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Haunted Wisconsin
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Grab a cozy blanket, light a few flickering candles, and enjoy the unnerving tales ofHaunted 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 Wisconsinremains a favorite collection of unexplained midwestern tales, enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-17
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  1. Part I: The Haunted North
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. The Gmeiner Enigma
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. Another Voice
  2. pp. 15-20
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  1. Ghost Island
  2. pp. 21-28
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  1. The Lynch Affair
  2. pp. 29-41
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  1. Confirmation
  2. pp. 42-47
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  1. The Paulding Light Mystery
  2. pp. 48-54
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  1. Do Not Disturb
  2. pp. 55-57
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  1. A Flame in the Window
  2. pp. 58-60
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  1. There Goes Mamie!
  2. pp. 61-62
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  1. Uncle Otto
  2. pp. 63-66
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  1. Don’t Mess with Elmer
  2. pp. 67-69
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  1. A Dream So Real
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. The Summoning
  2. pp. 72-89
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  1. House of Chimes
  2. pp. 73-74
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  1. The Girl in White
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. Spirits on the Land
  2. pp. 77-82
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  1. The Coulee Road Ghost
  2. pp. 83-84
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  1. A Quartet of Wisps
  2. pp. 85-89
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  1. No Exit
  2. pp. 90-97
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  1. The Pendant
  2. pp. 98-104
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  1. The Lady in Brown
  2. pp. 105-108
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  1. Psychic Sisters
  2. pp. 109-114
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  1. The Phantom Congregation
  2. pp. 115-119
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  1. Summerwind
  2. pp. 120-128
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  1. Part II: Southern Frights
  2. pp. 129-147
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  1. The Music Box
  2. pp. 131-135
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  1. Someone to Watch over Me
  2. pp. 136-154
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  1. Wayfaring Strangers
  2. pp. 155-159
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  1. Mrs. Courtney’s Return
  2. pp. 160-162
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  1. Voice on the Bridge
  2. pp. 163-164
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  1. He Comes by Night
  2. pp. 165-166
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  1. The Phantom Rider of Pumpkin Hollow
  2. pp. 167-168
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  1. The Possession of Carl Seige
  2. pp. 169-173
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  1. Murder on the Boardwalk
  2. pp. 174-191
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  1. Footsteps in the Dark
  2. pp. 175-176
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  1. The Hille Curse
  2. pp. 177-183
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  1. Marie
  2. pp. 184-191
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  1. Muffled Screams
  2. pp. 192-194
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  1. Mrs. G’s Boardinghouse
  2. pp. 195-198
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  1. House of Evil
  2. pp. 199-216
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  1. Face on the Bedroom Curtain
  2. pp. 200-201
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  1. The Restless Servant Girl
  2. pp. 202-203
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  1. Ghostways
  2. pp. 204-207
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  1. Terror in the Night
  2. pp. 208-213
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  1. The Legacy of Mary Buth Farm
  2. pp. 214-216
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  1. The Strange Case of Henry James Brophy
  2. pp. 217-221
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  1. Always Time for Ghosts
  2. pp. 222-228
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  1. Arthur, the Impudent Ghost
  2. pp. 229-232
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  1. Cassandra
  2. pp. 233-235
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  1. The Ridgeway Ghost
  2. pp. 236-248
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 249-254
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  1. Index of Place Names
  2. pp. 255-272
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