John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I find it interesting to hear ghost stories from others. One man told me that he saw a woman dressed in clothing from over one hundred years a go coming through his wall. His home was over 100 years old. Another man told me of seeing an Indian on a horse looking out over Bay View from across the street where he lived. The Indian seemed to have tears in his eyes. Both of these people who have told me these stories have passed away, so I can no longer question them on this matter. I have been told that there is at least one ghost inside of Kneisler's White House Tavern. It is very interesting to hear these stories. If you can remember some ghost stories, I would be happy to hear about them.
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