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The Haunting Of Indian Mounds Farm

Updated on July 16, 2010
Full moon of October.
Full moon of October.
The old farm house.
The old farm house.
Native Americians of Wisconsin.
Native Americians of Wisconsin.
How would you like to meet this guy some spooky night?
How would you like to meet this guy some spooky night?

The first full moon of October rose beautiful and bold. It came up over a limestone ledge that faced our farm and slid to the south, big, orange and soundless. It traveled through the sky, glowing over every field, hill and valley. Magic was in the air, you could feel it.

It was warm for that time of the year, and I remember how the warm, dark wind of the autumn night felt like a human lover, whispering in my ear.

How I loved the great womb of the night, with its deep folds of quiet and peace. The stars, dewy with autumn clouds, held their ancient places.

I was ready to do something that night, that could change my life forever, and indeed, after that night, nothing was ever really the same again.

As I gazed at the moon, I remembered the words of my dying grandfather and the secret he told my brother and me about the Indian mounds located on our farm.

“At the first full moon of autumn, they rise out of those mounds, on their Indian ponies, and they come back to their village, which is right here where this house now stands. You will think the cows got out and are running around the house, but its not the cows, its those long dead Indians on their painted Indian ponies. Now you “kits" be sure that the cows are in the barn, and the dogs too when the moon of October comes full. And whatever you do, stay in the house.”

And so my brother and I waited through that night of the full moon of October. We sat by the window in a third floor bedroom of the big old white farmhouse where we were raised. I can still smell the old wood, and hear the way the windows rattle when the wind blows just right. I remember the certain way the floors creaked and the whine of hinges when a door was opened to a certain degree. It was hard to imagine this place had once been the site of an Indian village, had once been the beloved home of some other people, especially people who were so alien to our way of life and us to theirs.

Finally the moon slid to the western skies and even from the house, we could see each and every Indian mound well, bathed in orange light. My brother had his binoculars and guns on the ready, like either would be able to stop a supernatural force.

Right around 3 am, I began to feel odd, as if I were out of my body and I was buzzing with electricity! And then, we saw it, the beginning, a bluish light over the mounds, it got brighter and bluer with time. We stared, transfixed believing and unbelieving at the same time.

We held out breaths, and then I let mine out in a loud gush as I saw 6 huge wolf like creatures, 2 by 2 they materialized. They came first and right on their heels were the Indians on their painted ponies, their manes and hair fluttering in the wind. Not only did we see, we heard too, heard the ponies whinny as they started out toward our house, heard a whine and howl from those huge wolf dogs. Behind the ponies I saw women and children on foot and behind them, yet more dogs, ordinary dogs this time. I heard our own animals, secured in the barn as our grandfather warned us to do, I heard then mooing and barking like I never heard them before. Then suddenly the din from the barn stopped.

The huge wolf like creatures were now on our back yard. They looked up at our window, they KNEW we were there. There eyes shone an eerie orange/red in the moonlight, and I felt a chill slither up my neck. I got up my courage to look again, and this time, every Indian looked up at our window as they went by! Their ancient, long dead eyes, staring at us, seeing yet unseeing! And the strangest part of all, their faces held no expression whatsoever!

I looked at my brother, he was as white as a ghost, we both shook. We were too scared to move. THIS WAS NOT HAPPENING! Yet, my grandfather warned us that this had been happening for a very long time, to him, and his father, and his grandfather who was the first white man on the land. And, as long as our family lived there, we would see this ghostly parade, a reminder perhaps that these gentle people were forced off their land? It gave me the creeps that our huge white farm house was built exactly where their village once stood.

For two hours those long dead Indians circled around our house! I will never forget it, not ever. I saw them, heard them, I even smelled them! They smelled of a wonderful smokey odor that reminded me of an elk purse made by the Indians of Canada. A purse my grandfather gave me when I was 6 years old and still have to this day. All I have to do is smell that purse and the events of that night come back to me, crystal clear!

I don’t think I slept that night, or the night after that. My brother and I waited the next few years, but we never saw the Indians of the mounds again. And, then, my grandmother sold the farm, much to our sadness.

I did go to the Indian mounds one last time to say goodbye. I had always loved being there, even before I knew what the mounds actually were. That day, like so many other times, the wind caressed my check ever so softly! I felt as if I were leaving someone I loved deeply , but a voice in my head told me that they, whoever they were for sure, would always be with me!

I have had many supernatural, paranormal experiences in my life, but this one really topped it all. As far as I know, I have no Native American blood in my family tree, however, DNA proves we are all inter related over and over again. Maybe these spirits were tied some way with my great grandfather and his family? I know when the immigrants came to this area of Wisconsin, the Indians had left that area years before…or so we were told, that is what we want to believe, who knows where the real truth lies?

I think its very important to live your life morally, because the dead can and do come back, and who knows what revenge they can extract if you have done them wrong? Better to be safe, rather than sorry. Read about another Indian haunting


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    • manofmystery24 profile image


      5 years ago

      Amazing story magnoliazz. Voted up and interesting!

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      Albert Kivak 

      5 years ago from Cemetary

      You do know negative entities can shape shift into wolves?

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      CJSledgehammer..its nice to see you again too. I'm getting better all the time, but I have so much stuff to get caught back up with and spring on the farm is always busy.

      Your prayers are so appreciated. Thank you!

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      Lone Ranger 

      6 years ago

      My precious Edelweiss:

      This is just to confirm that C.J. Sledgehammer and I are one and the same. Now you have two men that adore you! :0)

      If you compare the IP addresses, they should be identical.

      Your loyal friend and humble servant - L.R.

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      CJ Sledgehammer 

      6 years ago

      Dearest Magnoliazz:

      Your humble servant, Lone Ranger, had to change his name because it was already in use.

      My new name is C.J. Sledgehammer.

      I can't tell you how good it is to hear from you again. I almost gave up hope that I would ever talk to you again or read another fascinating story about Bigfoot. I read articles on Bigfoot all the time, but it is always more enjoyable when you tell the story. :0)

      I have been praying for your recovery for quite some time and I am just overjoyed to hear of your recovery. Now, if we can just keep you healthy. :0)

      May God's finest blessings surround you like a warm blanket - C.J. Sledgehammer

      P.S. Your reappearance couldn't have come at a better time. Just the sight of you strengthens me.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank You Ben for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Gr82beme, thank you so much for your comment. I am happy that you liked this hub. I feel the Native American spirits are very special and good. They are guardians of this land we call America. Wisconsin is alive with these spirits, and I plan on writing some more about my experinces with them.

      Thanks again for your nice comment. I appreciate it.

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      7 years ago from USA

      M, that was just wonderful. My mom is part indian and it hurts me when I hear stories about them because I know how badly many were treated. Your story honored them and I just loved reading it. You have a great talenat and I can't WAIT to read more. I also like how you have linked other like stories to yours.

      Great Job! Will vote up and share

      Oh, I almost forgot, I have tons of family living in Wisconsin

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      7 years ago

      Magnoliazz this is an awesome experience indeed. Wonderful descriptive writing you gave me chills. This is so interesting I am going to link it to my hub about the Indian mound cemetery in my hometown.You have definitely gained a new follower.

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      7 years ago

      WOW you have seen something that no one ever gets to see... the magic of the mound. You are blessed my friend. Even though Im Christian I believe in the way of the Indian. WOW I wish I was there.

    • D.A.L. profile image


      8 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi, M what a beautiful descriptive hub. This was an enthralling story which you conveyed with a unique style. It was a pleasure to visit. Best wishes.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Hi Markminer-

      I will stop by and check out your new hubs. I honestly believe that werewolves are spirits, conjured by the Native Americans to keep the white man in his place. Away from burial grounds and sacred sites. I would take the same kind of precautions that paranormal researches do. WOW...thirty sightings? Maybe this is the right time of the year or something?


      Thank you so much for your comment. You are so blond and fair that I would have never imagined you had Native American genes. If you go far back enough everyone is related to everyone. At one time they think there were less than 2000 human beings on earth and we almost became extinct.

      I also admire you and your love for animals. You are right, the Native American are so much more respectful to the animals. Look how the white men just butchered the herds of buffalo and then left them to rot. It makes me angry all these years later, and I hope those men are in hell for what they did.

      The Indians lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years, the white man has been here for 200 years, and look at this mess!

      You too have a beautiful soul! Thank you for your kind words!


      Thank you for leaving a comment, I am happy your enjoyed this hub!

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      K J Page 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I wasn't sure at first if I was reading fact or fiction - A neat story! Well told in a way that put me right there beside you. Thanks for sharing

    • lisadpreston profile image


      8 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Incredible story and beautifully written. I am part Native American and part Irish. The Native part runs through my veins very strong. We "Indians" are wired differently than other people. We are always in tune with nature, animals and the spirit. We border both worlds whether we are dead or alive so I am not surprised at your experience. Indian burial mounds are sacred ground and I hear of all sorts of commotion going on around them. The dead buried in them from years ago are probably angry because of the atrocities imposed upon them. I think your grandfather had more ties to the Indians than you know. Paranormal experiences are always intriguing and can be frightening especially when you are a child. You are a spiritual person. You were blessed to experience what you did. In time, the meaning of it will come to you. You have a beautiful soul and I so admire and adore you.

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      8 years ago from Albany, Oregon

      Wow, very interesting. Love the story and love the fact that you experienced that. Also, we haven't talked in a while, but an update...I am up to 30 reported sightings of werewolves in the area. I was just threatened a few times as well, from people who claim to be werewolves. Some of my friends are saying that I'm getting in too deep, but that is what a writer does...right? lol

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Josh, Enelle, Lee B

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments! I appreciate it!


      Thanks so much for linking back to your story!

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      Lee Barton 

      8 years ago from New Mexico

      I just meant to skim through quickly, but got caught up in the story and could not stop reading. Some of your images will stay with me. Great read!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      8 years ago

      This chilling story brought back an encounter I had with an Indian man back in the 70's have a read I link my story to yours so that readers can enjoy both stories, very creepy those ceremonial grave sites.

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      Enelle Lamb 

      8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Excellent story manoliazz - I hope you have posted a few more paranormal experiences :D I'm off to find out LOL!

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you for your comment Ralwus!

      I bet those murdered Indians do not rest well!

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      Levi Joshua Kell 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Cool story, I liked the style with which you told it. Thanks.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Saddlerider 1- Thanks for your comment! It added another layer of interest. I have to admit, we have a huge box of arrowheads from that farm, and a few stone hatchets, they could easy kill a person. Sometimes...I wonder if they are the reason for all this?

      BJ Benson...I will make sure to let you know when I write such a hub. I have to research the material again, and try to remember where I heard about this. Its probably from the History Channel or a David Icke book. I believe too that we are what we are because of the genes we inherit. We are very much programmed. Even programmed to get sick and die sometimes, I really don't think lifestyle is more than 5% of our health, except to when it comes to smoking, and even then, I know many people who smoked their entire lives and lived well into their 80s. Not that smoking is good for you of course!

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      8 years ago

      Great story and so well written of course. It reminds me of one here on old Lincoln Highway just as one comes into town. Rogers Rangers murdered 16 Indians just below their old village and buried them right there by the highway. It has a marker now and the old village on the hill above it is our main cemetery. Nights there can be somewhat unsettling now, if you are of courage to be there.

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      8 years ago from USA

      If you find that info and write about it please make sure I know. I will really want to read it. I do think blood lines have a lot to do with the abilities we have. I have too many with special talents in my family for it not to be. You are right to about people thinking you are crazy. When I tell someone their future sometimes it really freaks them out. So I have to watch it when I am drunk! Cause I get really relaxed and then I want to talk!Then they think , CRAZY. Then they come back,later. How did you know? LOL!

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      8 years ago

      This was a very interesting, spooky and eerie post. They say, do not disturb burial mounds, they can come back to haunt you, how true. Your mention of smell.

      "they smelled of a wonderful smoky odors that reminded me of an elk purse made by the Indians of Canada."

      Being from Canada I can relate, I may write an actual happening about a native acquaintance of mine who was confronted with images of fellow Indians after stealing an artifact from a burial site.

      The smell is musty and leathery, I know first hand, I swam with Indians on their reserve and we ate together, bannock and fish. It's a leathery, smokey fishy smell. Interesting hub indeed, I rate it up.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Yes, a certain scent can help us remember things! It really is odd when you think about it,

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      lightning john 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Now I remember! The smell was of an indian drum that my sister had bought for me when she went to an Indian reservation back in the 60s. Funny thing scents and memories.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      I could not sleep after thinking about this again!

      LOL..those goats have a new home with the Amish! It works out a lot better that way, whenever I want some goat milk I can just go over there and get some.

      Those goats had the whole farm upset! I thought they would be nice and calm like sheep! Goats are a handful to take care of, but they really are sweet little creatures. The Amish will take good care of them, besides they like to be with a goat herd. And, they just milk them, they don't eat some other people I know!

      LOL...I still did not write a hub about cooking. One day I will, I promise!

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      8 years ago

      My gosh .. This was something!! We have always heard of supernatural things but never experienced like you did!! Is it really real?!

      As the saying goes, "the soul never dies"!!

      By the way, you are up very late tonight, what about the goats tomorrow morning!! Lol!! :)

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Hi Lightning John! Nice to see you here! thank you for leaving your comments, I appreciate it!

      Its a very smokey GOOD smell, thank goodness I have that Indian purse! For some reason that certain smell reminds me of home, although my homes have never really had that certain smell. Maybe it is a soul memory or something.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you Silver Genes and BJ Benson for your comments! I appreciate you reading my hubs!

      I have been back to the farm several times since we sold it. So sad! Without going into too much detail, I asked the new owner if they ever sensed anything "strange" going on. Right away they started telling me all kinds of things that had happened to them in the house, especially that big upstairs where I had all kinds of paranormal experiences ( another story), but NOTHING about the mounds or the first full moom of October! Maybe they slept through it, but I doubt any farm family would because right away you think the COWS ARE OUT, and that is a huge deal, believe me, everyone runs out to get the cows back in the barnyard for fear they will cause an accident on the road.

      OR, they are not talking! You would be surprised how people will just ignore something like that for fear that people might think they are crazy!

      Or maybe the Indians will only show themselves to people of their own bloodlines. I did research on blood types. Many Indians have A+ blood type, A+ is the major bloodtype you will find in northern and western Europeans. Its my bloodtype and I think it was my grandfather's type too.

      In the end, I don't really know. My grandfather always was very respectful of the mounds, unlike other farmers in that area. We were never allowed to even walk over the mounds. Now there are laws to protect the mounds but so many have been destroyed.

      I often wondered about the 6 big wolf like dogs that were in the front of the tribe! Lots of people have claimed to see the were-wolf types around Indian mounds, however, these animals were just very large wolves, there was no mistaking them for a man wolf at all. other thought...BJ Benson, do you know that the Irish are supposed to be from ancient Egypt? I wish I could find that information again about the Irish, I wanted to write a hub about that. Its just so interesting, the story of man! I will never stop wondering about the people who came before us.

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      lightning john 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Wow! This is what I call good writing!

      I know that smell that you speak of here, I can't explain it now.

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      8 years ago from USA

      Well done, I was excited for you the whole story. I would not be surprised if you do have a little Indian in you. Or at least Irish! Oh, I so loved your story.I rated it several times for you! OH , yes. Safety first!

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      8 years ago

      Wow, Magnoliazz! This is quite a story! Have you ever been back to the house after it was sold to see if the new owners have experienced anything? Beautifully told and filled with detail - you really should write books.


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