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Haunted Locations in Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Cannonshot, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Cannonshot

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    Waypoint EC02 Maplecrest Sanitarium Whitelaw

    There used to be a three-story, three-wing sanitarium that has been abandoned since the fifties. The big building is now torn down. Other buildings remain. You can see the rusty water tower from the road.

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    People report that you can see people staring at you from the windows, and once inside, doors slam and you hear laughing. It was used as a tuberculosis hospital in the 1930's and was re-opened as a sanitarium after.

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  2. Cannonshot

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    Waypoint SE01 Root River Bridge Caledonia

    The story here is that a young boy that was playing in the woods drowned in the river.

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    People report seeing his ghostly image walking the river bank late at night.

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    It is also reported that some of the trees at this location seem to have facial features. (Not these though.)

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    One of the authors of one of the references used in this thread is involved in a television show that will feature some Wisconsin creatures.

    On the episodes Lewis is featured in, he acts as an expert on several Wisconsin creatures. In fact, there are three episodes exclusively on Wisconsin creatures - meaning at least nine monsters in the state are analyzed.

    Lewis said one of his favorites is Pepie, the sea serpent-like creature sighted in Lake Pepin. Lewis said there are sightings of Pepie dating back to the 1860s and oral reports of the creature from long before that from Native Americans. Pepie is described as elephant- or rhinocerous-sized and there is a $50,000 award waiting for whomever catches the beast.

    Another Wisconsin monster is Wendigo, who has been spotted in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is described as similar to Big Foot and there are accounts of sightings in newspapers dating back to the early 1900s.

    "There's a lot of monsters right in our own backyard," Lewis said. "I'm already pitching an Eau Claire monster for next season. The 'Eau Claire Beast' has been described as a panther creature with glowing red eyes. It has been spotted on Highway 37 and Highway 53 and I've found research on the creature from the 1900s. So it's 100 years later and we're still getting reports of sightings."

    Story here.

    TV show here.
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    Waypoint SE06 Dominican High School Whitefish Bay

    The third floor of this high school was used as a convent for nuns that taught there.

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    The story is that a fire broke out one night and killed one of the nuns as she slept.

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    It is said that this nun was involved in theater productions in the school. They say she still visits the rehearsals and productions in the theater. Many sightings have been reported there.

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    Waypoint SE08 Brumder Mansion Milwaukee

    This place was built about 100 years ago by a guy that made money publishing German language newspapers and sheet music. Over time it has been a boarding house, parsonage, and an activity center for a church. Now it is a B&B.

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    A psychic without prior knowledge of a haunting spent time there. The psychic reported having dreams that the room was haunted by a woman.

    Patrons report seeing a woman's ghost in the Gold Suite.

    The main doorbell would not work for a guest, but would any other time for employees. This was such a persistent problem that they had to install a phone outside for guests to use instead.

    The owner checked the Gold Suite after it hadn't been rented for several days and discovered fresh wet blood in the bathtub. They could not explain the origin.

    A guest was admiring the downstairs theater when he encountered the ghost of a woman in a green dress and her hair pulled back in the manner of early 1900s wardrobe.

    Guests who had dogs stay with them in the Gold Suite had strange dreams of a woman that disliked and threatened to harm dogs. Guest awake with an overwhelming urge to get their dog out of the room to avoid harm.

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    Waypoint SE14 Burlington Cemetery Burlington

    People walking at night in the vicinity of this cemetery report a horrible feeling of being watched and followed.

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    There is a smaller cemetery detached from this one on the other side of this field. People that have snooped around there at night have reported being chased away from some mysterious thing.

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    Waypoint SE21 Peck Station Road Elkhorn

    The tracks have pulled up for many years.

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    The story is that train whistles are still heard as if there is a phantom train running the old grade.

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    The Peck Station is still here, but now it is a private residence.

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    Love this thread There are some awesome ride destinations for sure.
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    Wisconsin's 10 most haunted places

    Go to the link above to read more details about them I will just list them here.
    Really cool picture of the chimney from the Summerwind Mansion there too.


    1. Summerwind, Land O’ Lakes
    2. Nelsen’s Hall, Washington Island
    3. Mary of Elk Lake Dam, Elk Lake
    4. Riverside Cemetery, Appleton
    5. Brumder Mansion, Milwaukee
    6. The Phantom Man of Highway 12, Baraboo
    7. Bloody Bride Bridge, Stevens Point
    8. Bodega Brew Pub, La Crosse
    9. Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield
    10. The Siren Bridge, Siren
  10. Cannonshot

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    The list you posted is already included in the GPX. It would be great if you rode out and photographed some that are not already covered and close to your home base. Kind of fun to visit and tell the story associated with them. The Summerwind site is probably going to be a problem as it has some private property issues.
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    Waypoint SE19 Cobblestone Inn East Troy

    The Cobblestone was originally built as a hotel.

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    It was constructed in the early 1800s.

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    Abe Lincoln is said to have stayed here.

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    One day the owners just up and disappeared and were never heard from again. People say they still haunt the bar and there have been ghost sightings throughout the building.

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  12. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    I live in Stevens Point, and Plainfield is 20 minutes away. I'm hoping to nab some pics when the weather clears, and I have the bike out.

    This is a bike site, after all, so I have to take the Zed out scouting.
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    Cool. Looks like you have about 20 locations in your neighborhood. Looking forward to seeing your pictures and stories about them. If you need any help with references as to what the haunt is all about, let me know. :thumb
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    Nophix Been here awhile

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    I think I'm going to do a haunted tour of Wisconsin this year, after reading this thread.

    There is also an old hotel in downtown Point, that was converted to efficiency apartments. It's a really strange place, and there's a lot of local stories that float around, but I never see it listed anywhere.

    It still looks as eerie as it feels to get near it.
  15. Cannonshot

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    Seems like looking eerie is all it takes to generate some ghost stories. :D
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    Waypoint SE29 Marian Center St. Francis

    This is an old Catholic school Now it is a center for low-cost space for non-profits.

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    Voices can be heard whispering in the theater when no one else is there.

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    A little girl can be heard singing. There is a cold spot back stage.

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    Waypoint SE11 Majdecki Sentry West Allis

    Ghost heard whistling in the aisles and in the back room of the store. The sound of children laughing is also heard at night by the 3rd shift workers. Toys in the store get played with when the store is closed for the night. Some food also disappears. the store is said to be built on the site of an old graveyard.

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    Waypoint SE73 Elmwood Plaza Racine

    One of the stores (Planet Video) was reported to be haunted.

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    People would feel an eerie sensation when they were along the back wall. The doorway to the office often feels like a cold spot.

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    Office doors will close and movies will be mysteriously knocked off the shelf. Employees opening or closing the store have reported a black shadowy figure along the back wall.

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    Waypoint SE 75 DeKoven Center Racine

    Visitors and staff report hearing noises and seeing the figures of a young woman and a man in the gymnasium.

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    Waypoint SE74 River Hills Country Club River Hills

    A ghost here taps people on the shoulder.

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