About the Author
Raymond Johnson has had a lifelong passion for the mysteries of the past and especially in the colorful history, folklore,, and legends of the city of Chicago and its neighboring suburbs. He is a former criminal investigator, author, and local historian with over 25 years of historical research, lecturing, and teaching experience, Ray was a former Chicago Chapter Representative of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and conducts professional research for authors, attorneys, television professionals, and family historians. He currently writes a blog for ChicagoNow, a Chicago Tribune website, entitled, Chicago's Strange and Haunted History. His first book, Chicago's Haunt Detective, took a look at popular Chicago hauntings and legends from the viewpoint of a historian and criminal investigator. In 2012, Ray teamed up with Kirsten Tillman and Beth Shields of ParanormalStars to conduct walking historic haunted tours of Chicago suburban locations. Find out more at VoicesFromBeyondTours. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993 and from the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana in 1997. Ray currently resides in Brookfield, Illinois.