Haunted Places in Elmwood Park, Wisconsin



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    DeKoven Center

    Racine, Wisconsin

    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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    Rhode Center for the Arts

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    7.4 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Hale Farr House

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    7.8 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Kemper Hall

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    8 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Whitnall Park

    Franklin, Wisconsin

    19.5 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    P M and L Theatre

    Antioch, Illinois

    20.3 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Tichigan Lake Inn - What About Linda's

    Waterford, Wisconsin

    21.3 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Burlington Cemetery

    Burlington, Wisconsin

    21.9 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    22.1 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Modjeska Community Theater

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    22.8 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Karcher Hotel

    Waukegan, Illinois

    23 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Majdecki Piggly Wiggly

    West Allis, Wisconsin

    23.9 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    The Pfister Hotel

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    24.4 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Marquette University

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    24.6 miles from Elmwood Park, 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 Rave - Eagles Club

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    24.7 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Brumder Mansion

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    24.9 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Wisconsin Lutheran College

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    25.9 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Sunset Playhouse

    Elm Grove, Wisconsin

    27.3 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Heaven City Restaurant

    Mukwonago, Wisconsin

    27.6 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    St. Killian's Catholic Cemetery

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    28.2 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum

    Brookfield, Wisconsin

    28.3 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Fork in the Road

    Mukwonago, Wisconsin

    28.5 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Cobble Stone Inn

    East Troy, Wisconsin

    30.2 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Schweppe Mansion

    Lake Forest, Illinois

    30.8 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Cardinal Stritch University

    Fox Point, Wisconsin

    31.2 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Tabernacle Cemetery

    Waukesha, Wisconsin

    34.9 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Deacon West Octagon House

    Pewaukee, Wisconsin

    35.3 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Cuba Road

    Long Grove, Illinois

    36.6 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    George Stickney House

    Woodstock, Illinois

    38.2 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Max Meier's Hartland Inn

    Hartland, Wisconsin

    38.9 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Concordia University Wisconsin

    Mequon, Wisconsin

    39.1 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    At Concordia University Wisconsin, students have reported quite a few ghostly occurrences, thought to have been brought on when nuns sold the buildings to the school. One of the nuns, whom students call Sister Sixtoes, allegedly didn't want to give up her home and remained until her death in the ...


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    White Cemetery

    Barrington, Illinois

    39.3 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Lawrence House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    39.4 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Nashotah House Theological Seminary

    Nashotah, Wisconsin

    40.7 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Woodstock Opera House

    Woodstock, Illinois

    41.2 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Founder's Cemetery Park

    Cedarburg, Wisconsin

    42.5 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    According to reports, the headstones no longer remain at this old cemetery--except for maybe a few little bits and pieces. Instead, there is a monument stone on which visitors can read the recoverable names of those who were buried here. Perhaps it is the unintentionally overlooked spirits who remain in ...


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    Cedarburg Woolen Mill

    Cedarburg, Wisconsin

    42.6 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    People have reported spirits pushing past them, and feeling cold spots. An evil presence is felt on the fifth floor. The apparition of a man who hung himself in the building has been reported. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Historic Ferrantes Grafton Hotel

    Grafton, Wisconsin

    43.7 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    Staff here have reported cupboards opening and closing by themselves, hearing disembodied footsteps and hearing ballroom music when there is no one around. A white apparition has been seen in the basement. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ferrante's Grafton Hotel

    Grafton, Wisconsin

    43.7 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    At the Italian restaurant here, witnesses have reported the sound of footsteps that seem to follow you in the basement, music playing upstairs when no one is there, and cabinet doors that open and shut on their own. There also have been sightings of ghostly figures in the basement.


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    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    44.5 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Music Administration Building - Northwestern University

    Evanston, Illinois

    45 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    The second-oldest building on the college campus, the 1874 Music Administration Building is home to Young Cliff, the ghost of a former student and prodigy. Reports say the ghost has been making himself known for several decades.


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    American Flight 191 Crash Site

    Des Plaines, Illinois

    47.4 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    On May 25, 1979, Flight 191 lost some parts of its engine as it was taking off and flipped on the runway. It exploded into a huge fireball, killing all the crew and passengers aboard and 2 people on the ground. Shortly after, folks reported white lights moving around in ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

    Whitewater, Wisconsin

    47.8 miles from Elmwood Park, 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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    Sheraton Gateway Suites

    Rosemont, Illinois

    48.1 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    There have been several suicides committed by jumping from this 11-story hotel, and a few drug overdose deaths. Perhaps this is the reason guests have seen apparitions in their rooms and have experienced very odd things. One guest came out of the shower to find her clothes strewn about the ...


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    Skyscraper Building - Loyola University

    Chicago, Illinois

    48.7 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    According to local legend, a Jesuit priest and a nun had an affair long ago. The nun became pregnant and asked the priest to run away with her, but he refused, and she hung herself on the 13th floor. When the priest found her body, he was so distressed that ...


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    St Andrew's Inn

    Chicago, Illinois

    49.2 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    According to local legend, former owner Frank Giff died when he fell off a barstool, and his ghost remains there still. Pub patrons have felt unexplained cold drafts and have reported being touched by something they couldn't see. Others have noted that objects in the bar area such as glasses ...


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    O'Hare Airport

    Chicago, Illinois

    49.4 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    It is reported that spirits still linger from a disaster in 1979, when Flight 191 exploded into flames on the runway, resulting in the deaths of 271 passengers and crew members. According to some sources, flying phantom aircraft also have been seen at O'Hare.


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    John Wayne Gacy House Location

    Chicago, Illinois

    49.5 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy hid the remains of at least 29 different people in and around his home at 8213 W. Summerdale Avenue. The house was demolished in 1979, but locals were mystified by the fact that the lot remained mostly barren for years thereafter - not ...


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    Robinson Woods

    Chicago, Illinois

    50.1 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    The hauntings here can not only be seen and heard, but also smelled. Folks say they have seen shadows, red or white orbs, and an ectoplasm mist that has been caught on camera. Strange sounds and scents of violet and lavender have been witnessed as well; reports say the activity ...


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    Saint Benedict Parish

    Chicago, Illinois

    51.5 miles from Elmwood Park, WI

    This ornate church with German-imported stained-glass and details was the scene of a tragedy when it was built in 1918. A construction worker on a scaffolding fell to his death near the altar. Some have seen the worker's spirit behind the altar's columns or sitting in the front pews. A ...


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