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Old 11-12-2013, 11:46 PM   #31
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As always an outstanding job!!

I have to ask -- what are you doing to your pictures to give them the image 'style' these all have?? Special post processing? HDR?

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #32
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I suggest getting the books by Beth Scott: Haunted Heartland, Haunted America and written by her co-author Haunted Wisconsin. Both authors were/are from WI. Mom got me the first two books signed by Beth Scott years ago when she did a book signing to support the local library.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #33
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As always an outstanding job!!

I have to ask -- what are you doing to your pictures to give them the image 'style' these all have?? Special post processing? HDR?

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Thanks. HDR and sometimes some other post processing.

Any old picture will do along with the ghost story.

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I suggest getting the books by Beth Scott: Haunted Heartland, Haunted America and written by her co-author Haunted Wisconsin. Both authors were/are from WI. Mom got me the first two books signed by Beth Scott years ago when she did a book signing to support the local library.
Paged through it on Amazon preview. Looked like a fun book!
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #34
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Nashotah House Delafield

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Some people have lived on the grounds here since the 1500s.



A ghost has been hanging out here since the mid-1800s.



An acolyte to an Episcopal priest attended this seminary.



The man's wife had an affair with the Dean.



To accommodate the affair, the man's wife hung him and killed him. It was ruled a suicide.



Since suicide is a mortal sin, the acolyte couldn't be buried in the cemetery and was buried in a cornfield instead.



The cheating wife confessed to the crime on her deathbed.



The seminary tried to right the wrong by reburying the guy in the cemetery. When they exhumed the grave, it was empty. The acolyte haunts the grounds in a quest for justice.

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Old 11-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #35
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Heaven City Mukwonago

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Heaven City is a restaurant with an interesting past.



Back in the day, gangsters used to come here for a relaxing break. One time the whole place was lost in a card game in a back room in East Troy. The guy managed to win it back with a lucky hand.



In the 1930s a street preacher and his following bought the place (400 acres) in a foreclosure and he started some kind of tax scam school for children of the disciples in his religious commune.



The place is haunted now. Some employees have quit because they don't want to be in the place alone with ghosts. Footsteps are heard and doors open and close by themselves but no one is there.



A giant tip jar has flown off the piano. Employees names are called but no one is there.



Glasses float through the air. A woman walks through the dining area and then disappears.



One ghost likes to lock a stall in the ladies room from the inside.

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Old 11-15-2013, 06:36 PM   #36
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I was out pheasant hunting with a friend today. We stopped in the old small town of Eagle. As we had lunch, we noticed an old place that used to rent rooms. A very successful and very rich millionaire took a bad turn investment wise and ended up broke and living there. There were no phones in the rooms so he set up his "office" on a stool at the end of the bar. He died shortly thereafter.

The property that took him down was the Rainbow Springs Golf Course. It is said that since he couldn't make it go, he made sure that no one else could. He is said to haunt the place.

Two stories about his background are here.

I visited the site earlier this week.

This is an aerial shot from when it was in business but incomplete.


He had a clubhouse (still standing) but the hotel was fraught with problems and never got finished. I think there was a fire there as well.



I had to walk in to the gated property as no motorized vehicles are allowed.



It was late in the afternoon and the woods I had to pass through was deep and dark.



Lots of wildlife moving around. One explorer reported horrific sounds in this area that seemed to be dogs fighting.



If you read the story I liked to in this post, you can see why the developer haunts the place. It seems to have been problem after problem that took him down. In the end, he felt that he was unfairly treated by the banks. Hence, if he couldn't do it, then he would see to it that no one else could.



Once the DNR purchased the property, they let the golf course return to prairie grasses. The fairways have held up remarkably well.



The ruins of the hotel are gone. This clubhouse remains.



It was a 20 minute walk to get back here from the gate at the road.



At one time, this was something, but it was also the least of what he was developing here.



Now, it is a home for the ghost of a man who saw his life crash here.



I don't know what the DNR plans to do with this structure.



Late fall darkness was coming on fast and I had a 20 minute walk to get out. I headed for the road as it got darker and darker in the woods. Finally I came to this trout stream and caught the moon reflecting off the rippling current. A series of long exposures produced this image.

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Old 11-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #37
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Fork in the Road Mukwonago

Waypoint SE67 Fork in the Road (formerly Inn the Olden Days)

This place used to be a tavern. It was built in 1885.



Employees say that they have heard footsteps and the sound of pool balls hitting and rolling across the floor.



They have seen clouds of fog and have heard voices in the store room.

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Old 11-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #38
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Dungeon of Horrors Wisconsin Dells

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This place used to be a Ford garage. About 50 years ago the owner committed suicide with a shotgun just as his employees were coming in the front door.



Employees have seen an apparition of an older man with glasses. The apparition has been seen with an axe following people. There are cold spots and glowing orbs. A partial hand has materialized and then disappeared.



People have felt breathing on their shoulder when no one was there. People have been grabbed by invisible hands and hit by invisible objects. The owner once felt something on his shoulder and he could hear static or crackling in his ear. Employees saw a orange glowing apparition. When an employee shouted "There it is!" the entity moved off, dissipated, and the statis sound ended.



The owner says that the haunting has been going on for some time and that he has a hard time keeping employees because of it. He says the activity seems to peak in August each year. It is also more prevalent on rainy and overcast days. He said that over the past 24 years he has had the place, about 80% of his employees had some kind of paranormal experience.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #39
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Showboat Saloon Wisconsin Dells

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The upstairs area directly above the bar is said to be haunted by a ghost named Molly. She opens and closes doors and plays with appliances when people are in the upstairs kitchen cooking.



In the bar area, human forms in turn of the century clothing materialize in mirrors. Sometimes they appear to be walking along the bar heading for an exit.



A strange voice has been heard many times in the stage area.



There are unusual cold spots in the cellar. Kegs of beer get moved around. Employees have experienced feelings of nausea and sudden anxiety while in the basement.

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Old 11-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #40
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Eschweiler Buildings Wauwatosa

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Back in 1912 Milwaukee County had the largest rural population in Wisconsin. They built the Milwaukee School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy.



There were four class buildings, one administration building, a dorm, power house, barn, greenhouses, poultry sheds, and other small buildings.



Students were given hands-on technical training including how to build a farm shed.



Milwaukee County residents attended free of charge. Others paid $27 tuition.



In 1928 the ag school shut down.



The story is told that these buildings were later used for a tuberculosis sanitarium. People have reported the feeling of being watched while on the grounds and that their hair stands up.



The sound of coughing is often heard. Perhaps this sound comes from the ghosts of TB victims coughing up blood and mucous.



People have reported seeing a woman in white peering from an upstairs window of the administration building.





A few years back, the Sheriff's Department hosted a national SWAT convention and exercise here. The place is shot up a bit on the inside from paintball guns.



There is a movement afoot to try to preserve these buildings.



Someone reported a live telephone closet inside the building as well as some electricity still hot.

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Hartland Inn Hartland

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The Hartland Inn began operation as a hotel and restaurant in the early 1900s. The rooms upstairs are no longer in use, but the restaurant still is open.



One night after closing time in 2002 or 2003, the bussers were folding napkins around table 9 when they heard a bloodcurdling scream coming from the basement. Investigation revealed no one was there. There have also been sightings of a little girl in a Victorian-style sailor outfit in the basement.

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Dousman House Brookfield

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This stagecoach inn was built in the 1840s by a fur trader.



Very powerful negative feelings can be felt by the guest house and the blacksmith shop.



One of the doors in the window has been reported to slam shut without anyone being there.



A dark figure walks back and forth upstairs while looking in the front windows.



The figure sometimes rushes people and hits them with enough impact to make them fly off the porch.



A reconstruction of the old plank stage road that used to run through here.





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Baraboo Hitchhiker Hwy 12 Baraboo

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Many people have reported seeing a mysterious hitchhiker on Hwy 12 near Baraboo. The man is clad in a tattered green army jacket, has black hair, and a beard. If you pass him by, he will appear again about a mile down the road ahead of you. People that have stopped to pick him up report that he disappears.

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Old 11-23-2013, 07:49 AM   #44
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Potters Field Wauwatosa

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This mass of unmarked graves is said to be a hotbed of restless spirits that can be felt as well as seen. People say they see figures of adults and children slowly walking through the fence here.



Back in 1862 Milwaukee County purchased some land here for a poor house. It was seven difficult miles away from the city. I guess no one dreamed that this would eventually become a modern medical complex.

Admission to the Almshouse required a judge’s order, documented poverty, lack of any sympathetic relatives or friends, and the signatures of two County taxpayers.

The sick and disabled came here as well. They worked the farmland as kind of a cottage industry.

When they died, the county buried them. Since "lowest bidder" was involved, coffins were pretty basic and about 4' long. Thousands were buried in unmarked graves. The county lost track of the extent of the burial site and ended up digging up bones for some hospital construction.

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Sunset Playhouse Elm Grove

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Pinky is the nickname of a local actor who died in 1968. He suffered a heart attack after he left the stage after the poker game scene of "The Odd Couple" where he was playing the role of mild-mannered Vinnie.

Pinky was a prominent actor who had been with the playhouse since it opened in 1960. Now he haunts the place.

He is quite a prankster, as he was when he was alive.

People report hearing his foot steps. Once, when people were working in the board room, he slammed the doors shut. People at the Playhouse welcome his presence.

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