Haunted Places in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin



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    Old Baraboo Inn

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    12.4 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Al Ringling Mansion

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    12.8 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI


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    Taliesin

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    20.1 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The house (an estate once owned by Frank Lloyd Wright) is haunted by the apparition of a lady in a white gown. Windows open and close by themselves, and late at night, the lights in the building will flash on and off when no one is around.


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    Sanitarium Hill

    Madison, Wisconsin

    20.4 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Sanitarium Hill is an area with an abandoned mansion atop a--you guessed it--hill. It was once the Lakeview Sanitarium (1930-1966), a tuberculosis treatment center, with woods behind it (now known as Lakeview Woods). In a nearby cemetery, folks have reported mists, cold spots, and more; along the trails through the ...


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    Wisconsin State Historical Society

    Madison, Wisconsin

    21.9 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Supposedly, the place is haunted by two ghosts. One is a man who fell asleep at his desk and didn't wake up. The other is a man who committed suicide by falling off the third floor landing onto a marble floor (you can still see the blood in ...


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    Dungeon of Horrors

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    23.7 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    23.7 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Capone's Bar Next Door - The Wonder Bar

    Madison, Wisconsin

    23.7 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    It was called The Wonder Bar in the 1920s, and the Bar Next Door has now been renamed to that original name. The establishment is said to be haunted. Built originally by Roger "The Terrible" Touhy. The Touhy brothers' place was a hangout for gangsters, and Eddy Touhy (Roger's brother) ...


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    Alpha Omega Distributors

    Madison, Wisconsin

    23.9 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    A former employee killed in a car accident is said to be here, usually as a shadow in the corner of employees' eyes. One person has even claimed to have a had a conversation with him. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Elsing's Second Hand Shop

    Stoughton, Wisconsin

    36.2 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    This 1891 building was formerly a private residence, a restaurant and a hotel, and is rumoured to have some hauntings dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The current owners have reported hearing the sound of glass breaking on the second floor, but upon investigation, nothing is ...


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    The Walker House

    Mineral Point, Wisconsin

    37.4 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The magnificent stone hotel and restaurant dates back to the 1800s. It is said that the hauntings here may stem from a man during that century who was hanged from a tree outside by an angry mob after he stole a horse from his neighbor. Witnesses to the hauntings have ...


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    Weary Road

    Evansville, Wisconsin

    43.9 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The most realistic story about Weary Road of Evansville Wisconsin involves teenagers "car surfing", not slowing down for a curve in time and being killed when they were ejected off the vehicle into a steep ditch or the creepy treeline. Another involves more teens playing chicken on one of the ...


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    Aztalan State Park

    Lake Mills, Wisconsin

    46.1 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Aztalan State Park was created in 1952 on the site of a Mississippian settlement from the 10th to 13th centuries. Around the site's earthen mounds, many strange things are said to have been seen and heard by witnesses. The mounds are believed to be haunted by the spirits of the ...


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    Beaver Dam Community Theater

    Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    46.1 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Beaver Dam Community Theater is reported to have a ghost of a disgruntled actress. So the story goes, after failing to get a part she wanted, the actress called Lacy hanged herself in the loft. Footsteps, crying and electrical anomalies have been reported around the area.


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    Ludlow Mansion - Idle Hour Farm

    Monroe, Wisconsin

    46.8 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Once part of the Underground Railroad, the historic house is believed to be haunted by former owner Lady Ludlow. Witnesses have seen her apparition in the back hallway and experienced mysteriously floating objects, cold spots and flickering lights.


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    Flynn Steakhouse

    Brodhead, Wisconsin

    49.3 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Flynn Steakhouse, reported to no longer be in operation, was housed in a building from 1868, and had a haunted, unused hotel upstairs. Misty white formations were known to appear, long believed to be the ghost of Mary, a child who passed away here in the 1860s. Among the strange ...


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    Boscobel Hotel

    Boscobel, Wisconsin

    50.5 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    This hotel's claim to fame is that it was the spot where the Gideon's Bible originated. The ghost of Adam Bobel, the hotel's original builder, has been seen here by employees and guests alike.


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    Eagle Road Cemetery

    Juneau, Wisconsin

    52.5 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Eagle Road Cemetery, aka Evangelical Church Cemetery or Tabor Cemetery, is a hot spot for activity. Witnesses have seen apparitions and felt cold spots and gusts here, and some have seen the Virgin Mary or experienced stigmata (bleeding from the hands and arms) after leaving.


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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    53 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Some folks say a ghostly white woman and flickering white lights haunt Oak Hill Cemetery. Others say not so--the white lady is actually a lifelike, spookily illuminated statue, and the white lights are markers to brighten the walkways. So, is Oak Hill Cemetery haunted, or not? You be the judge!


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    Dartford Cemetery

    Green Lake, Wisconsin

    54.5 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Kirk Denmark Theatre - Rock County Theater

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    55.5 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Empty and dark theaters can be spooky because of their large, echoing spaces, but this one may be more so because it's said to have a ghost. A deceased employee, some say a theater instructor or a director, causes lights to go on and off and doors to open and ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

    Whitewater, Wisconsin

    58.4 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    There are several spots rumored to cause the hairs on the back of your neck to go up at the University of Wisconsin. One is the Center of the Arts, where apparitions have been spotted, unexplained hammering comes from the metal lab at night and chairs move across the room. ...


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    The Berlin Tannery

    Berlin, Wisconsin

    60.8 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    63.4 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Legend here surrounds a large statue of a young girl and a cross. It is said that her apparition appears from the statue and drowns itself in Lac La Belle, or that her statue's hands drip blood.


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    The Ably House

    Scales Mound, Illinois

    65.3 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    There were allegedly some murders that took place in this old home, and it is said that the spirits of the dead still remain within its walls.


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    Nashotah House Theological Seminary

    Nashotah, Wisconsin

    66.9 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The ghost at the Nashotah House Theological Seminary is said to have been here since the mid 1700s. So the story goes, the spirit belongs to an acolyte whose wife had an affair with the dean. In order to keep up the adulterous relationship, the woman hanged her husband, and ...


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    Swing Inn

    Ferryville, Wisconsin

    68.9 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    On nights when business is slow, the apparition of a prostitute nicknamed Blue Moon may show up. She can be heard walking up and down the stairs.


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    Desoto House Hotel

    Galena, Illinois

    70.1 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The 1855 DeSoto House Hotel boasts such esteemed former guests as Abraham Lincoln and William Jennings Bryan. It was also the presidential campaign headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant, among others. Although the identity of the ghosts here is unknown, many folks have reported phantom cigar smoke, voices in the halls, ...


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    Matthias Ham House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    70.2 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    No one knows exactly who is haunting the Matthias Ham museum, but ghostly tales abound. People have felt icy drafts in rooms that are closed, objects move and lights turn on independently of any explainable source. People also claim to hear strange noises and occasional whispering. One of ...


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    Otto's Place

    Galena, Illinois

    70.2 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    This quaint restaurant is haunted by Otto Sallman, the namesake of the establishment. A former tenant and café owner, his apparition has been seen walking the railroad tracks adjacent to the building. The current owners believe he is a welcoming spirit, who simply intends to greet customers to his ...


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    Max Meier's Hartland Inn

    Hartland, Wisconsin

    70.5 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Once a hotel and restaurant, the upstairs rooms are no longer in use. The restaurant is still open, however. At the early 1900s building, staff members have seen the apparition of a little girl in a Victorian sailor outfit in the basement and heard loud screams, which also came from ...


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    DiSciascio's - Legacy Grill

    Coon Valley, Wisconsin

    70.9 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Captain Merry Historic Inn

    East Dubuque, Illinois

    71.9 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    This historic inn is believed to have closed, and may now be a private residence. The building the inn was housed in has a colourful past, and is rumoured to be one of the most haunted houses in town. Reports range from sightings of a woman in a black ...


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    Octagon House

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    72.1 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The historic 12-room home, actually shaped like an octagon, is believed to be haunted. Operating now as a museum, it is said to be home to the spirit of a young boy whose aparition has been seen throughout the house. Witnesses also report items that are moved or disappear, doors ...


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    Tabernacle Cemetery

    Waukesha, Wisconsin

    72.2 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The 1842 Tabernacle Cemetery is said to be haunted. The apparition of a man has been seen next to a tree right behind the cemetery sign, and flashes of unexplained light have been seen flashing or shining on visitors. Because of vandalism, the public is not allowed on the property and ...


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    Grand Opera House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    72.3 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The haunts at this opera house, built between 1889 and 1890, like to pull pranks. The lights operate by themselves, and cameras and tape recorders behave strangely. Witnesses have also heard ghostly singing from a seemingly empty stage, and apparitions have been seen as well. The ghosts here are loved ...


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    Fischer Building

    Dubuque, Iowa

    72.3 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    There are two ghosts that appear from time to time in the mid-19th-century Fischer Building, according to those in the know. One is a tall man who walks in the basement, and the other is a woman wearing a 1920s- or '30s-style dress and furs who walks around on the ...


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    Retlaw Theater

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    72.4 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Hotel Julien

    Dubuque, Iowa

    72.5 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    According to staff and guests at this historic boutique hotel, sightings of the apparition of a man in period clothing on the upper floors of the hotel aren't uncommon; and neither are the legends surrounding his appearance. Some believe this spectre is Al Capone, who frequently stayed in the ...


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    Retlaw Plaza Hotel

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    72.5 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Redstone Inn and Suites

    Dubuque, Iowa

    72.5 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The nineteenth century inn was built in 1894 by a man who was forced to jump ship in the town and ended up prospering and owning a wagon empire. Staff and guests nowadays have reported seeing the apparition of an distinguished gentleman, while the owner claims to have heard ...


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    Mary Frances Hall - Clarke College

    Dubuque, Iowa

    72.6 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Called Mary Fran by students, this hall was built in 1924 and is said to be haunted by school founder Mary Frances Clarke. Students have experienced unexplained footsteps in the hall and an uneasy feeling of being watched, and they have seen a shrouded apparition near the chapel. In other ...


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    Deacon West Octagon House

    Pewaukee, Wisconsin

    74.8 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Some people believe that the builder of this manor killed his wife. Guests have reported voices and sometimes see apparitions. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Effigy Mounds

    Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    74.8 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    The historic Indian Mounds are said to be haunted by the spirits of the Native Americans. Residents who live nearby have reported ghostly moans on the wind at night.


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    Cobble Stone Inn

    East Troy, Wisconsin

    75.1 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Cobble Stone Inn, built in the early 1800s and allegedly once visited by Abraham Lincoln, is the site of a mysterious disappearance. One day, the inn's owners simply vanished, never to be heard from again. Locals say they still haunt the place--their apparitions have been seen all over the premises.


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    Fork in the Road

    Mukwonago, Wisconsin

    76 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Once called Inn the Olden Days, the Fork in the Road restaurant used to be a tavern in its early days. This may explain the ghostly footsteps and the sound of pool balls hitting each other and rolling across the floor. Vaporous clouds and voices also have been seen and ...


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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    76.3 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Willow Creek Farm

    Shannon, Illinois

    76.4 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Willow Creek Farm was once the property of William Boardman and his wife Mary, who arrived in New York from England in 1835. Homes for his daughters and their families also were built on the property. It is said to be haunted by former residents and Native Americans; witnesses have ...


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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    76.6 miles from Prairie du Sac, 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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    Lucerne's Fondue and Spirits

    Rockford, Illinois

    76.7 miles from Prairie du Sac, WI

    Although the spirits in the name of this old-fashioned fondue restaurant refers to alcohol, it could also refer to a number of ghosts reported by staff and diners throughout its history. The residence that houses the establishment dates back to 1895, and was formerly occupied by the Utter family, ...


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