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Weird Illinois Or The Windy City

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Weird Illinois
There have been many weird things happening in Illinois in the past 100 years. There has been a whole bunch of mysterious fires and weird things happening at churches. There has been many unexplained Phenomena like weeping statues or weird poltergeist. Although there is a lot more phenomenas, there are also been some local legends like The Demon Butcher and The Axeman. Weird and creepy, there are a lot more local legends and phenomenas that i'm not going to explain.
Unexplained Phenomena
The past three decades dozens of religious aspirations took place. A weird event in the 1970s where a 1700 year old relic was oozing blood at St.Adrians Church (Taylor 68). Since the beginning of January the statues began to weep and for the next 7 months oil spewed out from its fingers. It then stopped then started again and the 2nd time the oil it spewed out was used to anoint 14 icons ( Taylor 68) At the St. Nicholas Orthodox the statues weeped and kept weeping for 7 months (Taylor 68). In Hanover park on July 1997 on 2420 Glendale Terrace an image of the Virgin Mary appeared from security lights (Taylor 68). Also in the St.George Orthodox the statues were weeping oil during holy week (Taylor 68).
A poltergeist is a noisy ghost. Among the poltergeists Wanet Mcneal was a poltergeist but she was living. They had powers that no one has ever seen before;she had fire power. The mysterious fires started on August the 7th.; in that week there was 200 fires. The fires started from little brown spots. Vincent Gaddis though that the fires started from poltergeist phenomena (Taylor 64-65). A poltergeist is a so called noisy ghost. Poltergeist don't have to be ghosts. If you are a poltergeist then that means you are a young person and are going through rough times (Taylor 64). The explanations for these fires were radio waves, underground gas pockets, flying saucers, and poltergeist phenomena (Taylor 64). There was over two hundred fires in the week of August 7th (Taylor 64).
The House of Crosses in Chicago on West Chestnut Street there is a house with a whole bunch of crosses. In the late 1970s Mitch Szewczyk started making crosses out of wood. He put names of actors and movie starts on the crosses, and among his crosses lay Avril Lavigne and Harrison Ford. Among his crosses his last cross was going to be a huge cross for his favorite Hong Kong (Taylor 116).

Local Legends
The owner of a house in the suburbs of Chicago lived with his wife, mother-in-law, and his daughter and son. Police had to come often to break up fights. One night,between 10 o’clock and 12 o’clock, he took his wife and daughter to the old steel bridge and killed them. Then later on he killed the rest of his family. he also burned down the house and the police never found his body (Taylor 20). The first strange appearance was a sound of a man and woman arguing, followed by woman screams (Taylor 20). The second strange appearance was when people heard people running through woods,...

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