Audience members who
attended a presentation Monday in
Wausau by a
professional paranormal researcher were eager to
share ghost stories of
Louise Maher, 80, of Wausau was among several
dozen people who came to
see ghost hunter Chad Lewis of Eau Claire at the
Marathon County Public
Library. Maher said a friend saw the ghost of a
young girl in a
apartment building and claimed the spirit would
help her find toys when
she was a child.
Two other ghosts in the building were not so
friendly, and Maher asked
Lewis how one place could have two different
types of spirits.
"The simple answer is, I don't know," Lewis
Sturgeon Bluff Apartments, at 1320 Grand Ave.,
reportedly has haunted
rooms, said a resident named Anne, who did not
want her last name or age
used for this story.
"In certain apartments, there have been a number
of deaths shortly after
someone moves in, or people move in but move out
or change apartments
quickly," Anne said.
Another friend told
Anne of weird noises and lights turning on and
when she lived at the Louis Marchetti House, now
at 111 Grant St.
A woman and her son think their house on South
Third Avenue is haunted
"We live in the hollow by the lake, and about
five years ago, I heard
children playing in the basement, and I thought
it was my son and his
friends," said Kathy, 52, who did not want her
last name used.
After approaching to offer the kids a snack, she
found the basement door
locked and the voices stopped. Ever since, she
and her son Matthew, 18,
have found Lego blocks on their stairs and
rubber balls scattered
throughout the house.
Lewis said despite 14 years of paranormal
research, he has never seen a
"It's certainly not
for a lack of trying," he said.