Richard T. Crowe is not your average Chicagoan.
He is a professional ghost hunter
who lives in a haunted house in Chinatown. And for the last 37
years, Crowe has been running his very own Chicago Supernatural
"It had never been done before,"
Crowe says. "Nobody had ever taken people around on a bus to
haunted places before."
Crowe wants parents to know that all
of his tours are family-friendly. "Ghost stories are a great
teaching device for kids," Crowe says. "Kids love ghosts." The
tours are open for children of all ages, though he recommends age
10 and up simply because kids can get antsy during the four-hour
Crowe offers four different ghost
tours, including his newest addition, the Chicago Supernatural
Cruise, on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. He tells tales of
ghost ships on Lake Michigan and the Lake Monster seen in Evanston
and Hyde Park.
The special Halloween Supernatural
Tours are Fridays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. Oct. 15-30. And
of course, there is a special Halloween day tour Oct. 31 at those
times. But if you're like me and too creeped out for the Halloween
tours, Crowe still offers his regular supernatural tours. This is
where you'll hear classics like Rosemary's Baby and the St.
Valentine's Day Massacre.
Crowe's other tours include Gaslight
Magic and Mayhem, where you can hear about the deathly curse over
Chicago mayors and ghostly secrets about the Museum of Science and
Industry; and Supernatural Chinatown, which is the most haunted
area in Chicago, according to Crowe. Visit ghosttours.com for specific dates and
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