Lot Behind Nauss Oil

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A motel once stood in this vacant lot, but it has since been demolished. The foundation/drive-/walkway is still there. Locals say the spirit of an old man in a plaid shirt and chinos walks along the way, stopping several times as if he is checking to make sure the motel room doors are locked.

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1412 Main St
Emmetsburg, IA,50536
United States

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43.11122249850555, -94.6697196146805
Palo Alto County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Emmetsburg, IA (0.7 mi.)
Cylinder, IA (6.1 mi.)
Rodman, IA (9.0 mi.)
Ayrshire, IA (9.6 mi.)
Graettinger, IA (9.7 mi.)
Curlew, IA (9.8 mi.)
Ruthven, IA (11.6 mi.)
Mallard, IA (12.1 mi.)
Whittemore, IA (12.7 mi.)
Fenton, IA (14.2 mi.)


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  1. Holy Ghost Paranormal  |  

    There’s more then that there and would advise someone to go there, because in my investigation of the place i dealt with possessions evps that threaten you demonic activity so go at your own risk and it’s also private land

  2. If you state this is false ,you are in.denail and are so closed minded .went there at the age of 17and there is 100% truth to all of the story.he is a.kind man that juat wants to have a settled mind and depart for good,but is trapped there in the late eveing hours .if you go therea least bit intoxicated or sober you will experience a very disapointed heavy dark.shadow cast over you. So yes,beware. And most importantly RESPECT all who have crossed over or has unfinished business .

  3. not I got very threatening evps that said it wanted to kill me no lie it possessed my friend you were seventeen when you went there doors have opened that have let things in I’m an investigator I know what I’m talking about

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