Spooky investigations at Joliet’s Rialto Square Theatre

Hey, spookypals:  don’t miss this one!  Our fave Chicago blog, The Curious Traveler’s Guide to Route 66 in Metro Chicago aka CuriousTraveler66.com, just posted about a paranormal tour at the restored downtown Joliet, IL movie palace and performing arts theater, the Rialto Square Theatre on Chicago Street.  It seems that there was a paranormal investigation […]

Spooky tales: the ghosts of Hanover, PA

They’re baaa-a-a-ack …  Well, actually we never left.  Just been on sort of a hiatus for job reasons; you know how it is.  Sorry about that.  But for now, we have new posts as we lead into Halloween 2014 and after, in an effort to be the best blog of our kind.  Forgive us?  Oh, […]

More ghosts on Route 66: Kellen Ryan, the prankster priest

Hello again, spooky friends!  Today’s installment of ghost stories is courtesy of Marie’s other blog, CuriousTraveler66.  It concerns the apparitions of Father Kellen Ryan, a Carmelite priest who taught history at and eventually became dean of Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, IL, now known as Joliet Catholic Academy and located in a different part […]

Spooky video in daylight? You bet your ghost!

Hello  again, spooky friends!  We hope you’ve been holding up well.  And if you haven’t heard about the New Hampshire ghost whose video has been getting thousands of hits for the last week, let us be the first to inform you.  It’s so rare that one ever gets to see paranormal activity live, let alone […]

Happy Halloween!! Local frights in the night

UPDATED  Nov. 1, 2013, 8:00pm Greetings, guys, girls and ghouls – it’s All Hallows Eve 2013!  Are you all dolled up tonight?  Or just sitting at home on a dark and stormy night, handing our goodies to the kiddies who dare to knock after seeing your terrifying outside display?  Whatever your poison tonight, relax and […]

Spirits of the Rialto Theatre still perform

Route 66 has its share of ghost stories – mostly in the form of ghost towns out west that didn’t survive the changeover to interstates and modern living – and there are plenty of stories among the paranormal set of haunted theaters.  But a haunted theater on historic Route 66?  You bet:  in Joliet, IL.  […]

Haunted libraries: spooks in the stacks

  I have heard (but not believ’d) the spirits of the dead May walk again:  if such thing be, thy mother Appeared to me last night; for ne’er was dream So like a waking.  – The Winter’s Tale, Act 3, Scene 3   Tuesday, April 23rd is William Shakespeare’s birthday, and there are plenty of spooky […]

The Guest Who Wouldn’t Check Out: Bernie Kopell’s Ghost Story

Bernie Kopell, who portrayed “Doc” on The Love Boat and “Siegfried” on the original TV series Get Smart (as well as a cameo in the 2008 feature film version of the latter) had a first-rate ghost tale on this recent episode of Celebrity Ghost Story.  It was much like the one we posted from Dick […]

Did St. Nick leave you goodies this winter, coal in your stocking, or … a good ghost story?

[Somehow, we missed posting this in a timely fashion; whoops!  Talk about being caught in a time warp …  But here it is anyway because you just might find this spooky enough.] Did you know that Santa Claus has a birthday?  Well, a nameday, anyway:  December 6th, the feast of St. Nicholas.  Don’t get the […]