Ghost Dancer


Location:  Osseo, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

Directions:  Two miles south of Osseo a the corner of Highway 53 and County Road H


The Reputed History:  

About 20 years ago, an 18-year-old Native American resident of Osseo died in a tragic car accident when his car plunged into a pond and he drowned.  By some accounts, his body was found in the back seat of the car, by other accounts, his shoelaces were tangled around  the gas petal.  


The Investigation:  

A nineteen-year-old Native American (name withheld) drowned in his late-model Oldsmobile at about 12:30 a.m. on May 21, 1984 when he failed to stop a the stop sign at Hwy 53.  His auto struck the embankment and slid into a 12 foot deep irrigation pond near the highway. 

He was a resident of Osseo and had worked as a clerk in a retail store.  He was buried in the Fairchild Cemetery in Fairchild, Wisconsin. 


The Reputed Phenomena: 

There have been reports of daytime apparitions of an Indian wearing traditional Native American regalia appearing at the scene of the accident, dancing and performing ritual, who later vanishes.


The Investigation:  

The Ghost Dancer was first spotted 1989 and then again in 1996.  These sightings did not actually occur at the location where he died; they were seen near a scenic overlook that is considered a sacred site.  Interviews with eyewitnesses are pending.

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Revised: September 28, 2004