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Friday, January 24, 2014

The main gate of Resurrection Cemetery
The main gate of Resurrection Cemetery

This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature and wildlife enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!

Vanishing Hitchhiker?
The Twisted Tale of "Resurrection Mary"
By Dorraine Fisher

Whatever your opinion about the city of Chicago, it’s still famous for a lot of things. Though ghosts might not top the list for most people, one ghost is very well-known there.

Every night, hundreds of travelers drive past Resurrection Cemetery hoping to get a glimpse of Resurrection Mary, the "vanishing hitchhiker" said to haunt that stretch of road in search of a ride.

There have been several reports since The Great Depression era from men who claimed to have traveled down Archer Avenue, saw the ghost on the side of the road where she asked them for a ride, only to have her disappear before the trip was over. She was described in novels as a teenager, blonde, with blue eyes, wearing a long, white ball gown.

According to the story, she was dancing with her boyfriend in a nearby ballroom when an argument between them ensued. It was an argument serious enough to make her believe she needed to walk home. She was said to have headed home down Archer Avenue where she was struck by a hit and run driver. Her inconsolable parents buried her in her ball gown and dancing shoes in Resurrection Cemetery where she has since been spotted on numerous occasions along the road. But the woman’s identity was never really confirmed.

In 1999, author and ghost hunter Ursula Bielski connected her to a case that took place near the area where a woman named Anna Norkus was killed in an auto accident. This story is widely accepted by many, but we’ll probably never know who the girl really was.

Is this Mary?
Over the years, many have claimed to have seen her and some have even claimed to have photographed her. Could this be an actual image of Resurrection Mary? *******DF

[photo credits: Wikipedia, psiresearcher, paranormaltumblr ]

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Friday, January 24, 2014 2 comments » by Thomas Marcum
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  1. I believe there's a similar story about a vanishing hitch hiker here in central KY. I've heard my Mom talk about it.

    1. I think there is a tale about black mountain as well ....


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