visitors reporting feeling like they are being choked.

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The Leland Tower

Aurora, illinois.

This 21-story building, the tallest in Aurora, has been the means for several jumping suicides. Evidence that the building is haunted includes reports of bad odors and moaning sounds that come from the elevators.

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Old Rush Copley Memorial

The Old Rush Copley Hospital was build in 1888 and shutdown in 1996. Paranormal researchers and people that have broken in this hospital have heard footsteps,unexplained voices and even apparitions. In one encounter, a group of teens have seen a doll that might have belong to a young child ...

Bloomingdale Road Bride

Glendale heights, illinois.

Under a bridge on Bloomingdale Rd. there is said to be sightings of a teenage girl jumping off the bridge or walking around underneath it. People have also heard crying and screaming. It is said to be that in the 1970's a teenage girl committed suicide by jumping of the ...

Mount Olivet Cemetery

This cemetery dates back to the 1850s, and has a very specific type of haunting. It is said on numerous Internet sites that spectral ghosts wearing 1950s attire are seen throughout the cemetery, only to disappear on second glance.

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Benedictine University

Lisle, illinois.

This university has more than its share of haunts, including a little boy ghost in a blue t-shirt and shorts who wanders around campus, and disappears. Reports say Benedictine Hall was closed because it was so haunted. Its 4th floor was said to be haunted by a clergyman, and in ...

White Cemetery

Barrington, illinois.

Among the phenomena associated with this spot are glowing orbs and mist, a disappearing house and black car, and the sounds of someone walking through leaves. It is said that photographs taken of this cemetery always fail; the photos do not develop or the camera will be lost.

Country House

Clarendon hills, illinois.

The haunting here, which has been profiled on many TV shows and newspaper articles, is a young woman who appeared to have committed suicide by running her car into a tree. Her ghostly figure has been seen walking through the dining room, beckoning customers from an upstairs window and even ...

American Flight 191 Crash Site

Des plaines, illinois.

On May 25, 1979, Flight 191 lost some parts of its engine as it was taking off and flipped on the runway. It exploded into a huge fireball, killing all the crew and passengers aboard and 2 people on the ground. Shortly after, folks reported white lights moving around in ...

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Mount Carmel Cemetery

Hillside, illinois.

This cemetery is said to be haunted by the ghost of Julia Buccola Petta. One family of visitors claim that, upon noticing their small boy was missing, they retraced their steps to find him hand in hand with a lady in a white gown. When they came closer, she disappeared. Al ...

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

25 victims of the Our Lady of Angels Fire of 1958 were buried here in a mass grave. There is a memorial here for the victims of the fire. People visiting the memorial and the cemetery have reported smelling smoke and feeling a burning sensation of smoke while breathing. ...

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O'Hare Airport

Chicago, illinois.

It is reported that spirits still linger from a disaster in 1979, when Flight 191 exploded into flames on the runway, resulting in the deaths of 271 passengers and crew members. According to some sources, flying phantom aircraft also have been seen at O'Hare.

Sheraton Gateway Suites

Rosemont, illinois.

There have been several suicides committed by jumping from this 11-story hotel, and a few drug overdose deaths. Perhaps this is the reason guests have seen apparitions in their rooms and have experienced very odd things. One guest came out of the shower to find her clothes strewn about the ...

Grimes Sisters Murder Site

Burr ridge, illinois.

The Grimes sisters were kidnapped and murdered between December of 1956 and January of 1957. Their bodies were found along this part of the road and the murders were never solved. Photographs have been taken around only to have a young woman appear in the photos. Submitted by Chris Berglund

Long Grove, Illinois

Along Cuba Road, a phantom black car is said to appear near a cemetery or an old house before vanishing away. Trouble is, that house burned down years ago. Also along the road appears a ghost woman carrying a lantern, who flags down motorists and then disappears when they stop ...

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Robinson Woods

The hauntings here can not only be seen and heard, but also smelled. Folks say they have seen shadows, red or white orbs, and an ectoplasm mist that has been caught on camera. Strange sounds and scents of violet and lavender have been witnessed as well; reports say the activity ...

St. James Cemetery - Monks Castle

Lemont, illinois.

Ghosts here include several robed monks who patrol the grounds, chanting in Latin, and a phantom horse and carriage presumed to date back to 1897. A wildly dancing woman in white has also been seen.

John Wayne Gacy House Location

1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy hid the remains of at least 29 different people in and around his home at 8213 W. Summerdale Avenue. The house was demolished in 1979, but locals were mystified by the fact that the lot remained mostly barren for years thereafter - not ...

Flapper Ghost of Waldheim Cemetery

Forest park, illinois.

The Flapper Ghost is a brunette beauty with a bob and 1920s clothing. She has been seen since the 1930s. Her identity remains a mystery, but throughout history she has been seen in the evenings at dance halls and asked for a ride home. She would direct them to Waldheim ...

Willowbrook Ballroom

Willow springs, illinois.

The 1921 Willowbrook Ballroom, formerly called the Oh Henry Ballroom, is a dance venue and banquet facility and is believed to be the last place famed Chicago hitchhiker ghost Resurrection Mary danced before she died. Her ghost is said to appear here and sometimes dance with ballroom patrons. Another interesting note: ...

The Irish Legend

Formerly a speakeasy, this 1915 building was a popular hangout for gang members, including Al Capone. The place has a very violent history, and is haunted by several spirits. These include a bartender who was allegedly pushed down a flight of stairs by a gangster who took a dislike to ...

Showmen's Rest

Showmen's Rest is a section of Woodlawn Cemetery where remains from a 1918 circus-train wreck were buried in a mass grave. Between 60 and 110 employees were killed when another train conductor fell asleep, causing his train to strike the circus train. Many of the victims' names were not known, ...

The ghost light at Maple Lake is, according to local legend, a reddish-yellow orb that appears over the lake and floats into the woods on the other side. It is believed to be the spirit of a man who was decapitated nearby in an accident; the light is his lantern ...

Archer Woods Cemetery

Legend has it that only those leaving the cemetery can see and hear a white, filmy, hovering spirit of a sobbing woman.

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George Stickney House

Woodstock, illinois.

Because of George Stickney's belief in spiritualism, he designed his house with no 90-degree angles inside so that no spirits would be caught in the corners. The Stickneys had 10 children, but only 3 lived to adulthood, and they are said to have regularly conducted seances on the 2nd floor ...

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Portage Woods

Lyons, illinois.

These woods are known by locals to be the home of the ancient gnomes. Beware coming here at night, glowing eyes follow you throughout these woods. Heavy sightings are seen on the other side of the river, just over the railway bridge. (Submitted by Juan Z)

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Resurrection Mary

Justice, illinois.

Resurrection Mary, according to popular local legend, was a pretty young girl who was killed in a hit-and-run accident while walking along Archer Avenue. She had just left the Oh Henry Ballroom after a fight with her boyfriend. The driver left Mary to die. Her grief-stricken parents buried her in ...

Moline House

Berwyn, illinois.

This house is a private residence. According to reports, the Moline House is haunted by shadowed spirits who hide objects or move them to places where they don't belong.

Cigars and Stripes

This bar and lounge is believed to be haunted by a number of spirits. Screams and footsteps are heard in the building when there's no one around. Objects move around by themselves, and at least five people have seen a shadowy apparition moving around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Cicero, illinois.

This is the home of Our Lady of Cicero, a weeping Virgin Mary icon panel. In 1994, during Holy Week, the painting began weeping oil. It was examined by eight orthodox bishops; all determined the tears to be genuine. The Virgin Mary still continues to weep.

Firehouse on North Walker Ave

According to reports, a ghost who is thankful to the firefighters patrols the firehouse, protecting it. Witnesses say they have heard footsteps and seen the firepole covers being opened and closed when everyone is asleep. The firehouse doors also have been known to open themselves almost instantly after the fire ...

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Woodstock Opera House

Interestingly enough, reports say that during any performence here, a certain seat in the balcony (DD113) is always left empty for a resident ghost named Elvira. Her spring-loaded chair has been seen folded down when she is attending a performance. She is said to be very beautiful with long blonde ...

Morton College

The spirit of Emily, a young girl who was murdered, lingers around this school. The murder took place on nearby Laramie Bridge before the school was built. Security guards have seen Emily on the rooftops at night, and theatergoers have heard her in the theater, especially during violent plays that ...

206 N. Broadway

Joliet, illinois.

Built in 1882, the Victorian house at 206 N. Broadway St. was originally a private residence, but was a school and a boardinghouse for women until the 1970s when it again became a private home. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a 19-year-old who was shot ...

Rialto Square Theatre

The Rialto Square Theatre was built as a movie palace and vaudeville venue in 1926. Today, it is said to be haunted by a woman believed to be a former actress. Employees, construction workers and visitors have seen the female form floating throughout the theater. There are also a male ...

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Patrick Haley Mansion

Egyptologist and architect Frank Shaver Allen built this mansion that's been popular with ghost hunters since the '70s. Among the spirits believed to be active here are the architect himself as well as a little boy, an older woman who died on the premises, and a nanny. Perhaps adding to ...

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St Turibius Church

At this old Roman Catholic church, the ghost of a priest named Father Joe Lechert lingers. It is said that after a church reorganization he was let go, and as a result, he died of a broken heart. Parishioners and altar boys say they have seen his ghostly figure and ...

Congress Theater

Congress Theater is said to be haunted by many entities. Witnesses have seen an apparition of a woman and shadow figures and they've heard disembodied footsteps and strange noises.

Saint Benedict Parish

This ornate church with German-imported stained-glass and details was the scene of a tragedy when it was built in 1918. A construction worker on a scaffolding fell to his death near the altar. Some have seen the worker's spirit behind the altar's columns or sitting in the front pews. A ...

Frank Leavy - Firehouse No. 107

According to legend, in 1924 Fireman Frank Leavy had a premonition of his death as he rested with his palm against a windowpane. Sure enough, that very day a wall collapsed during a call, and killed him. His palm print remained on the glass, and no cleanser or glass expert ...

Blood’s Point Cemetery

Belvidere, illinois.

Blood’s Point Cemetery, named after the area's first white settle, Arthur Blood, is said to be a hot spot for the eerie, such as orbs, a vanishing barn, phantom vehicles and a ghost dog that sports glowing red eyes. To add to the spookiness, the nearby railroad bridge was said ...

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Websters Wine Bar

It is said that an apparition of a lumberjack has been seen at the second-floor party room, a lingering spirit from the 1901 building's past.

St. Rita of Cascia

This site is known for a harrowing experience said to have happened on All Souls Day (November 2) in the 1960s. Reports say a small gathering of parishioners witnessed the organ begin to play by itself as 6 robed monks, 3 in red and 3 in white, advanced toward the ...

St. Mary's Cemetery

Evergreen park, illinois.

The cemetery and surrounding areas have seen a lot of violent deaths, but despite that, not a lot of ghostly phenomena have been reported or known here. However, drivers past the cemetery late at night have seen a man leaning against the fence and looking at them as they passed.

Camp Falcon

Saint charles, illinois.

Location is on 143rd street, (Midlothian Turnpike) about about a 1 mile west of Oak Park. Just a mere road across the street from Tinley Creek Woods about half a mile into the woods. It is unknown when the camp grounds were abandoned or why but location has been ...

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A Guide to St. Louis' Ghost Tours and Other Haunted Spots

Tricked-out haunted houses are fun, but some of the most terrifying spots are the ones rooted in real, eerie events from the city's past.

by Melissa Meinzer

October 20, 2016

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Photography by Thomas Crone

The history of St. Louis has no shortage of haunted tales. From the accursed Lemp family to Zombie Road to the events that inspired  The Exorcist , our city has brushes with other worlds and unclean phenomena to spare. We’re in the thick of Halloween madness season, so shut down the Netflix horror marathon, get off the couch, and get really scared. Here’s a half-dozen spooky spots waiting for you around town.

Haunted History Walk

Take an hour-and-a-half walking tour that starts in Laclede’s Landing and covers the Great St. Louis fire, the infamous exorcism, the city’s cholera epidemic, the sandbar known as Bloody Island for the duels that it hosted, and more. Tours run this weekend and next Wednesday through Friday. Book online , or call 314.800.6369. $25. Departing from the Morgan Street Brewery, 721 N. Second .

Haunted History Tours at the Lemp Mansion

The Lemp Mansion is considered one of the nation's top haunted destinations. The Lemp family’s beer business took advantage of the cool, underground caves at Cherokee and DeMenil for beer-making. The company flourished for a time, before a string of tragic events. Unhappy ancestors are said to still linger in the mansion. Call 314-644-1814 to book a tour. 3322 DeMenil Place .

St. Charles Ghost Tours

St. Charles is charming, but it has plenty of creepy manifestations worth checking out. In 1853, bodies and headstones at one of the city's graveyards were moved, but some souls were forgotten. Their bodies remain in St. Charles with no headstones, and they're apparently not thrilled about this development. (And for a less scary treat in St. Charles, check out the Legends & Lanterns festival during the next two weekends.) Ghost tours run Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and sometimes midnight. Call 314-374-6102 to book a tour. $20. 101 S. Main, St. Charles.

Zombie Road

Lawler Ford Road, dubbed “Zombie Road, " is a 2-mile stretch near the Meramec River. It was originally a trail used by Native Americans and early settlers accessing the river. During the Civil War, it was a travel route, and trucks used it to haul gravel from the river. You may or may not find ghosts there these days, but if you trespass after dark it’s a pretty safe bet that you'll find very corporeal police officers willing to write you a ticket. Rock Hollow Trail, Wildwood.

Haunted History Tours of Peabody Opera House

It’s not just melodies that haunt the Peabody Opera House—the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society says it’s one of the most haunted buildings that the group has ever investigated. Many old buildings were torn down to make way for the venue, and according to the society, the previous occupants didn't simply move along peacefully when they were displaced. The tours for this year sold out quickly, but it's never too early to mark your calendars for next October. 1400 Market.

Exorcist House

While you cannot step inside the house ( it's private property ), horror-movie buffs can still drive past the home where the dramatic spiritual cleansing that inspired The Exorcist took place. In 1949, a 14-year-old boy came to St. Louis for treatment of a mysterious affliction; Jesuit priests began praying over him at the house and finally took him to the Alexian Brothers Hospital in South City. 8435 Roanoke (private property).

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We’re a volunteer organization dedicated to funding programs in our community. We operate every year during the month of October in support of our main haunted attraction, The Village of the Living Dead. We’ve become an attraction for the entire state to enjoy. We’ve been ranked #1 in the Tri-Cities, and #3 in Michigan. The success of our haunted house is attributed to both our patrons and volunteers.

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Once Upon A Valentine

Love takes center stage during this inaugural celebration on Main Street.  Once Upon a Valentine: Stories for the Loved & Loveless, unveils a unique blend of history, fun, and spirited entertainment for locals and visitors alike.

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They’ve sallied forth from Salem. They’ve beamed down from outer space. They’ve braved the treacherous waters of the Caribbean…and now they’ve invaded Main Street ! During Legends & Lanterns® the most notorious villains, witches, and phantoms have crawled out from their crypts and have decided to make Saint Charles their new favorite “haunt.” These ne’er-do-wells have assembled during their favorite time of year in order to provide the most entertaining expEERIEnce of your life (or afterlife). But don’t worry, these playful poltergeists have more treats to offer than tricks.

Swap recipes with the Weird Sisters. Learn the origins of your favorite All Hallow’s Eve traditions with Ulchabhán—the Druid Priest. Brainstorm story ideas with Edgar Allan Poe. Get hair care tips from Medusa. Craft the perfect alibi with Lizzie Borden. An endless supply of macabre memories await you.

Legends & Lanterns® Events

The summoning of the spirits: opening ceremony, haunted history trail: discover the mysteries of main street’s past, tinseltown terror: a salute to the golden age of monster movies, morbid curiosity: mourning traditions of the victorian age, plaza del dia de los muertos, writers block, grimm brothers oddities & curiosities, scarecrow glen, gargoyles: history’s stone guardians, botanical rascals: a study of poisonous & carnivorous plants, ghost stories at the first state capitol, van helsing’s boo-venir outpost, scaredy cat scavenger hunt, pumpkin glow, musical entertainment, monster banishing procession & jam-boo-ree.

  

Forget-Me-Not-Plaza (100 Block of South Main)  

Saturdays at 10:55am, Sundays at 11:55am

Our celebration of All Hallow’s Eve gets in touch with its ancient Celtic roots as Ulchabhán—the Druid Priest of Legends & Lanterns® recites the enchanted incantation that opens the portals of time and space, allowing the renowned figures of Halloween history to arrive to Saint Charles from regions beyond. As they take to the streets, the Angry Villagers give fair warning to the local townsfolk—there are monsters on Main!

You’ll never look at Main Street the same way again after taking this new self-guided audio-video walking tour that unearths the true tales of infamy, villainy, and the paranormal that have shaped the legacy of the historic district. See where witches met along Main Street, learn about Edgar Allan Poe’s Saint Charles connection, walk the grounds where a large cemetery once stood, hear the stories of restless spirits and real-life angry villagers that once wandered these brick streets (in addition to plenty of other secrets that you won’t read about in any guidebook!)

Take the HAUNTED HISTORY TRAIL ... if you dare!

Historic KATY Depot in Frontier Park

It’s thrilling! It’s shocking! And it’s coming to a screen near you! Transport yourself back to the bygone era of drive-in theatres as the historic Katy Train Depot in Frontier Park is transformed into an old-fashioned movie house. Relive the nostalgia with clips from your favorite monster classics and SciFi B-movies of the 1930s-1950s. Enjoy some complimentary popcorn (while supplies last) as these vintage monsters, mutants, and maniacs make their return to the big screen.

Evangeline Mortimer, Legends & Lanterns’® official nineteenth century mourner extraordinaire invites you into a world of the macabre, eerie, and bizarre. The Victorians turned grief into an art form in the 19 th century through their curious (and sometimes just plain odd) funeral practices. Journey just steps off of Main Street to Frontier Park as the historic KATY Train Depot comes to “life” with an informative and family-friendly exhibit that features dozens of peculiar authentic artifacts (including mourning gowns, tear vials, and memorial wreaths made of human hair) that seek to illustrate how Victorians revolutionized the bereavement process. Learn why it’s customary to wear black to funerals. Discover why homes have “living” rooms. Decipher what the symbols on old tombstones represent. Explore what customs can still be recognized today and which fads have “died out.”

Berthold Square - 200 Block of South Main

Let the skeletal grand dame La Catrina be your guide as you explore the heritage and vibrant customs of the Mexican Day of the Dead. Far from being a somber occasion, the joyous annual commemoration of Dia de los Muertos (which has origins going back over 2,500 years) honors the souls of departed loved ones through music, stories, food (such as the baking of pan de Muerto , a bone-shaped sweet roll), and the decorating of gravesites and memorial altars (known as ofrenda ) with colorful cempazuchitl (marigolds—orange like the sun, representing hope and life)

Get involved in the celebration while visiting La Plaza del Dia de los Muertos, where you can remember a departed loved one by contributing a memorial marigold to the ofrenda , or get a festive calavera (sugar skull) make-over from one of our professional face painters.

Old Post Office Plaza - 100 Block of South Main

Celebrate the legacy of gothic literature and the creative authors behind history’s most spine-tingling tales with a visit to Writers’ Block. It is here that you will be able to brainstorm story ideas with two of the biggest superstars of the horror genre: Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Perhaps you will be inspired enough to try your hand at writing your own suspenseful poem or short story. You can even post your masterpiece on our “POE” tree, where you can enjoy reading the clever musings left behind by other aspiring authors.

Finally, every festival day at 2 pm, take a crash course through the history of horror literature as Poe and Shelley are joined by the Brothers Grimm to irreverently skewer the classics during a zany, fast-paced show that takes you through an abbreviated journey of your favorite frightful books and fairy tales. From Frankenstein to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow , no monster myth or ghost story is safe!

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Old Post Office Plaza - 100 Block of South main

With a name that is synonymous with Germanic folklore, the Brothers Grimm popularized many traditional oral stories, immortalizing them in their collection of fairy tales. Through their stories, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859) Grimm introduced readers to some of literature’s most nefarious ne’er-do-wells including Hansel and Gretel ’s Gingerbread Witch, the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella ’s Wicked Stepsisters, and the Evil Queen from Snow White.

Recently, the Brothers Grimm have taken their storytelling talents on the road. As traveling bards, they have barnstormed across villages and towns around the world with their makeshift museum in tow…showcasing some of the bizarre artifacts they have collected from their various journeys into the fantasy realms of your favorite stories.

Kister Park - 400 Block of South Main Street

Things in Saint Charles have gone “hay”-wire! Head over to Kister Park to experience Scarecrow Glen. Get into the autumn spirit as you stroll the meandering path around the iconic Main Street Gazebo to get a view of the dozens of clever displays. Whether traditional or imaginative, whimsical or cutting edge, the scarecrows you see here have all come from the creative minds of merchants, organizations, and families from throughout the Saint Charles area and beyond. Be sure to vote for your favorite in our digital “straw” poll!

Forget-Me-Not-Plaza - 100 Block of South Main

Responsible for driving away evil forces, gargoyle lore can be traced back all the way to ancient Egypt and Greece. This educational exhibit seeks to shed light on these stone monsters by answering questions (for instance, what is the difference between a “gargoyle” and a “grotesque?”) while exploring international variations, depictions in popular culture, and the artistry behind these ghastly characters that have captured the imagination for centuries.

Daniel Boone Statue - 700 Block of South Main)

Calling all green thumbs! Enter into the wicked world of gardening with this study of poisonous & carnivorous plants. Gaze upon an eclectic collection of bell jars and terrariums, each containing an assortment of sinister specimens (including Venus Fly Traps, Poison Hemlock, Mandrakes, and a bizarre man-eating plant from outer space named “Audrey II”). Learn the fascinating history and stories behind Mother Nature’s deadliest flora.

First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site - 200 South Main

Daily: 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Join us at the First Missouri State Capitol as several ghostly residents of Saint Charles’ past materialize to share a treasury of spooky short stories and ghost tales that will send a shiver down your spine (and occasionally put a smile on your face).

Kister Park - 400 Block of South Main Street

The name of Van Helsing is synonymous with ghoul eradication, and now a team of professional monster hunters have decided to expand the business by offering up a selection of macabre merchandise. While browsing for the latest model of pitchfork, you will also find a wide array of official Legends & Lanterns® t-shirts and keepsakes that will help you keep the spirit of Halloween going all year long and provide the perfect souvenir to commemorate your visit to Legends & Lanterns®.

Meet Jekyll (the festival’s unofficial feline mascot). Jekyll likes to “hyde” throughout the historic district during Legends & Lanterns®. A clue to our scaredy cat’s whereabouts will be posted each festival day on the official Legends & Lanterns® Facebook page. Take a picture with our frightened feline and show it to one of the volunteers at the Tourism Center (230 South Main Street) in exchange for a small prize.

Don’t forget to share your photos on social media with #LegendsAndLanterns

Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28   (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Join the merchants of Main Street for an enchanting evening of shopping by pumpkin glow. Participating shops along Main Street will decorate their sidewalks and windows with Jack-O-Lanterns of all shapes and sizes and invite you in for a Fall Open House. Get a group together and stroll the sidewalks, take photos of your favorite creations, and discover something new at participating locations. From antiques and curiosities, to dog cookies and discounts, you’re sure to find just the right item. Get a jump start on your Holiday shopping during an enchanted weekend on Main Street. 

The Angry Villagers (A Musical Mob)

What’s a good monster story without a proverbial hoard of angry villagers? This band of bumbling peasants have found their way to Saint Charles in order to vanquish any supernatural visitors. Armed with pitchforks, torches, and cloves of garlic, these villagers are not only angry but—musical! So keep an eye (and an ear) out, they may have a special seasonal tune to share with you—in between their quest to rid Main Street of ghosts, of course.

Torch Songs: A Disgruntled, Musical Rally

Kister Park Gazebo - 400 Block of South Main.

3:00 p.m. Daily

It’s impossible to be angry when the haunting melodies of the Halloween season are brought to life by everyone’s favorite musical mob. Join the Angry Villagers on the steps of the Gazebo in Scarecrow Glen (400 block of South Main) every festival day at 3 pm as they present a creepy chorale of spellbinding tunes that provide the perfect soundtrack for storming a castle.

The Ghouling Stones

Forget-Me-Not Plaza - 100 Block of South Main

Look out! There are some new “rock” stars in town…literally! Long ago in ancient Greece, these musical muses incurred the wrath of Medusa who turned them into stone. But don’t take them for granite…these living statues still retain their voices and have traveled to Saint Charles with one concrete goal in mind: to become one of Legends & Lanterns’® “boulder” attractions.

Dr. Schnabel: The Fiddling Plague Doctor

600 South Main Street

During the Bubonic Plague, medical physicians would travel to infected villages wearing long black coats and their iconic beaked masks (these “beaks” were often stuffed with dried flowers and spices to keep away bad smells which at the time were considered by many to be how the disease spread). These individuals were usually second-rate medical hacks (and in many cases weren’t even doctors at all). In Dr. Schanbel’s case, he believes that music is the best medicine and has traveled to Legends & Lanterns® (with fiddle in tow) in order to heal his “patients” with a prescription of Halloween tunes and hoe-down melodies.

Throughout Historic Main Street

Making their RAT-ical Legends & Lanterns® debut, this duo of devious plague rodents have infested the festival to give the Pied Piper a taste of his own medicine!

The Warbling Gourds

Sure, the tradition of carving Jack-o-Lanterns can be traced back centuries ago, but have you ever heard one sing before? Step into the historic KATY Depot where you will find “Countess Eudora’s House of Magick.” Amid this dusty collection of curios and supplies for soothsayers and spell casters, you will find the Warbling Gourds, a trio of crooning pumpkins. Carve out some time to experience these vocalizing vegetables as they perform their repertoire of amusing Halloween “scare-ols.”

Karaoke with the Phantom of the Opera 

In 1909, French author Gaston Leroux introduced readers to the Phantom of the Opera, the disfigured musical prodigy lurking deep within the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. The story of this ghastly specter has been adapted many times, including Lon Chaney’s 1925 silent film and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster Broadway musical.

Today, having traded in his pipe organ for a karaoke machine, the Phantom prowls the historic district, in search of his new muse. So stay alert! You never know when this Opera Ghost may suddenly appear in order to challenge you to sing for a chance at Legends & Lanterns® stardom.

Starting from the 900 Block of South Main approximately 30 minutes prior to the end of each festival day.

The end of each festival day is heralded by a roundup of your favorite ghouls and villains by the dastardly Angry Villagers. Hoisting their torches and pitchforks, this disgruntled procession starts on the 900 block of South Main where it ultimately arrives on the 400 block of South Main as the Kister Park Gazebo provides the backdrop for an epic musical finale. Will the Legends of Halloween be successful in their quest to take over Main Street? Or will the Angry Villagers get their wish and chase away our ghoulish guests?

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  1. Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour

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