Haunted Places in Eau Claire, Wisconsin



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    Old Opera House Site

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    The Old Opera House was built in 1885, and is home to a spirit who moves chairs and closes doors; apparitions of two elderly folks have been spotted standing in corners, watching the staff.


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    Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    The historic building that houses this restaurant and bar is believed to be haunted by a man who hanged himself here in the early 1900s. The man has appeared as an apparition and has been known to throw or break beer bottles, open and close doors, and move objects to ...


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    Banbury Place

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    This bizarre labyrinth of buildings previously housed several factories, as well as an apartment block. It is said to be haunted by former residents and workers of Banbury Place. In Building #13, moans and screams, as well as the hum of an old air conditioning unit have been reported. An ...


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    Allen Cameron House

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    The ghost of Allen Cameron is said to haunt the room of the house where his own funeral was held. Objects move without explanation. People report cold spots in that room. Apparently people have also reported that the bed in that particular room of the house “shakes”. Dishes crash to ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Kjer Theatre

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    Kjer Theatre founder Earl Kjer is known to haunt his theater by tinkering with the lights and moving the props and the curtains. His apparition has been seen observing performances from his usual seat.


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    Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    5.9 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    A woman named Beth is said to haunt the Eagles Club. Beth passed away of a heart attack during a 1985 wedding reception here. She was 65 years old. Now, folks say, those who hold their receptions here can expect an extra guest: Beth's ghost attends every wedding reception held ...


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    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    8.9 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    After new owners bought the Irvine Pub in 2008, they closed it for a few days for renovations. This is when strange things began to happen, such as apparitions, bar stools being knocked over, and electrical items going on the fritz. A paranormal investigation turned up the fact that a ...


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    James Sheeley House

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    9.8 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    A former blacksmith shop, the 1860s building was converted to a saloon and boarding house by John B. Paul. Its name comes from Irish immigrant James Sheeley who, with his wife Kate, bought the building and took over in 1905. In 2001 when the building was being cleaned and touched ...


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    Amy’s Ritz

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    9.9 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    "Small brown men" have been reported by witnesses in this bar, housed in an 1880s building that was converted to a tavern around 1933. If that's not unusual enough, things seem to move from one place to another when you're not looking, and doors are known to lock on their ...


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    Elk Mound Tower

    Elk Mound, Wisconsin

    10.4 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    According to local folklore, a dragon is buried under Elk Mound and a ghost haunts Elk Mound Tower. Witnesses have reported screams, howls, laughter, eerie lights, unexplained mists, and a nauseated feeling after visiting.


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    Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    21.5 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The center is believed to be haunted by the ghost who may be Mabel herself. She was the daughter of Captain Andrew and Bertha Tainter, who built the nonprofit theater for the community after their beloved daughter died at age 19. Other ghosts have been reported here as well, including ...


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    The Devil's Punchbowl

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    22.3 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Visitors have heard strange noises and experienced unexplained temperature drops here. Balls of light are sometimes seen and some legends even talk about people encountering gnomes; guests who joke about these entities say their cars suddenly won't start upon returning back. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    30 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Reports say the old building's basement, where the restroom lies, once was a jail. Witnesses have described an uncomfortable, oppressive feeling in the basement.


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    Anderson House Hotel

    Wabasha, Minnesota

    39.6 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Parts of this historic bed and breakfast inn date back to the 1850's, and it's not surprise that the place is said to be haunted. The most famous ghost in the old-fashioned establishment is a female spirit known as 'Sarah'. It is said that she was under the impression ...


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    Betty’s Cafe

    Cameron, Wisconsin

    42.9 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The ghost of a deceased employee of Betty's Cafe is believed to linger here in spirit, showing up as an apparition near the fryers or hiding objects in mysterious places.


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    Pioneers Rest Cemetery - Bandli Graveyard

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin

    45.1 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Local legends abound about this cemetery known as Pioneers Rest Cemetery or Bandli Graveyard (after the family who maintains it). One says that a man killed his wife and four children and then hanged himself in his barn, next to the graveyard. Another claims that a Satanic cult used the ...


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    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin

    46.5 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The church and cemetery are reported to be haunted by angry spirits. Legend has it that in the early 1900s, the church accidentally burned to the ground killing over 30 people, who have haunted the rebuilt church since. Another legend says in the 1950s, a woman hanged herself in the ...


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    El Rancho Motel

    Ladysmith, Wisconsin

    49.9 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Reported sightings of the apparition of a man in a red flannel shirt roaming the hallways of the motel. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pieces of the Past

    Winona, Minnesota

    52.8 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Pieces of the Past is an antique store housed in an 1850s building that's the setting for many a local legend. It has housed many businesses, including a law office and a brothel (and at the same time). At the brothel, so the stories say, one of the women was ...


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    362 Cummings Street

    Winona, Minnesota

    53.1 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The house at 362 Cummings Street is rumored to be haunted. Some of the things witnesses have experienced here include shadowy figures, moving objects, locked doors opening on their own, crashing sounds, and banging from the basement.


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    Winona State University

    Winona, Minnesota

    53.2 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    At Winona State College, two halls are rumored to be haunted. On Lourdes Hall's 3rd floor, posters and pictures have been moved or taken off the wall, doors close and lock on their own, and voices can be heard when no one is there. On the 4th floor, which was ...


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    East Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Amery, Wisconsin

    53.3 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Hushed voices and whispering are heard inside the church when no one is around. The sounds of a congregations of parishioners have been heard in the basement and in the sanctuary of the church, but when investigated, there is no on there. The church bell frequently rings by itself. (Submitted by ...


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    St. James Hotel

    Red Wing, Minnesota

    53.7 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The hotel building was built in 1875, and several spirits are believed to haunt it. The first is a hostile entity that haunts all floors of the building, and which has been known to attack guests and to slam doors. The second apparition is that of a lady in a ...


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    St. Mary's College - Heffron Hall

    Winona, Minnesota

    53.8 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Heffron Hall at St. Mary's College is known to have a ghost, that of Father Louis Lesches, who murdered Bishop Patrick Heffron in 1915, and who may have been involved in the suspicious burning death of Rev. Edward Lynch in 1931. Witnesses have seen apparitions, experienced cold spots, and had ...


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    Kozy Korner Restaurant

    New Richmond, Wisconsin

    55.1 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The Kozy Korner Restaurant is no longer in operation, but who knows whether anyone told the ghost boy who frequents it. The ghost was unknown until a photograph of a boy who resembles the apparition turned up; locals have learned that the ghost's name is Carl.


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    Treasure Island Resort and Casino

    Welch, Minnesota

    57.9 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    One night after leaving the Treasure Island Resort and Casino, a man pulled over to take a nap. A few moments later, he heard footsteps coming toward his car, sounding like the walker was dragging one leg. The man looked out his car window and saw a bony old ghost ...


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    Afton House Inn

    Afton, Minnesota

    63.2 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The 1867 historic inn is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost or two. The spirit set here include a woman known as 'Margaret', a young boy in old-fashioned breeches and the apparition of a farmer. Other encounters indicate that disembodied footsteps, cold spots and the smell of ...


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    Lumber Barons - The Water Street Inn

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    66.1 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Former Lumber Barons and now the Water Street Inn, the place is said to be haunted by the spirit of a drunken Confederate soldier. The soldier died on the S.W. suite of the second floor, and witnesses say his ghostly sweaty odor can still be detected.


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    Warden's House Museum

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    66.3 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The Warden's House Museum, built in 1853 as the home of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden, is said to be haunted. Trudy, the daughter of Henry Wolfer, last warden to live here, got married and moved away. Right after she had a son, she died appendicitis, and her father raised ...


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    Rosewood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Hastings, Minnesota

    66.5 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    People have reported seeing a strange glowing apparition walking around the grounds and inside the historic inn. When the inn was abandoned for a period of time, people were reportedly chased by the spirit on various occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Treat Me Sweet

    Hastings, Minnesota

    66.5 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Treat Me Sweet was a restaurant (no longer open) rumored to be haunted by a former owner who committed suicide in the kitchen.


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    Pizza Villa - West Salem

    West Salem, Wisconsin

    66.5 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Doors shaking, lights flickering, cabinets open and close, dark shadows, spoons rattles, and boxes falling. (Submitted by Keelyn O)


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    William G. LeDuc House

    Hastings, Minnesota

    66.6 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Civil War quartermaster General William Leduc's home, built in 1865, and his family reportedly dabbled in spiritualism. Many spirits are said to reside here, and the apparition of General Leduc himself has been spotted. His daughter Alice and family friend Carroll Simmons are believed to be here as well, and ...


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    Cottage Grove Cemetery

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    68 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Reported in this cemetery have been an apparition seen in the storage shed window and phantom perfume aromas.


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    Old Holmbo Residence

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    68.1 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Former owner Nicolai Holmbo hung himself in the front room of the house in 1904, and locals reported sighting his apparition staring down into the street late at night. Screams and moans came out of the building, and strange flashing lights moved around the house, despite the fact that it ...


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    Interstate State Park

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    69.6 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Phantom lights are spotted every once in awhile on the Wisconsin side of the river, always around the early morning and late afternoon hours. An apparition of a little girl has been seen multiple times running across the edge of the drop-off into the river, on the Minnesota side. ...


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    Old Jail Bed and Breakfast

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    69.6 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The southern building is reportedly Minnesota's oldest jail building, and the northern building housed a funeral home in the 1800s. Now an inn, as one would imagine there is plenty of ghostly activity here. Later during the Prohibition era, when the former funeral home was a haberdashery, there was a ...


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    Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    69.6 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The forest all around Lake Elmo (lake) is rumoured to be haunted by a middle-aged man who walks the trails in the early evening hours. Visitors who approach or greet the apparition get a surprise when the man disappears into thin air, no-where to be seen. People who walk ...


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    Del's Bar

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    69.9 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    According to patrons, the bartenders at the bar are willing to dispense ghost stories, including tales of how a male maintenance employee was once told to leave the women's room by an unexplained voice. Giggling voices can also be heard in the bar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bodega Brew Pub

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    70.1 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The pub has changed ownership many times due to the haunting by former owner Paul Malin. Since his death, reports of activity in the building have included slamming doors, objects moving inexplicably and even the apparition of the deceased former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warehouse Concert Venue

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    70.1 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    We have owned the building for 25 years, operating on the 2nd and 3rd floors as a non-alcohol concert venue. Building was built in 1888, and has in the past had various businesses such as clothing stores, tailor shops, harness shop, general store, with the 2nd floor being ...


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    Quarry Hill Nature Center

    Rochester, Minnesota

    70.9 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The wooden "dead man's bridge" is, according to local legend, where a man hanged himself in the 1960s. Other eerie things on the premises are a small cemetery and several caves that are rumored to be haunted.


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    Hamlet Park - Dead Man's Pond

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    71.5 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Legend has it that the little swampy, algae-covered pond in Hamlet Park claimed a victim long ago, and today it is haunted... and lies in wait for its next victim.


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    The Kahler Hotel

    Rochester, Minnesota

    72.4 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    The ghosts of former Mayo Clinic patients are said to haunt the hotel, causing eerie sounds and smells and quick temperature changes.


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    Quill and Quilt Bed and Breakfast

    Cannon Falls, Minnesota

    72.4 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Built in 1897 for a prominent local physician, this bed and breakfast inn appears to now be a private residence. During the establishments heyday, guests reported catching glimpse of a shadowy apparition in the Quilters Haven Room. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hammill House

    Spooner, Wisconsin

    72.5 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Railroad and newspaper man and "Father of Spooner" Frank Hammill, although he died in 1922, is believed to still reside in his house. Owners through the years have reported that he still watches over things.


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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    75.7 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Several reports claim that an apparition can be seen standing in the shallow marsh to the left of the bridge to Manitou Island (private area). The ghostly figure is said to be a younger female, wearing casual clothing from circa 1920. The figure has yet to be identified. Others have claimed ...


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    Mrs B's Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Lanesboro, Minnesota

    79 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    It just wouldn't be a haunted inn without a famous ghost, and this delightful historic bed and breakfast is allegedly haunted by Buffalo Bill, where he stayed the night on several occasions. In Room #001 (River Song Room), a curious apparition has been reported. Guests have reported seeing a shadowy ...


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    DiSciascio's - Legacy Grill

    Coon Valley, Wisconsin

    80.2 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    DiSciascio's was an Italian restaurant in operation for 26 years until 2013, when it was replaced by Legacy Grill. The spirits here were first noticed long ago when the building housed a bar. Witnesses have described a ghost lady, who has been nicknamed Mary by restaurant staff, and objects have ...


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    Mantorville Opera House

    Kasson, Minnesota

    80.6 miles from Eau Claire, WI

    Built in 1918, the Mantorville Opera House building has been a club, a speakeasy, a silent movie house, a skating rink, a city hall and a civic center. It is believed to be haunted by several spirits, including former actors and entertainers and a woman who the staff nicknamed Ellen. ...


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