Haunted Places in Athens, Wisconsin



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    Wasau Club

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    22.4 miles from Athens, WI

    The building is haunted by the ghost of a lady named Martha, who hung herself in a guest bedroom in the west wing of the building. She is seen on the staircase and in doorways of the building. Cold spots have been reported, as well as lights going on and ...


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    Grand Theater

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    22.4 miles from Athens, WI

    Grand Theater began in 1928, and is the site of many an unexplained noise or sight. The ghost in residence, according to eyewitnesses of apparitions, is a former theater manager who passed away more than a decade ago but apparently wasn't ready to quit his job.


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    Wasau Downtown Airport

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    23 miles from Athens, WI

    Former airport manager Archie Towle haunts an airport hangar and his former residence at the airport, where numerous reports of ghostly activity have been reported. His shadowy apparition has been seen, as well as faucets going on and off by themselves, pounding on walls when no one is around and ...


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    Boy Scout Lane

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    45 miles from Athens, WI

    Local legend tells of a group of boy scouts that were murdered along this road. While there is no evidence of this actually happening, people still report seeing disembodied faces as well as hearing voices when they travel along this road. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    McMillion Hotel - Vivian Hotel

    Antigo, Wisconsin

    45.6 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    Forest Hill Cemetery

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    45.6 miles from Athens, WI

    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 fail.


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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    45.9 miles from Athens, WI

    This home on the National Register is occupied by "Cookie" the ghost that has been present for several home owners. Smells of cooking have been present, lights turned off and on, objects moved, and animals will not eat in Cookie's kitchen. She is a prankster, but a good ghost to ...


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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    46.2 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    Cottage House Restaurant

    Plover, Wisconsin

    47.7 miles from Athens, WI

    The restaurant was originally called the Sherman House Restaurant, but closed down due to paranormal activity. Glass windows had a habit of shattering, glasses and plates would fly off bars and counters and explode in front of customers. Doors opened and closed by themselves and lights in the offices and ...


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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    53.2 miles from Athens, WI

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


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    Amherst Inn

    Amherst, Wisconsin

    55.9 miles from Athens, WI

    This 1877 bed and breakfast inn's claim to fame is that while it operated as a hotel, John Dillinger visited and had lunch there. He left the waitress a five dollar tip (a lot of money in that day) and has since been immortalized in the establishment's colourful history. ...


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    El Rancho Motel

    Ladysmith, Wisconsin

    59.1 miles from Athens, WI

    Reported sightings of the apparition of a man in a red flannel shirt roaming the hallways of the motel. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Fifield, Wisconsin

    60.8 miles from Athens, WI

    Forest Home Cemetery has many older burials that were moved here from another gravesite that was prone to floods. Visitors have noticed mists around headstones, shadows, orbs, voices, eerie feelings, and anomalies that show up in photos.


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    Tula's Cafe

    Woodruff, Wisconsin

    61.5 miles from Athens, WI

    The ghost of a man who once died on the premises haunts Tula's Café. Witnesses have described a misty figure that appears in the back hallway near the restrooms, near where the man passed away. Cold spots and objects that have been moved also startle witnesses.


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    Nola Cemetery

    Park Falls, Wisconsin

    63.9 miles from Athens, WI

    According to legend, a young girl named Nola was the very first person buried at this cemetery. Some say her spirit lingers here.


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    Mary's Place North

    Woodruff, Wisconsin

    64 miles from Athens, WI

    According to company, a benevolent spirit is located in the basement. Not much is known about him or her. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Amy’s Ritz

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    64.8 miles from Athens, WI

    "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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    James Sheeley House

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    64.9 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    Lake of Torches Casino

    Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

    65.6 miles from Athens, WI

    An aggressive entity has reportedly attacked cleaners in the bingo hall. The apparition of a woman has also been sighted at the casino. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    66.1 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    67.1 miles from Athens, WI

    A woman named Beth is said to haunt the Eagles Club. Beth passed away of a heart attack during a 1985 wedding reception here. She was 65 years old. Now, folks say, those who hold their receptions here can expect an extra guest: Beth's ghost attends every wedding reception held ...


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    Simpson's Restaurant

    Waupaca, Wisconsin

    67.4 miles from Athens, WI

    The eatery dates back to 1932, and some folks, both staff members and customers, have reported seeing the apparitions of what appear to be members of a family inside the premises. The ghosts are said to be friendly and quiet.


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    Banbury Place

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    71.1 miles from Athens, WI

    This bizarre labyrinth of buildings previously housed several factories, as well as an apartment block. It is said to be haunted by former residents and workers of Banbury Place. In Building #13, moans and screams, as well as the hum of an old air conditioning unit have been reported. An ...


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    Old Opera House Site

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    71.4 miles from Athens, WI

    The Old Opera House was built in 1885, and is home to a spirit who moves chairs and closes doors; apparitions of two elderly folks have been spotted standing in corners, watching the staff.


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    Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    71.4 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Kjer Theatre

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    71.5 miles from Athens, WI

    Kjer Theatre founder Earl Kjer is known to haunt his theater by tinkering with the lights and moving the props and the curtains. His apparition has been seen observing performances from his usual seat.


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    Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel

    Keshena, Wisconsin

    71.6 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    Allen Cameron House

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    72 miles from Athens, WI

    The ghost of Allen Cameron is said to haunt the room of the house where his own funeral was held. Objects move without explanation. People report cold spots in that room. Apparently people have also reported that the bed in that particular room of the house “shakes”. Dishes crash to ...


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    Port Townsend Resort - Hillcrest Lodge

    Townsend, Wisconsin

    74.8 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    Little Bohemia Lodge

    Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

    75.8 miles from Athens, WI

    The lodge is famous for its involvement in the 1934 shootout involving John Dillinger's gang. The lodge is believed to be haunted by a civilian who was accidentally shot by the FBI during the shootout. Guests at the lodge have reported hearing unexplained noises, seeing apparitions and have items and ...


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    Headwaters Restaurant and Tavern

    Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

    78.1 miles from Athens, WI

    The restaurant is haunted by the apparition of a lady in a red dress, who employees refuse to talk about. An evil presence is felt in the basement of the restaurant. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Summerwind - Lamont Mansion

    Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin

    86.5 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    Lac Courte Orielles Casino

    Hayward, Wisconsin

    91.8 miles from Athens, WI

    A haunted farmhouse was formerly located on the site of the casino, and reports of disembodied footsteps and sightings of apparitions in the early hours of morning still continue. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Berlin Tannery

    Berlin, Wisconsin

    92.4 miles from Athens, WI

    The tannery hosts paranormal tours throughout the year by appointment. The activity levels in this 75,000 square foot building are staggering, which has been proven by most of the state's leading paranormal groups. Every October, the factory hosts Hallowed Chambers on Friday and Saturday nights which gives the perfect opportunity to ...


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    Pizza Villa - West Salem

    West Salem, Wisconsin

    93 miles from Athens, WI

    Doors shaking, lights flickering, cabinets open and close, dark shadows, spoons rattles, and boxes falling. (Submitted by Keelyn O)


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    Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    98.2 miles from Athens, WI

    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 ...


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    Dartford Cemetery

    Green Lake, Wisconsin

    98.2 miles from Athens, WI

    Dartford Cemetery has been rumored to be haunted for years because of its strange shadowy figures, orbs, unexplained sounds and apparitions of Native Americans and Civil War soldiers. Members of a family that was buried here also are said to show up from time to time. Visitors have described uneasy ...


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    Dungeon of Horrors

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    98.2 miles from Athens, WI

    The Dungeon of Horrors, which originally operated as a haunted house attraction, closed down recently due to the fact that the owner was unable to employ any staff due to reports of real paranormal activity. The apparition of a bespectacled man used to follow employees and visitors around the building, ...


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    Old Holmbo Residence

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    100.3 miles from Athens, WI

    Former owner Nicolai Holmbo hung himself in the front room of the house in 1904, and locals reported sighting his apparition staring down into the street late at night. Screams and moans came out of the building, and strange flashing lights moved around the house, despite the fact that it ...


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    The Paulding Light

    Bruce Crossing, Michigan

    100.7 miles from Athens, WI

    The Paulding Light, aka Dog Meadow Light, has shown up in a valley since the 1960s and was featured on TV's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. Cold spots may accompany the light, which may be a red orb that turns white before it disappears. One legend says it is the ...


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    Del's Bar

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    102.3 miles from Athens, WI

    According to patrons, the bartenders at the bar are willing to dispense ghost stories, including tales of how a male maintenance employee was once told to leave the women's room by an unexplained voice. Giggling voices can also be heard in the bar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bodega Brew Pub

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    102.5 miles from Athens, WI

    The pub has changed ownership many times due to the haunting by former owner Paul Malin. Since his death, reports of activity in the building have included slamming doors, objects moving inexplicably and even the apparition of the deceased former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warehouse Concert Venue

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    102.5 miles from Athens, WI

    We have owned the building for 25 years, operating on the 2nd and 3rd floors as a non-alcohol concert venue. Building was built in 1888, and has in the past had various businesses such as clothing stores, tailor shops, harness shop, general store, with the 2nd floor being ...


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    DiSciascio's - Legacy Grill

    Coon Valley, Wisconsin

    103.1 miles from Athens, WI

    DiSciascio's was an Italian restaurant in operation for 26 years until 2013, when it was replaced by Legacy Grill. The spirits here were first noticed long ago when the building housed a bar. Witnesses have described a ghost lady, who has been nicknamed Mary by restaurant staff, and objects have ...


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    Big River Inn

    Genoa, Wisconsin

    115.7 miles from Athens, WI

    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 TV.


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    Kitchie Cemetery

    Trout Creek, Michigan

    117.9 miles from Athens, WI

    Among the strange, ghostly phenomena reported at Kitchie Cemetery are the sound of chainsaws and screaming and floating orbs around visitors' cars.


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