Monday, April 9, 2012

Professional ghost hunter to share eerie tales of London's haunted landmarks at SXU

“London Ghosts and the Mystery of Jack the Ripper” with Richard T. Crowe on April 19

Chicago (April 9, 2012) Professional ghost hunter and paranormal expert Richard T. Crowe will share stories about London’s most famous haunted landmarks at Saint Xavier University's 2012 John T. Farrell, Sr. Spring Forum. The event, titled “London Ghosts and the Mystery of Jack the Ripper,” is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thurs., April 19 in the Butler Reception room, located in the Warde Academic Center at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W 103rd St. This event is free and open to the public.

Crowe will share the secrets and mysteries of the Tower of London, the sinister haunted East End, and other eerie locales. He will also tell of the legends that a ghostly Jack the Ripper and his unfortunate victims still materialize in Whitechapel and Spitalfields.

Crowe has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "That's Incredible!," "Unsolved Mysteries," "Hard Copy," and international TV programs. Crowe organized the world's first haunted bus tour in Chicago in 1973, and earned his BA and MA in English literature at DePaul University.

This event is sponsored by SXU's Renaissance Academy, which is designed with the goal of providing intellectual growth, enrichment and fellowship. This collegial association encourages development of new interests and is part of the Saint Xavier University's community outreach program. The courses are interactive and are enriched by the active participation and fellowship of the participants. Members consist of retired and semi-retired men and women interested in pursuing life-long learning opportunities. The forum is named in honor of John T. Farrell Sr., a senior economic research analyst and deputy branch chief for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1952 to 1979. Farrell and his wife, Lucille, were facilitators at the Renaissance Academy, teaching a class called “Inside Washington” and a writing workshop. After his death in 1994, Lucille gave a contribution to fund the speaker’s bureau in his name.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Fassl at (773) 233-3770.


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