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5 Fearful Wisconsin Creatures that Will Keep You Up at Night

paranormal investigator Chad Lewis details the eerie beings that stalk our state

Chad Lewis

With Halloween fast approaching, many believe that the veil between worlds gets thinner and thinner, allowing us to see a glimpse of the other side. Of course that also means the other side can grab a look at us, too! Here are a few of my favorite Wisconsin monsters to watch out for this Halloween season.

Strange Happenings on Lowes Creek Hill

Chad Lewis

"Something bright flashed in the trees on the creek and a curious sort of cork screw wind seemed to race around the wagon and scare the horses. Oliver’s and Max’s headgear was not interfered with, but strange to say Joe’s nice new ..."

5 of the Spookiest Places in the Chippewa Valley

paranormal investigator Chad Lewis offers his list of top scary spots.

Chad Lewis

With that spirit in mind, I have put together my top list of spooky places in the Chippewa Valley. These places provide you with the opportunity to experience a Halloween filled with strange...

5 Fearful Wisconsin Creatures that Will Keep You Up at Night

Paranormal investigator Chad Lewis details the eerie beings that stalk our state.

Chad Lewis

With Halloween fast approaching, many believe that the veil between worlds gets thinner and thinner, allowing us to see a glimpse of the other side. Of course that also means the other side can grab a look at us, too! Here are a few of my favorite Wisconsin monsters to watch out for this Halloween season.

1909: The Year the Hippodrome Came to Eau Claire

Chad Lewis

"200 artists, 200 blooded horses, 30 clowns, 100 feature acts, $20,000 blood sweating behemoth, monster herd of performing elephants. Scores of surprising sights and scenes in salutation. Grand gold glittering and glorious free street parade ..."

5 Spooky Places in the Chippewa Valley

longtime paranormal investigator Chad Lewis offers his list of top scary spots

Chad Lewis

As you prepare to engage in the splendid Halloween traditions of putting up decorations, carving jack-o’-lanterns, and deciding on which terrifying costume best suits you, don’t forget about the more sinister side of the holiday. According to legend, as Halloween approaches, the veil that separates our world ...

Where Did All the Interesting Characters Go?

Chad Lewis

“The festive hobo has begun to make his appearance in the city. He come not singly, but in bunches like the falling leaves of autumn. In municipal court four hoboes were arraigned on a vagrancy charge. They told tales of woe that have never before been made public save in exciting chapters of the yellow-back books ..."

Death Has a Bizarre Sense of Irony

Chad Lewis

"A sudden and singular death occurred Monday. Mrs. Catherine Welch, who resides at 716 Second avenue, suddenly dropped dead beside the casket of Mrs. Walker, 438 Hudson street, who died Saturday. She was aiding Mr. Williams, the undertaker, in preparing Mrs. Walker’s remains for interment ..."

Strange Happenings on Lowes Creek Hill

Chad Lewis

"Something bright flashed in the trees on the creek and a curious sort of cork screw wind seemed to race around the wagon and scare the horses. Oliver’s and Max’s headgear was not interfered with, but strange to say Joe’s nice new ..."

Bizarre History: Old Abe, Superbird (1904)

Chad Lewis

Shortly after joining the war with Wisconsin’s troops, Old Abe began to rouse stories of his protective power due to the fact that his handlers always managed to escape harm. Word starting spreading that anyone carrying the popular bird would be ...

Landed in Jail for a Bad Letter (April 17, 1902)

Chad Lewis

"U.S Court-Commissioner Doolittle had a queer case yesterday afternoon Abel Channing, of Bloomer, arrested at the insistence of Postoffice-Inspector E.E. Frazer was brought before the commissioner on the charge of having mailed an offensive letter."

Jumped Out of a Window (Dec. 12, 1905)

Chad Lewis

Eau Claire- A worthy young man named Clarence Hicks arrived here last night from St. Paul and put up at a North Side Hotel. It appears that he had been at a St. Paul hotel and that somebody broke into his room there, the result of being that he ...

Fights With Five Wildcats

Chad Lewis

Chippewa Falls Physician Kills Three
Eau Claire Weekly Telegram July 8, 1904

A Swindler Abroad

Chad Lewis

Claims to be a state agent of the National Helping Club (March 8, 1904)

Ghost Story From Chippewa: October 15th, 1908

Chad Lewis

"Frequently they have seen a specter hovering above the creek, near the hill, and repeatedly pursued by it. At Times, the apparition plays jokes on the farmers by purloining some ..."

Crooks Escape
Sept. 5, 1905

Chad Lewis

Two prisoners pry their way out of Chippewa Falls. The authorities are telephoning and telegraphing in all directions and hope to effect recapture.