Haunted Places in Searles, Minnesota



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    Lambrecht's Gift Store

    New Ulm, Minnesota

    6.1 miles from Searles, 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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    R.D Hubbard House Museum

    Mankato, Minnesota

    21.8 miles from Searles, 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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    Minnesota State University Mankato

    Mankato, Minnesota

    22.4 miles from Searles, 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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    Calvary Cemetery

    Mankato, Minnesota

    23 miles from Searles, 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

    24.5 miles from Searles, 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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    Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum

    Elysian, Minnesota

    37.7 miles from Searles, 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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    Ferguson’s Cemetery

    Norwood Young America, Minnesota

    45 miles from Searles, 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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    Montgomery Golf Club

    Montgomery, Minnesota

    45.2 miles from Searles, 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

    46 miles from Searles, 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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    Vicksburg Cemetery

    Renville, Minnesota

    49.3 miles from Searles, MN

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


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    Loon Lake Cemetery

    Jackson, Minnesota

    58.6 miles from Searles, 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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    Chanhassen Water Tower

    Chaska, Minnesota

    60 miles from Searles, 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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    West Hills

    Owatonna, Minnesota

    60.1 miles from Searles, 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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    Ness Church

    Litchfield, Minnesota

    60.5 miles from Searles, 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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    It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

    Owatonna, Minnesota

    60.7 miles from Searles, 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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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Estherville, Iowa

    61 miles from Searles, 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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    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Searles,

    62.2 miles from Searles, 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

    62.4 miles from Searles, 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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    St. Olaf College

    Northfield, Minnesota

    63.9 miles from Searles, MN

    The four buildings rumored to be haunted at St. Olaf College are Hilleboe Hall, where children singing and playing piano have been heard; Kelsey Theater, where deceased Miss Kelsey has been witnessed playing the piano onstage; Melby Hall, where the apparitions of a man and a woman in Victorian clothing ...


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    Holbrook Park

    Long Lake, Minnesota

    67.1 miles from Searles, 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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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    67.1 miles from Searles, 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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    660th Ave - Gravity Hill

    Watkins, Minnesota

    68.5 miles from Searles, 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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    Andy's Market Hill - Scott Park

    Apple Valley, Minnesota

    70.2 miles from Searles, 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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    Holy Name Cemetery

    Wayzata, Minnesota

    70.4 miles from Searles, 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

    70.4 miles from Searles, 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

    73 miles from Searles, 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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    Gypsy Cemetery - Union Township Cemetery

    Algona, Iowa

    75.6 miles from Searles, 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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    Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    76.1 miles from Searles, 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

    76.2 miles from Searles, 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

    76.4 miles from Searles, 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

    77 miles from Searles, 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

    77.4 miles from Searles, 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

    77.4 miles from Searles, 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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    Plum Creek Pits

    Algona, Iowa

    78.1 miles from Searles, 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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    Lot Behind Nauss Oil

    Emmetsburg, Iowa

    78.1 miles from Searles, 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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    Washington Avenue Bridge

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    78.1 miles from Searles, 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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    College of St. Catherine

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    78.2 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    The Soap Factory

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    78.2 miles from Searles, 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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    Hamline University

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    80.6 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    Schmidt Brewery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    80.7 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    Marie Schmidt-Bremer House

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    80.7 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    Dairy Queen

    St. Anthony, Minnesota

    80.8 miles from Searles, 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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    Gibbs Museum Farmhouse

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    80.9 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    Minnesota State Fairgrounds

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    81 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    Grey Cloud Island

    St. Paul Park, Minnesota

    81.1 miles from Searles, MN


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    Griggs Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    81.3 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    The Jonathan Padelford

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    81.9 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    Forepaugh's Restaurant

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    81.9 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

    Fridley, Minnesota

    82.3 miles from Searles, MN

    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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    Landmark Center

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    82.4 miles from Searles, MN

    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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