Mary Bregovy

Mary Bregovy

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Mar 1934 (aged 21)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Justice, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section MM, Block II, Grave 9819 (unmarked grave)
Memorial ID 19720716 · View Source
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Mary Bregovy is known as "Resurrection Mary" - a ghost that haunts the Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois and is sometimes seen in the area.

Mary Bregovy was buried in her favorite orchid-colored dress and is believed to lie in an unmarked grave next to her parents Stefan (1885-1951) and Johanna Bregovy (1883-1945).

Another person believed to be "Resurrection Mary" is Ona Norkus. Lastly, another girl named Mary Miskowski could also be the ghost. She was a girl killed crossing the street on Halloween night 1930.

The story goes like this: Mary Bregovy, a young Czech girl, was killed in a car accident in 1934 while going home from a dance at the O'Henry Ballroom, now the Willowbrook Ballroom. Her ghost makes appearances all along the cemetery roads and at the Willowbrook Ballroom. She has been known to dance with men at the ballroom and ask them for a ride home only to disappear from their cars as they pass the cemetery. She been seen hitchhiking on the nearby roads by many creditable witnesses. A taxi cab driver saw a young girl walking one evening in 1979 and picked her up. The two of them were talking and driving but as the cab passed Resurrection Cemetery, the girl, (Mary), disappeared from the front seat of the cab.

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  • Maintained by: A. P. Reed
  • Originally Created by: venusblue
  • Added: 4 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19720716
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Bregovy (7 Apr 1912–10 Mar 1934), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19720716, citing Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, Justice, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by A. P. Reed (contributor 48008650) .