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Spooky Wisconsin

“As Lucille approached the wide double doors, her heart started pounding in fear. There was an oddly metallic smell in the air – the smell of blood. Something was wrong! Lucille wrenched the doors open and stepped into the barn, the light from her lantern flickering across the dusty floor. Then she saw the broken body of her husband lying a few feet away…”

“The Shrouded HorseMan” from Spooky Wisconsin

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Wisconsin. You’ll meet Lucille, the wife of a drayman, whose husband returns after death to track down the man who murdered him; the flaming ghosts who haunt Peshtigo; the vengeful phantoms of Ridgeway; the murderous spirit of the Windigo that stalked a hunter and his sons in the north woods; and Paul Bunyan, who spends a whole winter logging season dealing with a Dark Lord’s Curse.

Wisconsin folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser and through artist Paul G. Hoffman’s evocative illustrations. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and dreary night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to Grandma’s, this is a collection to treasure.

Spooky Wisconsin by S.E. Schlosser
Spooky Wisconsin by S.E. Schlosser

Spooky Wisconsin by S.E. Schlosser
Part One: Ghost Stories

1. The Shrouded Horseman – Milwaukee
2. Practical Joker – Janesville
3. Unexpected Guest – Buffalo County
4. The Brothers’ Revenge — Ridgeway
5. The Cabinet of Skulls – Madison
6. Whiskey Jack and the Haunted Island – Prairie du Chien
7. The Fishing Shanty — Spooner
8. In Mid-Air – Baraboo
9. Shootin’ the Ghost – Portage
10. Frozen Dawn – Apostle Islands
11. The Barn Dance – Vernon County
12. Firestorm — Peshtigo

Part Two – Powers of Darkness and Light
13. The Dream — Wausau
14. The Knocker – Mineral Point
15. Wolf Pack – Eau Claire
16. Helene and the Loup Garou – Green Bay
17. The Dark Lord’s Curse – Douglas County
18. The House Troll – Mount Horeb
19. The Kobold Toymaker – Sheboygan
20. Taliesin Dreaming – Spring Green
21. Cursed! – Green Bay
22. Bear-Walker – Rhinelander
23. The Dark Horse – The Dells
24. Deadly Hunter – Ashland County
25. North – Door County