Abandoned Paper Mill in Deferiet, New York

In 1899, the St. Regis Paper Company built 52 homes, a general store, and a hotel on a manmade island in the Black River and called it Deferiet. The St. Regis Paper Company at one time employed hundreds of Italian, Hungarian, and Polish immigrants, and up to 1,500 people lived in Deferiet. Today, Deferiet is […]

In Memory of the Willowbrook Ballroom

By Micah Lee Mowbray The Willowbrook Ballroom burned down a year ago October 28, 2016. The special vibe of Haunted Archer Avenue will never be the same. I drove up to Chet’s Melody Lounge hoping to write a Bloody Mary infused reminiscence of what the Willowbrook meant to me. Chet’s is a throwback, early morning […]

Chasing Black Hawk

Situated among the rugged bluffs of Wisconsin’s “Driftless Area,” and along the main channel of the mighty Mississippi, lies a rather small, but beautifully scenic county park.  Forested with seemingly endless cottonwoods, and offering a wide array of recreational activities, the park is a popular spot for locals looking to enjoy camping, fishing, swimming and […]

Horror at Taliesin

One of Wisconsin’s finest landmarks, and arguably the state’s crown jewel, is Taliesin, the sprawling 600-acre estate and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, renowned as history’s greatest architect.   Taliesin, in Spring Green, WI, is visited by the thousands every year by those curious to see where the genius did his work, and national landmarks such […]

Alcatraz Island’s Erring Story

By Amber Clark Although San Francisco is undoubtedly one of the most enthralling cities of USA, it also has its own share of spooky adventures. For instance, an infamous Alcatraz Island is also a site notorious for ghost sightings. Did you know, Alcatraz Island, which was once upon a time a famous Jailhouse, is now […]