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Location: New London
(Town of Lebanon), Wisconsin
Source: The The Appleton Post-Crescent web site
Waupaca County 'haunted' house lays claim to real ghosts
Apparitions add to home's seasonal attraction
By Susan Squires
Post-Crescent staff writer
TOWN OF LEBANON -- On late October evenings, giggling youngsters stand
in line outside the abandoned farmstead at N6449 County T near New
London, waiting their turn to step inside the house of mild horrors
Connie Moravec and her sisters have orchestrated to titillate their
In what were once a living room, parlor and kitchen, spiders descend on
command, phantom hands clutch at unsuspecting arms and witches tend a
Out back, ghouls manufacture coffins in a converted chicken coop at the
edge of a foggy cemetery where a group of devilish caretakers stand
Starting at dusk, from this Friday until Halloween, six tour guides,
dressed in witches' garb, simultaneously lead groups of young children
and their adult escorts through the downstairs rooms. The guests --
2,000 last year -- seem too distracted to notice that the "haunted
house" is haunted.
While the harmless spooks delight the Halloween visitors downstairs, "Brenda" paces the floor upstairs.
"That's what the girls I work with call her," Moravec said. "You talk
about the stuff that's happened here, and they call me the 'ghost
For most of the 10 years she lived in the house, Moravec was oblivious
to Brenda and the phantom company she keeps. She blamed her cats for
the creaking, crashing and footsteps she heard. Eventually, she
banished the cats, but the noises persisted.
"You're the only soul in the house, and you'd hear the floor in the
kitchen creak in the same place it did when you were walking on it,"
Moravec said. "Then, whoever it was walked right past me, up the
stairs, and it was like, hooooly cow.
"Once, I was upstairs in that bedroom, digging around for something,
and I could hear somebody else digging through papers, not more than a
foot away from me."
A friend told Moravec he's encountered a small boy, who appeared to
have a tear running down his cheek. Others have felt a strong male
presence at the top of the stairs.
Brenda, however, is the most regular manifestation -- a young girl with
long, sandy hair, who, to those who have seen her, seems to limp.
"My girlfriend stayed over one night, and she appeared at the doorway to her," Moravec said.
Other people have seen her looking out the window. Moravec has tried to
find out who the girl might have been, and what binds her to the house,
but the building is at least 150 years old and witnesses are long
Moravec's attitude toward the apparitions is live and let live (or
whatever), and she tries not to rile Brenda and company, hoping that,
in exchange, they won't raise a ruckus when she occasionally has a few
thousand more earthly ghouls stop by for a visit.
"I don't care if they live here. We can all get along on the property," Moravec said.
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