Boy Scout Lane is one of the American Top Haunted Roads
Boy Scout Lane is a lonely street located in Portage County, in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. According to local legend, the street gets its name from a tragedy that occurred there several decades ago. It's one of the Top Haunted Roads in the world.
What happened at Boy Scout Lane?
Located in Linwood, to the west of Plover, the area has been the subject of several paranormal investigations, and has been a 'haunt' for youths hoping to experience a paranormal event. It was given its name because of a tragic incident that a troop of Boy Scouts were killed while on a camping trip in the 1950s or 60s. Different sources state that something – whether it was foul play or a predator – killed all of them. In some variations the murderer is the troop's Scout master. In others it is their bus driver. It is said that the desolate road is now haunted be the ghosts of the Boy Scouts who died there. Many people have reported the feeling of being watched. Others have reported children’s hand prints on their vehicles. And other people have heard children laughing.
How long is Boy Scout Lane?
The remote small rural street, sometimes referred to as Boyscout Lane, is totally unpaved and runs through the woods, with little around it to recommend itself. It’s 786.54 m (2,580.51 ft) long. Many will still often wander down it, curious to see whether the stories connected to it are true. The land surrounding the street is now privately owned and is off limits to the general public.