The lights were dimmed at the RTR
library as author Chad Lewis spoke
about a few of the “haunted
locations” he has visited throughout
From Lamberton to Pipestone and
locations around the state, Lewis said
there are a lot of ghost stories to be
found in Minnesota.
Lewis is the co-author of
The Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted
Locations, a book that gives readers
a look at ghost stories from around
Minnesota with research into its
Lewis said he
isn’t trying to convince anyone about
the existence of the supernatural, he
wants to give people as much information
so they can decide for themselves.
“The approach I
take is welcoming,” said Lewis. “I tell
people I’m going to provide them with
the best research that I can, the
background, history and lore. I’m going
to leave it up to them to go to these
places and have their own adventure.”
Lewis said there are a lot of ghost
stories around southwestern Minnesota.
Lewis said his interest doesn’t just
center around the paranormal, he also
enjoys learning about the history of the
places he visits.
Lewis said he explored Tyler Monday
before his presentation.
“This whole area has so much
history,” said Lewis. “Even walking
around in town with the old bank and
hardware store, the history is all there
and that’s part of the fun, keeping the
After his presentation, that included
stories of serial killers, mobsters and
haunted dolls, Lewis encouraged the
audience to explore Minnesota’s historic
He said you never know when you might
run into a spirit.
Stories of possibly haunted theaters,
questions about the paranormal and other
spooky subjects rounded out the
The presentation was sponsored by the
Tyler Arts Council and the Tyler
Community Education program.