Haunted Places in Poplar, Wisconsin



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    Fairlawn Mansion and Museum

    Superior, Wisconsin

    15.6 miles from Poplar, WI

    The 42-room Victorian mansion and museum are haunted by a ghost who is often mistaken for a museum guide. She is dressed in period costume like the real guides, but folks feel a cold chill when she is around. The ghost is believed by some to have been a former ...


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    Glensheen - Historic Congdon Estate

    Duluth, Minnesota

    20 miles from Poplar, WI

    Glensheen Mansion was built in 1905 by Chester Congdon, who died in 1916. His daughter Elisabeth inherited it. Sadly, Elisabeth was smothered by with her pillow as she slept and her nurse Velma Pietila was bludgeoned to death with a candlestick. Elisabeth's adopted daughter Marjorie and her second husband Roger ...


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    Enger Tower

    Duluth, Minnesota

    20.4 miles from Poplar, WI

    Rumours circulating around the Duluth area claim that in 1948, a man committed suicide by jumping off the 5th level of the tower head-first. He died on impact. The man's corpse was found hours later, and the man was never identified. Over time, visitors to the park claim to ...


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    University of Minnesota Duluth - Griggs Hall

    Duluth, Minnesota

    21.2 miles from Poplar, WI

    The University of Minnesota Duluth's Griggs Hall has a haunted toilet, students say. And the commode has not one, but two ghosts. Both students died of alcohol poisoning, and the ghosts are said to manifest by the sounds of moaning, profane language, and retching along with a bad smell.


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    Duluth International Airport

    Duluth, Minnesota

    25.2 miles from Poplar, WI

    Duluth International Airport is haunted by a woman who was killed on a road nearby. She has been spotted by security and has set off alarms and made doors open and close on their own. She is thought to haunt the airport because this is where her murderer went directly ...


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    Black Woods Bar and Grill

    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    31.1 miles from Poplar, WI

    Black Woods Bar and Grill was built in 1994 and is haunted by several ghosts including a lady in white and a man whose footsteps are heard. A bookkeeper claimed the phantom followed her home and got into bed with her.


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    Blackwoods Bar and Grill

    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    31.1 miles from Poplar, WI

    Blackwoods is alleged to be home to a ghostly lady in white, disembodied footsteps and cold chills. According to one witness, the female ghost has been seen touching the furniture as if checking it for dust.


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    Best Western Hotel Chequamegon

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    43.4 miles from Poplar, 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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    Rinehart Theater

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    43.8 miles from Poplar, 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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    Northland College - Memorial Hall

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    44 miles from Poplar, 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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    Lac Courte Orielles Casino

    Hayward, Wisconsin

    45.3 miles from Poplar, 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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    Split Rock Lighthouse

    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    47.2 miles from Poplar, 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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    Old Rittenhouse Inn

    Bayfield, Wisconsin

    49 miles from Poplar, 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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    Hammill House

    Spooner, Wisconsin

    52.7 miles from Poplar, WI

    Railroad and newspaper man and "Father of Spooner" Frank Hammill, although he died in 1922, is believed to still reside in his house. Owners through the years have reported that he still watches over things.


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    Michigan Island Lighthouse

    La Pointe, Wisconsin

    64.8 miles from Poplar, 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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    Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery

    Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota

    66.7 miles from Poplar, WI

    Local legend has it that there is a vanishing hitchhiker ghost at Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery, said to be a teenage girl who was visiting the graveyard with friends, was cruelly left behind, and died of fright. She looks for a ride away from the graveyard so she can reunite ...


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    Heritage House

    Embarrass, Minnesota

    76.7 miles from Poplar, WI

    Local legend says an abusive father who once lived here caused his son's death by forcing him to walk on water like Jesus did. Apparitions of the boy drowning under the bridge have been seen.


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    Lakeview Cemetery

    Mountain Iron, Minnesota

    76.8 miles from Poplar, WI

    Lakeview Cemetery is believed to be haunted by apparitions, mists, shadow figures, and invisible beings visitors have heard walking next to them in the gravel.


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    Pioneers Rest Cemetery - Bandli Graveyard

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin

    78.3 miles from Poplar, WI

    Local legends abound about this cemetery known as Pioneers Rest Cemetery or Bandli Graveyard (after the family who maintains it). One says that a man killed his wife and four children and then hanged himself in his barn, next to the graveyard. Another claims that a Satanic cult used the ...


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    Holiday Gas Station

    Hibbing, Minnesota

    79.3 miles from Poplar, WI

    The Holiday Gas Station is popular with the spirit set, it seems. Workers say there have been voices that called out their names and apparitions that appeared on the security cameras.


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    Nola Cemetery

    Park Falls, Wisconsin

    79.5 miles from Poplar, 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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    Greyhound Bus Museum

    Hibbing, Minnesota

    79.7 miles from Poplar, WI

    Because it is situated next door to a cemetery, the Greyhound Bus Museum is rumored to have had some ghosts move in. Employees note bus windows that open or close by themselves and visitors have seen mysterious shadows that vanish. Paranormalists have verified the presence of the spirits.


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    Betty’s Cafe

    Cameron, Wisconsin

    81.3 miles from Poplar, WI

    The ghost of a deceased employee of Betty's Cafe is believed to linger here in spirit, showing up as an apparition near the fryers or hiding objects in mysterious places.


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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Fifield, Wisconsin

    82.2 miles from Poplar, 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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    El Rancho Motel

    Ladysmith, Wisconsin

    83.1 miles from Poplar, 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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    Grant House Hotel and Eatery

    Rush City, Minnesota

    83.4 miles from Poplar, WI

    The 1880's historic hotel burnt to the ground just a decade after its construction, but phoenix-like rose from the ashes to form the successful establishment it is today. The building, however, has had a darker past, with tales being told of the days where the hotel operated as a ...


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    Old Jail Bed and Breakfast

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    91.5 miles from Poplar, WI

    The southern building is reportedly Minnesota's oldest jail building, and the northern building housed a funeral home in the 1800s. Now an inn, as one would imagine there is plenty of ghostly activity here. Later during the Prohibition era, when the former funeral home was a haberdashery, there was a ...


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    Interstate State Park

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    91.8 miles from Poplar, WI

    Phantom lights are spotted every once in awhile on the Wisconsin side of the river, always around the early morning and late afternoon hours. An apparition of a little girl has been seen multiple times running across the edge of the drop-off into the river, on the Minnesota side. ...


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    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin

    94.1 miles from Poplar, WI

    The church and cemetery are reported to be haunted by angry spirits. Legend has it that in the early 1900s, the church accidentally burned to the ground killing over 30 people, who have haunted the rebuilt church since. Another legend says in the 1950s, a woman hanged herself in the ...


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    East Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Amery, Wisconsin

    97.4 miles from Poplar, WI

    Hushed voices and whispering are heard inside the church when no one is around. The sounds of a congregations of parishioners have been heard in the basement and in the sanctuary of the church, but when investigated, there is no on there. The church bell frequently rings by itself. (Submitted by ...


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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    102.7 miles from Poplar, 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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    Kozy Korner Restaurant

    New Richmond, Wisconsin

    107.1 miles from Poplar, WI

    The Kozy Korner Restaurant is no longer in operation, but who knows whether anyone told the ghost boy who frequents it. The ghost was unknown until a photograph of a boy who resembles the apparition turned up; locals have learned that the ghost's name is Carl.


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    St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    116.9 miles from Poplar, WI

    St. Joesph's Catholic Church, formerly a Catholic school, is home to a ghost nun. Her apparition has been seen around the church and has been blamed for slamming doors, playing the piano, knocking a Bible off a shelf, and footsteps.


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    Rudy's Redeye Grill and Hotel

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    118.4 miles from Poplar, WI

    Local legends claim that the wardrobe on the second level of the hotel is haunted by an unknown spirit that was cursed to the wardrobe a long time ago after it was made. Other reports claim seeing shadowy apparitions in the 3rd and 4th hotel halls in between the ...


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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    118.5 miles from Poplar, WI

    Several reports claim that an apparition can be seen standing in the shallow marsh to the left of the bridge to Manitou Island (private area). The ghostly figure is said to be a younger female, wearing casual clothing from circa 1920. The figure has yet to be identified. Others have claimed ...


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    Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

    Fridley, Minnesota

    125.4 miles from Poplar, WI

    The building was built in 1847 and is on the MIssissippi River. It was a rooming house for those on the Red River Ox Cart Trail. There have been numerous reports of smells, sightings, and sounds by a variety of visitors. Personally I have seen a woman ...


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