Haunted Places in Darfur, Minnesota



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    Lambrecht's Gift Store

    New Ulm, Minnesota

    26.1 miles from Darfur, MN

    This gift store is housed in a historic building, which has a darker history in relation to the murder of a woman that occurred in the building many years before. The apparition of a pale-faced woman with a terrified expression has been seen knocking on the window of the ...


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    Loon Lake Cemetery

    Jackson, Minnesota

    38.4 miles from Darfur, MN

    Loon Lake Cemetery is said to be haunted--and dangerous. According to local lore, three witches were violently executed and were buried here, but not before threatening to curse anyone who desecrated their graves. Mary Jane, beheaded in 1881, was said to be the most powerful of the witches. Legend has ...


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    R.D Hubbard House Museum

    Mankato, Minnesota

    42 miles from Darfur, MN

    This historic mansion is currently operated as a museum by the Blue Earth County Historical Society, and staff claim that even after the building has closed down for the night, some still walk the halls of the old house. Visitors claim to have heard ghostly laughter, running footsteps in ...


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    Minnesota State University Mankato

    Mankato, Minnesota

    42.2 miles from Darfur, MN

    Minnesota State University Mankato is said to have a ghost who rings buzzers and another who steals toilet paper in the Crawford Dorm. And in the Crawford-McElroy Complex, there is a ghost stuck in the 1960s who goes on panty raids.


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    Calvary Cemetery

    Mankato, Minnesota

    43.6 miles from Darfur, MN

    At Calvary Cemetery, you can find the visuals for many stories told by school kids. There are several about an evil doctor who appears as a ghost-devil, and some about Hell Road, a nearby path where animal sacrifices were allegedly performed. Ghost hunters determined that no such devilish behavior really ...


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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Estherville, Iowa

    45.1 miles from Darfur, MN

    A couple of spooky stories surround this cemetery's hill, and the fact that your car, when put in neutral, will seem to travel up it by itself. According to one story, a car full of football players was in an accident here when the car stalled. While they were pushing ...


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    Vicksburg Cemetery

    Renville, Minnesota

    46.5 miles from Darfur, MN

    Vicksburg Cemetery is said to have a glowing tombstone whose grave sports bleeding flowers in spring.


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    Green Lawn Cemetery - CSAH 20 Cemetery

    St. Peter, Minnesota

    47.8 miles from Darfur, MN

    Green Lawn Cemetery, aka CSAH (County State Aid Highway) 20 Cemetery and Traverse de Sioux Cemetery, is rumored to be haunted and a spot for animal sacrifices. People have reported apparitions, photo anomalies and other strange phenomena here.


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    Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum

    Elysian, Minnesota

    58.7 miles from Darfur, MN

    Some odd things have been reported at this museum: disembodied voices, a typewriter and a record player that worked by themselves, and a service bell that rang on its own.


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    Harrington-Merrill House

    Hutchinson, Minnesota

    62.5 miles from Darfur, 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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    Moose Pond

    Spencer, Iowa

    65.5 miles from Darfur, MN

    Locals tell a story of harrowing events that happen at 8:47 p.m. on December 23. If you visit the iced-over pond on that night, you can hear pounding on the ice and hear the screams of a young boy trapped beneath the ice. According to the story, the young boy ...


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    Lot Behind Nauss Oil

    Emmetsburg, Iowa

    65.5 miles from Darfur, MN

    A motel once stood in this vacant lot, but it has since been demolished. The foundation/drive-/walkway is still there. Locals say the spirit of an old man in a plaid shirt and chinos walks along the way, stopping several times as if he is checking to make sure the motel ...


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    Ferguson’s Cemetery

    Norwood Young America, Minnesota

    66.3 miles from Darfur, 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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    Montgomery Golf Club

    Montgomery, Minnesota

    68.4 miles from Darfur, MN

    Montgomery Golf Club is home to two ghosts, maybe more. One's identity has been traced to a farmer who once lived on the land and is said to be buried on the first hole of the golf course. His apparition has been spotted in a hat and overalls. The other ...


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    Gypsy Cemetery - Union Township Cemetery

    Algona, Iowa

    69.2 miles from Darfur, MN

    This small gypsy cemetery is said to be haunted by a gypsy queen, who is guarded by a murder of crows. Legend has it that in the 1800s gypsies came through here often with their wagons. If any member of their group was sick and dying, they would simply bury ...


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    Old Taunton Catholic Cemetery

    Taunton, Minnesota

    71.1 miles from Darfur, MN

    Reports say that the apparition of a 12-year-old girl in a rocking chair was seen rocking next to her grave.


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    Plum Creek Pits

    Algona, Iowa

    72.2 miles from Darfur, MN

    Locals say a little boy's ghost appears at this popular fishing spot. Some say the boy was once accidentally impaled by a stick when he fell while running nearby. The ghost has been seen walking along the bank of the pit.


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    Ness Church

    Litchfield, Minnesota

    73.1 miles from Darfur, 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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    Pipestone County Museum

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    73.6 miles from Darfur, MN

    Housed in a building that was once the city hall, the museum is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little blonde girl who appears wearing a blue 19th-century dress and white apron. Footsteps and stomping are also heard, and reports say the ghost of the old doctor ...


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    Calumet Historic Hotel

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    73.6 miles from Darfur, MN

    This historic hotel was erected during the nineteenth century to serve as a railroad stopover for the railway industry which at the time was the lifeblood of the township. The hotel featured two especially haunted rooms, which are always in demand by paranormal investigators and enthusiasts visiting the very ...


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    Palace Theatre

    Luverne, Minnesota

    73.6 miles from Darfur, MN

    The Palace Theater was built by Herman Jochims in 1915, and his wife Maude played piano to accompany the silent films shown there. Her ghost is said to remain here playing the pipe organ, even though it no longer works. Both Herman and Maude have been seen as apparitions, and ...


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    Little Africa - Geigel Woods

    Algona, Iowa

    77.1 miles from Darfur, MN

    This site is said to be very active with spirits, in part because the old bridge was the site of two hangings. Car accidents have been caused by apparitions standing in the middle of the road. Also, at the old farm house, the husband is said to have killed the ...


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    Grotto of the Redemption

    West Bend, Iowa

    77.6 miles from Darfur, MN

    This sacred site was constructed over a 42-year period, beginning in 1912, using semiprecious stones from every state in the U.S. and every world region. The Christmas Chapel contains a 300-lb. amethyst, and Bethlehem Cave contains 65 tons of petrified wood. The spiritual place has tons of statues depicting the ...


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    Chanhassen Water Tower

    Chaska, Minnesota

    82.8 miles from Darfur, 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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    Fountain Lake

    Delano, Minnesota

    83 miles from Darfur, 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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    660th Ave - Gravity Hill

    Watkins, Minnesota

    83.1 miles from Darfur, 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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    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Darfur,

    85.2 miles from Darfur, 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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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    88.3 miles from Darfur, 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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    Holbrook Park

    Long Lake, Minnesota

    89.4 miles from Darfur, 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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    Sturges Park

    Buffalo, Minnesota

    90.5 miles from Darfur, 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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    Thayer's Bed and Breakfast

    Annandale, Minnesota

    90.7 miles from Darfur, 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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    Buddy Holly Memorial

    Clear Lake, Iowa

    92.7 miles from Darfur, MN

    Buddy Holly may be alive beyond the grave. According to reports, some have seen a phantom plane crashing that matches the one involved in the 1959 tragedy. Also, 3 orbs have been caught on tape in the spot where Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens died.


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    Holy Name Cemetery

    Wayzata, Minnesota

    92.8 miles from Darfur, 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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    American Theatre

    Cherokee, Iowa

    96.8 miles from Darfur, MN

    Staff at the theatre maintain that it is haunted by previous owner Mr. Goldie. A seat has been seen rocking, slowly, all by itself, and it is said that the theatre's employees have many more stories to tell.


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    Cherokee Mental Health Institute Cemetery

    Cherokee, Iowa

    96.9 miles from Darfur, MN

    Behind the MHI on the north side there Is a locked gate about 4 feet tall, if you follow that path down about a foot ball field distance you should cross a small bridge,and there is a small cemetery that is home to nameless graves. It is said that if you ...


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    Humboldt County Historical Museum

    Humboldt, Iowa

    97.4 miles from Darfur, MN

    Lights are seen in the building at night and some people claim the ghost of a man who drowned in the nearby river has also been spotted roaming the grounds.


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    Swope Hall - Buena Vista University

    Storm Lake, Iowa

    99.1 miles from Darfur, MN

    A ghost named Mary is said to haunt this hall. Legend says her house once stood in the very spot where Swope Hall stands today. She died of lead poisoning, which caused her to become mentally unstable and leap from a 3rd-story window. Phenomema experienced here involve the opening and ...


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    Skatin' Place

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    106.4 miles from Darfur, 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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    Billy's Bar and Grill

    Anoka, Minnesota

    106.6 miles from Darfur, 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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    Anoka State Hospital

    Anoka, Minnesota

    107.6 miles from Darfur, 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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