With days getting shorter, wind rustling fallen leaves and shadows being cast in peculiar shapes it’s easy to get a bit spooked while walking around your neighborhood on a moonless night. However, if you don’t scare that easily or if you enjoy the rush of a good terror-filled night, check out these northern Illinois ghostly tours for a real hair-raising, paranormal experience.
Need something with a bit of a kick to it to help get you through a night of ghost busting? Amelia’s Galena Ghost Tours has just the right concoction- a Haunted Pub Crawl! During the 2.5 hour tour through the town’s historic, cobble-stoned downtown, enjoy delicious appetizers & drink specials while taking in Galena’s haunted history.
Windy City Haunts
Over the course of it’s history, Chicago has been witness to countless tragedies and numerous macabre murders including The Great Chicago Fire, Eastland Disaster and St. Valentine’s Day Massacre; so it’s no wonder, restless spirits wander eternally through poorly lit alleys, historic neighborhoods and decaying buildings.
Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tours
Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tours offers several tours which examine some of the city’s most famous ghosts and notorious murderers – including Resurrection Mary and H. H. Holmes, also known as the The Devil in the White City.
Searching for spirits closer to home? They’re closer than you think. Disembodied footsteps, spectral images and things that go bump in the night can be found in of all places, Naperville, Aurora and Elgin – okay, the abandoned former state mental hospital in Elgin is a no-brainer, but some of the other sites that Haunted Hometowns visits might just surprise you.
Nothing screams Halloween like a yard full of creepy decorations, bats hanging from trees and of course a gigantic Halloween Pumpkin! So if you love putting the fright in your neighborhood, enter your Jack O’ Lantern in our Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. It’s easy. Just like our Facebook page and submit your photo, it’s that easy! The designers with the most votes will win a $100, $75 or $50 Visa® Gift Card.
Know any good ghost stories? Please share, we always love a good fright. Happy Halloween!