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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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1058 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL
United States

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41.8837212, -87.65370229999996
Cook County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
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