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Return to Mount Carmel HD

This will be the first of series of return visits to some of my favorite Chicago-land haunted locations to be filmed/photographed in HD.

*Visual effects have been added to this video.…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on January 20, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

A Late 19th Century South Loop Basement At Night.

By Barek Halfand

The 1890’s era South Loop building is preternaturally dark against the scarlet city sky …while…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on June 15, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Gary, Indiana “Demon House”

By Barek Halfhand

An impromptu Interview with the most recent resident on his moving day; A Halfhand Nation Exclusive.

The sun was a seldom seen anomaly on this mid February afternoon. I squinted at the…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on March 8, 2014 at 5:10pm — No Comments

The Cloaked Shadow Entity In The Old Cincinnati Church



By Barek Halfhand

The old Cincinnati church stands stoically on the old riverside city side street and I was keenly aware of it before it came into view ……

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Added by Barek Halfhand on October 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Biograph Theater-The Death of John Dillinger

The Biograph Theater-The Death of John Dillinger

By Barek Halfhand

Spring in Chicago represents an almost ritualistic awakening from hibernation as the lakeside city is finally freed from the often debilitating grip of Midwestern winter extremes… a drive along Lake Shore Drive on one of these sun bathed, warmer afternoons proves that…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on May 20, 2013 at 5:28pm — No Comments

The Drew Peterson House

The Drew Peterson House

By Barek Halfhand

By now, unless you have been living in a cave you all know…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on March 25, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

The Lost Blog

The Lost Blog

by Barek Halfhand

Long story short, I had a long and…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on February 7, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The Alamo

The Alamo

by Barek Halfhand

Smack dab in the heart of downtown San Antonio stands an archaic structure has come to serve as the symbol of Texas pride… the name “Alamo” alone represents an entire lexicon of history, lore, romance and war …on one particularly warm Sunday morning I made my way to south on Texas I…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on October 7, 2012 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

The St Paul Hotel (St Paul MN) and the Orpheum Theater (Omaha NE)

The St Paul Hotel (St Paul MN) and the Orpheum Theater (Omaha NE)

By Barek Halfhand

The summer of 2012 has thus far been the hottest in the Midwest in recorded history and lowest levels rainfall precipitation measured since the mid 30’s, the likes of which were so bad that it prolonged and exacerbated and already deeply depressed economy…the relentless heat and lack of moisture has decimated crops and vegetation in such a large geographic region that the lack of food production…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on August 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Katherine Legge park

 

“3 miles away: At Katherine Legge Memorial Park, the main building (not the lodge) used to be a woman's dorm. Supposedly if you are there alone at night on the first floor, you can hear footsteps on the second floor...”

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Added by Barek Halfhand on July 14, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Road Trip 2012 Part 2

Road Trip 2012 Part 2

Here is an update that includes a new site just outside Detroit MI that is rumored to be experiencing supernatural activity as well as some (edited) photos from my Oklahoma/Old RT 66 back-roads excursion...

Are they watching from the trees?...

Here are the (compressed to 1MB) photos...some have been slightly sharpened or color enhanced (5/2012) 48 total...…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on June 2, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Maple Lake

Maple Lake

By Barek Halfhand



Maple Lake is a man made body of water just off of the famous haunted Archer Avenue back roads ...the immediate proximity of St James, The Willow Brook Ballroom, Fairmount and Red Gate Woods to Maple/Bullfrog lakes and the long standing albeit less famous legend associated with that placid place in the woods prompted me to add this site to my ongoing coverage of this remote corner of Cook County...



A well stocked lake with a maximum depth… Continue

Added by Barek Halfhand on June 8, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments

An Old Downtown Cemetery (updates included)

An Old Downtown Cemetery (updates included)

By Barek Halfhand







Far west suburban Downers Grove is one of many of the main street revitalization projects designed to help reinvigorated the existing classic storefront shops that languished economically in the early 90's with the inception of the Wal Mart superstore model by way of the addition of specialty shops, concept bar & grills, and of course “Starbucks... The…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on April 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bachelor's Grove 15



Bachelor's Grove 15

by Barek Halfhand



The Blizzard Of 2011 crippled Chicago-land with over 20 inches of snow the beginning of February, leaving many stranded on Lake Shore Drive for an upwards of 8 hours or more after a stalled bus choked off the already crawling traffic flow...the lake effect wind driven snow blowing vertically from the east quickly buried and immobilized vehicles frozen in gridlock necessitating a consortium of … Continue

Added by Barek Halfhand on February 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Road Trip 2011 Part One

 





Road Trip 2011 Part One

By Barek Halfhand



The first Road Trip of 2011 was focused on mostly new sites with the exception of one location that has has allegedly been the subject of increasing supernatural activity …



While the ongoing coverage of my famous local sites, many of which I am fortunate enough to reside within an immediate proximity often serves to…

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Added by Barek Halfhand on January 14, 2011 at 5:59pm — 3 Comments

The St Paschal Friary Demolition

The St. Paschal Friary Demolition (Peabody Estate)

By Barek Halfhand





The decision to conclude the Peabody Estate installments as one of my recurrent locations ironically coincided with the County F.P.’s announcement that commencement of the St. Paschal Friary demolition had already begun despite the steadfast efforts of historical preservationists and the ambitious seeming renovation designs proposed by local real estate developers that included plans for everything from… Continue

Added by Barek Halfhand on October 26, 2010 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Holy Sepulchre Conclusion: The Miracle Child and more..

Holy Sepulchre is a member of a triumvirate of South Suburban locales that I have covered in the past shared by Bachelor’s Grove and recently Burr Oak ...and while the Archer Avenue circuit has to a degree been my raison d'etre, I feel that I need to continue tying up some loose ends with an issuance of completion not unlike those I have assigned to St James, Queen Of Heaven, Mt Carmel and the cemetery aspect of the Resurrection Mary legend...Bachelor’s Grove will continue indefinitely or at… Continue

Added by Barek Halfhand on September 22, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments


        

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