Benton House

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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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3052 Ma Benton Ln
Chicago, IL 60608
United States

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41.83885799999999, -87.65419700000001
Cook County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Chicago, IL (0.8 mi.)
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Lyons, IL (8.6 mi.)
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  1. I’m a current high school student. I attend Lanphier high school. I was wondering if there was a possiblilty that our school’s paranormal club would be able to do any investigations at your building. We’re always looking for new places to go. If you would be allowing us to do so, I would love for to contact me so I can tell our teacher that’s incharge of the club. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you.

  2. I must have 10 years old or so, my experience happened around 1995 when I was in summer camp and we had a sleepover. Yea this place is most definitely haunted, we were in the gymnasium and seen an apparition by the gate on the stage that was located in the gym, downstairs in the kitchen and bathrooms we heard noises that shouldn’t have been occurring. At one moment the apparition crossed the doorway that was in the back of the gymnasium where we were sleepin and a few of us ( including my young ass) worked up the nerve to go investigate and we discovered there was no way out because the attic was deadbolts shit and the downstairs exit had an alarm which would have been activated once the door was opened. This night has haunted me for years, the Benton house is definitely a place where paranormal activity should not be doubted. Still gives me the chills just thinking about it. Keys jingling, high pitch screams that hurt my ears. Crazy.

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