They call him the “Creeper Ghost” or the “Bucktown Creeper” — take your pick of creeper nicknames. Now social media is filled with the #CreeperGhost hashtag and all sorts of photos and videos of the Creeper Ghost, a nickname that has been given the man seen in the following video by ABC World News Now.
The Creeper Ghost got his name from the eerie white or gray Adidas hoodie he’s wearing. The Creeper Ghost creeps, around and as he crept, he moved so silently that a sleeping couple didn’t know he was staring at them from the top of the stairs in their home.
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) July 28, 2016
The Creeper Ghost is believed to be the guy behind a string of robberies in the Bucktown area of Chicago, reports ABC 7 Chicago. Also dubbed the Bucktown Creeper instead of the Creeper Ghost by some, the man caught creeping around the home of Jack Mackercher and Jordan Buranskas, Jack’s girlfriend, is really creeping people out at the thought of anyone watching them as they slept.
After Jordan’s purse went missing, Mackercher and Buranskas checked their security video following an argument about whether or not Jordan left the purse at an eatery. Eventually, Jordan and Jack looked at surveillance camera video footage from 3:30 a.m. on Monday. That’s when they got the shock of their lives upon seeing the scary Creeper Ghost standing at the top of the stairs.
— danayen leon (@3Danayen) July 28, 2016
The Creeper Ghost was so silent as he moved around their Bucktown home that Jordan and Jack’s dogs remained asleep at the couple’s feet. The couple had fallen asleep in front of the TV while watching Mr. Robot. Meanwhile, the Creeper Ghost has been suspected of other robberies in Bucktown, with certain residents filling social media with photos of the alleged Creeper Ghost robber riding a bicycle through the alleys and attempting to break into other homes in the area.
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) July 27, 2016
As seen on Zillow, certain homes in the Bucktown trendy area of Chicago, which is not far from Lincoln Park, sell in the $1 million range and upward.
According to Coed, the Creeper Ghost stared for 15 minutes at the couple, but according to Jordan’s words, the Creeper Ghost stared for about five minutes, left, came back, and stared approximately five more minutes.
Meanwhile, Jordan hoped that the Creeper Ghost was taking a look at the TV instead of staring at her and Buranskas as they slept. Perhaps the Creeper Ghost was frozen in fear and plotting his exit from the Bucktown home.
“I like to think that he was watching the TV and not us.”
With images of the Creeper Ghost making the rounds online, especially with a close-up — albeit not clear photo — of the face of the man being published, the robber could very well change his thieving ways soon.
Not everything is bad in Bucktown nor related to the Creeper Ghost currently in the news.
As seen in the above and below photos, the new Bucktown restaurant, Pork & Mindy’s, is also making the news. Apparently, the Bucktown eatery is taking a bite off the name of the popular 1970s and 1980s sitcom Mork & Mindy, which starred Robin Williams.
Chicago-based chef Jeff Mauro let folks sample his Sonoran-style “Mike’s dog” with some Mike’s Hard Black Cherry Lemonade on Thursday, June 9, in Chicago.
Meanwhile, some of the reactions from social media about the Bucktown Creeper Ghost can be read below.
“Good luck sleeping tonight, everyone.”
“Bucktown Creeper Ghost just wanted to catch up on Mr. Robot. I’m sure it’s fine.”
“More proof that the city of Chicago has gone crazy. I’m SO happy I moved out to a place of trees, raccoons, deer and foxes. I’d rather have a raccoon in my house before an intruder. Scary!!! Be careful my Bucktown friends.”
“This is honestly the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen.”
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