Polk County, Wisconsin
The official name is "East Immanuel Lutheran Church"
A phantom congregation from long ago
haunts this simple country church and holds their own services
late at night.
This old Norwegian church
dates from 1870. Obviously, over the years many
parishioners have passed on.
- Hushed voices and whispers
have heard coming from inside the walls of the
- Quiet voices can be heard
coming from the wooden pews.
have heard the sounds of a congregation laughing and talking
in the sanctuary which
was found to be empty.
- They have also heard the
sounds of a congregation having a potluck dinner in the
basement which was empty.
- In 1981, the
bell of the church began ringing on it's own when no one is
in the building. The first person to realize this startling
event was the church's pastor, the Reverend Elizabeth
Robinson. She heard the bell ringing while she was in the
church's parsonage across the street. She investigated and
thoroughly searched the building, finding no one inside.
Since then, the bell has rung quite frequently on it's own.
I did have the
opportunity to spend the night in the church basement, but
experienced nothing out of the ordinary. Parishioners and
the minister seem firmly convinced of the haunting activity.
- EMF Meter:
- IR Thermal
- The National Directory of Haunted
Places by Dennis William Hauck, page 383.
- Haunted Heartland by Michael
Norman & Beth Scott, page 419
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