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