Merrimac WI hotels. Look for your hotels in Merrimac Wisconsin USA. Wisconsin myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Wisconsin.
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Myths, Legends, Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore and Scary Stories in Wisconsin
The Beast of Bray Road, possibly a a werewolf, seen near Elkhorn; a young boy whose spirit haunts the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, where he died from a fall; the spectral lady in a blue hat and the rather shabby male ghost that haunt the American Club Resort in Kohler; 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; the ghost of Mr Pfister, who still walks his phantom dog, in the historic and pet friendly Pfister Hotel, in Milwaukee; the apparition of Adam Bobel (Boebel) seen in Central House, Boscobel, the site of his hotel and where Gideons International was founded; the numerous hauntings and psychic phenomena of Manitowoc Place (formerly the Evergreen Inn Hotel) in Manitowoc; and the fierce, horned and spined Hodag that may dwell in the woods around Rhinelander, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Wisconsin.
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); many ghosts in Marquette University, Milwaukee; 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); ghostly chldren who haunt the Menominee Casino Resort and hotel in Keshena; ghosts and unearthly screams at the haunted, historic and luxurious Retlaw Plaza Hotel in Fond du Lac; 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 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; and the beings, possibly fairy folk, who live beneath Sinsinawa Mound, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Wisconsin.
National Parks, National Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in Wisconsin
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge; Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Peninsula State Park; Wolf River Wildlife Area; Lake Kegonsa State Park; Lake Wissota State Park; Straight Lake State Park; Jefferson Marsh Wildlife Area; Richard Bong State Recreation Area; Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge; Buckhorn Wildlife Area; Amnicon Falls State Park with its covered bridge and waterfalls; Big Swamp Wildlife Area; Cylon Marsh Wildlife Area; the Kickapoo Valley Reserve; Augusta Wildlife Area with wildlife such as bears and deer; Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge; Yellowstone Lake State Park; Natural Bridge State Park; Collins Marsh Wildlife Area; Greenwood Wildlife Area; Wyalusing State Park; Columbus Wetland Public Hunting Grounds; Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area; 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; Van Loon Wildlife Area; Waterloo Wildlife Area; Tiffany Wildlife Area; Mirror Lake State Park; Ackley Wildlife Area with beavers, bears and other wildlife; Joel Marsh Wildlife Area with game such as deer, black bears and turkeys; Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee; Killsnake Wildlife Area; Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area; Cylon Wildlife Area; Kickapoo River Wildlife Area; Harrington Beach State Park; Rock Island State Park; Dewey Marsh Wildlife Area; Menominee River State Park and Recreation Area; Sheboygan Marsh Wildlife Area; French Creek Wildlife Area; Jaeger's Island Wildlife Area; Newport State Park, designated as a wilderness; Kohler-Andrae State Park with woodlands, dunes and golden beaches; Wildcat Mountain State Park, overlooking the Kickapoo Valley; Devil's Lake State Park, rich in folklore and named for its Ice Age endorheic (having no outlet) lake; Big Bay State Park, on Madeline Island, with its long beach; Buckhorn State Park; Allenton Marsh Wildlife Area; Copper Falls State Park with its gorge and waterfalls; Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge; and Albany Wildlife Area, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Wisconsin.
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