The town of Whitewater is so steeped in weird history and bizarre legends of ghosts, monsters, and witchcraft that it’s come to be known as “Second Salem.”
About Charlie Hintz
Charlie is a Wisconsin-based writer, musician and designer specializing in website development, graphic design, social media marketing, SEO and digital strategy. He runs a handful of niche websites including Cult of Weird and Wisconsin Frights, which focus on weird history, dark tourism, true crime, and the paranormal.
Entries by Charlie Hintz
In which I examine the perils of managing a website about scary things in Wisconsin like haunted houses and Ed Gein.
When I read Deranged by Harold Schechter in the 90s, I never would have imagined one day a piece of my work would be in his. But now, a photo I captured of a serial killer’s severed head during a Wisconsin Dells trip for my daughter’s birthday is officially in print in Schechter’s new book […]
The intoxicating pull toward the darkness
An end of season trip to the drive-in, Wisconsin’s Satanic Highway, and all the horror movies, podcasts, and creative projects that kept me sane this summer.
Explore the strange, creepy, and quirky with this unique Wisconsin Travel Guide to the dark and haunted history of our great weird state.
For more than 30 years, people in tinfoil hats gathered on the shore of Long Lake to watch for flying saucers at Benson’s annual UFO Daze in Dundee, WI.
An interview for Bored Panda about Cult of Weird, UFOs, Bigfoot, the occult, and growing up in weird Wisconsin.
Halloween, Boo buckets, haunted places, the Bean, Cabinet of Curiosities, and all the various things I accomplished (or failed to accomplish) in October.
Take a trip into the weird Wisconsin countryside to explore ghosts and legends of the most haunted place in Wisconsin in this new spooky travel video series.