Haunted Places in Wilder, Minnesota



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    Loon Lake Cemetery

    Jackson, Minnesota

    21.4 miles from Wilder, 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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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Estherville, Iowa

    34.2 miles from Wilder, 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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    Moose Pond

    Spencer, Iowa

    48.3 miles from Wilder, MN

    Locals tell a story of harrowing events that happen at 8:47 p.m. on December 23. If you visit the iced-over pond on that night, you can hear pounding on the ice and hear the screams of a young boy trapped beneath the ice. According to the story, the young boy ...


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    Lambrecht's Gift Store

    New Ulm, Minnesota

    49.7 miles from Wilder, 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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    Palace Theatre

    Luverne, Minnesota

    51.9 miles from Wilder, MN

    The Palace Theater was built by Herman Jochims in 1915, and his wife Maude played piano to accompany the silent films shown there. Her ghost is said to remain here playing the pipe organ, even though it no longer works. Both Herman and Maude have been seen as apparitions, and ...


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    Lot Behind Nauss Oil

    Emmetsburg, Iowa

    56.1 miles from Wilder, 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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    Pipestone County Museum

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    57 miles from Wilder, MN

    Housed in a building that was once the city hall, the museum is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little blonde girl who appears wearing a blue 19th-century dress and white apron. Footsteps and stomping are also heard, and reports say the ghost of the old doctor ...


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    Calumet Historic Hotel

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    57 miles from Wilder, MN

    This historic hotel was erected during the nineteenth century to serve as a railroad stopover for the railway industry which at the time was the lifeblood of the township. The hotel featured two especially haunted rooms, which are always in demand by paranormal investigators and enthusiasts visiting the very ...


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    Vicksburg Cemetery

    Renville, Minnesota

    57.9 miles from Wilder, MN

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


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    Minnesota State University Mankato

    Mankato, Minnesota

    63.6 miles from Wilder, 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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    R.D Hubbard House Museum

    Mankato, Minnesota

    63.6 miles from Wilder, 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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    Calvary Cemetery

    Mankato, Minnesota

    65.3 miles from Wilder, 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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    Gypsy Cemetery - Union Township Cemetery

    Algona, Iowa

    66.6 miles from Wilder, 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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    Old Taunton Catholic Cemetery

    Taunton, Minnesota

    68 miles from Wilder, MN

    Reports say that the apparition of a 12-year-old girl in a rocking chair was seen rocking next to her grave.


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    Plum Creek Pits

    Algona, Iowa

    70.1 miles from Wilder, 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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    Grotto of the Redemption

    West Bend, Iowa

    70.5 miles from Wilder, MN

    This sacred site was constructed over a 42-year period, beginning in 1912, using semiprecious stones from every state in the U.S. and every world region. The Christmas Chapel contains a 300-lb. amethyst, and Bethlehem Cave contains 65 tons of petrified wood. The spiritual place has tons of statues depicting the ...


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    Green Lawn Cemetery - CSAH 20 Cemetery

    St. Peter, Minnesota

    71.1 miles from Wilder, 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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    Gitchie Manitou State Preserve

    Larchwood, Iowa

    73.1 miles from Wilder, MN

    The 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders involved an attack on a group of five teenagers at Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Lyon County, Iowa. Four of the teenagers were killed and a fifth was raped. We have been there several times and have got many voices and apparitions. I was ...


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    Little Africa - Geigel Woods

    Algona, Iowa

    74.3 miles from Wilder, MN

    This site is said to be very active with spirits, in part because the old bridge was the site of two hangings. Car accidents have been caused by apparitions standing in the middle of the road. Also, at the old farm house, the husband is said to have killed the ...


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    Cherokee Mental Health Institute Cemetery

    Cherokee, Iowa

    76.3 miles from Wilder, MN

    Behind the MHI on the north side there Is a locked gate about 4 feet tall, if you follow that path down about a foot ball field distance you should cross a small bridge,and there is a small cemetery that is home to nameless graves. It is said that if you ...


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    American Theatre

    Cherokee, Iowa

    76.5 miles from Wilder, MN

    Staff at the theatre maintain that it is haunted by previous owner Mr. Goldie. A seat has been seen rocking, slowly, all by itself, and it is said that the theatre's employees have many more stories to tell.


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    Swope Hall - Buena Vista University

    Storm Lake, Iowa

    81.8 miles from Wilder, MN

    A ghost named Mary is said to haunt this hall. Legend says her house once stood in the very spot where Swope Hall stands today. She died of lead poisoning, which caused her to become mentally unstable and leap from a 3rd-story window. Phenomema experienced here involve the opening and ...


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    Harrington-Merrill House

    Hutchinson, Minnesota

    84.2 miles from Wilder, 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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    Ferguson’s Cemetery

    Norwood Young America, Minnesota

    89.7 miles from Wilder, 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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    Herrick Hotel

    Gary, South Dakota

    91.4 miles from Wilder, MN

    Patrons have heard the ghostly laughter of a child who lived at the historic hotel when it was a blind school. Others have reported hearing footsteps on the upper floor of the building when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Humboldt County Historical Museum

    Humboldt, Iowa

    91.5 miles from Wilder, MN

    Lights are seen in the building at night and some people claim the ghost of a man who drowned in the nearby river has also been spotted roaming the grounds.


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    Ness Church

    Litchfield, Minnesota

    92.4 miles from Wilder, 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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    Akron Area Museum

    Akron, Iowa

    97 miles from Wilder, MN

    The Akron Area Museum, formerly the home of the Ross Family is haunted some say by the Materiach, Mrs. Lucille Ross. The 100% volunteer staffed museum has had many members experience cold drafts, noises and a feeling of a presence around the main stairway and formal dining room ...


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    Akron Gold and Silver

    Akron, Iowa

    97.2 miles from Wilder, MN

    Some say not all the guests are going home at closing time at Akron Gold and Silver, a fine antiques and estate collectable shop in downtown Akron Iowa. A neighboring business owner heard a male voice after hours calling their dog by it's name "Sandy" after hours when the building ...


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    Bannwell Bridge - Terror Bridge

    Barnum, Iowa

    100.9 miles from Wilder, MN

    Local legend maintains that a woman once killed her 3 kids here. Some reports say she hung them from the bridge and they were hit by a train coming through. Her ghostly head is said to follow you down the road, and if you don't have your doors and windows ...


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    Stage Coach Inn

    Ida Grove, Iowa

    102.5 miles from Wilder, MN

    The Stage Coach Inn was built in 1856 by John and Martha Moorhead; The Inn served a stage coach stop and the first court house in Ida County Iowa and was also the church, School as well as the first hospital in Ida grove were amputations sometimes accrued on the ...


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    660th Ave - Gravity Hill

    Watkins, Minnesota

    103.3 miles from Wilder, 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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    Hawkeye Community Theatre

    Fort Dodge, Iowa

    104.2 miles from Wilder, MN

    This historic theatre is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a young girl who was murdered nearby. Witnesses claim to have seen her sitting in the hall after hours, and have felt her brush past them in the corridors. The chandelier at the entrance also moves of ...


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    Hawkeye Theatre

    Fort Dodge, Iowa

    104.2 miles from Wilder, MN

    Reports say visitors to the theater get the feeling of being watched, and have seen a ghostly little girl. Also, some say if you are alone here you will feel the not-so-gentle touch of an invisible hand.


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    Fountain Lake

    Delano, Minnesota

    106 miles from Wilder, 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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    Calvary Cemetery

    Sioux City, Iowa

    109.9 miles from Wilder, MN

    Visitors to this cemetery have experienced an unexplained ringing in their ears and the feeling of cobwebs draped over their faces. It is said that these sensations strengthen the closer one gets to a certain grave, one that has a headstone carved from part of a tree. Local legend has ...


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    KD Station

    Sioux City, Iowa

    110.1 miles from Wilder, MN

    The building started out in 1915 as a meat-packing plant, but changed hands to a packing operation. In 1949 a gas leak and resulting explosion killed several people. Later on, the spot became a shopping center, and it is here that strange happenings have been reported. Lights turn on by ...


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    Dimmitt Hall - Morningside College

    Sioux City, Iowa

    110.3 miles from Wilder, MN

    Residents of this dorm have reported hearing a girl choking and gagging at night. Also, an apparition of a crying woman has been seen walking down the hall. She is said to be the ghost of a girl who committed suicide by hanging herself from the heating pipes in her ...


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    Leflur / Lefler House

    Sioux City, Iowa

    110.5 miles from Wilder, MN

    Reports may differ as to spell the name of the locally famous haunted house, but its merit as a haunted site is hard to argue. Several murders have taken place on the premises. Phenomena reported include a red glow seen upstairs, a very cold attic (even in the heat of ...


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    Sioux City Municipal Auditorium

    Sioux City, Iowa

    110.6 miles from Wilder, MN

    Legend has it that Rodriguez, an electrician who was electrocuted in the 1940s during the building of the auditorium, haunts the area by flickering the lights and turning them off and on. There are also cold spots felt near the site of his death. The ghost of a 12-year-old boy ...


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    Graceland Park Cemetery

    Sioux City, Iowa

    111 miles from Wilder, MN

    It is said that orbs of light can be seen here, but visitors trying to take pictures report that they feel a bit disoriented and find that their cameras mysteriously fail to work until they leave the area.


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    Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Rockford, Minnesota

    111.6 miles from Wilder, 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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    Thayer's Bed and Breakfast

    Annandale, Minnesota

    112.4 miles from Wilder, 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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    Sturges Park

    Buffalo, Minnesota

    113.3 miles from Wilder, 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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    Lottie's Grave - Taylor Cemetery

    Homer, Nebraska

    121.1 miles from Wilder, MN

    Some say Lottie haunts the cemetery and that a curse will befall those who visit her gravesite. In some stories, Lottie was murdered, was a witch, or was run over by a car. Many tales abound, such as one that says shortly after her burial, thieves tried to dig up ...


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