January 18, 2002
This evening bus tour begins with a stop on the Northside at the haunted totem pole. Do the Cubs continue to lose because it faces the ball park rather than its beloved water? Someone in our group confirmed that if you take a photo of it, there is always a haze over the image of the totem pole. The tour stops on the south side too with the tale of Resurrection Mary. She was allegedly killed on her way home form the Willowbrook Ballroom in the 1940s and still seeks a ride home today. She asks to be let off in front of Resurrection Cemetary and then runs away dissapearing into the black night. The iron gates of the cemetary have some inhuman damage to them, like someone or something was trying to pry its way out.
The tour also stops in Chinatown with a talk about Fung Shui and an opportunity to buy a mirror or some fortune cookies. It also stops at the Museum of Science and Industry to hunt down Clarence Darrow whose ghost was captured on video on one tour. And a perhaps a visit by the Lincoln ghost train - the one that carried his body from Springfield to Chicago for mourners.
Drive by the location of the St. Valentine's Day massacre where many a pet dog is still found to be agitated and the Biograph Theater where Dillinger was shot. He also discusses the Chiciago origin of Rosemary's baby at Jane Adam's Hull House on the UIC campus and the Eastland disaster. It was not Excalibur nightclub that served as a temporary morgue - it was the old armoury which now houses HARPO studios, home of the Ophrah Winfrey Show! She keeps a tight lip, but it is pretty well known to be filled with events of the paranormal.
Tours are on a luxury coach with washroom and personally guided by Richard T. Crowe, "the original and only full-time Ghost Hunter of Chicagoland."
Each tour includes stops and drive-bys. There is a stop at a Justice, Illinois local bar where drinks, food and a pit stop are available and there is a stop at the world famout Billy Goat Tavern where Richard discusses the curse on the Cubs. Participants can bring their own libations and snacks on the bus as well. It can get a little rowdy.
From journal The non-trite Chicago Guide