Cuba Road has received at least some attention from writers of ghostlore. Two of the original and most authoritative writers on Chicagoland ghosts, Richard T. Crowe in Chicago’s Street Guide to the Supernatural (2001) pg. 166-8, and Ursula Bielski in More Chicago Haunts (2000) pg. 157-9, have selections of work on it, but much more could be written.
Cuba Road sits nestled between the towns of Lake Zurich and Barrington, both upper and upper-middle class retreats. The main portion of the road runs between Rt. 12 and Rt. 14. Its legends are numerous. White Cemetery, located on the eastern half of the road, has its spook lights. The avenue itself hosts a phantom car (or cars), a pair of spectral lovers, and a vanishing house. Rainbow Road, a side street, formerly had the distinction of being home to an abandoned mansion that some believed was an old asylum.
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