Ghost Tours bring Rock Island's past to life
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QC Haunts & History
Step into the past with QC Haunts & History Tours. You'll discover that dead folks do tell tales as we explore the streets and haunts of Rock Island.
Tours have started! Visit www.qchaunts.com to RSVP for your tour!
QC Haunts & History Tours have launched!
(9/28/19) It's alive! ALIVE!!! Hey, Taphophiles! At long last, I am finally hosting ghost tours in my hometown! Well, hometown adjacent. I have three tours total (2 ghost ones - Haunted Rock Island and Gangsters & Ghosts; 1 cemetery one - Chippiannock Cemetery). I call the cemetery one my "ghost-free" tour, not because there are no ghosts (there could be) but because this tour is about history and the mayhem of the living. Even if I knew a whole bunch of ghost stories for Chip, I wouldn't share them. During the Halloween season, some people are tempted to go a'ghosting in our cemeteries. Don't. It encourages people who don't have respect for the grounds or the dead to traipse around. Instead, take my history tour! And then take my two ghost tours! We are going to have some serious fun this season!
Planning your own funeral is a gift to your loved ones
(9/28/19) Guest blog - Nat Juchems, Green Meadow Memorials
Death is an inevitable part of life. Yet in spite of its impending presence, death is still one of the most troubling experiences many of us will face in our lives. What makes this process worse, is that after the passing of a loved one, we’re confronted with yet again harrowing ordeal: planning a funeral.
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Cemetery and ghosts tours offered
(9/4/19) Announcing: QC Haunts & History!
I'm leading guided tours through beautiful Chippiannock Cemetery and ghost and history tours in Rock Island, and they're going to be a good time. There are dates throughout October as well as some in September. Chippiannock tours are regularly priced at $15 but are currently on sale for $12 each.
Book your Haunted Rock Island tour now! You'll hear stories about the ghosts of Augustana, locations with paranormal activity, and the phantom hearse. You'll also learn some history along the way. Tours are $15 per person.
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I'm also planning another ghost tour TBA!
Chippiannock Cemetery Walking Tour
Haunted Rock Island Tour - College District
Gangsters & Ghosts - Downtown
Currently researching: John Looney, gangster of Rock Island, Ill.
If you think all the big-time gangsters of Illinois were in Chicago, then you haven't heard about John Looney. In the early 1900s, Looney ruled an empire of booze, bribery, extortion, gambling, and prostitution ... and he was responsible for at least six murders. It's said even Al Capone was scared of him!