Milford Mine Disaster Site

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On Feb. 5, 1924, Milford Mine, a manganese mine, was flooded when Foley Lake rose, killing 41 miners. The site is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the miners who were killed or who witnessed the tragedy.

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Geographic Information

Near Milford Lake
Crosby, MN
United States

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46.5380844653359, -93.98334288605838
Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
Trommald, MN (2.8 mi.)
Cuyuna, MN (3.2 mi.)
Crosby, MN (4.0 mi.)
Ironton, MN (4.2 mi.)
Deerwood, MN (6.0 mi.)
Riverton, MN (6.3 mi.)
Merrifield, MN (10.3 mi.)
Cross Lake, MN (10.4 mi.)
Breezy Point, MN (12.3 mi.)
Aitkin, MN (13.0 mi.)


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  1. We went to this site after a Vikings game. I wanted to see this place before we flew back home. As we walked around this mine, we heard the sound of rushing water and faint screams. I sat down on a nearby rock to relax and observe the scenery. I then lit up a Cuban cigar and began to smoke it when I heard a voice say,” I give you tree fiddy for a puff of dat cigar.” I said,”Hell no!” The voice then said,” I give you fo fiddy and tickle yo’ ass wif a feather for a puff of dat cigar.” I then agreed. I put the cigar right next to me, and I saw the cherry glow by itself several times. I then took my cigar and began to walk away when I suddenly felt my ass being tickled by a feather. It was the craziest thing that has ever happened to me. I laughed out loud and walked away. It is believed to be the spirit of a black miner who was known for playing pranks on his fellow miners. He drowned with his buddies.

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