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Most Haunted Places in Minnesota Worth the Thrill!

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Aug 7, 2019
Ghosts and witches, tales of those who visit the human world from the realm of the dead have always captured our imagination. The ‘land of 10,000 lakes’ - Minnesota, has quite a few haunted places known for their ghostly as well as paranormal activity. Explore some of these scary places intervened with a ghostly presence.

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1. Ghost Gangsters of Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul

This is the place to get an insight into the gangster history in downtown St. Paul.

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Known for silica sand mining and glass production, this place will transport you back into the 1920s. It is famous for being haunted by several spirits of murdered gangsters, ghostly gentleman in Panama hat, or a woman looking for someone.

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2. Apparitions at Holy Name Cemetery, Wayzata

The oldest cemetery in Minnesota is bound to be famous for ghost stories.

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This cemetery is known for footsteps/voices of the unknown that can be heard, a car with headlights entering the cemetery and disappears, a white apparition that disappears on human approach, and many other scary incidents.

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3. Ness Church, Litchfield

This tiny church built in 1858 is haunted by spirits of settlers who were massacred during the Sioux Uprising in the 1860s.

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These spirits include a 15-year-old girl and a woman killed by the Wahpeton Indians.

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4. Wendigo Territory, Roseau

Legends surrounding Wendigo speak of tortured souls who were forced into cannibalism to survive the freezing winter.

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This evil soul according to Native American legend is a creature that is 15-feet tall, with skeletal face and antlers. It has an insatiable hunger that can follow anyone walking through the woods on a moonless winter night.

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5. The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul

Ben, a former stagehand at Fitzgerald Theatre is said to be one of the reasons for paranormal activity here.

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His shadow is often spotted and some even hear him drop his empty beer bottles.

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6. The Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater

The permanent resident at Stillwater State Prison is said to be Warden Henry Wolfer’s daughter Gertrude.

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It is said that she died suddenly due to appendicitis after giving birth to her son. He was sent to Stillwater under the care of his grandfather. However, even after he moved out in 1914, Gertrude still wonders the house searching for her infant son.

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7. Nopeming Sanatorium, Duluth

This ominous-looking complex is one of the most studied locations for paranormal activity.

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It was once a treatment center for tuberculosis with countless who lost their battle to life under quarantine. Every nook and corner of this center will spook the daylights out of you.

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8. The Palmer House Hotel & Restaurant, Sauk Center

The most haunted site in Minnesota is no doubt The Palmer House Hotel & Restaurant.

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Built on a site that had a history of fatal and mysterious fire killing people hiding in the basement. Paranormal sightings include bouncing a ball in hallway along with voices of children, electrical disturbances, and the feeling of a cat jumping on the bed, etc.

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Paranormal activity or ghost sightings cannot be explained and need to be experienced. Haunted places have a tragic story behind them, causing departed souls to wander around the place they remain attached to. If you have a brave heart, do visit these haunted places in Minnesota on your next road trip.