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In the middle of a tour, a young woman began arguing with her mother, causing the guide to quietly usher the rest of the group away from the quarreling family members. Even if they had stayed, the other tour participants would have only heard half the dispute. That's because the mother was dead. At Chicago Ghost Investigations, instances like these in which guests are confronted by spirits of their past are jokingly referred to as Bring Your Own Ghost moments.
During an introductory session, guests receive a bag of ghost hunting equipment, including divination rods, thermal indicators. Along with these tools, guides teach participants methods for communicating with the dead. From there, newly christened ghost hunters seek out spirits inside a warehouse once used by Al Capone, which NBC New York now calls the "spookiest place in Chicago."