Haunted Joliet Prison

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The iron bars of Joliet Prison might once have held John Wayne Gacy, Baby Face Nelson and other notorious inmates as unwilling guests, but their stories now desperately cling to the limestone walls. After 160 years spent crammed with victims of misfortune and agents of mayhem, the grim landmark immortalized in movies like The Blues Brothers is now entirely given over to the ghosts of its past. Follow a singing ghost to the convict cemetery where thousands of unclaimed bodies are said to lie. Listen for the tread of Odette Allen, the warden’s wife who was brutally murdered in her bedroom on the second floor. Unlock the gates of Joliet Prison’s haunted heritage with Wendy Moxley Roe.
ISBN: 9781467147163
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: Haunted America
Images: 39
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Wendy Moxley Roe moved to the Chicago area in 2008 from south-central Pennsylvania. Photographer, history buff, cemetery enthusiast and paranormal investigator, she is best known for her work with Bachelors Grove Cemetery in Midlothian, Illinois. Together with her research partner, Karl K., she designed, built and maintains the Path to Bachelors Grove, which includes a website, a traveling exhibit and multiple social media sites dedicated to Bachelors Grove Cemetery. The Path to Bachelors Grove’s work and photos were also featured in The History Press’s 2016 book Haunted Bachelors Grove Cemetery. In the spring of 2014, Wendy met Old Joliet Prison for the first time. The visit that day started the five years of exploration during which she collected the research that appears in Haunted Joliet Prison. In 2019, Wendy launched Tombstone Travels, a blogsite to house the cemetery historical and paranormal stories she was writing. The blogsite would be the catalyst for Haunted Joliet Prison. Wendy currently lives in Chicago suburbs with her cat, Jax.
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