Some people claim that Wisconsin is the nation's most haunted state. Milwaukee certainly has its share of high-profile spirits dating back many decades, and as a person who knows and loves this city, I enjoyed every minute of learning about their haunts. Lardinois writes their mysterious stories at a level just right for kids about eight to ten years old, but she kept this old guy captivated with details about very familiar places. As a baseball fan, I was stunned to learn that the Pfister Hotel ghost has frightened so many well-known pro baseball players that some now refuse to stay there, and one admitted to keeping a baseball bat in his bed at night for protection. The Lake Park Lions Bridge claims the sinister laughter of unseen children, and Grant Park's Seven Bridges Trail routinely freaks out ghost hunters. These are places I know well, and there are so many more! Lardinois adds just enough historical information about the locations to keep a history lover transfixed, and the graphic design adds a perfect mood. This is a winning addition to the Spooky America series, from the founder of Gothic Milwaukee!— Tim McCarthy
Ghost stories from Brew City have never been so creepy, fun, and full of mystery
Milwaukee's haunted history comes to life--even when the main players are dead. Explore the caves below the Miller Brewery to see if they're really haunted. Listen at the Lake Park Lions Bridge to hear the laughter of ghostly children. Or tiptoe through La Belle Cemetery to see if the spirit of a young girl throws herself into Fowler Lake (she usually does). Dive into this spooky chapter book for suspenseful tales of bumps in the night, paranormal investigations, and the unexplained; just be sure to keep the light on.