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Maplecrest Sanitarium
10824 San Road
Whitelaw, Wi 54247

County: Manitowoc County
GPS: 44.1541640, -87.8130680
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This is an abandoned state sanatorium located in the small village of Whitelaw, Wisconsin. This is a very old sanatorium. It is a fairly small 3 wing, 3 story sanatorium. Construction began on this sanatorium in 1912. It was built on a wooden frame. It was comepleted in 1913 and had another expansion in 1914. It even had its own sprinkler system. It was rumored to be closing in 1968. Not much else happened in the 1970's their until 1978 when it closed in 1978 due to budget cuts. In 1990 someone baught it and converted it into townhomes. It closed about 3 years later and remained closed. But in 2007, the old nun rectory was renovated and turned into a single apartment. Now curently resides there is a cop and his wife. This place is also rumored to be haunted. Its said that you can see a figure up on the 3ird story window and once inside doors slam and you can start to hear laughing. it is recomended not to go here due to the fact the house is less than 30 feet away from the main sanatorium and the owner even considers it tresspassing to go on the road that leads to the sanatorium. It may also have some asbestos and it is fairly dilapitated. The renter and the owner are very private people also. Please do not tresspass onto this property. 

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Last updated on : 7/29/2008

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 6380     10/25/2007 4:08:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

has any one been here

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36049 ReplyTo# 6380     7/18/2009 11:08:00 AM     Edit          

was there 2 nights ago it is half torn down but there is still a bit to explore but may be very un safe

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11551     4/3/2008 9:49:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Is it true that this place is that old??? Any pics??? How big??? private property??? Hazardus???

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13329     5/24/2008 3:29:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 5/24/2008 1:21:42 PM  
A few weeks ago a couple of my friends and I visited this property. It's back in the woods a bit, and there is a overgrown path that you have to walk down to get to the building itself.  There are no tresspassing signs and a house close by, so if you do go in be cautious about what you do.  The only door that was open is on on the upper level that you get to by walking up metal stairs on the outside of the building.  The hallways on the inside can get confusing as to where you are going...so make sure you keep track of where you came from when you enter a new room or wing of the building.  There is a lot of paperwork and other property still remaining in the building, but i suggest you don't break or steal anything.  I could go on and on about what is there...but it would take the whole page.  It is definatly worth the trip to visit though. 

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The Doors 5252

Last Seen: 4/9/2011 12:01:43 PM  
Cool! Any pics?

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The Doors 5252

Last Seen: 4/9/2011 12:01:43 PM  
Not to shoot down everyones fun, but that house, its less than 30 feet away from the main sanatorium. Not to say the renter their is a cop! They turned one building into a house, where mr. cop lives.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19074     9/19/2008 11:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
The Doors 5252

Last Seen: 4/9/2011 12:01:43 PM  
Woops. Renter is nice. Just don't tresspass. Duh!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20740     10/13/2008 5:48:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I live about 3 miles or so from here, and yes, it is VERY dilapidated if you go anywhere off the ground floor. Also, it is secure, the best way to get to it without detection would be the back way not through the front. I would not know how to navigate this way however. I know the owners' daughter and they haven't hesitated to get people in trouble before. As to paranormal activity, I can't say for sure, but it is definitely a really spooky bit of land because of the seclusion and the way that its just left to be old. No pictures and probably won't be going near it until spring because October is bad and they stay up and put the dog outside to hear people. be safe, and sensible if you choose to visit on your own, this is private property and you don't need to disrespect the people living there, let alone what else may reside there.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23993     11/26/2008 2:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Just Read that it got leveled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24012     11/27/2008 8:24:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Whered you read that? The paper. If so... Im picking up the paper!!! Lol

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27612     2/20/2009 9:54:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

yeah ive been here. its pretty sweet. ive been here like... 2-3 times and everytime was a blast. some weird stuff happened.. one time we tried opening the front door and it wouldn't budge.. so we went through this broken window.. we made it upstairs to open the front door for them but they were already upstairs! they said they just opened it with no problem. and we were yankin on it tryin to get it open... confused the hell outta me. and one time i took a voice recorder and got a weird grunting noise.. creepy.. and another time there's this tennis ball in there so we rolled it down the hall. it went right into one of the creepiest rooms in there.. and yes there is no tresspassing.. and i never knew that guy is a cop ahh! one time when we went there that guy turned his lights on and we got the hell outta there.. i do have some pics with lots of orbs and possibly an apparition. very place. if you can get permission to go here do it!!

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33841     6/9/2009 4:57:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i was just there the other night, it was very creepy and we didn't even get to go in cus we heard a buncha noises and a dog so we took off.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37151     8/4/2009 10:56:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I was Just here last night. Ok to clear things up, We were loud as crap and nobody from the house heard us. they do not have a dog. I dont even think the owner or renter of the house is a cop. if he is, he's retired. The place is half torn down. we got to see half the basement, half the first floor, and climb a ladder to the second floor, everything is takin out all thats left is the rooms. It is still very cool to see the rooms but not half as cool as it was when the place was one, big building. I wouldn't suggest going because it was not scary at all, everything of interest is takin out, and it's going to be knocked down soon anyways. The only thing slightly scary was a weird noise in the woods, be we beleive it to be a deer or elk. I do have pictures if you're interested i'll send u a link.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37152     8/4/2009 11:18:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Could you please post the link or pix. I can't beileve their tearing it down.... It's been like that since 1978...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37913     8/15/2009 2:52:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Sorry people, all your imaginary ghosts now flew somewhere else cause this place is now leveled and gone. I helped with the demolition and there were no ghosts. Ive also been in and out of that building 100s of times over the last 25 years being associated with the owner and never saw or heard anything. I went in there many times at night to check the well in the basement and only once saw a racoon in there. Thats your ghost! yes a cop does live there and he likes giving trespassing citations so feel free to come and get one. Maybe now you ghostchasers will be afraid of the growing grass where it was!??

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Last Seen: 8/5/2009 4:55:14 PM  
Wow. I never thaught it was haunted ( not really into the ghost type of thing ) but that's cool that you have been in an out and have known the owner for 25 years. Any pix, anyone? Link's and pix posted on here would be great!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 86666     1/25/2015 11:17:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I lived there for a short time late 70's early 80's. it's without a doubt haunted. I lived there! foot steps. doors would open and close. and voices.. I oould never make out what they were saying. I was terrified as a kid.




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