Portage Woods

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These woods are known by locals to be the home of the ancient gnomes. Beware coming here at night, glowing eyes follow you throughout these woods. Heavy sightings are seen on the other side of the river, just over the railway bridge.

(Submitted by Juan Z)

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Geographic Information

4800 Harlem Ave
Forest View, IL
United States

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41.805244128577776, -87.80489341642453
Cook County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Forest View, IL (0.6 mi.)
Lyons, IL (0.9 mi.)
Summit, IL (1.2 mi.)
Stickney, IL (1.6 mi.)
McCook, IL (2.1 mi.)
Riverside, IL (2.3 mi.)
Brookfield, IL (2.7 mi.)
North Riverside, IL (2.8 mi.)
Bedford Park, IL (2.9 mi.)
Berwyn, IL (3.2 mi.)


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  1. levine johnson  |  

    been there with a female 2 years ago… try to drive in but there was a park ranger guarding the place…other than that drive past it never seen anything

  2. Is there any way someone could do a search for paranormal activity and find out what is there with out getting arrested please lmk 7087858554

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