“She didn’t put her thumb out or nothing like that. She just looked at my cab….she was a looker. A blonde. I didn’t have any ideas or like that; she was young enough to be my daughter. Twenty-one tops.” – An anonymous Taxi driver who went by "Ralph," after encountering Mary in 1979 as told to Chicago Suburban Tribune columnist Bill Geist
LOCATION: Resurrection Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums, in the town of Justice, IL, southwest of Chicago, IL. From the Willowbrook Ballroom (recently burned down) all the way along Archer Avenue leading to the cemetery is where most of the sightings of "Resurrection Mary" have occurred.
How many reported sightings of a particular ghost would it take before you started to believe that perhaps people were indeed interacting with something supernatural? Hundreds? Over a thousand? But you're looking for proof, you say. Well, what would be convincing proof for you? What about mysterious, spectral handprints melted and scorched into bronze bars that have resisted repair and coverup? Tonight in Part Three of our series, we examine the possibility that Mary may have left her indelible mark not only on the front gates of Resurrection Cemetery but also in the imaginations of Chicagoans ever since.
- Story about the photo of the "Madonna of Bachelor's Grove" on ChicagoGhosts.com by Ursula Bielski
- Article on Judy A. Huff-Felz taking the Madonna photo on SaukValley.com
- Bachelor's Grove Cemetery on Wikipedia
- American Hauntings: Haunted History, Books, Tours and Events
- "The House in the Horseshoe" aka The Alston House in Carthage, NC
- Haunt in the Horseshoe—Sanford, North Carolina
- Author Adam Selzer's website: cemeterymixtape.com
- "Fire destroys Willowbrook Ballroom" from the Chicago Tribune
- The case of the Grimes sisters' murder on prairieghosts.com
- Ley lines
- Oh Henry's Roadhouse on HauntedHouses.com
- A summary of the "Resurrection Mary" story on Wikipedia
- Comprehensive article by Dale Kaczmarek of the Ghost Research Society (www.ghostresearch.org)
- Author Troy Taylor's coverage of the legend on prairieghosts.com
- "Deathly Dancer " article by Elizabeth Williamson from The Chicago Tribune
- The Mary legend from Chicago's Haunt Detective
- Resurrection Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums
- "Birches residents get a Halloween scare on haunted bus tour"
- Chicago Ghost Hunter Richard Crowe Dies
- "A Supernatural Life: Richard T. Crowe" by Ursula Bielski
- Fan Wiki webpage about the Unsolved Mysteries episode on Mary
- PDF: Original newspaper clipping covering Anna Norkus' tragic auto accident
- Song: Ian Hunter's "Resurrection Mary" from 1996
- Song: Dickey Lee's "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)" from 1965
- Listen to our guest appearance on the Chasing Earhart podcast from our friends Chris and Vanessa Williamson! Come hear us ramble on about all things Amelia Earhart, including our favorite theories and the latest news & developments, like Dr. Richard Jantz's recent findings on bones found on the island of Nikumaroro! Click here for Part One and of course, we weren't done clogging Chris' hard drives to the brim, so here's a Part Two Bonus Conversation! Subscribe today!
- In addition to a respectable oeuvre of books on fascinating historical and ghostly topics, our interview guest Adam Selzer has a terrific new podcast all about strange and forgotten tales of history, true crime and so much more on the way! Go to his website: cemeterymixtape.com to listen and subscribe today!
- If you want to hear a great (and much more concise) take on the legend of Resurrection Mary, plus a large assortment of spooky tales about haunted places, creepy history, and forgotten folklore, all told in a narrative style by a real Ghost Tourguide, then you need to check out Mike Brown's Pleasing Terrors podcast! Every two weeks, Mike will walk you through the dark shadows of reality and shine a light on the ghosts in the theater of your mind. Go to Apple Podcasts or wherever you find outstanding shows and search for Pleasing Terrors, or click on, or copy n' paste this link into your web browser's locator: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pleasing-terrors/id1141063625?mt=2 Your imagination will never be the same!
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Episode 104: Resurrection Mary Part 3. Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2018 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.