Believe it or not, Minnesota has one or two unsettling spots. When you visit these places, you may feel a shiver run up your spine or your hair stand on end. But that’s what makes them so interesting. These 10 disturbing locations may just be the most terrifying places in Minnesota. You’ll want to see them for yourself – if you dare.
Palmer House Hotel
The Palmer House Hotel is often cited as one of the most haunted places in Minnesota. Since it was built in 1901, dozens of guests and employees have experienced strange happenings while in the hotel. If you're interested, you can take a creepy tour, or even request to sleep in one of the most haunted rooms!
In the early 1900s, Dorothy was a small but thriving railroad town. But after the railroad was abandoned, the town's few structures fell into disrepair. Today, you can still visit the town. But after a fire in 2014 wiped out a longstanding church, not much remains but the memories of times passed.
The story of this Victorian mansion is both spooky and sad. The original owner, Joseph Forepaugh, committed suicide after having an affair with a maid. The woman then hung herself. For years, guests have claimed to see objects moving on their own, lights flickering on and off, and even ghostly apparitions.
County Road 21 in Sherack
If you must drive on this road, make sure you don't stop for anyone. Drivers have reported a phantom hitchhiker along the remote stretch of road near Sherack, Minnesota. That is, a hitchhiker who suddenly disappears after he enters your car. Best to just keep on driving, no matter what.
Gopher Ordnance Works
This eerie ruin in Rosemount was a short-lived ammunition factory built during World War II. It was later deeded to the University of Minnesota for experiments, but little has been done with the property since. Rust and concrete are the dominant fixtures on the landscape, making it a truly creepy place.
This hospital first opened in the early 1900s to treat tuberculosis patients. As you can imagine, it has a colorful history from the time it opened until it finally closed in 2003. And while that history is certainly fascinating, you may want to think twice before trying to visit. Not only is it on private property, but it is truly creepy. Broken windows, crumbling walls, and old medical instruments do
not create a welcoming environment.
Orfield Labs is the quietest place in Minnesota. That's what makes it so creepy. It's not a haunting or an abandoned ruin, but there is something uncanny about complete silence. Just imagine being alone with your thoughts for an extended period of time. Pretty terrifying, right?
Glensheen Historic Estate
Better known as Glensheen Mansion, this old house has a spooky history. While rumors of a haunting have never been confirmed, the story of two murders at the mansion is well-known. That alone makes this an eerie place to visit when you look past all the ornate decorations and beautiful gardens.
Not only is Anoka the Halloween Capital of the World, but it's also home to at least three alleged hauntings, including one at a hundred-year-old hospital. A place like that is bound to one or two creepy happenings linked with it.
Did you know that a series of creepily beautiful tunnels lies just under Duluth? They are full of beautiful stonework and even view of Lake Superior you can't get anywhere else. But it comes at a price: exploring the underground can be dangerous, with flooding and blockages possible. Do you dare?