Do ghosts really exist, or is "ghostly phenomena" just strange stuff that gets blamed on dead people? Giving you the real story, professional ghostbuster and skeptic Adam Selzer of Weird Chicago Tours delves into a mysterious death at a former funeral parlor, nightly ghost sightings at Hull House, and more. Proving that not all ghost hunters are kooks (some are just geeks gone wild), Selzer showcases true spooky tales worldwide, a history of hauntings, the art of ghost hunting, and cool evidence of paranormal phenomena and the supernatural. These ghost stories will make you want to investigate that cemetery down the road to see if it's haunted—or just dark and creepy.
"Any remotely spooky place that people sneak into in order to get wasted will eventually turn up on a TV show, website, or book about ghosts." —Selzer's First Theorem
As a paranormal investigator, one of the first questions Debi Chestnut is often asked is, “How did the ghost get here?” The answer isn’t as simple as it sounds—it requires asking a lot of questions of the homeowner and conducting hours of research. That said, Chestnut believes there are generally five reasons why a ghost takes up residence in a home. Here the Is Your House Haunted? author discusses five main reasons your house may be haunted.
Adam Selzer, author of Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps and a tour guide for Weird Chicago Tours, took a chance one night on a stop at Sobieski Street (or at least where Sobieski Street should have been) to investigate H.H. Holmes, America's first known serial killer. But with all the conflicting information about Holmes, can a haunting be proof of a crime?
Whatever your background is, it's bound to happen to you: the scary paranormal case. We're not talking about your run-of-the-mill haunting here. We're talking portal hauntings, negative entities, and bad earthbound spirits—in a nutshell, things that scare us!
These cases usually start out as a seemingly routine investigation; then, somewhere... read this article