Haunted Places in Galesville, Wisconsin



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    Pieces of the Past

    Winona, Minnesota

    14.3 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Winona State University

    Winona, Minnesota

    14.7 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    362 Cummings Street

    Winona, Minnesota

    15.9 miles from Galesville, WI

    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

    17.3 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Old Holmbo Residence

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    17.4 miles from Galesville, 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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    Pizza Villa - West Salem

    West Salem, Wisconsin

    18.5 miles from Galesville, WI

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


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    Del's Bar

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    19.1 miles from Galesville, 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

    19.3 miles from Galesville, 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

    19.3 miles from Galesville, 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

    31 miles from Galesville, 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

    35.5 miles from Galesville, 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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    Anderson House Hotel

    Wabasha, Minnesota

    39.9 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Mrs B's Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Lanesboro, Minnesota

    40 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    University of Wisconsin - Kjer Theatre

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    50.1 miles from Galesville, 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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    Allen Cameron House

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    50.7 miles from Galesville, 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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    Old Opera House Site

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    50.9 miles from Galesville, 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

    51 miles from Galesville, 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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    Banbury Place

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    51.2 miles from Galesville, 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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    Swing Inn

    Ferryville, Wisconsin

    52.5 miles from Galesville, 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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    Quarry Hill Nature Center

    Rochester, Minnesota

    53.7 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    55.4 miles from Galesville, 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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    The Kahler Hotel

    Rochester, Minnesota

    55.6 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Elk Mound Tower

    Elk Mound, Wisconsin

    57.5 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Regents Center - Luther College

    Decorah, Iowa

    57.8 miles from Galesville, WI

    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

    58 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Porter House Museum

    Decorah, Iowa

    58.2 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    58.5 miles from Galesville, 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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    James Sheeley House

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    58.9 miles from Galesville, 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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    Amy’s Ritz

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    58.9 miles from Galesville, 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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    The Devil's Punchbowl

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    61 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    61.9 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Conover Road Ghost Family

    Ridgeway, Iowa

    65.5 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    St. James Hotel

    Red Wing, Minnesota

    67.5 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Effigy Mounds

    Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    69.2 miles from Galesville, 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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    Mantorville Opera House

    Kasson, Minnesota

    69.9 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Boscobel Hotel

    Boscobel, Wisconsin

    72.9 miles from Galesville, 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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    Treasure Island Resort and Casino

    Welch, Minnesota

    74.7 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    75.7 miles from Galesville, 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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    West Union Hardee's

    West Union, Iowa

    80.8 miles from Galesville, WI

    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

    84.3 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Afton House Inn

    Afton, Minnesota

    90.5 miles from Galesville, WI

    The 1867 historic inn is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost or two. The spirit set here include a woman known as 'Margaret', a young boy in old-fashioned breeches and the apparition of a farmer. Other encounters indicate that disembodied footsteps, cold spots and the smell of ...


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    Taliesin

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    91.2 miles from Galesville, 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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    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin

    91.5 miles from Galesville, WI

    The church and cemetery are reported to be haunted by angry spirits. Legend has it that in the early 1900s, the church accidentally burned to the ground killing over 30 people, who have haunted the rebuilt church since. Another legend says in the 1950s, a woman hanged herself in the ...


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    Kozy Korner Restaurant

    New Richmond, Wisconsin

    92.6 miles from Galesville, WI

    The Kozy Korner Restaurant is no longer in operation, but who knows whether anyone told the ghost boy who frequents it. The ghost was unknown until a photograph of a boy who resembles the apparition turned up; locals have learned that the ghost's name is Carl.


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    Betty’s Cafe

    Cameron, Wisconsin

    93.7 miles from Galesville, WI

    The ghost of a deceased employee of Betty's Cafe is believed to linger here in spirit, showing up as an apparition near the fryers or hiding objects in mysterious places.


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    Mossy Glen Hollow

    Strawberry Point, Iowa

    93.7 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    East Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Amery, Wisconsin

    95.4 miles from Galesville, WI

    Hushed voices and whispering are heard inside the church when no one is around. The sounds of a congregations of parishioners have been heard in the basement and in the sanctuary of the church, but when investigated, there is no on there. The church bell frequently rings by itself. (Submitted by ...


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    Children of Iron Hill

    Charles City, Iowa

    95.6 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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    Pioneers Rest Cemetery - Bandli Graveyard

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin

    96 miles from Galesville, WI

    Local legends abound about this cemetery known as Pioneers Rest Cemetery or Bandli Graveyard (after the family who maintains it). One says that a man killed his wife and four children and then hanged himself in his barn, next to the graveyard. Another claims that a Satanic cult used the ...


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Charles City, Iowa

    96.5 miles from Galesville, WI

    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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