Resurrection Mary

The Chicago Reader was kind enough to print an excerpt from Folktales and Legends of the Middle West.

The excerpt is a tale based southwest of Chicago in Justice, Illinois at a roadside tavern named Chet's Melody Lounge. Chet's has an unusual tradition: every Sunday, the staff leaves a Bloody Mary at the end of the bar for a ghost. That ghost's name is Resurrection Mary.

Read about the legend of Mary here, and then pick up the book here and enjoy the rest of the folktales and legends that Edward McClelland has compiled.

 


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