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Amery Swedish Club

Just for Halloween

 

About Us:  Amery Swedish Club is made up of a group of folks in Northwestern Wisconsin of Swedish heritage or birth or with an interest in all things Swedish. We meet monthly and study history and culture, foods, language, genealogy, music, art, literature and Swedish traditions. This website is a place for members to review our events and pictures, read the newsletter, get a recipe, or check out information about upcoming events.

A Little Haunting for Halloween

On this page the most haunted parts of Stockholm - Join the Stockholm Ghost Tour and Borgvattnet: The most haunted house in Sweden

In the deep forests of Jämtland stands a lonely vicarage. At first glance, this old country house might not look like much to the world but this house has a dark past that pales in comparison to many other places in Sweden.

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Based on field recording from Gamla Prästgården in Borgvattnet Sweden, The Old Vicarage had an interesting and sorted history from the stand point of the dead who may have not been able to find rest there. From Angles of Mercy hired to kill an unwanted baby sired from one of the inhabiting priests to a room where professional mourners were hired to weep for a loved one when no loved one was available. The Vicarage boasted a myriad of haunting activity from phantom smells of cooking, to a rocking chair that infamously throws people from its seat on to the floor.

Queen Silvia of Sweden believes her royal palace is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on Swedish public television on Thursday.

She said she shares 17th-century Drottningholm Palace, with "small friends ... ghosts".

"It's really exciting. But you don't get scared," she said.

The building, near Stockholm, is the permanent residence of the queen and her husband, King Carl XVI Gustaf.

The documentary, Drottningholm Palace: A Royal Home, was made by public broadcaster SVT and airs in Sweden on Thursday.

"You sometimes feel that you're not completely alone," the queen told the filmmakers, insisting her alleged cohabitants are "all very friendly".

The Stockholm Bloodbath of 1520 is one of the most gruesome events in Swedish history. When Danish King Kristian II successfully invaded Sweden, 92 members of the Swedish nobility who opposed the Dane were beheaded or hanged in Stortorget, the main square in Old Town – the Gamla Stan. Some say that people can see their blood flowing across the square’s cobblestones in early November. It is said should one of the 92 white stones in the red building near where the nobles were murdered—which represent the slain men—be removed, the ghost of the person represented will rise from the dead and haunt the streets of Stockholm for all of eternity. To this day, nobody has removed any of the bricks.

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Most tourists are familiar with the Royal Palace, located right in the Old Town (Gamla Stan). It served as the royal residence and symbol of the monarchy for centuries, one of the largest palaces in the world, with a total of 1,430 rooms, i.e plenty of room for some ghost action.The palace is said to be haunted by the White Lady and the Gray Man.

The Ghost walk is a popular night tour for visitors, you will hear different scary tales from the past of the Old Town – the murder, the assassination, the disease to the ghosts stories and one of the most gruesome is “the Stockholm Bloodbath”, a momentous event in Swedish medieval history, it took place after Danish King Kristian II invaded Sweden in 1520, when 92 members of the Swedish nobility who opposed the Dane, were beheaded or hanged in the Old Town’s main square.

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Even Stockholm’s subway isn’t safe from urban legend. If you’re standing at one of Stockholm’s metro stops and a silver-colored train slowly grinds past – don’t get on. It is called the Silver Arrow or ‘Silverpilen’, heading to an abandoned station in the middle of the forest and is carrying the souls of the dead. Those who get on never return.

The silver arrow is a silver aluminum train that used to operate from 1960s to 1996 as a backup train, sometimes the train would run without passengers to the depot without a single stop. These days, people report seeing the train in mysterious circumstances. Some say it’s been seen in abandoned tunnels. Others say that it runs after midnight in full speed, never stopping, the train is completely empty — or perhaps only carrying one or two ghostly passengers.

Even without ghosts is it safe to sleep in Gamla Stan?

Klubb  Midsommar Videos

Our Group Activities

Some of our Musical members

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Our Activities include parades, Midsommar and Lucia

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We Have Many Presenters

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Because of Covid our group has been on hiatus since March of 2020---as we are now vaccinated we are slowly returning to regular activities. August we are invited to a tour and picnic pot luck dinner at the Karl Oskar House at Kitchie Saga Park in Lindstrom Minnesota. On September 9th we are planning to hold our annual Pea Soup and Pancake supper at the Clear Lake Park from 6 to 8 PM. More information to follow for each of these events. 

So for the present we have our memories which should carry us through until we make some new ones.

Below are a some film clips, a few that are long and also shorter ones, items from our events & presentations at club meetings-and a film I made about Nordic Noir (Swedish mystery films and books and their authors)--with the exception of Nordic Noir, all are things I recorded over the last few years at Swedish Club. Our club is always busy and I try to keep a photograph and film record as we go along. So now is good time to tackle a trip down memory lane while we are all staying safe at home.

Video memory of Paul Anderson

Video Year in review 2013

My fairly long film about  "Nordic Noir" Swedish Mystery films

Judy's program on Lina Sandell,Swedish poet, lyricist, writer of hymns.

Just a bit of the frog dance

Kristina från Duvemåla Skåne Choir

Decorating the Midsommarstang 2014

Hälsa Dem Därhemma 2018 Swedish Choir

First Dance 2018 Midsommar

Raising Midsommar Pole at Our First Midsommar

Midsommar 2014 Circle Dancing

Amery Fall Festival Parade 2013

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