Haunted Places in Maple Plain, Minnesota



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    Holbrook Park

    Long Lake, Minnesota

    4 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Locals may tell you that around 2 a.m. on Sunday nights, a ghstly little girl is seen walking around the park. If you get close, she disappears. When she comes back later she is with the apparition of her father and she is carrying apples in her apron. Some say ...


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    Holy Name Cemetery

    Wayzata, Minnesota

    6.4 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    A white apparition, phantom disappearing headlights, footsteps, voices, and unexplained wind have all been reported at the Holy Name Cemetery across from a brick church.


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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    6.7 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve is full of maple and basswood forests and hiking, biking and nature trails. A bench along one of the trails is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide there.


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    Chanhassen Water Tower

    Chaska, Minnesota

    10.8 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Folks say strange noises and a ghostly dancing figure around and atop the water tower prove that it's haunted.


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    Fountain Lake

    Delano, Minnesota

    11.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    At Fountain Lake, witnesses say, the ghost of a Native American woman who drowned here can be heard screaming late at night.


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    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Maple Plain,

    11.7 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    According to local lore, the theater was built on the site of a home that burned down, killing the woman who was inside. Her spirit was said to haunt the theater, along with the ghost of a former actor who was bicycling home when she was hit and killed by ...


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    Sturges Park

    Buffalo, Minnesota

    15.3 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Local legends say the park's old bathroom is haunted. Witnesses have seen names written in blood on the mirror. Also reported on the premises have been floating orbs and the apparition of Old man Sturges, an 1880s businessman who lived next to the park.


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    Billy's Bar and Grill

    Anoka, Minnesota

    18.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Housed in a building that was a former brothel, the restaurant is said to be home to the spirits of some of the former brothel's staff. As local legends go, either some brothel patrons killed madam Mrs. Jackson and stole the women's money, or Mrs. Jackson hanged herself from a ...


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    The Buckingham

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    18.6 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    I don't go around seeing ghosts everywhere. The last ghost I saw was in 1983 when I lived in an apartment building called The Buckingham. I was in my bedroom when I saw a shadowy silhouette of a man enter, stand and stare at me, and proceed to ...


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    Cuzzy's Bar and Grill

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    18.6 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    In 1890, this building was a brothel where a young girl named Betsy worked as an entertainer, with her true love being a soldier at war. He promised to take her away, but she was murdered before this happened. Today, it is a bar in the Minneapolis warehouse district, minus ...


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    First Avenue

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    18.7 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Rumor has it that the upstairs dance lounge is haunted, and deejays report growls and other noises in the headphones. And according to local legend, when the site was a bus station long ago, a distraught woman hanged herself in the restroom. She was going to meet her boyfriend who ...


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    Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    18.9 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    At the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, legend has it that the ghost of someone who was murdered in a campus building's basement terrifies the students. Some have awoken in the night to screaming inside their heads, unable to move.


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    Minnesota Institute of the Arts

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    19 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Some say the spirit of a student who was raped and murdered haunts the Minnesota Institute of the Arts. The Connecticut Room is reported to have unexplained cold spots, and some students say they have awoken in the night freezing cold to the sound of screaming.


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    Minneapolis City Hall

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    19.2 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    The turn-of-the-century Minneapolis City Hall building is said to be haunted by John Moshik. In 1898, he was convicted of murder and his hanging was botched, forcing him to endure 3 minutes of slow strangulation. As a result, no more hangings occurred here. Now, folks have seen his apparition or ...


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    Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

    Fridley, Minnesota

    19.3 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    The building was built in 1847 and is on the MIssissippi River. It was a rooming house for those on the Red River Ox Cart Trail. There have been numerous reports of smells, sightings, and sounds by a variety of visitors. Personally I have seen a woman ...


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    Anoka State Hospital

    Anoka, Minnesota

    19.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Anoka State Hospital has been known by many names in its past, including First State Asylum for the Insane, Anoka State Asylum, Anoka State Hospital and most recently Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center. It was originally opened in 1900 and is said to be haunted by spirits of those who have ...


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    The Soap Factory

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    19.9 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    The old 1880s soap factory, now an experimental art venue, is said to be a doozy of a haunted site, based partly on the reality that soap was made from animal fat (allegedly from thousands of strangled stray dogs and the like). Not only that, but before it was a ...


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    Washington Avenue Bridge

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    20.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Washington Avenue Bridge at the University of Minnesota is the stuff of local haunted legend, especially among students. Witnesses have heard footsteps along the bridge that seem to follow them, stopping when they stop and resuming when they do. The haunting is said to be a result of the many ...


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    Dairy Queen

    St. Anthony, Minnesota

    21.3 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Who else would haunt a Dairy Queen but ice-cream-loving kids? Children's laughter and the sounds of employees' names being called have been heard after closing, and mysterious orders print up that were not ordered by anyone in the realm of the living. Items also have been known to disappear or ...


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    Ferguson’s Cemetery

    Norwood Young America, Minnesota

    22 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    According to local legend, Ferguson’s Cemetery is the home of a ghostly little boy who peeks out over a tombstone. Reports say his grave is the one in the southwest corner, separated from the other graves. Orbs, eerie feelings and the sound of a phantom dog barking also have been ...


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    Gibbs Museum Farmhouse

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    22.9 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    At the 1800s Gibbs Museum Farmhouse, spirits are a regular occurrence, some say. Doors and cupboards are known to open and close, a chair rocks with no one in it, toys are moved around in the night, footsteps are heard in the halls, and the apparition of a little boy ...


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    Minnesota State Fairgrounds

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    23.6 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    The Minnesota State Fairgrounds, according to some, is haunted by a ghost pig, or half-human, half-pig called the Pigman. Other reports say a small brown bird that nests here is believed to be a reincarnation of Wayne Murray, a maintenance man who died here in 1986. Also, the ghost of ...


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    College of St. Catherine

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    23.8 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    At College of St. Catherine's St. Mary’s Hall, a gray lady appears in doorways of the second floor rooms. Students also have reported something poking them awake right before their alarms go off or cold fingers on the backs of their necks. Some have heard the sound of someone running ...


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    Hamline University

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    24.1 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Roselawn Cemetery

    Roseville, Minnesota

    25.4 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Marie Schmidt-Bremer House

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    26.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Griggs Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    26.6 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Schmidt Brewery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    26.6 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Minnesota State Capitol

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    27.3 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Forepaugh's Restaurant

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    27.4 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Oakland Cemetery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    27.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Fitzgerald Theater

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    27.6 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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

    27.6 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    The Jonathan Padelford

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    27.7 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    27.8 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    St. Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    27.8 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Wabasha Street Caves

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    28.2 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Andy's Market Hill - Scott Park

    Apple Valley, Minnesota

    28.4 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    At the popular sledding spot called Andy's Market Hill, aka Dead Man's Hill in Scott Park, legend has it that a little boy named Dameon was sledding in 1998 when he was killed accidentally by an archer who shot him in the eye. Now, Dameon's sledding apparition is seen here ...


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    William Hamm Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    28.8 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Thayer's Bed and Breakfast

    Annandale, Minnesota

    28.9 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    This 1895 Old West Victorian hotel is a full house. It is the home of a ghostly little girl, a spirit bride, and two ghost cats. The owner's husband is also said to reside here in spirit, as well as the place's two original owners. Many other ghosts are said ...


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    Mounds Theatre

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    29.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    The Moonshine Saloon

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    29.7 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Rudy's Redeye Grill and Hotel

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    32.2 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    32.6 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Grey Cloud Island

    St. Paul Park, Minnesota

    34.8 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Grey Cloud Island is a residential community named after a Native-American chief, and it's rumored to be haunted. Folks tell of a phantom white pickup truck that tailgates living drivers, chasing them off the island. Green orbs or clouds have been reported as well, attributed to the lantern of Chief ...


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    Harrington-Merrill House

    Hutchinson, Minnesota

    36 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Built around 1820, the house is said to be haunted by a Native American Sioux named Little Crow and his son, who were both shot by a farmer while spending the night in the house. Some reports say the son was not killed.


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    Hamlet Park - Dead Man's Pond

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    36.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    36.9 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    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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    Montgomery Golf Club

    Montgomery, Minnesota

    38.5 miles from Maple Plain, MN

    Montgomery Golf Club is home to two ghosts, maybe more. One's identity has been traced to a farmer who once lived on the land and is said to be buried on the first hole of the golf course. His apparition has been spotted in a hat and overalls. The other ...


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    Cottage Grove Cemetery

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    39.3 miles from Maple Plain, MN

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


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