If you want to take your search for ghosts and gore
beyond the Wausau region, you always can pick up the
book "Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Locations."
Authors Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk published this book
to give people the chance to read about haunted places
across the state, as well as prompt them to hit the
road and explore the legends and folklore for
"We found that people love a good ghost story. Now
whether they believe is a different thing," Lewis, 31,
of Eau Claire said.
Lewis says this haunted guide, which came out on
Halloween 2004, covers everything from the wandering
highway ghosts of the Northwoods to haunted bed and
breakfast inns in Milwaukee and from phantom creatures
prowling forests to graveyard apparitions in your own
backyard. It includes photos, case histories,
eyewitness accounts, ghost lore and directions.
Examples in the book include Molly's Rock in
Rhinelander, where a ghost named Molly supposedly
haunts a rock on Pine Lake Road. The story goes that
if you sat atop the rock, someone would tell you to
get off and shove you off, said Lewis, a 10-year
paranormal investigator who makes his living as a
grant writer for a nonprofit organization.
"We did it and nothing happened," Lewis said.
Since then, the rock was blown up into tiny pieces,
but you're still supposed to see a ghost there. And,
they say, if you take a piece of that rock, you'll be
In Tomahawk, people have reported hearing whispering,
crying babies and things growling at The Calvary
Cemetery, Lewis said. Others have reported smelling
rotting flesh and seeing orbs of light and dark
figures lurking by the gravestones.
The book also includes a haunted campground in Rib
Lake, where people can spend the evening with spirits,
Lewis said. A young boy who is buried in the cemetery
next to the campground is said to haunt the
"We spent two nights camping there, but never saw
anything but dozens of cars driving in at night trying
to catch a glimpse of the ghost," Lewis said.
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