I asked this horary question on December 3, 2011. I posted an interpretation of the horary chart for the question a year or two ago on another blog (the blog and the post are gone now). Since that time I have had quite a bit of practice using horary charts for locating places as I… Read More Where is Atlantis?
I was watching one of several YouTube videos of a tornado in Rochelle, Illinois last month, when I thought I saw a tornado lose momentum as it tumbled over a metal grain silo. I was shocked and astounded to see such a thing. I tried to track down the person who recorded the footage to… Read More Grain Silos and Tornados
All black and white photographs in this post are from the Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Regional Library, Ravenswood-Lakeview Community Collection. The photograph above shows Western Avenue, looking North from Winnemac, before the street was widened in 1924. According to Mark Dawson’s historical account, approximately six feet of buildings along Western were shortened to make… Read More Western Avenue Pictorial 1908-2015 Winnemac to Leland
The Roswell Daily Record reported that Mrs. and Mr. Wilmot saw a flying disk on July 2, 1947 at 9:50 PM while sitting on their porch at 109 S. Penn (Pennsylvania Avenue). A rancher reported finding the disk and it was recovered from his ranch. However, the story was changed the next day. According to… Read More An Astrological Look at the Roswell Incident
Hollywood star Gloria Swanson started her career at Essanay Studio. There has been much speculation about where Gloria’s family lived in Chicago. Since the census is available now, I thought I would research it myself. Ms. Swanson’s address in the 1900 census record is 885 Seminary. The address became 3124 Seminary after street renumbering in… Read More Gloria Swanson’s Chicago Home