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There are some who say, "It's down there," and we can only believe them.  
At night, putting your ear to the ground, you can sometimes hear a door slam.

-
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities



U r s u l a  B i e l s k i
(of Chicago Hauntings) 


p  r  e  s  e  n  t s

 Haunted Road Trips


Join
Ursula Bielski, the city's acclaimed ghost hunter and paranormal reseasrcher, as she ushers you into some of the nation's most notorious locations an odyssey of exploration and intrigue.  
Guests are encouraged to bring their own philosophies about the paranormal as well as minds open to the ideas and methods of others.  We'll look forward to talking with guests about each attendee's own spiritual
and paranormal journeys. 
Guests will learn the shadowy history of each meeting place, hear legends of the paranormal as experienced at the site, freely explore the physical surroundings, and participate in a number of spiritual exercises designed to heighten spiritual awareness and paranormal activity.   More than anything else, we'll simply enjoy spending time together in these profoundly intriguing places.

For reservations and more information, call 773-733-2711or
click on the reservation link below for your desired meeting.


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MAY 23/24, 2015

spirits of ROUTE 66
Lincoln Museum, Home and Tomb, Springfield
Original Springs Hotel Ghost Hunt/Overnight, Oakaville
America's Most Haunted: The Lemp Mansion: St. Louis

Join Chicago Hauntings on a Haunted Road Trip Memorial Day Weekend from Chicago to some of the most historic and haunted sites along the northermost leg of America's "Old Road."  

We'll meet for breakfast (and a toast to Chicago's most famous Road Ghost), at Chet's Melody Lounge on Archer Road, across from Resurrection Cemetery, just southwest of Chicago.  Enjoy free overnight parking at Chet's during our trip, which will be by minivan.

First stop is Springfield, Illinois, where we'll visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Lincoln's stunning tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery.   Then we'll head south to Oakaville, Illinois, for an overnight ghost hunt at the Original Springs Hotel, one of the most haunted sites in the region.   In the morning, we'll visit some sites made famous by explorers Lewis & Clark and gather for Sunday dinner at one of the most haunted houses in the world: the notorious Lemp Mansion in St. Louis.  

Ticket price includes transportation from Justice, Illinois, free overning parking, museum admissions, overnight accomodations and ghost hunt in Oakaville, and Sunday family-style chicken dinner at the Lemp Mansion.  Drinks not included. Other meals, drinks and incidentals not included.  

We meet at Chet's Melody Lounge at 730 am Saturday, May 22nd and return Sunday evening, May 23rd at 8pm.  

 For  tickets: https://www.chicagohauntings.com/reservations.html

Input "Route 66" in the "date" field and "payment in full" or "half down" anywhere in the reservation form.




___________ A B O U T    Y O U R    H O S T  ___________


Ursula Bielski is the founder of Chicago Hauntings, Inc.  An historian, writer, and parapsychology enthusiast, she has been writing and lecturing about Chicago's supernatural folklore and the paranormal for more than 20 years and is recognized as a leading authority on the Chicago region's ghostlore and cemetery history. She is the author of five popular and critically acclaimed books on the same subjects, all published by Lake Claremont Press, with more on the way. Ursula's interests in Chicago ghost hunting began at a young age. She grew up in a haunted house on Chicago's north side and received an early education in Chicago history from her father, a Chicago police officer, who introduced Ursula to the ghosts at Graceland Cemetery, Montrose Point and the old lockup at the storied Maxwell Street Police Station. Since that time Ursula has been involved in countless investigations of haunted sites in and around Chicago, including such notorious locales as Wrigley Field, the Congress Hotel, the Indiana Dunes, the Red Lion Pub, Hull House, Bachelors Grove Cemetery, Rose Hill Cemetery, haunted Archer Avenue, Chinatown, the Eastland disaster site, Death Alley, Dillinger's Alley and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre site. Her paranormal travels have also led her to investigate sites as diverse and infamous as the Bell Witch Cave in Tennessee; the Oshkosh, Wisconsin Opera House; New Orleans' House of the Rising Sun; the City Cemetery in Key West, Florida; and the Civil War Battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Aside from her writing, Ursula has been featured on numerous television documentaries, including productions by the A&E Network, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, The Travel Channel, and PBS. She also appears regularly on local Chicago television and radio and lectures throughout the year at various libraries, historical and professional societies. In addition to her books, Ursula is the author of numerous scholarly articles exploring the links between history and the paranormal, including articles published in the International Journal of Parapsychology. Ursula is a past editor of PA News, the quarterly newsletter of the Parapsychological Association, a past president and board member of the Pi Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, and holds membership in the Society of Midland Authors.  A graduate of St. Benedict High School on Chicago's North side, Ursula holds a B.A. degree in history from Benedictine University and an M.A. in American cultural and intellectual history from Northeastern Illinois University. Her academic explorations include the Spiritualist movement of the 19th century and its transformation into psychical research and parapsychology, and the relationships among belief, experience, science, and religion.