Dale Kaczmarek is a well-recognized ghost researcher and President of the Ghost Research Society, editor of Ghost Trackers Newsletter, and director of “Excursions Into The Unknown, Inc.,” the only year-round ghost tour of haunted Chicagoland locations. Dale Kaczmarek is also the author of Windy City Ghosts, Windy City Ghosts II, A Field Guide to Spirit Photography, and Illuminating the Darkness: The Mystery of Spooklights. He also authors a website for the Ghost Research Society. Kaczmarek has been actively investigating ghosts, hauntings and poltergeist phenomena since 1975 and is active in a number of organizations including: American Association for Electronic Voice Phenomena, Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained, International Fortean Organization and the prestigious Ghost Club of England. His website Ghost Research Society is one of the most active of its kind anywhere in the world.
Kaczmarek has appeared in numerous books, publications, newspapers and periodicals. He has been a guest on “Oprah,” “Encounters,” “Sightings,” “The Other Side,” “Rolanda,” “Mysteries Magic and Miracles,” “Exploring the Unknown,” and was called on by the “Discovery Channel” to help produce and appear in two segments: “Real Ghosthunters” and “Phantom Photos.” Mr. Kaczmark’s books are (or he has appeared in): The Common Sense Approach To Ghosts by Robert L. Gruzdis, Dead Zones by Sharon Jarvis, Earth Lights Revelation by Paul Devereux, The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Real Ghosts Don’t Wear Sheets by Don Farrant, More Haunted Houses by Joan Bingham and Dolores Riccio, True Tales of the Unknown: The Uninvited by Sharon Jarvis, Parapsychology New Age and The Occult by Cheryl Klein Lacoff, National Directory of Haunted Places by William Hauck, Natural or Supernatural by Martin Caidin, Mysteries Of Strange Appearances From Beyond by Phyllis Raybin Emert, The 25 Scariest Places In The World by Phyllis Raybin Emert, Atlas of the Mysterious in North America by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Sightings by Susan Michaels, Ghost Stories of Illinois by Jo-Anne Christensen, The International Directory of Haunted Places by Dennis William Hauck, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings by Tom Ogden, Relax, It’s Only a Ghost by Echo Bodine, A Field Guide to Chicago Hauntings by Jim Graczyk, Ghostly Graveyards and Spooky Spots by Cameron Banks, Field Guide to the Land of Lincoln by Jim Graczyk, Field Guide to Mysterious Waters by Jim Graczyk, Ghost Hunting Handbook by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Haunted Highway: The Spirits of Route 66 by Ellen Robson & Dianne Halicki, Graveyards of Chicago by Matt Hucke, Small Town Ghosts by Barb Huyser, Haunted Chicago by Troy Taylor, Haunted Illinois by Troy Taylor, Paranormal Metro-Chicago by Carl Chutro, Weird Illinois by Troy Taylor, Ghosthunting Illinois by John Kachuba, Field Guide to Haunted Graveyards by Troy Taylor, Beyond The Grave by Troy Taylor, Ghost Tech by Vince Wilson, The Everything Ghost Book by Jason Rich, Chicago Hauntings For Teens by Jim Graczyk, Haunted Cemeteries by Edrick Thay, The World’s Most Haunted Houses by Jeff Belanger, Ghostly Adventures by Christopher Balzano, Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting by Christopher Balzano.
I have been actively investigating paranormal phenomena since 1975 although my interest goes far beyond that. I work with psychics who help to compliment my investigations, whether local or out-of-state. I have conducted many investigations concerning ghost lights, haunted houses, battlefields, cemeteries, Indian burial grounds, murder sites, churches and sacred sites. I am currently listed in the Encyclopedia of Associations, Directory of Newsletters, The Forensic Services Directory, Instant Information. I personally direct “Excursions Into The Unknown, Inc.”, Haunted Chicagoland Tours, which is a part of the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce. I have contributed a chapter for a book released by Bantam called “True Tales Of The Unknown: The Uninvited” and several chapters for “Dead Zones” released by Warner Books and both edited by Sharon Jarvis. I have written two books “Windy City Ghosts” and “Windy City Ghosts II” which deals with strange and unusual sightings around Chicago. I have also written a book detailing spirit photography entitled, “A Field Guide to Spirit Photography” and Illuminating the Darkness: They Mystery of Spooklights. My most recent book is devoted to proper ghost hunting methods and is titled “Field Guide to Ghost Hunting Techniques”. I’ve been to England, Wales and across the United States seeking out the paranormal.
I have personally investigated some of the most haunted locations around the world including: Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Mansfield Reformatory, Gettysburg and Fredericksburg Battlefields, That Steak Joynt, Starved Rock, Avon & Lincoln Theaters, Greenwood Cemetery, Lemp Mansion, McPike Mansion, Mineral Springs Hotel, Joplin Spooklight, Graveyard X, Polish National Museum, Morgan County Jail, Brown Mountain Lights, Freso Flats, Rico D’s, Cheney House and many others. Personal goals: Through the research, study and investigations that I have completed and through continuing analysis, I hope to prove the existence of ghosts and life after death. I have amassed one of the world’s largest collections of authentic spirit photographs, collected tape recorded voices and sounds of ghosts and some physical proof of their existence. I hope, in the upcoming years, to produce a paper on my studies of these elusive beings and further man’s knowledge of what might lie beyond death’s door. Learn more about Dale at www.ghostresearch.org.