Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera

I went to see the Phantom of the Opera in Chicago over the weekend at the Cadillac Palace and it was absolutely fabulous.  The story came from a novel originally written by a French man named, Gaston Leroux in 1909.

The story was adapted into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1986.





Saturday, February 22, 2014

Resurrection Cemetery, Willowbrook Ballroom, and St. James Church

I went out to visit an old cemetery in Justice, Illinois that is known for a very famous ghost, Resurrection Mary.  It is said that she died in a car accident in the 1920s and periodically haunts the area by roaming Archer Avenue at night looking for a ride to either the Willowbrook Ballroom or back to her home in Chicago.  There was not much out of the ordinary in the cemetery or near the ballroom.

When I went back to visit another old site, St. James Sag Catholic Church, that is said to be haunted (I used to go to church here when growing up), I did see one thing that I remembered caught my attention every Sunday mass.  It was the "eye of god" just like the Eye of Providence.  Here it is inside the church: