Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
miles south of Osseo a the corner of Highway 53 and County Road
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
By some accounts, his body was found in the back seat of the
car, by other accounts, his shoelaces were tangled around the gas
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.
was a resident of Osseo and had worked as a clerk in a retail
store. He was buried in the Fairchild Cemetery in
There have been reports of
apparitions of an Indian wearing traditional Native American regalia
at the scene of the accident, dancing and performing ritual, who
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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