Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin

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    EMF Rating: 90.0

    The Historic Karsten Inn - Kewaunee Inn

    Kewaunee, Wisconsin
    Among the eerie occurrences reported here are orbs, mists, strange things that appear in photos, apparitions, cold and hot spots, phantom aromas, and many sounds, including whispering, flute-playing, moving furniture, breaking glass, and a child's running footsteps. The sound of a woman sobbing is...
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    EMF Rating: 87.5

    The American Club

    Kohler, Wisconsin
    At this hotel, one guest saw a man in the hallway wearing dirty and torn flannel short and pants. He attempted to speak to the man but got no response. The security camera got pictures of the guest speaking to someone who wasn't there. Also, the east wing, the hotel's oldest portion, is said to be...
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    EMF Rating: 86.4

    The Rave - Eagles Club

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    This music hall and club was originally built in the 1920s as an all-make athletic club. Inside, the ghost of a little girl laughing has been seen and heard, and things have been thrown off the roof by disembodied hands. It is said that in the basement folks experience a strong smell of bleach and...
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    EMF Rating: 84.6

    Summerwind - Lamont Mansion

    Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin
    The mansion was once a summer house for the family of Robert Lamont. It is said that a ghost appeared to Lamont, and, thinking it was an intruder, he fired a bullet at it, evidence of which stayed for years in a wooden basement door. After he passed away and a new family moved in, they experienced...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Maribel Hotel

    Maribel, Wisconsin
    Rumor has it that this hotel, originally built in the 1800s as a resort, may once have been owned by Al Capone. Its nickname is Motel Hell because of all the strange happenings that occur here. For one thing, the whole place is said to glow by the light of a full moon, a ghostly reminder of a 1920s...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin
    The church and cemetery are reported to be haunted by angry spirits. Legend has it that in the early 1900s, the church accidentally burned to the ground killing over 30 people, who have haunted the rebuilt church since. Another legend says in the 1950s, a woman hanged herself in the bell tower...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Forest Hill Cemetery

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
    Weirdness at this cemetery includes phantom babies crying in the infant section, apparitions, voices that call the names of cemetery visitors, and a monument that causes mechanical objects to...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Retlaw Plaza Hotel

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    Locals tell about the murder of a former property owner on the site, and say his apparition, among others', have been spotted here. The ghost likes to turn on the water and lights, scream and make...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Hearthstone Historic House Museum

    Appleton, Wisconsin
    According to reports, when the staff come in to open the museum for the day, they always say good morning to former owner Mr. Priest. The ghost of A.W. Priest is believed to reside here; witnesses have heard unexplained sneezing and felt as if they were being watched....
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Amy’s Ritz

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
    "Small brown men" have been reported by witnesses in this bar, housed in an 1880s building that was converted to a tavern around 1933. If that's not unusual enough, things seem to move from one place to another when you're not looking, and doors are known to lock on their...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Brewbaker's Pub

    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    According to local rumors, the pub is haunted by a ghost whose footsteps can be heard at night. Flashing lights also are said to come from the building when it is...
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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    Northland College - Memorial Hall

    Ashland, Wisconsin
    Northland College Memorial Hall, a women’s dorm, is said to be haunted. Witnesses say the apparition of a student who jumped to her death down an elevator shaft has been seen, and she does not appear to like men. Some folks suppose that her boyfriend pushed her down the elevator shaft. Also,...
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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    Burlington Cemetery

    Burlington, Wisconsin
    Visitors at Burlington Public Cemetery have described a feeling of being watched or followed--or even chased--by something...
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    EMF Rating: 77.8

    Evergreen Inn Hotel - Manitowoc Place

    Manitowoc, Wisconsin
    Once the historic Evergreen Inn Hotel, Manitowoc Place is known for its many ghosts. There have reportedly been a great many deaths here, which some surmise have led to the hauntings. Witnesses have reported pounding noises, blood that appears on the floors (apparently a remnant from a long-ago...
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    EMF Rating: 77.8

    Brumder Mansion

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    This 1910 brick Gothic/Victorian mansion is said to be haunted by several entities, both male and female. Witnesses have experienced apparitions, electronic voice phenomena and odd things showing up in photos. The Blue Room is one that is said to be especially active. Some of the haunts have been...
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    EMF Rating: 77.8

    Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel

    Keshena, Wisconsin
    A strange tale is told here of three children who were seen running around as if playing tag in a restricted area of the hotel. They were seen on a surveillance camera, but when security checked it out, the children were nowhere to be found, though still visible on the camera...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Boscobel Hotel

    Boscobel, Wisconsin
    This hotel's claim to fame is that it was the spot where the Gideon's Bible originated. The ghost of Adam Bobel, the hotel's original builder, has been seen here by employees and guests...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Ferrante's Grafton Hotel

    Grafton, Wisconsin
    At the Italian restaurant here, witnesses have reported the sound of footsteps that seem to follow you in the basement, music playing upstairs when no one is there, and cabinet doors that open and shut on their own. There also have been sightings of ghostly figures in the...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

    Menomonie, Wisconsin
    The center is believed to be haunted by the ghost who may be Mabel herself. She was the daughter of Captain Andrew and Bertha Tainter, who built the nonprofit theater for the community after their beloved daughter died at age 19. Other ghosts have been reported here as well, including apparitions...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Forest Home Cemetery

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    The 1850 Forest Home Cemetery, established over a former Indian village and burial ground, is said to be home to many strange happenings. The large graveyard contains more than 110,000 gravesites including many famous names, including beer barons such as Jacob Best and Frederick Pabst of Pabst...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    James Sheeley House

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
    A former blacksmith shop, the 1860s building was converted to a saloon and boarding house by John B. Paul. Its name comes from Irish immigrant James Sheeley who, with his wife Kate, bought the building and took over in 1905. In 2001 when the building was being cleaned and touched up, the new owner...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Pioneers Rest Cemetery - Bandli Graveyard

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    Local legends abound about this cemetery known as Pioneers Rest Cemetery or Bandli Graveyard (after the family who maintains it). One says that a man killed his wife and four children and then hanged himself in his barn, next to the graveyard. Another claims that a Satanic cult used the barn for...
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    EMF Rating: 72.0

    St. Killian's Catholic Cemetery

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
    Reported here have been a ghostly priest, a ringing bell, strange noises and footsteps, and mysterious mists. The bell is said to be from a phantom church, which used to stand nearby but was burned down a few decades ago, reports say. Some say the church basement was used for devil worship, leading...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    The Walker House

    Mineral Point, Wisconsin
    The magnificent stone hotel and restaurant dates back to the 1800s. It is said that the hauntings here may stem from a man during that century who was hanged from a tree outside by an angry mob after he stole a horse from his neighbor. Witnesses to the hauntings have seen floating heads and felt...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Port Townsend Resort - Hillcrest Lodge

    Townsend, Wisconsin
    The elderly Dr. Fred is the well-known ghostly resident at this 1940s lodge. He once lived on the third floor, but was hit by a car on the road in front of the lodge. He died from his injuries, but never left the place. He makes himself known by slamming doors, opening locked windows and moving...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Max Meier's Hartland Inn

    Hartland, Wisconsin
    Once a hotel and restaurant, the upstairs rooms are no longer in use. The restaurant is still open, however. At the early 1900s building, staff members have seen the apparition of a little girl in a Victorian sailor outfit in the basement and heard loud screams, which also came from the basement....
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    The Pfister Hotel

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    This well-known four-diamond luxury hotel is said to be haunted by former owner Mr. Pfister himself. His ghost is sometimes seen walking in the hallways with his...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
    According to local legend, a girl called Molly once lived above the saloon, and her ghost now haunts the establishment. Witnesses say they have heard voices near the stage, have seen apparitions of figures in period clothing in the saloon mirrors, and have felt cold spots and seen kegs move by...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Grand Opera House

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Built in 1883, the Victorian Grand Opera House is still in operation and has a few haunts in residence. One is believed to be Percy Keene, a longtime employee here (from 1895 to 1967). He has shown up as a smiling ghost wearing shiny round glasses. Mysterious footsteps have been heard around the...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
    After new owners bought the Irvine Pub in 2008, they closed it for a few days for renovations. This is when strange things began to happen, such as apparitions, bar stools being knocked over, and electrical items going on the fritz. A paranormal investigation turned up the fact that a former owner...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Galloway House and Village

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    The 1880 Galloway House, a 30-room mansion that is part of a historic park, is said to be haunted by unseen presences who clatter in the kitchen, giggle in the upstairs playroom, and converse with each other throughout the...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Capone's Bar Next Door - The Wonder Bar

    Madison, Wisconsin
    It was called The Wonder Bar in the 1920s, and the Bar Next Door has now been renamed to that original name. The establishment is said to be haunted. Built originally by Roger "The Terrible" Touhy. The Touhy brothers' place was a hangout for gangsters, and Eddy Touhy (Roger's brother) is rumored to...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Swing Inn

    Ferryville, Wisconsin
    On nights when business is slow, the apparition of a prostitute nicknamed Blue Moon may show up. She can be heard walking up and down the...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Big River Inn

    Genoa, Wisconsin
    This 1879 inn has a haunted restaurant. The ghost is said to be a former employee named Kenny who makes himself known by hiding things in the kitchen and turning on the...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Appleton Curling Club

    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Witnesses at Appleton Curling Club have heard disembodied footsteps and seen chairs and glasses fall over on their own in the pub. The place is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a former...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Jay Road - Seven Bridges Road

    Random Lake, Wisconsin
    According to local legend, a woman was jogging through the swampy section of Jay Road when a drunken driver struck and killed her, knocking her into the swamp. Her body was never recovered, and now, folks say, her spirit haunts the area. Some have seen a haze or the apparition of a woman in a...
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    EMF Rating: 57.1

    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
    Legend here surrounds a large statue of a young girl and a cross. It is said that her apparition appears from the statue and drowns itself in Lac La Belle, or that her statue's hands drip...
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    EMF Rating: 57.1

    Lawrence House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
    Reports say that the inn was once a home where the wealthy would send their mentally disabled children to live. Witnesses have heard the eerie residual sounds of screaming and crying children in several...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    McMillion Hotel - Vivian Hotel

    Antigo, Wisconsin
    Originally the Vivian Hotel and often misspelled as McMillan Hotel, this establishment was closed in 2003 and demolished in 2007. The hotel, built in 1887, was said to be haunted by its original owner, who had committed suicide in Room 21. If his ghost remained here, he was probably not alone:...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Ludlow Mansion - Idle Hour Farm

    Monroe, Wisconsin
    Once part of the Underground Railroad, the historic house is believed to be haunted by former owner Lady Ludlow. Witnesses have seen her apparition in the back hallway and experienced mysteriously floating objects, cold spots and flickering...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
    Folks in the know will tell you that the Shanghai Room, in the 1950s, was a bar in which a female bartender was stabbed to death. Witnesses say the lights flicker, the doors close on their own, the air is extremely cold, and the smell of blood is detectable from within 20 feet of the...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Yankee Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Plymouth, Wisconsin
    Two of the buildings at this b&b inn are said to be haunted: The Gilbert Huson House and the Henry Huson House. Staff has reported hearing footsteps and the sound of objects dropping. It is said that the staff members are afraid to work in these buildings by themselves because of eerie feelings...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Fairlawn Mansion and Museum

    Superior, Wisconsin
    The 42-room Victorian mansion and museum are haunted by a ghost who is often mistaken for a museum guide. She is dressed in period costume like the real guides, but folks feel a cold chill when she is around. The ghost is believed by some to have been a former servant girl who was murdered by her...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    The historic building that houses this restaurant and bar is believed to be haunted by a man who hanged himself here in the early 1900s. The man has appeared as an apparition and has been known to throw or break beer bottles, open and close doors, and move objects to unexpected places. His...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Octagon House

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    The historic 12-room home, actually shaped like an octagon, is believed to be haunted. Operating now as a museum, it is said to be home to the spirit of a young boy whose aparition has been seen throughout the house. Witnesses also report items that are moved or disappear, doors that open and close...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Buffalo Ridge Road

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
    The north end of Buffalo Ridge Road becomes a dirt road. The story tells that a man hung himself here, and with so much grief, the wife murdered her three children. One boy, a girl, and a baby. If you drive slow on the dirt road at night, it is said to be haunted. I went on there the other night...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Sunset Playhouse

    Elm Grove, Wisconsin
    Sunset Playhouse is believed to be haunted by local actor Lester L. Schultz, nicknamed Pinky, who died of a heart attack as he left the stage in 1968. He was a former Marine who had been with the playhouse since 1960. His ghost continues to be accepted and active in the theater, and he likes to...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Lawrence Cemetery

    De Pere, Wisconsin
    Lawrence Cemetery, aka Cady Cemetery, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have seen orbs, eerie lights and a strange fog and heard growling and other unexplained noises. ...
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    EMF Rating: 40.0

    Hammill House

    Spooner, Wisconsin
    Railroad and newspaper man and "Father of Spooner" Frank Hammill, although he died in 1922, is believed to still reside in his house. Owners through the years have reported that he still watches over...
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    EMF Rating: 33.3

    Nola Cemetery

    Park Falls, Wisconsin
    According to legend, a young girl named Nola was the very first person buried at this cemetery. Some say her spirit lingers...
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    EMF Rating: 33.3

    Elk Mound Tower

    Elk Mound, Wisconsin
    According to local folklore, a dragon is buried under Elk Mound and a ghost haunts Elk Mound Tower. Witnesses have reported screams, howls, laughter, eerie lights, unexplained mists, and a nauseated feeling after visiting....
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    EMF Rating: 25.0

    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin
    Reports say the old building's basement, where the restroom lies, once was a jail. Witnesses have described an uncomfortable, oppressive feeling in the...
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    EMF Rating: 25.0

    Michigan Island Lighthouse

    La Pointe, Wisconsin
    Michigan Island Lighthouse is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a former lighthouse keeper who was killed during a storm when the heavy metal door slammed shut on him. Now, during bad storms, witnesses say the door slams shut twice, even if it is already closed and...