[For Throwback Thursday—because RWL is all about media preservation!—we’re republishing this book review. We originally posted it to our old blog on July 5, 2010, as part of the Printers’ Ball 2010 Blog-Down. You can still find Muldoon: A True Chicago Ghost Story on our shelves today! –Ed.]
When Rocco Facchini was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1956, he was charged to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church. According to those teachings, ghosts don’t exist.
But then, Facchini hadn’t lived at St. Charles Borromeo, yet.
His first job was associate pastor of St. Charles, a Near Southwest Side parish. There, Facchini watched mysteriously blinking lights and listened to inexplicably shrieking radios. Sonic booms jolted him and a fellow associate out of their beds late one night.