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Real Haunted Places Across Minnesota

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Minnesota's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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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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  •   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

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Places

  •   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

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Museums

  •   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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  •   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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    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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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    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

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   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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  •   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. 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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  •   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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    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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  •   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

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses | Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Museums

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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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    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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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    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

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  •   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

    Categories: Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging | Real Haunted Places

  •   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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