40 Club Sports Bar and Grill

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The 40 Club Restaurant has a lot of strange happenings going on in it after a man committed suicide in an upstairs apartment in 1999. The man was named Tom who also worked at the restaurant. He was known as a reliable employee and one day, Tom didn’t show up for work. When the owners checked on him, they were shocked to find the body of the young man with his dog curled up next to him. The apparent cause of death was choking due to a bag of drugs that Tom had tried to swallow.

Since Tom’s death, the staff started to experience weird events. These events usually happen after a large gathering or event at the Club. Staff have reported feeling cold spots throughout the restaurant much like a breeze of a person walking by them.

The staff are not the only ones experiencing these events. The owners have also reported that the bar lights will flicker as well as turn off and on for no apparent reason.

The jukebox is also a center of activity. The old jukebox has been known to turn on and start playing by itself. What really startled the employees was that the same Uncle Kracker song played at Tom’s funeral was the one that would most likely play. This song is not and never was available in that jukebox.

Other strange going ons include televisions turning on and off to a static screen when no one is around and a radio in an upstairs office turning on by itself.

Submitted by Sarah A.

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Geographic Information

Address:
950 2nd St NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
United States

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GPS:
46.5339274824783, -93.72611922030046
County:
Aitkin County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
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  1. I stayed there around 12 years ago. Shortly after Tom’s death. I was in the first or second room to the left of the registration desk and I was watching television at night, the lights in the room were on. I saw a black smoky figure that stood at the end of the bed and moved up next to me on the side of the bed. It was whispering words I couldn’t understand. It stood there for what felt like several minutes. I pulled the covers over my head,put my hands over my ears, and shut my eyes, and eventually when I opened them again, it had gone. I left the hotel early in the morning and I will never go in there again.

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