Haunted Places in Baraboo, Wisconsin



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    Al Ringling Mansion

    Baraboo, Wisconsin


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    Old Baraboo Inn

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    This renovated, historic pub and grille, and former brewery and brothel, is believed to have many active spirits in the building according to paranormal investigators. Audio recordings of voices and sounds and video of orbs, light flashes, and anomalies have all been captured. Cowboys, a prostitute named Mary, several children, ...


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    Dungeon of Horrors

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    10.9 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    10.9 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Taliesin

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    28.1 miles from Baraboo, WI

    The house (an estate once owned by Frank Lloyd Wright) is haunted by the apparition of a lady in a white gown. Windows open and close by themselves, and late at night, the lights in the building will flash on and off when no one is around.


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    Sanitarium Hill

    Madison, Wisconsin

    29.6 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Sanitarium Hill is an area with an abandoned mansion atop a--you guessed it--hill. It was once the Lakeview Sanitarium (1930-1966), a tuberculosis treatment center, with woods behind it (now known as Lakeview Woods). In a nearby cemetery, folks have reported mists, cold spots, and more; along the trails through the ...


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    Wisconsin State Historical Society

    Madison, Wisconsin

    32.4 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Supposedly, the place is haunted by two ghosts. One is a man who fell asleep at his desk and didn't wake up. The other is a man who committed suicide by falling off the third floor landing onto a marble floor (you can still see the blood in ...


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    Capone's Bar Next Door - The Wonder Bar

    Madison, Wisconsin

    34.3 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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) ...


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    Alpha Omega Distributors

    Madison, Wisconsin

    34.8 miles from Baraboo, WI

    A former employee killed in a car accident is said to be here, usually as a shadow in the corner of employees' eyes. One person has even claimed to have a had a conversation with him. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Beaver Dam Community Theater

    Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    45.5 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Beaver Dam Community Theater is reported to have a ghost of a disgruntled actress. So the story goes, after failing to get a part she wanted, the actress called Lacy hanged herself in the loft. Footsteps, crying and electrical anomalies have been reported around the area.


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    Elsing's Second Hand Shop

    Stoughton, Wisconsin

    46.6 miles from Baraboo, WI

    This 1891 building was formerly a private residence, a restaurant and a hotel, and is rumoured to have some hauntings dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The current owners have reported hearing the sound of glass breaking on the second floor, but upon investigation, nothing is ...


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    Dartford Cemetery

    Green Lake, Wisconsin

    47 miles from Baraboo, 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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    The Walker House

    Mineral Point, Wisconsin

    47.7 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 ...


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    The Berlin Tannery

    Berlin, Wisconsin

    52.4 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Aztalan State Park

    Lake Mills, Wisconsin

    52.5 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Aztalan State Park was created in 1952 on the site of a Mississippian settlement from the 10th to 13th centuries. Around the site's earthen mounds, many strange things are said to have been seen and heard by witnesses. The mounds are believed to be haunted by the spirits of the ...


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    Boscobel Hotel

    Boscobel, Wisconsin

    53.6 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 alike.


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    Eagle Road Cemetery

    Juneau, Wisconsin

    53.8 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Eagle Road Cemetery, aka Evangelical Church Cemetery or Tabor Cemetery, is a hot spot for activity. Witnesses have seen apparitions and felt cold spots and gusts here, and some have seen the Virgin Mary or experienced stigmata (bleeding from the hands and arms) after leaving.


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    Weary Road

    Evansville, Wisconsin

    55.4 miles from Baraboo, WI

    The most realistic story about Weary Road of Evansville Wisconsin involves teenagers "car surfing", not slowing down for a curve in time and being killed when they were ejected off the vehicle into a steep ditch or the creepy treeline. Another involves more teens playing chicken on one of the ...


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    Ludlow Mansion - Idle Hour Farm

    Monroe, Wisconsin

    59.5 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 lights.


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    Flynn Steakhouse

    Brodhead, Wisconsin

    61.7 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Flynn Steakhouse, reported to no longer be in operation, was housed in a building from 1868, and had a haunted, unused hotel upstairs. Misty white formations were known to appear, long believed to be the ghost of Mary, a child who passed away here in the 1860s. Among the strange ...


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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    63.6 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    63.7 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Some folks say a ghostly white woman and flickering white lights haunt Oak Hill Cemetery. Others say not so--the white lady is actually a lifelike, spookily illuminated statue, and the white lights are markers to brighten the walkways. So, is Oak Hill Cemetery haunted, or not? You be the judge!


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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    63.8 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Forest Hill Cemetery

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    64.3 miles from Baraboo, 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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    DiSciascio's - Legacy Grill

    Coon Valley, Wisconsin

    65.7 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Kirk Denmark Theatre - Rock County Theater

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    66.6 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Empty and dark theaters can be spooky because of their large, echoing spaces, but this one may be more so because it's said to have a ghost. A deceased employee, some say a theater instructor or a director, causes lights to go on and off and doors to open and ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

    Whitewater, Wisconsin

    66.8 miles from Baraboo, WI

    There are several spots rumored to cause the hairs on the back of your neck to go up at the University of Wisconsin. One is the Center of the Arts, where apparitions have been spotted, unexplained hammering comes from the metal lab at night and chairs move across the room. ...


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    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    67.8 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 blood.


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    Octagon House

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    68 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 ...


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    Swing Inn

    Ferryville, Wisconsin

    68.2 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 stairs.


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    Retlaw Theater

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    68.3 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Retlaw is Walter spelled backwards. The theater was owned and operated by Walter Schroeder, and he still lingers here in spirit. Witnesses have heard footsteps, clapping, creaking of theater seats, doors that open on their own, and figures that show up in the basement.


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    Retlaw Plaza Hotel

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    68.3 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 noises.


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    Cottage House Restaurant

    Plover, Wisconsin

    68.7 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Simpson's Restaurant

    Waupaca, Wisconsin

    69.4 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Boy Scout Lane

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    69.5 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Grand Opera House

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    71 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 ...


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    New Moon Cafe

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    71.1 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Staff members have claimed to see the apparition of a young man dressed as a bellboy in the downstairs of the building. Many customers have seen the ghost of a elderly woman in the main lobby. A woman by the name of Mrs Paige did in fact die in the ...


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    Amherst Inn

    Amherst, Wisconsin

    71.3 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Nashotah House Theological Seminary

    Nashotah, Wisconsin

    71.6 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 ...


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    Pizza Villa - West Salem

    West Salem, Wisconsin

    73 miles from Baraboo, WI

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


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    Big River Inn

    Genoa, Wisconsin

    74.6 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Max Meier's Hartland Inn

    Hartland, Wisconsin

    74.7 miles from Baraboo, WI

    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 ...


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    The Ably House

    Scales Mound, Illinois

    76.2 miles from Baraboo, WI

    There were allegedly some murders that took place in this old home, and it is said that the spirits of the dead still remain within its walls.


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    Effigy Mounds

    Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    77.1 miles from Baraboo, WI

    The historic Indian Mounds are said to be haunted by the spirits of the Native Americans. Residents who live nearby have reported ghostly moans on the wind at night.


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    Tabernacle Cemetery

    Waukesha, Wisconsin

    77.2 miles from Baraboo, WI

    The 1842 Tabernacle Cemetery is said to be haunted. The apparition of a man has been seen next to a tree right behind the cemetery sign, and flashes of unexplained light have been seen flashing or shining on visitors. Because of vandalism, the public is not allowed on the property and ...


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    Old Holmbo Residence

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    78.9 miles from Baraboo, 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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    Deacon West Octagon House

    Pewaukee, Wisconsin

    79 miles from Baraboo, WI

    Some people believe that the builder of this manor killed his wife. Guests have reported voices and sometimes see apparitions. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Matthias Ham House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    79.4 miles from Baraboo, WI

    No one knows exactly who is haunting the Matthias Ham museum, but ghostly tales abound. People have felt icy drafts in rooms that are closed, objects move and lights turn on independently of any explainable source. People also claim to hear strange noises and occasional whispering. One of ...


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    Desoto House Hotel

    Galena, Illinois

    80.8 miles from Baraboo, WI

    The 1855 DeSoto House Hotel boasts such esteemed former guests as Abraham Lincoln and William Jennings Bryan. It was also the presidential campaign headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant, among others. Although the identity of the ghosts here is unknown, many folks have reported phantom cigar smoke, voices in the halls, ...


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    Otto's Place

    Galena, Illinois

    80.9 miles from Baraboo, WI

    This quaint restaurant is haunted by Otto Sallman, the namesake of the establishment. A former tenant and café owner, his apparition has been seen walking the railroad tracks adjacent to the building. The current owners believe he is a welcoming spirit, who simply intends to greet customers to his ...


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