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Ursula Bielski
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Time to book your private haunted Chicago walking tour for the spring or summer! Groups of 10 to 30 are 20 percent off when you mention my blog! Get a group of friends together after work or bring your team, scouts or birthday parties of all ages. Three routes: Lincoln Park, South Loop or Loop/River North. Write us at chicagoghoststours@gmail.com for more information!

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The Chicago Undertakers who Turned Bodies to Stone
Former site of the Boydston Brothers Funeral Home on Cottage Grove Avenue In late Victorian Chicago, Cottage Grove Avenue ran through one of the most fashionable districts in the city. Among the local businesses serving the posh residents of the area was th...

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More paranormal fun for St. Patrick's week.... Do you believe in fairies?

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21st Century Fairies: Are you for Real?
As adults, we assume that children live in a world
where reality and imagination hold equal sway, but this may not be as true as
we think.  Many paranormal researchers
believe that much of what we pass off as “imaginary” in children may actually
be part of ...

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Banshees, Bridgeport, Bishops and Bugs . . . B'Gora! Chicago's Irish Ghosts
It’s March again Chicago, home of one of the largest concentrations of Irish heritage in the world, and time once more for the city’s Irish Chicago ghost stories, which include some of the darkest in the town's vast ghostlore, but some of the most sacred an...

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In the 19th century, when Chicago was bourgoning, no stone was more appealing than our local limestone. Hailing from the region just southwest of the city, Lemont (or Joliet) limestone became one of the most desirable building materials in the nation; its b...

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Wild Nights: Ghost Hunting Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo (Part 2): The Primate House
My first exposure to primates as a child was at the old "Children's Zoo" at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo: a building next to the Sea Lion pool which focused on education for young children, where my dad would take me as part of our regular "rounds" about the ...
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