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Haunted Cottage Opens in Plover, Tattoo Artists Ink with the Spirits

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Halloween, just like the weather that it follows, is usually good for a chill or two, but the spooky tradition and fall weather isn't sending shivers down two local sisters backs.

Lisa Bishop and Chris Scharrer, co-owners and sisters, opened their Cottage Cafe in Plover, Wis., that they said is haunted.

The house the Cottage Cafe is located in is more than 163 years old.

They've invested more than $50,000 into the house to get it ready in time for opening. They bought it in March 2013 and have painted, scrubbed and cleaned the entire thing from top to bottom.

Inside, the walls are lined with vintage wallpaper and photos of former owners from across the years.

The sisters said the spirits that live in the house are not demonic, and they aren't angry, however, they stem from when a deacon used to live in the house.

However, they said they aren't scared especially with a background of paranormal investigation they've done across the nation.

"When we were doing the road work outside," Bishop said, "people would come up and they'd say, 'Do you know that place is haunted?' We'd say, 'Yeah.'"

For their first weekend open, they hosted tattoo artists from Invictus Tattoo in Plover, and the sisters said they prepared the spirits for them to be there.

The sisters bake all their own goods in the cafe.


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