Mystique Community Ice Center
The management of concessions at the Mystique Community Ice Center contacted TPS because multiple staff members had reported strange activity going on in the 11-year-old facility, including hearing conversations, seeing shadow figures and a general feeling of not being alone when no one else is in the building.
In this case, a local family reached out to us to help explain activity in the home that all members of the family had experienced to some extent. Claims included sounds of banging and movement in the upstairs, phantom smells and a psychic medium's claim that there was a Native American spirit present in the house.
Grand Opera House -2020
Dubuque’s historic Grand Opera House is the oldest and most “grand” of more than 16 legitimate theaters which served the community prior to 1900. In 1889 W.L. Bradley, Jr. and other local businessmen invested $100,000 to create this iconic landmark of Dubuque culture. The building hosted its first performance in 1890, and for the next 28 years, hosted a Who's Who of show business, including Al Jolson, Jack Benny, George M. Cohan, Will Rogers and John Phillip Sousa. Between 1890 and 1928 the Grand hosted more than 2,600 live performances. From 1928 to 1985 the building became a full-time movie house. In 1986 it began hosting live performances again. In 2001, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tied to the Land
The mother of a family of six sought us out due to an increased level of activity in their home. Claims include disembodied voices, knocking, screaming and crying, shadow figures and mists, both black with red eyes and white mists, shadow man in doorway of master bedroom that dog growls and reacts to, child spirits running downstairs, disappearing into a wall, phantom dog barking, poltergeist activity, slamming doors, being touched, spirits outside staring at house,
The Smokestack sits on sacred ground in Dubuque. The site was once home to a large "mound" that Dubuquers used for leisure purposes. The property was the site of the first hanging in what would become the state of Iowa, and 18 years later, when the city of Dubuque widened the street next to what was then a hotel, Native American remains and artifacts were found in the mound, along with remains of Patrick O'Connor, the hanged man, in his coffin. Claims include seeing Native American men in the bar, a couple in 19th-century clothing and there have been phantom milk smells on the second floor. Other parts of the second floor cause uneasy feelings.