The Unexplained World - now 'Frankie's Roadhouse'
Road House & Haunted Building in Willow Springs. Updated May 2007.
Restaurant & Bar
8933 S. Archer Ave,
Willow Springs, IL. 60480
Formerly Rico D's Pizza Ristorante
Formerly Cavallone's West
in Willow Springs, IL .
Below is what was mostly written about the location (2005)
The Haunted Building and one time 'Oh Henry's Roadhouse' once owned by the same owners of the Oh Henry Ballroom, now the Willowbrook Ballroom (name was changed to Willowbrook Ballroom in 1959), in Willow Springs, IL - The Owner was John Verderbar.
the 1950's a small gambling casino occupied a space behind the Arbor
Room in the lower level of the Ballroom.
I had originally heard of the location,
when the location
been called a Spiritual Observer (feeler), and never
is no doubt that spirits do wander around the
with the ability I have and others who also feel the
the roadhouse first known as Oh Henry Roadhouse, has stood there for
many years with many owners. An old saying
"Many owners have come and gone, but the spirits will remain".
tours in Rico D's, I would tell of what were the
Unexplained World, was the first to bring paranormal guest speakers
into the Rico D's named location. The first
held the first Night of Ghost Stories around the bonfire.
in the forest was a location as active as the building it's self
and was virgin territory to those then involved in
have been gifted the name 'Sun Ray' by a Native American and her spirit guides and have become
Over time, I could feel the spirit's mood changing.
the last Over Nighter on Oct 22nd 2005, I refrained
are photos of areas on the 2nd floor,
and in the basement during renovations.
Click on image to see larger photo
(will open new page).
Descriptions are below
I also had our Psychic Feeler Amy
describing what she felt when she visited
this location with me and we walked it all.
Photos © 2005 Edward L. Shanahan
A - paranormal test.
B - haunted room.
C - haunted hallway.
D - smoking room
E - window area
F - special room
G - special stairway
H - most haunted area
I - most haunted-2
J - most haunted 3.
K - tunnel
L - hideaway
M - hideaway ceiling
N - more then dirt
O -more then dirt 2
P - basement section
Q -stairway basement
you will find descriptions of what Amy and I felt in
I said and proven by many, there are spirits there.
Ed 'Sun Ray'.
Our Paranormal Test, this is an ancient way of finding
The Haunted Room & Fireplace. This is where Amy &
Haunted Hallway. Things have been felt in this long hallway
Amy picked up that this is a smoking room. She was also drawn
- Window area in secret stairway. When I first
came upon this area,
- Special Room. This is now a large room of what
may of been two
Special Stairway. This is the stairway that goes with photo E, and
This is the most haunted area for Amy & I. It is located in the
I - This is a closer view of the area and to the right.
- Now as you pan to the right in the same room
Tunnel that lead at one time to the building of the Willowbrook Ballroom,
This is a hideaway false wall and room. You have to crawl through
- Hideaway ceiling. I crawled in for no other
Rumors have it that at one time when the cannel was
- Looking at the photo - their seems to be more
- Another section of the basement where Amy felt
Q - This is the stairway leading to the basement.
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