Love a good scare? Wisconsin is full of creepy ghost stories, haunted houses, alarming apparitions and shadowy specters, perfect for the Halloween season.
Carve out some time this fall to explore these four spooky spots sure to give you goosebumps.
Oshkosh is full of ghost stories, with tales of hauntings everywhere from the Grand Opera House to local restaurants. Hear all the spine-tingling details during the “Night Whispers: Real Oshkosh Ghost Stories” guided tours of the Oshkosh Public Museum going on throughout October. You’ll hear the stories then decide for yourself if they’re truth or just terrifying tales. The tours sell out fast, so make your reservations early!
When the sun goes down in the picturesque community of West Bend, the spooky fun begins! Join a local paranormal investigator on a nighttime ghost walk around the downtown. This year’s tour has three new stops, but you’ll pay special attention to the Old Courthouse Museum and the Old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail, both purportedly haunted by criminals of days gone by.
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a bone-chilling visit to a haunted house and Vilas County happens to be home to one of the spookiest. The Evil Falls: House of Tormented Souls in Eagle River is old-fashioned creepy, shriek-inducing fun for anyone who loves to be scared silly. Visit Friday and Saturday nights in October…if you dare.
You’ll find a different kind of ghost in the Northwoods town of Boulder Junction. If you’re lucky, during your visit you’ll encounter a “ghost deer.” Native Americans have spoken about these unusual white deer for centuries and they’re currently illegal to hunt. Truth be told, these creatures are ghostly only in their lack of color, they are really just albino whitetail deer. No tricks here, you’ll find them around Boulder Junction at sunrise and sunset, often traveling with their more traditionally colored counterparts.