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Nebraska Museum Holds 250+ Haunted Artifacts

Posted at 3:17 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 19:01:38-04

From creepy dolls, to a shrunken head the spooky, creepy, and macabre sit house at the Museum of Shadows in downtown Elmwood, Nebraska.

Open for a little over a year, the Museum of Shadows is the creation of Nebraskans and ghost hunter couple Nate Raterman and Kayleigh Lightwine. More than 250 artifacts fill the museum, sent to the couple from around the world. 

"Right here behind me, it's a mask on the wall, it came from Brazil," Raterman says. "We have a shrunken head that came from the rain forest, we have items from Sri Lanka."

The items each come with haunting tales of their own.

"The axes on the wall over here actually came from Germany, they were used in the murder of a woman," Lightwine says.

Many objects, the couple say, have ghosts attached to them. A WWII helmet has a soldier that visits the museum. A doll is tied to the wall because it gets up and moves, the couple says. They've shared videos to their Facebook page where objects seem to inexplicably move.

"Down here, LuLu, at 1:30 in the morning slid out to the middle of the floor," Raterman says.

Don't worry though, despite the creepy factor being seriously high the couple says everything on site goes through a quarantine to make sure any apparition attached to the artifact, is Casper-level friendly.

"We have a room off location," Raterman explains, "We have two law enforcement officers that actually watch 36 cameras in that room. The item is placed in there and locked in. Then we go in and investigate it as well."

You don't have to wait til Halloween season to visit. This supernatural tourist spot welcomes visitors -- alive or ghostly -- every day.