I heard about some of these places in Minnesota that were either haunted by Natives or were haunted because of Natives… or something like that, anyway, thought you might get a kick out of reading about them, heck, if you live in Minnesopta, why not go viset some of them and let us know what you think of the stories. Take a few pictures for us too! : )
Burnsville – Benchwarmer Bobâ€™s Restaurant –
Several employees have seen an apparition of an Indian in the basement hallway of the restaurant. The k-9 dogs for Burnsville Police will not enter that area of the restaurant
Litchfield – Ness Church –
This church is haunted by The Sioux Indians. Many reports say that the lights of the church turn on, strange figures appear, a little girl named Annie was buried it has been said that she will come out to your car at night and sit on top to of the roof of your car and if you drive off with her on your car she will haunt you for the rest of your life unless you let her get off on her own, and last at the stroke of midnight a car would appear and drive behind you and all of a sudden disappear once you hit the end of the rode.
Hutchinson – Harrington House –
On the north side of Park Elementary, there is a 1-story house, built around 1820, the first in our town of Hutchinson. The house was built by the Harringtons and was inhabited for 40 yrs by the Harringtons. One night, Litte Crow, a Crow Indian known around here as hero, spent the night with two of his friends, and both were shot in the house, one in the basement, and one on the top level. The ghosts of the two Indians haunt the house. Pictures fall, blood comes through the floor, and voices are heard. – November 2003 Update/ correction: Little Crow was a Sioux, not a Crow Indian. Little crow and his son were shot but a farmer while picking berries near Hutch. The son lived. Little Crowâ€™s body was dragged into town, abused by the locals who put firecrackers in his ears and dumped in the local landfill.
Minneapolis – Treasure Island Casino –
The casino is located about 1 hour from the Minneapolis area near the Wisconsin / Minnesota border. Returning home from the casino (on Hwy 18 along the Mississippi river) alone after midnight, a witness reports he stopped his car on the shoulder of the highway to take a little nap as it was late and he was tired. Shortly after he closed his eyes, he heard the soft muted sound of footsteps walking towards his car. The footsteps sounded like a person with a broken leg because it was dragging one leg as it walked. He got up to see who it was because he didnâ€™t want the cops to give him a ticket. He peered out of the car window to see an old man(?) with dark hallow eyes and frayed white hair leaning on the passenger window behind the driverâ€™s seat. The old man was rotten and his clothes were tattered! That was all he could make out of the ghost before he quickly started his car and drove off in a hurry.
St. Paul – Marian Center (Old Mounds Park Hospital) –
The Marian Center in St. Paul is a nursing home located in what was once the old Mounds Park Hospital. It was closed as a hospital sometime in the 70â€™s and reopened as a nursing home in the late 80â€™s/early 90â€™s. The story is that an off duty policeman who was working as a security guard was shot and killed as he was getting off the elevator in the basement, which is where the morgue was located. There are four elevators in the building, but if you get on that particular elevator, no matter what direction it is going or what floor you push, it will go straight to the basement, open, and then close again before going to where itâ€™s directed. The employee break room is in the basement but is rarely used, as you have to walk past the old morgue to get to it and there are strange noises there at night. There was also a tunnel from the basement leading to the old nurseâ€™s dormitory, which was once used for storage. The maintenance men disliked using it because they reported hearing strange noise and lights flickering off and on. The property sits across the street from a group of Indian burial mounds.
Thief River Falls – Dead Manâ€™s Trail –
Dead Manâ€™s Trail is an old Indian trail that runs along the river. Itâ€™s been told that Indians have been seen along the trail, chilly breezes from out of nowhere, and people have mysteriously died years back on that trail. Iâ€™ve heard there is an old cave that had to be closed up and hidden in rocks for reasons unknown. Trails that were used by Indians many years ago can still be seen going across the river, which was much lower back then. When you walk along this trail, you canâ€™t help but notice the dead silence.
the previous stories have come from http://onlyidol.com/index.php/2006/01/25/haunted-places-in-minnesota/