Scare Lift: Dare to Experience Milwaukee’s Haunted Thrill Ride

Wisconsin's Best Halloween Attraction Scares Thrill Seekers to Death

Wisconsin Scariest Haunted House

Tragedy at the former Milwaukee landfill runs back to even before the mutants began their cannibal feeding. In the winter of 1973, 13 skiers lost their lives in a horrific ski lift accident, but only 12 bodies were ever recovered. Shambling tracks were found in the snow near the scene of the accident, leading from the site of impact and disappearing into the woods.

Inspections found the ski lift was working properly at the time of the accident. Officially, the accident was recorded as “unexplained.” Franklin authorities dropped the investigation suddenly and without explanation, telling the newspaper it was just a freak accident. Some people claim the skiers had planned a group suicide. Others say it was murder and the missing skier ran off with a new identity. Still others believe The Hill itself reached out and claimed these unlucky souls.

The truth of the “Ski Hill Ghost” drifted into memory and became an urban legend, labelling the hill as one of Milwaukee's haunted places. Most people dismissed it as nothing more than a story to scare kids at a campfire. The legend, though, became all too true for his victims. Cursed to live beyond death in the forests below, they now guard the Scare Lift, jealous of the living and taking the unsuspecting as their own.

It’s said the restless dead still operate the Scare Lift, pulling you into the horror of The Demon’s realm. There is no choice but to board the decrepit death trap or forever linger in the woods as a zombie.


Boarding is no guarantee you’ll reach the top, though, as the undead Scare Lift operator tries to recreate the accident which killed him. Don’t look down, on the Scare Lift there’s more to be afraid of than heights.



Get tickets to Wisconsin's scariest outdoor haunted attraction, The Hill Has Eyes' abandoned, cursed ski lift.