Haunted Places in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin



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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    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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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    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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    Forest Hill Cemetery

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    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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    Boy Scout Lane

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    12 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Cottage House Restaurant

    Plover, Wisconsin

    14.4 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Amherst Inn

    Amherst, Wisconsin

    26.6 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Simpson's Restaurant

    Waupaca, Wisconsin

    36.2 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Wasau Downtown Airport

    Wausau, Wisconsin

    38.8 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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

    40.9 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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

    41 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    The Berlin Tannery

    Berlin, Wisconsin

    51.9 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    52.3 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    According to local legend, a girl called Molly once lived above the saloon, and her ghost now haunts the establishment. Witnesses say they have heard voices near the stage, have seen apparitions of figures in period clothing in the saloon mirrors, and have felt cold spots and seen kegs move ...


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    Dungeon of Horrors

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    52.3 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    The Dungeon of Horrors, which originally operated as a haunted house attraction, closed down recently due to the fact that the owner was unable to employ any staff due to reports of real paranormal activity. The apparition of a bespectacled man used to follow employees and visitors around the building, ...


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    Dartford Cemetery

    Green Lake, Wisconsin

    56 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    McMillion Hotel - Vivian Hotel

    Antigo, Wisconsin

    61.6 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Al Ringling Mansion

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    63.1 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI


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    Old Baraboo Inn

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    63.6 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    This renovated, historic pub and grille, and former brewery and brothel, is believed to have many active spirits in the building according to paranormal investigators. Audio recordings of voices and sounds and video of orbs, light flashes, and anomalies have all been captured. Cowboys, a prostitute named Mary, several children, ...


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    Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel

    Keshena, Wisconsin

    67.1 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Appleton Curling Club

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    67.5 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Grand Opera House

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    68.2 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    New Moon Cafe

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    68.2 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Dairy Queen

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    69.6 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Secura Insurance Co.

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    69.7 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Hearthstone Historic House Museum

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    69.9 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Zuelke Building

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    70.3 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Franklin Inn on Durkee

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    70.4 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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

    70.4 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Pizza Villa - West Salem

    West Salem, Wisconsin

    71.2 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Doors shaking, lights flickering, cabinets open and close, dark shadows, spoons rattles, and boxes falling. (Submitted by Keelyn O)


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    71.4 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    St. Joseph Cemetery

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    71.6 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    DiSciascio's - Legacy Grill

    Coon Valley, Wisconsin

    76 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    DiSciascio's was an Italian restaurant in operation for 26 years until 2013, when it was replaced by Legacy Grill. The spirits here were first noticed long ago when the building housed a bar. Witnesses have described a ghost lady, who has been nicknamed Mary by restaurant staff, and objects have ...


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    Old Holmbo Residence

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    79.7 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Former owner Nicolai Holmbo hung himself in the front room of the house in 1904, and locals reported sighting his apparition staring down into the street late at night. Screams and moans came out of the building, and strange flashing lights moved around the house, despite the fact that it ...


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    Retlaw Plaza Hotel

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    79.8 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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

    79.9 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Octagon House

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    80 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    The historic 12-room home, actually shaped like an octagon, is believed to be haunted. Operating now as a museum, it is said to be home to the spirit of a young boy whose aparition has been seen throughout the house. Witnesses also report items that are moved or disappear, doors ...


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    Beaver Dam Community Theater

    Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    80.4 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Beaver Dam Community Theater is reported to have a ghost of a disgruntled actress. So the story goes, after failing to get a part she wanted, the actress called Lacy hanged herself in the loft. Footsteps, crying and electrical anomalies have been reported around the area.


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    Del's Bar

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    81.3 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    According to patrons, the bartenders at the bar are willing to dispense ghost stories, including tales of how a male maintenance employee was once told to leave the women's room by an unexplained voice. Giggling voices can also be heard in the bar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bodega Brew Pub

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    81.4 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    The pub has changed ownership many times due to the haunting by former owner Paul Malin. Since his death, reports of activity in the building have included slamming doors, objects moving inexplicably and even the apparition of the deceased former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warehouse Concert Venue

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    81.4 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    We have owned the building for 25 years, operating on the 2nd and 3rd floors as a non-alcohol concert venue. Building was built in 1888, and has in the past had various businesses such as clothing stores, tailor shops, harness shop, general store, with the 2nd floor being ...


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    Cornell Public Library

    Cornell, Wisconsin

    84.9 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Taliesin

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    86.8 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    The house (an estate once owned by Frank Lloyd Wright) is haunted by the apparition of a lady in a white gown. Windows open and close by themselves, and late at night, the lights in the building will flash on and off when no one is around.


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    Port Townsend Resort - Hillcrest Lodge

    Townsend, Wisconsin

    88.5 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Sanitarium Hill

    Madison, Wisconsin

    88.9 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Sanitarium Hill is an area with an abandoned mansion atop a--you guessed it--hill. It was once the Lakeview Sanitarium (1930-1966), a tuberculosis treatment center, with woods behind it (now known as Lakeview Woods). In a nearby cemetery, folks have reported mists, cold spots, and more; along the trails through the ...


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    Big River Inn

    Genoa, Wisconsin

    89.6 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    This 1879 inn has a haunted restaurant. The ghost is said to be a former employee named Kenny who makes himself known by hiding things in the kitchen and turning on the TV.


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    Eagle Road Cemetery

    Juneau, Wisconsin

    90.7 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Eagle Road Cemetery, aka Evangelical Church Cemetery or Tabor Cemetery, is a hot spot for activity. Witnesses have seen apparitions and felt cold spots and gusts here, and some have seen the Virgin Mary or experienced stigmata (bleeding from the hands and arms) after leaving.


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    Wisconsin State Historical Society

    Madison, Wisconsin

    92.8 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Supposedly, the place is haunted by two ghosts. One is a man who fell asleep at his desk and didn't wake up. The other is a man who committed suicide by falling off the third floor landing onto a marble floor (you can still see the blood in ...


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    The Pines on Crooked Lake

    Crivitz, Wisconsin

    92.9 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, 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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    Capone's Bar Next Door - The Wonder Bar

    Madison, Wisconsin

    94.5 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    It was called The Wonder Bar in the 1920s, and the Bar Next Door has now been renamed to that original name. The establishment is said to be haunted. Built originally by Roger "The Terrible" Touhy. The Touhy brothers' place was a hangout for gangsters, and Eddy Touhy (Roger's brother) ...


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    Alpha Omega Distributors

    Madison, Wisconsin

    95.6 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    A former employee killed in a car accident is said to be here, usually as a shadow in the corner of employees' eyes. One person has even claimed to have a had a conversation with him. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Swing Inn

    Ferryville, Wisconsin

    95.8 miles from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    On nights when business is slow, the apparition of a prostitute nicknamed Blue Moon may show up. She can be heard walking up and down the stairs.


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