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 – Nearly 900 passengers died when this ship capsized on the Chicago River in the summer of 1915.
- 200 – This mobile home park is located adjacent to the crash site of Flight 191.
- 300 – A train wreck in 1887 killed 85 and injured between 169 and 372 passengers near this small town in central Illinois.
- 100 – This area along the Ohio River in southern Illinois is famous for its buried treasure, ghosts, and as a former hideout for pirates.
- 200 – Home to several “gray ghosts,” this central Illinois college was also the scene of some medically-motivated body snatching.
- 300 – A police dog mysterious leapt off the roof of this building at an abandoned air force base known for its phantom airmen.
- 100 – This famous mafia slaying was named after the holiday on which it took place.
- 200 – This popular Chicago-area restaurant chain was the scene of a brutal multiple-murder in Palatine in 1993.
- 300 – “The Demon Butcher of Palos Park” was the name given to this turn-of-the-century murderer who sold his victims at the market.
Answers to last month’s categories:
Haunted Roads: What is Archer Avenue, What is Lebanon Road, What is Shoe Factory Road
Paranormal People: Who is John B. Kachuba, Who is Harry Middleton Hyatt, Who is Mary Czerwinski
Creepy Quotes: Who is Emily Dickinson, Who is Plato, Who is Arthur C. Clarke