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Menasha, Wisconsin

During the 1920s, a young boy ventured up the attic of this house to retrieve his missing pet. While there, he became tangled in a rope and was strangled to death. His mother came upstairs to find him, only to see his dreadfully dark blue skin. He was buried the next day. Supposedly, his spirit returns to the attic every September 18; the date of his death.

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Charlie says:

November 11, 2005, 8:19 pm

I live near there, I wonder where the house is?

amy says:

November 16, 2005, 1:18 pm

i live in mennasha and i never heard anything like that befor where is this house located

sara says:

February 7, 2006, 2:06 pm

wow that sounds kinda scary but gtg

Micheala says:

March 26, 2006, 12:53 pm

Yeah, I live near there too but I’ve never heard anything about that house. If anyone knows you should say something cause now I wanna know!! :-)

nikki says:

April 10, 2006, 1:40 am

I live in wi and you need more research there is alot more places….the grand oprea house in oshkosh and alot down by racine…

blabla says:

July 19, 2006, 11:56 am

yes i have a *****

yougonnabsorry says:

July 19, 2006, 12:53 pm

Oh plz ghosts do not come back on the date of thier death.everyone knows that ghost have no sense of time or dates they are freaking dead!!!! my ghosts come to see my kids and I when they want to and whatever time they want to lol lol lol.

uberclops says:

August 24, 2006, 8:51 am

…how exactly did he become tangled in a rope?

blah says:

September 30, 2006, 11:31 am

Sorry but I live near there also and the only haunted house in that city is on tayco st.

cookie monster says:

October 14, 2006, 7:02 pm

Why the hell would the kid go in the attick to get a pet,is he retarded he killed him self with a rope just laying there wat a guke

angela khang says:

October 17, 2006, 11:21 am

wow how scary!!!!

Amie says:

October 25, 2006, 4:15 pm

I grew up in Menasha……..I have never heard that story before. I have heard of one w/a groom killed on his wedding day in the 1920’s though down by Waverly Beach. Nothing on a kid in an attic though.

Todd says:

November 15, 2006, 10:28 am

Wow! That seems kinda frightening. I wonder…has anybody tried to contact this “Ghost Child?” Maybe its him or another one?

denise says:

December 29, 2006, 8:55 pm

you missed the christy house in waupaca. an adress would be nice.

mckenna` says:

January 1, 2007, 1:36 am

hey yea thats kind of creepy my birthday is right neer there where is it located

Jade says:

February 2, 2007, 4:02 pm

yea i live on tayco street and i go past that house with my friend in the summer while going to her house and u see people in the curtins looking at u, we once looked in the door and it looks big and scary, and once at her house i went to the park across the street and in her attic someone looked at me (this is on chute st) and then i went back in and asked if it was my sister or my friend and they said well cambria was on the phone in thje play room and my sister was on the computer so i think chute st and tayco st are both haunted!

imp says:

February 15, 2007, 6:02 pm

WHY DIDN’T THE MOTHER GO UP TO THE DAMN ATTICK ?

Billy Lonewolf says:

February 21, 2007, 4:10 pm

Me and my friends heard about a town where paranormal events happen frequently so we went to this town called caryville about 15 miles outside of Eau Claire Wisconsin and we found the haunted church and school house right across from the church right outside of caryville it was the scariest **** that we have ever seen.. supposedly the priest that built the church hung himself in the belfry and we looked up in the belfry and all four of us saw a shadow moving around up there… it was really creepy. i think that the school house across from the church is alot more creepier though, havent been in it yet but we filmed through the windows and outside.

TuffGrrl says:

March 8, 2007, 7:07 pm

this story is freaky. no mother should hav to c there kid like that. the thing is,i could c how he mite trip on the rope,but how did he get strangled?!?! this is wy i do not believe this story is true. yes, i believe in ghosts, but this story dusz not make any sence! either this story is a lod of $hit or sum1 waz up there in the attic waiting to strangle him. and even that duznt make sense, becaus a lil kid duz not hav enemy that are out to kill him!!! DUUUUUUU!!!!!!!

Amber says:

March 16, 2007, 5:00 pm

whoa this is really freaky,i do believe in ghost,but this seems kinda hard to beleieve

Shorty Yanez says:

March 20, 2007, 12:32 pm

I don’t think that it’s rtue.

Shorty Yanez says:

March 20, 2007, 12:38 pm

What Kind of pet was it? How could you get tangled in a rope? If his mom found him the same day that’s not true because the body wouldn’t turn blue until two days after death.

Eric says:

June 27, 2007, 9:52 pm

OH PLEASE who the **** would walk into an attic for a freakin puppy dog or wut not and get tangled in a rope only to find that hes going to die? and ghosts dont know when they die… how could he come back that very same day?

Alien says:

August 7, 2007, 4:49 pm

I’ve lived in Menasha most of my life. I never heard this story before. But I have heard that a house or two on Tayco St. is haunted. And I agree with Jade about Chute St., my uncle lives there. His 3 yr. old daughter saw someone in the house that they live in. It was a girl walking into my grandmother’s bedroom. My grandma passed away in her bedroom a few years back too, so it could be anything.

danielle says:

October 2, 2007, 9:16 am

I grew up in Menasha and i never heard about that, but there is some creepy stories about haunted houses on Tayco St. and some on Nassa St.

Nathan says:

October 9, 2007, 8:25 pm

My girlfriend lives in menasha and tells me of things they’d see as kids…They called them deet deets, I think they were ghosts. My mom also sees things but she had a bad trip on LSD in the 70s so her poop could be a ghost

Anyssa says:

October 9, 2007, 9:01 pm

yeah so i live here in Menasha for a while now and i too, havent heard this story, but i know of 3 creepy stories. I know that Valley Road is suppose to be haunted because some groom got throwm off his carriage and his tie/bow got stuck on this tree branch and he was strangled to death. Then the Secura Insurance Companies building on Memorial Dr. IS haunted because before the Secura Insurance Companies was built on the land, there was a pond where narrow pipes filtered water out of the area. It is said that one day, a family went on a picnic by the pond. A little girl from the family wandered off and fell into the water. When she tumbled into the pond, she struck one of the pipes and drowned. People say that on certain nights in the area of the pond they can hear the girl crying and her parents screaming as she drowned. Then the other place is Menasha High. Teachers say there that the basement, theater/auditorium, third floor & old gym is haunted. I guess in the 1940’s there were these tunnels thatwere built to connect Butte Des Mortes school and Menasha High School together incase of a nuclear attack. During a school drill, four kids got locked in the tunnel while trying to ditch school. I go to the school, and many students and teachers say that it is definately haunted!!

Samantha says:

October 19, 2007, 8:11 am

okie first to all you ****** non believers in ghosts……shut the hell up cus you dont know wat your talkin about….ive seen a damn spirit..i live in a small haunted town… ive also heard a black cat that was possible turnin into a women… an ghosts do come on their dates of their death….they hav sum sense to kno wen it it…samefing wiff halloween…how do they kno its that time of the year? they jus do… ghosts ARE smart.weather you wana believe it or not.

dangerdam says:

October 21, 2007, 12:35 am

My grandparents lived on Oak St on the island and for the most part things were normal in the house. I do recall a time when I was about 12 that we stayed in one bedroom and that evening I heard somebody walking down the back porch stairs. When I looked out the window I saw an older man in a hat and he kind of made a low groaning sound. I just thought it was my grandpa fooling around so I wasn’t scared. Only thing was he never ever tried to scare us for any reason.

The next day I asked if he was out there but he said he was in bed. I realized he would have been upstairs at the time, so I let it drop. I later heard some stories about strange stuff like that happening in many of the houses on the island.

Dave says:

October 29, 2007, 1:33 pm

Yah there are ghosts that wander all over the island. Lots of people don’t like to talk about it cuz they are scared that people will think they are nuts. I’ve heard of the old man in the hat on doty island too so it’s not just you.

max says:

November 3, 2007, 10:51 pm

menasha is very haunted AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

johnny says:

December 14, 2007, 5:11 pm

How the f*ck did that boy get tangled in a rope

tommy says:

December 23, 2007, 8:17 pm

hey i live buy there house to. i hear noises all the time. It keeps me up all night

Ohmmega says:

January 6, 2008, 7:48 pm

Tuffgrrl needs to go back to school and learn how to spell. No one cares what you have to say when you spell like a fool. Get a dictionary!

jade says:

January 8, 2008, 9:19 pm

hey you are mean ommega.

jade says:

January 8, 2008, 9:22 pm

i do not belive in haunted houses. I have know idea why you do either.

jade says:

January 8, 2008, 9:24 pm

ohmmega i would not be talking, tuffgrrl HA HA.

Kayla says:

January 9, 2008, 3:37 pm

Samantha writes like a 5-year-old.

jade says:

January 24, 2008, 8:31 pm

kayla you are mean to. just because you think you are better than her does not mean you can be so mean. you shopuld write back to this.

jade says:

January 25, 2008, 11:43 am

sorry i spelt should wrong

Lil Shwaty says:

May 10, 2008, 1:20 pm

ooookkk then any lil kid can get stuk n-e-where b-cuz they r lil kids i mean come on they do n-e-thing to play around when i was lil i use to chase my pet around (cat) but i never had to go up to ma attic

Patricia says:

May 30, 2008, 5:35 pm

i don’t know what to belive i’m not a beliver n this stuff..

Phoenix says:

August 26, 2008, 3:31 pm

Does anyone know where the house is located? Like wut address I mean.

Phoenix says:

August 26, 2008, 3:32 pm

Does anyone know the address of this house?

melanie briggs says:

September 9, 2008, 6:14 pm

yeah i live in neenah wisconsin right by spring road elementary school.
ive alwaysz wanted to know a scary place by me..

annette says:

October 13, 2008, 1:35 am

ok for all the people who say they dont belive and sit here and say mean stuff ,,, well why are you on this site in the first place, I am new to menasha,and know theres alot of history here and if anyone wants to come ghost hunting lets go im all for it!

annette says:

October 13, 2008, 1:39 am

oh yea, forgot to put my email up,,,lets go ghost hunting! inkaholik69@yahoo.com

April says:

October 29, 2008, 12:40 am

i live by there can you tell me how to get there please thanks

Anna says:

March 5, 2009, 2:33 pm

i think a good title for this would be the attic

Donna Martinez says:

March 7, 2009, 10:24 pm

my cousin lives in menasha and has the spirit of a little girl,her mom said that the girl is dressed like laura from little house and their trying to find out more about her.do you have the addess of the house in the story.

JJ says:

March 12, 2009, 8:22 pm

why would his mother even let him go in the attic alone? and really why was there a rope up there in the first place? what is with people come on get some facts don`t just make up things to get a scare!!!!!!

shane says:

April 14, 2009, 9:48 pm

Where is the house? I live near there I would love to go see it? Menasha is freaky anyway.

people with faces says:

April 25, 2009, 2:04 am

this is soooo stupid…i looked up christy house i didnt want to hear about babies dying…fucktards!!!

nick says:

June 3, 2009, 11:58 pm

Hey, Dangerdam. What house on Oak ST? A friend of mine said she had the same thing happen years ago when she was a kid on Naymut St which is pretty close. It was an old man in a hat in the backyard but when she got her parents up to investigate there was nobody there. The yard had an 8 foot wooden privacy fence that was always locked so that rules out intruders.

jennafer says:

June 15, 2009, 4:05 pm

I live in wisconsin and there is a haunted house on St. There have been many teens tht have entered and they never say what happens. no one has lived there in a very long time. It is run down and there is a candle lit chandelire tht hangs in the dining room. no one has ever seen the candles go out. You get the chills when u walk by and just know there is something else. maybe this is where tht happened t the boy. i believed i saw a little boy peeking out. ……………chills…….

natasha says:

June 22, 2009, 10:32 am

this story is not real

mackanator says:

January 21, 2010, 9:01 pm

hi, if you would like i could come and investigate the house and see if there are any paranormal activity going on in there i would like to come at september 18th the day he died thats when you said he comes to vist and haunt the house if you want me to come and investigate the house comment and i will investigate your house :)

ck says:

January 30, 2010, 9:36 pm

How can all of you be so child like? The bible tells you the dead know nothing, hear nothing, and see nothing. You are all letting the devil scare the wits out of you ! And for peets sake, learn to spell !!!!

Beth says:

June 6, 2010, 1:11 pm

My mom lived on Chute St. as a young girl and there was a park across from her house….anyone know the address?

Beth says:

June 6, 2010, 1:12 pm

My mom lived on Chute St. as a young girl and there was a park across from her house….anyone know the address of the so called haunted house?

Meaghen says:

June 28, 2010, 5:11 pm

i live near tayco st and i think i know what house it is cause i used to pass it everyday on the way to skewl and its old and big and my friend lives behind it and she said she saw things movin even though nobody lives there.

marina says:

July 1, 2010, 10:51 am

uuummmm,that must have been a messy attic,and,how could the pet be lost if it was in the attic????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!

lernhowtwospel says:

October 21, 2010, 9:51 pm

What’s scary is the amount of people who can’t spell here…..

Eugene 238 says:

December 15, 2010, 2:34 pm

The ghost that here did they call a Father to Bless the House send that spirt Back to hell, were it belong the Bible say the dead Know not what Living doing?

Kayla says:

January 19, 2011, 1:13 pm

Um… Alright, when you say the house on Tayco St. Are you talking about the one that’s yellow with red shutters???

Lydia says:

April 5, 2011, 3:58 pm

well i belive in ghosts because in my house you see flashes of light and their is a bunch of other stuff to but it not important but this is hard to belive. if you got stuck in a rope wpuldnt you call for help. and also wouldnt the rope be on the ground. i live in wisconsin but ive nevert been in this location. i dont really even know were it is. i live in hudson/the outside of roberts.

Lydia says:

April 5, 2011, 4:01 pm

sorry but i forgot to add……. how long was he up in the attic. i mean would it have possibly be enough time to turn blue????????

miaandde says:

August 9, 2011, 11:29 am

dude i live at on the corner house on tayco and chute street and i swear i keep seein someone walkin around and threw the damn door, my husband sees weird shadows on the walls in our room in the middle of the night and my kids toys in the toy room will fall and move around…we googled our house and this is what i found… im totally freaked the hell out!!!!

Livedinmenasha37years says:

October 29, 2011, 10:22 pm

There is no haunted home on Tayco, Chute or any other house/Road in Menasha. The Highschool is not haunted and the Rd that the rumor of the Groom dying on is Valley Rd not Waverly. Until tonight I havent heard of any of this B/S…I have lived here all my life!

Samantha says:

November 8, 2011, 12:18 pm

OMG IM GONNA PEE MY PANTS IM RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO IT..OH NO HE’S COMING TOWARDS ME AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! …. THIS IS THE LITTLE BOY!!!!!!!!!!!! STAY AWAY!!!!!!! MEOW!

hetty says:

June 25, 2013, 8:37 pm

C K with all due respect if you don’t believe WHAT THE F*** are you doing on this sight? lol

MDubs says:

August 22, 2013, 7:07 am

@blah, dude you are so wrong. back in the late 90’s early 00’s i lived in a mustard colored house on kaukauna street in menasha which had high amounts of spiritual activity. my mom, her boyfriend corey, myself, and my sister(never admitted to it but i knew she had) all heard a spirit mimicing our voices and i myself saw a shadow that to this day still scares the living hell out of me when i think about it. i live over on fifth street now which is a few blocks away from the old place and every night i can hear a female talking in my living room whenever i sleep in there which didn’t happen until after i heard “i’m going to kill you” just as i was about to fall asleep being whispered into my ear with nobody in the house but me and awaoke to some large animal smelling the top of my head and when i looked up it was a giant black dog with red eyes. the apartment #1 at 2130 evans street in oshkosh is haunted by the spirit of a cat that drowned in the tub when it was sick and was being cleaned up to be taken to a vet and there was a young girl that had also drowned in the tub there who loved to make nightly visits to whoever lived there. there was one more place i have heard about in wisconsin with paranormal activity and that is 737 frederick st in oshkosh. i lived there with my mom and sister for a couple years before i moved out and got my own place and i have got to say some really freaky **** happened there. for those of you who know the movie house on haunted hill, after i saw the scene where the person violently shakes their head around i looked away from the tv so i didn’t freak out and one of the spirits that haunted the house walked into my living room in front of me from the kitchen and did the exact thing from the movie i turned away from, then disappeared after i screamed and called my mom telling her to come home. and as for the house on frederick street, there was an attic in the bathroom but there was no ladder to it if i remember correctly, you had to use your own to get in there as the ceiling shifted apart to reveal the attic, and when the landlord went to go into the attic because my mom told him she heard someone walking around in the attic, his face was clawed up by something he couldn’t see which led us to move out. and yes, the grand opera house IS haunted. i went there to see of mice and men the play and kept seeing the curtains moving then saw a face peek out then right as i saw the face i got really dizzy and passed out for a few seconds which the guy that worked at the opera house saw and pulled me aside asking me if i saw “it” which i replied yes and he just sort of laughed and said he was glad he wasn’t crazy.

feather says:

January 18, 2015, 9:52 pm

I use to live on 88 tayco street I always felt eyes watching me in my bedroom its the one facing the street upstairs and also the dark old house across the street next to the park I felt eyes watching me when I was outside I miss the green house it was the corner of first and tayco street it was my favorite!

Lysswdbr says:

June 14, 2016, 12:08 am

I used to live in an apartment above a shop on the corner of racine and broad street in Menasha. There were I believe at least 2 spirits there. One was a man. He was middle aged, about 6 feet tall, had a bowler hat and a mustache. And he was so very angry. But he didn’t bother me much. He used to keep my roommate awake though. He would open her closet door in the middle of the night and she told me often she felt eyes staring at her while she tried to sleep. There was also a woman, thin waif of a thing, with long dark hair and a white shawl. She would undo the locks on the front door (first the door knob, then the deadbolt, then the chain) I would hear them and get so frustrated. She would also knock on the bathroom door (always 3 times) when I was using it. If I was having nightmares she’d gently shake my shoulder until I woke up. She would also hide my glasses on me when I was sleeping. I once found them on top of a bookshelf that was taller than me, or on the other side of my room. Halloween was a scary night though, I had to leave. It sounded like a large group of people was having a muffled conversation from the other room, but if you went to the other room it sounded like it was coming from the room you were just in. I think it was coming from the walls. All my hair stood up and the air just felt sinister. It was the only time I didn’t feel welcome or safe there.

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