St Turibius Church

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At this old Roman Catholic church, the ghost of a priest named Father Joe Lechert lingers. It is said that after a church reorganization he was let go, and as a result, he died of a broken heart. Parishioners and altar boys say they have seen his ghostly figure and smelled his cigarette smoke.

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5646 S Karlov Ave
Chicago, IL 60629
United States

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41.7902633, -87.72554400000001
Cook County, Illinois
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  1. look I go to that school and when I was in 4 grade I saw a door open by it self and it was ms.boyes class 5 grade room and I went to go check and there was no one there

  2. Angela martinez  |  

    Walking my dog today I noticed there was a hole in front of the church there’s a do not cross tape around it. It’s in front of the street with a wood bars crossing over it it looks like a well and i happen to snap a shot of it and that is what I got from it . It did scare me only because every time I pass through this church something gives me a bad vibe

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