Haunted Properties We’ve Roofed

Let’s share some spooky tales for Halloween!

Whether or not you believe in the supernatural, All Elements Roofing has had the privilege of putting new roofs on plenty of historic properties, and some of them just might be haunted. These three places have documented paranormal activities and mysterious happenings. It’s always fun hearing stories from the staff, but the view from the roof never reveals the eerie activities.

The historic Calumet Inn in Pipestone, MN was built in 1888. It’s had plenty of time to accumulate a few ghosts, including a man in a suit, a lady in the hallway, a piano that plays itself, and an empty room which rings reception. Room #308 is considered the epicenter of mysterious activity. The hotel has been visited by the Minnesota Ghost Hunters Society and is featured in local ghost walks.


The Palmer House Hotel is probably the spookiest place in Sauk Centre MN. The hotel was previously a brothel and a saloon, and is active with as many as 10 restless spirits. Unexplained voices, a boy bouncing a ball down the hall, and an entity throwing glasses around the bar contribute to the colorful stories. The Travel Channel’s popular show Ghost Adventures filmed an episode there, and the hotel hosts paranormal conferences. It was selected among the top 10 haunted hotels in America by USA Today. Rooms 7 and 11 are the hot spots for brave ghost seekers. Sinclair Lewis was employed there as a bellboy–some say his disembodied voice can still be heard today.


The Hubbell House in Mantorville, MN was built in 1856, and is now a restaurant with beautiful historic decor: The elaborate bar in the saloon is a highlight. It’s also been the subject of paranormal investigators, who pursue tales of unexplained noises, mysterious scents of cigar smoke, and music turning itself on unbidden.


We got goosebumps at another job–an old hospital in the Midwest. The building engineer shared chilling stories of working deep in the heart of the building and sensing the presence of invisible entities with him, and strange activities in one very haunted room.

On a less paranormal level, we’ll occasionally describe a project as a nightmare because of the difficulties it presents, but even the toughest jobs are satisfying when we complete them. Everyone at All Elements enjoys a good challenge.

To quote a popular film from 1984, “we ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” If your place is a little haunted, we’ll still do a great job on your roof. And if we’ve done your roof already–and you never mentioned your ghost–please let us know and we’ll add you to the list!