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Waubonsee Offering Haunted Cemetery Tour of Elgin

Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education Department will offer a four-hour, guided motor coach tour of the most haunted cemeteries in Elgin.

Participants will be able to use EMF ghost meters, and are encouraged to bring flashlights, cameras and courage. The tour will include some of the most famous haunted sites in the Chicago area, including Channing Park/Channing School, the gothic Bluff City Cemetery, Hell’s Back Gate and the abandoned Elgin State Mental Hospital Paupers’ Cemetery.

The tour departs at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30. Departure and return site are the Waubonsee Sugar Grove Campus, Erickson Hall.

Tickets are $89 plus a convenience fee. Deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 15. Participants must be at least 14-years-old, and anyone age 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult. The tour includes extensive walking and hilly terrain. Light refreshments will be provided on the motor coach.

For more information, call (630) 466-2360 or visit