October is the perfect month for frights and luxurious hotel stays?

Well, Halloween is at the end of the month but what if you wanted a posh hotel stay to go along with the big day?

You're in luck because one of the "20 Most Haunted Hotels in America" is right down the road from Rockford.

I had no idea this was a thing but the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago was named one of the "most haunted" by MSN.

The Congress is a legendary Chicago hotel, but what's this about ghosts? What can you expect (or hope) to witness while you're there? MSN says you might see:

  • Al Capone's ghost roaming north tower hallways.
  • If you stay in Room 441, reports say guests have been woken up by an evil spirit kicking them in the middle of the night.
  • A young boy's ghost playing tricks on guests staying on the 6th floor.
  • A spirit named Peg Leg Johnny, a murdered homeless man wanders the halls and turns appliances on and off.
  • Unexplained whispers while in the Florentine Room.
  • A ghost hand reaching out of the Gold Room's coat closet wall.

All of the possible experiences at the Congress Plaza Hotel sound incredibly creepy and kind of awesome.

I kind of want to stay the night in Room 441.

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