On July 23, 1915, Chicago-based Western Electric Co., chartered four ships to take its more than 10,000 employees and their families to its annual company picnic in Michigan City, Ind. One of the ships, the rusty Eastland, had a history of balance problems, unbeknownst to the more than 3,200 people who boarded it. Since its christening in 1903, it had nearly capsized several times. As the ship pulled out of port, passengers rushed to the already top-heavy upper deck to view the city, and water rushed in its windows and doors. In less than 15 minutes, the Eastland was resting on its port side in less than 20 ft. of water, entombing hundreds of people. Throughout that night, rescuers transported the 844 corpses—including more than 20 complete families—to a makeshift morgue at the 2nd Regiment Armory on West Washington Ave. In the 1980s, the Armory facilities were renovated and reopened as Harpo Studios, and Oprah and her team have been haunted ever since. Employees, and Oprah herself, report seeing an affable shadowy figure, "the Grey Lady," supposedly one of the mothers who drowned on the Chicago River—and claim the ghost has even been caught on security cameras. Workers also report doors slamming without reason, phantom old-time music, unexplained footsteps and disembodied voices like children laughing, people sobbing and screaming for help. Not surprisingly, nobody wants to work late. And today, pedestrians crossing the Clark Street Bridge between Clark and LaSalle Streets, where the Eastland tragedy took place, report hearing moans and screams. The tragedy claimed three times the lives than the historic Chicago Fire, making it one of America’s worst maritime accidents on record...and one of the least talked about.