Just southwest of Chicago, on Archer Avenue in Justice,
Illinois, across the street from Resurrection Cemetery, is a bar called Chet’s
Melody Lounge. Chet’s is a classic roadside tavern, with a pool table, a
jukebox, a popcorn machine, and a large clientele of bikers. But Chet’s has an
unusual tradition: every Sunday, the staff leaves a Bloody Mary at the end of
the bar for a ghost. The ghost’s name is Resurrection Mary, and she has haunted
this stretch of Archer since the 1930s, when she picked up young men dancing to
the big bands at the Oh Henry Ballroom.