The following occurred in March of this year... Shakers absolutely did not disappoint. Now, to be perfectly honest, I was not expecting much, if anything. A bar that advertises being haunted and rents out a penthouse on the premise of being haunted enough to send you out the door halfway through your sleepless night. I mean, come on. It’s only fair to say that sounds like a ploy to make some money. Regardless, it sounded like a fun time in an amazing building with tons of his
Highly-rated "The Paranormal Files" Podcast hosts Colin & Courtney fly in from Austin, Texas to chat with Bob and to spend the night in the Dead Hooker's Bedroom above Shakers Cigar Bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They receive the tour de force reception from our resident Spirits and have myriad tales and cataloged experiences to regale. Much more to follow when they have the time to edit their findings. In the interim, tune in to "The Paranormal Files" to see where they will tu
This was my second time at Shakers. On my first visit, I had captured a picture of what looked like a small child crawling out of the grate with the water in the basement. That was a few years ago, and I no longer have that picture, unfortunately. I remember visiting the women's restroom and really loving howwarm and inviting it felt in there. I never felt uncomfortable or scared. I had no experiences and no physical reactions that time. This past May, I was there with m
It was my first shift working on my own. On my previous shifts, I was training - so I always had another server working with me. This night was a Tuesday night, and it was just me and Avonlea, the bartender at the time, working. We were the only women in the bar, aside from a few regulars. At one point, I went to the bathroom. While in there, I heard someone shuffling around. I didn't think anything of it at first. I assumed it was just a customer. I was still in the stall,
The following is a customer submission that occurred in July of 2018. It took place on a tour, in our 3rd floor penthouse nearing the end of the tour... I was seated in one of the vintage chairs in the dressing room area of the brothel bedroom suite. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed the strand of pearls hanging from the mirror had started swaying side-to-side. There were no windows open - no gusts of air to explain this. Then, we all heard two loud claps come from the d
Following the 3.0 Ghost Hunting event with Michael Taylor & Madysen on a Saturday night in October, we had the opportunity to film some participants chatting about their experiences in the Dead Hooker's Bedroom, atop Shakers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although Shakers is haunted year round, their is a palpable intensity in the weeks surrounding Halloween and this is a reflected in part of the story. Have your own experiences at the most haunted bar in America.
As employees at Shaker's, we are encouraged to stay at least one night in the penthouse upstairs after we get hired. I did my overnight stay a few weeks ago. During most of the night, nothing unusual happened. I had an absinthe cocktail and took some fun photos and started getting ready for bed. Now, I was brave enough to stay alone in the penthouse, but not so brave that I was going to sleep with the lights out, so I laid down to sleep with every light in the place on. As I
The first time I visited Shaker’s was through Emily, who works as a medium and fellow tarot reader, and as soon as I crossed the street I felt a little presence by my side. A little boy. I told Emily, and she said, knowingly, “Of course, he’s very excited you’re here!” I thought to myself “Oh no, what have I gotten myself into.” As a reluctant medium and intuitive, I lean into the intellectual and the skeptical. And yet, whether it was traveling through Paris at night and fee