Chicago / Waukegan Haunted Places, Houses, and Directions to The Hill
- Begin at I-90 W/I-94 W
- Take the Edens Expy/I-94 W exit towards Milwaukee and continue to follow I-94W
- Take exit 320 for Rawson Avenue
- Turn left at W Rawson Avenue, continue on Rawson for approximately 3.6 miles
- Turn right at S 76th Street, get into the left lane
- Immediately after the intersection lights at Hwy 36/Loomis Road turn left onto Crystal Ridge Drive
- We are located on the right side of the street
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The Scariest Thing You Didn’t Know About Waukegan
The Snake Lady of Waukegan was a drug dealer selling hallucinogenics to high school students in northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin in the 1980s. She was also a Satanist who led a cult believing they could summon the devil himself to establish his new world order in America.
At the height of the cult’s activities, there was a series of unexplained suicides and tragic accidents claiming the lives of more than a dozen students from Waukegan High School. Many of the bodies were found in the vicinity of Gurnee Woods. What was never revealed in the newspapers was each corpse was found with hands tied behind their backs and missing specific body parts: a tongue, eyes, hands or feet, etc.
When police raided the Snake Lady’s house near Almond Marsh in 1992, they found a blood-stained altar within a wreath of bleached skulls.
Ash found in a shallow cauldron on top of the altar was proved to contain human remains. None of the other cultists were ever found, but as for the Snake Lady herself, official records show she hung herself in her jail cell while awaiting trial. Oddly, though, her hands were tied behind her back and she was missing her eyes and tongue.
Haunted Places to Tour near Waukegan
Al Capone’s bootlegging operation ran from Wisconsin through Waukegan to Chicago. Tunnels facilitating this operation ran beneath the old Genessee Theatre on Genessee and Clayton. More than just whiskey passed through this underground passageway, though, as they proved an excellent place to dispose of anyone who needed to disappear. Listen closely in the basement, and you can still hear the far off echoes of snitches and traitors begging for mercy before the Tommy guns tatter the air.
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Known Haunted Places in Waukegan
Note: Please make sure you have permission before visiting any of these locations. Otherwise, businesses and residences may prosecute you if you trespass.