About Adam

Adam Selzer has been a tour guide, author, and speaker for more than a decade, and regularly appears on History and Travel Channel shows such as American Ripper, Mysteries at the Museum, Haunted History, and more. His 20 published books range from smart-alecky novels to academic nonfiction about Chicago history.  

There’s a canon Star Wars character named after him.

As a tour guide, Adam has run architectural boat tours for years, as well as cemetery tours, ghost tours, crime tours, HH Holmes tours and more for Atlas Obscura and his own Mysterious Chicago. His tours are informative, hilarious, and endlessly fascinating. 

Astonishing Chicago is an umbrella site linking to all of his tours for various companies.