Haunted Places in Bensenville, Illinois



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    O'Hare Airport

    Chicago, Illinois

    2.6 miles from Bensenville, IL

    It is reported that spirits still linger from a disaster in 1979, when Flight 191 exploded into flames on the runway, resulting in the deaths of 271 passengers and crew members. According to some sources, flying phantom aircraft also have been seen at O'Hare.


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    American Flight 191 Crash Site

    Des Plaines, Illinois

    3.9 miles from Bensenville, IL

    On May 25, 1979, Flight 191 lost some parts of its engine as it was taking off and flipped on the runway. It exploded into a huge fireball, killing all the crew and passengers aboard and 2 people on the ground. Shortly after, folks reported white lights moving around in ...


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    Sheraton Gateway Suites

    Rosemont, Illinois

    4.1 miles from Bensenville, IL

    There have been several suicides committed by jumping from this 11-story hotel, and a few drug overdose deaths. Perhaps this is the reason guests have seen apparitions in their rooms and have experienced very odd things. One guest came out of the shower to find her clothes strewn about the ...


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    Robinson Woods

    Chicago, Illinois

    4.8 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The hauntings here can not only be seen and heard, but also smelled. Folks say they have seen shadows, red or white orbs, and an ectoplasm mist that has been caught on camera. Strange sounds and scents of violet and lavender have been witnessed as well; reports say the activity ...


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    John Wayne Gacy House Location

    Chicago, Illinois

    5.7 miles from Bensenville, IL

    1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy hid the remains of at least 29 different people in and around his home at 8213 W. Summerdale Avenue. The house was demolished in 1979, but locals were mystified by the fact that the lot remained mostly barren for years thereafter - not ...


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    Mount Carmel Cemetery

    Hillside, Illinois

    6.3 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This cemetery is said to be haunted by the ghost of Julia Buccola Petta. One family of visitors claim that, upon noticing their small boy was missing, they retraced their steps to find him hand in hand with a lady in a white gown. When they came closer, she disappeared. Al ...


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    Queen of Heaven Cemetery

    Hillside, Illinois

    6.9 miles from Bensenville, IL

    25 victims of the Our Lady of Angels Fire of 1958 were buried here in a mass grave. There is a memorial here for the victims of the fire. People visiting the memorial and the cemetery have reported smelling smoke and feeling a burning sensation of smoke while breathing. ...


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    Bloomingdale Road Bride

    Glendale Heights, Illinois

    7.5 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Under a bridge on Bloomingdale Rd. there is said to be sightings of a teenage girl jumping off the bridge or walking around underneath it. People have also heard crying and screaming. It is said to be that in the 1970's a teenage girl committed suicide by jumping of the ...


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    Flapper Ghost of Waldheim Cemetery

    Forest Park, Illinois

    8.9 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The Flapper Ghost is a brunette beauty with a bob and 1920s clothing. She has been seen since the 1930s. Her identity remains a mystery, but throughout history she has been seen in the evenings at dance halls and asked for a ride home. She would direct them to Waldheim ...


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    Showmen's Rest

    Forest Park, Illinois

    9.5 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Showmen's Rest is a section of Woodlawn Cemetery where remains from a 1918 circus-train wreck were buried in a mass grave. Between 60 and 110 employees were killed when another train conductor fell asleep, causing his train to strike the circus train. Many of the victims' names were not known, ...


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    Firehouse on North Walker Ave

    Chicago, Illinois

    10.1 miles from Bensenville, IL

    According to reports, a ghost who is thankful to the firefighters patrols the firehouse, protecting it. Witnesses say they have heard footsteps and seen the firepole covers being opened and closed when everyone is asleep. The firehouse doors also have been known to open themselves almost instantly after the fire ...


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    St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

    Cicero, Illinois

    10.5 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This is the home of Our Lady of Cicero, a weeping Virgin Mary icon panel. In 1994, during Holy Week, the painting began weeping oil. It was examined by eight orthodox bishops; all determined the tears to be genuine. The Virgin Mary still continues to weep.


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    Moline House

    Berwyn, Illinois

    11.3 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This house is a private residence. According to reports, the Moline House is haunted by shadowed spirits who hide objects or move them to places where they don't belong.


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    Country House

    Clarendon Hills, Illinois

    11.5 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The haunting here, which has been profiled on many TV shows and newspaper articles, is a young woman who appeared to have committed suicide by running her car into a tree. Her ghostly figure has been seen walking through the dining room, beckoning customers from an upstairs window and even ...


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    Cigars and Stripes

    Berwyn, Illinois

    11.7 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This bar and lounge is believed to be haunted by a number of spirits. Screams and footsteps are heard in the building when there's no one around. Objects move around by themselves, and at least five people have seen a shadowy apparition moving around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Portage Woods

    Lyons, Illinois

    12.5 miles from Bensenville, IL

    These woods are known by locals to be the home of the ancient gnomes. Beware coming here at night, glowing eyes follow you throughout these woods. Heavy sightings are seen on the other side of the river, just over the railway bridge. (Submitted by Juan Z)


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    Morton College

    Cicero, Illinois

    12.9 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The spirit of Emily, a young girl who was murdered, lingers around this school. The murder took place on nearby Laramie Bridge before the school was built. Security guards have seen Emily on the rooftops at night, and theatergoers have heard her in the theater, especially during violent plays that ...


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    Congress Theater

    Chicago, Illinois

    13 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Congress Theater is said to be haunted by many entities. Witnesses have seen an apparition of a woman and shadow figures and they've heard disembodied footsteps and strange noises.


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    Saint Benedict Parish

    Chicago, Illinois

    13.1 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This ornate church with German-imported stained-glass and details was the scene of a tragedy when it was built in 1918. A construction worker on a scaffolding fell to his death near the altar. Some have seen the worker's spirit behind the altar's columns or sitting in the front pews. A ...


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    Sunrise Park

    Bartlett, Illinois

    13.3 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Sunrise Park has many different spirits and hauntings; first, the black dog with a human face, speculated to be a demon by those who have seen it, and next, a murderer from the 1800's who murdered children and scattered their bones around the park; his spirit is still rumored to ...


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    Websters Wine Bar

    Chicago, Illinois

    14.3 miles from Bensenville, IL

    It is said that an apparition of a lumberjack has been seen at the second-floor party room, a lingering spirit from the 1901 building's past.


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    Graceland Cemetery

    Chicago, Illinois

    14.3 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The spirit of Inez Clark lingers in this old cemetery. She was almost 7 years old when she was fatally struck by lightning at a picnic. There is a life-size statue of her on her gravesite, enclosed in glass. It is said that on rainy nights the statue disappears, and ...


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    Munger Road

    Bartlett, Illinois

    14.5 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Munger Road is reportedly haunted by flashing lights, screams that come from the railroad tracks, and phantom trains. Legend has it that a train once hit a school bus, killing the children on board, and their ghosts linger all over the area. But that's not the only legend told about ...


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    Benedictine University

    Lisle, Illinois

    14.6 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This university has more than its share of haunts, including a little boy ghost in a blue t-shirt and shorts who wanders around campus, and disappears. Reports say Benedictine Hall was closed because it was so haunted. Its 4th floor was said to be haunted by a clergyman, and in ...


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    St Andrew's Inn

    Chicago, Illinois

    14.6 miles from Bensenville, IL

    According to local legend, former owner Frank Giff died when he fell off a barstool, and his ghost remains there still. Pub patrons have felt unexplained cold drafts and have reported being touched by something they couldn't see. Others have noted that objects in the bar area such as glasses ...


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    Frank Leavy - Firehouse No. 107

    Chicago, Illinois

    14.6 miles from Bensenville, IL

    According to legend, in 1924 Fireman Frank Leavy had a premonition of his death as he rested with his palm against a windowpane. Sure enough, that very day a wall collapsed during a call, and killed him. His palm print remained on the glass, and no cleanser or glass expert ...


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    Resurrection Mary

    Justice, Illinois

    14.8 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Resurrection Mary, according to popular local legend, was a pretty young girl who was killed in a hit-and-run accident while walking along Archer Avenue. She had just left the Oh Henry Ballroom after a fight with her boyfriend. The driver left Mary to die. Her grief-stricken parents buried her in ...


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    Polish Museum of America

    Chicago, Illinois

    14.8 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This Chicago cultural museum is said to be haunted by the ghost of renowned pianist Ignace Paderewski.


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    Music Administration Building - Northwestern University

    Evanston, Illinois

    14.9 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The second-oldest building on the college campus, the 1874 Music Administration Building is home to Young Cliff, the ghost of a former student and prodigy. Reports say the ghost has been making himself known for several decades.


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    Skyscraper Building - Loyola University

    Chicago, Illinois

    14.9 miles from Bensenville, IL

    According to local legend, a Jesuit priest and a nun had an affair long ago. The nun became pregnant and asked the priest to run away with her, but he refused, and she hung herself on the 13th floor. When the priest found her body, he was so distressed that ...


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    The Red Lion Pub

    Chicago, Illinois

    15 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Seven distinct ghosts are said to haunt the place, including a scruffy cowboy, a mentally challenged woman who wears too much lavender perfume, and two men who died in a fight. As well as seeing their apparitions, regulars at the pub have heard footsteps and voices, and objects crashing, among ...


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    Grimes Sisters Murder Site

    Burr Ridge, Illinois

    15 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The Grimes sisters were kidnapped and murdered between December of 1956 and January of 1957. Their bodies were found along this part of the road and the murders were never solved. Photographs have been taken around only to have a young woman appear in the photos. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Biograph Theatre

    Chicago, Illinois

    15 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The historic 1914 movie theater outside of which John Dillinger was shot in 1934 is sometimes visited by the ghost of the notorious bank robber, whose apparition can be seen running in the alley behind the building. Today it is still a theater, but houses live productions instead of films.


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    Grant Hospital - Lincoln Park Hospital

    Chicago, Illinois

    15.4 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The old Grant Hospital became Lincoln Park Hospital, and then the building closed in 2008, reportedly as a result of the recession. Reports say cold spots, bad feelings, and moaning sounds have been heard and felt in the building.


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    Harpo Inc.

    Chicago, Illinois

    15.5 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Oprah Winfrey's headquarters building is said to be haunted by victims of the Eastland Disaster, a 1915 incident in which an overloaded passenger steamer rolled over while still docked, killing over 800 people. The building was an armory at the time, and was used as a makeshift morgue.


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    SMC Cartage Company - St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Chicago, Illinois

    15.7 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, the factory building that stood here was a red brick structure. Inside, seven men were gunned down execution style by Al Capone's men. The building was turned into a 1920s-themed club in 1972. Folks said seven shadowy figures would appear ...


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    Archer Woods Cemetery

    Willow Springs, Illinois

    15.7 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Legend has it that only those leaving the cemetery can see and hear a white, filmy, hovering spirit of a sobbing woman.


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    St Turibius Church

    Chicago, Illinois

    15.9 miles from Bensenville, IL

    At this old Roman Catholic church, the ghost of a priest named Father Joe Lechert lingers. It is said that after a church reorganization he was let go, and as a result, he died of a broken heart. Parishioners and altar boys say they have seen his ghostly figure and ...


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    Holy Family Church

    Chicago, Illinois

    15.9 miles from Bensenville, IL

    At this old church, one of the few structures that survived the Chicago Fire, parishioners have reported seeing a white apparition.


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    Willowbrook Ballroom

    Willow Springs, Illinois

    16 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The 1921 Willowbrook Ballroom, formerly called the Oh Henry Ballroom, is a dance venue and banquet facility and is believed to be the last place famed Chicago hitchhiker ghost Resurrection Mary danced before she died. Her ghost is said to appear here and sometimes dance with ballroom patrons. Another interesting note: ...


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    Adobo Grill

    Chicago, Illinois

    16 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The Victorian-style building that houses the Adobo Grill restaurant was erected in 1872 after the Great Fire ravaged the previously standing bakery factory. It is known to be haunted, and especially active when renovations are made to the building. Folks have reported many different incidents of paranormal phenomena, including seeing ...


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    The Irish Legend

    Willow Springs, Illinois

    16 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Formerly a speakeasy, this 1915 building was a popular hangout for gang members, including Al Capone. The place has a very violent history, and is haunted by several spirits. These include a bartender who was allegedly pushed down a flight of stairs by a gangster who took a dislike to ...


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    Jane Addams Hull House

    Chicago, Illinois

    16.1 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Used as a settlement house beginning in the late 19th century, Hull House operated as a place that attempted to influence and improve the lives of the poorer neighbors in the community. The most often repeated story about Hull House (and the inspiration for the story Rosemary's Baby) is that ...


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    Cuba Road

    Long Grove, Illinois

    16.3 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Along Cuba Road, a phantom black car is said to appear near a cemetery or an old house before vanishing away. Trouble is, that house burned down years ago. Also along the road appears a ghost woman carrying a lantern, who flags down motorists and then disappears when they stop ...


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    The Dome Room - Excalibur Nightclub

    Chicago, Illinois

    16.5 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This night club is said to be haunted by presences that linger from when it was once used as a makeshift morgue, during the Eastland Disaster in 1915.


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    Clark Street Bridge

    Chicago, Illinois

    16.6 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The Eastland Disaster occurred nearby in 1915, in which an overloaded passenger steamer Eastland capsized while still tied to the dock, killing over 800 people. It is said that their moans and cries can still be heard around the Clark Street Bridge.


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    House of Blues

    Chicago, Illinois

    16.6 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Reports say the site is haunted by the ghost of a little girl who died of an illness. Witnesses have seen and heard her, and in one instance she was found playing with a living boy's toys. She asked the boy to play with her, but when he screamed, she ...


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    Drake Hotel

    Chicago, Illinois

    16.7 miles from Bensenville, IL

    The historic Drake Hotel's tenth floor is believed to be haunted by a ghostly woman in red. As legend has it, she was at a New Year's Eve party in 1920 when she caught her husband with another woman, and she flung herself to her death from the tenth-floor window.


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    Water Tower

    Chicago, Illinois

    16.7 miles from Bensenville, IL

    This 1869 limestone tower, one of the symbols of Old Chicago, was built for use in firefighting. It is said to be haunted by a man who died in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Instead of fleeing, the worker stayed to man the pumps, and it is said that when ...


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    Death Alley

    Chicago, Illinois

    16.7 miles from Bensenville, IL

    Death Alley is the alley behind the Oriental Theater, formerly the Iroquois Theater, believed to haunted by ghosts from Iroquois Theater Fire on December 30, 1903. The theater was full of nearly 2,000 people when the fire broke out, thought to be caused from faulty wiring, during a vaudeville show ...


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