Haunted Places in Woodford, Wisconsin



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    Ludlow Mansion - Idle Hour Farm

    Monroe, Wisconsin

    11.6 miles from Woodford, WI

    Once part of the Underground Railroad, the historic house is believed to be haunted by former owner Lady Ludlow. Witnesses have seen her apparition in the back hallway and experienced mysteriously floating objects, cold spots and flickering lights.


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    The Walker House

    Mineral Point, Wisconsin

    21.5 miles from Woodford, WI

    The magnificent stone hotel and restaurant dates back to the 1800s. It is said that the hauntings here may stem from a man during that century who was hanged from a tree outside by an angry mob after he stole a horse from his neighbor. Witnesses to the hauntings have ...


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    Flynn Steakhouse

    Brodhead, Wisconsin

    24.8 miles from Woodford, WI

    Flynn Steakhouse, reported to no longer be in operation, was housed in a building from 1868, and had a haunted, unused hotel upstairs. Misty white formations were known to appear, long believed to be the ghost of Mary, a child who passed away here in the 1860s. Among the strange ...


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    The Ably House

    Scales Mound, Illinois

    28.3 miles from Woodford, WI

    There were allegedly some murders that took place in this old home, and it is said that the spirits of the dead still remain within its walls.


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    Willow Creek Farm

    Shannon, Illinois

    32.2 miles from Woodford, WI

    Willow Creek Farm was once the property of William Boardman and his wife Mary, who arrived in New York from England in 1835. Homes for his daughters and their families also were built on the property. It is said to be haunted by former residents and Native Americans; witnesses have ...


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    Weary Road

    Evansville, Wisconsin

    32.5 miles from Woodford, WI

    The most realistic story about Weary Road of Evansville Wisconsin involves teenagers "car surfing", not slowing down for a curve in time and being killed when they were ejected off the vehicle into a steep ditch or the creepy treeline. Another involves more teens playing chicken on one of the ...


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    Desoto House Hotel

    Galena, Illinois

    33.1 miles from Woodford, WI

    The 1855 DeSoto House Hotel boasts such esteemed former guests as Abraham Lincoln and William Jennings Bryan. It was also the presidential campaign headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant, among others. Although the identity of the ghosts here is unknown, many folks have reported phantom cigar smoke, voices in the halls, ...


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    Otto's Place

    Galena, Illinois

    33.1 miles from Woodford, WI

    This quaint restaurant is haunted by Otto Sallman, the namesake of the establishment. A former tenant and café owner, his apparition has been seen walking the railroad tracks adjacent to the building. The current owners believe he is a welcoming spirit, who simply intends to greet customers to his ...


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    Alpha Omega Distributors

    Madison, Wisconsin

    35.3 miles from Woodford, 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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    Taliesin

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    35.6 miles from Woodford, 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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    Capone's Bar Next Door - The Wonder Bar

    Madison, Wisconsin

    37.1 miles from Woodford, 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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    Wisconsin State Historical Society

    Madison, Wisconsin

    37.7 miles from Woodford, 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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    Elsing's Second Hand Shop

    Stoughton, Wisconsin

    37.7 miles from Woodford, WI

    This 1891 building was formerly a private residence, a restaurant and a hotel, and is rumoured to have some hauntings dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The current owners have reported hearing the sound of glass breaking on the second floor, but upon investigation, nothing is ...


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    Matthias Ham House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    40.9 miles from Woodford, WI

    No one knows exactly who is haunting the Matthias Ham museum, but ghostly tales abound. People have felt icy drafts in rooms that are closed, objects move and lights turn on independently of any explainable source. People also claim to hear strange noises and occasional whispering. One of ...


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    Kirk Denmark Theatre - Rock County Theater

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    40.9 miles from Woodford, WI

    Empty and dark theaters can be spooky because of their large, echoing spaces, but this one may be more so because it's said to have a ghost. A deceased employee, some say a theater instructor or a director, causes lights to go on and off and doors to open and ...


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    Captain Merry Historic Inn

    East Dubuque, Illinois

    41.1 miles from Woodford, WI

    This historic inn is believed to have closed, and may now be a private residence. The building the inn was housed in has a colourful past, and is rumoured to be one of the most haunted houses in town. Reports range from sightings of a woman in a black ...


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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    41.7 miles from Woodford, WI

    Some folks say a ghostly white woman and flickering white lights haunt Oak Hill Cemetery. Others say not so--the white lady is actually a lifelike, spookily illuminated statue, and the white lights are markers to brighten the walkways. So, is Oak Hill Cemetery haunted, or not? You be the judge!


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    Sanitarium Hill

    Madison, Wisconsin

    41.9 miles from Woodford, 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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    Hotel Julien

    Dubuque, Iowa

    42.1 miles from Woodford, WI

    According to staff and guests at this historic boutique hotel, sightings of the apparition of a man in period clothing on the upper floors of the hotel aren't uncommon; and neither are the legends surrounding his appearance. Some believe this spectre is Al Capone, who frequently stayed in the ...


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    Grand Opera House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    42.1 miles from Woodford, WI

    The haunts at this opera house, built between 1889 and 1890, like to pull pranks. The lights operate by themselves, and cameras and tape recorders behave strangely. Witnesses have also heard ghostly singing from a seemingly empty stage, and apparitions have been seen as well. The ghosts here are loved ...


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    Fischer Building

    Dubuque, Iowa

    42.2 miles from Woodford, WI

    There are two ghosts that appear from time to time in the mid-19th-century Fischer Building, according to those in the know. One is a tall man who walks in the basement, and the other is a woman wearing a 1920s- or '30s-style dress and furs who walks around on the ...


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    Redstone Inn and Suites

    Dubuque, Iowa

    42.3 miles from Woodford, WI

    The nineteenth century inn was built in 1894 by a man who was forced to jump ship in the town and ended up prospering and owning a wagon empire. Staff and guests nowadays have reported seeing the apparition of an distinguished gentleman, while the owner claims to have heard ...


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    Mary Frances Hall - Clarke College

    Dubuque, Iowa

    43.2 miles from Woodford, WI

    Called Mary Fran by students, this hall was built in 1924 and is said to be haunted by school founder Mary Frances Clarke. Students have experienced unexplained footsteps in the hall and an uneasy feeling of being watched, and they have seen a shrouded apparition near the chapel. In other ...


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    Tinker Swiss Cottage

    Rockford, Illinois

    47 miles from Woodford, WI

    Tinker Swiss Cottage is said to be haunted. Witnesses and paranormalists have heard humming and other children's voices, believed to be because the site used to be a home for terminally ill children. The spirits of the Tinker family are believed to linger in the place as well. Tinker Swiss ...


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    Lucerne's Fondue and Spirits

    Rockford, Illinois

    47 miles from Woodford, WI

    Although the spirits in the name of this old-fashioned fondue restaurant refers to alcohol, it could also refer to a number of ghosts reported by staff and diners throughout its history. The residence that houses the establishment dates back to 1895, and was formerly occupied by the Utter family, ...


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    Coronado Theatre

    Rockford, Illinois

    47 miles from Woodford, WI

    One night, police were called about a ghostly woman in white who appeared in an elevator at a parking garage. Earlier, witnesses had been confused as to why the elevator kept going up and down with no one inside it. But when the white figure showed up in the glass ...


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    Faust Hotel - Faust Landmark

    Rockford, Illinois

    47.6 miles from Woodford, WI

    This old hotel was reportedly remodeled into housing for seniors. The basement used to hold a bar and bowling alley, but it hasn't been used since the 1980s. An eerie presence can be felt here, as well as sudden temperature changes and an overwhelming urge to leave the area. The ...


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    Rockford College

    Rockford, Illinois

    50.3 miles from Woodford, WI

    Several campus structures seem to be inhabited by haunts. Adams' Arch, the only part left of the original campus, rings with the laughter of young women late at night. The Burpee Building and Talcott Hall are each said to be haunted by men who committed suicide. The Clark Arts Center ...


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    Conover Square

    Oregon, Illinois

    51.4 miles from Woodford, WI

    Conover Square is a former piano factory, now a shopping mall. Built in the 1890's, it is now the home of many haunted happenings. A little girl's spirit giggles in the hallways & museum, loud crashes boom from the unoccupied third floor, and more than one female ...


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    Boscobel Hotel

    Boscobel, Wisconsin

    54.3 miles from Woodford, WI

    This hotel's claim to fame is that it was the spot where the Gideon's Bible originated. The ghost of Adam Bobel, the hotel's original builder, has been seen here by employees and guests alike.


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    Hickory Hill Cemetery

    Charlotte, Iowa

    55.4 miles from Woodford, WI

    Legend has it that the ghost of a little girl doesn't want visitors here at all, and she may point at the gates as if telling you to leave. The sound of crying babies also has been heard here.


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    Cotton House

    Clinton, Iowa

    56.6 miles from Woodford, WI

    This historic gothic mansion belonged to a family of barristers, who moved out after seeing the apparition of a woman in white roaming the hallways and ground after dark. Visitors to the house will not go down to the basement alone, which is believed to be haunted by an ...


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    Old Baraboo Inn

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    56.8 miles from Woodford, 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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    Al Ringling Mansion

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    57.2 miles from Woodford, WI


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    1875 Decker Hotel

    Maquoketa, Iowa

    57.3 miles from Woodford, WI

    This hotel was built in (you guessed it) 1875, and is rumoured to be haunted by a prankster ghost who plays with the lights. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

    Whitewater, Wisconsin

    58.2 miles from Woodford, WI

    There are several spots rumored to cause the hairs on the back of your neck to go up at the University of Wisconsin. One is the Center of the Arts, where apparitions have been spotted, unexplained hammering comes from the metal lab at night and chairs move across the room. ...


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    Aztalan State Park

    Lake Mills, Wisconsin

    58.3 miles from Woodford, WI

    Aztalan State Park was created in 1952 on the site of a Mississippian settlement from the 10th to 13th centuries. Around the site's earthen mounds, many strange things are said to have been seen and heard by witnesses. The mounds are believed to be haunted by the spirits of the ...


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    Blood’s Point Cemetery

    Belvidere, Illinois

    61.7 miles from Woodford, WI

    Blood’s Point Cemetery, named after the area's first white settle, Arthur Blood, is said to be a hot spot for the eerie, such as orbs, a vanishing barn, phantom vehicles and a ghost dog that sports glowing red eyes. To add to the spookiness, the nearby railroad bridge was said ...


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    Lawrence House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    66.1 miles from Woodford, WI

    Reports say that the inn was once a home where the wealthy would send their mentally disabled children to live. Witnesses have heard the eerie residual sounds of screaming and crying children in several rooms.


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    Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    67.8 miles from Woodford, 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

    67.8 miles from Woodford, 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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    Amboy Pharmacy

    Amboy, Illinois

    70.1 miles from Woodford, WI

    This old-fashioned pharmacy is haunted by at least seven spirits, according to a visiting psychic. Dating back to the early 1860's, the main haunting here is by a former pharmacy owner who was displeased by recent renovations. Known as 'Steve', he has been known to knock objects off shelves, ...


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    Lennox College

    Hopkinton, Iowa

    73.4 miles from Woodford, WI

    I was scrolling through the haunted places in Iowa and wanted to suggest adding the Lennox College campus in Hopkinton. A family friend is the mayor of the little town and said when people stop by for a tour, they've seen a woman in one of the dorm hall windows ...


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    Effigy Mounds

    Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    73.4 miles from Woodford, WI

    The historic Indian Mounds are said to be haunted by the spirits of the Native Americans. Residents who live nearby have reported ghostly moans on the wind at night.


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    Edinburgh Manor

    Monticello, Iowa

    74 miles from Woodford, WI

    Built in 1908, this building is rumored to be hopping with haunts. It has been a mental institution among other things, and at least 80 people are said to have died here. For ghost enthusiasts, the place is available for private lockdowns.


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    Cobble Stone Inn

    East Troy, Wisconsin

    74.6 miles from Woodford, WI

    Cobble Stone Inn, built in the early 1800s and allegedly once visited by Abraham Lincoln, is the site of a mysterious disappearance. One day, the inn's owners simply vanished, never to be heard from again. Locals say they still haunt the place--their apparitions have been seen all over the premises.


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    Woodstock Opera House

    Woodstock, Illinois

    75.7 miles from Woodford, WI

    Interestingly enough, reports say that during any performence here, a certain seat in the balcony (DD113) is always left empty for a resident ghost named Elvira. Her spring-loaded chair has been seen folded down when she is attending a performance. She is said to be very beautiful with long blonde ...


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    Beaver Dam Community Theater

    Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    76.2 miles from Woodford, 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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    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    76.6 miles from Woodford, WI

    Legend here surrounds a large statue of a young girl and a cross. It is said that her apparition appears from the statue and drowns itself in Lac La Belle, or that her statue's hands drip blood.


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    Eagle Road Cemetery

    Juneau, Wisconsin

    77.1 miles from Woodford, 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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