Haunted St. Paul

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From the phantom pig at the Minnesota State Fair to the ghostly gangsters of the Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul bristles with haunted history. Let the spectral usher of the Mounds Theatre show you to your seat as Chad Lewis reveals why the bits of St. Paul?s past that insist on intruding on the present deserve to have their stories told. By the time the lights come back on, you will be convinced that sometimes the strangest things have happened in the dorm room upstairs?or the table next to you at your favorite ...
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From the phantom pig at the Minnesota State Fair to the ghostly gangsters of the Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul bristles with haunted history. Let the spectral usher of the Mounds Theatre show you to your seat as Chad Lewis reveals why the bits of St. Paul’s past that insist on intruding on the present deserve to have their stories told. By the time the lights come back on, you will be convinced that sometimes the strangest things have happened in the dorm room upstairs…or the table next to you at your favorite restaurant…or even in your own backyard.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596299337
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: Haunted America Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,382,076
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Chad Lewis is an author, researcher and lecturer on topics of the strange and unusual. Chad holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Chad has trekked across the world in search of unique and bizarre stories and history. From tracking vampires in Transylvania and chasing the chupacabras in Puerto Rico to searching for the elusive monster in Loch Ness and pursuing ghosts in Ireland’s castles, Chad brings more than fifteen years of research experience to his presentations. Chad is the author of the Hidden Headlines series and the Gangers Road Guide series and is also the co-author of the Road Guide to Haunted Locations book series.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction: A Quick History of St. Paul 13

An Ill-Fated Love Affair Forever Haunts Forepaugh's Restaurant 17

The Hanging Sailor of Moonshine Saloon 25

The Boxing Ghost of Clyde Mudgett 31

Phantom Creatures of the Minnesota State Fair 37

The Unknown Spirit of Oakland Cemetery 43

The Hanging and Haunting of Ann Bilansky 51

The Hidden Ghosts of the Lexington Restaurant 59

The Unelected Ghosts of the State Capitol Building 65

Ramsey Country Courthouse's Gruesome Past 71

The Mysterious Performers at the Fitzgerald Theatre 79

Spirits Abound at the Mounds Theatre 85

The Phantom Gangsters of the Wabasha Street Caves 91

Jack Peifer and the Landmark Center 101

Guests Who Refuse to Check Out of the St. Paul Hotel 109

The Pioneer Spirits of the Gibbs Museum 115

476 Summit Avenue: The Griggs Mansion 123

The Trapped Ghosts of Hamline University 131

Afterword: Don't Let Your Adventure End Here 141

About the Author 143

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