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Author discusses haunted hiking trails

October 17, 2014

Where are you most likely to see ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs and even sea monsters in Wisconsin and Minnesota?

Bestselling hiking guidebook author Rob Bignell will offer up some of those haunted trails during a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Chapter2Books in Hudson, Wisconsin. Trail recommendations will be drawn from

Bignell’s 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.”

The trails include such spooky stops as: Hell hounds and a girl’s spirit in a Dunn County, Wisconsin, swamp; a human-eating demon in a northern Minnesota forest; UFOs that visit an ancient meteor crater in Pierce County, Wisconsin; Bigfoot sightings spanning a quarter century in woodlands stretching across Minnesota and Wisconsin; 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.