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2015 Book Festival Author
Chad Lewis

Chad Lewis has authored or co-authored numerous books on haunted places and strange phenomena, including the book The Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Locations.

Lewis promises an evening of bizarre ghosts, wicked spirits, and deadly poltergeists when he speaks at the Fox Cities Book Festival this April.

“Although I will feature a lot of Fox Cities locations, this presentation takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Wisconsin,” Lewis explains. “It covers the entire state of Wisconsin from wandering ghosts of the North Woods to a haunted B&B in Milwaukee...no place in Wisconsin is without its own haunting.”

If you’re not intrigued yet, consider the photos and eyewitness accounts Lewis will include during his talk. He has no intention of letting people forget there are plenty of strange and unexplained stories and incidents in the Badger State.

Over the course of three years, Lewis, along with his co-author Terry Fisk, visited approximately 400 locations throughout the state in order to narrow down their list to the 100 points most notable for hauntings. This research was not easy.

“What we found was that the directions to these places were so bad, the history was often embellished or erroneous, and there was no investigation to sort fact from fiction,” Lewis says.

Next, it’s onto a truly bizarre tale from Wisconsin’s past. “Right now I am finishing up a book on Wisconsin Sea Serpents. What most people don’t know is that during the late 1800s and early 1900s, Wisconsin was home to over two dozen lakes, rivers, and streams that were thought to be inhabited by a giant sea monsters.”

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