Haunted Places in Emerald, Wisconsin



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    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin

    11.9 miles from Emerald, 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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    East Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Amery, Wisconsin

    13 miles from Emerald, 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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    Kozy Korner Restaurant

    New Richmond, Wisconsin

    13.9 miles from Emerald, 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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    Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    21.5 miles from Emerald, 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

    21.9 miles from Emerald, 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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    Lumber Barons - The Water Street Inn

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    26.7 miles from Emerald, 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

    26.9 miles from Emerald, 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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    Afton House Inn

    Afton, Minnesota

    28.5 miles from Emerald, 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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    Interstate State Park

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    29.2 miles from Emerald, 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

    29.3 miles from Emerald, 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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    Elk Mound Tower

    Elk Mound, Wisconsin

    31.3 miles from Emerald, 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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    Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    32.4 miles from Emerald, 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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    Betty’s Cafe

    Cameron, Wisconsin

    33.6 miles from Emerald, 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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    Cottage Grove Cemetery

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    34.7 miles from Emerald, WI

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


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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    36.1 miles from Emerald, 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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    Rudy's Redeye Grill and Hotel

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    36.5 miles from Emerald, WI

    Local legends claim that the wardrobe on the second level of the hotel is haunted by an unknown spirit that was cursed to the wardrobe a long time ago after it was made. Other reports claim seeing shadowy apparitions in the 3rd and 4th hotel halls in between the ...


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    Treasure Island Resort and Casino

    Welch, Minnesota

    36.6 miles from Emerald, 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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    Treat Me Sweet

    Hastings, Minnesota

    37.3 miles from Emerald, 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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    Rosewood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Hastings, Minnesota

    37.4 miles from Emerald, 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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    William G. LeDuc House

    Hastings, Minnesota

    38 miles from Emerald, 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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    St. James Hotel

    Red Wing, Minnesota

    38.2 miles from Emerald, 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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    Hamlet Park - Dead Man's Pond

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    38.6 miles from Emerald, 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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    Pioneers Rest Cemetery - Bandli Graveyard

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin

    39.3 miles from Emerald, 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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    The Moonshine Saloon

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    39.5 miles from Emerald, WI

    Previously known as the Noose Bar, Moonshine Saloon definitely has some ghosts, witnesses say. For one thing, a beer glass flew across the room and shattered against the wall, and for another, a jukebox started up on its own. A neon sign swung and fell despite a lack of wind, ...


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    Mounds Theatre

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    40 miles from Emerald, WI

    At this 1922 playhouse building, folks have reported being grabbed physically while working late at night. An obscenity-shouting ghost named Red sometimes even throws objects at women, and a little girl in a pink dress may bounce a ball on the stage. But beware: Stories say some investigators didn't leave ...


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    William Hamm Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    40.6 miles from Emerald, WI

    This historic mansion seems to harbour a spirit determined to protect owners from peril. The ghost has been known to wake up tenants during the night to forewarn them of impending disasters, and is believed to be a former resident dating back to when the house was built for ...


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    Grey Cloud Island

    St. Paul Park, Minnesota

    41.1 miles from Emerald, WI


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    Allen Cameron House

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    41.3 miles from Emerald, WI

    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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    Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    41.5 miles from Emerald, WI

    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

    41.7 miles from Emerald, WI

    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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    Old Opera House Site

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    41.7 miles from Emerald, WI

    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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    Oakland Cemetery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    41.7 miles from Emerald, WI

    Witnesses who have seen the ghost believed to haunt this cemetery have given a thorough description of her apparition. She is in her mid twenties and has shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes, and wears a turn-of-the-century lace dress.


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    Wabasha Street Caves

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    41.7 miles from Emerald, WI

    Wabasha Street Caves are sandstone underground caves available for tours. They are decorated with brick walls, stucco ceilings and carpet or tile floors. Apparitions seen here include a man in a panama hat, another man who meets a woman in the bar area around 3 a.m., a man who sits ...


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    St. Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    41.9 miles from Emerald, WI

    The Ramsey County Courthouse is haunted, say witnesses who have seen apparitions in old-style clothes and heard laughter in empty rooms and high heels walking down empty halls. The apparition of a shoeshine man has been seen in the lobby, and another man has been seen hanging from a noose, ...


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    Fitzgerald Theater

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    42 miles from Emerald, WI

    The 1910 Fitzgerald Theater is reportedly haunted by Ben, thought to be a former stagehand, and Veronica, a former actress. During a restoration in 1985, workers removed a false ceiling and discovered a second balcony, on which was a note written to Ben. Since then, a male apparition has been ...


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    Landmark Center

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    42.1 miles from Emerald, WI

    This beautiful castle-like location is said to be haunted by Jack Pfeiffer, a former bellhop who got in with gangsters and began laudering money. He was arrested and, fearful of going to prison, killed himself by poisoning in his jail cell. Jack's ghost enjoys ladies, drinking and partying, and can ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Kjer Theatre

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    42.1 miles from Emerald, WI

    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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    Minnesota State Capitol

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    42.2 miles from Emerald, WI

    The Minnesota State Capitol was completed in 1905, replacing an older building that had burned down. Witnesses have described unexplained noises that come from the second story, cold gusts of air, and apparitions of deceased senators and governors in the halls and stairways. Something may be strange about Room 217 ...


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    The Jonathan Padelford

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    42.3 miles from Emerald, WI

    The Jonathan Padelford is a Mississippi River steamboat that's believed to be haunted by a man who drowned after climbing to the top of the pilothouse and then falling from it into the river. Both employees and passengers have heard this phantom scene replay, complete with footsteps and a large ...


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    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    42.4 miles from Emerald, 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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    Forepaugh's Restaurant

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    42.5 miles from Emerald, WI

    Forepaugh's Restaurant serves French cuisine in an 1800s Victorian mansion. It is believed to be haunted by Molly, a young maid who had an affair with Joseph Lybrandt Forepaugh. When Joseph's wife Mary caught them in bed, pregnant Molly hanged herself from a chandelier and threw herself out a third-story ...


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    Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    42.8 miles from Emerald, 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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    St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    43.1 miles from Emerald, WI

    St. Joesph's Catholic Church, formerly a Catholic school, is home to a ghost nun. Her apparition has been seen around the church and has been blamed for slamming doors, playing the piano, knocking a Bible off a shelf, and footsteps.


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    Griggs Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    43.2 miles from Emerald, WI

    The 1883 Griggs Mansion was turned into apartments, and then an art school in 1939. It has many ghosts, including a maid who hanged herself on the fourth floor landing in 1915; gardener Charles Wade, who has been heard flipping through books in the library; a thin man in a ...


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    Roselawn Cemetery

    Roseville, Minnesota

    43.3 miles from Emerald, WI

    A ghost called Smiling Jack resides at the lovely Roselawn Cemetery. According to local tales, the police got several calls about a person who was trapped inside a mausoleum. When they responded, the police never found anyone, so the locals decided they had a ghost on their hands. He was ...


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    James Sheeley House

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    43.4 miles from Emerald, 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

    43.5 miles from Emerald, 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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    Schmidt Brewery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    43.6 miles from Emerald, WI

    Allegedly haunted by a variety of employees who died there in various ways. Details on the actual haunted activity are scarce but seem to fall primarily into the "eerie feeling" and "random sound" categories.


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    Marie Schmidt-Bremer House

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    43.6 miles from Emerald, WI

    This house is known in these parts because it belonged to Marie Schmidt-Bremer, the daughter of Schmidt Brewing Company founder Jacob Schmidt. She and her husband Adolf Bremer had a son, Edward, who was kidnapped in 1934 by the Karpis-Barker gang. The house is haunted by an apparition of a ...


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    Hamline University

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    45 miles from Emerald, WI

    Hamline University has a few haunted halls, say the students. One building said to see the most ghostly activity is the Manor Hall, where apparitions, moving objects and strange noises abound. The third floor is the most active. Old Main and Drew Hall are no slouches either, as far as ...


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