candle.gif (7440 bytes)        RICHARD T. CROWE, GHOST HUNTER … www.ghosttours.com      

 is a Chicago based collector of unusual folklore and ghostlore. Crowe has both a BA and MA in English Literature from DePaul University and organized the very first ghost bus tour in the world, the Chicago Ghost Tour, for DePaul’s Geographical Society while finishing his studies there in 1973. He is a member of both the Chicago and Salt Creek Civil War Round Tables, the Westerners (Chicago Corral), and the Al Capone Fan Club. Crowe is the Chicago chapter head of the John Dillinger Died for you Society. He belongs to many other historical and folkloric societies, nationally and internationally.

 Crowe now has a business that consists of day and evening bus tours, summer boat cruises, Chinatown walking tours, lectures, theme parties, out of state packages, and TV and movie consultation – but everything he does revolves around ghosts, the supernatural, the unexplained!

 Crowe’s events are available for the general public or as private offerings for corporate and large groups at a quantity discount. From birthday to retirement parties, senior outings to school field trips, corporate incentives to conventions, there is a package just right for you. There are additional special discounts for student and senior events.

 As the original, full-time professional ghost hunter in the Midwest , Crowe is very popular on the TV and radio talk show circuit. He has appeared on cable and network TV on programs ranging from “Oprah” to “Unsolved Mysteries” to “Haunted History.” His radio appearances have included WGN’s Steve and Johnnie Show, WIND’s Geoff Pinkus Show, WLS’s Roe Conn Show and George Noory’s “Coast to Coast.” Crowe is a long time member and booster of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau (CCTB), the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.

 In 2009 Crowe was honored as a Kentucky Colonel, the highest award bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky “in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments.” He was also inducted into the Showmen’s League of America, an organization founded by Buffalo Bill Cody.

 Crowe travels and gathers new material from all parts of the world. He had been to Ireland (12 trips), England (7 times), Yugoslavia (twice), Scotland , Mexico , Jamaica , Hong Kong , Macau , and the PRC (Mainland China ). He has lead numerous out-of-state tour groups to Voodoo New Orleans, Colonial Witchcraft Salem (MA), and Civil War Gettysburg (PA).

 Crowe lives in a reputed haunted house in the southwest suburbs with Carmilla, his black cat, surrounded by antiques and haunted artifacts. His book, CHICAGO ’S STREETGUIDE TO THE SUPERNATURAL, is a local bestseller in multiple printings. He was also the co-producer in 1986 of the 90 minute DVD, THE GHOSTS OF CHICAGO, the first in-depth study of classic Chicago haunts (considered for a local Emmy.)

 Call for more details and any questions on any Richard T. Crowe offerings.

 

Here are some great links that Mr. Crowe recommends.

Gangster related:

skullclear.gif (487 bytes)  Rich Larson’s
www.caponefanclub.com

skullclear.gif (487 bytes)  Bonnie and Clyde's Hideout 
www.texashideout.tripod.com

skullclear.gif (487 bytes)  Carol Sissom’s
www.carolsissom.com
Carol is the author of BANKING WITH DILLINGER with John Dillinger’s surviving sister.

skullclear.gif (487 bytes)  Deidre Marie Capone’s
www.unclealcapon
e.com
Al Capone's grand-niece tells the family side of the story.

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