Chicago’s Capone Era left a scar on the city. Some estimate he murdered at least 300 people as mob boss. And some of those hits created hauntings that last to this day.
Special guest, Jacob Rice of Ghostly Activities, swings by to tell us about the most haunted places in the Chicago area with links to Capone, his henchmen and mob hits.
Get the scoop on Chicagoland’s haunted hot spots with a gangster past like:
- Congress Plaza Hotel
- Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery
- Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
- Margaret Day Blake Apartments
- Mount Carmel Cemetery
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