Congress Plaza Hotel

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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 not accurate, he never stayed there and he definitely didn’t die there. If you are looking for a haunted room experience, apparently room 441 is the one to try, numerous guests have reported a shadowy figure of a woman in their room.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    520 S Michigan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60605
    United States

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    GPS:
    41.875058, -87.62480900000003
    County:
    Cook County, Illinois
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    1. My dad took me there to stay for my 8th grade graduation. While walking by myself to get ice, it felt like someone was watching and following Me. There was long skinny hallways they felt wierd. We had a wierd thing on our wall, almost like a covered door. Beautiful hotel, but it feels wierd being there.

    2. deena l djokic  |  

      I was in town for meeting for the Post Tribune of Northwest Indiana 2005. My co worker and I were sharing a room. After dinner we came back to go to bed. I had gone ahead and got into bed. I assumed my co worker was in the bathroom getting ready for bed as well. The bathroom light was on, I heard running water etc. I then looked over at her bed. she was sound asleep. Something was in the bathroom “getting ready for bed, brushing her teeth, rumbling around” but my co worker was fast asleep.

    3. I stayed at the Congress Hotel in high school for a band trip. The whole place had a spooky vibe upon entering, but it was largely due to just how old and historic it was in appearance. Some spooky things happened during my stay, however. There were some cold spots which I didn’t think much of at the time, but the first night I was awoken in the middle of the night by the sound of big band music playing, but as it was the middle of the night, there was no way there was a concert going on or anything, and we were on the 4th floor I believe. The next day a friend told me they thought they saw what looked like a ghostly hand come through their wall late at night. Way spooky but I definitely want to go back now that I’m an adult and have had the time to process my experiences!

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