Folk tales are where we live…


“That is how I ultimately see the stories in this book—as folk history. I can’t produce them in repeatable experiments, so they don’t qualify as science, and they are often too much at odds with known events of the past to qualify as official history. Sometimes the legends themselves vary in telling from one person […]

Wisconsin’s Top 10 Most Haunted Places


Known as “America’s Dairyland,” Wisconsin is famous for its cheese, breweries, the Green Bay Packers, and outdoor recreation. At Mysterious Heartland, we cannot help loving a state known for how much beer its residents consume. As previously noted, the German and Scandinavian heritage of its residents has created a curious blend of Midwestern folklore. Wisconsin […]

Unreal presences in the night…


“Nobody knows when, where, or why the first ghost walked this earth. But from the time that earliest man gathered around a circle of fire, words were whispered about unreal presences in the night… shadows of the dead which refused to die. The stories were passed down through the ages, from culture to culture, and […]

Paranormal 101: Haunted Wisconsin


In this monthly segment, I will provide a list of books I think anyone interested in folklore, ghost stories, the unusual & the paranormal would enjoy. Most of these can be found on (often at discounted rates) or at your local library. Each list of books will be arranged by topic and will be […]


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