The Tour Guides
Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, I felt right at home in an establishment that was once owned by the notorious Capone brothers.
Having an avid interest in all things paranormal as well as 20th Century Midwestern history, Shakers almost seemed too perfect a marriage for my passions and I was excited to come on board as a Tour Guide and Host.
Yes, I’ve experienced my fair share of odd occurrences, unexplainable interactions and baffling situations within the walls of 422 S 2nd Street, and like I so commonly reiterate to visitors when they inquire about such, “What we are accustomed to as 'normal' at Shakers is a far cry from what most people would. Our barometer for ‘odd’ starts in a completely different place.”
I am a guide for Ghost Tours (Historic and 2.0) as well as the
Cream City Cannibal (Jeffery Dahmer) Tours. If I'm not giving a tour, I will be at the Host Stand and more than happy to match you up with the perfect cigar to compliment your evening.
The wicked, mysterious, and unexplainable has always intrigued me, and until my first tour in October of 2021, I had remained ignorant to the spiritual elements that make Shakers a one-of-a-kind taste of something extraordinary.
I had been drawn to this building for years due to the vibrant and historic personality it upholds, but I knew I wanted to be a part of the experience when I first learned of the many resident spirits and their stories. I had been very excited to work as a tour guide in early 2022 so I could maintain reverence for said timeless stories.
Since I began, I have had endless tales that I will happily share with our guests that may spook or intrigue the most superstitious. As a current Sociology major- learning about different ways to connect with those energies via diving rods, tarot, pendulums, connecting with ancestors, paganism, Santeria and various protections excites me to no end!
In my free time, I rock climb, hike and write poetry to maintain the "carpe diem" mindset. I give the classic and 2.0 ghost tours as well as our cream city cannibal walking tours- no matter what it may be, there is a myriad of enjoyable aspects about each tour, as well as our overall atmosphere. If you see me around, please feel free to tell me your own tales and spooks.
Hiiii! I'm Caroline! I've always lived in Wisconsin, but moved to Milwaukee when I was 18 to study at UWM.
I graduated last year with my degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I love these topics, which is why I love working here!
I'm also perusing my dreams in fashion! I am a fashion intern and stylist. If you need fashion advice or anything custom made... I'm your gal!
Outside of these passions, I love art, going to the beach, painting, adventures and hanging with my friends!
I'm super excited to give you one of our awesome tours!
Okay! A little about me! I’m just a young lady named Leah who lives on the Eastside with my cats, Flapjack and Clomper. I went to school for journalism/advertising/media studies, photography/studio art, French, and dental assisting.
Above all else, I consider myself a professional storyteller. My mom raised me on shows like “Snapped,” “Who The Bleep Did I Marry,” “Dateline,” and “Nancy Grace.” It only makes sense that I’d be fascinated by true crime and give the Cream City Cannibal and Ghost Tours.
Aside from my other jobs managing a frozen yogurt shop and doing freelance photography, I spend my time reading, painting, writing, singing, cooking, making jewelry, and drinking gin & tonics. My 5-year plan is to hang out with my friends and tell them I love them.
Hi! My name is Paris. I'm 23 years old, born and raised in Sheboygan and just recently relocated to Racine. I have a huge soft spot for all animals. I also love music and photography. I'm currently in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree at Alverno College. I'm majoring in Human Psychology with a minor is History. Naturally, the intense history of Shakers has drawn me in.
I traveled to New Orleans for the first time in 2022 and have been obsessed wince. Everything about NOLA is so unique and lively. I love the fact that Shakers incorporates some NOLA into our aesthetic and vibes... everything from the décor, to the music, to the eats.
My dad raised me on horror movies and metal music. Growing up watching the iconic slashers of the early 2000's, I learned to appreciate the darker side of things from a very young age.
I am a practicing witch with a 6th sense, and this comes in handy often while here at Shakers. I took my first tour in 2021 and felt a connection with one of the resident spirits immediately. Ever since that moment, I've been absolutely hooked, and have had a myriad of experiences since - almost every single shift! I'm very excited and grateful to be able to share the history of Shakers on the tours and call myself a Shakerette.
I was drawn to Shakers after my first tour in early 2021. Coming to Shakers to hear of the history of the building as well as the stories of those who never left has intrigued me beyond explanation. Once I heard of open positions, I applied immediately.
I consider myself to be more aware to the spiritual side. Throughout my years, I have many stories of my own paranormal experiences. Some of which, are terrifying to many. Still, I enjoy connecting with spirits and hearing others’ experiences. I watch many different paranormal documentaries which only feeds into my need to know.
I am a Milwaukee native with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services. I have a full-time role outside of Shakers and have two amazing children that take up most of my “free” time. I enjoy spending time with my children and pets, painting, nature hikes,
volunteering in the community, reading, and listening to music; especially live.
If you see me in Shakers, please share your stories with me. I will always want to hear them.
Tarot Reader, Tour Guide & Server at Shakers.
Bio coming soon!
When Bobby was a little bitty baby, the spirits came to him... surrounded by a maternal grandmother who was well versed in Greek mysticism and psychic ability. Bob's first solo spiritual encounter took place when he was 4 and his maternal grandfather had passed of a major heart attack while shoveling snow. Young Bob saw his beloved grandfather blue in the face while waiting for the rescue squad to arrive. That night, he awoke to use the restroom and, on his way, he saw the image of his grandfather sitting at the kitchen table. Spellbound, he watched for a moment, as the image, shrouded in a neon green electric current, waved him over to him. Bob went to stand next to his dead grandfather's Ghost for a moment, until his grandfather waved him to the bathroom.
Bob has had multiple experiences with dead relatives and associates. He has always had a connection with spirits who have passed on.
Whether in Europe, at home, in South America or Central America, he has been able to discern changes in energy and has had many encounters with spirits. Bob has an extensive background in academia and the humanities and has also studied Santeria in Cuba as well as other pagan religions in the Caribbean.
Bob had a post-death experience when he had a major myocardial infarction and was able to look down upon the cardiac surgeons working to save his life and had passed through a tunnel of light. He has had intense personal experiences where he was able to astro-project with former lovers and is plagued by regular dreams of future events, and he often sees dead people.
Bob frequently says that the building housing Shakers found him, more than he was looking for it. Enjoy his tales of his experiences if you are fortunate to have him as a guide. His Ghost Tours are beyond comparison.
As a kid, I probably played the Ouija board and watched Forensic Files a little too frequently for someone my age. As an adult, I still have that unquenchable thirst for knowledge - especially that concerning the unknown and the abnormal. As an English Major/Psych minor, the combination of researching, writing about, and dissecting topics concerning the twisted and the paranormal is right up my alley.
Being the research assistant , marketing manager & tour guide for Hangman Tours, I'm given the opportunity to peel back some of the layers of the dark and the strange associated with this business, as well as inform, learn and experience a side of the spiritual world that I had never gotten to explore to this depth before.
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