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Rave Eagles Club
Haunted Place – The Rave/Eagles Club
2401 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY:
The Eagles Club granite brick building was
built in 1926, sponsored by the Eagles Organization, and hosted not
only elegant ballroom dances, but also was an athletic club with a
gymnasium, bowling alley, boxing ring, and basketball court. There
were also a variety of lounges, a barbershop, a radio station, a
cafeteria, a pool hall, and a swimming pool.
When the athletic club closed, a men's shelter took up residence
for a while in the basement area. Since 1980, The Rave/Eagles Club
began to showcase rock bands, taking over the entire
Today, the building has evolved to fit the needs of the
concert-going public. Now called The Rave/Eagles Club, it is
now "home to multiple venues inside one massive entertainment
complex," making good use of this grand, multi-floored,
sturdy, well-constructed 1926 building, while being careful to
restore the outside appearance and the original, elegant
The architecture is adorned with stone carvings around the top of
the building, and at the round tops and square bottoms of the
lovely windows which grace the front of the building. The covered,
enclosed seating area on the roof-top, also has the round window
tops in its front windows.
The Rave Bar "Wisconsin's only ALL
AGES small showcase venue." Room has terrific acoustics, which make
any band sound great, a lovely, wooden horseshoe bar, and pictures
on the walls of all the new bands who have played here, making
their debut. Such bands as Dave Matthews Band, Third Eye
Blind, Smashmouth, Blink 182, Creed, Pearl Jam and Tantric have
performed on this stage.
The Rave Vibe Room Located just off
the main lobby, featuring a smaller dance floor in front of the
stage, with little 4 seat tables around the perimeter. Beautiful
mirrored bar area, and offering a "flourished decor." The best of
the best up-coming bands entertain their audiences here.
The Rave Hall Is a two level concert
hall. The main floor is described as being an expansive general
admission area, which offers a clear view of the performers
on stage from every vantage point. The second floor is a
wrap-around, circular balcony, with a protective iron rail
where there is a private bar, reserved seating, and a spectacular
view of the performing band. John Mayer, Nickel Creek and Nelly
Furtado to Default, Sevendust, POD and Mudvayne are some of the
bands which have given concerts here.
The Eagles Hall In the basement of the
building, one finds this one-level Miami-style underground concert
hall offering unique hardwood floor area, spectacular lighting
system AND terrific acoustics. Seating is available around the hard
wood floor area. Hard rock and improvisational indie musicians such
as Everlast, Government Mule, the Disco Biscuits, Third Eye
Blind, Nickelback, Warren Zevon, Galactic, Peter Murphy, Deep Dish,
Sandra Collins, and 3 Doors Down have played to fans in this
The Eagles Ballroom The biggest most
spacious & elegant room, which is illuminated with lights,
features an elegant 25,000 square foot dance floor in front of the
large stage, with elegant domed ceiling carved Eagle sculptures and
intricate trim on the pillars. Two levels of covered seating
are located around the dance floor. This room hosts national
artists, such as Bob Dylan, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Alice Cooper,
the Deftones, Coldplay, Green Day, Robert Plant, Ani DiFranco, the
Offspring, Korn, Staind, the Smashing Pumpkins, Jeff Beck, Lenny
Kravitz, and Matchbox Twenty.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
Last gig of Buddy Holly took place in The
Eagles Ballroom in 1959, right before he was killed in a plane
crash on February 3, 1959, with Richie Valens and the Big
A mean, abusive director of the men's shelter used to bully the men
who stayed there.
Pools and kids together can result in tragedy if children aren't
A 17 year old young man died in the pool
after suffering a heart attack.
The pool room in the basement area; (which
is said to be kept locked at all times) and The Eagles Ballroom are
the most haunted rooms in the building, though paranormal activity
has been reported all over the building, usually when few people
are in the building.
Cold spots as well as negative energy are
felt by the living in many parts of the building, especially around
The entity of the
vile shelter manager is thought to be the source of the
negative energy and some of the icy cold spots.
People hear voices coming from places where
no one living is there. Happy sounds of children playing or the
distressful noise of children crying unhappily are heard as
The entity of a
little girl roams around the old hallways behind the
coat-check area in the basement. Her laughter is heard. Her
presence sometimes gives the living a brief sense of dread.
Staff who were cleaning up after closing
hours have seen entities of children playing in a group.
Many people here have witnessed "paranormal
Shuffled foot steps, a strong odor of
bleach, and objects have been thrown off the roof area, when no one
living was in this area have been reported.
Distinct presences are felt and seen by the
living in various parts of this building.
Shadow people have been spotted in the
In various rooms of the club, bands have
heard a presence or seen an entity watching them play in various
rooms of the club, probably during rehearsal, or when not many
people are around.
Yes, it seems to be, if you believe the
many eye-witness accounts. Some think that the entity who
enjoys watching bands perform could be the entity of Buddy
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