Experience terror at Wisconsin Fear Fest with 2 haunted houses, axe throwing, paintball, hayrides, food, beer and more at the Dodge County fairgrounds.
About Charlie Hintz
Charlie is a weird history buff, cemetery explorer, and avid researcher of the strange and unusual. He was raised on stories of Wisconsin lake monsters, haunted cemeteries, and cults in the Kettle Moraine that cultivated a lifelong passion for Wisconsin lore.
Find more of his work on www.cultofweird.com
Entries by Charlie Hintz
Workers at the Wisconsin State Fair describe a terrifying encounter with a large winged creature that matches similar reports of the Lake Michigan Mothman.
A window into an open burial mound in the Sheboygan Indian Mound Park depicts a typical burial with a replica skeleton and artifacts.
The haunted halls of the Sheboygan County Asylum are said to have driven nurses to suicide. What spirits lurk in the abandoned tunnels of the insane asylum?
Explore the remains of the Lottie Cooper shipwreck, a Great Lakes schooner that sank in the Sheboygan harbor in 1894.
The church was burned to the ground following rumors of Satanic rituals and black masses, but St. Killian’s Catholic Cemetery in Lake Geneva is still home to something evil.
Step into fantasy RPG history at the Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum, the original TSR headquarters in the birthplace of Dungeons & Dragons, Lake Geneva, WI.
Visit the memorial for Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons & Dragons, in Lake Geneva, WI where he wandered the halls of an abandoned sanitarium as a child.
This Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter was retired from military service, starred in car commercials with Farah Fawcett, and came to rest on the lawn of the Don Q Inn.
The House on the Rock is a journey through one man’s bizarre imagination, with the world’s largest indoor carousel, the Infinity Room, a 200-foot whale and much more.
The massive glacial formation in Dundee known as Dundee Mountain seems to be the source of UFO sightings and other bizarre, unexplained phenomena in the area.
Legend says the old Evergreen Inn Hotel building in Manitowoc has seen many deaths over the years, and those spirits still wander the halls and their old rooms.
Explore ancient legends and haunted history on the Lake Geneva Ghost Walk, from the Handlebar Mustache Ghost of the Baker House to Jenny the lake monster.
Known as Bandli Graveyard, Pioneers Rest Cemetery in Rice Lake is the site of macabre legends including murder, Satanic rituals, and the ghost of a young girl.
According to legend, an evil book that drives readers to insanity and suicide lurks behind lock and key in the basement of a Whitewater library.
The historic Hamilton House in Whitewater may still be the home of Sarah Posey and her son, though they’ve been buried in Hillside Cemetery for 100 years.
Grab an elusive chocolate Hodag, some legendary Hodag poop, and more sweet cryptid confectionaries at Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe in Rhinelander.
The USS Cobia haunted submarine is permanently moored at the Manitowoc Maritime Museum, where tour guides have had ghostly encounters with a crewman killed in WWII.
The Wisconsin Dells Haunted History Tour will take you to a haunted cemetery and other dark corners of the Dells from the comfort of a Dells trolley.
Titanic: The Wisconsin Connection at the Oshkosh Public Museum reveals the story of Titanic’s Wisconsin-bound passengers with 100 newly recovered artifacts.
Home of the Beast of Bray Road, this road in Elkhorn has a fearful reputation for anyone unlucky enough to have encountered the notorious Wisconsin werewolf here.
The Amityville Horror house seen in the 2005 remake starring Ryan Reynolds was filmed in Wisconsin at this Victorian manor on the shore of Silver Lake.
Visit the Sputnik crash site in Manitowoc, where a chunk of the Soviet satellite crashed into the street after breaking up in the atmosphere over Wisconsin in 1962.
The Elmwood UFO sign commemorates the location of several important UFO sightings that occurred in the 1970s.
Explore the tragedy and haunted history of the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes on this one-of-a-kind boat tour with Gothic Milwaukee.
Wisconsin-based Spooky Pinball unveiled their latest creation, a Halloween pinball machine featuring Michael Myers.
The Hodag Store is your one stop shop for all your Hodag gear in Rhinelander, from plush hodags and t-shirts to hodag beer and beyond.
If you’re looking for aliens, these three hotspots for UFO sightings are Wisconsin are a great place to grab a brat, drink some beer, and maybe even get abducted by extraterrestrials.
May 21st is officially Hodag Day in Wisconsin, recognizing the mythical creature of Rhinelander as an important part of Wisconsin’s heritage.
The historic Octagon House in Fond du Lac conceals secret rooms, passageways, and the ghosts of the family that lived there over 150 years ago.
The legends of Glenbeulah Cemetery of glowing graves, a headless man, a lost girl and more make it one of the most haunted cemeteries in Wisconsin.
Legend says a deranged child murdered her parents in the abandoned Witherell House in Fond du Lac, and they may still haunt the cursed property.
Rienzi Cemetery is home to several notable haunted legends, including a gateway to Hell and the Witches Circle of excommunicated nuns.
Stars of the Night of the Living Dead puppet show go Christmas caroling at Milwaukee’s annual Krampus night.
Watch The Raconteurs new music video for “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” which was filmed entirely at the Wisconsin’s bizarre House on the Rock.
A hunter shares his recent frightening encounter with a large unknown creature in Nipissing Swamp State Natural Area near Two Rivers.
Backpack Buddies explore an abandoned church in Wisconsin with connections to a famous B horror film from the 1970s.
A fascinating compilation of encounters with strange creatures as reported in the newspapers of the 1800s and 1900s.
A vintage home film of Ed Gein’s property when it was auctioned after his arrest and the burned remains of his house in 1958.
The haunted witch tower in Whitewater, a historical water tower in Starin Park, has long been rumored to be the location of occult rituals and witchcraft.
Searching for ghosts in the darker corners of West Bend history with local author J. Nathan Couch.
Celebrate the annual Elmwood UFO Days with food, music, a parade, and plenty of family fun at Wisconsin’s UFO Capital of the World.
Dan Rather showcases the out-of-this-world festivities at Elmwood’s annual UFO Days celebration and plans for a $50 million UFO landing site.
Terrifying wendigo encounters from around the state.
The latest episode of the Lore podcast tells the story of a Milwaukee phantom that ended in murder in LA.
Mark Borchardt’s latest film examines the curious attendees of a UFO gathering in a small Wisconsin town.
Paranormal researcher Tobias Wayland discusses reports of a large winged creature witnessed around the shores of Lake Michigan.
The skeletons are hunting, fishing, and camping in this year’s annual Halloween display near Holy Hill.
Wednesday and Shadow arrive at the House on the Rock in the new teaser for season 2 of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.