Haunted Places in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota



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    Pioneer Place on Fifth

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    Pioneer Place on Fifth is a former Elks Lodge, currently a venue for theater and concerts, and it's haunted. The 1913 building has a ghostly elderly man who likes the area near the men's room. Unexplained noises, electrical anomalies, moving objects and other ghost sightings also have been reported.


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    St. Cloud Times

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    At the St. Cloud Times newspaper office, staff have been visited by an apparition of a man in the basement. He sometimes wears a printer's shirt and other times a white shirt and bow tie. The ghost has been known to tinker with the electricity and play banjo music from ...


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    St. Cloud State University

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    2.8 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    Four spots at St. Cloud State University are said to be haunted. One is Shoemaker Hall, where a pregnant student hanged herself in a basement meat locker after having an affair with a janitor. The ghost moves objects, makes clocks flash the wrong numbers, and floats over students' beds. At ...


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    Skatin' Place

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    5.3 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    Skatin’ Place, according to local legend, is home to a ghost named Gilbert who used to live in a farmhouse on this property. Poor Gilbert became trapped and met his demise in the swampy land, but his spirit lingers in the Skatin' Place, turning on and off arcade games and ...


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    College of Saint Benedict - Benedicta Arts Center

    St. Joseph, Minnesota

    7.9 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    The Benedicta Arts Center at the College of Saint Benedict was built in 1964 and is rumored to be home to a tall, ghostly shadow figure. Local legend says it's the spirit of a man named Steve who fell to his death during the building's construction. Steve has shattered lights ...


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    Thayer's Bed and Breakfast

    Annandale, Minnesota

    22.9 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    660th Ave - Gravity Hill

    Watkins, Minnesota

    28.9 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    One of those mysterious gravity-defying sites, legend has it that if you go there and put your car in neutral on the level road, you will be pulled backward. Some witnesses say they have suffered from headaches while on this road.


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    Sturges Park

    Buffalo, Minnesota

    32.6 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Palmer House Hotel

    Sauk Centre, Minnesota

    39.3 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    Reportedly haunted by numerous resident ghosts, from a young boy who is often seen bouncing his ball to a possible former prostitute to a tall, lanky man who appears over your bed. Rooms 11 and 17 are apparently the rooms to rent if you are into a ghostly encounter. ...


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    Fountain Lake

    Delano, Minnesota

    40.3 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Ness Church

    Litchfield, Minnesota

    40.4 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    Legends of ghostly Sioux Indians and a little girl named Annie surround this church. Some say the church lights come on and apparitions can be seen around the grounds.


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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    41.1 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Anoka State Hospital

    Anoka, Minnesota

    46 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Billy's Bar and Grill

    Anoka, Minnesota

    46.5 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Harrington-Merrill House

    Hutchinson, Minnesota

    49.3 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Holy Name Cemetery

    Wayzata, Minnesota

    50.6 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Holbrook Park

    Long Lake, Minnesota

    50.7 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Last Turn Saloon

    Brainerd, Minnesota

    52.8 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    Full-bodied apparitions and EVPs have been reported here.


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    Ferguson’s Cemetery

    Norwood Young America, Minnesota

    55.4 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

    Fridley, Minnesota

    55.4 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Chanhassen Water Tower

    Chaska, Minnesota

    57.9 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    58 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Grant House Hotel and Eatery

    Rush City, Minnesota

    58.5 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    The 1880's historic hotel burnt to the ground just a decade after its construction, but phoenix-like rose from the ashes to form the successful establishment it is today. The building, however, has had a darker past, with tales being told of the days where the hotel operated as a ...


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    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Sauk Rapids,

    59.1 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Cuzzy's Bar and Grill

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    60.2 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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

    60.6 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Dairy Queen

    St. Anthony, Minnesota

    60.9 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    The Buckingham

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    61 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Minneapolis City Hall

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    61 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    The Soap Factory

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    61.3 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Minnesota Institute of the Arts

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    61.6 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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 College of Art and Design

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    61.7 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Old Broadway Food and Spirits

    Alexandria, Minnesota

    61.9 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    The former Old Broadway Food and Spirits, reported to be empty and for sale, is rumored to be haunted. Past employees say inside the building they have experienced cold chills, an apparition of a phantom bartender that shows up on a security camera or in mirrors, and moving objects, such ...


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    Washington Avenue Bridge

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    62.1 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Gibbs Museum Farmhouse

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    63 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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

    64 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Roselawn Cemetery

    Roseville, Minnesota

    65 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Hamline University

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    65 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Milford Mine Disaster Site

    Crosby, Minnesota

    66 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    On Feb. 5, 1924, Milford Mine, a manganese mine, was flooded when Foley Lake rose, killing 41 miners. The site is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the miners who were killed or who witnessed the tragedy.


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    Rudy's Redeye Grill and Hotel

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    66.1 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    College of St. Catherine

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    66.4 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    66.6 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Oakland Cemetery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    67.5 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Griggs Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    67.9 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Minnesota State Capitol

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    67.9 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Marie Schmidt-Bremer House

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    68.3 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Fitzgerald Theater

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    68.4 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    Schmidt Brewery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    68.4 miles from Sauk Rapids, 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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    40 Club Sports Bar and Grill

    Aitkin, Minnesota

    68.4 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    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 ...


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    40 Club Restaurant and Bar

    Aitkin, Minnesota

    68.4 miles from Sauk Rapids, MN

    An upstairs apartment was the unfortunate setting for a 40 Club employee's suicide in 1999, and since then, folks say, strange things have happened at the restaurant. Tom's body was found after he failed to show up for work one day. Now, the jukebox plays songs buy itself(including one that ...


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