Wisconsin August 17, 2017
The Creepy Small Town In Wisconsin With Insane Paranormal Activity
Up in the middle of the state, near Wausau and Stevens Point sits Marshfield. This small town used to be home to a large asylum and folks say it’s one of the most haunted areas in the whole state.
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Marshfield straddles two counties and in 1909 was picked as the home for the Wood County Insane Asylum.
The asylum and its surrounding buildings have been of much interest to ghost hunters. Multiple groups have recorded what seems like voices and one group captured a picture that seems to show a spirit looking right into the camera.
The asylum no longer exists, but a company stands where most of the structure once was and they chronicle the various spirit and paranormal sightings that have occurred here.
According to their website, "Although the current property owner spent three years dismantling, demolishing and razing the old rotting condemned structure, many landmarks still exist and as with many mysterious old (and some haunted) building the history of the site still exists in its legends and lore."
There are rumors of patient deaths as well as a worker who committed suicide on the property. The spirit that is seen the most is a young girl with long dark hair, and she would usually appear in windows and the tunnels.
One worker was said to have seen the face of the devil in the boiler room and when he went in to confront it, he never came out. Based on records and what equipment was found in the asylum, it's not hard to understand that there might be unresolved issues from those that may have died here.
The barn and surrounding farm were worked by patients at the asylum. They weren't paid for their work but the farm provided food for everyone at the asylum.
There's actually a long tunnel that connects the old asylum building with the barn across the way and that's one of the pieces that still exists. It floods easily, but it was through this tunnel that patients trudged to work on the farm. The tunnel is said to be haunted not only because it's one of the last remaining structures but because it represents the forced labor they endured.
The asylum isn't the only place in town that has ghost hunters interested. St. Joseph's Hospital is more than 100 years old and one of its wings is said to be haunted. Multiple patients and employees report having seen a man in black robes going in and out of rooms.
Where else have you been that has a long history of paranormal activity? We want to hear about it in the comments.
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