Haunted Places in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota



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    Enger Tower

    Duluth, Minnesota

    43 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Fairlawn Mansion and Museum

    Superior, Wisconsin

    43 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Duluth International Airport

    Duluth, Minnesota

    43.9 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    40 Club Restaurant and Bar

    Aitkin, Minnesota

    44.2 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    An upstairs apartment was the unfortunate setting for a 40 Club employee's suicide in 1999, and since then, folks say, strange things have happened at the restaurant. Tom's body was found after he failed to show up for work one day. Now, the jukebox plays songs buy itself(including one that ...


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    40 Club Sports Bar and Grill

    Aitkin, Minnesota

    44.2 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    The 40 Club Restaurant has a lot of strange happenings going on in it after a man committed suicide in an upstairs apartment in 1999. The man was named Tom who also worked at the restaurant. He was known as a reliable employee and one day, Tom didn't show up ...


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    University of Minnesota Duluth - Griggs Hall

    Duluth, Minnesota

    46.3 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Glensheen - Historic Congdon Estate

    Duluth, Minnesota

    47.4 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Grant House Hotel and Eatery

    Rush City, Minnesota

    48.6 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Milford Mine Disaster Site

    Crosby, Minnesota

    56.2 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    On Feb. 5, 1924, Milford Mine, a manganese mine, was flooded when Foley Lake rose, killing 41 miners. The site is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the miners who were killed or who witnessed the tragedy.


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    Hammill House

    Spooner, Wisconsin

    59 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Trout Lake Norwegian Cemetery

    Bovey, Minnesota

    64.6 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    At Trout Lake Norwegian Cemetery, there is said to be a grave of a witch at the bottom of a hill. Her name is Bertha Maynard, born January 26, 1872 and died January 27, 1910. Witnesses have reported hearing voices and seeing a female apparition in the area.


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    Last Turn Saloon

    Brainerd, Minnesota

    65.5 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Full-bodied apparitions and EVPs have been reported here.


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    Old Jail Bed and Breakfast

    Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    68.2 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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

    68.5 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Black Woods Bar and Grill

    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    70.5 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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

    70.5 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Holiday Gas Station

    Hibbing, Minnesota

    72.4 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    The Holiday Gas Station is popular with the spirit set, it seems. Workers say there have been voices that called out their names and apparitions that appeared on the security cameras.


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    Greyhound Bus Museum

    Hibbing, Minnesota

    73.1 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Because it is situated next door to a cemetery, the Greyhound Bus Museum is rumored to have had some ghosts move in. Employees note bus windows that open or close by themselves and visitors have seen mysterious shadows that vanish. Paranormalists have verified the presence of the spirits.


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    Lac Courte Orielles Casino

    Hayward, Wisconsin

    73.9 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Lakeview Cemetery

    Mountain Iron, Minnesota

    76 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Lakeview Cemetery is believed to be haunted by apparitions, mists, shadow figures, and invisible beings visitors have heard walking next to them in the gravel.


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    East Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Amery, Wisconsin

    81.4 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Moe Lutheran Church

    Clear Lake, Wisconsin

    83.2 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Betty’s Cafe

    Cameron, Wisconsin

    84.9 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Anoka State Hospital

    Anoka, Minnesota

    85 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    85.1 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery

    Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota

    85.3 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Local legend has it that there is a vanishing hitchhiker ghost at Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery, said to be a teenage girl who was visiting the graveyard with friends, was cruelly left behind, and died of fright. She looks for a ride away from the graveyard so she can reunite ...


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    Pioneers Rest Cemetery - Bandli Graveyard

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin

    85.4 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Pioneer Place on Fifth

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    85.5 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Pioneer Place on Fifth is a former Elks Lodge, currently a venue for theater and concerts, and it's haunted. The 1913 building has a ghostly elderly man who likes the area near the men's room. Unexplained noises, electrical anomalies, moving objects and other ghost sightings also have been reported.


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    St. Cloud State University

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    85.7 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Four spots at St. Cloud State University are said to be haunted. One is Shoemaker Hall, where a pregnant student hanged herself in a basement meat locker after having an affair with a janitor. The ghost moves objects, makes clocks flash the wrong numbers, and floats over students' beds. At ...


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    Billy's Bar and Grill

    Anoka, Minnesota

    86.1 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Housed in a building that was a former brothel, the restaurant is said to be home to the spirits of some of the former brothel's staff. As local legends go, either some brothel patrons killed madam Mrs. Jackson and stole the women's money, or Mrs. Jackson hanged herself from a ...


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    St. Cloud Times

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    86.8 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    At the St. Cloud Times newspaper office, staff have been visited by an apparition of a man in the basement. He sometimes wears a printer's shirt and other times a white shirt and bow tie. The ghost has been known to tinker with the electricity and play banjo music from ...


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    Skatin' Place

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    87.9 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Skatin’ Place, according to local legend, is home to a ghost named Gilbert who used to live in a farmhouse on this property. Poor Gilbert became trapped and met his demise in the swampy land, but his spirit lingers in the Skatin' Place, turning on and off arcade games and ...


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    Kozy Korner Restaurant

    New Richmond, Wisconsin

    88.1 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Split Rock Lighthouse

    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    89.2 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Legend has it that a visitor in the mid-1980s lost his wallet after seeing the lighthouse, so he went back to look for it, but it was padlocked for the day. When he looked up at the tower, he saw a man in a lightkeeper's uniform on the catwalk. He ...


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    Rudy's Redeye Grill and Hotel

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    89.6 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Matoska Park

    White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    89.8 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Warden's House Museum

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    91.2 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Lumber Barons - The Water Street Inn

    Stillwater, Minnesota

    91.5 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    College of Saint Benedict - Benedicta Arts Center

    St. Joseph, Minnesota

    91.6 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    The Benedicta Arts Center at the College of Saint Benedict was built in 1964 and is rumored to be home to a tall, ghostly shadow figure. Local legend says it's the spirit of a man named Steve who fell to his death during the building's construction. Steve has shattered lights ...


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    Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

    Fridley, Minnesota

    91.9 miles from Sturgeon Lake, 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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    Heritage House

    Embarrass, Minnesota

    93.4 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    Local legend says an abusive father who once lived here caused his son's death by forcing him to walk on water like Jesus did. Apparitions of the boy drowning under the bridge have been seen.


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    Dairy Queen

    St. Anthony, Minnesota

    96.3 miles from Sturgeon Lake, 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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    Roselawn Cemetery

    Roseville, Minnesota

    97.1 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Gibbs Museum Farmhouse

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    97.6 miles from Sturgeon Lake, 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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    Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    97.6 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Sturges Park

    Buffalo, Minnesota

    98 miles from Sturgeon Lake, 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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    Minnesota State Fairgrounds

    Falcon Heights, Minnesota

    98.1 miles from Sturgeon Lake, 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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    The Moonshine Saloon

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    98.3 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    Oakland Cemetery

    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    98.5 miles from Sturgeon Lake, MN

    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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    The Soap Factory

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    98.7 miles from Sturgeon Lake, 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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