Chicago’s Haunted Places

Are you afraid of the dark? You may not have known it, but these Chicago spots are rumored to be haunted. Put the ghostbusters on speed-dial and consult your ouija boards!

Castle Chicago (Formerly Excalibur)

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via Flickr user Shutter Runner

Built in 1892 by the Chicago Historical Society, this building has been host to many different societies and businesses. People have seen figures that vanish, heard keys being rattled, and one bartender was even trapped in a bathroom stall. Heavy boxes were heard being shifted in an empty and locked storage room, and these ghostly activities still continue today.

You can find Castle Chicago at 632 N Dearborn St.

The Red Lion Pub

via The Red Lion Pub

via The Red Lion Pub

Though it was recently remodeled, the pub is still home to some phantom friends, and remains a favorite of those looking for some paranormal fun. You might run into a woman from the 20’s in the women’s restroom, a cowboy, a man with a beard and a black hat, and a girl named Sharon who you can sense by a strong smell of lavender.

You can find The Red Lion Pub at 2446 N Lincoln Ave.

Drake Hotel

via Flickr user Araceli Arroyo

via Flickr user Araceli Arroyo

On the opening night of the grand Drake Hotel on New Year’s’ Eve, it is said that the “Woman in Red” jumped to her death from the roof after seeing her fiance with another woman. She now appears to guests in the Gold Coast Room, Palm Court, the top floor, and the roof, replaying that fateful night over and over.

You can find the Drake Hotel at 140 E Walton Pl.

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