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 family was blamed for starting the 1871 fire that devastated nearly one third of the City of Chicago.
- 200 – Michele McBride wrote this 1979 book commemorating the 1958 Our Lady of Angels school fire.
- 300 – This 22-year-old nurse refused to abandon newborns at St. Anthony’s Hospital, sacrificing her own life, during a 1949 fire that killed between 74 and 77 people.
- 100 – Anchored by a cemetery by the same name, this northern Illinois road is famous for its variety of legends and lore.
- 200 – This road south of Peoria lent its name to a mysterious creature spotted there in the 1970s.
- 300 – A “scantily clad” phantom was seen along this road outside of Byron, Illinois in the winter of 1980/81.
- 100 – This skeptic famously wagered against the paranormal, saying, “I don’t expect that the million will ever be won, simply because there is no confirming evidence for any paranormal claims to date.”
- 200 – This morbid American poet and author famously wrote, “All that we see is but a dream within a dream.”
- 300 – This Pulitzer Prize-winning poet once wrote, “I dwell in a lonely house I know, that vanished many a summer ago.”
Answers to last month’s categories:
Paranormal People: Who is Richard Crowe, Who is Mrs. Andrew Gray, Who is Martin Riccardo
Haunted Places: What is Ashmore Estates, What is Hickory Hill, What is the Tonic Room
Movies & Film: What is Halloween, What is Stir of Echoes, What is The Relic