Chad Lewis, author of "Illinois Guide to Haunted Locations," visits Bachelor's Grove Cemetery in Midlothian, where a ghostly woman in a white dress is said roam. (Tribune photo by David Pierini / May 20, 2009)
Four "haunted" sites from "The Illinois Road Guide to Haunted Locations"
Ghost story: Many believe Bachelor's Grove is the most haunted cemetery in the world. Reported bizarre haunting experiences include mysterious colored lights, strange ghostly sounds, a vanishing haunted house, trees that shake violently, phantom cars that appear and disappear, faces in the mist, cold spots, apparitions of a "White Lady," a glowing man wearing a yellow suit and hat, and a two-headed monster.
Ghost story: A beautiful young woman died on Archer Road sometime in the 1930s. Some believe she was returning from a local ballroom when she was killed in a car crash or became a victim of a hit-and-run. If you drive down Archer Road you might encounter Resurrection Mary. The ghost also has been known to accept rides from men at the nearby Willowbrook Ballroom in Willow Springs, only to vanish when the car passes Resurrection Cemetery.
Ghost story: Al Capone is buried there and his image has been seen near his gravestone. Some visitors have reported the feeling of being watched.
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre site, 2122 N. Clark St., Chicago
Ghost story: Capone is believed to be responsible for the slaying of seven men from a rival gang at the site, which was once a parking garage and is now a grassy field. Some feel negative energy around the site and have heard sounds of machine guns and mysterious screams and sobs. Dogs are known to growl and cower in fear around the area.