Haunted Places in Princeton, Wisconsin



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    Dartford Cemetery

    Green Lake, Wisconsin

    7.8 miles from Princeton, 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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    The Berlin Tannery

    Berlin, Wisconsin

    11.7 miles from Princeton, 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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    Beaver Dam Community Theater

    Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    30.6 miles from Princeton, 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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    Grand Opera House

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    31.2 miles from Princeton, 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

    31.3 miles from Princeton, 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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    Octagon House

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    34 miles from Princeton, 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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    Retlaw Plaza Hotel

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    34 miles from Princeton, 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

    34 miles from Princeton, 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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    Simpson's Restaurant

    Waupaca, Wisconsin

    35 miles from Princeton, 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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    Dungeon of Horrors

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    36 miles from Princeton, 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

    36.2 miles from Princeton, 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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    Eagle Road Cemetery

    Juneau, Wisconsin

    40.6 miles from Princeton, 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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    Al Ringling Mansion

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    40.7 miles from Princeton, WI


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    Old Baraboo Inn

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    40.8 miles from Princeton, 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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    Amherst Inn

    Amherst, Wisconsin

    42.1 miles from Princeton, 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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    Appleton Curling Club

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    43.4 miles from Princeton, 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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    Secura Insurance Co.

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    43.9 miles from Princeton, 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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    Hearthstone Historic House Museum

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    44.8 miles from Princeton, 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

    45.5 miles from Princeton, 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

    45.7 miles from Princeton, 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

    45.8 miles from Princeton, 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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    Dairy Queen

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    45.8 miles from Princeton, 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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    Cottage House Restaurant

    Plover, Wisconsin

    46.6 miles from Princeton, 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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    Riverside Cemetery

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    46.7 miles from Princeton, 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

    47 miles from Princeton, 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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    Boy Scout Lane

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    49.2 miles from Princeton, 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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    Old Chilton Walmart

    Chilton, Wisconsin

    49.6 miles from Princeton, WI

    At the Old Chilton Walmart, folks say apparitions, shadowy figures, have been seen in the aisles and store stock has moved or been thrown on the ground. Electronics operate by themselves, mists appear out of nowhere, cold spots abound, and muddy footprints turn up on newly mopped floors.


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    Sanitarium Hill

    Madison, Wisconsin

    50.9 miles from Princeton, 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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    Forest Hill Cemetery

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    50.9 miles from Princeton, 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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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    50.9 miles from Princeton, 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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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    51 miles from Princeton, 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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    Sylvanus Wade House

    Glenbeulah, Wisconsin

    51.8 miles from Princeton, WI

    The historic Sylvanus Wade House, once a stagecoach inn, now operates as a museum--with a friendly ghost. Said to be "gently haunted," the museum tour guides have described a presence here for many years. Museum guides have felt a gentle push or heard rustling sounds in the bedrooms.


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    Glenbeulah Cemetery - Walnut Grove Cemetery

    Glenbeulah, Wisconsin

    53.7 miles from Princeton, WI

    Glenbeulah Cemetery, aka Walnut Grove Cemetery, has graves dating as far back as the early 1800s, one of which glows and another of which sometimes sports a ghostly pair of shoes, according to legend. Rumor has it that a man hanged himself here, and his apparition has been seen late ...


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    Koehring's Grand Central House Restaurant

    Kiel, Wisconsin

    54.1 miles from Princeton, WI

    The 1892 hotel now houses an old-fashioned restaurant, but the hauntings that have been plaguing the establishment since it was refurbished seem to have stayed behind. A recurring spirit appears to be the son of the original owner, Philip Koehring, who was murdered with a shotgun and dumped on ...


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    Wisconsin State Historical Society

    Madison, Wisconsin

    55.4 miles from Princeton, 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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    Aztalan State Park

    Lake Mills, Wisconsin

    55.8 miles from Princeton, 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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    Capone's Bar Next Door - The Wonder Bar

    Madison, Wisconsin

    56.7 miles from Princeton, 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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    Jay Road - Seven Bridges Road

    Random Lake, Wisconsin

    57.4 miles from Princeton, WI

    According to local legend, a woman was jogging through the swampy section of Jay Road when a drunken driver struck and killed her, knocking her into the swamp. Her body was never recovered, and now, folks say, her spirit haunts the area. Some have seen a haze or the apparition ...


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    Yankee Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Plymouth, Wisconsin

    57.6 miles from Princeton, WI

    Two of the buildings at this b&b inn are said to be haunted: The Gilbert Huson House and the Henry Huson House. Staff has reported hearing footsteps and the sound of objects dropping. It is said that the staff members are afraid to work in these buildings by themselves because ...


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    Alpha Omega Distributors

    Madison, Wisconsin

    58.3 miles from Princeton, 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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    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    60.1 miles from Princeton, 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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    Nashotah House Theological Seminary

    Nashotah, Wisconsin

    63.5 miles from Princeton, 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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    Lawrence Cemetery

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    64 miles from Princeton, WI

    Lawrence Cemetery, aka Cady Cemetery, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have seen orbs, eerie lights and a strange fog and heard growling and other unexplained noises.


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    Max Meier's Hartland Inn

    Hartland, Wisconsin

    64.6 miles from Princeton, 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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    Elsing's Second Hand Shop

    Stoughton, Wisconsin

    64.7 miles from Princeton, 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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    Union Hotel

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    67 miles from Princeton, WI

    This historic hotel was built in 1883, and is the oldest continually running hotel in the state. Its bound to have some ghost stories accompanying this honour, and guests, staff and patrons have reported some pretty odd occurrences throughout the hotels colourful past. A particular spirit has been known to ...


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    The American Club

    Kohler, Wisconsin

    67.3 miles from Princeton, WI

    At this hotel, one guest saw a man in the hallway wearing dirty and torn flannel short and pants. He attempted to speak to the man but got no response. The security camera got pictures of the guest speaking to someone who wasn't there. Also, the east wing, the ...


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    Deacon West Octagon House

    Pewaukee, Wisconsin

    68 miles from Princeton, 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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    Founder's Cemetery Park

    Cedarburg, Wisconsin

    68.3 miles from Princeton, WI

    According to reports, the headstones no longer remain at this old cemetery--except for maybe a few little bits and pieces. Instead, there is a monument stone on which visitors can read the recoverable names of those who were buried here. Perhaps it is the unintentionally overlooked spirits who remain in ...


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    Taliesin

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    68.3 miles from Princeton, 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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