One town in Dunn County
gets unwanted visitors around Halloween. Dunn County
Sheriffs Deputies say ghost stories are attracting
teens to a historic school house and church in
Caryville and they are causing a lot of damage.
Vandals have repeatedly
damaged the Spring Brook Church and School over the
last 20 years. People have broken windows, spray
painted graffiti and removed stones from the church's
foundation. The church's president isn't happy about
it. "They took the school house door off and threw it
in the street, so we put a steal door on there so
nobody could get in it," says Jerry Thomas. "They
brought a crow bar and broke in there."
Some of the stories that
attract teens to the church talk about disappearing
headlights, a boy frozen in his school desk and demons
running through the woods. Chad Lewis investigates
paranormal activity and has even written books on the
subject. He says he's never been able to find any
truth in the so-called sightings.
"We've shown that many
of these stories aren't true," says Lewis. "The
backgrounds are false but people still have those
experiences, so may it is people are looking to
experience something out there and they actually do."
Twenty-five people were
ticketed for trespassing on the school's grounds last
year. This year, officers have already warned area
high school students to stay away. Dunn County
Sheriffs Deputies say no one is allowed on the
property for any reason