Haunted Places in River Falls, Wisconsin



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    Afton House Inn

    Afton, Minnesota

    8.2 miles from River Falls, WI

    The 1867 historic inn is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost or two. The spirit set here include a woman known as 'Margaret', a young boy in old-fashioned breeches and the apparition of a farmer. Other encounters indicate that disembodied footsteps, cold spots and the smell of ...


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    Cottage Grove Cemetery

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    12.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    Reported in this cemetery have been an apparition seen in the storage shed window and phantom perfume aromas.


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    Treat Me Sweet

    Hastings, Minnesota

    13.8 miles from River Falls, WI

    Treat Me Sweet was a restaurant (no longer open) rumored to be haunted by a former owner who committed suicide in the kitchen.


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    Rosewood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Hastings, Minnesota

    13.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    People have reported seeing a strange glowing apparition walking around the grounds and inside the historic inn. When the inn was abandoned for a period of time, people were reportedly chased by the spirit on various occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    William G. LeDuc House

    Hastings, Minnesota

    14.4 miles from River Falls, WI

    Civil War quartermaster General William Leduc's home, built in 1865, and his family reportedly dabbled in spiritualism. Many spirits are said to reside here, and the apparition of General Leduc himself has been spotted. His daughter Alice and family friend Carroll Simmons are believed to be here as well, and ...


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    Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    15.6 miles from River Falls, WI

    The forest all around Lake Elmo (lake) is rumoured to be haunted by a middle-aged man who walks the trails in the early evening hours. Visitors who approach or greet the apparition get a surprise when the man disappears into thin air, no-where to be seen. People who walk ...


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    Treasure Island Resort and Casino

    Welch, Minnesota

    15.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    One night after leaving the Treasure Island Resort and Casino, a man pulled over to take a nap. A few moments later, he heard footsteps coming toward his car, sounding like the walker was dragging one leg. The man looked out his car window and saw a bony old ghost ...


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    Lumber Barons - The Water Street Inn

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    16.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    Former Lumber Barons and now the Water Street Inn, the place is said to be haunted by the spirit of a drunken Confederate soldier. The soldier died on the S.W. suite of the second floor, and witnesses say his ghostly sweaty odor can still be detected.


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    Warden's House Museum

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    16.5 miles from River Falls, WI

    The Warden's House Museum, built in 1853 as the home of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden, is said to be haunted. Trudy, the daughter of Henry Wolfer, last warden to live here, got married and moved away. Right after she had a son, she died appendicitis, and her father raised ...


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    Hamlet Park - Dead Man's Pond

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    16.6 miles from River Falls, WI

    Legend has it that the little swampy, algae-covered pond in Hamlet Park claimed a victim long ago, and today it is haunted... and lies in wait for its next victim.


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    Kozy Korner Restaurant

    New Richmond, Wisconsin

    18.5 miles from River Falls, 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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    Grey Cloud Island

    St. Paul Park, Minnesota

    18.9 miles from River Falls, WI


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    St. James Hotel

    Red Wing, Minnesota

    20.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    The hotel building was built in 1875, and several spirits are believed to haunt it. The first is a hostile entity that haunts all floors of the building, and which has been known to attack guests and to slam doors. The second apparition is that of a lady in a ...


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    Mounds Theatre

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    22.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    At this 1922 playhouse building, folks have reported being grabbed physically while working late at night. An obscenity-shouting ghost named Red sometimes even throws objects at women, and a little girl in a pink dress may bounce a ball on the stage. But beware: Stories say some investigators didn't leave ...


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    The Moonshine Saloon

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    22.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    Previously known as the Noose Bar, Moonshine Saloon definitely has some ghosts, witnesses say. For one thing, a beer glass flew across the room and shattered against the wall, and for another, a jukebox started up on its own. A neon sign swung and fell despite a lack of wind, ...


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    William Hamm Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    22.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    This historic mansion seems to harbour a spirit determined to protect owners from peril. The ghost has been known to wake up tenants during the night to forewarn them of impending disasters, and is believed to be a former resident dating back to when the house was built for ...


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    Wabasha Street Caves

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    23.2 miles from River Falls, WI

    Wabasha Street Caves are sandstone underground caves available for tours. They are decorated with brick walls, stucco ceilings and carpet or tile floors. Apparitions seen here include a man in a panama hat, another man who meets a woman in the bar area around 3 a.m., a man who sits ...


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    St. Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    23.7 miles from River Falls, WI

    The Ramsey County Courthouse is haunted, say witnesses who have seen apparitions in old-style clothes and heard laughter in empty rooms and high heels walking down empty halls. The apparition of a shoeshine man has been seen in the lobby, and another man has been seen hanging from a noose, ...


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    The Jonathan Padelford

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    23.7 miles from River Falls, WI

    The Jonathan Padelford is a Mississippi River steamboat that's believed to be haunted by a man who drowned after climbing to the top of the pilothouse and then falling from it into the river. Both employees and passengers have heard this phantom scene replay, complete with footsteps and a large ...


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    Landmark Center

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    23.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    This beautiful castle-like location is said to be haunted by Jack Pfeiffer, a former bellhop who got in with gangsters and began laudering money. He was arrested and, fearful of going to prison, killed himself by poisoning in his jail cell. Jack's ghost enjoys ladies, drinking and partying, and can ...


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    Fitzgerald Theater

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    23.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    The 1910 Fitzgerald Theater is reportedly haunted by Ben, thought to be a former stagehand, and Veronica, a former actress. During a restoration in 1985, workers removed a false ceiling and discovered a second balcony, on which was a note written to Ben. Since then, a male apparition has been ...


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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    24 miles from River Falls, 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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    Forepaugh's Restaurant

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    24.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    Forepaugh's Restaurant serves French cuisine in an 1800s Victorian mansion. It is believed to be haunted by Molly, a young maid who had an affair with Joseph Lybrandt Forepaugh. When Joseph's wife Mary caught them in bed, pregnant Molly hanged herself from a chandelier and threw herself out a third-story ...


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    Minnesota State Capitol

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    24.3 miles from River Falls, WI

    The Minnesota State Capitol was completed in 1905, replacing an older building that had burned down. Witnesses have described unexplained noises that come from the second story, cold gusts of air, and apparitions of deceased senators and governors in the halls and stairways. Something may be strange about Room 217 ...


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    Oakland Cemetery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    24.3 miles from River Falls, WI

    Witnesses who have seen the ghost believed to haunt this cemetery have given a thorough description of her apparition. She is in her mid twenties and has shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes, and wears a turn-of-the-century lace dress.


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    Rudy's Redeye Grill and Hotel

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    24.5 miles from River Falls, 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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    Schmidt Brewery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    24.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    Allegedly haunted by a variety of employees who died there in various ways. Details on the actual haunted activity are scarce but seem to fall primarily into the "eerie feeling" and "random sound" categories.


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    Griggs Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    24.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    The 1883 Griggs Mansion was turned into apartments, and then an art school in 1939. It has many ghosts, including a maid who hanged herself on the fourth floor landing in 1915; gardener Charles Wade, who has been heard flipping through books in the library; a thin man in a ...


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    Marie Schmidt-Bremer House

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    24.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    This house is known in these parts because it belonged to Marie Schmidt-Bremer, the daughter of Schmidt Brewing Company founder Jacob Schmidt. She and her husband Adolf Bremer had a son, Edward, who was kidnapped in 1934 by the Karpis-Barker gang. The house is haunted by an apparition of a ...


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    Roselawn Cemetery

    Roseville, Minnesota

    26.6 miles from River Falls, WI

    A ghost called Smiling Jack resides at the lovely Roselawn Cemetery. According to local tales, the police got several calls about a person who was trapped inside a mausoleum. When they responded, the police never found anyone, so the locals decided they had a ghost on their hands. He was ...


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    Hamline University

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    27.5 miles from River Falls, WI

    Hamline University has a few haunted halls, say the students. One building said to see the most ghostly activity is the Manor Hall, where apparitions, moving objects and strange noises abound. The third floor is the most active. Old Main and Drew Hall are no slouches either, as far as ...


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    College of St. Catherine

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    27.7 miles from River Falls, WI

    At College of St. Catherine's St. Mary’s Hall, a gray lady appears in doorways of the second floor rooms. Students also have reported something poking them awake right before their alarms go off or cold fingers on the backs of their necks. Some have heard the sound of someone running ...


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    Quill and Quilt Bed and Breakfast

    Cannon Falls, Minnesota

    28.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    Built in 1897 for a prominent local physician, this bed and breakfast inn appears to now be a private residence. During the establishments heyday, guests reported catching glimpse of a shadowy apparition in the Quilters Haven Room. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    East Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Amery, Wisconsin

    28.2 miles from River Falls, 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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    Minnesota State Fairgrounds

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    28.2 miles from River Falls, WI

    The Minnesota State Fairgrounds, according to some, is haunted by a ghost pig, or half-human, half-pig called the Pigman. Other reports say a small brown bird that nests here is believed to be a reincarnation of Wayne Murray, a maintenance man who died here in 1986. Also, the ghost of ...


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    Gibbs Museum Farmhouse

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    29.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    At the 1800s Gibbs Museum Farmhouse, spirits are a regular occurrence, some say. Doors and cupboards are known to open and close, a chair rocks with no one in it, toys are moved around in the night, footsteps are heard in the halls, and the apparition of a little boy ...


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    Andy's Market Hill - Scott Park

    Apple Valley, Minnesota

    29.8 miles from River Falls, WI

    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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    Dairy Queen

    St. Anthony, Minnesota

    31 miles from River Falls, WI

    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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    Washington Avenue Bridge

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    31.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    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

    31.7 miles from River Falls, WI

    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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    Minneapolis City Hall

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    32.4 miles from River Falls, WI

    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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    Minnesota Institute of the Arts

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    32.5 miles from River Falls, WI

    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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    Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    32.5 miles from River Falls, WI

    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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    St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    32.7 miles from River Falls, 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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    The Buckingham

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    32.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    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

    32.9 miles from River Falls, WI

    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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    Cuzzy's Bar and Grill

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    33 miles from River Falls, WI

    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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    The Devil's Punchbowl

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    33.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    Visitors have heard strange noises and experienced unexplained temperature drops here. Balls of light are sometimes seen and some legends even talk about people encountering gnomes; guests who joke about these entities say their cars suddenly won't start upon returning back. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin

    33.5 miles from River Falls, 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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    Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    34.1 miles from River Falls, WI

    The center is believed to be haunted by the ghost who may be Mabel herself. She was the daughter of Captain Andrew and Bertha Tainter, who built the nonprofit theater for the community after their beloved daughter died at age 19. Other ghosts have been reported here as well, including ...


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