Haunted Places in Montgomery, Illinois



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    Mount Olivet Cemetery

    Aurora, Illinois

    This cemetery dates back to the 1850s, and has a very specific type of haunting. It is said on numerous Internet sites that spectral ghosts wearing 1950s attire are seen throughout the cemetery, only to disappear on second glance.

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    The Leland Tower

    Aurora, Illinois

    This 21-story building, the tallest in Aurora, has been the means for several jumping suicides. Evidence that the building is haunted includes reports of bad odors and moaning sounds that come from the elevators.

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    Baymont Inn and Suites

    North Aurora, Illinois

    4.4 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Claims of a white moving "light" have been seen in the lobby as well as some visitors reporting feeling like they are being choked.

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    Hotel Baker

    St. Charles, Illinois

    12.8 miles from Montgomery, IL

    At this splendid historic hotel, originally built in 1928, an apparent suicide is often given as the reason for some strange phenomena. Moaning sounds come from the sixth floor storage area, which used to be used as housing for employees. Folks say in the 1970s, a hotel chambermaid who was ...

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    Arcada Theater

    St. Charles, Illinois

    12.8 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Arcada Theatre, built in 1926 by millionaire and Chicago Tribune cartoonist Lester J. Norris, is haunted by disembodied voices that waft from the balcony throughout the rest of the building, a phantom odd odor, and unexplained cold pockets.

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    Benedictine University

    Lisle, Illinois

    13.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    206 N. Broadway

    Joliet, Illinois

    19.4 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Built in 1882, the Victorian house at 206 N. Broadway St. was originally a private residence, but was a school and a boardinghouse for women until the 1970s when it again became a private home. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a 19-year-old who was shot ...

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    Patrick Haley Mansion

    Joliet, Illinois

    19.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Egyptologist and architect Frank Shaver Allen built this mansion that's been popular with ghost hunters since the '70s. Among the spirits believed to be active here are the architect himself as well as a little boy, an older woman who died on the premises, and a nanny. Perhaps adding to ...

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    Country House

    Clarendon Hills, Illinois

    20.5 miles from Montgomery, 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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    St. James Cemetery - Monks Castle

    Lemont, Illinois

    21.4 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Ghosts here include several robed monks who patrol the grounds, chanting in Latin, and a phantom horse and carriage presumed to date back to 1897. A wildly dancing woman in white has also been seen.


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    Mount Carmel Cemetery

    Hillside, Illinois

    24.5 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Archer Woods Cemetery

    Willow Springs, Illinois

    25.8 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Resurrection Mary

    Justice, Illinois

    26.8 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Flapper Ghost of Waldheim Cemetery

    Forest Park, Illinois

    28.6 miles from Montgomery, 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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    O'Hare Airport

    Chicago, Illinois

    28.6 miles from Montgomery, 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

    28.9 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Moline House

    Berwyn, Illinois

    29.5 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Sheraton Gateway Suites

    Rosemont, Illinois

    30.1 miles from Montgomery, 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

    30.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Bachelor's Grove Cemetery

    Midlothian, Illinois

    30.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Beginning in the 1970s, visitors here have seen orbs, apparitions, phantom vehicles, and even a floating, shrinking, and vanishing phantom farmhouse. A mysterious black dog and figures in monks' robes also have been seen. Investigations by ghost researchers have turned up ghostly images and electronic voice phenomena.

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    Morton College

    Cicero, Illinois

    30.7 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Midlothian Turnpike

    Midlothian, Illinois

    30.7 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Drivers on the turnpike have reported phantom cars and trucks that appear suddenly, causing the drivers to swerve. Phantom gang activity also has been seen, involving car chases full of gangsters shooting at each other with tommy guns. Some drivers have collided with the ghostly vehicles, even hearing shattered glass ...

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    St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

    Cicero, Illinois

    30.8 miles from Montgomery, 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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    John Wayne Gacy House Location

    Chicago, Illinois

    31.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Firehouse on North Walker Ave

    Chicago, Illinois

    31.8 miles from Montgomery, 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 Turibius Church

    Chicago, Illinois

    32.2 miles from Montgomery, 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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    White Cemetery

    Barrington, Illinois

    32.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Among the phenomena associated with this spot are glowing orbs and mist, a disappearing house and black car, and the sounds of someone walking through leaves. It is said that photographs taken of this cemetery always fail; the photos do not develop or the camera will be lost.

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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Evergreen Park, Illinois

    32.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The cemetery and surrounding areas have seen a lot of violent deaths, but despite that, not a lot of ghostly phenomena have been reported or known here. However, drivers past the cemetery late at night have seen a man leaning against the fence and looking at them as they passed.

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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Evergreen Park, Illinois

    32.9 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The phantom hitchhiker in this ghost story is a teenaged girl who looks for a ride to Evergreen Park, where she vanishes from the vehicle. Legends say her body is buried in Evergreen Cemetery within the park, but her identity or the reason for her restlessness is unknown. This ghost ...

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    St. Rita of Cascia

    Chicago, Illinois

    33.9 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This site is known for a harrowing experience said to have happened on All Souls Day (November 2) in the 1960s. Reports say a small gathering of parishioners witnessed the organ begin to play by itself as 6 robed monks, 3 in red and 3 in white, advanced toward the ...


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    The Givens Castle - Beverly Castle Academy

    Chicago, Illinois

    34.8 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The 1886 limestone-towered castle built by real estate promoter and novelist Robert G. Givens is said to be haunted by his Irish wife, who passed away before she could come to America to live in her castle. Witnesses say her apparition has been seen walking up the hill to the ...

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    Frank Leavy - Firehouse No. 107

    Chicago, Illinois

    35.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Cuba Road

    Long Grove, Illinois

    35.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Congress Theater

    Chicago, Illinois

    36.1 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Benton House

    Chicago, Illinois

    36.4 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The Benton House, circa 1909, may be haunted by “Ma” Benton. Witnesses have seen apparitions and heard slamming doors and footsteps, and someone unseen has been known to put out the fire in the fireplace. The place was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.

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    Holmes Death Castle Location

    Chicago, Illinois

    36.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    A post office now stands on the former site of the Holmes Death Castle, or Murder Castle, built by serial killer H.H. Holmes. He built the hotel to lure in 1893 Chicago World's Fair visitors, then tortured and murdered his guests, including women and children. In this area, witnesses say ...

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    Holy Family Church

    Chicago, Illinois

    36.8 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Polish Museum of America

    Chicago, Illinois

    37.2 miles from Montgomery, IL

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

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    Harpo Inc.

    Chicago, Illinois

    37.2 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Jane Addams Hull House

    Chicago, Illinois

    37.3 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Saint Benedict Parish

    Chicago, Illinois

    37.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Websters Wine Bar

    Chicago, Illinois

    37.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.1 miles from Montgomery, IL

    A 1979 battle over a trade has resulted in some lingering spirits. The two angry men involved in the conflict decided to step outside, where they fought near the horse statue fountain. One man was hurt so badly that he died before paramedics could help him. Janitors in the building ...

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    The Red Lion Pub

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.3 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Biograph Theatre

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.3 miles from Montgomery, 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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    John J. Glessner House

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.3 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The prisonlike 1887 mansion is said to be haunted by its architect, Henry Hobson Richardson. His white apparition has been seen in the bedroom and on the stairs, and cold spots are felt about the mansion.

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    Clark Street Bridge

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Graceland Cemetery

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.4 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Death Alley

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.5 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Congress Plaza Hotel

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This is one of those hotels that is so old and has so much history floating around it that there are practically as many ghost stories as there are room. The Al Capone one (where people claim to see him waking the halls) however is one that is certainly ...

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    House of Blues

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.5 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Grant Hospital - Lincoln Park Hospital

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.5 miles from Montgomery, 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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    The Dome Room - Excalibur Nightclub

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.6 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Adobo Grill

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.7 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Site of Fort Dearborn

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.7 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The intersection of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Loop area was once the site of Fort Dearborn. Road workers there found many buried human skeletons, and since then there have been many sightings of ghostly apparitions of 19th-century settlers in the area. The fort is gone now, but ...

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    SMC Cartage Company - St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.8 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Water Tower

    Chicago, Illinois

    38.9 miles from Montgomery, 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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    George Stickney House

    Woodstock, Illinois

    39.4 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Because of George Stickney's belief in spiritualism, he designed his house with no 90-degree angles inside so that no spirits would be caught in the corners. The Stickneys had 10 children, but only 3 lived to adulthood, and they are said to have regularly conducted seances on the 2nd floor ...

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    St Andrew's Inn

    Chicago, Illinois

    39.6 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Skyscraper Building - Loyola University

    Chicago, Illinois

    40 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Woodstock Opera House

    Woodstock, Illinois

    40.7 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Interestingly enough, reports say that during any performence here, a certain seat in the balcony (DD113) is always left empty for a resident ghost named Elvira. Her spring-loaded chair has been seen folded down when she is attending a performance. She is said to be very beautiful with long blonde ...

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    Music Administration Building - Northwestern University

    Evanston, Illinois

    40.8 miles from Montgomery, 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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    Starved Rock Lodge

    Oglesby, Illinois

    44 miles from Montgomery, IL

    At this circa 1900 historic lodge, folks say, reside the ghosts of Native Americans who once fought a battle nearby. Guests have reported seeing a black apparition and strange orbs of light, and they have felt cold spots and experienced doors that open and close by themselves. It should be ...

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    Schweppe Mansion

    Lake Forest, Illinois

    44.8 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Schweppe Mansion was built in 1917 as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. John G. Shedd to their daughter Laura as a wedding present for her and her new husband, Charles Schweppe. Tragedy struck in 1941--Charles was found dead in his bedroom after he shot himself. A note on his ...

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    Stallbohm-Kaske House

    Munster, Indiana

    45.2 miles from Montgomery, IL

    According to locals, the original inn that stood here burned down on Halloween of 1909. And in 1949, resident Wilhelmina Kaske passed away in a front bedroom, and these incidents may have led to the house's hauntings. Witnesses have reported a figure leaning out of the barn window, a presence ...

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    Ninth Street Pub

    LaSalle, Illinois

    47.7 miles from Montgomery, IL

    According to local tales, the Ninth Street Pub's ghost is Mrs. Sonnenburg, an elderly woman who lived adjacent to the pub and often complained about its noise. After her death, the owner of the pub purchased her home and made it into a pub addition. A staff member who was ...

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    Kaskaskia Hotel

    LaSalle, Illinois

    47.7 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This historic hotel opened in 1916. Locals tell a story of a young woman who committed suicide by jumping from the top floor in the 1920s, but some will tell you she was pushed by her boyfriend. It is said that employees there would hear the click of her heels ...

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    Rockford College

    Rockford, Illinois

    50.8 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Several campus structures seem to be inhabited by haunts. Adams' Arch, the only part left of the original campus, rings with the laughter of young women late at night. The Burpee Building and Talcott Hall are each said to be haunted by men who committed suicide. The Clark Arts Center ...

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    Massock Mausoleum

    Spring Valley, Illinois

    51.3 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The Massock Mausoleum stands in a small graveyard called the Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery, and it's the stuff of legends. Locals tell of a Hatchet Man, a scary ghost who guards the cemetery, and the mausoleum door is said to remain warm and has been sealed closed since the 1960s when ...

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    Faust Hotel - Faust Landmark

    Rockford, Illinois

    53.1 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This old hotel was reportedly remodeled into housing for seniors. The basement used to hold a bar and bowling alley, but it hasn't been used since the 1980s. An eerie presence can be felt here, as well as sudden temperature changes and an overwhelming urge to leave the area. The ...


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    Tinker Swiss Cottage

    Rockford, Illinois

    53.6 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Tinker Swiss Cottage is said to be haunted. Witnesses and paranormalists have heard humming and other children's voices, believed to be because the site used to be a home for terminally ill children. The spirits of the Tinker family are believed to linger in the place as well. Tinker Swiss ...

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    Coronado Theatre

    Rockford, Illinois

    53.7 miles from Montgomery, IL

    One night, police were called about a ghostly woman in white who appeared in an elevator at a parking garage. Earlier, witnesses had been confused as to why the elevator kept going up and down with no one inside it. But when the white figure showed up in the glass ...

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    Carolina Street Demon House

    Gary, Indiana

    54 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The house was said to be haunted by more than 200 demons. Witnesses have reported levitating children, swarms of flies that mysteriously appear in winter, footprints, and apparitions. The demons were believed to have possessed the three children of the family who lived there, and case workers, priests and police ...

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    Lake Prairie Cemetery

    Lowell, Indiana

    54.7 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Apparitions of deceased townspeople, ghostly mists, and orbs all have been reported at this cemetery, especially in the southern half, which is the oldest.

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    Lawrence House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    57.4 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Reports say that the inn was once a home where the wealthy would send their mentally disabled children to live. Witnesses have heard the eerie residual sounds of screaming and crying children in several rooms.

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    St. Killian's Catholic Cemetery

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    59.3 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Reported here have been a ghostly priest, a ringing bell, strange noises and footsteps, and mysterious mists. The bell is said to be from a phantom church, which used to stand nearby but was burned down a few decades ago, reports say. Some say the church basement was used for ...

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    Wolf Mansion - Josephus Wolf House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    63 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Legend has it that the mansion owner went crazy after slavery was abolished, and in his rage, he killed all of his slaves and their children. Some stories say he even killed his family while he was at it. Then he killed himself. Now, folks say, an unexplained light comes ...

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    Burlington Cemetery

    Burlington, Wisconsin

    66.1 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Visitors at Burlington Public Cemetery have described a feeling of being watched or followed--or even chased--by something unseen.

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    Indiana Dunes State Park

    Chesterton, Indiana

    66.4 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Around 1915, this area was mostly wilderness, and stories often came from fishermen about a naked woman who would swim in the lake. She was said to be Alice Marble Gray, a hermit who lived along the beach. She was the daughter of a Chicago couple and was cultured and ...

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    Inn at Aberdeen

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    67.2 miles from Montgomery, IL

    A playful haunt at this 1830s-era inn has been known to hide guests' belongings in odd places. For example, one guest's missing lipstick turned up in a shoe. Cold spots and disembodied footsteps also have been reported, and psychic and ghost-hunting teams have determined that there are spirits of a ...


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    Roff House - The Watseka Wonder

    Watseka, Illinois

    72.8 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The Roff House was one of the two houses in which the Watseka Wonder took place. The Watseka Wonder was a spiritual possession said to have happened in the late 19th century to an epileptic girl named Lurancy Vennum, who was 14 at the time. One of the spirits who ...

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    Baums Bridge Inn

    Kouts, Indiana

    73 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This inn is reported to be home to a the apparition of a man surrounded by a dim light. He is said to appear around midnight and may be a bit shy: Rumor has it that if you look at him too long, he will become enraged and appear in ...

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    Vennum House - The Watseka Wonder

    Watseka, Illinois

    73.7 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The Vennum House was the home of Lurancy Vennum, a teenaged epilectic girl who was said to have been possessed in the incident known as the Watseka Wonder. The story of the late-19th-century possession was related in the 2009 film "The Possessed." The house may be open for ghost tours ...

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    Dog Face Bridge

    La Crosse, Indiana

    81.4 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Spooky legends surround this old bridge. The stories involve a honeymooning 1950s couple and a dog that ran out in front of the car, causing them to drive off of the bridge. Reports of many things have been made in the vicinity, including apparitions of bodies, apparitions of a females ...

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    Saint Joseph's College

    Collegeville, Indiana

    83.3 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Some of the many oddities at St. Joseph's College include a spirit in the chapel, a rumored exorcism at Aquinas Hall and reports of witnesses hearing voices in their heads inside Drexel Hall. Also, Dwenger Hall is rumored to be possessed, and the ghost of a baby is said to ...

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    Ludlow Mansion - Idle Hour Farm

    Monroe, Wisconsin

    90 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Once part of the Underground Railroad, the historic house is believed to be haunted by former owner Lady Ludlow. Witnesses have seen her apparition in the back hallway and experienced mysteriously floating objects, cold spots and flickering lights.

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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    90 miles from Montgomery, IL

    The 1850 Forest Home Cemetery, established over a former Indian village and burial ground, is said to be home to many strange happenings. The large graveyard contains more than 110,000 gravesites including many famous names, including beer barons such as Jacob Best and Frederick Pabst of Pabst Brewing Company fame ...

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    Sunset Playhouse

    Elm Grove, Wisconsin

    91.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Sunset Playhouse is believed to be haunted by local actor Lester L. Schultz, nicknamed Pinky, who died of a heart attack as he left the stage in 1968. He was a former Marine who had been with the playhouse since 1960. His ghost continues to be accepted and active in ...

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    Kemp Hall - International House

    Bloomington, Illinois

    92 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Kemp Hall International House, or I-House, is said to be haunted by a ghostly Lady in Red. She is believed to be Mrs. A. E. DeMange, former owner of the mansion. She passed away after living here only a year, in 1908. Mr. DeMange sold it to the Illinois Weslayan ...

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    Brumder Mansion

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    92.6 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This 1910 brick Gothic/Victorian mansion is said to be haunted by several entities, both male and female. Witnesses have experienced apparitions, electronic voice phenomena and odd things showing up in photos. The Blue Room is one that is said to be especially active. Some of the haunts have been identified ...


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    The Rave - Eagles Club

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    92.6 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This music hall and club was originally built in the 1920s as an all-make athletic club. Inside, the ghost of a little girl laughing has been seen and heard, and things have been thrown off the roof by disembodied hands. It is said that in the basement folks experience a ...

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    The Pfister Hotel

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    93.2 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This well-known four-diamond luxury hotel is said to be haunted by former owner Mr. Pfister himself. His ghost is sometimes seen walking in the hallways with his dog.

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    Max Meier's Hartland Inn

    Hartland, Wisconsin

    94.9 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Once a hotel and restaurant, the upstairs rooms are no longer in use. The restaurant is still open, however. At the early 1900s building, staff members have seen the apparition of a little girl in a Victorian sailor outfit in the basement and heard loud screams, which also came from ...

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    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    95.8 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Legend here surrounds a large statue of a young girl and a cross. It is said that her apparition appears from the statue and drowns itself in Lac La Belle, or that her statue's hands drip blood.

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    Peoria Public Library

    Peoria, Illinois

    96.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    Peoria Public Library, according to local lore, was built upon cursed ground. So the story goes, Mrs. Andrew Gray lived in a house here around 1830. Family and financial hardships led to a foreclosure on her home, and Mrs. Gray cursed the property and all of its future owners. Her ...

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    Peoria State Hospital

    Bartonville, Illinois

    101.6 miles from Montgomery, IL

    This abandoned mental hospital, now in the planning stages for restoration, is said to be haunted by Manuel A. Bookbinder, or Old Book. Old Book was a patient who worked with the burial crew at the hospital until his own death.

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    Capone's Bar Next Door - The Wonder Bar

    Madison, Wisconsin

    105.5 miles from Montgomery, IL

    It was called The Wonder Bar in the 1920s, and the Bar Next Door has now been renamed to that original name. The establishment is said to be haunted. Built originally by Roger "The Terrible" Touhy. The Touhy brothers' place was a hangout for gangsters, and Eddy Touhy (Roger's brother) ...

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