Friday, 12 December 2014


`The Great Escape` Bar and Restaurant

A bartender of a restaurant that was once frequented by Al Capone shared a photo of a ghost that her customer took. In the image, a ghost of a young girl can be seen at the end of hallway near the bar. The photo was featured on an episode of David Scott's "Believe."

The ghostly image of a girl captured by a customer
Film-maker and paranormal investigator David Scott and his paranormal research team IPRA traveled to Schiller Park, Illinois to explore The Great Escape restaurant and bar. The site of the restaurant was once a general store, post office, gas station, barber shop, pool hall, speakeasy, and a brothel. It was used by gangsters in the prohibition era. Mobster Al Capone was often seen in the bar in the 1920s.

Part of The Great Escape was built in 1889 and the original bar was hand carved by the Chicago Bar Company. In the early 1900s, a few silent movies were filmed on the property.

"The team is given a photograph by the evening bartender. A customer shared the photo with her after witnessing a shadow figure outside the women's bathroom. Upon reviewing the photo, he noticed an undeniable image of a young girl dressed in old fashioned clothing," Scott said.

During their investigation, with the help of owner Brian Great, Scott and his team uses a spirit box to try and communicate with the ghost of the young girl and other spirits that haunt the building. Great tries to reach out to a former patron of the bar that recently died.

Story Source: Examiner

My view:

I am often circumspect with regard to alleged `ghostly` photographs, and particularly those of little girls who are very popular with the plethora of hoaxers who share on Youtube.
But being a student of fashion through the ages, the little girl`s hair and clothing is accurate for a time frame extending from the late 1920`s to the mid 1930`s.
If this was posed by a model, the photographer has paid attention to detail, which often the hoaxers do not.
I am very impressed. My only note of caution is that I am surprised there is no shared history of a child dying in that property. But I`m sure in time, someone may be able to resolve that.

Chris Halton

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