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Meet The Places.

Investigations = Spooky Stuff

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SOME OF OUR FAVORITE OR INFAMOUS INVESTIGATIONS 

Greenville Station, Greenville WI

The OG.

The original investigation.  This former restaurant had not been used for some time, had some structural damage and definitely had something flitting around.  Our experiences included cold breath on our necks in the basement (once a morgue and crematorium long ago), whispering and something scurrying around one of our investigator's ankles.  The most compelling evidence was when we had knocked on a door and asked the spirit to knock back.  What happened next?  The spirit knocked back with gusto.

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The Grand Opera House, Oshkosh WI

Is there a party in the pit?

Considered one of the most haunted buildings in Oshkosh, this old theater has a lot of history...and a lot of spirits.  One memorable moment with the GPPT was being under the stage headed to the orchestra pit.  As we approached, we could hear people talking as though there was a party happening.  When we entered the pit, it was completely empty. 

 

Another memorable moment from a GPPT member back in 2000: Percy Keene, the former stage manager had knocked her down in the lobby as he was scurrying to the theater.  He looked back as if to say he was sorry. 

 

At the time, Percy had been dead since 1967.

Stone Arch Brewpub, Appleton WI

I didn't want to sit there anyway...

Built in 1858, this was the first brewery in Outagamie County.  With this history, how can there not be any spirits present?  Our team had the opportunity to investigate the building not once, but twice...but it was our first investigation that merited the most activity.  One of our investigators had his shirt tugged slightly by an unseen presence.  A roll of tape that was on the bar rolled on its own.  Quite possibly,  our most surprising experience was when the GPPT was sitting in the main dining room located in the lower level.  We were all sitting at different tables when all of the sudden, a chair tipped over with force...a chair that was no where near any investigator.

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Karsten Hotel,
Kewaunee WI

The owner and the maid.

Three of our investigators decided to do an overnight at the historic Karsten Hotel, home to the spirits of Mr. William Karsten (the former owner), Billy Karsten (the grandchild) and Agatha (the maid).  During the Flu Epidemic of 1918, the local morgue was overfilled, so the city used the hotel as a makeshift morgue, storing approximately 80 bodies.

There are various rooms that have activity happening, mostly reported in Room 310 (Agatha's room).  Due to us visiting the hotel in February, we were the only guests staying along with the owner.  One investigator decided to stay in Room 310, which is on the third floor with no one else staying on that floor.

We experienced music playing while doing our daytime walk through.  The investigators staying in room 210 heard footsteps above them in the early morning.  In Room 310, there were sighs and a woman's laugh...and there was an insistent knock on the door late in the night time going into the early hours of the morning.  The knock stopped only when the investigator put out the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door.

Edinburgh Manor,
Monticello IA

Don't let the name fool you.

Edinburgh Manor was known as a county poor farm and an institution for the incurably insane, the poor and the elderly.  From 1850-1910 and again from 1911 to 2010, this facility held multiple types of patients.  In 2021, it held the multiple types of GPPT investigators.

Our first out-of-state overnight investigation was a success.  The Manor provided a lot of paranormal activity for us, including very active Rem Pod readings, shadow figures, motion detector balls going off, strange smells of body odor, and a very clear EVP of "Leave," possibly said by a man who did not want us in his room.

The Manor holds a lot of history and memories.  What the Manor also holds are many personal effects left by the patients and the staff, as if they got up and didn't look back as soon as the Manor closed.  The building also has a sad energy, as there is also a pioneer's cemetery for souls who perished while institutionalized. 

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Farrar School House,

Maxwell, IA

School is back in session.

Farrar School House has been many of our member's dream investigation's bucket list, and it did not disappoint.  From footsteps, to K2 meters and Rem-Pods lighting up, to sounds in the hallway, this former school was full of activity.  Two of our members did a double SD session simultaneously, resulting in some laughter.  One member awoke from their slumber in the gym to a mysterious bell ringing.

The students and teachers may be of the past, but the paranormal activity was certainly present.

A Full List.

  • August 2016: Greenville Station, Greenville WI

  • September 2016: Private Residence, WI

  • October 2016: Grand Opera House, Oshkosh WI

  • March 2016: Grand Opera House, Oshkosh WI

  • October 2016: Private Business, WI
  • August 2017: Berlin Tannery, Berlin WI

  • October 2017: Berlin Tannery, Berlin WI

  • November 2017: Stone Arch Brewpub, Appleton WI

  • January 2018: Captain's Walk Winery, Green Bay WI

  • August 2018: Leopolis House, Leopolis WI

  • June 2019: Private Residence, WI

  • February 2021: Karsten Inn, Kewaunee WI

  • March 2021: Private Residence, WI

  • June 2021: Brumder Mansion B&B, Milwaukee WI

  • July 2021: Edinburgh Manor, Scotch Grove IA

  • August 2021: Trout Museum of Art, Appleton WI

  • September 2021: Grand Opera House, Oshkosh WI

  • October 2021: The Cottage Cafe, Plover WI

  • October 2021: Hazelwood House, Green Bay WI

  • November 2021: The Granger House Museum, Marion IA

  • March 2022: Private Residence, WI

  • March 2022: Karsten Inn, Kewaunee WI 

  • April 2022: Private Residence, WI

  • June 2022: Farrar School House, Maxwell IA

  • August 2022: The Boyd House, Boyd MN

  • March 2023: Captain's Walk Winery, Green Bay WI

  • June 2023: Brodhead Manor, Brodhead WI

  • May 2024: Brodhead Manor, Brodhead WI

  • June 2024: Old Gainor's Tavern/BeanSnappers, Mackville WI

  • June 2024: Monroe House, Hartford City IN

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