Drake Hotel - Chicago. While it's everyone's favorite boutique hotel that doubles as a plot point in Mission Impossible it ALSO happens to be the setting for an UNSOLVED MURDER-most-foul in 1940's Chicago. A mysterious woman in black shot and killed a local socialite in her own room. And in perhaps an equally appalling offense - she was wearing a lamb coat (ok, the murder might be worse, but this thing was hideous). Anyway, that's just the appetizer in this confounding conundrum involving grifters, disappearing evidence, and a Pulp Fiction level divine-intervention to save a second shooting victim. Oh yeah, and GHOSTS! This week we grab our khaki trench coats and investigate The Woman in Black at the Drake Hotel. Plus, Conspiracy Bot tells everyone how good at chess he is (surprising). Kyle tries to eat a chess board (less surprising). And we learn C-Bot's been playing checkers the entire time (there it is). All of that and more on the podcast that asks the tough questions – like, was everything in the olden days in black and white? – Hysteria 51.
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV
Chicago's Mysterious Woman in Black at the Drake Hotel - https://youtu.be/CnYVspHqND0
Habeas Corpus Explained in One Minute - https://youtu.be/UQmnxiN57C4
Mysterious Chicago Yours - http://mysteriouschicago.com/the-woman-in-black-at-the-drake-hotel/
Choose Chicago - https://www.choosechicago.com/blog/chicagos-most-haunted-hotels/
Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/UnsolvedMysteries/comments/ifsfrr/the_woman_in_black_at_the_drake_hotel/
Chicago Mag - https://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/October-2017/A-Brief-History-of-Chicagos-Other-Haunted-Hotel/
Telegraph Local - https://www.telegraphlocal.com/2020/05/23/murder-of-adele-born-williams-at-chicagos-drake-hotel/
Haunt Jaunts - https://www.hauntjaunts.net/the-case-of-adele-born-williams-and-the-drakes-mysterious-woman-in-black/
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