A mob gathered around a Chicago house, a throng of people so large and unruly that it had to be dispersed with the help and the hoses of the fire department.
The people wanted to see the ghost — or ghosts — that haunt the home of the Bacheldor family. Mrs. Baceldor explains that pictures fall, chairs make noises like pigeons, and the clocks stop at 7 o’clock in the evening.
7 o’clock is when old Mr. Citrke, the former resident of the house, is said to have died.
Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can also hear me read the articles on The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts — or listen to previously released recordings here.