‘Downtown Wausau Ghost Tours’ return for the 17th year

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WAUSAU (WAOW)— Wausau Paranormal Research Society host it’s 17th annual Downtown Wausau Ghost Tours starting on Saturday.

The tours bring guests to over ten different locations, all featuring spooky stories claiming to still haunt the sites.

They’ll be bringing brave community members to over 10 different sites downtown, including the Elk Lodge built in the 1920’s.

At the lodge, you might get visited by a ghost they’ve named Charlie, or the spirit of a guest that still frequents the downstairs bar.

Also, you’ll learn history of the featured buildings in plain sight downtown.

“People that live here haven’t been in some of these buildings ever. So, they don’t know what they’re for, what they meant, or what kind of history there was…it educates you on the community and your history,” said Shawn Blaschke, Director of Wausau Paranormal Research Society

Other sites visited during the tour include the Grand Theater, and the Yawkey House Museum.

WPRS’ main operation is helping those in central Wisconsin who may have a ghost haunting them at home, doing so free of charge.

The group is made up of volunteers with a passion for the paranormal.

And have made ridding neighbors of their fear of what may be haunting their homes or businesses, its mission.

“Some of them are frightened,” said Blaschke, “so our goal has switched from collecting evidence, more so to trying to help the family by explaining what’s going on and maybe calming down whatever is there.”

Saturdays tours begin at 6:00 p.m. running every 15 minutes until 7:15 p.m., with the final tour at 7:45 p.m.

You can purchase tickets in the downstairs bar at the Elk Lodge for $10, or $8 with a non-perishable food donation.

For more information visit their website.

Chase McNamara

Chase McNamara

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