Appleton WI hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Appleton Wisconsin USA. Wisconsin national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Wisconsin. Camelopard travel tips and hints.
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Monsters, Folklore, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Myths and Legends in Wisconsin
A young boy whose spirit haunts the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, where he died from a fall; giant, finned serpents, as well as spirits and a powerful manitou, in Devil's Lake (Da-wa-kah-char-gra) where the Ho-Chunk nation still celebrate their spiritual rites; many ghosts in Marquette University, Milwaukee; the ghost of Mr Pfister, who still walks his phantom dog, in the historic and pet friendly Pfister Hotel, in Milwaukee; the numerous hauntings and psychic phenomena of Manitowoc Place (formerly the Evergreen Inn Hotel) in Manitowoc; ghostly chldren who haunt the Menominee Casino Resort and hotel in Keshena; tall tales of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe (scholars regard Wisconsin as his true home and the earliest collected stories were probably in "Legends of Paul Bunyan, Lumberjack" published by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters); and ghosts and unearthly screams at the haunted, historic and luxurious Retlaw Plaza Hotel in Fond du Lac, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Wisconsin.
The legend of Maiden Rock, one of the sites said to be where the Native American maiden Winona leapt to her death because her father forbade her marriage to the man she loved; the mischievious spirit of "Agatha", the cigar smoking ghost of William Karsten, the playful spectre of little Billy Karsten, as well as other hauntings and psychokinetic manifestations, at the Karsten Hotel (The Historic Karsten Inn) in Kewaunee; the fierce, horned and spined Hodag that may dwell in the woods around Rhinelander; the apparition of Adam Bobel (Boebel) seen in Central House, Boscobel, the site of his hotel and where Gideons International was founded; the Beast of Bray Road, possibly a a werewolf, seen near Elkhorn; the carnivorous, forest dwelling hidebehind, which can conceal itself anywhere (you are safe if you drink beer around the campfire, as the hidebehind loathes the taste of alcohol); the beings, possibly fairy folk, who live beneath Sinsinawa Mound; and the spectral lady in a blue hat and the rather shabby male ghost that haunt the American Club Resort in Kohler, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Wisconsin.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Wisconsin
Kohler-Andrae State Park with woodlands, dunes and golden beaches; Jefferson Marsh Wildlife Area; Kickapoo River Wildlife Area; Lake Wissota State Park; Killsnake Wildlife Area; Big Swamp Wildlife Area; Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge; Harrington Beach State Park; Wildcat Mountain State Park, overlooking the Kickapoo Valley; Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee; Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Jaeger's Island Wildlife Area; Rock Island State Park; Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge; Albany Wildlife Area; Wolf River Wildlife Area; Wyalusing State Park; Van Loon Wildlife Area; Greenwood Wildlife Area; Joel Marsh Wildlife Area with game such as deer, black bears and turkeys; Sheboygan Marsh Wildlife Area; Allenton Marsh Wildlife Area; Augusta Wildlife Area with wildlife such as bears and deer; Buckhorn Wildlife Area; Richard Bong State Recreation Area; Columbus Wetland Public Hunting Grounds; Cylon Wildlife Area; Straight Lake State Park; Amnicon Falls State Park with its covered bridge and waterfalls; Yellowstone Lake State Park; Cylon Marsh Wildlife Area; Menominee River State Park and Recreation Area; Mirror Lake State Park; Peninsula State Park; Lake Kegonsa State Park; Copper Falls State Park with its gorge and waterfalls; Big Bay State Park, on Madeline Island, with its long beach; Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge; Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area; Buckhorn State Park; Waterloo Wildlife Area; Dewey Marsh Wildlife Area; Natural Bridge State Park; Collins Marsh Wildlife Area; Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area; Devil's Lake State Park, rich in folklore and named for its Ice Age endorheic (having no outlet) lake; the large Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest with wildlife such as beavers and black bears as well as wilderness areas such as Rainbow Lake, Porcupine Lake, Whisker Lake, Blackjack Springs and Headwaters; Tiffany Wildlife Area; Ackley Wildlife Area with beavers, bears and other wildlife; French Creek Wildlife Area; the Kickapoo Valley Reserve; and Newport State Park, designated as a wilderness, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Wisconsin.
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