Haunted Places in Haugen, Wisconsin



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    Pioneers Rest Cemetery - Bandli Graveyard

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin

    12.3 miles from Haugen, 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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    Betty’s Cafe

    Cameron, Wisconsin

    13.9 miles from Haugen, 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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    Hammill House

    Spooner, Wisconsin

    15.9 miles from Haugen, WI

    Railroad and newspaper man and "Father of Spooner" Frank Hammill, although he died in 1922, is believed to still reside in his house. Owners through the years have reported that he still watches over things.


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    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin

    32.7 miles from Haugen, 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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    Lac Courte Orielles Casino

    Hayward, Wisconsin

    32.7 miles from Haugen, WI

    A haunted farmhouse was formerly located on the site of the casino, and reports of disembodied footsteps and sightings of apparitions in the early hours of morning still continue. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    El Rancho Motel

    Ladysmith, Wisconsin

    33.4 miles from Haugen, WI

    Reported sightings of the apparition of a man in a red flannel shirt roaming the hallways of the motel. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    East Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Amery, Wisconsin

    39.9 miles from Haugen, 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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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    43 miles from Haugen, 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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    Old Jail Bed and Breakfast

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    45 miles from Haugen, WI

    The southern building is reportedly Minnesota's oldest jail building, and the northern building housed a funeral home in the 1800s. Now an inn, as one would imagine there is plenty of ghostly activity here. Later during the Prohibition era, when the former funeral home was a haberdashery, there was a ...


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    Interstate State Park

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    45.3 miles from Haugen, WI

    Phantom lights are spotted every once in awhile on the Wisconsin side of the river, always around the early morning and late afternoon hours. An apparition of a little girl has been seen multiple times running across the edge of the drop-off into the river, on the Minnesota side. ...


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    Kozy Korner Restaurant

    New Richmond, Wisconsin

    50 miles from Haugen, 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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    Amy’s Ritz

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    50.2 miles from Haugen, 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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    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    50.2 miles from Haugen, 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

    50.2 miles from Haugen, 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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    Elk Mound Tower

    Elk Mound, Wisconsin

    50.6 miles from Haugen, 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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    Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    51.1 miles from Haugen, 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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    The Devil's Punchbowl

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    52.9 miles from Haugen, 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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    Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    53 miles from Haugen, 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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    Banbury Place

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    56.5 miles from Haugen, 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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    Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    56.6 miles from Haugen, 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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    Old Opera House Site

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    56.8 miles from Haugen, 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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    Allen Cameron House

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    56.9 miles from Haugen, 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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    University of Wisconsin - Kjer Theatre

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    57.6 miles from Haugen, 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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    Grant House Hotel and Eatery

    Rush City, Minnesota

    57.6 miles from Haugen, WI

    The 1880's historic hotel burnt to the ground just a decade after its construction, but phoenix-like rose from the ashes to form the successful establishment it is today. The building, however, has had a darker past, with tales being told of the days where the hotel operated as a ...


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    Warden's House Museum

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    62.8 miles from Haugen, WI

    The Warden's House Museum, built in 1853 as the home of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden, is said to be haunted. Trudy, the daughter of Henry Wolfer, last warden to live here, got married and moved away. Right after she had a son, she died appendicitis, and her father raised ...


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    Lumber Barons - The Water Street Inn

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    62.9 miles from Haugen, WI

    Former Lumber Barons and now the Water Street Inn, the place is said to be haunted by the spirit of a drunken Confederate soldier. The soldier died on the S.W. suite of the second floor, and witnesses say his ghostly sweaty odor can still be detected.


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    Nola Cemetery

    Park Falls, Wisconsin

    68 miles from Haugen, WI

    According to legend, a young girl named Nola was the very first person buried at this cemetery. Some say her spirit lingers here.


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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Fifield, Wisconsin

    68.4 miles from Haugen, WI

    Forest Home Cemetery has many older burials that were moved here from another gravesite that was prone to floods. Visitors have noticed mists around headstones, shadows, orbs, voices, eerie feelings, and anomalies that show up in photos.


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    Afton House Inn

    Afton, Minnesota

    69.2 miles from Haugen, 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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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    69.5 miles from Haugen, WI

    Several reports claim that an apparition can be seen standing in the shallow marsh to the left of the bridge to Manitou Island (private area). The ghostly figure is said to be a younger female, wearing casual clothing from circa 1920. The figure has yet to be identified. Others have claimed ...


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    Rudy's Redeye Grill and Hotel

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    69.7 miles from Haugen, WI

    Local legends claim that the wardrobe on the second level of the hotel is haunted by an unknown spirit that was cursed to the wardrobe a long time ago after it was made. Other reports claim seeing shadowy apparitions in the 3rd and 4th hotel halls in between the ...


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    Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    70.4 miles from Haugen, WI

    The forest all around Lake Elmo (lake) is rumoured to be haunted by a middle-aged man who walks the trails in the early evening hours. Visitors who approach or greet the apparition get a surprise when the man disappears into thin air, no-where to be seen. People who walk ...


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    St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    72.6 miles from Haugen, WI

    St. Joesph's Catholic Church, formerly a Catholic school, is home to a ghost nun. Her apparition has been seen around the church and has been blamed for slamming doors, playing the piano, knocking a Bible off a shelf, and footsteps.


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    Cottage Grove Cemetery

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    75.5 miles from Haugen, WI

    Reported in this cemetery have been an apparition seen in the storage shed window and phantom perfume aromas.


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    The Moonshine Saloon

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    76.2 miles from Haugen, WI

    Previously known as the Noose Bar, Moonshine Saloon definitely has some ghosts, witnesses say. For one thing, a beer glass flew across the room and shattered against the wall, and for another, a jukebox started up on its own. A neon sign swung and fell despite a lack of wind, ...


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    Mounds Theatre

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    77.1 miles from Haugen, WI

    At this 1922 playhouse building, folks have reported being grabbed physically while working late at night. An obscenity-shouting ghost named Red sometimes even throws objects at women, and a little girl in a pink dress may bounce a ball on the stage. But beware: Stories say some investigators didn't leave ...


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    William Hamm Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    77.3 miles from Haugen, WI

    This historic mansion seems to harbour a spirit determined to protect owners from peril. The ghost has been known to wake up tenants during the night to forewarn them of impending disasters, and is believed to be a former resident dating back to when the house was built for ...


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    Fairlawn Mansion and Museum

    Superior, Wisconsin

    77.9 miles from Haugen, WI

    The 42-room Victorian mansion and museum are haunted by a ghost who is often mistaken for a museum guide. She is dressed in period costume like the real guides, but folks feel a cold chill when she is around. The ghost is believed by some to have been a former ...


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    Oakland Cemetery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    78 miles from Haugen, WI

    Witnesses who have seen the ghost believed to haunt this cemetery have given a thorough description of her apparition. She is in her mid twenties and has shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes, and wears a turn-of-the-century lace dress.


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    Roselawn Cemetery

    Roseville, Minnesota

    78.7 miles from Haugen, WI

    A ghost called Smiling Jack resides at the lovely Roselawn Cemetery. According to local tales, the police got several calls about a person who was trapped inside a mausoleum. When they responded, the police never found anyone, so the locals decided they had a ghost on their hands. He was ...


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    Minnesota State Capitol

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    78.8 miles from Haugen, WI

    The Minnesota State Capitol was completed in 1905, replacing an older building that had burned down. Witnesses have described unexplained noises that come from the second story, cold gusts of air, and apparitions of deceased senators and governors in the halls and stairways. Something may be strange about Room 217 ...


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    Fitzgerald Theater

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    78.8 miles from Haugen, WI

    The 1910 Fitzgerald Theater is reportedly haunted by Ben, thought to be a former stagehand, and Veronica, a former actress. During a restoration in 1985, workers removed a false ceiling and discovered a second balcony, on which was a note written to Ben. Since then, a male apparition has been ...


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    St. Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    78.9 miles from Haugen, WI

    The Ramsey County Courthouse is haunted, say witnesses who have seen apparitions in old-style clothes and heard laughter in empty rooms and high heels walking down empty halls. The apparition of a shoeshine man has been seen in the lobby, and another man has been seen hanging from a noose, ...


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    Wabasha Street Caves

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    78.9 miles from Haugen, WI

    Wabasha Street Caves are sandstone underground caves available for tours. They are decorated with brick walls, stucco ceilings and carpet or tile floors. Apparitions seen here include a man in a panama hat, another man who meets a woman in the bar area around 3 a.m., a man who sits ...


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    Landmark Center

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    79 miles from Haugen, WI

    This beautiful castle-like location is said to be haunted by Jack Pfeiffer, a former bellhop who got in with gangsters and began laudering money. He was arrested and, fearful of going to prison, killed himself by poisoning in his jail cell. Jack's ghost enjoys ladies, drinking and partying, and can ...


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    Hamlet Park - Dead Man's Pond

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    79.1 miles from Haugen, WI

    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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    Forepaugh's Restaurant

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    79.4 miles from Haugen, WI

    Forepaugh's Restaurant serves French cuisine in an 1800s Victorian mansion. It is believed to be haunted by Molly, a young maid who had an affair with Joseph Lybrandt Forepaugh. When Joseph's wife Mary caught them in bed, pregnant Molly hanged herself from a chandelier and threw herself out a third-story ...


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    The Jonathan Padelford

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    79.4 miles from Haugen, WI

    The Jonathan Padelford is a Mississippi River steamboat that's believed to be haunted by a man who drowned after climbing to the top of the pilothouse and then falling from it into the river. Both employees and passengers have heard this phantom scene replay, complete with footsteps and a large ...


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    Treat Me Sweet

    Hastings, Minnesota

    79.5 miles from Haugen, WI

    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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    Rosewood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Hastings, Minnesota

    79.7 miles from Haugen, WI

    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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