Resurrection Mary is one of Chicago‘s most famous ghosts.
And, having been featured on paranormal shows like Unsolved Mysteries, In Search Of, and Arthur C. Clarke’s World of Strange Powers, she might just be the most famous Vanishing Hitchhiker in the world.
For decades, people fascinated with the story have been trying to answer the question: Who was she?
And, over the years, a number of “candidates” have been put forth.
Mary Miskowski was, according to people who knew her, said to have lived on Damen Avenue. She enjoyed going dancing at the various ballrooms in the area and, according to at least one report, was said to have died on or around Halloween in 1930 after being hit by a hit-and-run driver while trying to cross 47th Street.
On this episode, we begin our investigation of who we think Resurrection Mary could have been and, just as importantly, who we think she wasn’t.
The gates of Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.
Our Other Podcasts in this Series
- Resurrection Mary, Part 2: Mary Bregovy
- Resurrection Mary, Part 3: Anna Marija Norkus (Patreon Exclusive)
- Resurrection Mary, Part 4: Mary Kovac
- The Girl by the Side of the Road: The True Story of Resurrection Mary by Troy Taylor
- The Resurrection Mary Files: Chicago’s Most Famous Ghost Story by Adam Selzer
Other Suggested Podcasts on This Story
- Ep 102: Resurrection Mary Part 1 by Astonishing Legends
- Ep 103: Resurrection Mary Part 2 by Astonishing Legends
- Ep 104: Resurrection Mary Part 3 by Astonishing Legends
- Ep 105: Resurrection Mary Part 4 by Astonishing Legends
- Resurrection Mary Roundtable by Chicago Unbelievable