Explore the unexplained with Supernatural Chicago, an interactive theater featuring spirits, psychics and frightening surprises hosted at one of the city’s most haunted locations--Excalibur. The show depicts some of Chicago’s most well documented paranormal events through storytelling and demonstrations of mind reading and magic by resident Necromancer Neil Tobin. Price of show admission includes two beverages and the entrance fee to Excalibur’s nightclub for a hauntingly good time. 632 N. Dearborn. Fridays at 7:30pm. $25. For more info, call 800/979-3370.
Chicago wouldn’t be Chicago without infamous characters like Al Capone, Johnny Torrio, and Jim Colosimo. Kayak over the Chicago River’s haunted locations and learn how Chicago’s notorious “underworld” came to be with Wateriders Shady Chicago: Ghosts and Gangsters of Hustlertown! Tours depart daily (weather-dependant) at 10am & 2:30pm, and select Thursday-Sundays at 7pm. Please call to confirm schedule. $60. 950 N. Kingsbury. For more info, call 312/953-9287.
Continue your quest to uncover Chicago’s dark side with Absolutely Chicago Segway’s 2-hour Haunted Tour. Learn the stories behind the city’s famously haunted hotels and the city’s most shocking murders and tragedies. As you ‘hunt’ for ghosts along side your tour guide, be sure to keep an eye out for Al Capone’s haunted yacht. Tours depart on Thursdays at 8:45pm. Departs from 337 E. Randolph.Tickets range from $60-$65. For more info, call 312/552-5100 or toll free 877/866-0966.
Meanwhile, for the faint of heart, we suggest one of the great nighttime floats offered by Wendella. The popular Architecture cruises will give you a little more information about the city, while the 2-hour Chicago at Sunset Cruise, departing on Saturdays at 7:45pm, offers front row seats for the stunning Buckingham Fountain Water and Lights Show in Monroe Harbor. 400 N. Michigan, lower level of Michigan Ave. Bridge, NW corner. For more info, call 312/337-1446.