Wisconsin has a long, interesting history, and
the many graveyards to go with that.
cemeteries of Wisconsin lies an untold story of
state history. While some corpses may be of
historical significance—such as the state’s
founders —that does not eliminate the eeriness
lurking around state cemeteries.
Cemetery, in Almond, Wis., is believed to be the
place where Ed Gein, the notorious serial
killer, often visited and stole bodies at night.
Terry Fisk, a paranormal investigator for the
Unexplained Research, after a hearing in the
court case of Ed Gein, “The authorities went [to
Spiritland Cemetery] and found one body was
missing, another body had been tampered with and
a third grave that looked like he tried to brake
in to it.”
haunted cemetery is Founder’s Park Cemetery in
Cedarburg. It was established in 1834 and the
Cedarburg Pioneers buried their dead there until
1869. “Over the years, their headstones have
deteriorated and there is a monument there for
their memory,” Fisk said. When visiting this
cemetery, people often feel the sensation of
being followed and other uneasy feelings, he
The Forest Home
Cemetery of Milwaukee was founded in 1850. Here
one can find the family mausoleums for the
Schlitz, Pabst and Blatz brewers. This cemetery
is more beautiful than creepy and is the resting
place of many historic Wisconsin figures.
“We have probably
the largest collection of Victorian era stones
in the state of Wisconsin and the largest
collection of large monuments,” said Paul
Haubrich, chair of board of directors of the
Forest Home Cemetery. Tours are available in
groups and more information can be found on
their web page.
cemetery close to home is the Forest Hill
Cemetery in Madison. In this cemetery there is a
Confederate Soldier Lot. One-hundred and five
Civil War soldiers who died at Camp Randall as
prisoners of war are buried here.
The cemetery also
has a large number of uniquely shaped American
Indian burial mounds. In the Forest Hill
Cemetery there are “two panther shaped mounds,
part of one goose, which is quite rare is
Wisconsin, and one linear mound,” said Leslie
Eisenberg, the burial site archeologist for
Wisconsin’s historical society.
These mounds are
at least 1,000 years old and contain burials and
sometimes artifacts, Eisenberg said.
thought to be scary places where unexplained
phenomena occur, but one must be respectful of
those who lay at rest, lest anyone (or anything)
rises to haunt those without reverence.