Chicago’s Top Five Most Haunted Spots — #5: Chicago Water Tower

With Halloween just around the corner, we want to get into the spirit of things and give you a countdown of some of the most haunted, creepy places in the Chicago area.

Story: The old water tower is a majestic reminder of Chicago’s great history.

It was built in 1869 and survived one of Chicago’s most tragic events: the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. After the fire swept through the area, leaving 300 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless, the water tower stood over Chicago’s charred streets, virtually unharmed. Legend has it that during the fire a worker stayed behind in the tower instead of fleeing, tirelessly manning the pumps until he found that there was nothing more he could do. Rather than facing the fire, he ran up the stairs and hung himself before the fire could get to him.

Paranormal Activity: People walking by the water tower have reported seeing a shadowy figure in the upstairs window, hanging.

Location: 806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

Have you experienced this? Tell us below — and be sure to check back tomorrow for another haunted Chicago location!


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