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Creepy Chicago: A Ghosthunter's Tales of the City's Scariest Sites
True Tales of Chicago's Famous Phantoms, Haunted History, and Unsolved Mysteries for Young Readers Chicago's history is full of scary stories, terrible fires, hard times, and the toughest gangsters ever known. What's more, Chicagoans have always loved to tell of terrifying events that happened and still happen to ordinary people. Hitchhiking phantoms, mysterious handprints ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published August 19th 2003 by Lake Claremont Press
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If you like to be spooked then this is the book for you. Readers will have a hard time putting this book down as they learn about ghosts and ghouls that roam through the city of Chicago. Each neighborhood has one a ghost or haunted house that everyone talks about. This book will take you to the city of Chicago's most talked about scary places. Young children love to be spooked and spooked they’ll be while reading about roaming ghosts. This book takes readers on a creepy journey through the stree ...more
I've been reading parts of this collection of ghost sightings and other creepy circumstances of Chicago to my 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders all week long. It has worked well since the stories are more "reports" than actual scary stories, so I am able to keep them from being too scary for the scaredy-cats, but weird enough for the kids who have already seen R-rated horror movies. It was neat that I had already heard of some of these stories elsewhere and that the story of the Hancock Buildings climbi ...more
About as creepy as a bowl of Cheerios, but good for identifying ghostly locations to visit in the Chicago area. The one piece of imagery that I found mildly alarming was her description of the ghost of Richard Sears (of Sears & Roebuck fame) staring out of his family's mausoleum in the Rosehill Cemetery. The idea of a figure staring blankly out of a space that's supposed to be off-limits to anyone with a heartbeat is definitely unsettling.