Dunn County Haunts and Folklore: The Devil’s Punchbowl
Originally known as Black’s Ravine, the Devil’s Punch bowl is a local favorite for beauty and excitement. Various gnome sightings have been reported along with strange orbs of light. Also, rumor has it, that water collected from the area will maintain clarity and a cool temperature for days…
Scientific Research Area
Right when you walk past the stone fence, look to your right. You will see a flight of stairs by a chain link fence. A lot of people miss this part.
Watch your step!
So, this is not the Devil’s Punchbowl, but it is a tunnel above it.
There are lots of stories circulating about strange chills and noises coming from this tunnel…
The top of the punch bowl
Here’s another way you can venture if you’re a seasoned DPB hiker. At the parking lot, take a left into the forest.
Head straight back (parallel to the road). You will have to duck under a fence. When the ground takes a steep dip downward, you can see the ruins of a really old car. Perhaps the victim of this forgotten crash still lingers at the scene…this is a pretty bad picture, so you will have to check it out yourself!
If you want to learn more about gnome hunting, watch this video from last years’ 48 hour film festival put on by UW Stout students.
For more information on the Devil’s Punchbowl, see my previous post: Devil’s Punchbowl in the Winter
For directions, type in Devil’s Punch Bowl County Park into Google Maps.
Happy hunting :) Coming up later this week: Haunted Mabel Tainter.