Haunted Places in Hutchinson, Minnesota



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    Harrington-Merrill House

    Hutchinson, Minnesota

    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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    Ness Church

    Litchfield, Minnesota

    18.4 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Ferguson’s Cemetery

    Norwood Young America, Minnesota

    19.3 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    660th Ave - Gravity Hill

    Watkins, Minnesota

    23.3 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Fountain Lake

    Delano, Minnesota

    25.9 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Thayer's Bed and Breakfast

    Annandale, Minnesota

    28.5 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Sturges Park

    Buffalo, Minnesota

    31 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    32.5 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Chanhassen Water Tower

    Chaska, Minnesota

    38 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Holbrook Park

    Long Lake, Minnesota

    39.2 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Lambrecht's Gift Store

    New Ulm, Minnesota

    39.8 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Green Lawn Cemetery - CSAH 20 Cemetery

    St. Peter, Minnesota

    40.8 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Hutchinson,

    40.9 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Holy Name Cemetery

    Wayzata, Minnesota

    42.2 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Skatin' Place

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    44.5 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Vicksburg Cemetery

    Renville, Minnesota

    44.8 miles from Hutchinson, MN

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


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    College of Saint Benedict - Benedicta Arts Center

    St. Joseph, Minnesota

    46.4 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    The Benedicta Arts Center at the College of Saint Benedict was built in 1964 and is rumored to be home to a tall, ghostly shadow figure. Local legend says it's the spirit of a man named Steve who fell to his death during the building's construction. Steve has shattered lights ...


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    St. Cloud State University

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    47.1 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    Four spots at St. Cloud State University are said to be haunted. One is Shoemaker Hall, where a pregnant student hanged herself in a basement meat locker after having an affair with a janitor. The ghost moves objects, makes clocks flash the wrong numbers, and floats over students' beds. At ...


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    St. Cloud Times

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    47.4 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    At the St. Cloud Times newspaper office, staff have been visited by an apparition of a man in the basement. He sometimes wears a printer's shirt and other times a white shirt and bow tie. The ghost has been known to tinker with the electricity and play banjo music from ...


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    Pioneer Place on Fifth

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    47.6 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    Pioneer Place on Fifth is a former Elks Lodge, currently a venue for theater and concerts, and it's haunted. The 1913 building has a ghostly elderly man who likes the area near the men's room. Unexplained noises, electrical anomalies, moving objects and other ghost sightings also have been reported.


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    Montgomery Golf Club

    Montgomery, Minnesota

    49.3 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Billy's Bar and Grill

    Anoka, Minnesota

    52.5 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Calvary Cemetery

    Mankato, Minnesota

    52.9 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Anoka State Hospital

    Anoka, Minnesota

    53.2 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    R.D Hubbard House Museum

    Mankato, Minnesota

    53.3 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    The Buckingham

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    53.6 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    53.8 miles from Hutchinson, 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

    53.8 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    First Avenue

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    53.9 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Cuzzy's Bar and Grill

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    53.9 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    In 1890, this building was a brothel where a young girl named Betsy worked as an entertainer, with her true love being a soldier at war. He promised to take her away, but she was murdered before this happened. Today, it is a bar in the Minneapolis warehouse district, minus ...


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    Minnesota State University Mankato

    Mankato, Minnesota

    54.3 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Minneapolis City Hall

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    54.4 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

    Fridley, Minnesota

    55.2 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    The building was built in 1847 and is on the MIssissippi River. It was a rooming house for those on the Red River Ox Cart Trail. There have been numerous reports of smells, sightings, and sounds by a variety of visitors. Personally I have seen a woman ...


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    The Soap Factory

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    55.2 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    The old 1880s soap factory, now an experimental art venue, is said to be a doozy of a haunted site, based partly on the reality that soap was made from animal fat (allegedly from thousands of strangled stray dogs and the like). Not only that, but before it was a ...


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    Washington Avenue Bridge

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    55.6 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    Washington Avenue Bridge at the University of Minnesota is the stuff of local haunted legend, especially among students. Witnesses have heard footsteps along the bridge that seem to follow them, stopping when they stop and resuming when they do. The haunting is said to be a result of the many ...


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    Dairy Queen

    St. Anthony, Minnesota

    56.9 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    Who else would haunt a Dairy Queen but ice-cream-loving kids? Children's laughter and the sounds of employees' names being called have been heard after closing, and mysterious orders print up that were not ordered by anyone in the realm of the living. Items also have been known to disappear or ...


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    Andy's Market Hill - Scott Park

    Apple Valley, Minnesota

    57.7 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    College of St. Catherine

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    58.2 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Gibbs Museum Farmhouse

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    58.2 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    At the 1800s Gibbs Museum Farmhouse, spirits are a regular occurrence, some say. Doors and cupboards are known to open and close, a chair rocks with no one in it, toys are moved around in the night, footsteps are heard in the halls, and the apparition of a little boy ...


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    Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum

    Elysian, Minnesota

    58.5 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Minnesota State Fairgrounds

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    58.8 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    The Minnesota State Fairgrounds, according to some, is haunted by a ghost pig, or half-human, half-pig called the Pigman. Other reports say a small brown bird that nests here is believed to be a reincarnation of Wayne Murray, a maintenance man who died here in 1986. Also, the ghost of ...


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    Hamline University

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    59.1 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    Hamline University has a few haunted halls, say the students. One building said to see the most ghostly activity is the Manor Hall, where apparitions, moving objects and strange noises abound. The third floor is the most active. Old Main and Drew Hall are no slouches either, as far as ...


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    Roselawn Cemetery

    Roseville, Minnesota

    60.8 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    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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    Marie Schmidt-Bremer House

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    61 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    This house is known in these parts because it belonged to Marie Schmidt-Bremer, the daughter of Schmidt Brewing Company founder Jacob Schmidt. She and her husband Adolf Bremer had a son, Edward, who was kidnapped in 1934 by the Karpis-Barker gang. The house is haunted by an apparition of a ...


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    Schmidt Brewery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    61.1 miles from Hutchinson, 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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    Griggs Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    61.2 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    The 1883 Griggs Mansion was turned into apartments, and then an art school in 1939. It has many ghosts, including a maid who hanged herself on the fourth floor landing in 1915; gardener Charles Wade, who has been heard flipping through books in the library; a thin man in a ...


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    Forepaugh's Restaurant

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    62 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    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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    Minnesota State Capitol

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    62.2 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    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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    The Jonathan Padelford

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    62.3 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    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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    Landmark Center

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    62.4 miles from Hutchinson, MN

    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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