Haunted Places in Wadena, Minnesota



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    New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

    New York Mills, Minnesota

    12.6 miles from Wadena, MN

    New York Mills Regional Cultural Center was built in 1885 and has a ghost, or maybe two. Staff members have felt an unseen presence and heard a disembodied voice speaking, or two voices having a conversation. As well, footsteps have been heard walking on the center's wood floors when no ...


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    Spirit Lake

    Menahga, Minnesota

    21.3 miles from Wadena, MN

    My uncle used to tell a story about an Indian Maid who drown in Spirit Lake, Menagha, MN and how people would see her on the water every now and then. (Submitted by Sharon)


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    Old Broadway Food and Spirits

    Alexandria, Minnesota

    40 miles from Wadena, MN

    The former Old Broadway Food and Spirits, reported to be empty and for sale, is rumored to be haunted. Past employees say inside the building they have experienced cold chills, an apparition of a phantom bartender that shows up on a security camera or in mirrors, and moving objects, such ...


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    Last Turn Saloon

    Brainerd, Minnesota

    45.1 miles from Wadena, MN

    Full-bodied apparitions and EVPs have been reported here.


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    Palmer House Hotel

    Sauk Centre, Minnesota

    49.5 miles from Wadena, MN

    Reportedly haunted by numerous resident ghosts, from a young boy who is often seen bouncing his ball to a possible former prostitute to a tall, lanky man who appears over your bed. Rooms 11 and 17 are apparently the rooms to rent if you are into a ghostly encounter. ...


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    Chase on the Lake

    Walker, Minnesota

    52.6 miles from Wadena, MN

    Details of what exactly is haunting Chase on the Lake are hard to find. So too are details about how exactly the haunting is alleged to manifest. Some people believe it may be haunted due to its use as a morgue following a battle in the Indian ...


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    Milford Mine Disaster Site

    Crosby, Minnesota

    55.2 miles from Wadena, 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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    40 Club Sports Bar and Grill

    Aitkin, Minnesota

    67.4 miles from Wadena, 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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    40 Club Restaurant and Bar

    Aitkin, Minnesota

    67.4 miles from Wadena, 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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    College of Saint Benedict - Benedicta Arts Center

    St. Joseph, Minnesota

    72.5 miles from Wadena, 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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    St. Cloud Times

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    75.7 miles from Wadena, 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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    Pioneer Place on Fifth

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    76.9 miles from Wadena, 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

    77.5 miles from Wadena, 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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    Skatin' Place

    Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    79.3 miles from Wadena, 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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    660th Ave - Gravity Hill

    Watkins, Minnesota

    90.8 miles from Wadena, 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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    Thayer's Bed and Breakfast

    Annandale, Minnesota

    94.9 miles from Wadena, 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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    Ness Church

    Litchfield, Minnesota

    96.5 miles from Wadena, 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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    Sturges Park

    Buffalo, Minnesota

    107.1 miles from Wadena, 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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    Fountain Lake

    Delano, Minnesota

    113.9 miles from Wadena, 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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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    115.7 miles from Wadena, 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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    University of Minnesota - McCall Hall

    Crookston, Minnesota

    116.6 miles from Wadena, MN

    The University of Minnesota's McCall Hall, built in 1946, is alleged to be home to spirits who have been heard laughing and stomping their feet in the halls. Doors open or close on their own, often followed by an apparition of an unknown girl. Strange sounds have been reported here ...


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