Weird Wisconsin: Your Travel Guide to Wisconsin's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Weird Wisconsin: Your Travel Guide to Wisconsin's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Weird Wisconsin: Your Travel Guide to Wisconsin's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Linda S. Godfrey, Richard D. Hendricks


There's a lot more to the Badger State than badgers; it's also filled to the brim with weirdness. Visit Burlington's Spinning Top Museum and recoil at the worm shower of Palmyra. Take a look at Highway 13's Reptile Man, see the World's Largest Six Pack, then get spooked over the haunted bridges of Stevens Point. From Madison's Loony Lawyer to the Wily Wizard of Waukesha, this indispensible guide takes you on a journey you'll never forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402792199
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Series: Weird Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 546,000
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Linda S. Godfrey is an author and artist working in rural Elkhorn, Wisconsin. She has written and provided illustrations for Weird Michigan and several other books, including The Poison Widow: A True Story of Sin, Strychnine, and Murder and The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf. In addition, she is the creator and editor of a website about the strange and quirky, www.beastofbrayroad.com.
 
Richard D. Hendricks has been fomenting weirdology at his Weird Wisconsin website since 1998. He's also the news editor at The Anomalist, investigates ghosts with the Wisconsin Paranormal Research Center, and hangs with the Creatures of the Outer Edge, an esoteric collective that convenes at the notorious Headhunters Hideaway in Sun Prairie. Hendricks lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
heidiklinden More than 1 year ago
Weird Wisconsin is such a great read! Whether you're from Wisconsin or not, the stories, the people, the events that are documented in this book keep you interested! From funny to spooky, this book contains the best follow up conversation you'll have with anyone! I've read it on my own, on a drive with my husband, with my 20 yr old and his friends, with my 11 year old girls... So many cool pics and wild stories. Not a boring page!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Recently moving to the Palmyra, WI area, from Ontario, Canada, I have found this book most interesting. This is an incredibly weird area to be sure, let alone beautiful too. I have been trying to learn as much about this state as I possibly can, and have enjoyed Weird Wisconsin immensely! Any book by Linda S. Godfrey is a treat. Would like to read more of the 'MANBAT' also seen in this state.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I traveld a lot in Wesconsin in the 70's I never knew there was this musch strange stuff going on? Very interesting book. I am having my wife read it.
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PICS More than 1 year ago
I have read this book and sought out and visited many of the places in the book. This year I intend to seek out more and visit, eventually to go through the whole book. However, as the disclaimer indicates, I have found that all are not as written in the book. I have talked to many people who have, and are now living at some on the places. Much of what is written is not what they tell me it is, it is still interesting though. The only one I really question is the alleged Dollhouse Grave where a little girl named Bertha who died in 1912 in Northern Wisconsin, page 146 0f Weird Wisconsin. The only Dollhouse Grave I have been able to find is in Tennessee. I have been to Summerswind, and yes, he is still there. Thank you PICS Paranornal Inquisitive Couples who are Seniors
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book took me back to my teen years when my friends and I would hop in the car and visit a place mentioned in the book. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for more Weirdness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have for every Wisconsinite. It's got everything: information, exotic exhibits, and just plain interesting stuff. From the Hayward Fish Museum to the Houdini in Appleton, to the Cement people along HWY 13 to sightings of the late great Vince Lambordi. Strange things like the squirrel museum and the UFO landing pad that is 5 miles away from my best friends house! Wisconsin has everything! Reading this book makes me feel like Wisconsin is really a great, interesting, wild place to live.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is proudly displayed on my coffee table where everyone takes a peek at it when they come over. So many of my friends have gone to B&N to purchase it once they've seen it at my place. I hope to keep spreading the good word! :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone - you gotta read this book! This amazing book is filled with wacky, super stories about our state. It's a riot, but also has real history in here that is fascinating. I keep reading and re-reading this. You will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I DO NOT like this book. It talks too much about ghosts&stuff like that. I DO NOT LIKE THIS BOOK!