Resurrection Mary, Part 1: Mary Miskowski

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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, the final resting place of the girl known in ghostlore as Resurrection Mary.

The gates of Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.


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