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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive Folklore
Bielski responds to hungry readers' continuing craving for otherworldly weirdness by reviewing her files for stories she sifted out of both of her previous Chicago-focused titles (CHICAGO HAUNTS editions 1 & 2). As the subtitle indicates, these stories delineate a fascinating expanse of human consciousness that lies somewhere between subjective experience and synthesizing...
Published on February 20, 2003

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1.0 out of 5 stars Verify anything you read in this book from another source.
After the mistakes in the first one, do not trust anything. Verify address and location information. The first book was not edited properly or self-published without being edited. I would be careful with the facts in this one too.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive Folklore, February 20, 2003
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This review is from: More Chicago Haunts: Scenes From Myth and Memory (Paperback)
Bielski responds to hungry readers' continuing craving for otherworldly weirdness by reviewing her files for stories she sifted out of both of her previous Chicago-focused titles (CHICAGO HAUNTS editions 1 & 2). As the subtitle indicates, these stories delineate a fascinating expanse of human consciousness that lies somewhere between subjective experience and synthesizing belief.
Bielski's talent for placing myth in the context of its culture, time, and place without dissecting the thrill out of it makes her work an illuminating, entertaining ride through Chicago history from the delightfully skewed angle of enduring energies that go way beyond the city's "I Will" ethic. Her sense of humor infuses her open-minded investigator's rationality with a kind of hip campfire storyteller's glee. Don't miss the unique legacies Bielski unearths here and throughout her addictively haunting volumes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Follow-up!, January 5, 2001
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K. King (BROOKFIELD, IL USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: More Chicago Haunts: Scenes From Myth and Memory (Paperback)
I just loved Ms. Bielski's other two books, so I was excited to find a follow-up to Chicago Haunts. As a local, I really enjoy hearing the ghostly lore of places I know, and Ms. Bielski does not disappoint! This book has some great little (and not-so-little) legends. I grew up right by the farmland that later became the Kraft Foods complex and I always wondered about that little cemetary smack in the middle of it! Now I know! (Now if I could just find out about that lone headstone that used to be on the north side of Willow Road just west of Shermer Road before it was a subdivision...) Anyway, If you like to read about the strange little haunted history of backyard Chicago, this is definetly for you! It is right on track with Ms. Bielski's other great two books.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much better Ursula!, June 20, 2001
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This review is from: More Chicago Haunts: Scenes From Myth and Memory (Paperback)
Now this book is MUCH better then the first. It has more first hand accounts then the first book in this series. Its great cause the author give both history AND when possible first hand accounts! A must read!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Things that Go Bump In the Night In Chicago, October 9, 2002
This review is from: More Chicago Haunts: Scenes From Myth and Memory (Paperback)
Author Ursula Bieslski provides an excellent sequel to her first book of ghostly tales. Told through historical facts and by eye witness accounts, this book is worthy follow-up. Highly Recommended! Perfect for Halloween or any ghost-hunting time of the year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book From Ursula Bielski, December 8, 2012
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Here is yet another book on Chicago's "darker" side, written with painstaking research and in a style that grabs the readers attention and fascination about all things strange in Chicago! I would highly recommend any of Ursula's books!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great book and sequel about Chicago, it's History and ghosts!, August 29, 2012
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This is simply an amazing book and sequel to the first book about Chicago, it's History and ghosts!

Author Ursula Bielski did a great job of researching, writing and interviewing
countless people about the lore, history and paranormal events that make for very
interesting Chicago legends, stories and lore.

There are many interesting stories and accounts in this book of ghosts and poltergeists
as well as related phenomena and it's always well written and presented esp. the parts
about the History of Chicago and the Chicago land area.

All in all a good book to read esp. during the Fall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool starting point, September 7, 2011
I was a bit disappointed that Ursula doesn't run all her own tours when I took one, but the guide was entertaining. This book covers a lot of the stories I heard there, and her writing is really very good. Entertaining, at the very least, and sometimes really creepy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Verify anything you read in this book from another source., May 9, 2010
After the mistakes in the first one, do not trust anything. Verify address and location information. The first book was not edited properly or self-published without being edited. I would be careful with the facts in this one too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ursula has done it again!, May 21, 2003
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This review is from: More Chicago Haunts: Scenes From Myth and Memory (Paperback)
This follow-up book to the incredible "Chicago Haunts" is equally as impressive and hard to put down.
While most "sequel" books are obviously comprised of filler material and rushed to press to capitalize on an earlier success, it is evident that this book was painstakingly researched. It is beautifully done. Bielski doesn't just recount ghost stories; she weaves in sympathy, historical fact, and sometimes humor to present artfully written short stories. Her hard work does not go unnoticed in this book. If you love Chicago history, ghost stories, or just good reading, this is a book for you.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars TO THE PUBLISHER OF THIS BOOK BELOW, October 8, 2005
This review is from: More Chicago Haunts: Scenes From Myth and Memory (Paperback)
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion concerning what they read. Amazon.com graciously allows these opinions to be viewed online. The joke that concludes the first book is mocking and demeaning and was meant to be such! The only " believing " found in this author's books are of her own theories and write-off explanations. However many aspects that the author uses to examine the parapsychology of the great city of Chicago....her conclusions are only within the closed minded framework of folklore and myth. People who have had paranormal experiences in their lives do not share that view.
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