Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for the Voices From Beyond walking tour for two (a $40 value)
- $39 for the above tour for four (an $80 value)
Groups of 8–30 meet at the Elmhurst College Mill Theatre at 8 p.m. for two-hour tours lead by partners, Ray Johnson, Beth Howe and Kirsten Tillman. While Johnson narrators the history behind the stories during the tour; at the end of the tour, Howe and Tillman present a video they have created of previously recorded evidence from electronic-voice-phenomenon equipment or EVPs taken from each location to showcase. Tourists also see the spooky side of a handful of locations, including St. Peter’s Church Cemetery and St. Mary’s Cemetery. Tours span approximately 1.25 miles and run every Saturday night until October 25.
Voices From Beyond Tours
Voices From Beyond Tours explores the city of Elmhurst, a Chicago suburb much like any other. Filled with urban legends and ghost stories, the tours offer a glance into the city's rich and chilling past, while also offering a fun and enriching historical lesson.
A Chicagoland native and history buff, Ray Johnson explores the legends and mysteries swirling around the Windy City—which fill his book Chicago’s Haunt Detective, the blog he writes for ChicagoNow, and his narration during Voices From Beyond tours. While leading walks through some of Elmhurst’s spookiest sites, including the Elmhurst College Mill Theatre, the White Birch homestead, and Cottage Hill, Ray looks to the expertise of fellow partners and paranormal experts—Kirsten Tillman and Beth Howe. Both handle the technical side of ghost hunting, utilizing electronic-voice-phenomenon equipment or EVPs to capture the sounds of the past. With their passion for the paranormal, Howe and Tillman present their research to fellow tourists allowing them a peek into existence of the phenomena.