Haunted Places in Marathon, Wisconsin



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    Wasau Downtown Airport

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    10.4 miles from Marathon, WI

    Former airport manager Archie Towle haunts an airport hangar and his former residence at the airport, where numerous reports of ghostly activity have been reported. His shadowy apparition has been seen, as well as faucets going on and off by themselves, pounding on walls when no one is around and ...


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    Grand Theater

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    10.7 miles from Marathon, WI

    Grand Theater began in 1928, and is the site of many an unexplained noise or sight. The ghost in residence, according to eyewitnesses of apparitions, is a former theater manager who passed away more than a decade ago but apparently wasn't ready to quit his job.


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    Wasau Club

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    10.7 miles from Marathon, WI

    The building is haunted by the ghost of a lady named Martha, who hung herself in a guest bedroom in the west wing of the building. She is seen on the staircase and in doorways of the building. Cold spots have been reported, as well as lights going on and ...


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    Boy Scout Lane

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    33.6 miles from Marathon, WI

    Local legend tells of a group of boy scouts that were murdered along this road. While there is no evidence of this actually happening, people still report seeing disembodied faces as well as hearing voices when they travel along this road. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Cottage House Restaurant

    Plover, Wisconsin

    35.9 miles from Marathon, WI

    The restaurant was originally called the Sherman House Restaurant, but closed down due to paranormal activity. Glass windows had a habit of shattering, glasses and plates would fly off bars and counters and explode in front of customers. Doors opened and closed by themselves and lights in the offices and ...


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    Forest Hill Cemetery

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    36.5 miles from Marathon, WI

    Weirdness at this cemetery includes phantom babies crying in the infant section, apparitions, voices that call the names of cemetery visitors, and a monument that causes mechanical objects to fail.


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    McMillion Hotel - Vivian Hotel

    Antigo, Wisconsin

    36.6 miles from Marathon, WI

    Originally the Vivian Hotel and often misspelled as McMillan Hotel, this establishment was closed in 2003 and demolished in 2007. The hotel, built in 1887, was said to be haunted by its original owner, who had committed suicide in Room 21. If his ghost remained here, he was probably not ...


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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    37 miles from Marathon, WI

    This home on the National Register is occupied by "Cookie" the ghost that has been present for several home owners. Smells of cooking have been present, lights turned off and on, objects moved, and animals will not eat in Cookie's kitchen. She is a prankster, but a good ghost to ...


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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    37.3 miles from Marathon, WI

    Folks in the know will tell you that the Shanghai Room, in the 1950s, was a bar in which a female bartender was stabbed to death. Witnesses say the lights flicker, the doors close on their own, the air is extremely cold, and the smell of blood is detectable from ...


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    Amherst Inn

    Amherst, Wisconsin

    42.9 miles from Marathon, WI

    This 1877 bed and breakfast inn's claim to fame is that while it operated as a hotel, John Dillinger visited and had lunch there. He left the waitress a five dollar tip (a lot of money in that day) and has since been immortalized in the establishment's colourful history. ...


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    Simpson's Restaurant

    Waupaca, Wisconsin

    54.3 miles from Marathon, WI

    The eatery dates back to 1932, and some folks, both staff members and customers, have reported seeing the apparitions of what appear to be members of a family inside the premises. The ghosts are said to be friendly and quiet.


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    Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel

    Keshena, Wisconsin

    59.5 miles from Marathon, WI

    A strange tale is told here of three children who were seen running around as if playing tag in a restricted area of the hotel. They were seen on a surveillance camera, but when security checked it out, the children were nowhere to be found, though still visible on the ...


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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    66 miles from Marathon, WI

    Reports say the old building's basement, where the restroom lies, once was a jail. Witnesses have described an uncomfortable, oppressive feeling in the basement.


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    Tula's Cafe

    Woodruff, Wisconsin

    66.5 miles from Marathon, WI

    The ghost of a man who once died on the premises haunts Tula's Café. Witnesses have described a misty figure that appears in the back hallway near the restrooms, near where the man passed away. Cold spots and objects that have been moved also startle witnesses.


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    Port Townsend Resort - Hillcrest Lodge

    Townsend, Wisconsin

    66.6 miles from Marathon, WI

    The elderly Dr. Fred is the well-known ghostly resident at this 1940s lodge. He once lived on the third floor, but was hit by a car on the road in front of the lodge. He died from his injuries, but never left the place. He makes himself known by slamming ...


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    Mary's Place North

    Woodruff, Wisconsin

    68.8 miles from Marathon, WI

    According to company, a benevolent spirit is located in the basement. Not much is known about him or her. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Fifield, Wisconsin

    71.3 miles from Marathon, WI

    Forest Home Cemetery has many older burials that were moved here from another gravesite that was prone to floods. Visitors have noticed mists around headstones, shadows, orbs, voices, eerie feelings, and anomalies that show up in photos.


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    Lake of Torches Casino

    Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

    72.2 miles from Marathon, WI

    An aggressive entity has reportedly attacked cleaners in the bingo hall. The apparition of a woman has also been sighted at the casino. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    El Rancho Motel

    Ladysmith, Wisconsin

    72.6 miles from Marathon, WI

    Reported sightings of the apparition of a man in a red flannel shirt roaming the hallways of the motel. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Nola Cemetery

    Park Falls, Wisconsin

    74.4 miles from Marathon, WI

    According to legend, a young girl named Nola was the very first person buried at this cemetery. Some say her spirit lingers here.


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    The Pines on Crooked Lake

    Crivitz, Wisconsin

    75.6 miles from Marathon, WI

    From the Pines Bar a curious apparition has been seen from the dock. An old man yells for help from a ghostly old fishing boat out in the middle of Crooked Lake. Shortly thereafter, boat and man are surrounded by mist and vanish from sight.


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    The Berlin Tannery

    Berlin, Wisconsin

    79.9 miles from Marathon, WI

    The tannery hosts paranormal tours throughout the year by appointment. The activity levels in this 75,000 square foot building are staggering, which has been proven by most of the state's leading paranormal groups. Every October, the factory hosts Hallowed Chambers on Friday and Saturday nights which gives the perfect opportunity to ...


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    Appleton Curling Club

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    81.9 miles from Marathon, WI

    Witnesses at Appleton Curling Club have heard disembodied footsteps and seen chairs and glasses fall over on their own in the pub. The place is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a former customer.


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    Little Bohemia Lodge

    Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

    82.2 miles from Marathon, WI

    The lodge is famous for its involvement in the 1934 shootout involving John Dillinger's gang. The lodge is believed to be haunted by a civilian who was accidentally shot by the FBI during the shootout. Guests at the lodge have reported hearing unexplained noises, seeing apparitions and have items and ...


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    Headwaters Restaurant and Tavern

    Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

    83 miles from Marathon, WI

    The restaurant is haunted by the apparition of a lady in a red dress, who employees refuse to talk about. An evil presence is felt in the basement of the restaurant. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dairy Queen

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    83.2 miles from Marathon, WI

    According to the rumor mill, the owner of the bar that once stood where Dairy Queen is now found the building's haunting to be too much of a trial, so he sold it. Now, witnesses say unexplained noises and flickering lights are not uncommon, and the equipment will sometimes act ...


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    Hearthstone Historic House Museum

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    84.2 miles from Marathon, WI

    According to reports, when the staff come in to open the museum for the day, they always say good morning to former owner Mr. Priest. The ghost of A.W. Priest is believed to reside here; witnesses have heard unexplained sneezing and felt as if they were being watched.


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    Zuelke Building

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    84.3 miles from Marathon, WI

    The apparition of former owner Irving Zuelke has been seen in the building, as well as the floating torso of a man. Ghostly activity associated with a piano housed in the building has also been reported. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Franklin Inn on Durkee

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    84.3 miles from Marathon, WI

    This 1894 bed and breakfast inn is haunted by patients of drug and rehabilitation facility formerly housed in the historic building. Guests have reportedly been scolded by a female voice, while others have reported disembodied footsteps, liquor bottles going missing and a male apparition in the basement. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Franklin Street Inn

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    84.4 miles from Marathon, WI

    Housed in a Victorian-style mansion dating back to 1897, this bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to be haunted. Guests and staff have seen a woman in a maids uniform entering a ground floor room, only to find it empty when they go to investigate. This particular room was ...


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    Secura Insurance Co.

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    84.5 miles from Marathon, WI

    An eerie legend surrounds the Secura Insurance Co. building. It seems that well over a century ago on this land, a little girl fell into a pond and drowned. Ghostly cries and the screams of her parents are said to come from the area on some nights.


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    85.1 miles from Marathon, WI

    Kate Blood’s grave at Riverside Cemetery is a site of interest to paranormal enthusiasts. Some say that on full moon nights, a bloodlike substance drips from the gravestone, a stone that is inexplicably warmer than the other gravestones nearby. Kate Blood, according to local legend, killed her husband and three ...


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    St. Joseph Cemetery

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    85.2 miles from Marathon, WI

    St. Joseph Cemetery is one of the oldest in the city, and many strange things are said to happen here. Some of the rumors involve human sacrifice, apparitions, ghost hounds, orbs that show up in photos, and the grave of Kate M. Blood, which has its own story. Locals say ...


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    Dartford Cemetery

    Green Lake, Wisconsin

    86 miles from Marathon, WI

    Dartford Cemetery has been rumored to be haunted for years because of its strange shadowy figures, orbs, unexplained sounds and apparitions of Native Americans and Civil War soldiers. Members of a family that was buried here also are said to show up from time to time. Visitors have described uneasy ...


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    Grand Opera House

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    89.9 miles from Marathon, WI

    Built in 1883, the Victorian Grand Opera House is still in operation and has a few haunts in residence. One is believed to be Percy Keene, a longtime employee here (from 1895 to 1967). He has shown up as a smiling ghost wearing shiny round glasses. Mysterious footsteps have been ...


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    New Moon Cafe

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    89.9 miles from Marathon, WI

    Staff members have claimed to see the apparition of a young man dressed as a bellboy in the downstairs of the building. Many customers have seen the ghost of a elderly woman in the main lobby. A woman by the name of Mrs Paige did in fact die in the ...


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    Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    90 miles from Marathon, WI

    According to local legend, a girl called Molly once lived above the saloon, and her ghost now haunts the establishment. Witnesses say they have heard voices near the stage, have seen apparitions of figures in period clothing in the saloon mirrors, and have felt cold spots and seen kegs move ...


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    Dungeon of Horrors

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    90 miles from Marathon, WI

    The Dungeon of Horrors, which originally operated as a haunted house attraction, closed down recently due to the fact that the owner was unable to employ any staff due to reports of real paranormal activity. The apparition of a bespectacled man used to follow employees and visitors around the building, ...


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    Summerwind - Lamont Mansion

    Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin

    90 miles from Marathon, WI

    The mansion was once a summer house for the family of Robert Lamont. It is said that a ghost appeared to Lamont, and, thinking it was an intruder, he fired a bullet at it, evidence of which stayed for years in a wooden basement door. After he passed away and ...


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    Pizza Villa - West Salem

    West Salem, Wisconsin

    94.1 miles from Marathon, WI

    Doors shaking, lights flickering, cabinets open and close, dark shadows, spoons rattles, and boxes falling. (Submitted by Keelyn O)


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    Al Ringling Mansion

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    100.8 miles from Marathon, WI


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    Old Baraboo Inn

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    101.3 miles from Marathon, WI

    This renovated, historic pub and grille, and former brewery and brothel, is believed to have many active spirits in the building according to paranormal investigators. Audio recordings of voices and sounds and video of orbs, light flashes, and anomalies have all been captured. Cowboys, a prostitute named Mary, several children, ...


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    Old Holmbo Residence

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    101.9 miles from Marathon, WI

    Former owner Nicolai Holmbo hung himself in the front room of the house in 1904, and locals reported sighting his apparition staring down into the street late at night. Screams and moans came out of the building, and strange flashing lights moved around the house, despite the fact that it ...


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    DiSciascio's - Legacy Grill

    Coon Valley, Wisconsin

    102.8 miles from Marathon, WI

    DiSciascio's was an Italian restaurant in operation for 26 years until 2013, when it was replaced by Legacy Grill. The spirits here were first noticed long ago when the building housed a bar. Witnesses have described a ghost lady, who has been nicknamed Mary by restaurant staff, and objects have ...


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    The Paulding Light

    Bruce Crossing, Michigan

    103.2 miles from Marathon, WI

    The Paulding Light, aka Dog Meadow Light, has shown up in a valley since the 1960s and was featured on TV's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. Cold spots may accompany the light, which may be a red orb that turns white before it disappears. One legend says it is the ...


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    Del's Bar

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    103.9 miles from Marathon, WI

    According to patrons, the bartenders at the bar are willing to dispense ghost stories, including tales of how a male maintenance employee was once told to leave the women's room by an unexplained voice. Giggling voices can also be heard in the bar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bodega Brew Pub

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    104 miles from Marathon, WI

    The pub has changed ownership many times due to the haunting by former owner Paul Malin. Since his death, reports of activity in the building have included slamming doors, objects moving inexplicably and even the apparition of the deceased former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warehouse Concert Venue

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    104 miles from Marathon, WI

    We have owned the building for 25 years, operating on the 2nd and 3rd floors as a non-alcohol concert venue. Building was built in 1888, and has in the past had various businesses such as clothing stores, tailor shops, harness shop, general store, with the 2nd floor being ...


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    Retlaw Plaza Hotel

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    105.1 miles from Marathon, WI

    Locals tell about the murder of a former property owner on the site, and say his apparition, among others', have been spotted here. The ghost likes to turn on the water and lights, scream and make noises.


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    Retlaw Theater

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    105.2 miles from Marathon, WI

    Retlaw is Walter spelled backwards. The theater was owned and operated by Walter Schroeder, and he still lingers here in spirit. Witnesses have heard footsteps, clapping, creaking of theater seats, doors that open on their own, and figures that show up in the basement.


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