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Real Haunts in Minnesota- Paranormal MN

Did you know Minnesota is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, Minnesota has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. Minnesota's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about Minnesota's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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  •   Winona State University Winona, MN
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    Two halls at this college are said to be haunted. On the third floor of Lourdes Hall, pictures and posters have been moved or taken off the wall, doors close and lock by themselves, and voices can be heard when no one is there. The 4th floor was once an infirmary for nuns, and witnesses have described many of the souls who died there wandering, talking or crying. A room at Richards Hall... Read More

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  •   Moorhead Railroad Tracks Moorhead, MN
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    A local legend says that a woman tried jumping onto a moving train years ago, but missed. Her body was dragged through the town and her ghost is rumored to walk in the area with glowing red eyes. Read More

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    This university's Weld Hall is rumored to have a ghost and there's a legend or two surrounding it. Depending on who you hear the story from, either a janitor, maintenance man or construction worker fell off a roof, ladder or spiral staircase and died. His apparition has appeared on the stage or in the building, floating, as if he has no legs. (this may be because both were broken when... Read More

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  •   Blackwoods Bar and Grill Two Harbors, MN
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    This location is believed to be the home to a ghostly lady wearing white, cold chills and disembodied footsteps. According to one report, the female ghost has been seen near the furniture, touching it, possibly looking for any dust. Read More

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  •   Pipestone County Museum Pipestone, MN
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    This museum is housed in a building that was once city hall and it is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a little blonde haired girl who appears in a blue 19th-century dress and white apron. Stomping and footsteps have been heard and reports claim that the ghost of an old doctor who once had an office off the upstairs library. He can be heard squeaking his chair and shuffling papers. Read More

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  • Ferguson’s Cemetery Norwood Young America, MN
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    This cemetery supposedly has a ghostly little boy who likes to look out over a tombstone. Reports say that his grave is the one in the southwest corner, separated from the other graves. Some eerie occurrences that have happened here include orbs, strange feelings and the sound of a phantom dog barking. Read More

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  •   St. Cloud Times Saint Cloud, MN
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    The employees of this newspaper office are rumored to have an apparition of a man that resides in the basement. He sometimes wears a printer's shirt and at other times is seen wearing a white shirt and bow tie. The spirit has been known to mess with the electricity and play banjo music from beyond. Read More

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  •   Palmer House Hotel Sauk Centre, MN
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    This hotel is rumored to be haunted by a number of resident ghosts including those of a young boy who is mostly seen bouncing his ball, a former prostitute, and a tall man who appears over your bed. If you are looking for a ghostly encounter, rooms 11 and 17 are apparently the rooms to rent. Read More

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  •   Schmidt Brewery Saint Paul, MN
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    This location is reportedly haunted by a variety of staff members who died here in various ways. Details on the haunting are scarce but some describe them as "eerie feelings" and "random sounds." Read More

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  •   Landmark Center Saint Paul, MN
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    This location is rumored to be haunted by Jack Pfeiffer, a former bellhop who began laundering money with some gangsters. He had been arrested and killed himself by poisoning his jail cell, in fear of having to go to prison. The ghost of Jack is believed to enjoy ladies drinking and partying, and can mostly be found in the women's bathrooms. He is quite fond of the third floor as well.... Read More

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    This mansion dates back to 1905 and was built by Chester Congdon, who passed away in 1916. His daughter Elisabeth inherited it but sadly, she died when smothered with her pillow and her nurse Velma Pietila was bludgeoned to death with a candlestick. Marjorie, Elisabeth's adopted daughter and her second husband Roger Caldwell, were charged for the killings but Marjorie was acquitted.... Read More

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    This cemetery is rumored to have a resident ghost of a 12 year old girl who sits in a rocking chair next to her grave. Read More

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  •   Skatin' Place Saint Cloud, MN
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    According to a local legend, this location has a ghost named Gilbert who used to live in a farmhouse on the property. Gilbert ended up getting trapped in the swampy land and dying, but his spirit is said to linger the premises. He is said to turn the lights on and off of the arcade games and walks around on the roof. One report says the song Ghostbusters came on over the CD player one... Read More

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  • Holy Name Cemetery Plymouth, MN
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    This cemetery has seen its fair share of strange happenings, including a white apparitions, voices, footsteps, phantom disappearing headlights and unexplained wind. The cemetery is located across the street from a brick church. Read More

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  •   Oakland Cemetery Saint Paul, MN
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    There is a ghost that is said to haunt this cemetery and witnesses have described her apparition. She looks to be in her mid-twenties with brown hair up to her shoulders and blue eyes. She wears a turn-of-the-century lace dress. Read More

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  •   The Soap Factory Minneapolis, MN
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    This old factory is now an experimental art venue and is believed to be quite haunted. It has been said that the soap was made from animal fat (allegedly from thousands of strangled stray dogs and the like). The site was also said to produce limbs for injured Civil War soldier before it became a factory. The site is said to smell of sulfur and be infested with demonic entities, some if... Read More

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  •   Gibbs Museum Farmhouse Saint Paul, MN
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    Spirits at this 1800s farmhouse are apparently a regular occurrence. Chairs are said to rock with no one on them, doors and cupboards are known to open and close, toys are moved around in the middle of the night, footsteps are heard in the hallways, and the spirit of a young boy has been seen by visitors, a grounds patrolman and tour guides. Read More

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  •   Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery Hoyt Lakes, MN
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    The legend of this cemetery has it that there is a disappearing hitchhiker ghost. The ghost is said to be a teenage girl who was visiting the graveyard with friends and was left behind. She died of fright and is said to look for a ride away from the graveyard. Read More

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  •   362 Cummings Street Winona, MN
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    Witnesses at this home said they have experienced strange things such as shadowy figures, locked doors that open on their own, crashing sounds, moving objects and banging that comes from the basement. Read More

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    This church was formerly a Catholic school and is rumored to be the home to a ghost nun. Her spirit has been seen around the church and has slammed doors, played the piano and knocked a Bible off the shelf. Footsteps have also been heard. Read More

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  •   Treat Me Sweet Hastings, MN
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    This restaurant is no longer in operation and is believed to be haunted by a former owner who had killed themselves in the kitchen. Read More

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  •   Calumet Historic Hotel Pipestone, MN
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    The Calumet Historic Hotel dates back to the 19th Century and operated as a railroad stoopover for the railway industry. The hotel had two rooms that were rumored to be especially haunted. Room #207 has a ghost that is known to ring reception asking for sundry articles, but once someone reaches the room, the door is locked and there is no one inside. According to reviews, Room #308 is a... Read More

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  •   Marie Schmidt-Bremer House Saint Paul, MN
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    This home is known locally because it had belonged to Marie Schmidt-Bremer, the daughter of Schmidt Brewing Company founder Jacob Schmidt. Her and her husband Adolf Brember had a son, Edward, who had been kidnapped by the Karpis-Barker gang in 1934. The home is rumored to be haunted by a spirit of a brunette haired woman wearing a long white dress. The sound of someone invisible using... Read More

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  •   Forepaugh's Restaurant Saint Paul, MN
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    This restaurant serves French cuisine and is rumored to be haunted by a young maid named Molly. Molly had and affair with Joseph Lybrandt Forepaugh and when his wife Mary found the two together in bed, pregnant Molly hanged herself from a chandelier and threw herself out of a third-story window. Molly's spirit has been heard and seen in the restaurant and Joseph is also rumored to... Read More

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  •   St. Olaf College Northfield, MN
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    There are four building at this college that are believed to be haunted. The first is Hilleboe Hall, where reports of children singing and someone playing the piano have been heard. The Kelsey Theater is where Miss Kelsey has died, and she has been seen playing the piano onstage. The apparitions of a man and woman in Victorian style clothing have been seen at Melby Hall. The ghostly Red... Read More

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  •   Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
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    This university is said to have a couple of haunted halls, according to its students. One building is rumored to have the most ghostly activity - Manor Hall. This hall is where moving objects, eerie sounds and apparitions take place. The third floor is the most active and Old Main and Drew Hall are known to have some hauntings as well. A floating apparition with a noose around its neck... Read More

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  •   Billy's Bar and Grill Anoka, MN
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    Those that are said to haunt this building include the former brothel's staff members. As the local legend goes, either some of the brothel patrons murdered Madam Mrs. Jackson and stole her money, or Mrs. Jackson hanged herself from a chandelier on the third floor after she lost the hotel. Apparitions have been seen upstairs and pictures have moved on their own. Read More

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  •   Greyhound Bus Museum Hibbing, MN
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    This museum is rumored to be haunted since it is right next door to a cemetery. Staff members have said that note bus windows open and close on their own and visitors have reported seeing suspicious shadows that disappear. Paranormal investigators have checked the place out, verifying the ghostly presences. Read More

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  •   Pioneer Place on Fifth St. Cloud, MN
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    This located used to be an Elks Lodge and now operates as a venue for concerts and theater events. It is believed to be haunted by an elderly man who enjoys the area near the men's bathroom. Electrical issues, moving objects, unexplained sounds and other ghost sightings have been reported at the location. Read More

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  •   The Moonshine Saloon Saint Paul, MN
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    This location has previously been known as the Noose Bar and the Moonshine Saloon. It is rumored to be haunted and eerie happenings at the saloon include a beer glass that flew across the room and shattered against the wall, and a jukebox started up on its own. Faucets have turned on in the bathroom and startled a patron and a neon sign swung and fell despite a lack of wind. Read More

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    A manganese mine, Milford Mine was flooded in February of 1924 when Foley Lake rose, killing 41 miners. The location is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of the miners who were killed or those who witnessed the incident. Read More

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  •   Heritage House Embarrass, MN
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    The local story of this home says that an abusive father once lived here and caused his son's death by forcing him to walk on water like Jesus once did. Spirits of the boy have been seen drowning under the bridge. Read More

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  • Loon Lake Cemetery Jackson, MN
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    This cemetery is believed to be haunted and quite dangerous. According to the local story, three witches had been violently executed and were buried here, but not before threatening to curse anyone who desecrated their graves. In 1881, Mary Jane was beheaded and she was supposedly the most powerful of the witches. Legend says that treading on her final resting place will warrant death... Read More

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  •   St. Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
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    There are four locations that are rumored to be haunted at this university. One is Shoemaker Hall, where a pregnant student hanged herself in a basement meat locker after she had an affair with one of the janitors. Her ghost is known to move objects around, make clocks flash the wrong numbers, and float over the beds of students. At the 1911 Riverview Hall, a spirit of a woman has been... Read More

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    This cemetery is also known as CSAH (County State Aid Highway) 20 Cemetery and Traverse de Sioux Cemetery. It is believed to be haunted and is also a location for animal sacrifices. Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions, photo anomalies and other eerie phenomena. Read More

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    This historic bed and breakfast is said to be haunted by Buffalo Bull, who stayed the night here several times. The River Song Room (Room #001) has had reports of some paranormal activity. Guests have claimed seeing shadowy figures sitting at the end of their bed, and furniture and objects are frequently rearranged by an unseen presence. The Rosemal Room (Room #005) has a ghost that is... Read More

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  •   Sturges Park Buffalo, MN
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    This park's old bathroom is believed to be haunted. Witnesses claim they have seen names written in blood on the mirror and floating orbs and an apparition of Old Man Sturges were reported on the premises. Old Man Sturges was a businessman in the 1800s who lived next to the park. Read More

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  •   Spirit Lake Menagha, MN
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    A story about this lake was shared by a witness who reported an Indian Maid that drowned here. It is said that people can see her on the water every once and a while. Read More

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    This airport is reportedly haunted by a woman who was killed on a nearby road. She has been seen by security, setting off alarms and making doors open and close on their own. People think she haunts the airport because this is where her murderer went right after stabbing her. Read More

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  •   Hamlet Park - Dead Man's Pond Cottage Grove, MN
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    This little swampy, algae-covered pond took a victim a long time ago and it is rumored to be haunted, waiting for its next victim. Read More

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  •   Vicksburg Cemetery Renville, MN
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    This cemetery reportedly has a glowing tombstone whose grave sprouts flowers that bleed in the spring time. Read More

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  •   Mounds Theatre Saint Paul, MN
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    This theater dates back to 1922 and people have claimed they have been grabbed physically while working late at night. A ghost named Red sometimes even throws things at women and a young girl wearing a pink dress may bounce a ball on the stage. Some stories say that investigators were in the basement of the theater and could not leave fast enough and left with extremely real claw marks... Read More

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    This hall at St. Mary's College is believed to have a ghost that those think is Father Louis Lesches, who killed Bishop Patrick Heffron in 1915 and may have also been involved in a mysterious burning death of Rev. Edward Lynch in 1931. Some of the paranormal occurrences at this location include cold spots, blood running from the bathroom taps and horrific experiences such as being... Read More

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  •   Fountain Lake Delano, MN
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    Reports say that the ghost of a Native American woman haunts this lake. She drowned here and can be heard late at night screaming. Read More

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  •   Palace Theatre Luverne, MN
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    This theater was built in 1915 by Herman Jochims and his wife Maude played the piano to accompany the silent films that were shown here. Maude's spirit is rumored to linger and play the pipe organ, even though it no longer works. Both she and Herman have been seen as apparitions and some claim they sometimes turn the lights on and off. Read More

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  •   Split Rock Lighthouse Two Harbors, MN
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    The story of the Split Rock Lighthouse says that in the mid-1980s, a visitor lost his wallet after seeing the lighthouse, so he went back to look for it, but it was padlocked for the day. When he looked up at the tower, he saw a man in a lightkeeper's uniform on the catwalk. The visitor returned the next day and the staff gave him back his wallet that they found but they told him no one... Read More

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  •   St. James Hotel Red Wing, MN
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    This hotel dates back to 1875 and is rumored to have several spirits that linger throughout. The first entity is said to be a hostile one, and he supposedly haunts all floors of the building. He is known to attack guests and slam doors. The second spirit is that of a woman in a white dress, who has appeared in the rooms of guests during the night. The third is a workman dressed in... Read More

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    This cemetery is believed to be haunted by shadowy figures, mists, apparitions, and invisible beings have been heard walking next to visitors in the gravel. Read More

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  • Grey Cloud Island St. Paul Park, MN
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    This island is a residential community that was named after a Native-American chief and it is believed to be quite haunted. People claim they have seen a phantom white pickup truck that tailgates local drivers, chasing them off the island. Other eerie occurrences that have reportedly taken place at this location include green orbs or clouds, which are attributed to the lantern of Chief... Read More

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    Near this old cemetery, it is rumored that on stormy nights just west of Sherack, MN, drivers have reported picking up a hitchhiker, only to have him suddenly vanish from their car a few minutes later. Read More

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  •   Trout Lake Norwegian Cemetery Trout Lake, MN
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    This location is reported to have a grave of a witch at the bottom of a hill. The witch goes by the name of Bertha Maynard, who was born on January 26th, 1872 and died January 27th, 1910. Those who visit the cemetery have reported seeing a female apparition and hearing voices. Read More

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  •   Fitzgerald Theater Saint Paul, MN
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    This theater dates back to 1910 and is rumored to be haunted by a ghost named Ben, believed to be a former stagehand, and Veronica, a former actress. The building went through a restoration in 1985 and workers removed a false ceiling and found a second balcony where there was a note written to Ben. Since this happened, a male apparition has been seen and the workers tools have been... Read More

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  •   Cuzzy's Bar and Grill Minneapolis, MN
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    This building dates back to 1890 and was once a brothel where a little girl named Betsy worked as an entertainer, while her true love was away at war. Her soldier promised to take her away, but she unfortunately was killed before this could happen. This location now operates as a bar, minus the second floor where Betsy was murdered. The owners of the bar have claimed glasses have tipped... Read More

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  •   Thayer's Bed and Breakfast Annandale, MN
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    This old hotel dates back to 1895 and is rumored to have a few ghosts, including a little girl, a spirit bride, and two cats. The owner's husband is also said to linger in spirit, as well as the place's two original owners. There are many other ghosts that are believed to live here as well. The location may be closed down now. Read More

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    This university was built in 1946 and is believed to be the home to spirits who have been heard stomping their feet and laughing. There have been reports of doors opening and closing on their own and they are often followed by an apparition of a girl who is unknown. Eerie noises have also been reported here. Read More

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  •   R.D Hubbard House Museum Mankato, MN
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    This mansion now operates as a museum by the Blue Earth Conty Historical Society and the employees have reported that the building is haunted, saying that even once the building is closed for the evening, some still walk the halls of the home. Visitors have reported hearing ghostly laughter, running footsteps and a strange mist that drifts from room to room. In the home's main bedroom,... Read More

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  •   West Hills Owatonna, MN
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    Ghostly orphaned children are said to linger in this former orphanage and they are known to laugh audibly. At this location, books have moved on their own, witnesses have smelled phantom cigar smoke and seen the floors move and warp. The temperature has been known to change drastically and phone calls have been made to the police from an empty building. The most haunted part of the... Read More

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  •   Chanhassen Water Tower Chanhassen, MN
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    Reports of eerie sounds and a ghostly dancing figure wander around the location and atop the water tower. Read More

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    The grounds and inside of this historic inn are reportedly haunted. People have claimed seeing a strange glowing apparition walking around outside and inside as well. The inn was once abandoned for a period of time and people were claiming they had been chased by the spirit on multiple occasions. Read More

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  •   Minneapolis City Hall Minneapolis, MN
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    This city hall building is rumored to be haunted by John Moshik. He was convicted of murder in 1898 and his hanging was botched, forcing him to endure 3 minutes of slow strangulation. Because of this, no other hangings happened here. Now, people around town have seen his spirit or shadow throughout the fifth floor of the building. Footsteps and noises have been heard as well. Read More

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    This institute of the arts is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a student who was raped and murdered. The Connecticut Room is believed to have unexplained cold spots, and some say they have woken in the middle of the night freezing cold, hearing the sounds of screaming. Read More

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    Griggs Hall at this university is rumored to have a haunted toilet, according to students. It is believed to have two ghosts. Both students passed away from alcohol poisoning and their spirits are said to manifest by the sounds of profane language, moaning and a bad smell. Read More

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  •   660th Ave - Gravity Hill Watkins, MN
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    Legend says that if you go to this gravity-defying site and put your car in neutral on the level road, you will be pulled backward. Some say they have even suffered from headaches while driving on this road. Read More

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  •   Anoka State Hospital Anoka, MN
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    This hospital has been known by many names in the past including First State Asylum for the Insane, Anoka State Asylum, Anoka State Hospital and most recently Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center. It had opened its doors in 1900 and is rumored to be haunted by ghosts of those who died here. There were rumors of abuse and neglect at the hospital, like most mental institutions. Reports... Read More

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  •   The Jonathan Padelford Saint Paul, MN
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    This Mississippi River steamboat is rumored to be haunted by a man who drowned after he climbed to the top of the pilothouse and then fell into the river. Both passengers and staff members have claimed they heard this phantom scene replay, complete with footsteps and a large splash. When they go to check it out, no one is ever found in the water. Today, sightseeing cruises are available... Read More

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  •   Andy's Market Hill - Scott Park Apple Valley, MN
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    This location is a popular sledding spot for locals and legend says that a young boy name Dameon was sledding here in 1998 when he was accidentally killed by an archer who shot him in the eye. Now, it is believed that his sledding apparition can be seen here only by children, although many others claim to hear his moans or have felt an eerie force push them, making their sled run into... Read More

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  •   Chase on the Lake Walker, MN
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    Chase on the Lake is believed to be haunted but details of what exactly haunts the location are hard to find. Some say the area may be haunted due to its use as a morgue following a battle in the Indian Wars but details and geography are hard to prove. Read More

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  •   Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Chanhassen, MN
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    According to a local story, this theater was built on the site of a home that burned down and killed a woman who was inside. Her ghost is rumored to haunt the theater, along with the ghost of a former actor who was hit and killed by a car while riding his bike home. Read More

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  •   Warden's House Museum Stillwater, MN
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    This museum dates back to 1853 as the home of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden and it is rumored to be haunted. Henry Wolfer was the last warden to live here, and his daughter Trudy got married and moved away. She died of appendicitis after she gave birth to her son, and her father raised the baby in the Warden's House. People have reported an entity of a woman with stomach pains... Read More

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  •   First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
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    This location is rumored to have a haunted dance lounge upstairs and DJ's have claimed hearing growls and other noises in the headphones. According to a local legend, when the location was once a bus station a long time ago, a distraught woman hanged herself in the bathroom. She was on her way to meet her boyfriend who had been returning home form war when she found out he died in... Read More

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    The upstairs apartment to this building was the unfortunate setting for a 40 Club employee’s suicide in 1999, and since then, people claim, strange things have happened at the restaurant. Tom’s body was found after he failed to show up for work one day. Now, the jukebox plays songs buy itself (including one that wasn’t stocked in the jukebox but was played at Tom’s funeral), cold spots... Read More

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    This Opera House dates back to 1918 and was once a club, speakeasy, silent movie house, skating rink, city hall and a civic center. It is rumored to be haunted by several ghosts, including former entertainers and actors and a woman who the employees nicknamed Ellen. Strange occurrences here include lights turning on and off, cold spots, the thump of cowboy boots in the hallway on the... Read More

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  •   Griggs Mansion Saint Paul, MN
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    This mansion was turned into apartments and then an art school in 1939. The location is rumored to have many spirits, including that of a maid who supposedly hanged herself on the fourth floor landing in 1915, gardener Charles Wade, who is rumored to be heard in the library looking through books, a skinny man in a top hat and a black suit, a child who has been seen floating above a bed,... Read More

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    The eerie occurrences at this museum include disembodied voices, a typewriter and record player that work all on their own and a service bell that rings by itself. Read More

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    This university is believed to have a ghost who likes to ring buzzers and another who steals the toilet paper in the Crawford Dorm. There is also a ghost who goes on pantry raids in the Crawford-McElroy Complex, it's said to be stuck in the 1960s. Read More

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  •   Quarry Hill Nature Center Rochester, MN
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    This wooden bridge is apparently where a man hanged himself in the 1960s, so the story goes. A small cemetery is also located on the premises and several caves as well. They are too rumored to be haunted. Read More

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    This location was once Lumber Barons and is now the Water Street Inn and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a drunken Confederate soldier. The soldier passed away on the second floor of the S.W. suite and some say his ghostly sweaty odor can be detected at times. Read More

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  •   Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Rockford, MN
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    One of the benches along this trail is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide here. Read More

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  •   Calvary Cemetery Mankato, MN
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    At this cemetery, you can find the visuals for many stories told by school children. There are several stories about an evil doctor who shows himself as a ghost-devil, and some about Hell Road, a path nearby where animal sacrifices were reportedly performed. When ghost hunters checked the place out, they reported that no such devilish behavior really occurs here and that the ghosts that... Read More

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  •   Harrington-Merrill House Hutchinson, MN
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    This home dates back to 1820 and is rumored to be haunted by a Native American Sioux named Little Crow and his son. They were both shot by a farmer while they were spending the night in the house. Some believe the son was not killed. Read More

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  •   Holbrook Park Long Lake, MN
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    Locals tell the story of a ghostly little girl that can be seen on Sunday nights around 2 AM, wandering around the park. Reports say if you get too close to her, she vanishes. Later, when she returns, she is with the apparition of her father and she has apples in her apron. The father's ghost is said to attack anyone that gets too close to them. Read More

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    This Old Broadway Food and Spirits is believed to be haunted and past employees have claimed that the inside of the building has cold chills, objects that move on their own (pots, pans, silverware), and an apparition of a phantom bartender shows up on the security cameras. The building was originally a private residence and housed a funeral home in 1926 before it was a series of... Read More

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  •   Minnesota State Capitol Saint Paul, MN
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    This Capitol building was completed in 1905 and replaced an older building that had burned down. Cold gusts of air have been reported here, along with unexplained noises that come from the second level and apparitions of deceased senators and governors have been seen in the stairways and halls. Room 217 may also have some eerie activity. Several people have reported being locked in. The... Read More

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  •   William Hamm Mansion Saint Paul, MN
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    This mansion is believed to be the home to a spirit determined to protect owners from peril. The spirit has been known to wake up the tenants in the middle of the night to forewarn them of impending disasters, and is believed to be a former resident dating back to when the house had been built for the owner of a famous brewing company. Read More

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  •   Ness Church Litchfield, MN
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    This church is believed to be haunted by ghostly Sioux Indians and a young girl named Annie. Some have reported the lights of the church come on by themselves and apparitions can be seen on the premises. Read More

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  •   College of St. Catherine Saint Paul, MN
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    There is a gray lady that appears in the doorways of the second floor rooms at St. Mary's Hall. Students have claimed that something pokes them awake right before their alarms go off or cold fingers are felt on their necks or backs. Some have also reported the sound of someone running down the halls when there is no one visibly around. Read More

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  • Roselawn Cemetery Roseville, MN
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    This cemetery is said to be the home to Smiling Jack. According to stories, the police received many calls about a person who was trapped inside a mausoleum. When they responded, they were not able to find anyone. This made the locals decide that there must be a ghost on the premises. They nicknamed him Smiling Jack because in the back of the mausoleum is a stained-glass portrait of a... Read More

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    "This restaurant reportedly has a ton of eerie occurrences that happen after a man committed suicide in 1999 in one of the upstairs apartments. The man worked at the restaurant and was named Tom, he was known to be a reliable staff members and then one day he didn't show up to work. When the owners went to check on him, they found his dead body with his dog curled up beside him. The... Read More

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  • Montgomery Golf Club Montgomery, MN
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    Two ghosts are said to linger this golf club, maybe more. One's identity was traced to a farmer who used to live on the land and is supposedly buried on the first hole of the golf course. His spirit has been seen in overalls and a hat. The other spirit at the club is one of its founders, who seems to be checking up on the place. He has appeared at the bar or looking into the windows.... Read More

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    This location is supposedly haunted by apparitions wearing old-style clothing. They have been heard laughing in empty rooms and high heels have been reported walking down empty hallways. The apparition of a shoeshine man has also been seen in the lobby, while a man, who is believed to be a convict who was executed here long ago, has been seen hanging from a noose. Read More

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  •   The Kahler Hotel Rochester, MN
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    This hotel is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of the former Mayo Clinic patients. They cause strange sounds and smells and quick temperature changes. Read More

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    This college and arts center dates back to 1964 and is believed to be haunted by a tall, ghostly shadow figure. Locals say it is the spirit of a man named Steve who fell and died during the building's construction. Steve has been blamed for shattering lights during performances, and some say they have run right into Steve, describing him as something invisible, but solid. Read More

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  • Dairy Queen St. Anthony, MN
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    This Dairy Queen is rumored to be haunted by the sounds of children laughing and the sounds of employees' names being called have been heard after closing. Suspicious order print up that were never ordered by anyone in the realm of living and items have been know to vanish or fall loudly off the cooler shelves. Cold spots have also been reported here. Read More

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  •   Wabasha Street Caves Saint Paul, MN
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    These caves are underground and tours are available for those who are interested in taking a look around. The caves are made up of brick walls, stucco ceilings and tile or carpet floors. Spirits seen here include those of a man in a panama hat, a man who meets a woman in the bar area around 3 AM, a man who sits in the theater among the audience, a woman who seems to be looking for... Read More

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  •   Lambrecht's Gift Store New Ulm, MN
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    This store is housed in a historic building which has quite a dark history. The murder of a woman occurred here many years before and the apparition of a pale-faced woman with a scared expression has reportedly been seen knocking on the window of the store. When people go to seek help, she disappears. Authorities have been called to the store on multiple occasions, but nothing was ever... Read More

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  • Old Jail Bed and Breakfast Taylors Falls, MN
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    This building is supposedly the oldest in Minnesota and the northern building once operated as a funeral home in the 1800s. The location is now an inn and a ton of paranormal activity has been reported here. During the Prohibition Era, when the funeral home was a haberdashery with a back room that opened into a tunnel that led to a bootleggers' spot. The tunnel still exists to this day... Read More

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  • Dead Man's Trail Thief River Falls, MN
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    This trail is the site of a legend that includes a young Native American woman whose baby was carried away by the rushing river and over the falls to the rocks below. The woman had cursed the river, claiming it had stolen the tribe's future chief. Witnesses have seen the woman's spirit or have heard her crying. Read More

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  •   Pieces of the Past Winona, MN
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    This antique store is housed inside of an 1850s building that is the setting for many a local legend. The location has housed many businesses, including a law office and a brothel (and at the same time). The story says that at the brothel, one of the women was shot to death on a staircase that no longer remains in the building. Her spirit is rumored to appear where it used to be... Read More

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