Real Haunted Houses

Real Haunted Houses in Illinois

Schweppe Mansion

Chicago, Illinois

This stone mansion with twenty rooms was unoccupied for half a century after the man who owned it committed suicide; he was mourning the loss of his wife Laura Schweppe. The halls are haunted by the ghost of his servant. The ghost of the former owner is seen in the bedrooms. There is one window in the master bedroom that, despite all the other windows being filthy, never needs cleaning.

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Excaliber Night Club

Chicago, Illinois

The victims of both the Great Chicago Fire, and a shipwreck in Lake Michigan were brought here. Many employees and patrons of this club now see apparitions and other strange happenings in the lower level of the building, which is now a restaurant and arcade.

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Allerton Mansion

Chicago, Illinois

A woman in white haunts this mansion and its grounds. She is sometimes seen putting on her hat and gloves and walking in the garden. Everyone who has stayed overnight has heard footsteps outside the door pacing. Upon investigation, however, they find nothing.

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Bloods Point Road

Cherry Valley, Illinois

If one travels on this road toward the cemetery, he will notice a bridge just above the train tracks. Once, a school bus filled with children flew off the bridge, killing all the passengers. Today, if a car is put in neutral on this spot, it will be mysteriously pushed across the bridge. There is also a traffic light in the area that seems to change locations. In the cemetery many have seen a ghost and heard whistling.

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Resurrection Mary

Bridgeview, Illinois

One raining day, a woman was killed as she was leaving the ceremony. Today, she hitchhikes, in her wedding dress, along 79th street. After one picks her up for a ride, she vaishes, leaving the seats and car floor wet from that rainy night.

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Crying Woman

Alton, Illinois

This house has many active spirits. Sometimes, the sound of a heartbeat crescendoes to deafening volumes before subsiding. Clicking, tapping, and footsteps are also heard from time to time. Most prominent, however, is the sound of a woman crying.

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