Tally Ho Pub and Grill ExcerptMay 10th, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the unproofed manuscript of Washington County Paranormal: A Wisconsin Legend Trip.
“The most commonly accepted catalyst for a haunting is a violent death such as murder. Compound this atrocious deed with an unconsecrated burial, and you’ve all the ingredients for trouble. This exact receipe is found at the Tally Ho Pub and Grill in Erin.
According to owner Chaz Hastings, the restaurant hosts an often friendly, but sometimes violent, poltergiest. The identity of the entity is thought to be Emily Rattenbach (1905-1936). Emily’s parents owned the establishment in the 1930s, when the building functioned as a brothal. According to tradition, Emily’s father was a violent alcoholic who put her to work serving up more than just drinks. Legend says she was murdered, her body buried in the basement and covered with large stones.”
You can learn more about Emily and the Paranormal Investigation and Research Society‘s investigation there last summer on the Washington County Legend Trip: A Ride on the Strange Side bus tour, July 14th, before the book is published, and get to eat in the banquet hall where Emily supposedly likes to toss high chairs at unsuspecting waitresses. Click HERE for more information