I wouldn't want to go at night myself.Too many other people would be there , probably people patrying and vandilizing property. I would rather go during the daytime when you have the place to yourself.
I agree with this, too. Hence why I went to Summerwind as early in the morning as I did (7am) and the only living things I crossed paths with were deer and mosquitoes.
This does sound like a rather intriguing venture. I'll be camping for a couple of days at Devil's Lake State Park toward the end of June, so I may have to make a detour and check this out for myself!
WOW.... i would love to go there, i have family in that area but i know none of them would go with me, and i would never go alone, i'd get lost! Sounds very interesting, i might have to try to locate the road when im in that area in May!
we visited this place today...we found the well, 2 shacks, the pillars, a few farming machines, & an angry farmer!!! We didnt find the headstones nor the rocks marking the pond. we want more info on where the headstones are located. was this property owned by one of the Ringling Bros? show me proof!!! also show me proof of murders on this property via news clippings or valid email sites.
With all due respect CJM, it's not our responsibility to show you proof. I was curious if the well and shack existed and I found out for myself. There are not grave marker's out there. Somewhere out there between the well, shack, and river there is allegedly a single grave marked a brick sized marker. I personally lost interest in finding this once that I learned the "died" date is in the 1990's. I think the marker is someones pet. I do beleive that the Ringling Bros (or one of their son's) owned this property. I beleive this because (1) the road has the family name (2) the initials on the pillar match with one of the bros initials and (3) I was watching a special about the ringling bros on PBS and they said something about "you would need a member of the historical society out there to find the spot where the farm house was located". They mentioned the road and the Wisconsin River. If you doubt that the property belonged to the Ringling family I would recommend you research this with the Wisconsin Historical Society or at the Ringling Bros Circus Museum Library in Baraboo. I personally don't think that the murders occurred. Still I think that this is one of the most interesting, beautiful, and creepy supposedly haunted locations that I have visited. It would be great if you wanted to share what happened with the angry farmer (ie where you ran into him and what he said). Also FYI, rumor has it The Haunting Experiments may include Ringling Rd in season 2 of their web series, so you might want to pass on delving into researching this place on your own. They do a stellar job at finding out what is true and what is unconfirmed when it comes to the legends surrounding these haunted locations.
ok youngest of the 7 original ringling brothers, henry(1868-1918) was married to Ida Belle (1868-1966),they had a son henry ellsworth(1906-1955)(hence the pillars H.E.R,1933) he was married to jene fowler (1906-1994) they had a son henry ellsworth jr (1936-1962). jene fowler was the last ringling daughter inlaw of henry to own the property, she died in 1994, her daughter sally clayton jones was next to own that property,she died in 2005 and her son owned it shortly before selling it. its now owned by the dells dynasty llc, the floods of 1993 could of done alot of damage cause prior to the floods the land was worth alot more than after floods, so mayb the house on property was close to shore and was swept away, or damaged beyond repair and was torn down, now just have to find out what or where the house or buildings went from the property, thats are next mission, lol so yes it was owned by jene (fowler )ringling,and her husband henry ellsworth so the legend lives on, hope this clears up questions about ringling rd!! just watch out for a black gmc pickup, tresspass @ your own risk,
LOL, Nice work I'm impressed You can add your photos by uploading them to a hosting site (such as http://www.photobucket.com). Then after that you copy the link on photobucket, click the icon that looks like a photo above (when you're creating a post here), then paste the link between the two brakets that appear. You can check out my photos of Ringling in the thread Ringling Rd Photos (It's on here somewhere in the Wisconsin Forum Pages).
Ps. Why is it always a black pickup truck on haunted Roads? (ie Weary Rd)
why do i have to pay $ to post pics? photobucket charges you for there services, any free ones? i saw ur pics on other thread, very nice! it was alot of research into the ringling histroy and was fun, cant wait to go back in spring 1 i posted pics on www.witrulyparanormal.proboards.com/index.cgi
Hmph? I didn't have to pay, perhaps I am grandfathered in as I signed up long ago? If you go in the spring be careful and check for wood ticks afterwards. We were running around out there for 1-1.5 hours in June of 2009 and between 3 people we had over 20 ticks on us including several deer ticks (which are the type that cause lymes disease).
Post by firefightertbone on Mar 5, 2011 22:27:35 GMT -6
Holy cow! We camp outside of The Dells all the time and we know exactly where Lake Delton flooded over highway A. I have never heard of any of this before. I'll ask the owners of the campground what they think about this topic. I've really enjoyed reading all of these posts!