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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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Haunted Heartland

Over 150 true ghost stories from America's Heartland: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. In these supposedly placid states you'll find ghosts, haunted houses, possessions and exorcisms, vanishing people, mysterious lights, spontaneous combustions, poltergeists, and dreams of powerful premonitions. Whatever the tale or whatever the locale, the stories in Haunted Heartland will cause you to stop and ponder the perplexing world of the supernatural.


Tor/Tom Doherty Associates
ISBN 0-7653-2159-9, $14.95 ($16.95 CAN), 2006

Also available in mass market paperback:
Forge/Tom Doherty Associates
ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-4105
$7.99 US ($10.99 CAN)

Haunted America

“Vibrant…Entertaining… Tales of murder, sex, madness, and revenge make Haunted America both intriguing and entertaining.”
--The New York Times Book Review

Historic Haunted America

Continuing with the success of the nationally acclaimed Haunted America and Haunted Heartland, Historic Haunted America brings more tales of North American ghost legends, a comprehensive compendium documenting yesterday and today's most chilling hauntings in the United States and Canada...scores of amazing stories!

Haunted Heritage

Heralded in newspapers ranging from The New York Times Book Review to The Baltimore Sun to The Denver Post, and in magazines such as Chicago and Library Journal, the Haunted America series has attracted widespread acclaim as a spectral travelogue along the murky byways of North America.

WordWise: Vocabulary Guides to Enhance Your Real-World Conversations

With the companion volumes WordWise: Core Disciplines and WordWise: Cultural Studies, readers can expand their mastery of vocabulary words associated with 50 subject areas such as the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Both books are appropriate for anyone wishing to enrich his or her vocabulary or to become familiar with words they may have encountered but would like to further explore. The books are especially helpful to young people looking for ways to improve their writing vocabularies. Both books are appropriate for ages 12 and up.

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