Most people in this area have heard of the Resurrection Mary story from Chicago. But Rockford had its own hitchhiking ghost during the summer in 1933. What makes this story especially intriguing is that the Chicago story was first reported in 1934 or 1935 (depending on the source).
Winnebago County Deputy Sheriff George Bubser thought he had seen it all. He was the deputy sheriff of the county in 1921, during prohibition. He had seen murders, suicides, and men who had been blinded by the illegal hooch that was sold on the streets.
Peter Reed was almost finished with work on November 7, 1889. It was 6:00p.m. and he had put in a long day at the Rockford Union Furniture Factory. Peter was a well-respected carpenter and his role on that day was as a supervisor for some of the work being done on the new factory. Peter …
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