003 Bachelor’s Grove

Entrance to Bachelor's Grove

In Ghostly’s third episode, Pat and Rebecca explore one of the most famous and potentially haunted cemeteries in America, or possibly even in the world: Bachelor’s Grove in Cook County, Illinois. Bachelor’s Grove is both a cemetery and a part of the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve. Listen to this episode to learn about this mysterious place. A warning before listening – this show has a high creepiness factor!

Questions explored in this episode: What are some of the most famous ghost stories told about Bachelor’s Grove? What can we learn from the history of the land?  How did the area get its name? What compelling evidence have people shared to prove Bachelor’s Grove is haunted? What eerie experiences did Pat and Rebecca have themselves while visiting Bachelor’s Grove? And the big one: Is Bachelor’s Grove a haunted place?

Infant Daughter Grave
Infant Daughter Grave

To help you decide whether or not Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is haunted, there are also several special interviews. In one, Holly from the Paranormal Illumination Society gives advice on how to have a good experience when visiting a place rumored to be haunted. In another, Karl and Wendy from thepathtobachelorsgrove.com share their personal experience and knowledge about Bachelor’s Grove.  

In his interview, Karl mentions a famous picture of the Lady in White, or the Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove. Rebecca and Pat also discuss the picture. The paranormal photo was taken by Judy Huff of the Paranormal Research Society in 1991. 

Photo taken on Pat and Rebecca's visit
Photo taken on Pat and Rebecca’s visit
Paranormal Research Society Photo
Paranormal Research Society Photo

Rebecca needs your help in examining three photos she took while in the woods. In the first two, you’ll notice a red object in the upper right-hand corner, but in the third, it’s missing. What is this object? Is it a real thing? An orb? If it’s real, who put it there, so high up? Why is it missing in the third photo? Why is it red? What could cause this to happen?

Photo 1 Taken by Rebecca at Bachelor's Grove
Photo 1 Taken by Rebecca at Bachelor’s Grove
Photo 2 Taken by Rebecca at Bachelor's Grove

Photo 2 Taken by Rebecca at Bachelor’s Grove
Photo 3 Taken by Rebecca at Bachelor's Grove

Photo 3 Taken by Rebecca at Bachelor’s Grove

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Also included in this episode are, as always, poll results from our previous episode on The Italian Bride (check it out here if you haven’t had a chance to listen yet) and a brand new segment: The Closing Arguments, where both Pat and Rebecca will have one uninterrupted minute each to sum up their arguments and convince you of their side. 

Be sure to vote on whether or not Bachelor’s Grove is haunted. Click here to vote if you don’t see the poll: https://ghostlypodcast.com/polls/

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Done listening to the episode? Please subscribe to Ghostly and give us a rating on iTunes. And be sure to find us on all social media at Ghostly Podcast. Then visit our website, www.ghostlypodcast.com, to see the pictures talked about in the episode, learn more about Ghostly, and, of course, give us your opinion on our polls page. 

We want to hear from you! We want your Bachelor’s Grove stories or even your non-stories, if nothing happened to you when visiting. We would also love your suggestions for stories to cover in the future. Email us both at info@ghostlypodcast.com or individually at pat@ghostlypodcast.com or rebecca@ghostlypodcast.com

Sources for this week’s episode:





Holly from https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalIlluminationSociety/

Karl K. and Wendy from https://www.thepathtobachelorsgrove.com/

Rich, the caretaker of Bachelor’s Grove

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers

Intro: III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann

Outro: Dream Images (Love-Death Music) by George Crumb


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