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In Memory of the Willowbrook Ballroom

By Micah Lee Mowbray The Willowbrook Ballroom burned down a year ago October 28, 2016. The special vibe of Haunted Archer Avenue will never be the same. I drove up to Chet’s Melody Lounge hoping to write a Bloody Mary infused reminiscence of what the Willowbrook meant to me. Chet’s is a throwback, early morning […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 46

[Mysteriousheartland.com] The underbrush snapped and shuffled as Davin crawled up next to Aurelia. Dressed in camouflage pants and a black t-shirt, she was laying in the woods behind a partially decayed log two yards west of a horse trail that emptied into a street a stone-throw away. A small, burgundy-colored monument, inscribed with the name […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 6

[Mysteriousheartland.com] An elderly woman scowled as she sauntered past the dark blue Toyota Corolla and eyed a bumper sticker that proclaimed ‘Necrophilia is Dead’ in skeletal lettering. The five members of the Fallen scarcely noticed. Mike, Aurelia, and Davin examined the seaweed-green cemetery fence while Greg and Emmet chuckled behind them. “Let me know when […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Resurrection Cemetery

Location: Resurrection Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums is located at 7201 Archer Avenue in Justice, Illinois. Chet’s Melody Lounge is located at 7400 South Archer Road in Justice, Illinois. Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquets is located at 8900 Archer Avenue in Willow Springs, Illinois. [MysteriousHeartland.com] Resurrection Mary is undoubtedly Chicagoland’s most famous ghost. For over 70 years […]

Resurrection Mary Art Show at Chet’s Melody Lounge, Nov. 3-9

Curious Art Glass presents a Resurrection Mary-themed Art Show at Chet’s Melody Lounge (7400 S. Archer Rd. Justice, Illinois, across from Resurrection Cemetery) November 3-9, 2014. Resurrection Mary is southwest Chicago’s most famous phantom hitchhiker, and she has been known to make appearances at Chet’s. Micah, organizer of the event, says: Chet’s Melody Lounge is […]