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Haunted Wisconsin, Third Edition, Fall 2011

Eerie accounts and unsolved mysteries from Door County to Dodgeville, from Milwaukee to Madeline Island


Grab a cozy blanket, light a few flickering candles, and enjoy the unnerving tales of Haunted Wisconsin. Gathered from personal interviews with credible eyewitnesses, on-site explorations, historical archives, newspaper reports, and other sources, these scores of reports date from Wisconsin’s early settlement days to recent inexplicable events.


You’ll read about Wisconsin’s most famous haunted house, Summerwind; three Milwaukee men who encountered the beautiful ghost of National Avenue; a phantom basketball player; a spectral horse that signaled death in the pioneer era of the Wisconsin Dells; a poltergeist in St. Croix County who attracted a crowd of more than three hundred spectators; the Ridgeway Ghost who haunts the driftless valleys of southwestern Wisconsin; a swinging railroad lantern held by unseen hands; the Ghost Island of the Chippewa Flowage; and many others. Are ghosts real? That’s for you to decide!


Now available in a third edition with updates and several new accounts, Haunted Wisconsin remains a favorite collection of unexplained midwestern tales, enjoyed by readers of all ages.


Publihed by Terrace Books, a trade imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin.


“From settlers’ legends to modern-day reports, Haunted Wisconsin is a fascinating guide to ghosts around the corner, and under your bed.” —Jay Rath, Isthmus columnist and author of The W-Files October 2011 LC: 2011015991 BF 216 pp. 6 x 9 Paper $19.95 t ISBN 978-0-299-28594-4 E-book $14.95 t ISBN 978-0-299-28593-7

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