Caryville, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Correction: The proper name of the schoolhouse is
"Spring Brook School."
Spring Brook community has had numerous problems with
vandalism. Be aware that the schoolhouse is
private property and under constant surveillance.
IS A CRIME! UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS FOUND ON
THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SUBJECT TO ARREST AND PROSECUTION!
If you have any
information that could lead to the arrest and conviction
of those responsible for vandalizing the schoolhouse,
please call the Dunn County
Sheriff's Department (non-emergency): (715) 232-1564.
- There was a
young boy who attended school there who died in his desk under mysterious
- A second version of the story is that
on a chilly winter day a little boy refused to go home to
his drunken abusive father, and hid in the
next morning, the teacher found his frozen little corpse sitting
at his desk.
- A third version is that a preacher
killed all the school children, then hung himself in the
- There was
indeed a seven-year-old boy, David James Grohn (born May 27,
1949), who died while attending the school. He
passed away at 11:45 p.m. on September 24, 1957, not during
a cold winter day. His death occurred at Luther
Hospital in Eau Claire, not while sitting in his desk at
school. An autopsy determined the cause
of death to be bulbar poliomyelitis (i.e., polio), and
the examining physician, C.H. Falstad, M.D., found nothing
mysterious or unexpected about his death. Furthermore,
there is no
reason to believe that his father was ever abusive to
- There is no
evidence that a preacher ever committed murder or suicide in
- Many creepy events have
occurred in the schoolhouse.
- In the last window, on the
right-side of the schoolhouse, a pair of black eyes has
been spotted staring out.
- A girl was raped by a
ghost inside the schoolhouse. Later blood was
found splattered on the walls.
- The school grounds are haunted by
"Blackie," a shadowy demon who will sometimes shake
your vehicle when you are parked near the school. This
may be the same shadowy creature reported to have been seen
at both the Caryville
Cemetery and Meridean
- A familiar in the form of a
three-legged, one-eyed, black cat guards the school and will
stare at you with its evil eye if you approach the building.
- A rope with a noose hangs in the
- People report feeling a mysterious gust
of air inside the school.
- The Dare:
If you sit in the desk that the young boy died in,
you will feel something strange pass through your body.
paranormal has been substantiated.
- The story of a
girl being raped by a ghost is unsubstantiated. There
is no evidence of any blood stains on the walls.
- The existence
of the cat is possible, but we have not observed it.
- We spoke with
a witness who claimed to have observed the noose, but we
have not seen it for ourselves.
- This witness
also claimed to have felt a mysterious gust of air inside
- It is doubtful
that anybody would know precisely which desk young David
Grohn used to sit in, since it was almost 50 years
ago. Investigators found that sitting in
each of the
desks resulted in nothing out of the ordinary.
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Revised: September 28, 2004