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THE CITY'S OLDEST AND MOST ACCLAIMED GHOST TOUR . . . NOW IN OUR 15TH YEAR!
Author and 30-year veteran paranormal researcher Ursula Bielski and her staff of expert historians
and paranormal investigators have been hosting the award-winning Original Chicago Hauntings tour for
15 years, introducing countless thousands of visitors and natives to a very different side of the city.
From the sites of massive tragedies--like the Eastland disaster and the Iroqouis Theater Fire--to the
bloody Fort Dearborn and St. Valentine's Day Massacres... from the death site of Chicago's most
famous ghost,  "Resurrection Mary,"  to the site of the original City Cemetery . . . From the
cursed and deadly Hancock Building--origin of "Ghostbusters"- to the infamous Hull House,
inspiration for "Rosemary's Baby" ... you'll get a personal introduction to an ever-changing cornucopia
of hauntings on this mind-altering tour of Chicago's true ghost stories.  This classic 2.5 hour-tour
is by bus and fully narrated, but with numerous stops at some of the most actively haunted outdoor
sites in Chicago.

Nearly nightly summer through fall. Also available as a private tour.
Limited availability!  $35 adults. $25 children.
 

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AN EERIE, ON-FOOT EXCURSION . . . THROUGH THE HEART OF HAUNTED CHICAGO!
Don't get left behind on this supernatural foray through the streets and alleys of oldest Chicago.  
From the watery grave of the Eastland Disaster's 844 dead to the chilling tales of the Iroqouis Fire and "Death's Alley"... from the evil dead of the old Courthouse and its bloody gallows to the death site of Resurrection Mary . . . from the Fort Dearborn Massacre and Chicago's gangland killings . . . to the Chicago ties to "Poltergeist" and "Ghostbusters."  
This 2-hour, 2 mile stroll introduces you to the stories which made Chicago's ghostlore famous--and immortal.
Sundays through Thursdays, year 'round from the world famous, haunted Billy Goat Tavern,
lower Michigan Avenue near the Chicagoa River.

$25 adults. $15 children.
 
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GHOSTS OF H.H. HOLMES, THE WORLD'S FAIR & VICTORIAN CHICAGO . . .
Imitated by many, this is the original tour created by Chicago Hauntings 
in 2004 inspired by the phenomenonal
best seller, "The Devil and the White City,"
Erik Larson's brilliant look at the minds behind the best and

worst achievements of Victorian Chicago.  We'll travelthrough Prairie Avenue -
home to Chicago's
Victorian-era rich and famous. We'll explore the site of the
notorious "murder castle" of horrific serial
killer H. H. Holmes. 
Wear 
comfortable shoes and warm clothing, and bring a poncho or
 umbrella (in case of rain) for our walk
through the former fairgrounds of
Jackson Park. Walking is minimal.  


Public tours select Saturdays at 3pm. Departs the Congress Hotel Lobby.
For calendar and upcoming dates, click below.
Also available as a private tour for 20 to 200.


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     GHOSTS & GRAVE ROBBERS, VAMPIRES, KILLERS & CRIME . . .
A 3- hour tour exploring the dark side of Chicago's history, from the Devil in the
White City--serial
killer H.H. Holmes-- to Anton LaVey, quirky founder of the
Church of Satan.  From the phantom funeral
train of Abraham Lincoln
to the Richad Speck and John Wayne Gacy murders.  From the Chicago roots

of national assassinations to the homegrown plot of the city's "Thrill Killers." 
From the Lakeview Vampire
to the Levee's damned. 
Every tour is a different, dark smorgasboard of the most sinister of
Chicago stories.
Numerous stops off the comfortable coach bus,
including one pub stop at a storied tavern in the heart
of Chicago.  

Available as a private tour for 20 to 200


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THE ARCHER AVENUE TRIANGLE  . . . AND OUR FAVORITE GHOST
Join us to revisit the deadly history of St. James at Sag Bridge, the night the
Devil came to Kaiser Hall and the ghost lights of Maple Lake, and take an
extensive look at the road's most famous
phantom, Resurrection Mary. 
This 4-hour tour departs the Congress Plaza Hotel on Michigan Avenue and

travels through the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Back of the Yards,
and the Archer Avenue Triangle
at Willow Springs, Justice and Sag Bridge.  
Rest stop at a haunted roadhouse with complimentary, hearty

appetizers. Cash bar at pub stop. 

Few roads in the world's haunted spectrum rival Chicago's Archer Avenue.
Recognized for generations
as one of the most haunted Roads on Earth,
the ancient byway was originally an Indian Trail and hosted

not only Westward-traveling migrants but Indian Wars and the tragic deaths
along the building route of the
Illinois & Michigan Canal.

Check calendar for next public tour date by clicking below.  Also available as a private tour.
$54 per person* including hearty appetizer buffet.







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A FULL DAY GHOST HUNTING EXCURSION INTO THE PARANORMAL . . .
Led by veteran paranormal researchers, this tour is a 7-hour
 paranormal
adventure, where you'll explore cemeteries, historic sites and more and lunch
at a haunted establishment. 
Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, as
we have numerous stops outdoors with some
walking involved. 
Lunch included with soft drinks.  Cash bar available at lunch stop
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 Bring your cameras and ghost hunting tools if you have them,
or try out ours!

Ghost Adventure Tours operate select Saturdays.  We vary among 3 different routes. 
For calendar and upcoming dates, click on the "book now" button. 
Also available anytime as a private group tour for your own date and time.

$80 per person* includes full 7-hour tour with transportation,
trivia prizes, and lunch with soft drinks.  BYOB on the bus. Cash bar at lunch.
Click below for next public tour date. Also available as a private tour.


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A FULL DAY GHOST HUNTING EXCURSION INTO THE PARANORMAL . . .
Led by veteran paranormal researchers, this tour is a 7-hour
 paranormal
adventure, where you'll explore cemeteries, historic sites and more and lunch
at a haunted establishment. 
Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, as
we have numerous stops outdoors with some
walking involved. 
Lunch included with soft drinks.  Cash bar available at lunch stop
.
Bring your cameras and ghost hunting tools if you have them,
or try out ours!

Ghost Adventure Tours operate select Saturdays.  We vary among 3 different routes. 
For calendar and upcoming dates, click on the "book now" button. 
Also available anytime as a private group tour for your own date and time.

$80 per person* includes full 7-hour tour with transportation,
trivia prizes, and lunch with soft drinks.  Cash bar at lunch stop.


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ABOUT CHICAGO HAUNTINGS

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Fourteen years after our "ghost bus" pulled out into the Chicago night for the first time,
Chicago Hauntings Tours continue to be
known as Chicago's most authentic and researched
ghost and dark history tours, standing head and shoulders above the abundant
knock-offs, "alternative" 
"strange" tours and "free tours" that seem to be everywhere these days, when you can get
a ghost tour
and a cupcake tour from the same company on Groupon or other social buy sites.
A cupcake tour? Yes, really.  


Founded and directed by myself, a 30 year paranormal researcher and author of ten books on Chicago
ghostlore and the paranormal, we are not merely a tour company but a natural  extension of Chicago
Hauntings, Inc. and the Chicago Society for Psychical Research,
a paranormal research organization dedicated
to uncovering and sharing Chicago's paranormal history and investigating anomalous phenomena.  

Unlike other companies,
who hire career tour guides to lead their tours, our tours are led by myself
and my partner
, David Cowan, author of To Sleep with the Angels (on the tragic Our Lady of Angels
school fire) and Great Chicago Fires, as well a dedicated group of avid independent historians and
paranormal researchers.  We are not only native Chicagoans from the North, West and South sides,
but we are also astute Chicago historians with a passion for Chicago  and veterans in paranormal theory
and research.  Chicago Hauntings has even designed ghost tours for the City of Chicago, the Chicago
History Museum and haunted Lincoln Park Zoo, and we hosted "The Hauntings of Chicago"
on PBS Chicago's WYCC. You can see more about all of us here.


Our classic Chicago Hauntings Ghost tour is a 3-hour fully-narrated tour by coach bus, with numerous stops
along the tour route at some of the most actively haunted sites in Chicago, including the site
of the Eastland Disaster, where  844 souls perished on the Chicago River; Death Alley, where more
than six hundred children and their chaperones lost their lives in the worst single building fire
in American history; the site of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in storied Lincoln Park, the
original and now abandoned City Cemetery, where an estimated 13,000 unmarked graves remain.  
Some of our most common stops include murder sites, disaster sites, a serial killer's body dump, a cursed
skyscraper, gangland sites, Chicago's most haunted house, and others.  You are welcome to take
photos at all of our stops. Sometimes your camera may capture more than just spooky scenery. 
See the pictures?


Our Devil in the White City Tour is the original H.H. Holmes Tour, begun in 2004 and copied by many companies
but never equalled.  We take you to the site of the World's Fairgrounds in Jackson Park, the Midway
Plaisance, and the site of Holmes' Englewood Murder Castle on 63rd street, as you folllow in the deadly
footsteps of America's Serial Killer.


Our Ghost Adventure Tours are full day excursions through some of Chicagoland's most haunted
regions, including haunted Lake County, the fabeld Archer/Palos region and Chicago itself.

In addition we offer seasonal specialty tours, special events and private tours for 2 to 200 people.
Our field trips for students from middle school through graduate school are a consistent hit with every age.
We've been called "the best field trip ever" for ten years running.

 Our many fans have called our tours of Chicago provocative, dark, scary and creepy, but also intelligent,
sophisticated and fun.  Many find that they're the best way to discover the city - period.  

Come find out for yourself!  And be sure to scroll down to read some of my favorite Chicago ghost stories!



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Click below to watch Ursula talk about Bachelors Grove on Destination America's Haunted Case Files (starts at 18:00)

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   CHICAGO GHOST STORIES 

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Resurrection Mary,  the World's Most Famous Phantom Hitchhiker and Chicago's Most Loved Ghost . . .

Limestone Ghosts:  What are Chicago's Spirits Really Made Of . . . ?

Ghosts of Chicago's Haunted Prairie Avenue: Secrets of the Sand Dunes . . . .

The St.Valentine's Day Massacre: The Day that  Haunted Capone Forever . . . .literally....

Chicago's Archer Avenue, one of  the World's Most Haunted Roads . . . 

Chicago's Bachelors Grove, One of the World's Most Haunted Cemeteries....

Bishop Muldoon... Haunts of Chicago's Favorite Father...

The Hancock Building and "Ghostbusters"... a Devil of a Tale....

Vanishing Hitchhikers .... More than Just "Mary"....

The Art Institute... the Creative Spirit(s) of Chicago....


The Curse of Chicago's Haunted Streeterville

The Museum of Science and Industry: Echoes of the World's Fair . . . and beyond...

Chicago's Congress Plaza Hotel, the Most Haunted Hotel on Earth...

Al Capone, granddaddy of Gangland's Ghosts...

Madonna of Bachelors Grove... one of Many Lost Souls at Bachelors Grove...

Marshall Field and Co. (Macy's)... Tragedy and Terror at Chicago's Haunted Department Store

Graceland Cemetery... Echanted Ossuary of Chicago's Celebrities...

Seaweed Charlie and Calvary Cemetery.... Haunting Legends of The Aviator

Mount Carmel Cemetery and Julia Buccola.... The Mysterious Story of the Italian Bride.

Frank Leavy's Hand of Death . . . the Inexplicable Residue of a Day gone Bad...


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