You can't scare me anymore
with your 13 steps!
I came home the back way from
my daughter's house in Milwaukee yesterday.
County Road R winds through some
pretty gorgeous Wisconsin hills
between Manitowoc and Green Bay.
One of the most photographed sights
is the old Maribel Caves Hotel.
Before that there was another old hotel and
people used to go to be cleansed and healed
by the sweet spring waters that flowed there.
Here is the only picture I could find of
The Maribel Caves Hotel
when it was still in use.
click on picture for source
It has always kind of fascinated me.
It was built in 1900 and
supposedly visited by Al Capone.
It went up in flames in the 1920's,
was rebuilt and burned again in the 1960's.
It was reported to be haunted and
singing could be heard
along with sightings of a child
dressed in white.
When there was a new moon it "glowed".
The floors have been gone for several years
and this is what it looked like from the first time
I ever saw it.
This was considered to be haunted
and was often called Hotel Hell because of the
red stains on the walls of the cellar
and there were accounts of moans
and cold spots when it felt as if you
were brushed by cold hands.
There used to be doors from the basement
that went into the Maribel Caves,
some of which were located below the hotel.
click on image for source
This place has scared generations of kids
that would go there at night.
Including my son who swore he heard
"something" in the old stables.
We had had some bad storms in the last few weeks.
Bad storms with high winds.
Sadly, when I went by this time,
here is what I saw.
Gone- All Gone-
Only the door facade stands intact.
No one will walk those haunted halls again.
No more reason to be scared.
Or is there?
This is what you see just down the road.
I've got a camper you can rent cheap!