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Downsville Community Museum Downsville, WI

Downsville Museum

The Downsville Community Museum is an old I.O.O.F. building being wonderfully used as a community Museum to show the history of the Downsville, WI. area. The building itself has a very interesting past and has some very pleasant things that appear to be willing to share the space with the community. It is being wonderfully preserved and restored by the people running it for this nice community.

The Downsville Odd Fellows Lodge is an interesting, two-story free-standing building which exhibits elements of the Romanesque Revival style. The building's imposing appearance is enhanced by the use of locally quarried rough-faced sandstone blocks and a large Romanesque arch, which is centered on the main façade. The roof parapet has an arched center which features a cartouche carved with the construction date of 1908.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is a benevolent fraternal society that rose in popularity in America during the 1820s. They were a vehicle for social interaction as well as providing financial assistance to its members and families in times of need. The occupations of the men of the Downsville, Wisconsin area were dangerous ones. Many worked for logging companies, some worked in the sandstone quarries, while others cleared and farmed the land. One accident could doom a family to a life of poverty.

The Independent Order Odd Fellow’s objective was to provide assistance to its members in times of sickness or distress by helping them to get back on their feet. This helping hand was extended to members, their families and close relatives. In the case of death, widows and orphans were taken care of. These practices provided a valuable service during a time before the existence of public welfare or medical disability. Organizations such as the Odd Fellows were the precursor to health and life insurance companies.

The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows is sometimes referred to as the “Three Link Fraternity”. Many Odd Fellow Lodges are adorned with the fraternal symbolism of three links of chain connected together, as is the case with Downsville Lodge No. 196 I. O. O. F. In some instances the center of a link will contain the letters F – L – T which stand for Friendship, Love, Truth.


This is also a lesser known place to investigate but with the past of the area it makes sense to look into it.We don't know what activity has been going on here. It is an old I.O.O.F. building built in 1908 after the original burned down in the late 1890's.

Below is just a fraction of what was caught in this wonderful building


Lower Level Orb

Lower Level Orbs 2

Upstairs Orbs

Upstairs Orbs 4

Upstairs Camera Interference

Upstairs orbs and mist

Lower Level Orb 2

Lower Level Orbs 3

Upstairs Orbs 2

Upstairs Orbs 5

Upstairs Camera Interference 2

Upstairs partial manifestation and orbs

Lower Level Orbs

Lower Level Orbs 4

Upstairs Orbs 3

Upstairs Orbs 6

Upstairs Camera Interference 3

Upstairs orbs, BooBuddy Jr

We don't know if you can tell in the last clip that the BooBuddy Jr. is going off as if something is touching it. We will have a clip soon that you will be able to see some of the reactions we get with it.


Get going now
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These are just a sampling of the evp's we captured during this investigation

Here is what we found during our follow-up investigation on May 1st, 2021!! It is only a part of what we gathered this time


SLS Stills

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Native American
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I Been Good
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Thank you
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Just go
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What Is It
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No it's me
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These are just a sampling of the evp's we captured during this investigation

We will be doing another investigation here in the future. When we have more for you we will add it.

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