Our first ever Wisconsin Travel Guide to the Dark Side has arrived! This free guide includes a look into the weird corners of Wisconsin Dells, the best places for a close encounter with a UFO, a trip into Ed Gein country, and other creepy, quirky, or downright bizarre must-see Wisconsin destinations.
Here’s some of what you’ll find inside:
Dark Side of Wisconsin Dells
From the real severed head of a German serial killer, to hauntings, torture devices, and two-headed animals, there’s more to the “Water Park Capital of the World” than meets the eye.
Mayville Crop Circles
In 2003, retired Mayville resident Arthur Rantala was sipping his morning coffee as he watch crop circles literally form before his eyes in the field across from his house. 20 years later, this unique case is still baffling.
The Incorrupt Priest of St. Nazianz
After being removed from his duties in a church in Germany’s Black Forest for heretical works, Father Oschwald lead his followers to Wisconsin where they founded a community known today as St. Nazianz. But Oschwald’s strange story did not end with his death.
Ed Gein Tour
The life and crimes of deranged murderer Ed Gein, the original Psycho, have left scars on his hometown of Plainfield, if not the world. Step into one of the darkest chapters of Wisconsin history with a journey into Gein country that includes the story of his burned down house, his missing gravestone, and the museum where you can visit his jail cell.
Check out our selection of our favorite places and legends from around the state, from the North Woods where the hodag roam to “Second Salem” near the southern border, and all manner of lake monster, Goatman, werewolf, haunted hotel, roadside attraction and historical atrocity in between.
Are you ready to explore the dark side of Wisconsin?
Visit this page to download: Wisconsin Travel Guide