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Haunted Cemeteries in Wisconsin

Updated on November 9, 2016

Moe Lutheran Church Cemetery

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Photo Credit: John Berrends

Moe Lutheran Church Cemetery is located at the corner of 30th Street and 45th Avenue in Clear Lake in Polk County. There are over 500 interments dating back to the 1870s.

The church and cemetery are both supposedly haunted. Very early in the 1900s the church burned to the ground. It was an accident, but around 30 parishioners died in the fire. The church was soon rebuilt, but it is said to be haunted by all those who perished in the fire.

Another ghost here is a young mother whose baby died in the early 1950s. She was so distraught she hung herself from the bell tower in the church. On moonlit nights she can still be seen hanging there sometimes. She has also been seen walking through the cemetery carrying her infant. Her appearance on the road between the church and the cemetery has caused several accidents. At least two of them were fatal.

Forest Hill Cemetery

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Photo Credit: Keith

Forest Hill Cemetery is a large cemetery with over 12,000 interments. It is located on Spring Street in Wisconsin Rapids in Wood County. Grim Natwick, the creator of the iconic cartoon character Betty Boop, was buried here in 1990. The oldest markers are from the 1840s.

There are a few instances of paranormal activity here. There is an infant section and the sound of babies crying is often heard coming from that direction. Voices have been heard calling the names of visitors. There is a monument on a hill that seems to cause motor failure of such things as lawn mowers.

Dartford Cemetery

Dartford Cemetery is located on North Street at the end of King Street in Green Lake County. There are over 2,500 interments here. Markers date back to the 1850s.

This cemetery has been considered haunted for many years. Dark, shadowy figures are seen on a routine basis. Unidentifiable sounds are also common. Many of the ghosts seen are Civil War soldiers. There are also orbs and feelings of being watched.

There is one ghost here who is an Indian Chief. It is possible he was in the Winnebago Tribe. According to the legend, he got drunk and someone bet him he couldn’t swim across the Fox River. He couldn’t and now he haunts the cemetery and surrounding areas.

Another haunting here is by an entire family. It seems the children all died of a disease, possibly polio. Their graves are all in a large stone building. They are seen wandering around the cemetery. If someone sits on the building, they will more than likely get pushed off.

Walnut Grove Cemetery

Walnut Grove Cemetery is located at the end of Walnut Road in Glenbeulah in Sheboygan County. It is also known as Glenbeulah Cemetery. There are roughly 300 interments. The oldest marker is dated 1856.

The cemetery is haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide in the cemetery and is seen walking around with a noose around his neck after midnight.

There is one grave here that glows during certain times of the year. There is also another grave that occasionally has a pair of ghost shoes sitting on them.

Cedarburg Cemetery

Cedarburg Cemetery was established in 1857. It can be found at the corner of Bridge Road and Jefferson Avenue in Cedarburg in Ozaukee County. There are roughly 600 interments here. The oldest marker belongs to infant Peter Breitenbach in 1820. There appears to be many graves of people of German descent.

There is a story here of a grave with the name Catherine on it. Visitors have claimed an overwhelming “pull” to this plot.

This cemetery is located just a couple of blocks away from Founders Cemetery.

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Photo Credit: Glenn & Kathy

Founders Cemetery Park

Founders Cemetery Park has about 26 interments going back to the mid 1800s. It contains members of the Dobberpuhl and Groth families, among others. The cemetery is located in Cedarburg on Evergreen Boulevard across the street from Cedarburg High School.

There is a monument here with the known names and dates of the interred because there are few headstones left. There are just small rocks and stones marking where the graves are.

There are many cold spots here, as well as spots with a negative feeling that visitors claim make the hairs on their neck stand up. The feeling of being watched is also quite common.

LaBelle Cemetery

LaBelle Cemetery is located on East Grove Street in Oconomowoc in Waukesha County. There are over 10,000 interments here going back to the early 1800s. It was originally called Henshall Place.

There is a legend here about the graves of Carolina and her mother Louise Nathusius. There is a statue of a young woman, but Carolina was 87 and Louise was 85 when they died. The story here is that on some nights you can see the statue take on ghostly form and walk to Lac La Belle and drown herself. On other nights the statue’s hands will drip blood and sometimes her head turns.

There is also a story of an apparition here that is solid black without any features at all. Voices have been heard coming from the mausoleum saying, “Touch me.”

Forest Home Cemetery

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Photo Credit: Michelle Woodham

Forest Home Cemetery is a large cemetery on West Forest Home Avenue in Milwaukee. There are over 100,000 interments dating back to 1800. There are 65 famous interments including Congressmen, Senators, Mayors, and Civil War heroes.

This cemetery is considered quite haunted. Part of the reason may be because it was built on top of an old Indian burial ground and village.

Apparitions have been seen here and visitors regularly report feelings of uneasiness. There have been claims of ghostly coffins and corpses that had been shredded. There are no named ghosts or legends, but this cemetery is considered by many to be one of the most haunted in the state.

Burlington Cemetery

Burlington Cemetery is located at Browns Lake Drive and County Highway W. There are over 4,000 interments dating back to the 1830s. The Old Burlington Cemetery is located behind and to the northwest of this cemetery. There are a little over 100 interments there also dating to the 1830s. The old cemetery cannot be reached from the newer one.

People just walking by this cemetery have claimed to feel an almost unbearable feeling of being watched and sometimes even followed or chased. Balls of light and shadowy figures are routinely witnessed.

There is a legend about the area that there are gateways or portals to other dimensions thought to be caused by ancient burial mounds in the area. Supposedly there is an ancient tunnel system throughout the town that has a wolf like creature roaming through it.

Haunted Cemeteries in Wisconsin

Moe Lutheran Church Cemetery:
451 30th Ave, Clear Lake, WI 54005, USA

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Forest Hill Cemetery:
631 Spring St, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494, USA

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Dartford Cemetery:
North St & King St, Green Lake, WI 54941, USA

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Walnut Grove Cemetery:
151 Walnut St, Glenbeulah, WI 53023, USA

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Cedarburg Cemetery:
5821-6071 Bridge Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012, USA

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Founders Cemetery Park:
W68N525 Evergreen Blvd, Cedarburg, WI 53012, USA

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LaBelle Cemetery:
700 E Grove St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066, USA

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Forest Home Cemetery:
2405 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53215, USA

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Burlington Cemetery:
703-769 Browns Lake Dr, Burlington, WI 53105, USA

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