Haunted Hunting Lodge in Wascott, WI

Haunted Hunting Lodge in Wascott, WI

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WI Cabin Owner

Milwaukee, WI

#1 May 12, 2006
I don't necessarily believe in ghosts, but I think its fun to read about claimed sightings. One report shows up on numerous websites, but its location is very vague (see in quotes below). Wondering if there's anyone that has heard this story and moreso, where this "hunting lodge" is. I believe in that part of WI there are quite a few places that could be described as "Hunting Lodge". Just for fun, wondering if anyone's heard the tale...

"Wascott - Hunting Lodge - Sounds of little girls voices can be heard when no one is there. Random Screaming in the middle of the night. Windows opening undetected by security system. Sightings of a young dark haired girl standing in the upper window."
Julie

AOL

#2 May 14, 2006
I thought I would share with you that it does sound very familiar to me. Last October around Halloween, I clicked on a website of each States "Haunted houses and places". I was mostly interested in Illinois (where I live) and Wisconsin. I will look for the list, I did print out the entire thing, I do remember that! It ended up printing 80 pages. By the way, I never believed in ghosts or spirits until five years ago. I was just diagnosed with Cancer and four weeks later my fiancee suddenly past away at work from a heart attack. From that point on little things would happen making me wonder if it was all a coincidence. For me at least, there is definetly a power/source of strength greater than myself. I guess that could possibly be the definition of Guardian Angels, who knows.
Anyway, didn't mean to go on and on about that.
Beej

Lake Elmo, MN

#3 May 15, 2006
WI Cabin Owner wrote:
I don't necessarily believe in ghosts, but I think its fun to read about claimed sightings. One report shows up on numerous websites, but its location is very vague (see in quotes below). Wondering if there's anyone that has heard this story and moreso, where this "hunting lodge" is. I believe in that part of WI there are quite a few places that could be described as "Hunting Lodge". Just for fun, wondering if anyone's heard the tale...
"Wascott - Hunting Lodge - Sounds of little girls voices can be heard when no one is there. Random Screaming in the middle of the night. Windows opening undetected by security system. Sightings of a young dark haired girl standing in the upper window."
Where is the Lodge? I have a cabin there, near Red Lake....very curious
WI Cabin Owner

Milwaukee, WI

#4 May 18, 2006
Beej wrote:
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Where is the Lodge? I have a cabin there, near Red Lake....very curious
You know, I am not quite sure. From what I've heard, and read, it is in Wascott, somewhere off Douglas County Road T. Its supposed to be on a very large land tract, and the land backs up to the St. Croix flowage. I do know it is a huge 20+ room lodge, used privately - not open to public or anything like that.
I would love to know exactly where it is. If I hear more, I'll post.

Where is Red Lake, by the way? Is it in Wascott/Minong/Gordon area?
Jim

United States

#5 Aug 14, 2007
I have heard this story before though it was on a internet search not the locals talking about it. I am thinking the lodge is off of T out by the St. Croix River. The front of the property is off of T and the back of the property is off of the Copper Mine Dam road or one map calls it Buckley Swamp Road. There are two trout streams through that property and I have heard that there is a large lodge out in that area that has some good trout fishing but locals have been chased off there by gun point by the owners this was told to me by a friend not sure if he was BSing me about getting kicked off when he snuck in there fishing or not. Could be I know they are very private from what I have heard and that unless you heard about the place you would never know it was there. Not sure what to think about the haunted angle if the owners spread the rumor hopeing to keep folks away or if some one else did. I would think some one else did because if these folks want that much privacy I doubt they would start such a story.

jfh

Since: Aug 07

Douglas Co WI

#6 Aug 14, 2007
Not sure why it said ST Louis as I live in Douglas Co WI Must be because I used some ones user name by mistake.
Wascott Local

Libertyville, IL

#7 Jun 26, 2008
Very interesting. I have heard about this place all my life. I finally figured out where they were talking about when I read a blog on Above Top Secret. The place was used by Al Capone in the 30s. It is a dirt road on the north side of County Trunk T between 53 and 35. If you travel down T west from 53, after you cross the St. Croix River bridge, the road takes a sharp right followed by a sharp left. The dirt road is easily seen on your right. As you go down the dirt road, there is a fork. Stay to the right and you'll find yourself in a big field with the lodge. It is a very old building, and when I was there last, it looked abandoned, but it was locked up tight. I have gone there a number of times and have never been disappointed. The bones of young girl were found there around the 40s or 50s. There is an old abandoned dump between the house and T. We have found some very curious bones there. We have also seen a little girl looking out one of the upstairs windows. It's a creepy place and well worth the effort to stop by if you can go when no one (living) is there!
spooner

Wausau, WI

#9 Aug 4, 2008
The place you are talking about is the Buckley Mansion. It is north of T around Wascot. It is a log house and is really neat. Buckley creek flows into the St. Croix river and has a good number of brook trout.
pod

Galesburg, IL

#11 Sep 29, 2008
Hubby and I went looking for this place tonight...couldn't find it....anyone have better directions??? Maybe we took the wrong dirt road to the right....who know....went from T and ended up by the Moose Bar on M! Lots of miles!
Jonah

United States

#12 Oct 12, 2008
I was born and raised in Minong and now live in Duluth MN. My family still lives in Minong. I have never heard of this nor have I ever heard any local lore regarding it. I am not questioning this stories validity. I am only pointing out that if this story is in fact valid, the local lore/interest surrounding it seems essentially non-existent.
MR GARY GERARD TAYLOR

United States

#13 Nov 9, 2008
This place by county trunk t west of wascott.by river is supposed to have a girl from upper window noices at night,next to al capones?his was by ctc,hayward.pike lk,found some things by in 4o' and 50'.maybe haunted i guess.called buckleys mansion,hunting lodge,
MR GARY GERARD TAYLOR

United States

#14 Nov 9, 2008
oh from hayward,wi i hope it kinda true if somone wrote about it haunted.
Current Owner of lodge

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Nov 12, 2008
Dear Bloggers,
As owners of this property for the past 11 years, I can tell you it is NOT haunted. Please respect our privacy (as you would want others to respect yours) The NO TRESPASSING signs are self-explanatory, violators have been and will be prosecuted.
James

Webster, WI

#16 Dec 3, 2008
OK, This is gonna sound very weird but my mother, grew up about 1.5 miles away from there she has told me the story many times.
James

Webster, WI

#17 Dec 3, 2008
So as to you and thinking it is fake it is not
Chris

Little Falls, MN

#18 Dec 7, 2008
I think my family used to stay there at least once a year. A business associate of my father's owned that lodge in the 80's to early 90's. He was from Fairmont, MN. There was a large open grass area, a kid's playhouse, and outhouse on the far end of the grass area. My parent's have a table from this place. You can take a canoe to Judge's hole, that is kind of creepy. Glad to hear somebody lives there and is taking care of the property/
John

United States

#19 Jan 17, 2009
I grew up in the area decades ago, and knew of the lodge and the many fanciful stories surrounding it. I'm not much interested in the "haunted" angle (sorry, but that kind of stuff gets attached to any old and "mysterious" place) but I am very interested in the actual historical background of the place, which is one of the oldest remaining structures in the south part of the county. If anyone has any factual information on the lodge--when built, original owners, early history, etc.--I would appreciate your input. E-mail me directly at [email protected]
_______________a noy

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 26, 2009
I was born and raised in wisconsin as well.I've neva heard of this story.but, I know that al capone doctor had a place on the totagatic river.there were 3 roads leading down to this spot we called it doc oaks. but, for some reason someone cut down trees on the road and you cannot get down in there now.its close to wascott.
_______________a noy

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Jan 26, 2009
err I meant minong.
Charles

Black River Falls, WI

#22 Feb 1, 2009
Current Owner of lodge wrote:
Dear Bloggers,
As owners of this property for the past 11 years, I can tell you it is NOT haunted. Please respect our privacy (as you would want others to respect yours) The NO TRESPASSING signs are self-explanatory, violators have been and will be prosecuted.
Hi i was just wondering if the place is for sale. we drove by and noticed a for sale sign. Also if it isn't for sale could you post a picture or send me one, just out of curiosity. my email adress is [email protected] Thank you in advance.

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