Victims of this Milwaukee tragedy still linger
Also: A spooky casting call, a haunted bunk bed, and January happenings.
The Newhall House fire was one of the worst tragedies in Milwaukee history, taking with it as many as 90 lives on the cold early morning of January 10, 1883. While the hotel may be long gone, however, it seems some of its guests and employees who perished in the blaze never really left.
Haunted Bunk Bed
The Tallmann family fled their home in Horicon on the night of January 11, 1988 after months of bizarre and increasingly more threatening paranormal occurrences seemingly tied to a malevolent force inhabiting the second-hand bunk bed they had recently purchased.
They sold the house, disposed of the bunk bed, and never looked back. But that summer, after news of the haunting reached across the globe, the Unsolved Mysteries crew arrived to tell the story and film on location.
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The Great Milwaukee Ice War
In January of 1901, a feud between two Milwaukee area ice companies heated up, resulting in a six-day battle and an all-out brawl on the ice.
Milwaukee Museum Days
Jan. 18-28, 2024
Get free or reduced admission to 25+ museums in the Milwaukee-ish area, including a few of our favorites, such as the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Kohler Art Preserve (where you can see some of Mary Nohl’s work), the Saint Kate Arts Hotel, the Pabst Mansion, and the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame.
I was contacted by a producer looking for “compelling stories related to the tragic Peshtigo Fire that have personally impacted individuals, families, or businesses” for a series called My Haunted Hometown.
If you have experienced paranormal activities in your home or workplace, we want to hear from you! We are specifically interested in stories that have unfolded in stages, starting with subtle feelings of being watched, progressing to shadows and unexplained noises, and ultimately culminating in the sighting of apparitions.
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