Wisconsin Frights Blog

The great weird state of Wisconsin is full of high strangeness, from our cannibal killers to our eccentric roadside attractions, and all the ghosts in between. The Wisconsin Frights blog explores the dark nooks and crannies of these legends and lore, while keeping up with the latest Halloween, haunted house, and horror news from the backwoods.

Enjoying the Great Outdoors with the Holy Hill Skeletons 2018 Display

The skeletons are hunting, fishing, and camping in this year’s annual Halloween display near Holy Hill.

American Gods Season 2 Teaser Features House on the Rock

Wednesday and Shadow arrive at the House on the Rock in the new teaser for season 2 of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

Hot Rods, Ghouls, and Halloween Fun at Windigo Fest 2018

Windigo Fest’s second year was bigger and spookier in every way, despite Christian group’s prayers against it.

The Bray Road Beast is a Chilling Look at Wisconsin’s Legendary Werewolf

This documentary cracks open Wisconsin’s bizarre werewolf file to reveal the startlingly dark origins of the beast that stalks Bray Road.

Halloween Mold-A-Ramas at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Frankensteins, skulls, and other spooky Mold-A-Ramas have been unleashed at the zoo for the Halloween season.

England’s Notorious “Man They Could Not Hang” Died Secretly in Milwaukee

After three failed execution attempts, English murderer John “Babbacombe” Lee secretly lived out the rest of his life in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin’s Favorite Halloween Candy Revealed

Map reveals the favorite Halloween candy in each state.

Gags the Clown Returns to Green Bay for Wisconsin Premiere of Feature Horror Film

Gags the Clown returns to terrorize Green Bay in his feature-length big screen debut this October.

The Wisconsin Flying Saucer that Changed UFO Research Forever

After a 1934 encounter, Coral Lorenzen’s interest in flying saucers lead her to start APRO, the first UFO research organization.

Top 10 Best Haunted Houses in Wisconsin 2018

Looking for frights this Halloween? These top rated Wisconsin haunted houses are sure to give you chills and thrills this October!

Massive Flying Saucer Witnessed in Sturgeon Bay in 1952

Was it a UFO or a misidentified weather balloon that Door County residents saw that day?

Ed Gein Birthday Card

The perfect birthday card for that special person who already has one of everybody.

It’s Officially Pumpkin Pie Taco Season

This diner in Middleton is serving up pumpkin pie in a unique way this fall.

Wisconsin Horror: Slice to Meat You

Pizza delivery goes horribly wrong in this short horror film created by Mad Cow Productions for the 2018 Madison 48 Hour Film Project.

Eerie Wisconsin Story Featured in 1989 Mysteries of the Unknown Commercial

A Wisconsin woman has a bad feeling that proves to be true in this ad for Time-Life’s iconic paranormal book series.

6-Foot Bronze Statue Stolen from Forest Home Cemetery

Milwaukee police are asking for the public’s help to locate the missing angel.

Watch this Insane Trailer for Green Bay’s Terror on the Fox Haunted House

Take a ride into terror in the new video from Terror on the Fox for the 2018 Halloween season.

Wisconsin Speakers at the 2018 Mothman Festival

Some of Wisconsin’s top paranormal researchers will be guest speakers at this year’s Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV.

Bray Road Beast Director Seth Breedlove Talks Small Town Monsters

Filmmaker Seth Breedlove discusses his latest film on Wisconsin’s own Beast of Bray Road legend.

Windigo Sighting in Manitowoc

A windigo sighting in Manitowoc can only mean one thing: Halloween is coming and Windigo Fest is lurking right around the corner.

An American Werewolf in Wisconsin

Watch the latest trailer for the upcoming documentary about Wisconsin’s legendary Beast of Bray Road.

Does the Beast of Bray Road Have Occult Origins?

A Beast of Bray Road witness discusses the possible Satanic origins of the beast in this clip from the upcoming documentary.

Marcus Theatres Won’t Show Slender Man Movie In Waukesha or Milwaukee Counties

The theater chain won’t show the movie out of respect for those impacted by the 2014 stabbing case.

Beast of Bray Road Featured on Inside Edition in 1990

Wisconsin’s notorious werewolf in Elkhorn got national media attention when Inside Edition investigated the claims in 1990.

A Curious Collection of Roadside Oddities in Oshkosh

A surreal sculpture garden of defunct roadside attractions and other unusual objects.

“Lunar Meteorite” For Sale in Eau Claire

A Craigslist user is offering up a rock for sale that is “undeniably” a lunar meteorite.

Neil Gaiman Announces Season 2 of American Gods from the House on the Rock

A short video clip gives a glimpse behind the scenes of American Gods filming at the bizarre Wisconsin attraction.

Searching for Aliens at the 30th Annual UFO Daze

Visiting a local UFO hotspot during the annual gathering of tin foil hat enthusiasts.

U.S. Forest Service Addresses Sasquatch Warning Signs

The U.S. Forest Service issued a statement regarding posters warning of sasquatch activity in national parks.

Dark Tourist: Cream City Cannibal Tour Featured on Netflix Series

The Jeffrey Dahmer tour in Milwaukee is featured in a new Netflix series about dark tourism.

Presidential Assassin Charles Guiteau Grew Up in Wisconsin’s Lost Ghost Town

Ulao may be almost entirely forgotten, but history will not forget the ghost town’s most deranged resident.

Happy World UFO Day

Marking the anniversary of the Roswell crash with a look at Wisconsin’s own mysterious UFO hotspot.

Possessed Child Calls 911 After Playing with a Ouija Board

A 9-year-old Green Bay girl reported she was possessed after playing with a Ouija board while her mother was asleep.

UFO Filmed Over Long Lake on June 23, 2018

Video shows a mysterious formation of flashing lights over the lake in Dundee.

The Dogman Phenomena with Linda Godfrey

Linda Godfrey and Lee Hampel discuss the bizarre results of their ongoing experiments on his property near Bray Road. There are a lot of strange things happening in Elkhorn.

UFOs Over Long Lake: A History of Strange Sightings Around Dundee Mountain

Mysterious lights and UFOs have been seen in the Dundee area for decades, and possibly even much longer.

Is the Ghost of the Edmund Fitzgerald Still Sailing Lake Superior?

Lake Superior never gives up her dead, which may be why this wrecked ship is still seen today.

Exploring the Underwater Pyramids and Structures of Rock Lake

Mary Sutherland and her team are mapping the bottom of Rock Lake in search of underwater pyramids, Rocky the lake monster, and other mysterious anomalies reported by locals.

UFO Researcher Bill Benson Shares Strange Stories from Wisconsin

An interview with Bill Benson from his UFO headquarters in Dundee

Beast of Bray Road: First Look at the Upcoming Documentary

Small Town Monsters unleashes the first trailer for a new film documenting one of Wisconsin’s most bizarre and harrowing legends.

Was a Werewolf Photographed Near Elkhorn in Beast of Bray Road Territory?

In January of 2018 a man claimed to have taken this photo of a wolf walking upright in Elkhorn, Wisconsin near the area of the legendary Beast of Bray Road.

Expedition: Tracking Down the Insane Asylum Cemetery in Oshkosh

Hundreds of unmarked graves can be found in the woods near Asylum Point.

Goatman and Other Wisconsin Mysteries in This Month’s Milwaukee Magazine

Learn the terrifying true story of a local goatman encounter, as well as other bizarre Wisconsin mysteries and legends.

See Metal Mom and Her Viking Float in the Stoughton Parade

Metal Mom and her black Viking ship float will be part of Stoughton’s annual Syttende Mai parade on May 20th.

Get Better EVP Recordings: Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee Show You How

Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee have launched launched a new web series called Paranormal 101. In the first episode, Noah and […]

Manitowoc’s ‘Dead & Breakfast’ Featured on Around the Corner with John McGivern

John McGivern examines a casket at Dead By Dawn Manitowoc is home to a unique concentration of Wisconsin oddities. There’s […]

Watch This Documentary About Milwaukee’s DIY Punk Rock Circus

Short film explores the origins of Dead Man’s Carnival from train hopping and street performing to the stage of The Miramar Theater.

The Eerie Legends of These Wisconsin Cemeteries Will Haunt You

From exhumed graves and axe murders to the haunted triangle of “Second Salem,” these legends (and spirits) will never rest.

Windigo Fest Welcomes Satan into Manitowoc, Local Woman Claims

As if there weren’t enough reasons to go to Windigo Fest Oct. 6-7, a local business owner claims it’s actually going to summon Satan!

Terror on the Fox Haunts Cover of New Coffee Table Book

A new coffee table book by Misty Keasler features photos of haunted houses from around the US.