Mysterious Madison book for sale
Buy Now
^Learn More!^
W-Files, Wisonsin's longest running paranormal website! UFO Wisconsin - A Progress Report by Noah Voss
Buy Now
^Learn More!^
Posting the Paranormal Since 1997
Cryptids | Aliens | Angels | UFOs | Crop Circles | Bigfoot | Legends | Lake Monsters
Ghost Hunting Equipment | Ghosts | Complete Oddities List
Store | Legend Trippers Journal | Video | Contact

The Weirdest and Wildest Collection of Unique Gifts Anywhere!
Wisconsin Unique Gift Ideas Annual Shopping Guide
The more you shop the more people we can help!
Shop odd and unique gift ideas

W-File: gh_madisonjail.html

Type: Ghost
Location: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin

Source: The National Directory Of Haunted Places By Dennis William Hauck, page 384.




Madison Jail

A strange, glowing ghost has terrified prisoners here. The ghost was first seen in November 1873. The sightings begin with a bright light that fills the cells, then a wailing apparition appears, which can be felt as it brushes against prisoners.

(Madison is in south central Wisconsin, at the junction of I-90 and I-94. The old jailhouse is in central Madison.)

Looking for Paranormal Investigating Equipment?  Find it all at!

Help show your support for this site and our efforts by visiting, and any links below! 



All information contained above and elsewhere on has rights reserved to Enterprises and appropriate permissions must be gained before utilizing anything contained here on to aid in assuring our visitors, report filers and resources used to bring this site to you have all protections and due rights made available.  Interested parties please contact us through "Copy Right Services @"


Disclaimer: has not verified the validity of every report published within the  All reports are added to the database 'as is' received.  The reports posted have many possible explanations, including but not restricted to known natural earthly phenomena, hoaxes etc.  We leave it up to the individual viewer to judge the report based upon the content of the report itself.  As investigations occur, that information will be notated on the individual report.