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7 Scariest Haunted Houses In Chicago For The Ultimate Fright Night

For an ultimate night of thrills and bone chills, get a jump scare this spooky season and head to one of these creepy haunted houses in Chicago!

Tori Levy

It’s officially fall in Chicago, which means it’s spooky season . With Halloween shortly approaching, all the creepy and scary activities will begin to pop up around you! So why not get a head start? There are the more tamer choices, like heading to a pumpkin patch or corn maze . Or you can get chills running up your spine at one of the scariest haunted houses in Chicago.

From walking through a dark mansion with virus-stricken zombies to a faceless person with a gory chainsaw, Chicago has scary haunted mansions that will make you let out screams, so enter if you dare!

1. Dungeon of Doom

a room filled of ghosts underneath candlelight with red and blue lights shining through and a stained glass window in the back at Dungeon of Doom Haunted House

First on our list is one of the best haunted houses in Chicago and a favorite attraction in the Midwest. This year, Dungeon of Doom is kicking off the spooky season on September 29, 2023, in Zion, Illinois. Dungeon of Doom will deliver thrills, chills, and immersive special effects and light shows.

The haunted house will also boast a brand new Dead Clown Alley and a new 5,000 square-foot Sanctuary that will send shivers down the spines of anyone who enters Legendary Dungeon of Doom Haunted House.

📍 Location : 600 29th St, Zion, IL 60099

💵 Cost : Ticket prices begin at $25

2. 13th Floor Haunted House

people entering the 13th floor through a gate at haunted house with orange blue and green colors in the background

The 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago officially returns from the grave for its terrifying tenth season in Chicagoland. This year, set amongst forty-thousand square feet of fun at Schiller Park, 13th Floor Haunted House features two all-new, scary-as-hell exhibits entitled The Deadlands and Depths of Darkness.

The first of these, The Deadlands , places guests in a post-apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by a devastating virus that causes menacing mutations to roam free. The second experience, Depths of Darkness, takes place amid a dreadful thunderstorm night in which you’re deep slumber will be awoken by an ancient deep-sea nightmare.

📍 Location : 5050 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176

💵 Cost : Ticket prices begin at $19.99

3. Midnight Terror Haunted House

two people with blood and horns looking at each other for poster of Midnight Terror Haunted House

Midnight Terror Haunted House is back for the ninth year in a year, scaring patrons in Oak Lawn! Known for its “ old school” tactics , with a balance of new mechanics, Midnight Terror is primarily an “actor-driven” show .

However, don’t be fooled. This is still all the more terrifying, and you’ll surely get spooked! The horror-stricken show begins Friday, September 29th, and through November 4th!

📍 Location : 5520 W 111th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

💵 Cost : Ticket prices begin at $33

4. The Old Joliet Haunted Prison

the Old Joliet Haunted Prison made of stone with a rainbow of colors on the outside of the building

Straight out of American Horror Story , this haunted house in Chicago is inside a real abandoned prison where you can experience two attractions: Cellblock 13 and SlaughterHouse Rot Shop.

Our favorite attraction is Cellblock 13. As the story goes, inmates who were falsely imprisoned for the Warden’s murder experienced treacherous pain confined within their cells for decades.

Now, the untold horrors are brought to life at the Old Joliet Haunted Prison , where guests are thrown amidst the chaos of a prison riot, where the prisoners are consumed by an insatiable thirst for revenge and continue to haunt the place. Get out alive or suffer at their hands!

📍 Location : 401 Woodruff Rd, Joliet, IL 60432

5. Basement of the Dead

someone in a mask holding a steel wrench at Basement of the Dead in Chicago

Basement of the Dead takes place in a 121-year-old 1 5,000 square-foot basement overtaken by new evil spirits and unspeakable horror! Head to the basement of darkness for a full show of animatronics.

No actors, you ask? Well, be aware it’s just as frightening as the monsters jump and climb onto the ceiling above, behind, and in front of you! It’s sure to be one of the spookiest interactions and haunted houses in Chicago! It’s like entering a house full of Chuckies .

📍 Location : 42 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506

6. The Park After Dark

little girl with pigtails hiding in the corner and white letters displaying The Park After Dark on a poster

Do you have what it takes to face your fears and survive the night ? If so, you are invited to join the Chase Park After School Teen Program for a frightful fundraiser this October. Every year, the old theater is transformed into an outbreak, zombie survival haunted house in Chicago that will chill you to your bones!

However, this haunted house is unique because the Park After Dark is a charity event to raise money for the after-school teen program. An organization dedicated to providing Chicago’s youth with a creative and safe environment to build friendships and learn life skills.

📍 Location : Chase Park, 4701 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640​

💵 Cost : Ticket prices begin at $12

7. HellsGate Haunted House

poster for hellsgate haunted house with the grim reeper next to pictures with a purple background

Last on our list is not just a haunted house in Chicago. Hidden deep in the woods, HellsGate is a multi-level mansion filled with secret passages , gnarly secrets, undead abominations , and darkness the gate can no longer contain!

It’s a frightening adventure. At HellsGate Haunted House, you must travel through the zombie-infested woods and across the Lost Souls Cemetery to find your way out!

📍 Location : 3101 Canal St, Lockport, IL 60441

💵 Cost : Ticket prices begin at $37

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The 23 most haunted places in Chicago

Chicago’s haunted spots are spooky, scary and just plain odd—from historic buildings to a pub with a poltergeist.

As the weather turns a bit chillier and the leaves begin to change, it’s not just  fall  that’s upon us, but also spooky season. Autumn is the perfect time to watch horror movies, tell scary stories and walk through  haunted houses . If you’ve ever wanted to have a real paranormal encounter, though, Chicago has plenty of destinations to try and make that happen. Historic buildings aren't the only places that have reported hauntings—music venues, graveyards and hotels  all have ghost stories surrounding them as well. So for those who are  looking for more than pumpkin patches and apple picking this fall, we’ve put together a list of some of the most haunted spots in Chicago that offer a truly chilling experience.

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Holy Name Cathedral

Holy Name Cathedral

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The 1926 hit that took down Al Capone rival Hymie Weiss outside Holy Name Cathedral left the church with bullet holes alleged to possess supernatural qualities. Believers say the holes have always resisted patching, claiming the mortar used would pop out or fail to harden. Ursula Bielski—parapsychologist, founder of the popular ghost tour outfit Chicago Hauntings and prolific recorder of the region’s haunted history—says she was skeptical about the site’s paranormal associations until a few years back, when a tour participant captured photos of unexplained orbs of light surrounding the cornerstone (unfortunately now partially blocked by stairs).

Biograph Theater Alley

Biograph Theater Alley

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One of the most infamous sites in Chicago’s true crime history, the alley on the side of Lincoln Park’s Biograph Theater is the spot where John Dillinger, the bank robber who was the first person to be named the most wanted person in America, was gunned down. Legend says John Dillinger’s ghost haunts the alley where he died in a hail of FBI bullets after a movie at the Biograph (now Victory Gardens Biograph Theater) in 1934. Nowadays, the alley is boarded up and inaccessible for exploration, but some still say that they can feel a ghostly presence.

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Site

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Site

If you don’t pick up on any supernatural energy at this grassy Clark Street lot (formerly a garage and bootlegging operation where seven of Bugs Moran’s men were famously shot in 1929), your four-legged friend might. According to paranormal researcher and Weird Chicago Tours mastermind Troy Taylor, Highball, a dog belonging to Moran’s mechanic, was there during the massacre. "It wasn’t the machine guns that alerted neighbors to a problem at the garage but rather Highball’s howling," he says.

Since then, it’s rumored that some dogs become distressed when passing the site. Why the canine jitters? Says Taylor, "I’ve always theorized that dogs were sensing the trauma experienced by Highball that morning."

Lincoln Park

  • Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most idyllic spaces—or is it (dun, dun, dun!)? In fact, Bielski declares it "without a doubt the most active site I’ve investigated," citing “activity both visual and auditory, manifesting in 'heavy' atmospheres and physical effects like light-headedness and nausea." In her view, the high level of paranormality is linked to the land’s former function as the city’s main cemetery. Though many of the bodies interred here had been relocated by the time the Great Fire struck in 1871, the blaze destroyed the remaining wooden grave markers. Today the park’s verdant lawns and playing fields may conceal as many as 10,000 unmarked graves.

The Red Lion Pub

The Red Lion Pub

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When a brand new iteration of this Lincoln Park institution launched in 2014, some say it didn’t take long for the original pub’s spirits to show up. Among them is Sharon, the ghost of a woman alleged to have died of measles in 1959, when the site was residential. According to some of the Red Lion's staff, Sharon is mischievous; she might topple books from shelves, interfere with the sound system or even open latched windows.

Historic Water Tower

Historic Water Tower

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Legend has it that as the Great Chicago Fire ravaged Michigan Avenue, one noble soul stayed behind to man the water. When the flames encroached upon the tower, the lone pumpman climbed to the top and hanged himself rather than burn to death. Today it’s said an apparition can sometimes be seen hanging from the tower’s rafters. Bielski says the structure’s paranormality might relate to the material it’s made of. "Limestone has always been known to have some quality about it that holds onto energy, so we actually see things replay themselves like video tapes," she says.

Battle of Fort Dearborn Park

Battle of Fort Dearborn Park

  • Near South Side

The 1812 evacuation of the American military fort and small settlement that once stood at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive turned deadly when the retreating column was ambushed by Potawatomi warriors near what’s now the Prairie Avenue District. Fifty-two were killed, women and children among them. It’s said that in the 1980s, excavation work at the site (now a commemorative park) uncovered human remains dating to this violent episode; since then, there have been reports of apparitions in 19th-century dress who wander the area.

Liar’s Club

Liar’s Club

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The site of at least two grisly murders—one with an axe, the other with a soda bottle—the building that houses this tavern-turned-punk-rock-club has a bloody history. Often included as a stop on local ghost tours, Liar's Club hosted Discovery Channel's Ghost Lab team in 2009, which used a "biocam" to detect "negative emotions" lingering in the space. The anger and fear they detected could be evidence of ghosts, but those feelings could just as easily be transmitted by some of the bands that have performed on the club's stage.

Eastland Disaster Site

Eastland Disaster Site

Shortly after boarding for a company outing to Michigan City on July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland capsized in the Chicago River between LaSalle and Clark Streets, claiming 844 lives. "The trauma suffered by those who died at the site left an impression behind, stored up energy," says Taylor.

Since then, it seems some passersby—many with no awareness of the tragedy—have perceived this energy, reporting feeling panicked or compelled to jump into the water. The 2nd Regiment Armory, known more recently as Harpo Studios, served as a makeshift morgue after the disaster. Bielski once applied a contact microphone to the building’s walls. "We managed to record actual voices that seemed to be talking about the Eastland Disaster. There was a woman’s voice that said, 'Died on the water ship,' and an English-accented man’s voice that said, 'It’s going down.'"

H.H. Holmes’s “Murder Castle” site

H.H. Holmes’s “Murder Castle” site

The Englewood torture palace of the notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes, who preyed upon women drawn to Chicago by the 1893 Columbian Exposition, was demolished in 1938. Bielski contends that the site, now an empty lot, remains charged with evil energy. Next door is a post office that may share part of the castle’s foundation. "In the basement of the post office, they’ve had a lot of poltergeist experiences: Things that move around, items of furniture found stacked on top of each other, female voices singing and talking. So there seems to be a lot of residual haunting."

Graceland Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery

Dating back to 1860, this cemetery has been the final resting place for numerous famous Chicagoans—urban designer Daniel H. Burnham, film critic Roger Ebert and business magnate Marshall Field, to name a few. But it's a grave bearing the name "Inez Clarke" that might actually be haunted. According to accounts from security guards and visitors, the statue of a young girl clutching a parasol enclosed in glass atop the tomb has a tendency to intermittently disappear. Evidence of a haunting or perhaps a portal to a supernatural realm? You can visit and decide for yourself.

Iroquois Theatre

Iroquois Theatre

More than 600 lives were lost in a fire at the Iroquois Theatre on December 30, 1903. The building was razed in 1926 (today the Oriental stands in its place), but Taylor says the rear alleyway (where more than 100 people, many children, died after throwing themselves from upper floors) remains abuzz with supernatural activity. "Theatergoers and cast members talk about encountering ghostly children—laughter, footsteps, cries—and a woman told me she was once passing through and felt a small hand take hold of hers."

Resurrection Cemetery

Resurrection Cemetery

Taylor calls it "not just a vanishing hitchhiker story, but the vanishing hitchhiker story." After a night of dancing at the O’Henry Ballroom (now the Willowbrook) circa the 1930s, a woman was fatally struck by a car on Archer Avenue. She was laid to rest at nearby Resurrection Cemetery—but she’s not so restful. Since then, tales have circulated of a woman in ’30s garb who hitches a ride along Archer, only to disappear as the car approaches the cemetery. Once, a passerby allegedly spotted the specter clutching the cemetery gates as if locked inside; later inspection revealed what seemed to be handprints burned into the iron bars (the bars were eventually removed).

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

After writing a book on this dilapidated southwest suburban cemetery, Bielski calls it "the one place where there’s no doubt in my mind that the paranormal is real." A vanishing house, a phantom horse and plowman, and a wandering woman are among the specters commonly reported here. Bielski ascribes the site’s high level of activity to "an ancient force, something malevolent," as well as a spate of occult activity in the ’60s and ’70s that may have involved unsettling practices like animal sacrifice and grave desecration.

Congress Plaza Hotel

Congress Plaza Hotel

Tales of strange happenings abound at this atmospheric (read: Eerie) 1893 hotel. Particularly notorious is the 12th floor, alleged to be inhabited by the ghosts of two young children whose mother, a Czech immigrant driven from her homeland by Nazi persecution, pulled them along when she leapt from a window. Room 1252, on the supposedly haunted floor, is completely sealed off—in a rumored move to seal any spirits inside, making a visit to the hotel even more creepy.

House of Blues

House of Blues

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The building that currently hosts the House of Blues was originally part of the Marina City complex and was home to the Marina Cinemas until it closed in 1977. The movie theater was the site of a blood-curdling crime in 1972 when its manager, Gloria Kirkpatrick, was stabbed multiple times by an unseen assailant. Kirkpatrick passed away en route to the hospital and the primary suspect for her murder, Theodore J. Jagiello, died before detectives could build a case against him. Kirkpatrick was a resident of the west tower, so it's possible that her spirit now resides somewhere in the Marina City complex where she spent her final days—perhaps inside her apartment on the 39th floor?

Golden Dagger

In 2020, the longtime Lincoln Park-based music venue and bar Tonic Room shut down, but it was reopened the following year as the Golden Dagger. The venue’s new name pays tribute to a knife found in the walls of the building that’s more than a century old, but the dagger wasn’t all that was unearthed during the construction. According to rumors, when the dagger was found, a painted-on pentagram was also discovered, and shortly after a bouncer felt paralyzed to the spot where the pentagram was. Since then, the owners have left the venue’s dagger in place to try and avoid any future eerie occurrences.

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Wrigley Field

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First opened in 1914, Wrigley Field is one of the oldest ballparks in the country that’s still in operation. Just like with any historic structure, there’s plenty of ghost stories to go along with it. Stories have been told of people connected with the Cubs, who haven’t moved on from the ballpark after passing away: Former manager Charlie Grimm is said to be making phantom calls announcing pitching changes; Steve Goodman, the songwriter who wrote “Go, Cubs, Go,” is reported to have been seen sitting in the stands; and even announcer Harry Caray has been said to still roam through the press box and the ballpark’s bleachers.

Jane Addams Hull-House

Jane Addams Hull-House

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Arguably, one of the most well-known haunted buildings in Chicago, the Jane Addams Hull House has been producing ghost stories for more than a century, even before 1889, when Addams moved in and the house became the first settlement house in the city. The building was initially constructed for a wealthy real estate developer, and one of the home’s eponyms, Charles J. Hull. In the four years that Hull lived there, his wife and two sons died in the house, and are said to still be roaming the halls. The ghosts aren’t the only things creating stories, though—there’s also the devil baby. In 1913, a severely deformed baby was allegedly left on the house’s doorstep, and some claim that the baby had red skin, hoof feet, horns on its head and was born smoking a cigar.

Congress Theater

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The Congress Theater was shuttered in 2013, but for nearly a century it operated as a movie theater, and then a concert venue. Since its opening in 1926, the historic theater, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017, has amassed quite a number of ghost tales—the theater was even the subject of a 2009 episode of the TV show Ghost Hunters . Visitors to the theater have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and voices, and there are rumors that a woman’s apparition has been seen, as well as shadowy figures.

The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel

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The Drake Hotel, situated at the northernmost end of the Magnificent Mile, isn’t the only hotel in the city that’s reported to be haunted, but it does have some of the most notable ghostly residents. The list of the hotel’s phantom guests includes the Lady in Red, a woman who is rumored to have thrown herself from the hotel’s 10th story on New Year’s Eve after finding her husband with another woman. Sadly, the hotel is also said to be haunted by the parents of Bobby Franks, the boy murdered by Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold in 1924. After the slaying of their son, Franks’ parents moved into the Drake Hotel, where they reportedly spent the rest of their lives.

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

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The Museum of Science and Industry might be more known for its overwhelming displays and adorable exhibits, like the baby chick hatchery, but the museum also has a spooky side. One of the museum’s most popular exhibits is a German U-505 submarine, and while it might be an impressive sight, the sub has a dark history. The commander of the vessel, which was used during World War II, shot himself on board the submarine, in front of his crew. Stories say that the commander never left the ship, and now haunts the museum that it’s displayed in. The museum offers tours of the haunted submarine daily.

875 North Michigan Avenue

875 North Michigan Avenue

In Poltergeist III , Carol Anne, the young and perpetually-haunted protagonist of the horror series, moves in with her aunt and uncle, transitioning from the character’s native California to  875 North Michigan Avenue  (formerly the John Hancock Center). And wouldn’t you know it? The titular poltergeists follow Carol Anne all the way to Chicago. But it’s not just in fiction that the building is supposedly haunted—there have been several grisly incidents at the skyscraper, going back decades, including Lorraine Kowalski, a 29-year-old woman who lived on the building’s 90th floor. In 1971, Kowalski plunged from the apartment, falling to her death, and it’s been rumored that she has haunted the skyscraper ever since.

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13 Haunted Houses Near Chicago That Just Might Give You Nightmares

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For adrenaline junkies, there’s no greater time of the year than spooky season , aka that glorious period between September and November when it’s perfectly acceptable—encouraged, even!—to scare yourself and your loved ones positively silly, just for the sheer thrill of it. Sure, you could get the job done at home with a classic scary movie or you could pretend you’re in one and experience pure terror in real life at one of the best haunted houses near Chicago.

Illinois is home to some of the most terrifying setups in the country, many of which are just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Windy City. Between the creep-tastic actors who will jump out at you from every darkened corner to the film-quality props that will have you questioning their authenticity (is that real blood?), the options for a scare fanatic are vast—there’s even one on this list that’s located in an old casket company . *Shivers*

Below, the 13 haunted houses near Chicago that are liable to give you nightmares…or worse.

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1. HellsGate Haunted House

Most remote.

  • Drive Time: 1 hour
  • Kid-Friendly?: No
  • Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars

The creep factor on this one begins before it even starts. You’ll have to be shuttled from the parking lot by bus roughly ten minutes away to get to your destination: a multi-level makeshift mansion in the middle of the woods. Here, you’ll find secret passageways, slides and plenty of horrifying creatures awaiting your arrival. No wonder it was one of the only haunted houses to be rated “high” for fear by Haunted Illinois ! A word to the wise? Skip this one if you’ve got a doll phobia. (Don't say we didn't warn you.)

Through November 5, from $35, 3101 Canal St., Lockport, IL, 60441; hellsgate.com

2. Dungeon of Doom Haunted House

Best actors.

  • Drive Time : 1 hour, 33 minutes
  • Kid-Friendly?: Maybe. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
  • Yelp Rating: 4 stars

The Dungeon of Doom, which has been a Chicagoland staple since 1997, has all the elements of a classic horror house: dark, dirty-looking sets, strobing lights and tons of gory, ghoulish characters, better known as the “ killer crew ” to make sure you’re good and scared. It’s far from stale, however: “ We’re looking at our sound systems , we’re looking at our projection systems, we’re looking at our killer crew and our staff. We’re remolding our operation to be renewed, rejuvenated and refreshed [for 2022],” co-owner Peter Koklamanis told the Chicago Tribune in September.

The result? Several different spaces to explore, from the aptly named Slaughter House, which is full of what we hope are faux carcasses and butcher’s knives, to the popular Mercy General Hospital. “It’s a deranged hospital full of actors that are ready to give you an environment that invokes a feel of insanity,” Koklamanis explained to the publication.

If you really want to take things up a notch, you can end your visit with a “Buried Alive” experience for an extra $5. “You go into an elevated room that’s suspended 6 feet off the ground. You and your group go into what we call a crypt,” Koklamanis said. “Within two minutes, you are fully submersed in a foreign debris that is forced over your body. You are literally pinned in this debris that is safe enough to breathe … but you are definitely claustrophobic."

Needless to say, this one's not for the faint of heart.

Through October 31, from $30, 600 29 th St., Zion, IL, 60099; dungeonofdoom.com

Haunted houses Chicago: A dark blue room with a woman in a black dress

3. Evil Intentions Haunted House

Spookiest setting.

  • Drive Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes

This one was destined to make the top of our list for its location alone: It’s literally located in an abandoned casket company. According to Haunted Illinois , the company took over the locale, which was previously a factory, in 1940—at which point five mutilated bodies were discovered in the basement. (Are you freaked out yet? ‘Cause we totally are.) Since then, disappearances, hauntings and even cult activity are said to have been reported in the 55,000 square-foot space ( real image here )—which is exactly where this haunted house has set up shop with creepy witch, medical and jail cell themes. A note that this is not the spot for you if you’ve got claustrophobia, as many of the settings are super tight.

Through October 31, from $35, 900 Grace St., Elgin, IL, 60210; eihaunt.com

4. Basement of the Dead

  • Drive Time: 50 minutes

Billed as “America’s Scariest Haunted House,” this one offers two haunted houses in one; the updated classic dark and dingy basement experience, which promises to be the most blood-curdling yet, and the less-scary Shattered 3D, which is best experienced with the provided paper 3D glasses that make the creepy clown effects pop off the walls. (Wednesdays also offer “isolation night,” during which there are no actors present, but you’re only allowed a glow stick to make your way through.) The real draw here, however, are the über-realistic props and set designs, which, while reportedly often difficult to make out in the dark, are often easily be confused for the real deadly deal.

Through November 5, from $23, 42 W. New York St., Aurora, IL, 60506; basementofthedead.com

Haunted houses Chicago: A creepy clown at the Old Joliet prison

5. The Old Joliet Prison Haunted House

Most historical.

  • Drive Time : 1 hour, 2 minutes
  • Kid-Friendly: Maybe. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
  • Yelp Rating: 3 stars

Set inside a real abandoned prison, the Old Joliet Prison Haunted House is back for its second year with three attractions, two of which are brand-new. Opened in 1858, it was designed by W.W. Boyington—the same architect behind the Chicago Water Tower . According to its historical page, it was privately run and soon fell into deplorable condition, which lead to calls for its eventual closure in 1905…at least until it was overrun by the haunted house’s “abomination” and “tormentor” beings. If you’re not feeling quite brave enough to walk through the women’s old cell blocks (no judgment), you can hit up the Commisary bar for a little liquid courage, too.

Through November 5, from $21, 401 Woodruff Rd., Joliet, IL, 60432; hauntedprison.com

6. Massacre Haunted House

Most variety.

  • Drive Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes

The reviews are in for Montgomery’s Massacre Haunted House, and the unanimous consensus? It's terrifying. One plus here is that there are lots of different high-quality production sets to explore, so if clowns don’t really do it for you, the Chicago-themed mechanics shop, complete with an “L” train stop, just might. It also offers a decently long walk-through, giving you plenty of bang for your buck. Wrote one scare enthusiast: “It's hard for me to get spooked at a haunted house these days but this place got me a few good times.”

Through November 5, From $25, 299 Montgomery Rd., Montgomery, IL, 60538; fearthemassacre.com

7. Twisted Crypt Haunted House

Most immersive.

  • Drive Time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
  • Kid-friendly?: No

This one’s a bit of a haul, but according to the reviews , it just might be worth it. Having been at it for nine years, the cast has got its scares down pat: Some even speak in tongues! More than that, however, this one invokes all of your senses: Certain rooms have even been designed to not only look, but smell, rotten, when the occasion calls for it. It’s highly interactive, giving it a higher-than-average scare factor, too, though you just might want to leave the kids at home, with reports of plenty of foul language.

Through October 31, from $13, 5420 E. State Rd., Rockford, IL, 61108; twistedcrypt.com

8. Disturbia Haunted House

Most unpredictable.

  • Drive Time: 26 minutes
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5 stars

The team behind Basement of the Dead took over this haunt in 2020, which means you can expect the same realism you’d find at the Aurora locale. Unlike the basement haunting, however, which is purposefully small and cramped, this one takes advantage of open spaces and high ceilings to replicate a Gothic castle feel. You can do the same “isolation” experience on Wednesday nights (read: no actors, no lights) if you so choose, too. Wrote one happy visitor: “I've been to many, many haunted houses and always expected cheesy actors to come and scare me which was repetitive. This was definitely not that and actually put me on edge wondering what was coming next. I felt like I was in a horror movie and that hasn't happened much. Highly recommend!!”

Through November 5, from $23, 1213 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL, 60515; hauntedhousedisturbia.com

Haunted houses Chicago: A group of ghouls in a creepy room

9. Midnight Terror Haunted House

Easiest to get to.

  • Drive Time: 35 minutes
  • Kid-friendly?: Maybe. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Located in the Oak Lawn suburb, this one’s just outside the city, which likely contributes to its often longer wait times (though you can get a fast pass for $50 or an immediate access pass for $65 to bypass the lines). Once inside, you’ll crouch or squeeze your way along the themed set rooms, which incorporate old rusty pipes, school desks and toilets into more modern technology. One particularly creepy review? “I thought the chainsaws being so close to us was a little uncomfortable.” Gulp.

Through November 5, from $20, 5520 W. 111 th St., Oak Lawn, IL, 60453; midnightterrorhauntedhouse.com

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10. The Catacombs at Saint Pascal

  • Drive Time: N/A
  • Kid-Friendly?: Maybe. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Located in the basement of a nearly 100-year-old church , the natural setting of this one, which was started way back in 1979 by volunteers in support of the Parrish school, works in its favor (though reviewers say it gets a little help in the form of some fog and plenty of actors). While its production value isn’t as high, as say, a HellsGate, most visitors say it’s “surprisingly scary” for the price—so much so that it’s not recommended for children below the age of 12. A good fright for less than the price of our daily salad? Sold!

Through October 30, from $10, 6143 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL, 60634; scarypopcorn.com

11. Baldwin Asylum Haunted House

Best backstory.

  • Drive Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes

This one, set in a mental asylum, has a backstory that takes place in the wake of a curse by a witch, who was deemed unfit to raise her daughter by a doctor at the local asylum. When the asylum's attendants stormed her home and took the girl away, she turned it into a house of horrors—which is right about where you, the visitor, enter. It’s a shorter experience than some, so if you live in Chicago, one of the closer picks may be a better option, but if you’re up for a road trip, it’s been deemed sufficiently gory by haunted house fans. There are a decent amount of strobe lights, too, which is something to consider if lights tend to bother you.

Through November 5, from $30, 2040 Lon Dr., Rantoul, IL, 61866, slayervilleproductions.com

12. 13 th Floor Haunted House Chicago

Most famous.

  • Drive Time : 1 hour
  • Yelp Rating: 2.5 stars

As one of two Illinois haunted houses ranked among the best in the country by the Haunted Attraction Association , you can rest assured that you’re in for a quiver or two here. (There’s a reason they warn you not to wear flip-flops, people—apparently, you’re liable to kick them off while you’re running from…something.) This year's main attractions include a crew of shunned clown performers who have emerged after years of living in the sewers and a cursed group of dead trick-or-treaters, both of which have gotten mixed reviews on Yelp, but the group’s attention to detail overall has been proven many times over through the years, making it one of the more popular—and above average—spots on our list.

Through November 5, from $25, 5050 River Rd., Schiller Park, IL, 60176; 13thfloorchicago.com

13. Spook Hollow

Best costumes.

  • Drive Time: 2 hours, 51 minutes
  • Kid-Friendly: Maybe
  • Yelp Rating: N/A

This classic haunted mansion is occupied by a largely volunteer cast, which means the actors can be hit or miss, but their costuming and makeup is always top-notch. Made to look like ghosts roaming the hall of the old “M.C. Manor” or factory workers from the accompanying industrious complex (which you’ll also take a tour through), it’s easy enough to be scared when they jump out at you from their hiding spots (one of which is purportedly in a swamp-like setting ). You’ll also appreciate the special effects, which range from dim trail lights to cemetery headstones. As a nice bonus, 100 percent of the proceeds from this one also reportedly go back to the community.

Through October 29, from $30, 613 Lasalle Blvd., Marquette Heights, IL, 61554; spook-hollow.com

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10 Best Haunted Houses In Chicago For True Halloween Horror Fans Only

Celebrating this Halloween in the Windy City? Visit some of the most haunted houses in Chicago and its vicinity for some serious spooks!

  • Chicago is one of the most haunted cities in America and offers a variety of creepy experiences for Halloween horror fans.
  • Basement of the Dead and Dungeon of Doom are two of the top-rated haunted houses in Chicago, offering unforgettable scares and special events.
  • The Congress Plaza Hotel and Glessner House are haunted landmarks in Chicago, with reports of ghostly occurrences and eerie stories.

The spooky season is the best time to explore the top haunted attractions in the US . But for the bravest of horror fanatics, one of the most haunted cities in America awaits - Chicago. The Windy City never disappoints when it comes to creepy experiences, and with Halloween being around the corner, every traveler is looking for ways to add a little mischief to their adventures.

Whether looking to spend a night in some of the most haunted hotels in Chicago, visit a haunted prison, or spend time in a spooky mansion, this city is brimming with some of the creepiest places in the world , waiting for exploration. Here are the best haunted houses in Chicago to visit for true Halloween horror fans only.

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10 basement of the dead.

Rated the #1 haunted house in Illinois, Basement of the Dead is among the most haunted places in America and offers unforgettable experiences for Halloween horror fans. The building has been a source of scary experiences and a renowned Halloween destination since 2000.

There are plenty of things to see here, including horrifying dolls, a cult, a circus-themed spot, and creepy clowns. The spookiness varies, depending on when one wants to visit and the specific events they wouldn’t want to miss during the creepy season.

  • Year opened: 2,000
  • Events to attend: Wednesday Nights of Isolation (October 11, 18, & 25); Special Light’s Out Event (Nov 3&4)

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9 dungeon of doom haunted house.

Top-rated for being one of the best and scariest haunted houses in Chicago, Dungeon of Doom offers the spookiest experiences in the Windy City. The house has been in operation for 27 years, making it one of the longest-running haunted buildings in the city.

Blackout, happening on the 3rd and 4th of November from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm , gives travelers a chance to experience the haunted building in total darkness. It is one of the most frightening moments that Halloween fans shouldn’t miss.

Sub-Thermal Nightmare is a two-night-only event that transforms the whole house into a unique environment. During the event, every room is turned into a frozen wasteland, and everyone will have to struggle to find shelter from the hellish storm.

  • Events to catch: Blackout & Sub-Thermal Nightmare

8 875 North Michigan Avenue

Initially referred to as John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue is the most haunted skyscraper in Chicago. When it was completed in 1969, this was the world’s second-tallest building, comprising 100 floors of offices, beautiful condos, and delicious eateries, among others.

This building was named after the person who funded the project, and even after he left the skyscraper in 2018, the locals still used its original name. 875 North Michigan Avenue is among t he most haunted buildings in the US due to several strange deaths, including that of a 29-year-old woman who fell from the building’s 90th floor in 1971. There are rumors that her ghost has been haunting the building ever since.

  • Initial name: John Hancock Center
  • Year completed: 1969

7 The Museum Of Science And Industry

Chicago is one of the American cities with the best museums , and its Museum of Science and Industry is one that's particularly infamous. The museum is known for its beautiful displays and incredible exhibits, with the German U-505 submarine, which dates back to WWII, being the most popular one.

What some people may not know, however, is that this attraction has a dark side; this very vessel is said to be haunted by the commander who shot himself right in front of his crew.

The museum is among the most haunted places in Chicago to visit and guarantees amazing ghost experiences for travelers looking to elevate their Halloween thrills this spooky season. Don’t forget to book one of the tours offered at the Museum Of Science And Industry .

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6 Evil Intentions Haunted House

Situated in Elgin, Illinois, Evil Intentions Haunted House is considered one of the top haunted houses in Greater Chicago. Once the home of the Elgin Casket Factory, this house has a very dark history and has seen a lot, including cult activities, murders, horrifying discoveries, and other weird happenings.

Guests who’ve been here have reported seeing apparitions in the building’s hallways and the neglected factory floors. The house will be open on specific nights this spooky season, with exact times varying by day.

The events happening at the Evil Intentions Haunted House are very mature and not suitable for kids below 13.

5 Massacre Haunted House

Covering more than 35,000 square feet, Massacre Haunted House is among the largest of the spookiest buildings in Chicago. It is home to plenty of attractions, with everything happening right indoors, which means one doesn’t have to worry about the weather.

In the house, vacationers will see more than 100 very talented actors dressed like they are acting in horror movies. The house presents multiple photo-ops and a one-of-a-kind state-of-the-art scare tech, and every true Halloween enthusiast will love it here.

  • Fast pass ticket cost: $44.99-$49.99
  • VIP tickets (this allows tourists to skip the queue): $59.99

4 Disturbia Haunted House

Disturbia Haunted House is brimming with scary scenes, making it one of the most haunted houses Chicago has in store for true Halloween horror enthusiasts. The spooky season for this house starts on September 22 and runs through November 4 , with numerous events to help vacationers soak in Chicago's Halloween atmosphere.

One of the best events not to miss here is the Wednesday Nights of Isolation, which occurs on October 11, 18, & 25 from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm . Also, check out the Lights Out Event, happening on November 3 & 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m .

  • Opening times: September 22 – November 4, 2023
  • Events not to miss: Wednesday Nights of Isolation & Lights Out Event

3 Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

One of the most haunted hotels in the US to stay at for a spooky time, the Congress Plaza Hotel is an eerie spot to spend a night for tourists who want to get spooked this Halloween.

Dating back to 1893, it is one of the oldest hotels in America and has had some of the world’s most celebrated icons as guests, including presidents, international artists, and elite travelers from different parts of the world.

Previous visitors have complained of apparitions in the hotel’s room 441. Weird happenings include hearing the bed shake and having bedding ripped off in the middle of the night, among other haunted stories.

  • Year opened: 1893
  • Amenities: Fitness Center, restaurant, room service, free Wi-Fi, business center, flat-screen TV, among others

Book Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention for some of the most unforgettable ghost experiences in Chicago. The rooms are equipped with everything one would need for a comfortable stay.

2 Glessner House

Dating back to 1887, Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and a former primary residence of Francis Glessner Lee. The Glessner Family lived in this mansion for fifty years, and for them, this house was a symbol of happiness. The Victorian-style mansion was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson during the Gilded Age.

Glessner wanted a cozy home that had the same comforts as their initial residence in West Washington Street. It is said that the mansion’s architect died before it was completed, and now haunts the house. Book a tour at the museum and explore one of the best landmarks in Chicago for fans of the paranormal.

  • Dating back to 1887
  • Cost of tours: $20 per adult, $17 per senior (60+) and student (13-18), & $12 per kid (5-12)

Kids under 5 are not allowed to attend the tours.

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1 the old joliet haunted prison.

The Old Joliet Haunted Prison is Chicago’s only haunted house inside a prison that stopped operating in 2002 and guarantees unforgettable Halloween experiences. This prison once housed different criminals, including one who was falsely accused of Warden’s murder and was put in cellblock 13.

These prisoners endured a lot of horrific pain for decades, and it’s said that only the most wicked inmates managed to get through the suffering. Now, they are haunting the grounds of the prison grounds, and visitors can experience the spookiness when they spend Halloween in Chicago and explore this somber attraction.

  • Opening times: September 23 – November 4

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Hellsgate Haunted House in Lockport is by Zombie Army Productions.

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A monster roams the Old Joliet Haunted Prison.

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The Dungeon of Doom haunted house is now open for 2022 in Zion.

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An actor with a chainsaw scares at Old Joliet Haunted Prison.

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An actor performs at Old Joliet Haunted Prison on Oct. 14, 2022.

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Visitor to Evil Intentions in Elgin get a surprise.

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That chill in the air? Haunted houses are opening now across the Chicago region for the 2022 scare season.

Our annual haunt roundup has grown leaner this year, down to a dozen. Others have been cruelly cut down by the pandemic, massacred by rising costs, crushed by big-budget corporate haunts. (We’re looking at you, 13th Floor.) Or sometimes, simply, it was their time. The late and longtime Statesville Haunted Prison announced its “Final Fear” last year — but operator Zombie Army Productions is still alive and kicking with Hellsgate in Lockport. And there’s even some new meat this year: Nightmare on Clark Street in the city, a pop-up three-floor haunted house in the Deuce’s sports bar in Wrigleyville.

Our list here may add more haunts between now and Halloween, and we’ll also be adding more 2022 in-person reports by Tribune staff.

Basement of the Dead is now open in Aurora for 2022.

Basement of the Dead

42 W. New York St., Aurora ( basementofthedead.com )

Down the way from the Hollywood Casino in Aurora, tucked behind a bevy of businesses and bars, is one helluva haunted experience. Upon entering, we saw a bald monster eating a woman like a chicken leg, which really set the scene. The duration of the scary fun was longer than most (15,000 square feet in all), mainly due to the tight turns and angles, and the animatronic monsters and dummies jumping from the walls. While the actors interspersed among the scary effects couldn’t touch you, it felt and looked like any of the creepy crawlies that were triggered by movement could. Exits signs along the way made it seem like we were nearing the end of our torturous journey, but the scary merriment continued a while after them. We saw a masochistic operating theater, sadistic nuns, deep sea anomalies, and spiders … why are there always spiders? The coup de grâce however, of Basement of the Dead lies on the uneven floors, surprises that fall from the ceiling, and one room that literally spins you around and almost makes you lose your balance. In this way of continuous head swiveling, you tend to hunch over, trying to use all your senses to get to the end. Upon exiting, my cohorts and I were all sweating and laughing at each other’s reactions.

— DARCEL ROCKETT

What else: Basement of the Dead also offers Shattered 3D next door. Your general admission gives access to both haunted experiences and the Disturbia Haunted House in Downers Grove.

Tickets $29.99 to $54.99 VIP; open through Oct. 31, then Nov. 5 Lights Out night.

Last rites? Midnight Terror opened Sept. 23 in Oak Lawn and runs though Nov. 5.

Midnight Terror Haunted House

5520 W. 111th St., Oak Lawn ( midnightterrorhauntedhouse.com )

Ensconced in a warehouse space catty-corner to Chapel Hill Garden South Cemetery in Oak Lawn sits Midnight Terror, a haunted experience with staging, presence and enough screams that you don’t have to bother straining your voice yourself. Seriously, part of the audition had to be: How well can you offer bloodcurdling yells as people walk by? The twists and turns in this space center on an evil factory owner, poor working conditions for his employees and the owner’s daughter Willow — and of course, a demon lord named Malum, aka Hammer of Hell. There’s evil dentists, doctors, wretched classrooms, ice cream shop vendors — actors popping forth from the walls to scream in your ear when you turn a corner. But the best part of the haunted experience are the areas that force you to almost crabwalk through darkened passageways that have you wondering if you truly are claustrophobic. With eyes trained so hard on trying to gauge whether a prop is a real person or not, Midnight Terror is a gem of a gory time to share with friends and family.

Tickets $20-$65, general admission most night from $30, Fast Pass $50, open through Nov. 5.

A room in the 13th Floor Haunted House.

13th Floor Haunted House

5050 River Road, Schiller Park ( 13thfloorchicago.com )

First things first, I don’t do scary. Once when I was 6 or 7 years old, my brother put on a terrifying Halloween mask that he found in the storage of our basement and came upstairs to scare me. I was so frightened I ended up getting a fever. So the worst thing about haunted houses for me are the jump scares, and the 13th Floor Haunted House had a decent amount. The beginning is dark and creepy with obnoxious bangs and chainsaw noises (always unsettling) and scare-actors crouching in the corners waiting to pounce. Lots of strobe light effects too, which are meant to throw you off balance, and they do. Much to the delight of my husband and cousins whose threshold of scary is “The Exorcist,” I was screaming and screeching at every turn. But not really because it was horrifying , but because the anticipation wrecked me. And even if you’re not shaken out of your soul, you’ll be impressed with the over-the-top ghoulish decor and carefully curated rooms filled with cut-open “bodies,” the unnerving clown from the movie “It” and a cackling witch.

— ZAREEN SYED

What else: 13th Floor is put on by the nationwide Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, which also presents Old Joliet Haunted Prison. If you remember the Melrose Park haunt, 13th Floor is in a new location this year. Mini Escape Games are five-minute puzzle experiences for groups.

Tickets $29.99 and up (dynamic pricing); open through Nov. 5.

The Dungeon of Doom haunted house is now open for 2022 in Zion.

Dungeon of Doom

600 29th St., Zion ( dungeonofdoom.com )

This sprawling haunted house owned by Peter Koklamanis is located in north suburban Zion, down at the end of an isolated road. Halloween night is “Slasher Night” with a tribute to horror movie icons.

What else: Buried Alive Experience as a fun upgrade.

Tickets $30-$55, open through Oct. 31, then Blackout nights Nov. 4-5 and Sub-Thermal Nightmare Dec. 16-17 just in time for the holidays.

Nightmare on Clark Street

3505 N. Clark St. ( nightmareonclarkst.com )

While the real nightmare here is parking in Wrigleyville, Nightmare on Clark Street delivers an immersive experience that whisks you up an escalator above the restaurant and winds you through chilling sights on three floors. Even if you’re tough to scare, you won’t be bored, and the shaking platforms and jarring high pressure puffs of air are definitely enough to keep you on your toes.

My companion was an admitted scaredy cat and took to clutching the back of my tote bag as I led us both through the dark crevices and around the creepy mannequins, giant spiders and spooky animatronics. Around halfway through, an attendant approached us to give us an out, but we turned it down and soldiered on. The main jump scares in this haunt are the ghastly noises, vibrating surfaces and light sensations, but it was never too much all at once. The dedication to decor is certainly a highlight — three giant skeletons signal you’re in the right place out front, and you don’t feel like you might be in a sports bar until you get to the very top and get to a rooftop with a pleasant view of the city on a nice night. They staggered groups for the haunted house in two-minute intervals, so my friend and I explored the haunt with privacy for the majority of our visit. In all, expect about 20 minutes of terror. Be prepared for a few light sprays of water as well. What sets this haunt apart — a reprieve from the scares, if you will — was a bar about midway through where we ordered Jello shots enclosed in a syringe. From there we were ready to take on the truly chilling showstopper of “Nightmare”: finding our way through a mirrored maze and then through a hallway in nearly total darkness. Upon exit, I was shaking with relief!

What else: Yes, the restaurant is still open as well. For a post-scare snack session, Deuce’s haunted circus-themed patio serves Halloween-inspired drinks and bites, and the bar and restaurant inside are decked out in cobwebs and skeletons galore. You may hear the eerie groans and air puffs from the haunted house while you nibble on an Oktoberfest-style giant pretzel, but it doesn’t take away from the jovial atmosphere.

— LAURYN AZU

Tickets from $10, open on select nights through Oct. 31.

Hellsgate Haunted House in Lockport is by Zombie Army Productions.

Hellsgate Haunted House

301 W. 2nd Street, Lockport ( www.hellsgate.com )

Statesville Haunted Prison is dead, long live the demented clowns. So operator Zombie Army Productions is putting all of its 2022 energies into this haunt deep off the beaten path in a mansion in the woods. The scares start before you get to the front door. Inside, expect multiple floors and a memorable giant slide.

What else: Once you’re parked, a shuttle bus takes you to the grounds. For a $125 “Hell Pass,” says Hellsgate, “we will mark your friend or family member as our personal target for the entire tour.” So that could be fun.

Tickets $35 and up, with special experiences and backstage passes also available. Open through Nov. 5.

A clown greets visitors at The Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery.

The Massacre

299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery ( fearthemassacre.com )

More that 20,000 square feet of fear at this longtime west suburban haunt, which promises to be new each season. If it’s a dark and stormy night, all waiting areas and haunts are indoors.

What else: Mind Trap Escape Rooms this year include Mafia Heist, Vampires and five more most of them 75 minutes or hour-long experiences. Plus Bull & Bear Axe Throwing at the same location.

Tickets from $24.99, Fast Pass $49.99, open through Oct. 31.

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Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America

1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee ( www.sixflags.com/greatamerica )

Come for the scares, stay for the rides, or the other way around. Fright Fest has been steadily expanding its options over the years and includes themed rides and scare zones along with the haunts — this year there’s Gates of Hell, Condemned, 13th Order, Big Top Terror and Bloodshed.

What else: Costumes and masks are not permitted. The park is family-friendly until 6 p.m., then the monsters come out.

Fright Fest Bundle starts at $49.99 and up, open through Oct. 31.

Realm of Terror is in north suburban Round Lake Beach.

Realm of Terror

421 W. Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach ( www.realmofterror.com )

Realm of Terror has been running for more than 20 years and likes to brag about its effects; the look of the dedicated scare staff is by “Faceoff” Season 9’s Stevie Calabrese. Plus the ticket prices are refreshingly old-school.

What else: Realm of Terror boasts the Haunt Bar (ages 21+), the only haunt we know of with a bar.

Ticket $19.99 and up, open through Oct. 30.

Visitor to Evil Intentions in Elgin get a surprise.

Evil Intentions

900 Grace Street, Elgin ( https://eihaunt.com )

Located in the home of the former Elgin Casket Co. (really), Evil Intentions is a “multi-level 55,000-square-foot paranormal hot spot.”

What else: After hours Ghost Tours of the former factory are available.

Tickets $35 and up, open through Oct. 31.

Old Joliet Haunted Prison

401 Woodruff Road, Joliet ( www.hauntedprison.com )

For a haunted house, you couldn’t ask for a better venue the imposing, Gothic towers and high stone walls of the former Joliet Correctional Center, built 160 years ago and designed by architect William Boyington (who created the stony old Chicago Water Tower). Like 13th Floor in Schiller Park, this newer haunt is put on by the Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group. Themes this year are “Abominations” and “Tormented.”

What else: Mini Escape Games are five-minute puzzle experiences for groups, and The Commissary (ages 21+) has food and drink concessions.

Well, we're disturbed. In Downers Grove, Disturbia is back for 2022.

Disturbia Haunted House

1213 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove ( hauntedhousedisturbia.com )

Disturbia is back for 2022 in Downer’s Grove, a warehouse-like companion haunt to Basement of the Dead.

Tickets $30-$50, open through Oct. 31, then Nov. 5 Lights Out night.

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Dearly departed? Our guides from years past …

2021: Statesville Haunted Prison goes out with a scream.

2020: Enter at your own risk.

2019: Our Top 17 scares for your Halloween.

2018: Haunted Houses in Chicago for your Halloween.

2017: Haunted house guide: Our Top Spots.

2016: Chain saws, deranged clowns and more.

2015: The Tribune Haunted House Guide.

2014: Haunted Houses in Chicago.

2013: Guide to Chicago Haunted Houses.

2012: Fear City to Eleventh Hour, a Halloween guide.

2011: Our Halloween ‘how’ guide.

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Haunted Houses in Chicago

Haunted Houses in Chicago : Spooky season, which runs from September to November, is a favorite time for thrill-seekers who love getting scared. During this period, it’s not only acceptable but encouraged to indulge in frightening experiences for the sheer thrill of it. Forget staying home with a scary movie; venture to one of the best-haunted houses near Chicago for a real-life, spine-tingling adventure.

Illinois boasts some of the most terrifying haunted setups in the country, conveniently located close to the Windy City. These haunted houses offer a variety of terrifying elements, from actors who will surprise you around every dark corner to props so realistic you might question their authenticity (is that blood real?). Some haunted houses, like an old casket company, are even in unusual places.

Here’s a list of 13 haunted houses near Chicago that will give you nightmares or something even scarier. Prepare for an unforgettable and fear-inducing experience!

Haunted Houses in Chicago

Haunted Houses in Chicago

Explore the spooky side of Chicago with a tour of its scariest spots, from the creepy Dungeon of Doom to the eerie HellsGate. Prepare for ghostly experiences at places like 13th Floor, Evil Intentions, and Midnight Terror.

We’ll dive into the chilling details of these haunted houses, where things that go bump in the night become a bone-chilling reality. Get ready to confront your biggest fears on this hair-raising adventure into the world of the supernatural!

#1. Dungeon of Doom

Starting our list is one of the best-haunted houses in Chicago, loved by many in the Midwest. On September 29, 2023, Dungeon of Doom starts the spooky season in Zion, Illinois. Prepare for scares, thrills, and impressive special effects and light shows. The haunted house introduces a new Dead Clown Alley and a 5,000-square-foot Sanctuary. Located at 600 29th St, Zion, IL 60099, tickets start at $25, and the haunting continues until September 29, 2023.

  • Location: 600 29th St, Zion, IL 60099
  • Brand new Dead Clown Alley
  • New 5,000 square-foot Sanctuary
  • Tickets: Starting at $25
  • Days of Operations: Through September 29, 2023

#2. HellsGate Haunted House

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Prepare for a 1-hour drive to reach HellsGate Haunted House in Lockport, IL. It is unsuitable for kids, with a Yelp rating of 3.5 stars. The eerie journey begins with a bus ride to a secluded mansion in the woods featuring secret passages, slides, and terrifying creatures. Rated “high” for fear by Haunted Illinois, it’s not for those with doll phobias. Located at 3101 Canal St., Lockport, IL, 60441, tickets cost $35, and the haunting lasts until November 5.

  • Location: 3101 Canal St., Lockport, IL, 60441
  • Multi-level makeshift mansion in the woods
  • Secret passageways and slides
  • Horrifying creatures
  • Tickets: $35
  • Days of Operations: Through November 5

#3. 13th Floor Haunted House

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Returning for its tenth season, the 13th Floor Haunted House in Schiller Park promises terror in its 40,000 square feet. The new exhibits, The Deadlands and Depths of Darkness, offer post-apocalyptic horrors and deep-sea nightmares. Brace yourself for a spine-chilling experience.

  • Location: 5050 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176
  • The Deadlands (post-apocalyptic world)
  • Depths of Darkness (ancient deep-sea nightmare)
  • Tickets: Starting at $19.99

#4. Evil Intentions Haunted House

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With a 1-hour, 7-minute drive, Evil Intentions awaits in an abandoned casket company. Not recommended for claustrophobes, this haunted house features witch, medical, and jail cell themes. The eerie history includes reported disappearances, hauntings, and cult activity in the 55,000-square-foot space.

  • Location: 900 Grace St., Elgin, IL, 60210
  • Recommended for Ages: 13 and up
  • Tickets: From $35
  • Days of Operations: Through October 31

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#5. Midnight Terror Haunted House

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In its ninth year, Midnight Terror in Oak Lawn offers a mix of “old school” scares with new mechanics. The actor-driven show guarantees a spooky experience from September 29 to November 4.

  • Location: 5520 W 111th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • “Old school” actor-driven show
  • Tickets: Starting at $33
  • Days of Operations: Through November 4

#6. Basement of the Dead

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A 50-minute drive takes you to America’s Scariest Haunted House, Basement of the Dead . This haunted attraction offers two experiences: the classic dark basement and the less-scary Shattered 3D. Realistic props and set designs add to the fright, making it a top choice for horror enthusiasts.

  • Location: 42 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506
  • Tickets: From $23
  • Special Night: Wednesdays (Isolation night, no actors present, only glow sticks)

#7. The Old Joliet Haunted Prison

The Old Joliet Haunted Prison presents two attractions inside a real abandoned prison: Cellblock 13 and SlaughterHouse Rot Shop. Immerse yourself in the chaos of a prison riot haunted by vengeful spirits seeking revenge.

  • Location: 401 Woodruff Rd, Joliet, IL 60432
  • Recommended for Ages: 12 and up
  • Cellblock 13
  • SlaughterHouse Rot Shop

#8. Basement of the Dead (Again)

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In a 121-year-old, 15,000 square-foot basement, Basement of the Dead features evil spirits and unspeakable horror. Experience a show of animatronics and be prepared for monsters jumping and climbing around you. It’s a spooky adventure likened to entering a house full of Chuckies.

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As the spooky season approaches from September to November, thrill-seekers in Houston can indulge in terrifying adventures at haunted houses. These haunted attractions offer a range of frights, from realistic props to unexpected scares, and promise an unforgettable experience.

From Dungeon of Doom in Zion, Illinois, with its Dead Clown Alley, to the eerie journey through HellsGate Haunted House in Lockport and the post-apocalyptic horrors of 13th Floor Haunted House in Schiller Park, each location provides a unique and fear-inducing adventure. With options like Evil Intentions Haunted House in an abandoned casket company, Midnight Terror Haunted House in Oak Lawn, and the immersive Basement of the Dead in Aurora, Houston residents have various choices for spine-tingling encounters.

The Old Joliet Haunted Prison and The Old Joliet Prison Haunted House offer chilling experiences inside a real abandoned prison. At the same time, Basement of the Dead in Aurora brings evil spirits and animatronics to a 121-year-old basement. Prepare for nightmares or something even scarier at these haunted houses in Houston.

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The Scariest Haunted Houses in Chicago That Will Scare You Shitless

Warning: terrifying images ahead. Caution is strongly advised.

No, really though. I guess you wouldn’t have clicked into this article had you not been interested in going to one of these haunted houses in Chicago. Just in case you’re a big ol’ scaredy cat (like moi ), proceed with caution and be possibly ready to cover your eyes in horror. Also, NSFW advisory is probably

These are the scariest haunted houses in Chicago and the surrounding areas guaranteed to scare the living (or undead) shit out of you.

Basement of the Dead

This haunted house in Chicago was voted one of the best attractions across America by Buzzfeed in 2016.

Basement of the Dead requests $30 for general admission on-site, but right now, you can purchase tickets online for a discounted rate as low as $21.99! There’s also a VIP package that lets you skip the line for just $45 at the door or $31.99 online. The best part? Admission includes two separate attractions: the haunted house and Shattered 3D, a black-lit, clown-themed nightmare of a walk-through that will have you chilled to the bone. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the promo video above.

Statesville Haunted Prison

Statesville Haunted Prison

Statesville Haunted Prison is one of the scariest haunted houses in Chicago because there are no escapes  as a riotous barrage of inmates overrule the facility, terrifying you as you walk through all 28 cells of horror. If you think that’s scary enough, just wait until you descend into the City of the Dead post-haunted house, where zombies lurk undead in the shadows. Tickets are just $30 to one of the scariest haunted houses in America, or $45 for the VIP package to skip the lines. There are also group discounts if you’re too scared to go alone.

13th Floor Haunted House

13th Floor Haunted House

Melrose Park

Venturing onto the infamously unlucky 13th floor is such a precarious feat that only the brave will survive, but what you might not expect is that instead of going up, you’re headed down, down, down. This is one of the best haunted houses in Chicago because it includes two attractions called the Possession and Dead End District. The Possession features unpleasant spirits that move without restraint, and Dead End District: The Cell, where monsters and demons run amok. General admission tickets to this haunted house start at $20, depending on the day you go, and include both attractions. You can also add on a fast pass for $10 or a skip-the-line pass for $20 to save time.

Massacre Haunted House

Massacre Haunted House

This haunted house in Chicago includes over 60 rooms of nightmarish scenes. Stick around for even more terrors at Freak Show 3D. The Massacre is the only haunted attraction in Illinois that offers a heated, indoor waiting area, so no need to bundle up while you wait in line! Both attractions can be seen with general admission  priced at $25, fast pass tickets at $35, and platinum VIP access at $50 to skip the lines. Discounts are available online and during select days, so keep an eye out for the best deal! Either way, you’ll be terrorized to your core at Massacre Haunted House, without question.

Midnight Terror

A new kind of fear is spreading through Oak Lawn this October, and it seems to be originating from Midnight Terror Haunted House! Come see for yourself why evil is running amok at one of the scariest haunted houses in Chicago. Chainsaws and other weaponry are the name of the game here, and we have a feeling you’ll be running for your life by the time you enter the last room. You can purchase tickets online for as low as $13 for group rates or $35 for a fast pass . There’s even a clown take-over come November, so stick around for more horrors post-Halloween.

HellsGate Haunted House

HellsGate

HellsGate is unlike any haunted house you’ve ever experienced. This multi-level mansion features secret passageways, slippery slides, terrifying creatures, and plenty of demonic activity, all in the Halloween spirit of scaring you shitless. And, naturally, it ends in a haunted graveyard. Tickets are $30 for general admission , $45 for VIP access , and $65 for instant entry , but there are plenty of other group and solo package deals to consider. If you have a friend or family member going with you who’d make a totally perfect target, you can purchase the Hell Pass, which means the entire cast will know just enough about them to really make a spine-chilling impact.

Evil Intentions

Evil Intentions

The city of Elgin is no stranger to terrifying its citizens. Every Halloween, the whole town transforms into stomping grounds for the undead, but if you really want to scare yourself silly, visit Evil Intentions, one of the best haunted houses near Chicago. As you walk through the Old Elgin Casket Factory, you’ll be treated to nightmares that won’t quickly go away and find yourself drifting amid terrifying creatures that can only be escaped by death. Get tickets now for $30 or VIP access for $40.

Realm of Terror

Round Lake Beach

Get ready for the most terrifying haunted house of them all: Realm of Terror, where the actors involved are allowed to touch you, crawl beneath you, and even grab you in this totally immersive experience. The lab has been infiltrated by an evil presence and corrupted all of the patients, and you better find your way out quick or you’re bound to become one of the victims. If you’re looking for the scare of your life, you’ll find it here, where tickets are just $25, skipping the line is $35, and VIP access is $45, which includes a drink at the Haunt Bar . You can purchase alcoholic beverages while you wait in line, and trust me, you’re going to need them.

Scream Scene

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Held upon the grounds of the abandoned Skokie Water Playground, chainsaw maniacs and insane clowns await you at every turn.  Entry to this terrifying haunted house in the Chicago area is only $12, with speed passes available for $18, but you can also access the Triple Fright Ticket package for $36 to gain entry into smaller Chicago haunted houses, which includes Scream Scene, The Catacombs (in the basement of St. Pascal Church) and Hair Razor Haunted Scenes (in the basement of St. Thecla Church). But be warned—even one of these haunted houses near Chicago is sure to chill you to the bone.

Dead Rising

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Full of old-school haunts that might remind you a bit of what scared you in your childhood (re: clowns ), Dead Rising is built from scratch every year to make the most of the Halloween season. Unlike other haunted houses, Dead Rising boasts an on-site store where you can request custom work and purchase one-of-a-kind creepy creations to enhance your Halloween costume. General admission is $18, while VIP tickets are $25 to let you skip the line (worth it, IMO).

Dungeon of Doom 

This is by far one of the scariest haunted houses in Chicago because it takes a whole hour to walk through. The Dungeon of Doom haunted house is a total of 42.000 square feet, so if you’re one of those people who will run through the whole thing, you’ll be springing a marathon before you get out. General admission starts at $30, with Ultimate VIP Front of the Line passes available for $50. For those with nerves of steel, they have a special Blackout theme all of November, where you’ll wander through the dungeon in complete darkness.

Haunted Hills Hospital

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Lake Station, IN

A sinister hospital built to hold all the patients too evil to be treated in a regular institute, Haunted Hills will wreak havoc on your sanity this Halloween season.  General admission is $20, but there are several levels of VIP tickets that enhance your experience. If you’re really daring, try the Blackout experience, where normal rules don’t apply and you’ll be touched, grabbed, even attacked while wandering the hospital.

Criminally Insane

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Crown Point, IN

The same town where John Dillinger broke out of prison almost 100 years previously is host to one of the creepiest haunted houses we’ve seen this year. And the best part? Tickets are only $10, whether you buy them online or at the door. Take a trip out to Indiana this year to get in the door at Criminally Insane.

Tour of Terror

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Looking for even more haunted houses near Chicago? Set in a decommissioned Nuclear missile base from the Cold War, Tour of Terror will unleash the most horrific sights you’ve ever encountered. Admission is just $15, so it’s definitely worth a visit. While you’re out here, though, might as well make a day of it and visit County Line Orchard for some apple picking .

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The Best Haunted Houses in Chicago

If you thrive when surrounded by ghosts and goblins, then you’ll love the Chicago Halloween events, festivals and celebrations in October. It’s true that there are plenty of fun things to do in Chicago; however, if you want to ramp up your scare level and venture into some of the best Chicago haunted houses, this list of downtown and haunted venues in neighboring cities is the perfect place to start.

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Statesville Haunted Prison

Travel just a bit out of downtown to Crest Hill and you’ll find one of the top haunted houses in Chicago and the state of Illinois. This Chicago haunted house gives you access to a maximum-security prison with 23 cells featuring terrifying haunts at every corner. Not only do you get to explore prison cells at this Chicago attraction , you also have to navigate mass graves, mine shafts and caves before climbing into an Army carrier truck to hunt zombies.

Basement of the Dead

Just a short trip to nearby Aurora puts you right in the heart of Chicago’s best Halloween activities. Basement of the Dead gives you your fill of bloody nuns, killer clowns and a maze that leads you through claustrophobic halls. As an added bonus, you can take part in the Zombie Carnival midway games or opt for the Stabbin’ Cabin escape experience at this treasured Chicago Halloween event.

13th Floor Haunted House

If you want to explore your fear of heights and make it to the 13th floor of hell, then it’s time to reserve a spot at the 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park. As one of the largest haunted houses in Chicago, 13th Floor features two separate haunted houses, detailed sets with blood and gore and witches wandering the floors chanting demonic spells. If you time your trip right near Halloween, you can even take part in the blackout event where this Chicago haunted house is completely dark.

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House

Find doom around every corner when making this Chicago haunted house your destination on Halloween. Located in Zion, near Six Flags Great America, this Chicago attraction offers 60 minutes of ghosts and goblins and even gives you the frightful option of being lowered into a grave. You can’t go wrong if you’re wanting a scare with a stop at this Chicago Halloween venue.

Midnight Terror Haunted House

Head to the South Side for a scary Halloween activity in Chicago. The Midnight Terror Haunted House features creepy characters, demonic workers and ghost cult leaders hiding in the corners. The 30-minute experience ends with a jaunt through Chainsaw Alley to top of your Chicago Halloween haunted house extravaganza.

Whether you want an experience right out of a horror flick or just want a brief scare, Chicago haunted houses deliver. From interactive mazes and dark, dim warehouses to houses that offer ghostly appeal, you can’t go wrong with these October Chicago activities. Check back often for ever more spooky Chicago Halloween events.

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Here are 10 haunted houses to visit Halloweek before time runs out

The clock is ticking to visit some of the best haunted houses this halloween, by kim jao • published october 24, 2023 • updated on october 27, 2023 at 2:04 pm.

Time is running out to see some of the best haunted houses Chicagoland has to offer this Halloween season. From 13th Floor Haunted House to HellsGate, killer clowns, ghouls and monsters await your visit. 

Here are 10 haunted houses to check out running up to Halloween and any special events they have planned. Be sure to make plans – many of these venues shutter on or before Oct. 31, with select events on Nov. 3 and 4. 

13th Floor Haunted House - Schiller Park

Explore two themed-haunted houses in suburban Schiller Park hosted by entertainment company Thirteenth Floor . The Deadlands is a post-apocalyptic world rife with viral mutations where visitors embark on a quest to expose the corporation behind the virus. Depths of Darkness, meanwhile, is a maritime horror adventure following an ancient deep-sea creature. 

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On Saturday, Oct. 28, you can sign up for a “Behind The Screams” tour where tour guides take groups of guests through each room of the haunted house, explain their history and what it takes to run the seasonal event.

On Sunday Oct. 29th, guests can attend a “Monster Free Hour” at 5 p.m. and walk through the haunted house without live actors on set. 

The attraction is located at 5050 River Rd., Schiller Park and is open most days of the week. You can view the schedule and buy tickets here . 

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Nightmare on Clark Street - Chicago

Wrigleyville-based Nightmare on Clark Street is a three-floor labyrinth-style haunted house where guests must navigate their way through various scares. The attraction even has a bar with Halloween-themed cocktails, so guests over 21 can find liquid courage before continuing on. 

Nightmare on Clark Street is located at 3505 N. Clark St. and is open with extended hours this week: Visit from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and 12 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets can be purchased here . 

The Old Joliet Haunted Prison

The venue housing this attraction was featured in "The Blues Brothers" and closed doors as a real prison back in 2002. Now, it’s said to be haunted. The Haunted Prison in Joliet is another Thirteenth Floor attraction. This year, it’s featuring four attractions: Cellblock 13, which houses an inmate with an insatiable thirst for revenge, the old prison yard, a labyrinth slaughterhouse and zombie laser tag. Thirteenth Floor has also organized a series of 5-minute escape rooms and serves Halloweened-themed drinks at the bar. 

Visit the Old Joliet Haunted Prison at 401 Woodruff Road. It is open from Fridays to Sundays in October, with additional weekdays running up to Halloween. You can buy tickets here . 

The Catacombs   - Chicago

Descend into the Catacombs of St. Pascal’s Church, a non-profit haunted house run by the school and church, where all funds raised will support youth education efforts. The Catacombs, located in Portage Park, houses a list of original icons, including Peanut the Clown, a scarecrow named Stitches and a three-faced man.

You can visit The Catacombs at 6143 W Irving Park Road on Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays running up to Halloween. You can buy tickets here . 

Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D - Aurora

Ranked number one on various haunted house lists is Basement of the Dead , a horror attraction featuring other-worldly creatures, ghosts and chainsaws in Aurora. Tickets to the haunted house include entry to the circus-themed Shattered 3D walkthrough.

Those who want to explore the set without jump scares can participate in “Nights of Isolation” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, where guests must find their way out of the Haunted House with just one glow stick per group. To celebrate the last night of the season, there will be a “Lights Out” event on Nov. 3 and 4 where guests will explore the 1,500 square-foot venue filled with actors and animatronics using only a glow stick to navigate. 

The haunted house is located at 42. W. New York Street, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Ticket prices vary depending on the day and can be purchased here .

Disturbia - Downers Grove

From the same creator as Basement of the Dead is Disturbia. Visitors will embark on a path that takes them through a haunted graveyard and pumpkin patch full of deformed monsters. 

Those hoping to avoid jump scares can visit the Wednesday “Nights of Isolation” on Oct. 11, 18 and 25 to walk through the space without actors. 

Disturbia, located at 1213 Butterfield Rd., is open daily from Oct. 25 to 31, with special “Lights Out” nights on Nov. 3 and 4 just like Basement of the Dead. The haunted house will also welcome guests on Select Wednesdays, Mondays and on Halloween. Information on how to purchase tickets can be found here . 

HellsGate - Lockport

This multi-level haunted mansion is hidden in the woods, keeping its ghouls and secrets locked behind a gate. HellsGate features a giant slide and guests have the chance to get their ticket free if they can find the Key Master and solve their riddle correctly within 10 seconds. 

Visitors must park at 301 W. 2nd St. and take a roughly five-minute shuttle bus ride to the HellsGate grounds. The haunted house is open Thursdays to Sundays in October, with additional dates running up to and on Halloween. Tickets can be purchased here . 

Hayride of Horror  - Lockport

Just a five-minute drive away from HellsGate is the Hayride of Horror where guests ride through a haunted park full of spirits. At the same venue, guests can also experience the Curse of the Bayou. The venue also features a 20-foot outdoor movie screen and bonfire to warm up those in line while waiting their turn. 

Find tickets to the Hayride of Horror, located at 1811 S. Lawrence Ave, here . The hayride is open on Fridays and Saturdays.

Massacre Haunted House - Montgomery

In this massive venue, visitors can walk through over 35,000 square feet of horror attractions rife with killer clowns and blood-thirsty nurses. A new "torture chamber" has opened up this year, too. Massacre Haunted House is one of the largest indoor haunted houses in Chicago land that features movie-quality set design and nearly 100 actors.

You can also find escape rooms and an axe throwing lounge. The venue, including the waiting line that has heating, is fully indoor and has 40 rooms, so don’t let the weather be an excuse to skip out!

The Massacre Haunted House is located at 299 Montgomery Road, and is open from Oct. 26 to 29, Oct, 31 and Nov. 4. Tickets can be purchased here . 

Scream Scene - Skokie

Chainsaw maniacs and a clown maze are some of the frightening highlights you’ll find at the Scream Scene. The attraction comes to haunt Skokie every fall, taking over the Skokie Water Playground that is left abandoned in cooler months. 

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Top 13 places in Russia where you may face a ghost

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1. Kusovnikov House in Moscow

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In the 19 th   century house № 17 on Myasnitskaya street in central Moscow was inhabited by a rich, but very greedy couple – Pyotr and Sofya Kusovnikov, who scrimped on almost everything. Extremely suspicious, they used to hide money from their servants in different places. Once they hid some in the fireplace, but the janitor accidentally burned it when lighting the fire. When she found out, Sofya died instantly of a broken heart, her husband passed away a little later. Since then, the ghost of a hunched old man in a coat has routinely appeared on the street near the house – this is Pyotr Kusovnikov mourning his lost money.

2. Sokol metro station

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During WWI, not far from the modern Sokol station of the Moscow metro, a cemetery for fallen soldiers was located. In 1918, mass executions of White officers and priests by the Reds were held there. All this led to the appearance of ghosts in the dark tunnels of the station. Early in the morning diaphanous figures with festering wounds can be seen there.  

3. St. Michael’s Castle in St. Petersburg

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This castle was a royal residence built by order of Tsar  Paul I. On March 21, 1801, he was killed there by a group of conspirators. It is considered that the restless spirit of the tsar was unable to leave the castle. It appears there in the corridors with a burning candle in its hand.

4.   Znamenskaya Tower in Yaroslavl

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During the Civil War in Russia (1917-1922), a group of White troops held positions in the Volkovsky theater in Yaroslavl. The Red commissar in command of the siege promised to spare their lives. However, he lied and all the Whites were executed at the Znamenskaya Tower. Since then, the ghost of the commissar who didn’t keep his promise has been seen at the place of his crime.

5. Igumnov House in Moscow

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The house at 43 Bolshaya Yakimanka Street in Moscow, also known as “Igumnov House,” serves today as the residence of the French ambassador. It was built at the request of the industrialist Nikolay Igumnov in the late 19 th   century. He settled his young mistress here, but one day caught her with a lover. The lover was kicked out, but the girl was never seen again. It is believed that the outraged Igumnov bricked her up in a wall. During Soviet times, people often saw the ghost of a young girl walking through the walls with deep, plaintive sighs.     

6. House of Rasputin in St. Petersburg

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The flat on the second floor at 64 Gorokhovaya street in St. Petersburg is today a usual residential apartment. However, in the early 20th century it was home to one of the most mystical figures in Russian history – Grigory Rasputin. His ghost sometimes appears here, scaring inhabitants with its clunking steps and grunting in dark corners.

7. House on the Embankment

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This house at 2 Serafimovicha Street, simply known as “House on Embankment,” is among the most famous in the Russian capital, known as the place of residence for the Soviet   crème de la crème : writers, artists, actors, generals, athletes. However, it also has a dark history. During the Great Purge, a campaign of political repressions in the USSR, dozens of the house’s inhabitants were arrested and executed. Today, the house is full of the ghosts of those victims, who sometimes appear in their old dwelling place. 

8. Tower of the old hospital in Ryazan

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Among the high-rise modern buildings at 15 Gorky Street in Ryazan is an old tower – all that remains of the old hospital. At night, a lonely dark figure can be seen walking in this tower. This is the ghost of Alexander Smitten, who administered the hospital more than a century ago.

9. Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg

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During a misty night in March, one can see the ghost of a young girl near the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Her face is blue because of asphyxiation, and there is a big red mark on her neck caused by a rope. This is famous revolutionary Sophia Perovskaya, who assassinated Tsar Alexander II and was hanged for her deed. To meet this ghost is a bad omen, and can cost nocturnal pedestrians their lives.

10. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

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There is a legend that when the Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod was being built, the constructors were unable to finish one of the towers. It kept falling down. In the end, they decided to make a sacrifice and to build the tower on the blood of the first person who passed by. It happened to be a pregnant woman hurrying to the river for water. She was seized and bricked up in the tower alive. The ghost of a pale woman holding a baby has appeared near this place ever since.

11. Oldenburg Palace near Voronezh

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Built in the late 19th century, the palace belonged to Princess Eugenia of Leuchtenberg. Today her ghost rises from the deep casemates of the palace to wander through its rooms and corridors. There is also another ghost there, much older — the ghost of a young peasant girl. It is even said that Princess Eugenia saw it when she was alive.

12. Stalin’s country house near Sochi

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Stalin’s ghost can be seen at his country house, located today within the Green Groove hotel near Sochi. The “father of the nations” walks in his white jacket, smoking his trademark pipe.

13. Psychiatric hospital near Nizhny Novgorod

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Near the modern psychiatric hospital in the village of Lyakhovo near Nizhny Novgorod, one can see an abandoned old building. Several dozen years ago a young girl hanged herself there because of unrequited love. At night it is possible to see a white silhouette and hear the moaning and cries of the “love-stricken schoolgirl” as the locals call her.

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Top 10 Most Haunted & Ghostly Destinations in Russia

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Russia is the world's largest country by land area, covering 11 time zones and a wide variety of landforms. It is recognized for encompassing more than 1/8th of the inhabited land area of Earth and shares land borders with nations like Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Poland, among others.

Russia is undoubtedly a fantastic country with exquisite food and stunning churches, but when it comes to horror, it really elevates the experience. that upon your next visit, you will undoubtedly get goosebumps.

Russia is home to numerous haunted locations that will stay with you forever, from Stalin's mansion to the Yakutia diamond mine.

What are the most haunted and ghost places in Russia?

10. nizhny novgorod kremlin.

The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is a fortress located in the city's center and represents the oldest historical, social, political, and artistic complex.

The Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Volga Federal District, as well as the Mayor and Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, have their official residences here.

It is situated at the meeting point of the Oka and Volga rivers on the right high bank. The Kremlin's northwest section descends nearly to the base of the slopes, its southeast section leads to Minin and Pozharsky Square, and its southwest section rises above the People's Unity Square and the deep Pochainsky ravine.

There is a story that the builders of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin were unable to complete one of the towers. It continued to fall. Ultimately, they chose to offer a sacrifice and erect the tower using the blood of the first passerby. It turned out to be a pregnant lady rushing to get water from the river. Captured, she was bricked up alive inside the tower. Since then, the ghost of a pale woman carrying a baby has been seen close by.

9. Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg

This canal is small and winding, running through the heart of St. Petersburg between the Fontanka and Moyka Rivers, running parallel to them for the majority of its length. Despite being shorter than six kilometers, the canal is crossed by over 21 bridges, many of which are pedestrian. The Obvodny Canal has the most bridges—24—among all of them. The five-kilometer canal embankment offers a wide view of St. Petersburg's architecture spanning centuries and architectural styles, from opulent palaces and cathedrals to modest tenements from the early 20th century. The canal is also well-known for being the scene of one of the most well-known terrorist attacks of the 19th century, where Russian Emperor Alexander II was assassinated by anarchist revolutionaries.

The Griboedov Canal was constructed parallel to the small Krivusha River, which flowed through this area long before St. Petersburg was built. In the 1730s, houses for Navy Department workers were constructed on the river's right bank. The Krivusha River channel was linked to the Moyka in 1737. The Court Stables' homes and barns were situated along the newly named Konyushennaya channel. Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli constructed a mansion for General Villebois at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt and the canal between 1759 and 1761. The best masquerades and balls in the city were hosted here in the 1820s and 1830s by millionaire Baron Vasily Engelhardt; today, chamber music concerts take place in the Maly (Small) Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia.

The ghost of a small child is visible in St. Petersburg near the Griboyedov Canal on a misty night in March. She has a large scarlet mark on her neck from a rope, and her face is blue from asphyxiation. This is the renowned revolutionary Sophia Perovskaya, who was hanged for her actions after killing Tsar Alexander II. It is ill luck to encounter this ghost, which could endanger the lives of nighttime pedestrians.

8. Tower of the old hospital in Ryazan

Among the high-rise modern buildings at 15 Gorky Street in Ryazan is an old tower – all that remains of the old hospital. At night, a lonely dark figure can be seen walking in this tower. This is the ghost of Alexander Smitten, who administered the hospital more than a century ago.

7. Mikhailovsky Castle

In addition to being a striking example of unique architecture in St. Petersburg, the Mikhailovsky Castle silently observed a number of intriguing events during the brief reign of Emperor Paul I, son of Catherine the Great. In order to take the Russian Imperial throne, Catherine deposed her husband Peter III. She ruled Russia until her passing in 1796. By that time, her 42-year-old son Paul was expected to have inherited his mother's position of authority. However, Paul lived in constant fear of being assassinated because neither the nobility nor the royal guards liked or respected him. He gave the order to have a fortified palace—a castle encircled by deep ditches—built for him in order to allay these worries. A legend states that one of the soldiers stationed at the construction site had a vision of Archangel Michael standing next to him, watching over the castle. After the Emperor was informed of this, the castle was renamed Mikhailovsky (St. Michael's).

Two factors make the Mikhailovsky Castle well-known: First of all, it is the only castle in St. Petersburg, and secondly, tsar Pavel I, the most well-known ghost in the city, resides there. He took the initiative to have the castle built, and once it was finished, he made it his haven. A group of inebriated soldiers killed Pavel, with the intention of apprehending him to allow his son to succeed to the throne. He ruled for precisely four years, four months, and four days, and he spent just forty days in his castle. His life was also filled with great fortune. Legend has it that he can be seen playing his favorite instrument, the violin, out of a specific window in the castle.

There is a house that dates back to the end of the 18th century located at the intersection of Gorokhovaya Str and the Fontanka embankment. It's just your average St. Petersburg building, but

The Rotunda, the city's most enigmatic location, is located here.

The structure is circular and has six free-standing columns. The lines of the stairs, reaching infinitely upward, are repeated in the bends of the walls.

The rise of informal Soviet youth movements and subcultures, such as rockers, hippies, and punks, in the 1970s and 1980s gave rise to the Rotunda's cult status.

This place is the subject of numerous legends. For instance, wishes and dreams inscribed on the Rotunda's walls might come true. But there are other legends as well. Since the Rotunda is situated where the St. Petersburg hexagon's meridians converge, someone has dubbed this location the universe's center.

Another legend concerns a young man who entered the parallel world through the house's basement and stayed there for roughly fifteen minutes. Upon his return, he appeared to be elderly.

Many people think that you can meet Satan here at midnight. The Rotunda was a gathering place for Freemasons during the Russian Empire. It was also Grigory Rasputin's favorite location.

5. Obvodny Canal

Obvodny Canal had functioned as a city boundary at one point. The suburbs were on one bank of the Obvodny Canal during the 19th century, while the Fontanka served as the city boundary during the 18th century. Even though the city boundary has moved forward considerably since then, Obvodny Canal's appearance has evolved over the previous century, and the term "city outskirts" has acquired new meaning, it still has a certain "uptownish" quality. The Obvodny Canal is not only a hydrotechnical marvel of unparalleled quality for its era and a crucial waterway connecting the port to the upper Neva; it is also an integral element of the city's artistic identity, sharing equal significance with Nevsky Prospekt in terms of cultural significance. Without the Obvodny Canal, St. Petersburg's image would be lacking, at the very least. St Petersburg had always offered a contrast between two images: the industrial, noisy, smoggy, and disheveled, and the solemn, official, and beautiful. But together, the two likenesses made up the singular whole, which was the Russian Empire's capital. The growth of the city had been impacted by these two likenesses.

At eight kilometers, the Obvodny Canal is the longest artificial waterway in St. Petersburg. Currently, the canal acts as a temporary wall dividing the city's southern industrial district. Numerous structures along the Obvodny Canal, including industrial and civil buildings, bridges, and support walls, have significant historic and architectural significance. Like Nevsky Prospekt, Kolomna, and Vasilyevsky Island, the current architectural environment along the canal shores is very unique and an integral part of St. Petersburg.

The longest man-made canal in St. Petersburg, the Obvodny Canal, was formerly the city's southern border. It is not very deep, but it has been the site of numerous successful suicide attempts. The people who have been spared have stated that they didn't intend to end their lives. They were just driven to act by an intense force. Some claim it's the result of the restless spirits in the company that craves canals. If you choose to go, keep your distance from the water.

4. Northern Crown – The Stranded 5-Star Hotel

After the magnificent project was shelved almost twenty years ago, this crumbling five-star hotel is empty when it should be teeming with affluent vacationers and corporate executives.

There is an eerie silence in the corridors of the Northern Crown Hotel, which should have been a grand lobby, despite its 247 rooms having never been slept in.

When work on the opulent hotel started in the Russian city of St. Petersburg in 1988, it was expected to become a popular tourist attraction.

But in 1995, with the building 90% finished, laborers at the hotel stopped working because a bank that was funding the project was having financial difficulties.

Even though there have been multiple attempts to restart construction, the incomplete hotel was instead abandoned and is soon to be demolished.

After the Soviet government commissioned the project, the company Monteksgroeksport, based in what was then Yugoslavia, started construction on the hotel in the late 1980s.

However, fate had other ideas because the project's construction was nearly finished when funding was suddenly cut off. After that, this magnificent hotel was destroyed and never had the chance to welcome any guests, turning into an abandoned location. Many residents also think that the unfortunate incident has something to do with the passing of St. Pete's Metropolitan Ioann. He passed away in Northern Crown at a celebration marking Bank St. Petersburg's 50th birthday. The rooms still have the same opulent appearance as before, but the building is beyond repair at this time.

3. Mirny Diamond Mine

The Mir mine, also known as the Mirny mine, is an open pit diamond mine situated in the Siberian region of eastern Russia's Mirny, Sakha Republic. The mine is one of the biggest excavated holes in the world, measuring 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) in diameter and more than 525 meters (1,722 feet) deep—the fourth deepest in the world.

1957 saw the start of open-pit mining, which ended in 2001. It has been in operation as an underground diamond mine since 2009.

On June 13, 1955, Soviet geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina, and Viktor Avdeenko made the discovery of the diamond-bearing deposits while on the massive Amakinsky Expedition in Yakut ASSR. They discovered remnants of kimberlite, a volcanic rock typically linked to diamonds. This discovery marked the second successful attempt to find kimberlite in Russia following a string of unsuccessful expeditions in the 1940s and 1950s. (The Zarnitsa mine in 1954 was the first.) Khabardin received the Lenin Prize, one of the greatest honors in the Soviet Union, in 1957 in recognition of this discovery.

Are you someone who would like to visit a place like this and is intrigued by the mysteries surrounding the Bermuda Triangle? If so, you really ought to visit the Mirny Diamond Mine at least once in your lifetime in order to see something truly remarkable. This location used to be known for producing the greatest quantity of valuable Russian diamonds, which provided employment and income for the Russian people. The bustling metropolis that encircled this massive mine was once home to a large population of contented people.

There is currently no scientific explanation for why every helicopter that flies over this hole gets sucked into it, despite the fact that this abandoned mine is closed. Isn't that odd for a diamond mine? So, if you're looking to visit some of the most well-known scary locations in Russia, make sure to stop by and discover the mystery surrounding this location.

2. The Kusovnikov House in Moscow

House No. 17, located on Myasnitskaya Street in Central Moscow, was formerly the home of the extremely avaricious Pyotr and Sofya in the 19th century. They used to conceal their money in odd and strange locations because they were also highly suspicious of whether it was safe.

They adopted this tactic to ensure that no one would steal their money, but they were unaware that it would eventually lead to their own demise. It is said that one terrible night, the caregiver unintentionally set fire to their concealed cash in the fireplace, and they instantly passed away from shock. Since then, a number of people have reported seeing the ghost of an elderly man with a humped body on the nearby street who they believe to be Pyotr Kusovnikov, lamenting the loss of his money. Therefore, if you intend to stroll down this street at night, be sure to reconsider your plans before running into him.

1. The Maternity Hospital

It was erected on the grounds of the hospital meant to house the soldiers from the 1812 Patriot War. Following its conversion to a maternity hospital in the latter half of the 20th century, it was shut down in 2009 for renovations. The hospital's central heating system is still in relatively good condition, which is quite surprising given how long the building has been abandoned. It appears like the torture chamber from a horror film, which is one of the reasons it is listed among Russia's most haunted locations.

For a considerable amount of time, the Maternity hospital has been a popular tourist destination. Many eager bloggers visit this location frequently to learn the story behind the building's peculiarities. The fact that many pregnant Russian women wish to give birth in this specific hospital only serves to heighten the strangeness of this place. For individuals who have an inclination towards eerie hospitals and their eerie hallways, this is the ideal location.

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5 Haunted Places In Russia Will Definitely Scare the hell out of you

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Being the biggest nation by territory over the globe, Russia fuses a tremendous range of landforms and spans a sum of 11 time zones. It share land borders with nations like Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Poland and so forth and is known for covering more than 1/8th of Earth’s occupied land. Aside from the antiquated museums and lovely Russians, what makes this astonishing nation a mysterious riddle are some abandoned and creepy spots that will scare you deeply. At long last, it is the ideal opportunity for you to remember each one of those great scary minutes from your favorite movie. From Stalin’s nation house to the Diamond mine in Yakutia, there are such a significant number of haunted places in Russia that you will remember forever. Below is the list of 5 most haunted places in Russia .

5 Haunted Places In Russia

There is no denying the fact that Russia is an incredibly wonderful country with beautiful churches and delicious cuisine but when it comes to horror, it takes you to a next level. that you will definitely end up having goosebumps on your next visit.

1. The Maternity Hospital

The Maternity Hospital

It was built on a region of the hospital constructed for the members of the devoted war that occurred in 1812. After turning into the maternity hospital in the second half of twentieth century, it was shut because of reconstruction in the year 2009. In spite of the way that this structure has been deserted for many years, it is very shocking to observe that the hospital still has the central heating which is spotless. There is a reason behind why it goes under the classification of the most haunted places in Russia as the spot resembles as a torture chamber from a horror movie.

The Maternity clinic has been the real vacation spot for quite a while and a ton of excited bloggers frequently come here all the time to explore this place. What adds to the irregularity of this spot is the way that a great deal of pregnant Russian ladies want to deliver their child in this specific medical clinic. This is the ideal spot for the individuals who love chills and spookiness of scary places and its creepy corridors.

2. The Kusovnikov House in Moscow

The Kusovnikov House in Moscow

Located on the Myasnitskaya Street in the Central Moscow, this nineteenth century House No.17 was used to be the home of of Pyotr and Sofya who were very greedy. They were likewise suspicious about whether their cash is sheltered or not and that is the reason they used to conceal it in various and irregular spots. They embraced this trap with the goal that none can take their cash yet what they didn’t know was that one day, it would be the purpose behind their very own annihilation.

It is said that one awful night, the caretaker unintentionally burned their hidden cash in the chimney and they passed on the spot because of the shock. Since that day, many individuals have seen the ghost of an old bumped man, considered by them as Pyotr Kusovnikov on the adjacent road who grieves the loss of his cash. Thus, on the off chance that you are wanting to go for a night stroll on this road, make a point to reconsider before you end up finding him.

3. Mirny Diamond Mine

Mirny Diamond Mine

If you are fascinated by places like Bermuda traingle then visit the Mirny Diamond Mine in at least once in your lifetime to observe something remarkable. Once a source of employments and income for the Russians, this spot was prior known for delivering the most valuable Russian diamonds. The city that encompassed this immense mine was full used to be a bustling one with a great deal of upbeat and bright residents. Although this deserted mine is closed till now, there has been not been any reasonable logical clarification of why each helicopter that hovered over this opening got sucked into it. Abnormal for a precious stone mine, isn’t it? All things considered, if you wish to visit the popular haunted places in Russia , remember to visit here and investigate the puzzle of this spot.

4. Northern Crown – The Stranded 5-Star Hotel

Northern Crown – The Stranded 5-Star Hotel

In the year 1988, this brilliant 247 room’s hotel was commissioned by the Soviet Union to overlook the Karpovki River in the city of St. Petersburg. But destiny had some different plans since its construction was nearly finished when the undertaking was suddenly halted because of the absence of cash. At that point what happened was the devastation of this magnificent hotel as it in the long run turned into a deserted spot and never had the chance to have any guest. A lot of local people additionally trust that this disastrous occasion is related with the demise of Metropolitan Ioann of St. Pete. He passed in Northern Crown amid a reception in the respect of the 5oth birthday celebration of Bank St. Petersburg. Indeed, even today, the rooms look as rich as ever however the structure can’t get fixed at this point.

5. Mikhailovsky Castle

Mikhailovsky Castle

This splendid yet creepy castle must be in the list of top haunted places in Russia as the minute you step into it, there is a different and creepy aura that you can feel at each corner. This is the main castle of St. Petersburg however this isn’t the main reason behind why it is the source of fascination among the nearby just as global travelers. The reason is that it is a permanent resident of the most famous ghost of the city which is tsar Pavel I.

He started the construction of this place which turned into its shelter after the procedure was finished. He suffered a a trageic death while being murdered by the drunken soldier’s crowd that simply expected to arrest him so as to make his child the new ruler. You can at present watch him playing his favorite instrument, violin through a particular window in the fort. This should be more frightening than fascinating.

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