Local haunted places in ‘Unexplained Conference’


10/22/07 - Dunn County News

Chad Lewis, co-author of the Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Locations, will be one of five speakers at the upcoming “Unexplained Conference” which will be held in Eau Claire on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel, 1202 West Clairemont Ave. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This is the 12th annual conference in Eau Claire, and looks to be the biggest. At the conference, Lewis will be covering some of the best haunted places in the Menomonie including the top five haunted places listed below. Lewis will share some stories from the strange side of the area.

Top 5 Haunted Places

1. The Gnome of Devil’s Punch Bowl — In addition to mysterious voices, phantom apparitions and unexplained cold breezes, visitors report seeing a gnome-like creature.

2. The Apparition of JTC Dorm — Students report seeing the ghostly image of a male walking through the dorm.

3. Mabel Tainter Theater
— Visitors to the theater often report seeing disembodied lights hovering throughout the building and sights of a woman spirit are common.

4. The Hellhounds of Caryville — Those brave enough to visit the area report encountering terrifying black Devil Dogs.

5. Mary of Elk Lake — Thirty years after Mary was killed, her spirit still wanders the area looking for her killer.

The cost to attend the conference is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available at the door.

For more information, call (715) 834-8131 or (715) 271-1831.  Or check out the Web site www.unexplainedresearch.com.

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