Haunted Places in Ormsby, Minnesota



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    Loon Lake Cemetery

    Jackson, Minnesota

    29.8 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Loon Lake Cemetery is said to be haunted--and dangerous. According to local lore, three witches were violently executed and were buried here, but not before threatening to curse anyone who desecrated their graves. Mary Jane, beheaded in 1881, was said to be the most powerful of the witches. Legend has ...


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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Estherville, Iowa

    32 miles from Ormsby, MN

    A couple of spooky stories surround this cemetery's hill, and the fact that your car, when put in neutral, will seem to travel up it by itself. According to one story, a car full of football players was in an accident here when the car stalled. While they were pushing ...


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    Lambrecht's Gift Store

    New Ulm, Minnesota

    34.3 miles from Ormsby, MN

    This gift store is housed in a historic building, which has a darker history in relation to the murder of a woman that occurred in the building many years before. The apparition of a pale-faced woman with a terrified expression has been seen knocking on the window of the ...


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    Minnesota State University Mankato

    Mankato, Minnesota

    40.5 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Minnesota State University Mankato is said to have a ghost who rings buzzers and another who steals toilet paper in the Crawford Dorm. And in the Crawford-McElroy Complex, there is a ghost stuck in the 1960s who goes on panty raids.


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    R.D Hubbard House Museum

    Mankato, Minnesota

    40.7 miles from Ormsby, MN

    This historic mansion is currently operated as a museum by the Blue Earth County Historical Society, and staff claim that even after the building has closed down for the night, some still walk the halls of the old house. Visitors claim to have heard ghostly laughter, running footsteps in ...


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    Calvary Cemetery

    Mankato, Minnesota

    42.4 miles from Ormsby, MN

    At Calvary Cemetery, you can find the visuals for many stories told by school kids. There are several about an evil doctor who appears as a ghost-devil, and some about Hell Road, a nearby path where animal sacrifices were allegedly performed. Ghost hunters determined that no such devilish behavior really ...


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    Green Lawn Cemetery - CSAH 20 Cemetery

    St. Peter, Minnesota

    50.6 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Green Lawn Cemetery, aka CSAH (County State Aid Highway) 20 Cemetery and Traverse de Sioux Cemetery, is rumored to be haunted and a spot for animal sacrifices. People have reported apparitions, photo anomalies and other strange phenomena here.


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    Lot Behind Nauss Oil

    Emmetsburg, Iowa

    50.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    A motel once stood in this vacant lot, but it has since been demolished. The foundation/drive-/walkway is still there. Locals say the spirit of an old man in a plaid shirt and chinos walks along the way, stopping several times as if he is checking to make sure the motel ...


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    Gypsy Cemetery - Union Township Cemetery

    Algona, Iowa

    53.5 miles from Ormsby, MN

    This small gypsy cemetery is said to be haunted by a gypsy queen, who is guarded by a murder of crows. Legend has it that in the 1800s gypsies came through here often with their wagons. If any member of their group was sick and dying, they would simply bury ...


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    Moose Pond

    Spencer, Iowa

    54.4 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Locals tell a story of harrowing events that happen at 8:47 p.m. on December 23. If you visit the iced-over pond on that night, you can hear pounding on the ice and hear the screams of a young boy trapped beneath the ice. According to the story, the young boy ...


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    Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum

    Elysian, Minnesota

    56.4 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Some odd things have been reported at this museum: disembodied voices, a typewriter and a record player that worked by themselves, and a service bell that rang on its own.


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    Plum Creek Pits

    Algona, Iowa

    56.6 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Locals say a little boy's ghost appears at this popular fishing spot. Some say the boy was once accidentally impaled by a stick when he fell while running nearby. The ghost has been seen walking along the bank of the pit.


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    Little Africa - Geigel Woods

    Algona, Iowa

    61.4 miles from Ormsby, MN

    This site is said to be very active with spirits, in part because the old bridge was the site of two hangings. Car accidents have been caused by apparitions standing in the middle of the road. Also, at the old farm house, the husband is said to have killed the ...


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    Vicksburg Cemetery

    Renville, Minnesota

    62.1 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Vicksburg Cemetery is said to have a glowing tombstone whose grave sports bleeding flowers in spring.


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    Grotto of the Redemption

    West Bend, Iowa

    62.4 miles from Ormsby, MN

    This sacred site was constructed over a 42-year period, beginning in 1912, using semiprecious stones from every state in the U.S. and every world region. The Christmas Chapel contains a 300-lb. amethyst, and Bethlehem Cave contains 65 tons of petrified wood. The spiritual place has tons of statues depicting the ...


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    Montgomery Golf Club

    Montgomery, Minnesota

    69.6 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Montgomery Golf Club is home to two ghosts, maybe more. One's identity has been traced to a farmer who once lived on the land and is said to be buried on the first hole of the golf course. His apparition has been spotted in a hat and overalls. The other ...


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    Harrington-Merrill House

    Hutchinson, Minnesota

    73.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Built around 1820, the house is said to be haunted by a Native American Sioux named Little Crow and his son, who were both shot by a farmer while spending the night in the house. Some reports say the son was not killed.


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    Ferguson’s Cemetery

    Norwood Young America, Minnesota

    74.3 miles from Ormsby, MN

    According to local legend, Ferguson’s Cemetery is the home of a ghostly little boy who peeks out over a tombstone. Reports say his grave is the one in the southwest corner, separated from the other graves. Orbs, eerie feelings and the sound of a phantom dog barking also have been ...


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    West Hills

    Owatonna, Minnesota

    74.5 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Ghosts of orphaned children are rumored to linger in this former orphanage, laughing audibly. Witnesses also have seen the floor move and warp and smelled phantom cigar smoke. Books also have moved, temperature has been known to change drastically, and phone calls have been made to the police department from ...


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    It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

    Owatonna, Minnesota

    74.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    The bar called It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere is said to be haunted. Reports say the apparition of a man in old-fashioned duds and a puddle of blood appear out of nowhere. The bar was a funeral home and a used furniture store in past incarnations.


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    Buddy Holly Memorial

    Clear Lake, Iowa

    78.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Buddy Holly may be alive beyond the grave. According to reports, some have seen a phantom plane crashing that matches the one involved in the 1959 tragedy. Also, 3 orbs have been caught on tape in the spot where Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens died.


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    Humboldt County Historical Museum

    Humboldt, Iowa

    81.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    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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    Old Taunton Catholic Cemetery

    Taunton, Minnesota

    84.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Reports say that the apparition of a 12-year-old girl in a rocking chair was seen rocking next to her grave.


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    Ness Church

    Litchfield, Minnesota

    86.3 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Legends of ghostly Sioux Indians and a little girl named Annie surround this church. Some say the church lights come on and apparitions can be seen around the grounds.


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    American Theatre

    Cherokee, Iowa

    87.2 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Staff at the theatre maintain that it is haunted by previous owner Mr. Goldie. A seat has been seen rocking, slowly, all by itself, and it is said that the theatre's employees have many more stories to tell.


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    Swope Hall - Buena Vista University

    Storm Lake, Iowa

    87.2 miles from Ormsby, MN

    A ghost named Mary is said to haunt this hall. Legend says her house once stood in the very spot where Swope Hall stands today. She died of lead poisoning, which caused her to become mentally unstable and leap from a 3rd-story window. Phenomema experienced here involve the opening and ...


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    Cherokee Mental Health Institute Cemetery

    Cherokee, Iowa

    87.5 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Behind the MHI on the north side there Is a locked gate about 4 feet tall, if you follow that path down about a foot ball field distance you should cross a small bridge,and there is a small cemetery that is home to nameless graves. It is said that if you ...


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    Chanhassen Water Tower

    Chaska, Minnesota

    88.5 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Folks say strange noises and a ghostly dancing figure around and atop the water tower prove that it's haunted.


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    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Ormsby,

    90.5 miles from Ormsby, MN

    According to local lore, the theater was built on the site of a home that burned down, killing the woman who was inside. Her spirit was said to haunt the theater, along with the ghost of a former actor who was bicycling home when she was hit and killed by ...


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    Fountain Lake

    Delano, Minnesota

    91.7 miles from Ormsby, MN

    At Fountain Lake, witnesses say, the ghost of a Native American woman who drowned here can be heard screaming late at night.


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    Bannwell Bridge - Terror Bridge

    Barnum, Iowa

    94.5 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Local legend maintains that a woman once killed her 3 kids here. Some reports say she hung them from the bridge and they were hit by a train coming through. Her ghostly head is said to follow you down the road, and if you don't have your doors and windows ...


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    660th Ave - Gravity Hill

    Watkins, Minnesota

    95.7 miles from Ormsby, MN

    One of those mysterious gravity-defying sites, legend has it that if you go there and put your car in neutral on the level road, you will be pulled backward. Some witnesses say they have suffered from headaches while on this road.


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    Hawkeye Community Theatre

    Fort Dodge, Iowa

    95.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    This historic theatre is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a young girl who was murdered nearby. Witnesses claim to have seen her sitting in the hall after hours, and have felt her brush past them in the corridors. The chandelier at the entrance also moves of ...


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    Hawkeye Theatre

    Fort Dodge, Iowa

    95.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Reports say visitors to the theater get the feeling of being watched, and have seen a ghostly little girl. Also, some say if you are alone here you will feel the not-so-gentle touch of an invisible hand.


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    Holbrook Park

    Long Lake, Minnesota

    95.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Locals may tell you that around 2 a.m. on Sunday nights, a ghstly little girl is seen walking around the park. If you get close, she disappears. When she comes back later she is with the apparition of her father and she is carrying apples in her apron. Some say ...


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    Andy's Market Hill - Scott Park

    Apple Valley, Minnesota

    96.3 miles from Ormsby, MN

    At the popular sledding spot called Andy's Market Hill, aka Dead Man's Hill in Scott Park, legend has it that a little boy named Dameon was sledding in 1998 when he was killed accidentally by an archer who shot him in the eye. Now, Dameon's sledding apparition is seen here ...


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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    96.4 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve is full of maple and basswood forests and hiking, biking and nature trails. A bench along one of the trails is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide there.


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    Holy Name Cemetery

    Wayzata, Minnesota

    99.2 miles from Ormsby, MN

    A white apparition, phantom disappearing headlights, footsteps, voices, and unexplained wind have all been reported at the Holy Name Cemetery across from a brick church.


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    Sturges Park

    Buffalo, Minnesota

    99.7 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Local legends say the park's old bathroom is haunted. Witnesses have seen names written in blood on the mirror. Also reported on the premises have been floating orbs and the apparition of Old man Sturges, an 1880s businessman who lived next to the park.


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    Thayer's Bed and Breakfast

    Annandale, Minnesota

    101.7 miles from Ormsby, MN

    This 1895 Old West Victorian hotel is a full house. It is the home of a ghostly little girl, a spirit bride, and two ghost cats. The owner's husband is also said to reside here in spirit, as well as the place's two original owners. Many other ghosts are said ...


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    Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    104 miles from Ormsby, MN

    At the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, legend has it that the ghost of someone who was murdered in a campus building's basement terrifies the students. Some have awoken in the night to screaming inside their heads, unable to move.


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    Minnesota Institute of the Arts

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    104 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Some say the spirit of a student who was raped and murdered haunts the Minnesota Institute of the Arts. The Connecticut Room is reported to have unexplained cold spots, and some students say they have awoken in the night freezing cold to the sound of screaming.


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    The Buckingham

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    104.3 miles from Ormsby, MN

    I don't go around seeing ghosts everywhere. The last ghost I saw was in 1983 when I lived in an apartment building called The Buckingham. I was in my bedroom when I saw a shadowy silhouette of a man enter, stand and stare at me, and proceed to ...


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    First Avenue

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    105 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Rumor has it that the upstairs dance lounge is haunted, and deejays report growls and other noises in the headphones. And according to local legend, when the site was a bus station long ago, a distraught woman hanged herself in the restroom. She was going to meet her boyfriend who ...


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    Minneapolis City Hall

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    105.3 miles from Ormsby, MN

    The turn-of-the-century Minneapolis City Hall building is said to be haunted by John Moshik. In 1898, he was convicted of murder and his hanging was botched, forcing him to endure 3 minutes of slow strangulation. As a result, no more hangings occurred here. Now, folks have seen his apparition or ...


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    Cuzzy's Bar and Grill

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    105.4 miles from Ormsby, MN

    In 1890, this building was a brothel where a young girl named Betsy worked as an entertainer, with her true love being a soldier at war. He promised to take her away, but she was murdered before this happened. Today, it is a bar in the Minneapolis warehouse district, minus ...


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    Washington Avenue Bridge

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    105.9 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Washington Avenue Bridge at the University of Minnesota is the stuff of local haunted legend, especially among students. Witnesses have heard footsteps along the bridge that seem to follow them, stopping when they stop and resuming when they do. The haunting is said to be a result of the many ...


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    The Soap Factory

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    106.1 miles from Ormsby, MN

    The old 1880s soap factory, now an experimental art venue, is said to be a doozy of a haunted site, based partly on the reality that soap was made from animal fat (allegedly from thousands of strangled stray dogs and the like). Not only that, but before it was a ...


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    Dairy Queen

    St. Anthony, Minnesota

    108.7 miles from Ormsby, MN

    Who else would haunt a Dairy Queen but ice-cream-loving kids? Children's laughter and the sounds of employees' names being called have been heard after closing, and mysterious orders print up that were not ordered by anyone in the realm of the living. Items also have been known to disappear or ...


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    Stage Coach Inn

    Ida Grove, Iowa

    110.3 miles from Ormsby, MN

    The Stage Coach Inn was built in 1856 by John and Martha Moorhead; The Inn served a stage coach stop and the first court house in Ida County Iowa and was also the church, School as well as the first hospital in Ida grove were amputations sometimes accrued on the ...


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