Entries by J. Nathan Couch

Old Courthouse Museum Ghost

Back on September 20th, the hosts of Real Ghost Stories Online took the Downtown West Bend Ghost Walk two weeks ago and saw an actual apparition in the tower of the Old Courthouse Museum prior to the start of the tour. They even took a photo of the alleged ghost. Is it the apparition of deceased janitor […]

Finalized Goatman Cover

Greetings everyone! It seems that Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? is nearly complete. I just got the finalized exterior files in my email. Below is the front cover. Take a look and let me know what you think! I have to say this cover looks better than I could have ever imagined. The goat-man on this cover is, […]

Father Rehrl’s Rectory Vandalized

Earlier today Washington County Historical Society executive director Patricia Lutz sent the following e-mail to society members regarding a vandalism and burglary at their St. Agnes Convent site in Barton: Dear Friends, We are sorry to report to that Father Rehrl’s Rectory will be closed until further notice. Today, while preparing for our open house, […]

Washington County Paranormal on Kindle!

Exciting news folks! My first book, Washington County Paranormal: A Wisconsin Legend Trip is now available on Amazon’s Kindle. While I’m a huge advocate for paper and ink books, this development makes the book available to readers in a number of exciting new ways. Not only can the Kindle version be purchased ala carte for $9.99 (the print version currently […]

Baraboo’s Mysterious Man Mound

Around 500 B.C., effigy mounds of various shapes and sizes began to dot the landscape of Wisconsin and several surrounding Midwestern states. The people who built these mounds remain mysterious. Known only as the Mound Builders, it’s now largely accepted that they are the ancestors of present day Native American tribes such as the Potawatomi or […]

Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? Cover Art!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re digging the new site. I’d become extremely negligent of my old website WashingtonCountyParanormal.com in the last year or so. Partly because I was expending so much energy writing Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?, but partly because I knew a new website was just around the corner. Now that this snazzy new site by Mental Shed […]

Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?

Big News! I’m hard at work writing my second book Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? ! The book will delve into legends and sightings of this bizarre Satyr-like beast from all across the United States! The Goatman has many names: Lake Worth Monster, Pope Lick Monster, Sheepman, Sheepsquatch, Old Foamy, and of course, some just call […]

Looking Ahead

As I write this, the 2013 Downtown West Bend Ghost Walk season has just drawn to a close. I entered the season with more than a little trepidation. The first season (2012) had been wonderful, but I worried that during that first year I might had already depleted the fan-base. I soon realized that that […]

Orange Orbs over Southeastern Wisconsin

I saw 3 of these large bright orange orbs move slowly and silently across the sky last night. One would make a slow pass… 10 minutes perhaps… and then the other would follow. All coming from NE over the north beach, traveling SW over the Historic Lighthouse, then W over town and out west a […]