Brodhead is located in southern Wisconsin in Green County and Rock County. It is a small community of about 3,000 residents.
Hell’s Playground Information:
There is some disagreement about where Hell’s Playground is located in Wisconsin area:
Two sources claimed that Hell’s Playground (aka the Devil’s Playground) is located in Avon, Wisconsin. Others said that it is located in Brodhead, Wisconsin.
One source said to take Highway 81 toward Beloit, Wisconsin. Then turn south on Nelson Road and keep going past a church with a red cross (one source indicated that the red cross malfunctioned and the church has since burnt to the ground). Then, after crossing a bridge (or, one source suggested, BEFORE crossing the bridge), look for a dirt road on the left. This leads to Hell’s Playground.
Another source said that Hell’s Playground was located at the park near the pool in Brodhead, Wisconsin.
Yet another source said that the area has been blocked off by the township “because of what happened there”. In order to reach it, you have to go down along the river about two miles on foot. It is difficult to find if you don’t have someone with you who knows the way.
Some sources claim that there is a swing set and playground, while other people say the swing set and playground are no longer there.
And finally, a group of eight people from Supernatural Wisconsin, fanned out in a grid-like pattern scoping out the various areas where Hell’s Playground might be located as suggested by numerous sources. They hiked the two miles up river, followed directions to the bridge, then turned both BEFORE and AFTER the bridge. This source made the claim that there is no Hell’s Playground or that it is so hidden and obscured as to be impossible to find. However, another source said that there is no playground at all. There are no swingsets, no evidence of swingsets or other playground-ish items. Rather, the road beyond the bridge mentioned above just leads to an “area” that locals consider “creepy”.
Some Brodhead locals claim that two adults and a child were murdered in the Hell’s Playground area. Others say that a child only was murdered by accident by a man who had some mental health issues. One source gave the name of the child as Steve Shrivers. He was, according to this source, shot on December 3, 1975.
Ghosts and the Paranormal at Hell’s Playground in Brodhead, Wisconsin:
Brodhead locals claim that disembodied voices and apparitions can be observed at Hell’s Playground in Brodhead, Wisconsin.
Some people report that werewolves populated the area.
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Wikipedia (2011). Brodhead, Wisconsin. Retrieved June 8, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brodhead,_Wisconsin
Shadowlord (1998). Haunted Places Index. Retrieved May 25, 2011 from http://shadowlands.net/haunted_places/wisconsin.htm