Haunted Places in Brownsville, Minnesota



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    Warehouse Concert Venue

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    8.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Bodega Brew Pub

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    8.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Del's Bar

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    8.4 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Big River Inn

    Genoa, Wisconsin

    8.7 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Old Holmbo Residence

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    10.5 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    DiSciascio's - Legacy Grill

    Coon Valley, Wisconsin

    13.1 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Pizza Villa - West Salem

    West Salem, Wisconsin

    17.1 miles from Brownsville, MN

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


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    Swing Inn

    Ferryville, Wisconsin

    25.9 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Winona State University

    Winona, Minnesota

    30.4 miles from Brownsville, MN

    At Winona State College, two halls are rumored to be haunted. On Lourdes Hall's 3rd floor, posters and pictures have been moved or taken off the wall, doors close and lock on their own, and voices can be heard when no one is there. On the 4th floor, which was ...


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    Pieces of the Past

    Winona, Minnesota

    30.4 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Pieces of the Past is an antique store housed in an 1850s building that's the setting for many a local legend. It has housed many businesses, including a law office and a brothel (and at the same time). At the brothel, so the stories say, one of the women was ...


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    362 Cummings Street

    Winona, Minnesota

    31.3 miles from Brownsville, MN

    The house at 362 Cummings Street is rumored to be haunted. Some of the things witnesses have experienced here include shadowy figures, moving objects, locked doors opening on their own, crashing sounds, and banging from the basement.


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    St. Mary's College - Heffron Hall

    Winona, Minnesota

    31.9 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Heffron Hall at St. Mary's College is known to have a ghost, that of Father Louis Lesches, who murdered Bishop Patrick Heffron in 1915, and who may have been involved in the suspicious burning death of Rev. Edward Lynch in 1931. Witnesses have seen apparitions, experienced cold spots, and had ...


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    Mrs B's Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Lanesboro, Minnesota

    34.9 miles from Brownsville, MN

    It just wouldn't be a haunted inn without a famous ghost, and this delightful historic bed and breakfast is allegedly haunted by Buffalo Bill, where he stayed the night on several occasions. In Room #001 (River Song Room), a curious apparition has been reported. Guests have reported seeing a shadowy ...


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    Porter House Museum

    Decorah, Iowa

    37.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Actual details of this haunting are vague and hard to come by. Most accounts simply refer to "playful spirits" who inhabit this estate, without any specifics on the actual details. If you've encountered any ghostly activity while visiting the museum, drop us a line and share some details!


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    Regents Center - Luther College

    Decorah, Iowa

    37.3 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Students tell the story of an unfortunate janitor at this sports facility who committed suicide in the 1990s. Staff members have reported seeing his ghost.


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    Larsen Hall - Luther College

    Decorah, Iowa

    37.4 miles from Brownsville, MN

    The third floor is said to be haunted by Gertrude, a ghost who likes to pull fire alarms and hide students' belongings, or replace students' clothing with old-fashioned versions. She is reported to be the spirit of a prospective student of the college who was killed by a car while ...


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    Effigy Mounds

    Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    42.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Conover Road Ghost Family

    Ridgeway, Iowa

    45.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Acoording to local lore, a family of four once died near a group of evergreen trees along the road. Their four shadowy apparitions have been seen near the place.


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    Boscobel Hotel

    Boscobel, Wisconsin

    48.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    West Union Hardee's

    West Union, Iowa

    57.3 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Reports say that highways were built over the old cemetery, which lies about where the Hardee's stands. Employees have heard their names being called when they were alone, have felt cold spots, and have had things misplaced. Some accounts tell of a Ouija board incident in which a spirit inhabited ...


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    Lover's Leap

    Elkader, Iowa

    57.8 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Local legend says that in the early 1830s, a young man named Lou Millville became friendly with the Native Americans who lived nearby, especially the chief's daughter White Cloud. One day, Lou followed two braves into the woods to learn the whereabouts of some nearby lead mines. He was discovered, ...


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    Anderson House Hotel

    Wabasha, Minnesota

    60.7 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Parts of this historic bed and breakfast inn date back to the 1850's, and it's not surprise that the place is said to be haunted. The most famous ghost in the old-fashioned establishment is a female spirit known as 'Sarah'. It is said that she was under the impression ...


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    Quarry Hill Nature Center

    Rochester, Minnesota

    61.7 miles from Brownsville, MN

    The wooden "dead man's bridge" is, according to local legend, where a man hanged himself in the 1960s. Other eerie things on the premises are a small cemetery and several caves that are rumored to be haunted.


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    The Kahler Hotel

    Rochester, Minnesota

    63.3 miles from Brownsville, MN

    The ghosts of former Mayo Clinic patients are said to haunt the hotel, causing eerie sounds and smells and quick temperature changes.


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    Mossy Glen Hollow

    Strawberry Point, Iowa

    67.3 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Pearl Shine, a woman who in 1936 conspired with her hired hand to kill her husband, is said to haunt this peaceful area. Pearl was caught, tried, and convicted, and she died in prison. Other ghosts here include a man who committed suicide by walking into the muddy bog, and ...


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    Franklin Hotel

    Strawberry Point, Iowa

    70.9 miles from Brownsville, MN

    This 1900’s hotel is believed to be haunted by two ghosts, including that of a woman named Lily and of a former merchant. Singing voice, and the apparition of a woman in a ballroom outfit (most likely Lily) have been seen on various floors of the hotel. Objects move around ...


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    Taliesin

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    71.7 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    University of Wisconsin - Kjer Theatre

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    77.1 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Allen Cameron House

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    77.7 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Old Opera House Site

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    77.8 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Mantorville Opera House

    Kasson, Minnesota

    77.9 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Built in 1918, the Mantorville Opera House building has been a club, a speakeasy, a silent movie house, a skating rink, a city hall and a civic center. It is believed to be haunted by several spirits, including former actors and entertainers and a woman who the staff nicknamed Ellen. ...


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    Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    78 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Banbury Place

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    78.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    The Walker House

    Mineral Point, Wisconsin

    80.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Children of Iron Hill

    Charles City, Iowa

    81.4 miles from Brownsville, MN

    According to local lore, in the 1920s there was a fiery train crash that killed many passengers. One car was full of orphan children who perished in the fires. It is said that the ghost children can still be heard crying, and sometimes the smell of burning is detected. Some ...


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    Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    82.3 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Riverside Cemetery

    Charles City, Iowa

    82.5 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Visitors here have reported dark figures and a feeling of being watched. The ghost of a Native American is said to have been seen -- perhaps it is he who keeps an eye on the place.


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    Stagecoach Inn Museum

    Manchester, Iowa

    83.6 miles from Brownsville, MN

    The Stagecoach House, formerly an inn and a museum, is now a private residence, so please respect the owners' privacy. The building is said to be haunted by the Baker family, who used to own and run the museum and are buried in a nearby graveyard.


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    Pettlon Family House

    Manchester, Iowa

    84 miles from Brownsville, MN

    This home was built by the Pettlon family back in 1913, and has been in the family all that time. It is now for sale as of 2014. A member of the Pettlon family has shared with us her paranormal experiences there: "Visiting my Grandmother in the family home ...


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    Elk Mound Tower

    Elk Mound, Wisconsin

    84.3 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    85.4 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    James Sheeley House

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    85.8 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Amy’s Ritz

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    85.8 miles from Brownsville, MN

    "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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    Matthias Ham House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    86.4 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    St. James Hotel

    Red Wing, Minnesota

    86.6 miles from Brownsville, MN

    The hotel building was built in 1875, and several spirits are believed to haunt it. The first is a hostile entity that haunts all floors of the building, and which has been known to attack guests and to slam doors. The second apparition is that of a lady in a ...


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    The Devil's Punchbowl

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    86.7 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Visitors have heard strange noises and experienced unexplained temperature drops here. Balls of light are sometimes seen and some legends even talk about people encountering gnomes; guests who joke about these entities say their cars suddenly won't start upon returning back. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    86.9 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Mary Frances Hall - Clarke College

    Dubuque, Iowa

    87 miles from Brownsville, MN

    Called Mary Fran by students, this hall was built in 1924 and is said to be haunted by school founder Mary Frances Clarke. Students have experienced unexplained footsteps in the hall and an uneasy feeling of being watched, and they have seen a shrouded apparition near the chapel. In other ...


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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    87.2 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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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    Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    87.8 miles from Brownsville, MN

    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 ...


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