Chad Lewis believes in ghosts.
Coletta Przekaza says she may as well, after her deceased mother's music box played its full melody each time she walked by it for two years after her mother's death.
Lewis, author of "Illinois Road Guide to Haunted Locations," says the state has a reputation as being home to several gangster ghosts, including Al Capone and John Dillinger. And he should know.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the 35-year-old Lewis, who recently visited a public library in Palos Hills to give a presentation, has traveled the world looking for ghosts and "mythical creatures."
Lewis thinks of himself as a modern-day ghost-buster and the fact that Illinois would be one of his featured venues is ... well ... a little creepy.