Welcome to “Ghostly Games”: Jeopardy! Each month throughout 2012, we will feature three categories that will test your knowledge of the strange and unusual in Illinois, or of the paranormal generally. Play along at home and remember to phrase your answers in the form of a question! Answers will be shown at the bottom of next month’s categories.
- 100 – This road in southwest suburban Chicago is home to the famous “Resurrection Mary.”
- 200 – “7 Gates to Hell” dot the area on or around this road east of St. Louis.
- 300 – This road was formerly home to a distinctive stone schoolhouse rumored to be haunted by a murderous child.
- 100 – In his 2005 book Ghosthunting Illinois, this man catalogued his visits to some of Illinois’ most notorious places.
- 200 – During the Great Depression, this professor collected hundreds of folk stories around Adams County, Illinois.
- 300 – This woman accompanied Scott Markus to some of Chicagoland’s spookiest haunted places in their documentary Voices from the Chicago Grave.
- 100 – This reclusive New England poet once wrote, “Because I could not stop for Death, he kindly stopped for me.”
- 200 – This student of Socrates is thought to have said, “The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.”
- 300 – This British science fiction author once wrote, “Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living.”
Answers to last month’s categories:
Haunted Places: What is Pemberton Hall, What is Williamsburg Hill, What is Lakeview.
Infamous Crimes: Who is Barbara and Patricia Grimes, Who is Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, What is the I-57 Murders
Famous Ghosts: Who is the Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove, Who is the Headless Lady of Cumberland Cemetery, Who is Brother Otto.