Haunted Places in Mercer, Wisconsin



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    Little Bohemia Lodge

    Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

    10.3 miles from Mercer, 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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    Lake of Torches Casino

    Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

    15.6 miles from Mercer, 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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    Headwaters Restaurant and Tavern

    Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

    20.5 miles from Mercer, 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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    Mary's Place North

    Woodruff, Wisconsin

    24.5 miles from Mercer, 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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    Nola Cemetery

    Park Falls, Wisconsin

    24.6 miles from Mercer, 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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    Tula's Cafe

    Woodruff, Wisconsin

    25.3 miles from Mercer, 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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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Fifield, Wisconsin

    25.8 miles from Mercer, 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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    Summerwind - Lamont Mansion

    Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin

    30.7 miles from Mercer, 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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    The Paulding Light

    Bruce Crossing, Michigan

    44.1 miles from Mercer, 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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    Northland College - Memorial Hall

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    48.1 miles from Mercer, WI

    Northland College Memorial Hall, a women’s dorm, is said to be haunted. Witnesses say the apparition of a student who jumped to her death down an elevator shaft has been seen, and she does not appear to like men. Some folks suppose that her boyfriend pushed her down the elevator ...


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    Rinehart Theater

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    48.8 miles from Mercer, WI

    At Rinehart Theater, folks have reported unexplained footsteps, doors that open and close, and a toilet that has flushed by itself. One day when some actors arrived at work, they found three lighted candles set in a triangle around a rose on the on the stage.


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    Best Western Hotel Chequamegon

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    49.1 miles from Mercer, WI

    The apparition of a tall man wearing a top hat has been seen in the hallways of the hotel. The scent of perfume has been reported in many rooms of the hotel, and the spectre of a man has been seen in the hotel bar. Disembodied footsteps and ghostly voices ...


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    Paulding Lights

    Bruce Crossing, Michigan

    49.3 miles from Mercer, WI

    There have been reports of two lights, one bigger than other (20 feet or so). Eyewitnesses believe it is the spirit of a slain mailman and his dog. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Michigan Island Lighthouse

    La Pointe, Wisconsin

    53 miles from Mercer, WI

    Michigan Island Lighthouse is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a former lighthouse keeper who was killed during a storm when the heavy metal door slammed shut on him. Now, during bad storms, witnesses say the door slams shut twice, even if it is already closed and bolted.


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    Old Rittenhouse Inn

    Bayfield, Wisconsin

    57.3 miles from Mercer, WI

    There are reports of guests seeing the apparition of a tall figure dressed in white standing on the front porch of the bed and breakfast inn. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kitchie Cemetery

    Trout Creek, Michigan

    63.5 miles from Mercer, WI

    Among the strange, ghostly phenomena reported at Kitchie Cemetery are the sound of chainsaws and screaming and floating orbs around visitors' cars.


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    Lac Courte Orielles Casino

    Hayward, Wisconsin

    64.3 miles from Mercer, WI

    A haunted farmhouse was formerly located on the site of the casino, and reports of disembodied footsteps and sightings of apparitions in the early hours of morning still continue. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    El Rancho Motel

    Ladysmith, Wisconsin

    69.2 miles from Mercer, 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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    McMillion Hotel - Vivian Hotel

    Antigo, Wisconsin

    83.4 miles from Mercer, 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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    Wasau Club

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    85.8 miles from Mercer, 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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    Grand Theater

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    85.9 miles from Mercer, 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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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    86.6 miles from Mercer, 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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    Wasau Downtown Airport

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    88 miles from Mercer, 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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    Port Townsend Resort - Hillcrest Lodge

    Townsend, Wisconsin

    91.4 miles from Mercer, 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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    Split Rock Lighthouse

    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    94.5 miles from Mercer, WI

    Legend has it that a visitor in the mid-1980s lost his wallet after seeing the lighthouse, so he went back to look for it, but it was padlocked for the day. When he looked up at the tower, he saw a man in a lightkeeper's uniform on the catwalk. He ...


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    Amy’s Ritz

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    106.7 miles from Mercer, WI

    "Small brown men" have been reported by witnesses in this bar, housed in an 1880s building that was converted to a tavern around 1933. If that's not unusual enough, things seem to move from one place to another when you're not looking, and doors are known to lock on their ...


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    James Sheeley House

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    106.8 miles from Mercer, WI

    A former blacksmith shop, the 1860s building was converted to a saloon and boarding house by John B. Paul. Its name comes from Irish immigrant James Sheeley who, with his wife Kate, bought the building and took over in 1905. In 2001 when the building was being cleaned and touched ...


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    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    107.8 miles from Mercer, WI

    After new owners bought the Irvine Pub in 2008, they closed it for a few days for renovations. This is when strange things began to happen, such as apparitions, bar stools being knocked over, and electrical items going on the fritz. A paranormal investigation turned up the fact that a ...


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    Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    110.7 miles from Mercer, WI

    A woman named Beth is said to haunt the Eagles Club. Beth passed away of a heart attack during a 1985 wedding reception here. She was 65 years old. Now, folks say, those who hold their receptions here can expect an extra guest: Beth's ghost attends every wedding reception held ...


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    Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel

    Keshena, Wisconsin

    113.7 miles from Mercer, 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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    Banbury Place

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    116.2 miles from Mercer, WI

    This bizarre labyrinth of buildings previously housed several factories, as well as an apartment block. It is said to be haunted by former residents and workers of Banbury Place. In Building #13, moans and screams, as well as the hum of an old air conditioning unit have been reported. An ...


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    Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    116.6 miles from Mercer, WI

    The historic building that houses this restaurant and bar is believed to be haunted by a man who hanged himself here in the early 1900s. The man has appeared as an apparition and has been known to throw or break beer bottles, open and close doors, and move objects to ...


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    Old Opera House Site

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    116.7 miles from Mercer, WI

    The Old Opera House was built in 1885, and is home to a spirit who moves chairs and closes doors; apparitions of two elderly folks have been spotted standing in corners, watching the staff.


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    Allen Cameron House

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    117.2 miles from Mercer, WI

    The ghost of Allen Cameron is said to haunt the room of the house where his own funeral was held. Objects move without explanation. People report cold spots in that room. Apparently people have also reported that the bed in that particular room of the house “shakes”. Dishes crash to ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Kjer Theatre

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    117.2 miles from Mercer, WI

    Kjer Theatre founder Earl Kjer is known to haunt his theater by tinkering with the lights and moving the props and the curtains. His apparition has been seen observing performances from his usual seat.


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