Windy City Ghosts Blog - Haunted Places

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 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...

The Iroquois Theatre Fire

Posted on September 23, 2021
On the morning of December 30th, 1903, a blaze ignited within the Iroquois Theatre that would take the lives of over 600 people. Theatre patrons were burned alive, trampled to death, and trapped in th...