Weird Facts about Chicago!
John Wayne Gacy – also known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in his home in Norwood, Illinois. After he was executed in 1994 for killing 33 boys and young men, his brain was give to Helen Morrison, a
psychiatrist, who kept in in the basement in her Chicago home. Morrison, assisted in the autopsy of Gacy and once all was complete, she drove his brain home in a jar in the back seat of her Buick.
Fountain of Shit – Created by artist Jerzy S. Kenar, the fountain is a tribute to dogs in the neighborhood who shit on his flowers. The fountain sits on top of a 3 foot pedestal and slow drips water from the top of the structure into a basin.
Murder Hotel – Dr. Henry Howard Holmes opened a hotel in 1893, specifically forthe purposes of murdering! The bottom floor of the contained a relocated drugstore and various shops and the two upper two floors contained his personal office and a labyrinth of rooms, doorways that opened into brick walls, odd-angled hallways, stairs that lead to nowhere, doors that could only be opened from the outside, as well as, asphyxiation chambers, a crematory, and dissecting table.
The name Chicago comes from the Algonquin word “Chicagou” or “Shikaakwa,” which translates to “onion field” or “wild garlic.”
Green Chicago River – Every St. Patrick’s Day, the Plumbers Union transforms the Chicago River into a bright shade of Irish green! This annual tradition traces back to 1962, but it go back even further.
The Ripper Crew – from 81 to 82 Chicago was terrorized by a satanic cult led by Robin Gecht. They hunted women raped, tortured, murdered,them and cannibalized them.