Patrick Haley Mansion

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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 the creepiness, the place was a funeral home for years. Witnesses describe firelike lights, doors that slam on their own, and disembodied screams and voices.

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17 S Center St
Joliet, IL 60436
United States

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41.522179, -88.09153400000002
Will County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Joliet, IL (0.5 mi.)
Rockdale, IL (1.6 mi.)
Preston Heights, IL (2.2 mi.)
Crest Hill, IL (2.3 mi.)
Ingalls Park, IL (2.5 mi.)
Fairmont, IL (2.9 mi.)
Crystal Lawns, IL (4.8 mi.)
Lockport, IL (5.0 mi.)
Shorewood, IL (5.7 mi.)
Birds, IL (6.4 mi.)

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