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 Forest Park cemetery is the final resting place of circus performers who died in a train accident in 1918.
- 200 – Over 570 people died in a fire at this Chicago theater in December 1903.
- 300 – This 1909 disaster in Bureau County led the Illinois State Legislature to establish stricter mine safety guidelines.
- 100 – This Classical Greek philosopher said, “I have good hope that there is something remaining for the dead.”
- 200 – This famous person may have been deaf and blind, but she was not so imperceptive to remark, “Death is no more than passing from one room into another.”
- 300 – This English poet known for his Romantic excesses wrote, “Where’er we tread ‘tis haunted, holy ground.”
- 100 – This bear-like animal left tracks along Indian Creek from about 1940 to the late 1960s.
- 200 – This shy creature, spotted in central Illinois in 1970, has been distinguished from other hairy bipeds by its large, glowing yellow eyes.
- 300 – With its thick, green body and black fins, this watery creature scared fishermen for nearly a century at one southern-Illinois lake.
Answers to last month’s categories:
Paranormal People: Who is Ursula Bielski, Who is Rich Koz, Who is Rich Prusinski
Haunted Places: What is Milton School, What is Country House Restaurant, What is Pulaski County Courthouse
Urban Legends: What is The Vanishing Hitchhiker, What is Crybaby Bridge, What is The Sinking Library