Haunted Places in Spooner, Wisconsin



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    Hammill House

    Spooner, Wisconsin

    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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    Lac Courte Orielles Casino

    Hayward, Wisconsin

    27.2 miles from Spooner, 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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    Pioneers Rest Cemetery - Bandli Graveyard

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin

    27.9 miles from Spooner, 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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    Betty’s Cafe

    Cameron, Wisconsin

    29.5 miles from Spooner, 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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    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin

    42.4 miles from Spooner, 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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    El Rancho Motel

    Ladysmith, Wisconsin

    44.5 miles from Spooner, 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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    Old Jail Bed and Breakfast

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    47.2 miles from Spooner, 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

    47.4 miles from Spooner, 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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    East Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Amery, Wisconsin

    47.5 miles from Spooner, 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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    Grant House Hotel and Eatery

    Rush City, Minnesota

    52.6 miles from Spooner, 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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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    57.7 miles from Spooner, 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

    57.7 miles from Spooner, 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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    Fairlawn Mansion and Museum

    Superior, Wisconsin

    62.4 miles from Spooner, 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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    Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    65.4 miles from Spooner, 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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    Elk Mound Tower

    Elk Mound, Wisconsin

    65.9 miles from Spooner, WI

    According to local folklore, a dragon is buried under Elk Mound and a ghost haunts Elk Mound Tower. Witnesses have reported screams, howls, laughter, eerie lights, unexplained mists, and a nauseated feeling after visiting.


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    Amy’s Ritz

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    65.9 miles from Spooner, WI

    "Small brown men" have been reported by witnesses in this bar, housed in an 1880s building that was converted to a tavern around 1933. If that's not unusual enough, things seem to move from one place to another when you're not looking, and doors are known to lock on their ...


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    Irvine Ghost Pub

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    66 miles from Spooner, WI

    After new owners bought the Irvine Pub in 2008, they closed it for a few days for renovations. This is when strange things began to happen, such as apparitions, bar stools being knocked over, and electrical items going on the fritz. A paranormal investigation turned up the fact that a ...


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    James Sheeley House

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    66 miles from Spooner, WI

    A former blacksmith shop, the 1860s building was converted to a saloon and boarding house by John B. Paul. Its name comes from Irish immigrant James Sheeley who, with his wife Kate, bought the building and took over in 1905. In 2001 when the building was being cleaned and touched ...


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    Enger Tower

    Duluth, Minnesota

    66.8 miles from Spooner, 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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    The Devil's Punchbowl

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    67 miles from Spooner, 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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    Fraternal Order of Eagles

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    68.8 miles from Spooner, WI

    A woman named Beth is said to haunt the Eagles Club. Beth passed away of a heart attack during a 1985 wedding reception here. She was 65 years old. Now, folks say, those who hold their receptions here can expect an extra guest: Beth's ghost attends every wedding reception held ...


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    Warden's House Museum

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    68.9 miles from Spooner, 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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    Glensheen - Historic Congdon Estate

    Duluth, Minnesota

    69 miles from Spooner, 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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    Lumber Barons - The Water Street Inn

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    69.1 miles from Spooner, 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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    University of Minnesota Duluth - Griggs Hall

    Duluth, Minnesota

    69.5 miles from Spooner, 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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    Nola Cemetery

    Park Falls, Wisconsin

    70.2 miles from Spooner, 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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    Forest Home Cemetery

    Fifield, Wisconsin

    71.3 miles from Spooner, 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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    Northland College - Memorial Hall

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    71.4 miles from Spooner, 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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    Duluth International Airport

    Duluth, Minnesota

    71.6 miles from Spooner, 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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    Best Western Hotel Chequamegon

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    71.7 miles from Spooner, 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

    72 miles from Spooner, 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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    Banbury Place

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    72.2 miles from Spooner, WI

    This bizarre labyrinth of buildings previously housed several factories, as well as an apartment block. It is said to be haunted by former residents and workers of Banbury Place. In Building #13, moans and screams, as well as the hum of an old air conditioning unit have been reported. An ...


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    Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    72.3 miles from Spooner, WI

    The historic building that houses this restaurant and bar is believed to be haunted by a man who hanged himself here in the early 1900s. The man has appeared as an apparition and has been known to throw or break beer bottles, open and close doors, and move objects to ...


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    Old Opera House Site

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    72.5 miles from Spooner, WI

    The Old Opera House was built in 1885, and is home to a spirit who moves chairs and closes doors; apparitions of two elderly folks have been spotted standing in corners, watching the staff.


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    Allen Cameron House

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    72.6 miles from Spooner, WI

    The ghost of Allen Cameron is said to haunt the room of the house where his own funeral was held. Objects move without explanation. People report cold spots in that room. Apparently people have also reported that the bed in that particular room of the house “shakes”. Dishes crash to ...


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    University of Wisconsin - Kjer Theatre

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    73.2 miles from Spooner, WI

    Kjer Theatre founder Earl Kjer is known to haunt his theater by tinkering with the lights and moving the props and the curtains. His apparition has been seen observing performances from his usual seat.


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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    74 miles from Spooner, 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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    Rudy's Redeye Grill and Hotel

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    74.1 miles from Spooner, 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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    St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    75.3 miles from Spooner, 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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    Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    76.7 miles from Spooner, 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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    Afton House Inn

    Afton, Minnesota

    77 miles from Spooner, 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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    The Moonshine Saloon

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    81.7 miles from Spooner, 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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    Mounds Theatre

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    82.6 miles from Spooner, 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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    William Hamm Mansion

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    82.6 miles from Spooner, 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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    Cottage Grove Cemetery

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    83 miles from Spooner, WI

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


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    Oakland Cemetery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    83.1 miles from Spooner, 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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    Roselawn Cemetery

    Roseville, Minnesota

    83.3 miles from Spooner, 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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    Anoka State Hospital

    Anoka, Minnesota

    83.7 miles from Spooner, WI

    Anoka State Hospital has been known by many names in its past, including First State Asylum for the Insane, Anoka State Asylum, Anoka State Hospital and most recently Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center. It was originally opened in 1900 and is said to be haunted by spirits of those who have ...


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    Black Woods Bar and Grill

    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    83.8 miles from Spooner, 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

    83.8 miles from Spooner, 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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