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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 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 […]

Top 10 Female Phantoms in the Midwest

At Mysterious Heartland, we have noticed that a great number of ghosts happen to be female, particularly attractive blondes who met a violent or tragic end. They are condemned to wander the earth weeping, hitchhiking, or reminding passersby of their fate for all eternity. Perhaps only Sigmund Freud could understand why this image continues to […]

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 […]