5 Wisconsin Hotels That Are Ready to Deliver a Terrifying Nights Sleep
If you're planning a getaway to Wisconsin and need hotel recommendations, here are 5 excellent places to consider, especially if you like sleeping next to ghosts.
'Tis the Season for Scaring
When fall hits and Halloween draws near many people start craving a good scare. Watching horror movies and going to haunted houses are always good ways to curb creepy cravings, but what do you do when you want to experience something truly scary?
The Most Haunted Hotels in Wisconsin
Every state has its own list of 'haunted' places to stay, but when it comes to Wisconsin, they really seem to do it up right.
1. Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Pfister Hotel is often called THE place to stay in Milwaukee, but it's also infamous for its long paranormal history.
The Pfister Hotel is beautiful and luxurious, but numerous people, including several professional baseball players, have experienced odd, paranormal events while staying there. Here's a video from 2009 where former Milwaukee Brewer Mike Cameron talks about the haunted history of the Pfister Hotel...
2. Hotel Retlaw in Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin
Hotel Retlaw is another grand hotel with a spooky history. Wearegreenbay.com says visitors and staff at Hotel Retlaw have reported paranormal encounters like "cups flying from carts and ice flying from the ice machines", but the creepiest stories surround one specific hotel room, room #717. Here's why;
staff members have reported hearing screams coming from one specific room in the hotel, Room #717, which is located on the seventh floor, followed by the door of that room shaking viciously as if it was being kicked in from the inside. Yet, after staff members enter the room, they always find nothing and no one inside.
3. The Karsten Hotel in Kewaunee, Wisconsin
The Karsten Hotel, now known as The Karsten Nest in Kewaunee, Wisconsin may be far less luxurious than the Pfister or Retlaw, but it is no stranger to bad luck and scary stories. People say The Karsten Nest is haunted by three ghosts, and this video from NBC26 Green Bay did a darn good job of turning me into a believer...
4. Hotel Mead and Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
According to hauntedhouses.com, the basement of Hotel Mead has a history of providing weird smells of blood, flickering lights, and slamming doors. Here's the back story from hauntedhouses.com;
In 1953, the basement known as the Shanghai Room, was used as a bar and gambling room. It is said that a female bartender was stabbed to death, which hasn’t been confirmed. It is probable though that someone, an employee of the hotel was killed here, as the room was haunted with paranormal activity suggesting a murder happened here.
5. Union Hotel in De Pere, Wisconsin
Union Hotel is the oldest hotel in Wisconsin that is still operating today, so of course it has some scary stories to tell. Weird voices, a child's face being seen on the wall, and a ghost being spotted on the landing are just a few of the haunted experiences people have reported at Union Hotel.