Twin Cities Haunted Handbook: 100 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around Minneapolis and St. Paul

Twin Cities Haunted Handbook: 100 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Twin Cities Haunted Handbook: 100 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around Minneapolis and St. Paul by Jeff Morris, Garett Merk, Dain Charbonneau

Twin Cities residents love their cities so much that some of them stick around even after they should pass to the Great Beyond. Ghost hunters Jeff Morris, Garett Merk, and Dain Charbonneau take you to 100 haunted places where you can see or hear these ghostly citizens for yourself.

In Twin Cities Haunted Handbook, the authors guide you to haunted roads and bridges, to cemeteries and museums, to schools, theaters, restaurants, stores and any other places where people have reported paranormal experiences.

Each two-page entry includes

directions from downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul

an historical overview of the haunted place

the story of ghostly doings in that place

advice on visiting the place yourself-if you dare

From the murmurings of the phantom congregation of East Immanuel Lutheran Church to the eerie happenings in the restrooms of the Mall of America, from the Woman in White haunting Arcola Trail Bridge to the uncomfortable and unwelcome feelings patrons experience at the Busted Nut Bar & Grill, Twin Cities Haunted Handbook covers the Twin Cities' scariest spots.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578605071
Publisher: Clerisy Press
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Series: America's Haunted Road Trip Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 781,604
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Jeff Morris achieved his degree in English from the haunted Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and spent the early part of his career as an English instructor at a college in Cincinnati. While teaching, Jeff became interested in the ghost stories in the Cincinnati area. In 2005, he started working with his brother, Michael Morris, on their first book, Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio, which was published in June of 2009 by Arcadia Publishing. Beyond the book, Jeff has become very involved in the paranormal field in the Midwest. In 2006 he and his brother founded Miamitown Ghost Tours, which continues to run year round. In 2009, they joined a paranormal investigation group called CAPER (Cincinnati Area Paranormal Existence Research), and they started an online radio show called “Miamitown Ghost Talk.” In the fall of 2010, both Jeff and Michael published Cincinnati Haunted Handbook. He lives in Cincinnati.

Garett Merk attended college at the University of Dayton and earned a degree in Computer Engineering. He joined the US Navy in late 2004. While in the Navy he had the opportunity to investigate several places in the Southern/Central California area. Garett is the founder of the Tri-State Paranormal and Oddities Observation Practitioners (TriPOOP). He enjoys research and investigations of haunted locations in an effort to capture indisputable evidence of the paranormal. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dain Charbonneau currently resides in Minnesota where he grew up enjoying camping and fishing. He is the founder of the Twin Cities Paranormal Research Group with the purpose of investigating claims of paranormal activity and researching the history that the tales of activity stem from.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Foreword xii

Introduction 1

Rules for Exploring the Locations in this Book 2

Section I parks and lakes 3

Adam's Hill Park 4

Alimagnet Park Trails 6

Arcola Trail Bridge 8

Bluff Park 10

Braemar Golf Course 12

Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area 14

Dead Man's Hill 16

Dead Man's Pond 18

Fort Snelling 20

Fountain Lake 22

Grey Cloud Island 24

Holbrook Park 26

Indian Mounds Park 28

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve 30

Lebanon Hills Regional Park 32

Lilydale Park 34

Minnesota State Fairgrounds 36

Montgomery National Golf Club 38

Seltz' Point at Lake Como 40

Shakopee Memorial Park 42

Sturges Park 44

Swede Hollow Park 46

Section II cemeteries, hospitals, and churches 49

Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center 50

Calvary Cemetery 53

Cottage Grove Historical Cemetery 55

East Immanuel Lutheran Church 57

Ferguson Cemetery 59

Green Lawn Cemetery 61

Grey Cloud Island Cemetery 63

Hastings State Asylum Cemetery 65

Holy Name Cemetery 67

Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum 69

Long Lake (Union) Cemetery 71

Marian Center 73

Memorial Pet Cemetery 75

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery 77

Monastery at DeMontreville 79

Oakland Cemetery 81

Oxlip Evangelical Free Church 83

Ramsey County Poor Farm Cemetery 85

St. Paul Cathedral 87

Vang Lutheran Church 89

Section III museums, shops, and entertainment 91

AMF Earle Brown Bowl 92

Anoka County Historical Society 94

Antiques on Main 96

Artique Inc 98

Carver Country Flowers and Gifts 100

Gibbs Farmhouse Museum 102

Hillcrest Recreation Center 104

Ignatius Donnelly's Nininger City Home Site 106

Jessie Tomme Salon 108

LeDuc Mansion 110

Mill House Gallery 112

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts 114

Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum 116

Padelford Packet Boat Company 118

Party Papers 120

Schmitt Music 122

Skatin' Place 124

The Soap Factory 126

Wabasha Street Caves 128

Warden's House Museum 130

Section IV food, spirits, and lodging 133

Billy's Bar & Grill 134

The Busted Nut 136

Dairy Queen 138

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 140

First Avenue Nightclub 142

Fitzgerald Theater 144

Forepaugh's Restaurant 146

Mabel Tainter Theater 148

The Moonshine Saloon 150

Mounds Theater 152

The Old Jail Bed & Breakfast 154

The Onion Grille 156

The Peacock Inn 158

Pizza Hut 160

Regal Cinemas Brooklyn Center 162

Saint Paul Hotel 164

St. James Hotel 166

Water Street Inn 168

Section V schools and public places 171

Anoka City Hall 172

Burnsville Center 174

County Highway 22 in Linwood 176

Falcon Ridge Middle School 178

Hamline University Drew Hall 180

Hamline University Old Main Building 182

Johnson Memorial Drive 184

Landmark Center 186

Mall of America 188

Minneapolis City Hall 190

Minneapolis College of Art and Design 192

Minnesota State Capitol 194

Saint Odilia Church and School 196

South St. Paul Library 198

St. Anthony Main 200

St. Olaf College 202

St. Paul City Hall-Ramsey County Courthouse 204

St. Thomas College and the Legend of the 13 Graves 206

Washington Avenue Bridge 208

Willow Lane Elementary School 210

Appendix 1 Chapters Organized Geographically 213

Appendix 2 Daytripping (or in this case, Nighttripping) 216

Appendix 3 Places that Didn't Quite Make the Book 218

Appendix 4 Location Checklist 222

About the Authors 226

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Twin Cities Haunted Handbook: 100 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around Minneapolis and St. Paul 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a decent amount of locations, though most of them are in the suburbs and some are over an hour away. Not a lot of deep research, the bibliography is non-existent, and there is very little meat to the stories. You are better off just looking for stories online and not rewarding these lazy "authors".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this book IS intriguing, it only scratches the surface on ANY of the ghost stories. The stories and back history are VERY vague and lack details about the featured location. As I recently moved to The Twin Cities, I expected to be able to use this book as a complete guide to "ghost hunting" in the area; not the case.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how the authors state that the importance of visiting these sites is to be safe, respectful of the living and the dead and to be within the laws..hours, land and spirits.