Saturday, October 18, 2014

Guidebook author offering presentation on haunted hikes

Ghosts, monsters and flying saucers have been reported on a number of
hiking trails in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Photoree.
Where are you most likely to see ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs and even sea monsters in Wisconsin and Minnesota? I’ll offer up some of those haunted trails during a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Chapter2Books in Hudson, Wis.

Trail recommendations will be drawn from my recent books, “Hittin’ the Trail: Day Hiking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway” and “Headin’ to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin” and his blog “Hikes with Tykes.”

Based on actual reports, the trails include such spooky phenomena as:
g Hell hounds and a girl’s spirit in a Dunn County, Wis., swamp
g A human-eating demon in a northern Minnesota forest
g UFOs that visit an ancient meteor crater in Pierce County, Wis.
g Bigfoot sightings spanning a quarter century in a woodlands stretching across Minnesota and Wisconsin
g Sea monsters that lurk in Lake Pepin
g A trail atop an alleged secret UFO base in southern Wisconsin

The presentation, “Haunted Hikes,” runs 7-8 p.m. Chapter2Books is located at 226 Locust St. in downtown Hudson.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.