Haunted Baraboo

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For decades, ghosts have been known to inhabit some of Baraboo’s most prized historic locations. Buildings and mansions built by the Ringling brothers at the height of their circus empire now harbor apparitions of unidentified children, horse trainers and other circus workers. Residents throughout the Downtown Baraboo Historic District describe disembodied voices, footsteps and items moving on their own. Even historic homes, new homes and roadways have ghosts—a family awakened to find their dining room table set for a party of ten, a little girl realized that her “friend” wasn’t getting any older and a Highway 12 hitchhiker materialized despite the highway being rerouted. Founder of Baraboo Tours Shelley Mordini and tour guide Gwen Herrewig share tales of Baraboo’s more mysterious side.
ISBN: 9781467148368
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Wisconsin
Series: Haunted America
Images: 55
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Shelley Mordini is a high school special education teacher. She is also the owner of Baraboo Tours, a historic and haunted walking tour company in Baraboo. Shelley enjoys showing people the legacy that the Ringling brothers left behind and talking about the ghost that put the “boo” in Baraboo. Since purchasing a rickshaw to give tours, Shelley can often be seen whizzing around Baraboo, off to another adventure. Contact Shelley at barabootours@yahoo.com. Gwen Herrewig has worn many hats while traveling around, from guiding tours of caves and glaciers to numerous office positions supporting our natural resources. She has recently conducted haunted walking tours of downtown Baraboo and interpretive paranormal experiences in haunted buildings.
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