From the “death lab” of H. H. Holmes, who famously preyed on women attending the World’s Fair in Chicago 121 years ago to the Clark Street Garage – site of the St Valentine’s Day Massacre – to the Peoria State Hospital to McKendree University, the “haunted sites” of Illinois are easy to find.  It’s all just a story. Isn’t it?
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“It depends on who you ask,” says Ally Ryder, curator of  “We consider ourselves skeptics. We neither believe nor disbelieve.”  Illinois is rich in the creepy and the spooky, she says.  “You’ve had a lot of horrific history that really lends itself to haunted stories and the imagination that goes along with creating haunted events,” she says.
Take all of this lightly … if you dare.
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