Historic Octagon House

Location:  Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin


The Reputed History: 
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored 12-room home was originally built in 1856 as an Indian Fort and holds a rich history. Once used as a part of the Underground Railroad, this house contains 9 passageways, a secret room and a hand-dug underground tunnel.
  • The house has been shown on the History Channel.


The Investigation:  
  • The history is accurate.
  • The house was featured on the History Channel's "Hidden Passages" program.


The Reputed Phenomena:  

Apparitions of a young boy who roams the house


The Investigation:  

We spoke with the owner.  He never witnessed any apparitions, but verified that strange things regularly happen in the house.  For example, on one occasion they stepped out of a room for a moment and returned only to find the spinning wheel to be disassembled.  It is common to find objects to be moved or misplaced.

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Revised: September 28, 2004