Koehring's Grand Central House Restaurant

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The 1892 hotel now houses an old-fashioned restaurant, but the hauntings that have been plaguing the establishment since it was refurbished seem to have stayed behind. A recurring spirit appears to be the son of the original owner, Philip Koehring, who was murdered with a shotgun and dumped on a county road. Staff and diners have reported encountering a man in an old-fashioned suit in various parts of the building, whose presence is generally attributed to disembodied footsteps and a chair that moves by itself in the upstairs dining room. In the bar area, glasses have been thrown by unseen hands and lights have been known to turn on and off. The staircase is particularly haunted, and a child was reportedly terrified after he came across a dark entity hiding in a closet beneath the flight of steps. On the upper floor, banging is heard emanating from inside the walls, and a ghostly cat has been seen vanishing around corners. The Liberace Piano, almost a century old, is housed on this floor as well, and staff closing up late at night have reportedly heard a phantom playing an old tune until they go and investigate, when the music abruptly stops.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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602 Fremont Street
Kiel, WI
United States

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43.9126726, -88.03787979999998
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Kiel, WI (0.1 mi.)
New Holstein, WI (3.5 mi.)
Elkhart Lake, WI (5.6 mi.)
Glenbeulah, WI (8.0 mi.)
Saint Nazianz, WI (8.7 mi.)
Saint Cloud, WI (8.9 mi.)
Greenbush, WI (9.7 mi.)
Chilton, WI (10.2 mi.)
Plymouth, WI (11.7 mi.)
Mount Calvary, WI (12.0 mi.)


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  1. I went to eat at grand central aka freddys and after my good meal … knowing the place was haunted I went upstairs planning on taking pictures … when i got upstairs it was completely black, which i had never seen it like before so i started taking pictures and in the fifth picture i captured a very large white misty streak/orb … which i debunked as a bug or flash on the count of the large size of the orb and it only showed up in one of many pictures

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