La Crosse, Wisconsin - Bodega Brew Pub June 20, 2020, 01:07:18 PM La Crosse, Wisconsin - Bodega Brew Pub The ghost of a former poolroom owner haunts this building. Paul Malin operated the Malin Pool and Sample Room in the 1890s. After his death in 1901, his ghost started to appear regularly to new owners. No one knew why the building changed hands so many times in the five years after Malin died, but the truth surface in 1907, when A.J. "Skimmer" Hine, a popular German immigrant, confided to friends that he was giving up his Union Saloon in the building because it was haunted by Malin’s ghost. Hine said the ghost appeared to him each night and kept him from sleeping by running amok and making strange noises.