Haunted Places in Como, Wisconsin



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    St. Killian's Catholic Cemetery

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    6.4 miles from Como, WI

    Reported here have been a ghostly priest, a ringing bell, strange noises and footsteps, and mysterious mists. The bell is said to be from a phantom church, which used to stand nearby but was burned down a few decades ago, reports say. Some say the church basement was used for ...


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    Lawrence House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    6.5 miles from Como, WI

    Reports say that the inn was once a home where the wealthy would send their mentally disabled children to live. Witnesses have heard the eerie residual sounds of screaming and crying children in several rooms.


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    Cobble Stone Inn

    East Troy, Wisconsin

    12.6 miles from Como, WI

    Cobble Stone Inn, built in the early 1800s and allegedly once visited by Abraham Lincoln, is the site of a mysterious disappearance. One day, the inn's owners simply vanished, never to be heard from again. Locals say they still haunt the place--their apparitions have been seen all over the premises.


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    Burlington Cemetery

    Burlington, Wisconsin

    12.7 miles from Como, WI

    Visitors at Burlington Public Cemetery have described a feeling of being watched or followed--or even chased--by something unseen.


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    Fork in the Road

    Mukwonago, Wisconsin

    19 miles from Como, WI

    Once called Inn the Olden Days, the Fork in the Road restaurant used to be a tavern in its early days. This may explain the ghostly footsteps and the sound of pool balls hitting each other and rolling across the floor. Vaporous clouds and voices also have been seen and ...


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    Tichigan Lake Inn - What About Linda's

    Waterford, Wisconsin

    19.4 miles from Como, WI

    Formerly the Tichigan Lake Inn and now called What About Linda's?, the restaurant and bar was once a Speakeasy originally built in the 1920s and is known to be haunted by a poltergeist. Glasses fly across the room and crash to the floor, beer taps turn on all at once, ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

    Whitewater, Wisconsin

    20.4 miles from Como, WI

    There are several spots rumored to cause the hairs on the back of your neck to go up at the University of Wisconsin. One is the Center of the Arts, where apparitions have been spotted, unexplained hammering comes from the metal lab at night and chairs move across the room. ...


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    Heaven City Restaurant

    Mukwonago, Wisconsin

    20.5 miles from Como, WI

    Heaven City Restaurant's supernatural activity is attributed to the fact that it sits on an Native-American burial ground. Apparitions have been seen wandering through the eatery and glasses have fallen and broken after closing time.


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    Woodstock Opera House

    Woodstock, Illinois

    20.7 miles from Como, WI

    Interestingly enough, reports say that during any performence here, a certain seat in the balcony (DD113) is always left empty for a resident ghost named Elvira. Her spring-loaded chair has been seen folded down when she is attending a performance. She is said to be very beautiful with long blonde ...


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    P M and L Theatre

    Antioch, Illinois

    21.7 miles from Como, WI

    The PM&L Theatre has--or had--a ghost. Folks reported a ghost girl who turned lights on and off and made strange noises. But a retired longtime theater volunteer, Elmarie Beno, has admitted creating the ghost and perpetuating the rumor for years. Some say there really is a ghost, despite the ruse, ...


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    George Stickney House

    Woodstock, Illinois

    22.5 miles from Como, WI

    Because of George Stickney's belief in spiritualism, he designed his house with no 90-degree angles inside so that no spirits would be caught in the corners. The Stickneys had 10 children, but only 3 lived to adulthood, and they are said to have regularly conducted seances on the 2nd floor ...


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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    29.3 miles from Como, WI

    Some folks say a ghostly white woman and flickering white lights haunt Oak Hill Cemetery. Others say not so--the white lady is actually a lifelike, spookily illuminated statue, and the white lights are markers to brighten the walkways. So, is Oak Hill Cemetery haunted, or not? You be the judge!


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    Kirk Denmark Theatre - Rock County Theater

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    29.3 miles from Como, WI

    Empty and dark theaters can be spooky because of their large, echoing spaces, but this one may be more so because it's said to have a ghost. A deceased employee, some say a theater instructor or a director, causes lights to go on and off and doors to open and ...


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    Tabernacle Cemetery

    Waukesha, Wisconsin

    29.9 miles from Como, WI

    The 1842 Tabernacle Cemetery is said to be haunted. The apparition of a man has been seen next to a tree right behind the cemetery sign, and flashes of unexplained light have been seen flashing or shining on visitors. Because of vandalism, the public is not allowed on the property and ...


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    Whitnall Park

    Franklin, Wisconsin

    31.5 miles from Como, WI

    Rumors about Whitnall Park involve a female apparition with no feet, sometimes holding a ghostly baby, who floats to ward visitors screaming "Go away and leave my baby alone!" Some reports say the ghost doesn't interact with the living, but only floats off into the woods. Yet others say she ...


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    Nashotah House Theological Seminary

    Nashotah, Wisconsin

    32.6 miles from Como, WI

    The ghost at the Nashotah House Theological Seminary is said to have been here since the mid 1700s. So the story goes, the spirit belongs to an acolyte whose wife had an affair with the dean. In order to keep up the adulterous relationship, the woman hanged her husband, and ...


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    Hale Farr House

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    33.7 miles from Como, WI

    The 1848 mansion has housed the 'Kenosha Women's Club' since 1923, and according to some is rumoured to have a resident ghost. Members of the club and visitors have reported the sound of a bell ringing, disembodied footsteps and the apparition of a woman in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Rhode Center for the Arts

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    33.8 miles from Como, WI

    Rhode Center for the Arts began in 1927, and in its past has been known as the Lake Theater and the Gateway Theater. The home of the community theater group Lakeside Players is haunted, say witnesses who have heard voices and other noises and seen the ghost of a man.


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    Kemper Hall

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    34.1 miles from Como, WI

    Once known as Durkee Mansion, the 1861 Kemper Hall was home to early settler and Senator Charles Durkee. After being donated to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Durkee Mansion was turned into a girls' boarding school and now operates as a recreation center. Today, folks say the building is haunted by ...


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    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    34.6 miles from Como, WI

    Legend here surrounds a large statue of a young girl and a cross. It is said that her apparition appears from the statue and drowns itself in Lac La Belle, or that her statue's hands drip blood.


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    Deacon West Octagon House

    Pewaukee, Wisconsin

    34.6 miles from Como, WI

    Some people believe that the builder of this manor killed his wife. Guests have reported voices and sometimes see apparitions. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Majdecki Piggly Wiggly

    West Allis, Wisconsin

    34.7 miles from Como, WI

    Piggly Wiggly, formerly a Sentry grocery, has a ghost who has been heard whistling in the aisles and the back room. It has also been reported that food disappears and toys have been played with at night, and the laughter of invisible children can be heard. Some blame the activity ...


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    Max Meier's Hartland Inn

    Hartland, Wisconsin

    34.7 miles from Como, WI

    Once a hotel and restaurant, the upstairs rooms are no longer in use. The restaurant is still open, however. At the early 1900s building, staff members have seen the apparition of a little girl in a Victorian sailor outfit in the basement and heard loud screams, which also came from ...


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    White Cemetery

    Barrington, Illinois

    34.7 miles from Como, WI

    Among the phenomena associated with this spot are glowing orbs and mist, a disappearing house and black car, and the sounds of someone walking through leaves. It is said that photographs taken of this cemetery always fail; the photos do not develop or the camera will be lost.


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    Blood’s Point Cemetery

    Belvidere, Illinois

    35.2 miles from Como, WI

    Blood’s Point Cemetery, named after the area's first white settle, Arthur Blood, is said to be a hot spot for the eerie, such as orbs, a vanishing barn, phantom vehicles and a ghost dog that sports glowing red eyes. To add to the spookiness, the nearby railroad bridge was said ...


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    Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum

    Brookfield, Wisconsin

    35.4 miles from Como, WI

    Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum was an old stagecoach stop and, later, a farmhouse. The place was moved to its current museum location, and its spirits are said to have moved with it. Witnesses say doors slam on their own, and a dark figure can be seen pacing upstairs. The ghost ...


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    DeKoven Center

    Racine, Wisconsin

    35.9 miles from Como, WI

    There have been reports of a strange ghostly figure being seen in the hallways and in the basement. This may be the ghost of former headmaster James DeKoven, who died of natural causes in the building in the late 19th century. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sunset Playhouse

    Elm Grove, Wisconsin

    36 miles from Como, WI

    Sunset Playhouse is believed to be haunted by local actor Lester L. Schultz, nicknamed Pinky, who died of a heart attack as he left the stage in 1968. He was a former Marine who had been with the playhouse since 1960. His ghost continues to be accepted and active in ...


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    Rockford College

    Rockford, Illinois

    36.2 miles from Como, WI

    Several campus structures seem to be inhabited by haunts. Adams' Arch, the only part left of the original campus, rings with the laughter of young women late at night. The Burpee Building and Talcott Hall are each said to be haunted by men who committed suicide. The Clark Arts Center ...


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    Aztalan State Park

    Lake Mills, Wisconsin

    36.8 miles from Como, WI

    Aztalan State Park was created in 1952 on the site of a Mississippian settlement from the 10th to 13th centuries. Around the site's earthen mounds, many strange things are said to have been seen and heard by witnesses. The mounds are believed to be haunted by the spirits of the ...


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    Karcher Hotel

    Waukegan, Illinois

    37.4 miles from Como, WI

    We went to this beautiful hotel under the permission of the owner. It was built in the 1920s and in the 80s there was a fire that killed and injured many. The most haunted places are the basement, and the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th floors. Along with the ...


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    Wisconsin Lutheran College

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    37.5 miles from Como, WI

    Established in 1973, the Wisconsin Lutheran College is believed to have 6 ghosts. One is an evil presence; another is a group of children who laugh eerily. There are also a singing nun, a mother superior, a janitor and a poltergeist.


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    Cuba Road

    Long Grove, Illinois

    37.9 miles from Como, WI

    Along Cuba Road, a phantom black car is said to appear near a cemetery or an old house before vanishing away. Trouble is, that house burned down years ago. Also along the road appears a ghost woman carrying a lantern, who flags down motorists and then disappears when they stop ...


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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    38.2 miles from Como, WI

    The 1850 Forest Home Cemetery, established over a former Indian village and burial ground, is said to be home to many strange happenings. The large graveyard contains more than 110,000 gravesites including many famous names, including beer barons such as Jacob Best and Frederick Pabst of Pabst Brewing Company fame ...


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    Lucerne's Fondue and Spirits

    Rockford, Illinois

    38.5 miles from Como, WI

    Although the spirits in the name of this old-fashioned fondue restaurant refers to alcohol, it could also refer to a number of ghosts reported by staff and diners throughout its history. The residence that houses the establishment dates back to 1895, and was formerly occupied by the Utter family, ...


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    Faust Hotel - Faust Landmark

    Rockford, Illinois

    38.9 miles from Como, WI

    This old hotel was reportedly remodeled into housing for seniors. The basement used to hold a bar and bowling alley, but it hasn't been used since the 1980s. An eerie presence can be felt here, as well as sudden temperature changes and an overwhelming urge to leave the area. The ...


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    Coronado Theatre

    Rockford, Illinois

    38.9 miles from Como, WI

    One night, police were called about a ghostly woman in white who appeared in an elevator at a parking garage. Earlier, witnesses had been confused as to why the elevator kept going up and down with no one inside it. But when the white figure showed up in the glass ...


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    Modjeska Community Theater

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    39.5 miles from Como, WI

    In this historic 1924 theater building, some have seen orbs, a white female apparition on the stage, and a mysterious figure called the Balcony Man. balls of light, white lady on the stage and the "balcony man." Some reports say the theater is now closed.


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    Tinker Swiss Cottage

    Rockford, Illinois

    39.7 miles from Como, WI

    Tinker Swiss Cottage is said to be haunted. Witnesses and paranormalists have heard humming and other children's voices, believed to be because the site used to be a home for terminally ill children. The spirits of the Tinker family are believed to linger in the place as well. Tinker Swiss ...


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    Weary Road

    Evansville, Wisconsin

    39.8 miles from Como, WI

    The most realistic story about Weary Road of Evansville Wisconsin involves teenagers "car surfing", not slowing down for a curve in time and being killed when they were ejected off the vehicle into a steep ditch or the creepy treeline. Another involves more teens playing chicken on one of the ...


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    Brumder Mansion

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    39.9 miles from Como, WI

    This 1910 brick Gothic/Victorian mansion is said to be haunted by several entities, both male and female. Witnesses have experienced apparitions, electronic voice phenomena and odd things showing up in photos. The Blue Room is one that is said to be especially active. Some of the haunts have been identified ...


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    The Rave - Eagles Club

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    40.2 miles from Como, WI

    This music hall and club was originally built in the 1920s as an all-make athletic club. Inside, the ghost of a little girl laughing has been seen and heard, and things have been thrown off the roof by disembodied hands. It is said that in the basement folks experience a ...


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    Marquette University

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    40.7 miles from Como, WI

    There are several spots at Marquette University rumored to be haunted. One is the Helfaer Theater where a deceased artistic director's apparition has been seen and unexplained banging erupts on the catwalks. Another is the Humphrey Hall dorm building, which was once a children's hospital. Ghostly children have been captured ...


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    The Pfister Hotel

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    41.5 miles from Como, WI

    This well-known four-diamond luxury hotel is said to be haunted by former owner Mr. Pfister himself. His ghost is sometimes seen walking in the hallways with his dog.


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    Schweppe Mansion

    Lake Forest, Illinois

    42.2 miles from Como, WI

    Schweppe Mansion was built in 1917 as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. John G. Shedd to their daughter Laura as a wedding present for her and her new husband, Charles Schweppe. Tragedy struck in 1941--Charles was found dead in his bedroom after he shot himself. A note on his ...


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    Elsing's Second Hand Shop

    Stoughton, Wisconsin

    42.7 miles from Como, WI

    This 1891 building was formerly a private residence, a restaurant and a hotel, and is rumoured to have some hauntings dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The current owners have reported hearing the sound of glass breaking on the second floor, but upon investigation, nothing is ...


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    Flynn Steakhouse

    Brodhead, Wisconsin

    45.5 miles from Como, WI

    Flynn Steakhouse, reported to no longer be in operation, was housed in a building from 1868, and had a haunted, unused hotel upstairs. Misty white formations were known to appear, long believed to be the ghost of Mary, a child who passed away here in the 1860s. Among the strange ...


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    Cardinal Stritch University

    Fox Point, Wisconsin

    46.7 miles from Como, WI

    Students like to scare one another with tales about the Cardinal Stritch dorms, where sickly nuns were allegedly housed long ago and one of them is said to still linger. The ghostly nun is said to tear posters off walls, cause objects to fall, and walk or run up and ...


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    Munger Road

    Bartlett, Illinois

    46.7 miles from Como, WI

    Munger Road is reportedly haunted by flashing lights, screams that come from the railroad tracks, and phantom trains. Legend has it that a train once hit a school bus, killing the children on board, and their ghosts linger all over the area. But that's not the only legend told about ...


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    Sunrise Park

    Bartlett, Illinois

    47.2 miles from Como, WI

    Sunrise Park has many different spirits and hauntings; first, the black dog with a human face, speculated to be a demon by those who have seen it, and next, a murderer from the 1800's who murdered children and scattered their bones around the park; his spirit is still rumored to ...


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