by Holly Jayne on 04/11/08 at 4:36 am
If you live or ever visit Minnesota and want a good scare you should definitely check out these places as they are sure to send shivers down your spine as you experience paranormal activities.
# 1 First Ave. Club
Located in Minneapolis, this place becomes quite haunted as soon as dark arrives. Where this club sites, once used to be the site of a Greyhound bus station. There have been many homeless people who have died there and some still linger to haunt the place. In the woman’s bathroom, a girl hung herself. When one enters stall five after dark, her ghost will appear. If that’s not all, there have been reports during concerts/performances at the club, equipment have been thrown off the stage.
#2 Saint Mary’s College: Heffron Hall
In Winona, MN, two priests had feuded over who would be the head of the church and one man killed the other in this hall. Here people will hear moaning in this hall from the deceased priest. People will also experience part of the hall being cold while the other is hot when the air or heat is on in the building. A girl once claimed that while she was brushing her teeth, blood came out of the faucet.
#3 Haunted Skating Rink
This skating rink, located in St. Cloud was built in the 1970s on a swamp. A number of locals begged for this skating rink not to be built for it held sentimental value. The builder ignored them and decided to build it. As the story goes, a young boy named Gilbert ventured too close to the swamp and he was found by his father laying face down in the water… It’s said that Gilbert is responsible for many haunting that take place in the skating rink.
# 4 Glensheen Mansion
Glensheen mansion is located in Duluth Minnesota. Legend says that an elderly woman and her nurse were brutally murdered by the woman’s crazy lover. They now haunt the house. Black, eerie shadowy figures walk about the basement, and lights turn off and on.
#5 Braemar Golf Course
Braemar golf course is located in Edina. An apparition named Jim is said to haunt this golf course. He was a black homeless guy who once had lived on this land before it was cleared for the course. It’s said that balls go into the holes and come back out and even when they roll in a straight line they suddenly veer off to the right or left.
The tavern is located in Brainerd. Back in the 1800’s two Indians were picking berries one day when some angry white townspeople found them and took them to the center of the town. The people accused them of raping and killing a girl outside the tavern. They were killed for this, but years later a white man had confessed about doing the bad deed. People have heard cries of the Indian people within the bar.
#7 Lake Alimagnet Trails
Found in Apple Valley, this is a place of clown figures that haunt the trails. It seems that he is not harmful, but stares at you as an intent to scare you away from the trails as the sun sets…
#8 University of Minnesota – Washington Avenue Bridge
Located in Minneapolis, this bridge connects the east and west bank of the campus. There have been a number of suicides off the bridge into the Mississippi River, most by students. Late at night while walking across this bridge you can hear footsteps following you. If you turn around, they will stop, but continue when you begin to move… there have also been several flags on the bridge that have been ripped down by an unseen force while under surveillance so they had to be removed.
#9 Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Found in Chanhassen, this was built over a house that burned down with a woman still inside. She haunts the theatre. There is also another ghost of an actor who was killed bicycling home from work one night. Both are said to haunt the place and can be seen back stage.
#10 Spirit Mountain
Spirit Mountain can be found in Duluth. One day a person died on the ski hill and now they haunt it. There is music that plays over the speakers and it sounds like the shed hisses at you when you pass it. Also you can see someone standing in the shed.
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