T. Crowe, ghosthunter & folklorist,
Halloween season is definitely not the only time to think ghosts and the
paranormal around Chicagoland. Just in case
you need prompting, here is just a start ---
New Years Day. The symbolic start of a new
Al Capones birthday is
. His date of death is
. Scareface and his minions have left an
extensive ghostly legacy.
Chinese New Year/the Lunar New Year/Tetfalls in mid Jan. to mid Feb.
Day (Pagan Candlemas holiday) A witches
holiday. Actress Heather ORourke of Poltergeist
died mysteriously on the eve of this pagan date, a victim to
the Streeterville Curse?
s birthday is
(great for Lincolnghostlore)
The St. Valentines Day Massacre 2/14/29. Gangster ghosts galore!
celebrated attorney, died
and promised toreturnfrom the dead on this anniversary ( at the Museum of Science &
Patricks Day is 3/17 (great for Irish folklore.)
s Day is 3/19 (great for Polish & Italian folklore.)
The Ides of April is 4/15.
Day of Evil! IRS Day, Titanic
(St. Walpurgis Day), the Eve of Beltane is 4/30 (German & Central
European witches and supernatural night.). Half-way to Halloween! Casey
Jones, railroad engineer, takes his trip to the promised land in
. Hitler disappears 4/30/45.
. In 1985
’s American Furniture Mart (“Satan’s Skyscraper”) changes its
address from 666 to
680 N. Lake Shore Drive
Mayday is 5/1. The witches sabbat,
Day Weekend Crash of Flight 191. On
an American Airlines DC-10 crashes at OHare Airport killing 271 on
board and 2 on the ground. Our nations worst air disaster (barring
9-11). Much ghostlore and folklore involving
date. 6th hour of the 6th day or
the 6th month. The Book of Revelations Mark of the
Beast! The Anti-Christ! The Longest Day of WWII. St.John’s
Eve is 6/23, the eve of the celebration of the birth of John the Baptist
and half-way to Christmas. Often called Bonfire Night, this holiday from
pagan days was celebrated across ancient
, the Fey Queen Aine was honored in
at her fairy hill, while in
, witches’ covens gathered on bald mountain tops. The classical music
on Bald Mountain is based on such beliefs. In
, voodoo ceremonies are held on the Bayou St. John on this feastday.
John Dillinger, bankrobber
and outlaw, shot at Biograph Theatre on
excursion boat capsizes in
. 835 dead on 7/24/15. The deadliest disaster in Metro history.
& other far eastern countries, ghost stories are told to chill the
blood during summer. Hungry ghosts prowl Asia & Asian
communities if not bought off by symbolic gifts and rituals.
Prime Halloween Time : Labor Day to
Halloween is 10/13 (31 backwards is 13). Goth holiday.
Night is 10/30. Eve of Halloween. Night
used to burn annually.
is 10/31. The greatest holiday of the supernatural.
Saints Day is 11/1. Honoring the sanctified dead. All
Souls Day is 11/2. Remembering ALL the dead who
have gone before.
The Christmas season is the
tradition time in the
to tell ghost stories. Charles Dickens A
Christmas Carol with its various Christmas ghostsis but one example of a classic holiday ghost story. (VERY
popular with libraries.)
remembers its Christmases past particularlywith the saga of the lost schooner (now a ghost ship), Rouse
Simmons, which sank in
carrying a cargo of yule trees for this city
Dutchman, in recent years the story of this doomed voyage has
been celebrated in a ballad and a full-length musical production. CHRISTMAS
is 12/25. Those born on Christmas day can
The mysterious double murder of Barbara and Patricia Grimes, the Grimes
. This still unsolved multiple homicide launched half a centurys worth
of ghost tales and legends. The
Iroquois Theater Fire was on
. A staggering 601 perish duringa holiday season matinee performanceof Bluebeard
. The second deadliest disaster in this citys
history. New Years Eve is 12/31 A time of
contemplation and prediction. What will the new year
bring? Tragedy or Hope? A new beginning or
retreat into chaos?A
time for fortune telling, prediction and psychic intuition.
Have a toast at
to welcome the changing times.
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