Nashotah House Theological Seminary

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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 said nothing when his death was ruled a suicide. And since suicide is known as a mortal sin, the acolyte was buried not in the cemetery but in a cornfield. Fast-forward to the woman’s deathbed, when she confessed to what she had done. The seminary wanted to right the wrong by giving the acolyte a proper burial, but when they attempted to exhume the body, they found his coffin empty. His uneasy spirit, folks say, still wanders the grounds.

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2777 Mission Rd
Nashotah, WI 53058
United States

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43.08234949588948, -88.42547857770114
Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Nashotah, WI (1.6 mi.)
Delafield, WI (1.8 mi.)
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Okauchee Lake, WI (2.9 mi.)
Oconomowoc, WI (4.2 mi.)
Hartland, WI (4.5 mi.)
Dousman, WI (5.3 mi.)
Wales, WI (5.9 mi.)
Lac La Belle, WI (6.8 mi.)


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  1. There were many legends about this ghost. I lived in that area in the 1970’s and we were
    very careful about driving to the Mission at night. susan

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