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Corey Schjoth
Fine art photographer, writer, classic horror film junkie and owner of Phantasmagoria Photography based in Wisconsin. When I received my first camera, a Kodak Insamatic for my tenth birthday the gift sparked passions that lead me on a lifelong obsession with photography. After many years of teaching myself photography I began working for my home town newspaper in northern Illinois at the age of seventeen. For twenty years I worked as a newspaper photographer and freelancer with various newspapers and wire services. Then in 2003 I moved to Wisconsin and I began to feel I wanted to make photographs that held a more personal and deeper meaning.

Inspired by my other interests travel, history, horror movies and ghost stories I wanted to photograph historic haunted places that evoked mystery and a macabre atmosphere. I’m passionate about traveling the world extensively in pursuit of preserving haunted and macabre legends. Using a digital infrared
camera I try to give the viewer a visual journey through many of the worlds most
haunted and mysterious landscapes and hopefully some sleepless nights.

Entries by Corey Schjoth

Haunted Travel: Forest Home Cemetery-Milwaukee, WI

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 12:38 PM


Under the unblinking gaze of Victorian Romanesque goddesses, angels and shrouded mourners pondering the death of those whose graves they watch over, visitors to the now 200 acre Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee Wisconsin, wind their way through the undulating landscape past reflecting gardens,...

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Haunted Travel: Wisconsin's Most Notorious Haunted House

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 3:04 PM


Summerwind mansion has always been steeped in legend and mystery and I had experienced its strangeness myself during a spring visit to explore the ruins. This was rare for me because I usually don't stay at a place long enough to...

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Haunted Travel: The Sweetin Mansion and Its Lost Treasure

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 6:07 PM


For me, nothing is more thrilling than photographing a place that is haunted and a ruin. Exploring abandoned places where ghosts from the past still play out events that led to the place's downfall has such a rich history, I feel...

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Haunted Travel: Illinois' Haunted Insane Asylum

(4) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 11:02 AM


Located west of Peoria in the small town of Bartonville, the Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane was originally built in 1897 in the style of a medieval castle, but was never used. Legend says the building was constructed on top...

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