Humboldt County Historical Museum

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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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Geographic Information

Address:
1st Ave N
Outside of Dakota City, Iowa
United States

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GPS:
42.722377, -94.19145909999997
County:
Humboldt County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Dakota City, IA (0.3 mi.)
Humboldt, IA (1.2 mi.)
Rutland, IA (6.0 mi.)
Thor, IA (7.6 mi.)
Badger, IA (7.8 mi.)
Hardy, IA (9.4 mi.)
Livermore, IA (10.1 mi.)
Bode, IA (11.2 mi.)
Pioneer, IA (11.3 mi.)
Clare, IA (12.2 mi.)

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  1. Once I was riding in the car, and my mother and I went to check out the sign to see if it was haunted. It was windy, so it didn’t work, and we ended up driving into the driveway to go around and out the other exit. I was looking down, and out of the corner of my eye I saw the lights in the top room on the east side come on. I looked up and saw a black shadow-man standing in the window, and he was holding something long in his hands. I shouted at my mom to stop the car, and then screamed at her to drive when I saw the man. No one saw the man but we, because he had disappeared from the window. As we were driving away from the museum towards the river (west), I looked out of the sunroof and saw the same shadow figure standing on the roof, holding the long pole or something again. I grabbed my brother’s shoulder and pointed, and he saw the shadow-man, but he won’t admit it to this day. And the lights shut off after we left, too. Creepy!

  2. Recently in the police records section of the local newspaper said that there was multiple motion detector alarms going off but nothing was found and the security company was looking into it. Could of been a malfunction but kinda interesting.

  3. clarissa thomas  |  

    Every night I drive by that house at 930 pm to work at the hospital on night shift and it’s always on the bottom left window in the side of the house towards renwick except tonight the light wasn’t on.

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