Ghost Stories

Veteran surfmen on Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast always made it a point to teach the new men the gory details of the ghost of Three-Fingered Reilly. They wanted them to know that when they walked the lonely night patrols, they were not alone! Read more


Hermit Island Mansion

Joy Morgan Dey / Haunted Lake Superior

Whether the ghost of a man named William Wilson treads Hermit Island in Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands is unclear, but the history of the place certainly has enough bizarre twists to make it possible that his ghostly presence may still be lurking there. Read more

The Lake

Antonino Coppola never expected to find himself locked into the keg cooler in the basement of his Duluth business, Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake. It was the work of the resident ghost, of this Antonino was certain. Read more

The Lake

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Silver Islet Ghost

Joy Morgan Dey

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to Silver Islet, Ontario, because he loved ghost towns and their cemeteries, with their faded headstones and trees growing out of graves. And he came to keep a promise. Read more

The Lake

If there are such manifestations as ghosts, Whitefish Point is a logical place for them. It sits forlornly at the east end of Lake Superior’s infamous “Shipwreck Coast,” a 40-mile stretch littered with the hulls of long-dead ships. Read more


Ghosts of the Apostle Islands

John & Ann Mahan

As park historian at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, sooner or later I’ll hear The Question. “Are there any places that are ... haunted?” I believe that many places are haunted in the Apostles – but not in the way that the questioners mean. Read more

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As we approached it in late afternoon, the old lighthouse stood out plainly against the rock of the island. Read more

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