Halloween is almost here, and we all know what that means. It’s time to throw caution to the wind and seek out some scary fun. And what better way to do that than by going on a haunted road trip across the state? This trip will take you on a tour of some of Minnesota’s most well-known haunted spots from Hibbing all the way down to Stillwater
The total trip will cover about seven hours and 350 miles. A Google Map to help planning can be found
Greyhound Bus Museum, Hibbing
Stories say bus windows and doors at this museum mysteriously open and close by themselves. There are also reports of disembodied voices and strange shadows.
Palmer House Hotel, Sauk Centre
Probably Minnesota's most famous haunted spot, the Palmer House Hotel is home to a host of spirits. There are reports of ghostly children running down the hall, objects flying off shelves, and a ghostly presence hovering over people as they sleep. Check out rooms 11 and 17 - they're said to have the most activity.
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud
A few places on the St. Cloud State University campus are said to be haunted. Perhaps the most famous is Riverview Hall, a 105-year-old building allegedly haunted by a woman who wanders the halls flicking light switches and moving objects from room to room.
Fountain Lake, Delano
Stories say that the ghost of a Native American woman haunts the shores of this lake. Despite drowning in the lake many years ago, she can still be heard screaming at night.
First Avenue, Minneapolis
Over the years, many people have witnessed spooky sightings in First Avenue. One visitor reported seeing a ghost woman hanging from a noose in a women's bathroom stall.
Forepaugh's Restaurant, St. Paul
This is an old Victorian mansion with a rich history. The story goes something like this: a maid committed suicide by hanging herself in a third floor room. The maid's employer, who had been having an affair with her, committed suicide a year later. Both ghosts appear friendly and often show up at events in the manor-turned-restaurant.
The Warden's House, Stillwater
In the 1800s, this building used to house the wardens of Stillwater Prison, When the last warden moved in, he took in his grandson after his daughter died of appendicitis. Stories say the woman haunts the building looking for a child. You can now visit the old house as a museum, where you can learn more about the history of Stillwater and its prison.
What do you think? Do you dare to take this trip? Would you add any other hauntings to the route?