Haunted Places in Thornton, Wisconsin



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    Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel

    Keshena, Wisconsin

    5.5 miles from Thornton, WI

    A strange tale is told here of three children who were seen running around as if playing tag in a restricted area of the hotel. They were seen on a surveillance camera, but when security checked it out, the children were nowhere to be found, though still visible on the ...


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    Gillett Historical Society

    Gillett, Wisconsin

    19.8 miles from Thornton, WI

    Built in 1908 by Ruth and John Smith, the historic mansion and museum is rumoured to be haunted. Local folk say the ghost is that of Mary Gillett (wife of the town founder), who used to live in a previous residence located on the site of the current structure ...


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    McMillion Hotel - Vivian Hotel

    Antigo, Wisconsin

    32.7 miles from Thornton, WI

    Originally the Vivian Hotel and often misspelled as McMillan Hotel, this establishment was closed in 2003 and demolished in 2007. The hotel, built in 1887, was said to be haunted by its original owner, who had committed suicide in Room 21. If his ghost remained here, he was probably not ...


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    The Pines on Crooked Lake

    Crivitz, Wisconsin

    34.7 miles from Thornton, WI

    From the Pines Bar a curious apparition has been seen from the dock. An old man yells for help from a ghostly old fishing boat out in the middle of Crooked Lake. Shortly thereafter, boat and man are surrounded by mist and vanish from sight.


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    Simpson's Restaurant

    Waupaca, Wisconsin

    36.1 miles from Thornton, 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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    Port Townsend Resort - Hillcrest Lodge

    Townsend, Wisconsin

    37 miles from Thornton, WI

    The elderly Dr. Fred is the well-known ghostly resident at this 1940s lodge. He once lived on the third floor, but was hit by a car on the road in front of the lodge. He died from his injuries, but never left the place. He makes himself known by slamming ...


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    Lawrence Cemetery

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    37.6 miles from Thornton, 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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    Amherst Inn

    Amherst, Wisconsin

    37.9 miles from Thornton, 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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    The Gift Itself

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    38.2 miles from Thornton, WI

    The spirit of a little girl is often seen on the back staircase. Nobody knows who this little girl is, but after going through some very old boxes that where left behind for previous tenants, some old pictures of a little girl were found. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Titletown Brewing Company

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    38.2 miles from Thornton, WI

    The brewing company building was previously a railway depot, and there have been many reports of paranormal activity in the building. The ghost of an elderly train conductor has been seen on the ground floor, as well as the apparitions of ghostly figures in period clothing. Objects move around the ...


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    Dairy Queen

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    38.3 miles from Thornton, 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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    Brewbaker's Pub

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    38.5 miles from Thornton, WI

    According to local rumors, the pub is haunted by a ghost whose footsteps can be heard at night. Flashing lights also are said to come from the building when it is closed.


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    Appleton Curling Club

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    38.5 miles from Thornton, 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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    Joannes Mansion

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    38.8 miles from Thornton, WI

    People have reported seeing ghostly apparitions and hearing ballroom music on the upper floor of the house. An aggressive presence has been known to push people down flights of stairs. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Astor House Bed and Breakfast

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    38.9 miles from Thornton, WI

    The ghost of Doctor Julius Bellin, former owner of the historic house, has been seen in the parlour room in the early hours of morning by guests. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Union Hotel

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    39.2 miles from Thornton, 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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    Days Inn Green Bay

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    39.3 miles from Thornton, WI

    The ghost of a former worker is rumoured to haunt the hotel basement. An eerie presence is felt in the hotel, and people have reported spirits brushing against them in the hotel corridors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Franklin Inn on Durkee

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    39.4 miles from Thornton, 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

    39.4 miles from Thornton, 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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    St. Joseph Cemetery

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    39.5 miles from Thornton, 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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    Riverside Cemetery

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    39.5 miles from Thornton, 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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    Zuelke Building

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    39.5 miles from Thornton, 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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    Hearthstone Historic House Museum

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    39.9 miles from Thornton, 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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    Secura Insurance Co.

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    40.8 miles from Thornton, 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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    Wasau Downtown Airport

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    46.8 miles from Thornton, WI

    Former airport manager Archie Towle haunts an airport hangar and his former residence at the airport, where numerous reports of ghostly activity have been reported. His shadowy apparition has been seen, as well as faucets going on and off by themselves, pounding on walls when no one is around and ...


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    Grand Theater

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    47.2 miles from Thornton, WI

    Grand Theater began in 1928, and is the site of many an unexplained noise or sight. The ghost in residence, according to eyewitnesses of apparitions, is a former theater manager who passed away more than a decade ago but apparently wasn't ready to quit his job.


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    Wasau Club

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    47.2 miles from Thornton, WI

    The building is haunted by the ghost of a lady named Martha, who hung herself in a guest bedroom in the west wing of the building. She is seen on the staircase and in doorways of the building. Cold spots have been reported, as well as lights going on and ...


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    Cottage House Restaurant

    Plover, Wisconsin

    48.1 miles from Thornton, 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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    Peshtigo Fire Museum

    Peshtigo, Wisconsin

    49.2 miles from Thornton, WI

    The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871 remains largely overlooked in historical texts, despite the fact that it claimed several thousand lives and razed the township to the ground. However, phoenix-like, the town has risen from the ashes to become a thriving community. A former church which was moved across ...


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    McClintock Park

    Athelstane, Wisconsin

    50.3 miles from Thornton, WI

    Rumor has it that ghosts haunt McClintock Park. Strange noises and orbs that show up in photos are said to be the remnants of murders that have taken place in the area years ago.


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    Boy Scout Lane

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    50.4 miles from Thornton, 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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    New Moon Cafe

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    54.3 miles from Thornton, 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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    Grand Opera House

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    54.4 miles from Thornton, 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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    Maribel Hotel

    Maribel, Wisconsin

    57.1 miles from Thornton, WI

    Rumor has it that this hotel, originally built in the 1800s as a resort, may once have been owned by Al Capone. Its nickname is Motel Hell because of all the strange happenings that occur here. For one thing, the whole place is said to glow by the light of ...


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    The Berlin Tannery

    Berlin, Wisconsin

    58.9 miles from Thornton, 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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    Old Chilton Walmart

    Chilton, Wisconsin

    60.1 miles from Thornton, 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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    Forest Hill Cemetery

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    61.2 miles from Thornton, 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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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    62.1 miles from Thornton, 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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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    62.3 miles from Thornton, 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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    Von Stiehl Winery

    Algoma, Wisconsin

    63 miles from Thornton, WI

    The winery is believed to be haunted by a former owner. Strange noises, disembodied footsteps and sightings of apparitions in the bottling room have been reported in the old winery. Bottles of wine are frequently moved around, as is furniture in the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Historic Karsten Inn - Kewaunee Inn

    Kewaunee, Wisconsin

    63 miles from Thornton, WI

    Among the eerie occurrences reported here are orbs, mists, strange things that appear in photos, apparitions, cold and hot spots, phantom aromas, and many sounds, including whispering, flute-playing, moving furniture, breaking glass, and a child's running footsteps. The sound of a woman sobbing is also heard on floor 2. Mr. ...


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    The Sawyer House

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    64 miles from Thornton, WI

    My husband and I stayed at this B&B for 4 days/3 nights. 3 level Bed & Breakfast. We stayed in the "Lighthouse suite" on the third floor. We later learned that the house was built in 1902 by a doctor and the upper level was the servants quarters. Upon first entering ...


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    Dartford Cemetery

    Green Lake, Wisconsin

    66.6 miles from Thornton, 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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    Buffalo Ridge Road

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    67.8 miles from Thornton, WI

    The north end of Buffalo Ridge Road becomes a dirt road. The story tells that a man hung himself here, and with so much grief, the wife murdered her three children. One boy, a girl, and a baby. If you drive slow on the dirt road at night, ...


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    Koehring's Grand Central House Restaurant

    Kiel, Wisconsin

    69.1 miles from Thornton, 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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    Institute Saloon

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    69.1 miles from Thornton, WI

    In the women's bathroom, faucets turn on and off by themselves. Ghostly voices are heard in the bar, and diners have reported seeing menacing shadowy apparitions on the ground floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Evergreen Inn Hotel - Manitowoc Place

    Manitowoc, Wisconsin

    70.4 miles from Thornton, WI

    Once the historic Evergreen Inn Hotel, Manitowoc Place is known for its many ghosts. There have reportedly been a great many deaths here, which some surmise have led to the hauntings. Witnesses have reported pounding noises, blood that appears on the floors (apparently a remnant from a long-ago murder), and ...


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    Shipwrecked Brew Pub and Restaurant

    Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

    71.2 miles from Thornton, WI

    The restaurant reportedly houses several spirits dating back from its original construction in 1882. The first is that of former owner Verna Moore, who has been seen in the dining room and basement of the building. She converse's with members of staff, and moves around furniture in the upstairs hotel ...


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    Retlaw Plaza Hotel

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    71.3 miles from Thornton, 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

    71.4 miles from Thornton, 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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