Ghost stories in the library – for Halloween!

A few posts ago, we wrote about haunted libraries.  Well, I was in my local public library recently, looking for spooky, moody stuff to read.  Since we’ve had some rain lately, I was looking for some Nathaniel Hawthorne.  I know that when most American readers think of Gothic, spooky and classical American literature at this […]

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.  […]

Got A Good Ghost Story?

What makes a good ghost story?  That depends. I’ve recently started watching Celebrity Ghost Stories.  The show is well done; the celebrities, when I know who they are, make their real-life stories compelling.  That said, some stories are, of course, better than others. My criterion for a good ghost story is:  you can’t poke too […]