Resurrection Mary is a famous ghost story
and is considered by many to be the original
hitchhiker ghost story. It takes place around
the Chicago area in Justice, Illinois. Many
travelers down Archer Avenue -- a street
which runs through the city of Chicago --
and its South Suburbs, have reported seeing
a young blonde girl walking by, some who
have seen her have claimed to even have
given her a ride. The girl is said to be
very quiet once picked up and disappears
once the driver passes the gates of Resurrection
Cemetery in Justice Illinois.
first, first-person account came from Jerry
Palus, a south-side man who recently died.
He picked up a girl at the Liberty Grove
and Hall near 47th and Mozart and danced
with her the entire evening. The only strange
thing is that she was very cold to the touch.
Later she asked for a ride home which was
somewhere in the Bridgeport area of Chicago
but decided she'd like to go for a ride
past the large Catholic cemetery along Archer
Avenue, Resurrection. As they began to approach
the main gates, she began to act very strangely.
She told Jerry to pull the car off the road
and, for some reason, she had to run toward
the cemetery and that Jerry could not follow.
Before he knew what was happening, she darted
from the car, ran towards the main gates
but disappeared before reaching those gates
in plain view of Jerry. He then began to
put all of this together and surmised that
he had been with a ghost that evening. On
a later visit to the home of Mary, he was
greeted by a woman who told him that her
daughter had been dead for sometime. He
even saw a picture of her sitting on a table
and was convinced that she was the same
girl he had been with. However, that was
Cemetery is located at 7600 S. Archer Ave.
in Justice, Illinois.