Many people don’t believe in Ghost Stories, Myths, or Urban Legends that are passed on and around their local cities and towns……but does that mean they don’t exist? The Hit TV Show ‘Supernatural‘ actually uses Wisconsin often for locations in their Hunt for Demons, Ghosts, and other Monsters. So is there a reason behind that? We are not really sure, but we have read that some of the episodes are based off of real life events and folklore……very interesting. If you are interested you can watch all 13 seasons (up until the latest season -14) on netflix.
So…what are some of The Haunted, Scary, and Supernatural Places and Stories in Wisconsin?
We have created an Open List where we will add (and you can add) any places or stories that would fit in our list.
The Pfister Hotel is celebrating 125 years in 2018. Built in 1893, the Pfister Hotel has been a downtown Milwaukee hotel icon for well over a century and contains the largest collection of Victorian artwork in any hotel in the world.
Guests have reported hearing footsteps inside their bedrooms at night and It is said to be haunted by the ghost of its namesake, Charles Pfister.
Big Al Capone's, the former Furhman's Hotel built in 1846, was recently recognized as the #3 Oldest Bar in Wisconsin still in operation and is a State Historical Landmark. The Hotel was a stagecoach stop and in the 20's, legend has it notorious gangster, Al Capone, stayed here frequently.
There have been reports of lights flickering on and off, pizza pans flying, bathroom doors opening, and much more. The general opinion is that it may be one of or both of 2 women that have said to have died at this old hotel now turned bar/restaurant. The stories are of 2 different women....one being pushed out a 3rd story window and 1 dying in a fire that took place on the 3rd floor.
The Maribel Caves Hotel was built in 1900. It was constructed from Limestone blocks giving it an unusual fort like appearance. It was named Hotel Hell because of stories of floating objects, apparitions, unsettling feelings and people being touched by invisible hands over the years. The hotel was closed down after a fire broke out in the building in 1985. The remains have deteriorated over the years due to weather and a potential tornado.......but remains a top haunt in Wisconsin.
Summerwind, formerly known as Lamont Mansion, is a ruined mansion on the shores of West Bay Lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin. Located on private land, its ruins are closed to the public. A number of urban legends and ghost stories in popular culture have contributed to its reputation as a haunted house.
We have linked to the Wikipedia page for more information and have added an interesting video we found on youtube with some insight into the stories.
Known for it's barbaric treatments like Electroshock Therapy, Ice Water Submersion, and Bloodletting, many disturbing stories have surfaced including patients turning on and even murdering some of the staff.
Those who dare to who visit report apparitions, strange noises, and disembodied voices on the premises.
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