Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Spooky Hauntings Fill Site Of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

OAK LAWN, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – February 14 isn’t just Valentine’s Day, it’s the 79th anniversary of the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago.

On February 14, 1929, members of Al Capone’s gang mowed down six rival gangsters and a mechanic in a garage on the 2100 block of Clark Street.

The massacre was the bloodiest incident of the gangster wars during prohibition.

The garage was demolished in 1967, and bricks from the garage wall were sold to collectors, but according to Chicago-based ghost hunter Richard Crowe, the exact spot where the gangsters were murdered still has some strange, paranormal happenings.

Crowe says many people passing by the murder site hear crying, sobbing, and screaming, while the neighboring residents of an elderly nursing home complain they hear inexplicable phantom knocks on their front doors.

Trained police dogs being walked by their partners have also been prone to bizarre behavior, and begin barking when they get near the spot.

And Crowe says even the collectors of the bloody bricks from the site have experienced bad luck from owning a piece of the violent history.

His friend, who owns more than 200 bricks, has endured woes including two divorces, kidney stones, alcoholism, and financial troubles.

For more on the spooky site, visit ghosttours.com.

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