With no shortage of avenues of interest around the Minneapolis area, there are certainly a few notable locations when it comes to hauntings. There’s a rich history within this state of tragic pasts with tales of spirits that linger within our plain of reality. We have created a list of 6 haunted bars, hotels, and places in Minnesota.
St. Paul City Hall
The last execution in Minnesota was carried out at the St. Paul City Hall. The execution was William Williams, convicted of murdering a mother and daughter in St. Paul. A botched hanging led to him being strangled multiple times until he finally died. There are numerous tellings of Williams wandering in this haunted place in Minnesota. In addition, a large number of people believe there is a secret passageway within the structure that bridges reality and a ghostly realm.
The Landmark Center
The St. Paul Landmark Center has the hauntings of a gangster ghost present. The gangster was arrested for kidnapping and faced a 30-year prison sentence. Deciding not to do his time, he killed himself. In the wake of his suicide, sightings have been made of a gangster ghost being seen in the women’s bathroom.
Minneapolis City Hall
350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The Minneapolis City Hall has had one man executed on site. That man was John Moshik, a convicted murderer who was found guilty, his punishment to be hung. The hanging did not go well at this haunted place in Minnesota as John was hung twice due to a sloppy operation of his execution. Since his death, his angry spirit is said to have been haunting the halls. Those who occupy the offices of the judge have noticed pictures falling off the wall and that they’ve grown ill to the point of death.
Prior to First Avenue becoming a major music venue, it was a bus station. A rumor has stirred this location since its days of busses that a woman killed herself in the bathroom. She did so after she kissed her lover as he boarded the bus for war and never returned, her suicide coinciding with the news of his death in battle.
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The Waterstreet Inn
The historic Waterstreet Inn is a hotel in Minnesota that is said to be haunted by the spirit of a Confederate Soldier. His presence has been noted by the smell of nasty body odor and stale whiskey. One woman who visited the hotel has stated that when she visited the hotel, she felt the presence of the ghost in her room by the familiar stench and sensation of someone else being in her bed.
This Stillwater bar of Lolitos has had a lot of owners since the 1800s and is supposedly haunted by a young girl who died in the building. Employees have noted that when they’d come in for work, they would find all the beer bottles out, the cupboards all open, and the chairs that had been placed on tables the night before were all on the floor. There have also been witnesses of a mysterious girl in a dress upstairs and the sounds of a growling demon in the basement of this haunted place.
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