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Chicago Supernatural Tours Will Give You Chills

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Supernatural ToursBoo! If it’s ghosts or paranormal occurrences you seek, there’s a pretty good chance you may encounter one during one of Richard T. Crowe’s Chicago Supernatural Tours. Perhaps the spirit of John Dillinger, the one time F.B.I.’s Most Wanted criminal, might make his presence known as the tour stops at the Biograph Theater...

Supernatural ToursBoo! If it’s ghosts or paranormal occurrences you seek, there’s a pretty good chance you may encounter one during one of Richard T. Crowe’s Chicago Supernatural Tours. Perhaps the spirit of John Dillinger, the one time F.B.I.’s Most Wanted criminal, might make his presence known as the tour stops at the Biograph Theater and visits the exact spot where the famed bank robber bled to death from gunshot wounds. Or maybe you’ll hear the cries of the Eastland Disaster victims rising from the murky waters of the Chicago River. Maybe an eerie feeling will overcome you at the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, where Al Capone’s men violently murdered Bugsy Malone’s henchmen. These are just a few of the locations you may encounter on a Chicago Supernatural Tour. And if an apparition does not happen to cross your path – not to worry - you’ll still get a an informative, but spine-tingling history lesson on haunted Chicago spots that will be sure to captivate you as they did me.

Chicago Supernatural Tours is a terrific time whether you are from out of town or happen to live in the city. Crowe’s attention to detail and underground research of both the supernatural and Chicago history lends to his ability to mesmerize guests. As someone described it after the tour I was on, “I felt I went into a time machine and was present at the exact moment of each tragedy. There’s definitely a stirring of spirits that is felt.” A Chicagoan for the past 20 years, I knew just a fraction of the stories Crowe offered and later realized how so few people living here even knew about 1915’s Eastland tragedy – the largest water disaster to take place in the U.S. in which over 800 people were drowned or crushed to death when a downtown vessel capsized before it even departed.        

Ghost hunter Richard T. Crowe is a master storyteller and leaves his tour members hanging on every word. A literature major from DePaul University, Crowe began providing ghost tours in 1973 – the first ever of its kind. Needless to say, with more than 35 years of experience Crowe is a true authority on the supernatural and has made guest appearances on many networks such as The History Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, Food Channel and has also appeared on “Oprah”, “Unsolved Mysteries” and “That’s Incredible”. Also a local best-selling author, his book “Chicago’s Streetguide to the Supernatural” only confirms that Robert T. Crowe is one of the top experts on the subject of paranormal activity.
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Chicago Supernatural Tours can be booked for private events, but is also available (call first) for walk-ons on certain occasions. It is important to know that Crowe’s ghostly tours can be tailored to the specifics of a private party’s demands. For example, the tour I was on catered to a financial advisor firm and we stopped in haunted Chinatown to eat lunch an hour into the tour and concluded the 5-hour adventure at the nostalgic Billy Goat Tavern for burgers and drinks. Yummy Chinese food, delicious burgers (“cheeseburger, cheeseburger!”), captivating tales of the supernatural and a scenic, hands-on tour of eerie sites, gave me a day of adventure that I will remember for years to come.

Ghost Hunter Richard T. Crowe also provides annual trips to various haunted destinations, including witch-infested Salem, Gettysburg and the Voodoo-filled New Orleans. Crowe, who lives in a haunted house himself, is currently planning to add other locations to his list of ghostly destinations for group trips like San Francisco’s notorious prison, Alcatraz, and even an overseas excursion to Transylvania.  

A supernatural experience is just a phone call away! Don’t miss out on this brush with the unknown. Call Richard at 708-499-0300 or visit www.ghosttours.com to make your reservation with the dead.

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