Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

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Spirits of men who were butchered are still trying to work though their ghastly deaths.

Profound negative energy has done its damage as well.



On February 14th, 1929 the S-M-C Cartage Company, a red brick building and garage stood at this North Clark Street address, on the North side of Chicago. The garage was also used as a warehouse for illegal, black market liquor for the North side Bugs Moran gang, a mob of thugs who were in direct competition with Al Capone’s gang in selling illicit bootleg booze to a very thirsty Chicago population during the Prohibition years.

After the bloody killing of 7 of the Moran gang, the garage became an unofficial memorial, and the brick wall where the 7 were executed was riddled with machine gun bullets. It became a popular tourist attraction for a time.


The Wall of bricks from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
taken at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas

It is amazing that all the bricks are still together. The bricks are said to have soaked up a boatload of negative energy. While most were kept together hoping to sell them as a wall, some were smuggled out and sold. However, they were returned when the recipient suffered from bad luck and misfortune.

The wall radiates a negative, uncomfortable aura and I didn’t get too close to them. Discover more about the wall and the mob. Visit this great Mob Museum.

Twenty years later, In 1949, the front half of the garage was converted into an antique furniture storage business by people new to Chicago and didn’t know what had happened there. Unfortunately more tourists than customers came and they eventually gave up and moved on. In 1967, the old building was torn down, but the infamous wall of bricks was saved and used in another night club, built into a wall of the men’s rest room. Other bricks were smuggled out by workmen tearing down the building.

A fenced off lawn, which belongs to a nearby nursing home, was built in the same spot where the garage once stood, with 5 trees planted on the lawn. The tree in the middle of the lawn marks the place where the infamous brick wall once stood.

Chicago policemen re-enact the
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1929)

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre



Al Capone, Chicago’s most powerful, ruthless gangster in the 1920s era, was really a Brooklyn transplant who migrated to Chicago with his best buddy and future cohort in Chicago crime, Johnny Torrio who was originally hired by his Chicago mobster uncle, Big Jim Collisimo. Johnny Torrio and Al Capone made ambitious plans to take over the black market booze market, but not by fair market competition. (They missed taking economics in school because they dropped out at the 6th grade).

After knocking off Uncle Big Jim Collisimo, Al and Johnny waged a bloody war against other mobs in Chicago, resulting in 500 deaths by the time Capone was through in 1930. When Johnny was nearly killed in 1925, he retired, leaving a 30 million dollar empire in the capable hands of Al Capone at the age of 26! Al Capone had 1000 gunmen, half the police department on his payroll, as well as local politicians, state attorneys, and law makers. So whenever he had to conduct business, many just looked the other way; that is until he crossed the line on February, 14th, 1929 with the St. Valentines Day Massacre.

While Capone was far away enjoying life in Florida, he put this job in the capable, murderous hands of “Machine Gun” McGurn, who was given complete control of the hit. He planned it but stayed away from the event himself, with an air-tight alibi. “Talented out of towners” were recruited for this hit; Fred “Killer” Burke, James Ray, John Scalise and Albert Anselmi, Joseph Lolordo and Harry and Phil Keywell from Detroit’s Purple Gang.



On the morning of February 14, 1929, a group of Bugs Moran’s gangsters were waiting in this garage, for a truck full of stolen liquor from Detroit to arrive. Johnny May, Frank and Pete Gusenburg, Bugs Moran’s brother-in-law, James Clark, Adam Heyer, Al Weinshank and a gangster wanna-be, optometrist Reinhardt Schwimmer, who learned too late that it was dangerous hanging with men on the wrong side of the law.

As they waited, a police car pulled up outside. (Uh oh, this wasn’t good!) Five men, three dressed as policemen exited and walked into the garage with machine guns ready. All seven men were lined up against the brick wall and shot many times from the machine guns. While Capon’s gunmen wiped out the Northern Chicago gang, they missed Bugs Moran, who was late to the party. Bugs Moran later accused Al Capone of this vicious hit. Though there wasn’t any evidence to directly link Al Capone to this event, people believed Bugs.

Capone himself got his just desserts. Unfortunately for Al Capone, consequences resulted as a result of this planned massacre, carried out by hired gunmen. People were repulsed with this bloody mass killing, and a lot of political pressure resulted in nailing Capone for tax evasion, landing him in prison, sentenced to 11 years of hard time, winding up on the rock, Alcatraz. Though he only stayed in until 1939, he didn’t always have both oars in the water, which forced him into retirement.


Spirit People who suffered a painful death or massacre at the hands of others, sometimes are restless, and /or are angry wanting justice or pay-back, or often  are looking for peace that they can’t seem to find, seeking out the living near them.

Mission San Miguel, CA (A whole family and their servants and midwife were all brutally killed by robbers. They reenact their deaths, while also keep the living company).

Wabasha Street Caves, MN (Thee murdered card-loving gangsters enjoy little children and social events).

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, MA (The spirits of Mr. and Mrs. Borden are still haunting their home, getting some peace from their awful end by talking to paranormal investigators).

Saint Valentine’s Massacre land, IL (Spirits of the men gunned down in cold blood are still restless as they wander around the park, showing themselves to people  in a variety of ways who are passing by. They also visit the lonely residents in the Nursing Home to get their minds off their own troubles).

Spirits who die in a structure that has been torn down, have been known to going the new building constructed on the land of their old structure; the place where they suffered and died.

Pittsburgh Aviary, PA (Inmates who died in the prison that once existed here, their spirits have moved into the Pittsburgh Aviary where they enjoy all the birds for free).


The location of this brutal mass killing has been haunted for years, the bricks are said to bring bad luck, and Al Capone himself saw his reign come to an end and was haunted by an entity until he died in Florida.

Killing Spot Haunted

The location of this brutal mass killing has been haunted for years

a) Unusual light and mists have been reported.

b) Male voices are heard when no one else is around.

c) Sounds of screaming men and machine-gun fire are still heard by the living passing by this place

d) Sensitive people who stand in front of the fenced lawn, or walk by it, develop a sense of real fear and so do animals.

Unlucky Bricks

The bricks are said to bring bad luck.

a) The theory is that the bricks soaked in all this powerful negative energy from the killings.

After the garage was torn down, the bricks were packed into a box.

Bricks that were smuggled out of the box were sold for 1000 dollars each.

However, it is said that the bricks brought misfortune so all were returned.

Others say that the bricks were never sold individually but were kept together in a packed box, numbered, with a diagram as to how to put the wall back together, with the hopes that a single buyer would buy the whole wall of bricks.

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas bought them and they have been put back together as a wall on exhibit.

Sensitives and empaths stay far back because of the negative aura that come from them.

Capone’s Paranormal Consequences

The spirit of Moran’s brother-in-law, James Clark immediately started to haunt Capone who was living in his Florida house at the time of the massacres.

He tried to send the entity to the other side via a medium in 1931, but it didn’t work.

After Capone, broken in spirit and mind, returned to Florida after being released from prison, the entity reappeared and haunted Al until he died.

Al Capone is restless because of all the disrespect he earned for planning this massacre. At Al Capone’s burial spot at Mount Carmel Cemetery, it is said that he sometimes appears to the disrespectful visitors who come to visit his family’s plot.


People walking by the enclosed park area with the trees have had a boatload of paranormal experiences.
Residents in the Nursing Home have had spectral visitors of the men killed in the garage despite Nursing Home visitings hour rules and Covid restrictions, giving the residents the full paranormal sports package.

No paranormal investigation results have been made public, but I bet the owners of the nursing home have had at least one or two done.



Yes Indeed!

Apparently, that sudden, mass murder has caused restless spirits, still unhappy at the way that they died; in a hail of bullets  causing pain and sudden death. They probably need help to let go and passover to a peaceful place in the spirit world to be with friends and family.  Hopefully, the owners will get a medium and energy cleanser in to help these spirits find peace on the other side.




Street Address of the site of the 1929 Massacre:

2212 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois

On February 14th, 1929 the S-M-C Cartage Company, a red brick building and garage stood at this North Clark Street address, on the North side of Chicago. The garage was also used as a warehouse for illegal, black market liquor for the North side Bugs Moran gang, a mob of thugs who were in direct competition with Al Capone’s gang in selling illicit bootleg booze to a very thirsty Chicago population during the Prohibition years.


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