Pick up a hitchhiking woman along Archer Avenue in Chicago and you may be in for a bit more than you bargained for.
For many years now, drivers along Archer Avenue have reported giving rides to a mysterious woman dressed in party finery, a beautiful young hitchhiker in clothing that seems to date from the 1930's!
She never wants to go any farther than Resurrection Cemetery at 7200 South Archer way.
Resurrection Mary, as she has come to be called, is said to be the ghost of a lovely young polish girl who was on her way home from a party when she was killed in an auto accident.
There have been so many sightings, so many young males have come forward and reported giving her rides to her destination, only to turn around and see her pass THROUGH their doors as she exits their vehicle, that a special police force was set up in the late 1970's to get to the bottom of things.
One late night in December 1977, a patrolman on duty noticed a young girl gazing out from inside Resurrection Cemetery, her white hands gripping the gate as though she were trapped and trying to pull the bars apart.
The officer stopped, thinking the girl was locked inside, panicking as she tried to force the gates open.
As the he ran to the gates, the girl appeared to fade from view, VANISHING right before his eyes.
He shined his flashlight on the bars where the girl had just been holding tight.
The bars were slightly FORCED APART.
There were the IMPRINTS of a small pair of hands in the rusty metal......
They are there to this day.