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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012


Chicago Hauntings Tours


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by Edward Shanahan.

Chicago Hauntings Tours stands alone for a few reasons, let me count the ways:

# 1 - The original paranormal ghost tour to have been run on a regular daily basis in the city of Chicago.

# 2 - Ms. Ursula Bielski is the founder of Chicago Hauntings and is one of a kind in the Chicago paranormal field as she is a recognized authority on the Chicago, Illinois region's ghostlore, historian, author, and parapsychology enthusiast. Ursula has been writing and speaking about Chicago's supernatural history and the paranormal for more than 18 years.

She has authored many paranormal books and is working on four more at the time of writing this article.

Ursula Bielski is one of the very rare paranormal authors in the Chicago land area if not the nation to have her books published by an actual publishing company, as almost all other authors are self published under their own self created publishing company or other self publishing sources.

On top of that she has also authored numerous scholarly articles exploring the links between history and the paranormal, including pieces for the International Journal of Parapsychology. Bielski is a past editor of PA News, the quarterly newsletter of the Parapsychological Association; a past president and board member of the Pi Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society; and a member of the Society of Midland Authors.

Ursula graduated from St. Benedict High School in Chicago; Benedictine University in Lisle, where she received a B.A. in history; and from Northeastern Illinois University, where she earned an M.A. in American cultural and intellectual history.

At Benedictine University her academic explorations include the spiritualist movement of the nineteenth century and its transformation into psychical research and parapsychology; and the relationship among belief, experience, science, and religion.

So when it comes to the knowledge, schooling and being labeled as an expert in the field, no one stands above her in the Chicago land area in the paranormal field or among the paranormal authors and she is the one who created and is behind the Chicago Hauntings Tours and the unique offerings it presents.

# 3 - When other paranormal ghost tours are today combining or coming together in a attempt (as one silly statement was recently made by two ghost tours that have combined their efforts) 'To Conquer Chicago',  and others who seem to be fly by nights that are popping up every so often with everything from a puppet skull head on a stick that the host attempts to have it's mouth move, to paranormal investigation teams attempting to cross over in to the ghost tour bus business with no experience in the business end of tours, nor experience in holding an extended stop by stop tour as it is paranormal investigators attempting to be tour guides.

Ursula Bielski's Chicago Hauntings Tours stands alone in the Chicago land area and has a long history since 2004 of running Chicago ghost paranormal tours with her and her professional tour guides educated with both the historic and paranormal history of the locations.

The tours are based on Ursula Bielski's nearly 20 years of Chicago ghost hunting and her "Chicago Haunts" series of books, as well as the collective writings and ongoing research and investigations.

Chicago Haunting Tours follow a course of history that starts with the very beginnings of Chicago, traveling from its humble origins as a frontier outpost, through the 19th century -- including the Great Chicago Fire and its aftermath--, into the 20th century and the gangster era of the 1920s and 1930s, and forward to today. The tours cover a lot of information and many, many stories about the locations.

# 4 - What is being said about Chicago Haunting Tours: "A Great Choice for Everyone!" - Better Homes and Gardens /  "This is not  some ridiculous spook show ... Chicago Hauntings is the real deal." - Rick Kogan, WGN Radio /  "The Best Ghost Tour in Chicago" - Time Out Chicago Magazine / "One of the Top Ten Ghost Tours in America" - Haunted America.

# 5 - Some of the many tours that Chicago Hauntings Tours run: The Chicago Hauntings Signature Ghost Tour held nightly year round (closed Mondays). Also very popular for Group and School tours with private charters available anytime! A special and unique creation of Chicago Hauntings Tours is the 7 hour Ghost Haunt. Also the provider of the Haunted Archer Avenue Tour, a Resurrection Mary and Beyond Tour. Also Chicago Hauntings Tours was the creator and still provider of the original: 'Haunted by Holmes - 'Devil in The White City Ghost Tour'.

I have counted the ways and as I said: Chicago Hauntings Tours stands alone when you are looking for Chicago Ghost Paranormal Tours for your enjoyment.


Happy Hauntings,

Edward Shanahan
Web site for Edward Shanahan
Chicago Paranormal Nights - web site.
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posted on  May 10, 2012 4:07  under Culture







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