The Haunted Summerwind Mansion
Summerwind Mansion, formerly known as Lamont Mansion, is a now derelict cellar hole on the shores of West Bay Lake in Vilas County, North East Wisconsin. It is reputed to be one of the most haunted locations in Wisconsin. Due to abandonment, the elements and fire, little of the mansion currently remains standing. Summerwind was originally constructed during the early 20th century as a fishing lodge.
In 1916 it was purchased by Robert P. Lamon, During the 15 years that the Lamont family resided at Summerwind Mansion, they experienced a vast array of strange and unexplainable things, but the incident that finally drove the family from their home occurred in the mid-1930’s. One evening while the family was dining, the door to the basement flew open unexpectedly, and the apparition of a man materialized out of thin air. Lamont grabbed his pistol and shot twice, sending the spirt back into the cellar. Afterwards, the family abandoned their mansion, and it sat empty until the 1970’s. The bullet holes remained visible for many years afterward.