In Illinois Warning Any places listed in the Haunted Places requires permission to visit or investigate. Many of the places are patrolled by the authorities, trespassers will be prosecuted. Abingdon - Abingdon Middle School - There have been stories of a teacher who hung herself because her kid fell down the stairs on a tricycle. They have heard screaming and yelling and squealing of the tricycle tires. There have been sightings of the woman and child together again.
There has also been blood stains found on the walls of every room and above the steps and on the steps of were she hung herself and the child fell down the stairs. A former student from and At that time it was a high school. Before becoming the junior high. Reports it is true about the room up from the gym.
It was the speech classroom. Pretty small room it has steps that go up to it. The building is brick and use to have a huge chimney connected. There was a tornado in the Spring of 74 an it knocked down the chimney. The story was told way back then about the child falling down the steps with the tricycle an the mom hanging herself. There is a walk area runs along the sides of the gym up high and that's where the child road her tricycle back and forth with the metal pipe rails keeping a person from falling.
Algonquin - Square Barn Road - 2 kids run in front of cars, usually at midnight, running from 3 nasty killers. Allerton Park - Allerton Mansion - There have been reports of a mysterious lady in white. She, according to witnesses and old photos of people that use to go there as guest of Mr.
Robert Allerton, is a guest that frequently visited there. She has been seen walking along the pond in the back of the mansion, and in "her" room putting on hats and gloves. She's been heard coming down the stairs and pacing the hall in front of "her" room.
This is all I know, I've been to the house many times and I've always noticed a strange feeling in the air. BTW the gardens there are wonderful. Alsip - Cemetery s - Alsip was once a huge brickyard for Chicago, as well as a planned cemetery. A really large one, supposedly dubbed The City of Chicago Cemetery.
Many of the older houses have pre-dug graves within. Since not all of Alsip was used as a cemetery, the plan was debunked. However, Alsip has Illinois' largest cemetery count. There have been cases of ghosts, poltergeist activity objects moved around homes , voices, etc. Besides its own graveyards, Alsip also borders several famous ones such as Holy Sepulcher. Altamont - Devil's Peak - It has a rock shaped like the Devil's horns out of the hill you can see it really well and it is said that the devil roams down there, it is in the valley, don't know if the one talking about St.
Elmo-valley is talking about the same one. Alton - Lovejoy Monument cemetery - In the cemetery is buried a little girl that died suddenly from a mysterious illness and she walks around the cemetery and darts behind the gravestones like she is playing hide and seek. You can also see the ghost of Elijah P. Lovejoy walking around his monument.
If you go into the cemetery at night you will constantly walk into chill spots and it could be 90 degrees out. Alton - Lovejoy School - Many reports of ghostly walking, doors opening and closing, on their own, lights going on and off, and objects being projected across the floors. It is believed that the school is partially located on Indian burial grounds. There have also been ghostly sightings and the scent of strong perfume.
The house is extremely creepy looking, the owners are trying to restore the mansion. It is now condemned by the city of Alton, so you cannot go inside the mansion.
There is a lot of history and unexplained things that go on here. Presences felt, perfume smelled, apparitions, and strange electrical phenomena. Check out the Main Page of the house. This is a must see if in, or near Alton!! Touching, voices, noises, to full bodied apparitions. She had an affair and her husband found out. He chased her down some steps and nobody really knows the rest of the story except that he killed her.
There is also a story about the pool area at the basement level. A woman drowned in the pool and it was because of a man. Amboy - Franklin Blacktop - There is a house that sits catty-corner from the 4-H Center, it is reported that in the 's a man was murdered in his home and buried feet from the upstairs bathroom window.
If you go into the master bedroom upstairs, known as the warm room no matter if it is the middle of winter the room feels heated. It is also reported that if you are looking into the lower level of the house from the outside you can see a small light appear from room to room.
Anna - Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center - Reports of apparitions of people running, people standing in the windows as you drive by, also reported a man that walked in the tunnels and felt a hand on his back. There is also reports of a "devil dog" attacking a resident and when lights in the room were turned on there was nothing just scratches all over the persons body. There are several accounts of choate being haunted but it is mostly under choate in the tunnels where all of the activity happens because the old buildings burned and all that was left was the original basements which is now the tunnels that run all under choate and some even run out of Choate.
In the nursing home there are many people who were once residents there and every now and then you catch a glimpse of them. Antioch - Antioch Movie Theatre - This old theatre has been around since the 40's. It used to be an old theatre house, where plays were held. There has been many stories about the old theatre.
Like a girl had hung herself from the balcony, and that Al Copone had tunnels dug undernieth the theatre leading towards Fox Lake. If thoses are true or not employees have reported that flood lights have come on out of nowhere and turned off by themselves. Also reported hearing things after hours like noises, bangs, and people on the stairs. Some employees report having a sence that there is something else in the room, when they are really alone. Arcola - The depot by the rail road tracks - There is a ghosts seen holding and swinging a lantern.
Omer cemetery - A large gravestone with a crystal ball said to be that of witch, the date of death on the tombstone is Feb 31, 18??. Many have tried to take pictures but they never turn out. Sometimes there is strange glow coming from the tombstone. Ashmore - Ashmore Estates - West of Ashmore - Ashmore Estates was an old insane asylum, legend has it that the government stopped the funding and all the employees left the patients. With no where to go and the inability it help themselves.
The patients all died of starvation and dehydration. Illegal as it may be, when people venture into the building, strange voices are heard, and when leaving people have reported loud banging noises, and when looking back they saw the trunk of their car dent in and out as if being pounded on. It was closed down due to the fact there were not enough patients. The building was recently purchased by different owners and turned into a haunted house. People who have wittnessed a lady in black sitting in the window by the bell late at night then dissappear.
The church painted the window black recently. Several people have witnessed the "lady". Arlington Heights - South Middle School - Other than the fact that it's a Middle School, this place is known to have a gateway to Hell or something of the like in it's lower floor. Strange noises have been heard there by several kids who want to be daring. Arlington Heights - St. Viator High School - Rumor has it that one night a janitor was cleaning in the auditorium while it was dark.
While cleaning the stage he bumped into something. When he looked up he saw a boy hanging from a rope. Aurora - Baymont Inn and Suites - A former employee and guest heard people talking in an empty room late at night none was registered in room and when door was opened voices stopped and none was in there. Aurora - Baymont Inn and Suites - - An employee reports a guest coming downstairs and wanting out of room because he woke up and felt someone strangling him with none there.
Aurora - Baymont Inn and Suites - Lobby - There was an incident in the lobby and office with a guest on the phone nearby we both witnessed a white ball of light shoot from behind the office and out into the lobby then vanished the guest was very disturbed this happened on St Patricks day at approximately 2am. Numerous suicides have taken place by guests jumping from upper floors into the Fox River.
At night bad smells come from the elevator banks and the elevators seem to moan. Aurora - Mount Olivet Cemetery - Women in 's clothing are seen in the cemetery standing by a Lincoln Continental. They seem to melt and fade away. Barrington - Barrington High School - There is a white apparition of a ghost throughout the building legend has it his name was Cisco and he killed himself because he was not getting fed enough food.
Barrington - Cuba Road - White mysterious orb follows passing cars on the metal gate of the old cemetery. Barrington - The haunted Silo - there is a haunted farm house with a silo. The legend is a man went crazy because he thought his wife was cheating on him, so he murdered her and his kids. He killed himself as well. There is also a five-point star located about 20 yards away from where he buried his family.
The star has a dead tree at each point of the star. Apparently you can still hear noises and see something moving around in the house late at night.