Part 2 of our interview with Vicky Elsing. We discuss life after our 2009 interview up to the closing of the shop in 2020 and Vicky's stories and memories of living with ghosts at the shop.
Life with Ghosts in a haunted secondhand shop. Elsing’s Secondhand Shop was a haunted store that Vicky and her husband Phil ran for many years in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Join us as Vicky tells the story of the shop and her ghosts she and so many others experienced in daily life!
From Vicky’s book “The Grand Hotel Legacy”
“Our building was built in 1891 as the Hanson House and then became the Grand Hotel, two years after it was built. We have always been told by many people that a little girl cries in the basement. In the 1920’s , The Grand Hotel was known as a Brothel and the king-pin of bootlegging in Stoughton. The Chief of Police, they say, committed suicide, jumping out of one of the top windows in the building. We have had things float off our shelves in front of some of our customers and Phil. We have also heard a lot of unexplained sounds like breaking glass, loud crashes, yet nothing is out of place. In this book you will read about our journey through the paranormal world we never thought we would be a part of; a journey we have really enjoyed living.”