Windy City Ghosts Blog


Manteno State Mental Hospital

Posted on September 29, 2021
In 1930, Manteno State Mental Hospital opened its doors in response to overcrowding at other state asylums in the Chicago area. First praised for bringing jobs to Illinois during the Great Depression,...

The Legend of Resurrection Mary

Posted on September 29, 2021
One of Chicago’s most famous ghosts stories is that of Resurrection Mary. The legend goes that she was killed in a hit-and-run while walking home from a ball sometime in the 1920s. Ever since, the g...

The Old Joliet Prison

Posted on September 23, 2021
The Old Joliet Prison just outside of Chicago was the site of hundreds of executions and held notorious criminals like John Wayne Gacy and Baby Face Nelson. The imposingly dark appearance of the priso...