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 Bregovy was the daughter of Czechoslovakian immigrants who died in a car crash after a night at the Oh Henry Ballroom in the 1930s. And, like the girl in the Resurrection Mary legend, she had lived on Damen Avenue.
But, despite people who knew her while she was alive having reported seeing her on Archer Avenue after her death, Mary Bregovy didn’t look like the girl who is normally described in Resurrection Mary sightings.
On this episode, we discuss how she fits into the Resurrection Mary legend.
Article: Chicago Tribune article from March 12, 1934 describing the accident which killed Mary Bregovy (Source: Newspapers.com).
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- Resurrection Mary: Mary Bregovy? by Adam Selzer at Mysterious Chicago
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