Having grown up in the backwoods of Wisconsin, I was raised on Midwestern tales of Native American lore, haunted farmhouses, dilapidated pioneer cemeteries, murderous cannibals, grave robbing ghouls, and back roads crawling with monsters. My hometown is uniquely positioned amidst several prominent goatman legends, burial mounds, and a plethora of restless spirits. Not to mention it’s mere miles from a small town that claims to be the “UFO Capital of the World.”

I am endlessly fascinated by the folklore and local legends that cast long shadows over certain locations. History, both real and imagined, has a way of cursing places with a stigma that no amount of time can fade.

HAUNTED is an ongoing project to photograph and document “haunted” places around Wisconsin that have become forever entwined with the ghosts of their past.

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