Haunted Places in Delavan, Minnesota



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    Minnesota State University Mankato

    Mankato, Minnesota

    26.2 miles from Delavan, 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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    R.D Hubbard House Museum

    Mankato, Minnesota

    27.2 miles from Delavan, 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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    Calvary Cemetery

    Mankato, Minnesota

    28.3 miles from Delavan, 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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    Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum

    Elysian, Minnesota

    34.5 miles from Delavan, 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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    Green Lawn Cemetery - CSAH 20 Cemetery

    St. Peter, Minnesota

    41.5 miles from Delavan, 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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    Lambrecht's Gift Store

    New Ulm, Minnesota

    43.7 miles from Delavan, 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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    West Hills

    Owatonna, Minnesota

    44.8 miles from Delavan, MN

    Ghosts of orphaned children are rumored to linger in this former orphanage, laughing audibly. Witnesses also have seen the floor move and warp and smelled phantom cigar smoke. Books also have moved, temperature has been known to change drastically, and phone calls have been made to the police department from ...


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    Gypsy Cemetery - Union Township Cemetery

    Algona, Iowa

    44.9 miles from Delavan, 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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    It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

    Owatonna, Minnesota

    45.1 miles from Delavan, MN

    The bar called It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere is said to be haunted. Reports say the apparition of a man in old-fashioned duds and a puddle of blood appear out of nowhere. The bar was a funeral home and a used furniture store in past incarnations.


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    Plum Creek Pits

    Algona, Iowa

    46.3 miles from Delavan, 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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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Estherville, Iowa

    48.9 miles from Delavan, 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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    Buddy Holly Memorial

    Clear Lake, Iowa

    49.5 miles from Delavan, 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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    Little Africa - Geigel Woods

    Algona, Iowa

    51 miles from Delavan, 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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    Montgomery Golf Club

    Montgomery, Minnesota

    52.2 miles from Delavan, 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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    Lot Behind Nauss Oil

    Emmetsburg, Iowa

    55.9 miles from Delavan, 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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    Loon Lake Cemetery

    Jackson, Minnesota

    56.2 miles from Delavan, 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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    Grotto of the Redemption

    West Bend, Iowa

    59.5 miles from Delavan, 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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    St. Olaf College

    Northfield, Minnesota

    63.4 miles from Delavan, MN

    The four buildings rumored to be haunted at St. Olaf College are Hilleboe Hall, where children singing and playing piano have been heard; Kelsey Theater, where deceased Miss Kelsey has been witnessed playing the piano onstage; Melby Hall, where the apparitions of a man and a woman in Victorian clothing ...


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    Mantorville Opera House

    Kasson, Minnesota

    66.2 miles from Delavan, 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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    Ferguson’s Cemetery

    Norwood Young America, Minnesota

    71.3 miles from Delavan, 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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    Moose Pond

    Spencer, Iowa

    71.3 miles from Delavan, 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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    Humboldt County Historical Museum

    Humboldt, Iowa

    72.7 miles from Delavan, 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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    Quill and Quilt Bed and Breakfast

    Cannon Falls, Minnesota

    75.2 miles from Delavan, MN

    Built in 1897 for a prominent local physician, this bed and breakfast inn appears to now be a private residence. During the establishments heyday, guests reported catching glimpse of a shadowy apparition in the Quilters Haven Room. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Chanhassen Water Tower

    Chaska, Minnesota

    78.2 miles from Delavan, 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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    Andy's Market Hill - Scott Park

    Apple Valley, Minnesota

    78.6 miles from Delavan, MN

    At the popular sledding spot called Andy's Market Hill, aka Dead Man's Hill in Scott Park, legend has it that a little boy named Dameon was sledding in 1998 when he was killed accidentally by an archer who shot him in the eye. Now, Dameon's sledding apparition is seen here ...


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    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Delavan,

    79.3 miles from Delavan, 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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    Harrington-Merrill House

    Hutchinson, Minnesota

    79.7 miles from Delavan, 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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    Riverside Cemetery

    Charles City, Iowa

    82.1 miles from Delavan, 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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    Children of Iron Hill

    Charles City, Iowa

    83.4 miles from Delavan, 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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    Vicksburg Cemetery

    Renville, Minnesota

    86.1 miles from Delavan, MN

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


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    Holbrook Park

    Long Lake, Minnesota

    86.8 miles from Delavan, 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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    Hawkeye Community Theatre

    Fort Dodge, Iowa

    87.2 miles from Delavan, MN

    This historic theatre is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a young girl who was murdered nearby. Witnesses claim to have seen her sitting in the hall after hours, and have felt her brush past them in the corridors. The chandelier at the entrance also moves of ...


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    Hawkeye Theatre

    Fort Dodge, Iowa

    87.2 miles from Delavan, MN

    Reports say visitors to the theater get the feeling of being watched, and have seen a ghostly little girl. Also, some say if you are alone here you will feel the not-so-gentle touch of an invisible hand.


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    Grey Cloud Island

    St. Paul Park, Minnesota

    87.6 miles from Delavan, MN


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    William G. LeDuc House

    Hastings, Minnesota

    88 miles from Delavan, MN

    Civil War quartermaster General William Leduc's home, built in 1865, and his family reportedly dabbled in spiritualism. Many spirits are said to reside here, and the apparition of General Leduc himself has been spotted. His daughter Alice and family friend Carroll Simmons are believed to be here as well, and ...


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    Fountain Lake

    Delano, Minnesota

    88.3 miles from Delavan, 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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    Rosewood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Hastings, Minnesota

    88.6 miles from Delavan, MN

    People have reported seeing a strange glowing apparition walking around the grounds and inside the historic inn. When the inn was abandoned for a period of time, people were reportedly chased by the spirit on various occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bannwell Bridge - Terror Bridge

    Barnum, Iowa

    88.8 miles from Delavan, MN

    Local legend maintains that a woman once killed her 3 kids here. Some reports say she hung them from the bridge and they were hit by a train coming through. Her ghostly head is said to follow you down the road, and if you don't have your doors and windows ...


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    Treat Me Sweet

    Hastings, Minnesota

    88.8 miles from Delavan, MN

    Treat Me Sweet was a restaurant (no longer open) rumored to be haunted by a former owner who committed suicide in the kitchen.


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    Holy Name Cemetery

    Wayzata, Minnesota

    89.6 miles from Delavan, 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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    Hamlet Park - Dead Man's Pond

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    89.9 miles from Delavan, MN

    Legend has it that the little swampy, algae-covered pond in Hamlet Park claimed a victim long ago, and today it is haunted... and lies in wait for its next victim.


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    College of St. Catherine

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    90 miles from Delavan, MN

    At College of St. Catherine's St. Mary’s Hall, a gray lady appears in doorways of the second floor rooms. Students also have reported something poking them awake right before their alarms go off or cold fingers on the backs of their necks. Some have heard the sound of someone running ...


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    Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    90.1 miles from Delavan, MN

    At the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, legend has it that the ghost of someone who was murdered in a campus building's basement terrifies the students. Some have awoken in the night to screaming inside their heads, unable to move.


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    Minnesota Institute of the Arts

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    90.1 miles from Delavan, MN

    Some say the spirit of a student who was raped and murdered haunts the Minnesota Institute of the Arts. The Connecticut Room is reported to have unexplained cold spots, and some students say they have awoken in the night freezing cold to the sound of screaming.


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    Treasure Island Resort and Casino

    Welch, Minnesota

    90.3 miles from Delavan, MN

    One night after leaving the Treasure Island Resort and Casino, a man pulled over to take a nap. A few moments later, he heard footsteps coming toward his car, sounding like the walker was dragging one leg. The man looked out his car window and saw a bony old ghost ...


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    The Buckingham

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    90.6 miles from Delavan, MN

    I don't go around seeing ghosts everywhere. The last ghost I saw was in 1983 when I lived in an apartment building called The Buckingham. I was in my bedroom when I saw a shadowy silhouette of a man enter, stand and stare at me, and proceed to ...


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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    91 miles from Delavan, 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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    First Avenue

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    91.3 miles from Delavan, MN

    Rumor has it that the upstairs dance lounge is haunted, and deejays report growls and other noises in the headphones. And according to local legend, when the site was a bus station long ago, a distraught woman hanged herself in the restroom. She was going to meet her boyfriend who ...


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    Minneapolis City Hall

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    91.5 miles from Delavan, MN

    The turn-of-the-century Minneapolis City Hall building is said to be haunted by John Moshik. In 1898, he was convicted of murder and his hanging was botched, forcing him to endure 3 minutes of slow strangulation. As a result, no more hangings occurred here. Now, folks have seen his apparition or ...


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    Schmidt Brewery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    91.6 miles from Delavan, MN

    Allegedly haunted by a variety of employees who died there in various ways. Details on the actual haunted activity are scarce but seem to fall primarily into the "eerie feeling" and "random sound" categories.


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