There is the spirit of a dead railroad brakeman that has haunted the section of railroad track that crosses Monona Bay. The brakeman, killed in an accident in 1892, haunted the track for some time.
He was seen fairly often in the late 19th century, walking the tracks and waving his lantern. Some railroad employees were so frightened that they sometimes refused to work. Others tried to chase the ghost, but he always disappeared into a nearby marsh in what today is Brittingham Park. They could see the lantern in the marsh held aloft by the ghost who waved it back and forth, as if signaling some ghostly freight.
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