Olde Tyme Inn
Vernon County, Wisconsin
Several ghost web sites erroneously refer to it as "Big River Restaurant,"
and confuse it with the Big River
The previous owner was
named "Kenny." He used to watch only CNN, and he
would drink eight cups of coffee a day. He died and his
ghost haunts the restaurant.
Kenneth Beck was the previous owner.
He did watch CNN and kept the TV exclusively on that
channel. We were, however, unable to verify that he drink precisely
eight cups of coffee per day. He had a heart attack and
died outside the building near the dumpster. Kenny died in
either October or November of 1999 and was about 60 years old at
the time of his death. Right after he died the furnace quit working
and the haunting activity began.
"Arden," another former owner,
used to live upstairs. He collapsed and later died.
Many years ago there was a roller skating
rink in the upstairs of the building. At one time there
was a terrible accident on the Mississippi River and the rink
was used as a makeshift morgue
- When the current owner
shuts off the lights and locks up at night, often the lights
will turn back on.
- People have heard
footsteps on the basement stairs
- Eight coffee cups (the
number Kenny drank per day) are missing.
have mysteriously disappeared.
- When employees leave
the room and return, they find the TV has changed channels
- The current
owner, Patty Ziegler, reports that the lights, stereo, and
television will mysteriously turn on by themselves.
Often she will lock up for the night, only to return in the
morning and find the TV, stereo, lights, grill, and coffee
maker turned on.
- She confirms
that mysterious footsteps have been heard on the basement
steps when nobody was there.
- Neither the
current owner nor any of the employees had ever heard of
eight coffee cups being missing.
- The owner
stated that half their dinner plates and several glasses had
- Neither the
owner nor any of the employees were regular viewers of
CNN. They usually kept the TV tuned to ESPN, but
confirmed that the TV would frequently switch channels to
CNN by itself. Mary Jo, one of the employees, would
become upset each time it happened.
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