This Haunted Tunnel In Minnesota Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
You may know Anoka as the Halloween Capital of the World. It’s a nickname earned by hosting one of the first ever Halloweens in the United States, way back in 1920. But what if I told you Anoka’s spooky past started two decades before that? In 1900, Anoka State Hospital – then called Anoka Asylum – opened its doors to mentally ill people from across the region. Over time, the story of the hospital – and the tunnel that ran beneath its buildings – became a creepy Minnesota legend.
What do you think: local legend, or a true-blue haunting? Let us know in the comments! And, if you’re looking for more reasons Anoka is just a little creepy, check out this article about the town’s insane paranormal activity.
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Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at email@example.com or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.