OK, this made my heart stop when I read the headline as I grew up in Schiller Park, Illinois.
Schiller Park is straddled by O'Hare Intl. Airport to the west and the City of Chicago to the east.
The "Schiller Woods" is a part of a long network of public forest preserves that stretches north-south, basically surrounding the Des Plaines
The Schiller Woods is a relatively interesting location, although I didn't think anything unusual until my late teens. My friends and I used to hang
out there all the time, riding bikes along the trails, playing "war," smoking cigarettes, and usually looking for trouble.
By the mid-1990s, more trouble started to find its way to the Schiller Woods.
One of the more troubling strories included some teenagers that strung fishing wire across one of the trails. Two people were beheaded after riding
their bikes across the path.
The Schiller Woods is the location where O.J. Simpson ditched his bloodied knife. (River Rd. and near the Stephens Convention Center)
The Schiller Woods is also the location of an indian burial site that is said to be quite haunted. (Near East River Rd. and Lawrence Ave.)
The Schiller Woods is also one of the many locations for a Chicagoland multi-million dollar project called, Project Deep Tunnel. This project
including massive underground sewer digging to divert river water from flooding the banks and surrounding towns of the Des Plaines River. I remember
feeling the drilling as a kid.
I only remember seeing two odd things as a kid. I remember seeing many huts made by vagabonds. But I definitely remember seeing about 4-5 people
along side the Des Plaines River, dressed in all white, spraying incense and chanting something. That was around 1992.
The Schiller Woods is definitely a place where teenagers and other trouble-making groups started hanging out. Talk of different bonfires, satanic
cult stuff, and stuff like that started to become regular talk around the time I moved from my parent's house in 1998.
Hope this helps some...
Just so cool that Schiller Park, IL was actually made into a thread here!!!!
[edit on 3-12-2008 by MOFreemason]