Counting down from five to one, this is destination number four on our list of Chicago’s most haunted places.
Story: This pub is reputed to be Chicago’s most haunted. It is across the street from the Biograph Theatre, which is where John Dillinger was shot down in the alley (also another haunted spot to check out for a shadowy figure that is supposedly Dillinger). Former owner John Cordwell put in a stained glass window in memory of his late father and there have been reports of people who feel faint or dizzy and feeling a “presence” when passing by the window.
Paranormal Activity: Bartenders and patrons alike have reported footsteps when no one else is around. The second floor is haunted by a young woman—the usual story is that she was mentally ill and passed away in the building—who has been known to lock women in the ladies’ room. Other ghostly figures spotted include a cowboy, a bearded man dressed in black, and a young blonde man. People said that they experience cold spots, voices, and objects moving on their own accord.
Did you ever experience any activity at the Red Lion Pub when it was open?
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