Gillett Historical Society

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Built in 1908 by Ruth and John Smith, the historic mansion and museum is rumoured to be haunted. Local folk say the ghost is that of Mary Gillett (wife of the town founder), who used to live in a previous residence located on the site of the current structure (the former burnt to the ground after a suspicious fire in early 1908). Ghostly conversation has also been heard emanating from empty rooms.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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110 W Main St
Gillet, WI
United States

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44.888724, -88.30908899999997
Oconto County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Gillett, WI (0.1 mi.)
Pulcifer, WI (4.0 mi.)
Green Valley, WI (6.7 mi.)
Oconto Falls, WI (8.2 mi.)
Suring, WI (8.2 mi.)
Cecil, WI (8.9 mi.)
Krakow, WI (9.2 mi.)
Legend Lake, WI (11.5 mi.)
Bonduel, WI (12.2 mi.)
Lena, WI (13.5 mi.)


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  1. The mannequins at the top of the stairs on the second floor can move. I have heard noises on the third floor I have not and never will go up there.

  2. In the basement, there is a mannequin. I went and saw it. It was just normal. I looked again, and its fingers were cut off and there was blood. There was also a message on the stairs. What I could read said, “Hi im amelia. Beware. 1” and the attic is terrifying. I live really close to the museum, and a 3rd grade field trip at the school is there. I see the place on a daily basis.

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