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Real Haunts in Michigan- Paranormal MI

Did you know Michigan is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, Michigan has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. Michigan's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about Michigan's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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    This restaurant is housed inside a former grist mill that dates back to the 1800's. Its bar is constructed with planks from a shipwreck and the location is believd to be haunted. The ghost of a miller who was killed on the job is said to linger the place and witnesses have heard his footsteps and seen dishes move on their own. Cold spots have also been reported in the dining room. Read More

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    Brook Lodge was the summer residence of the Upjohn family (Upjohn Pharmaceuticals). It turned into a private estate for wedding events and ceremonies. Reports have it before the lodge closed down in 2009, the spirit of Dr. Upjohn haunted the place. Guests and workers have reported hearing footsteps and strange noises that coud not be explained. There was also a sense of uneasiness for... Read More

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  •   McMorran Place Theater Port Huron, MI
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    This theater dates back to 1960 and is said to be haunted by ghostly eyes, a woman's apparition and orbs. Many ghosts have been reported at the theater, most of them spotted in the balcony. Reports say that paranormal investigators caught an EVP of a woman saying, "I don't belong here!" Read More

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  •   Point Iroquois Lighthouse Brimley, MI
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    Indian battle occurred on the land of Point Iroquois Lighthouse. It was between the Ojibwe and the Iroquois. Some stories include that of a girl apparition who exists here after she was eaten by a bear -- the bear was later killed and parts of the girl were discovered inside of him. Others who have experienced hauntings here claim of shadowy apparitions believed to be that of... Read More

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    This particular university reportedly has one haunted dorm room. Reports of it being haunted go back to the 1970's. Room 211 is where a witness has reported haunting events like the doors opening and closing on its own, glowing eyes coming from the middle of the wall, and a chair that rocked itself so hard that it smashed a mirror. Read More

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  •   Fort Mackinac Mackinac Island, MI
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    This Revolution War-era fort is where cannons blasted and rifles fired. Many have taken pictures in the area like the Guard house where orbs and cold spots show up in the photos. Those who have visited also say they have felt the presence of apparitions and seen them at the North Sally Port Entrance Gate and Wall and on the Rifle Range Trail. The fort was completed after 1796. Today... Read More

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  •   Mission Point Resort Mackinac Island, MI
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    Prior to being a lakefront family resort, it was Mackinac College. Legend has it that a little girl ghost as well as other spirits exists on the property after deaths occurred from incidences of drownings in the lagoons, pools, and from jumping off cliffs. Today's guest may hear unexplained sounds of gunshot, hummings, and more. Read More

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    After incidences like a janitor falling victim to a heart attack in the early 1970's in the elevator shaft connecting the Forest Roberts Theatre to the Thomas Fine Arts Building and a heavier set gentleman taking his last breath in the elevator shaft as a result of his physical work getting to him, people have reported ghostly occurrences like the elevator changing floors and the... Read More

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  • Doherty Hotel Clare, MI
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    This hotel was built in 1924. It was a notorious hangout place for gangsters in the 1920's and 1930's where murders and illegal gambling occurred. The hotel is also the site of one of Michigan's most notorious murders in 1938 where Isaiah Leebove, the former Purple Gang attorney turned Purple Gang businessman was murdered at the bar. Numerous accounts of hauntings have been reported... Read More

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  • Fort Wayne Detroit, MI
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    Listed on the National Historic Places list, it's the third fort built in Detroit from the 17th century. The site was built in 1845 and contained barracks, officers quarters, hospital, shops, recreation building, commissary, guard house, garage, and stables. It is haunted by soldiers. Visitors have claimed paranormal occurences like seeing and hearing doors opening and closing as... Read More

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  •   Capitol Theatre Flint, MI
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    This historic theatre is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have spotted apparitions and shadows in the balcony area and have heard unexplained moans, screams and tapping on the walls. Stories say that bands setting up here have had their equipment go dead out of nowhere or have heard eerie singing accompanied by apparitions in the balcony. Read More

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    This lighthouse was constructed in the mid-1890s. Today it is a national historic landmark said to have paranormal activity. Incidences have included footsteps climbing the lighthouse stairs, the smell of cigar smoke, and objects moving from place to place. Read More

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  •   Aquinas College - Holmdene Manor Grand Rapids, MI
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    Aquinas College’s early-1900s Holmdene Manor was built by Edward Love and his wife Susan. The property is rumored to be haunted by one of their children. Their son allegedly drowned on the premises and his spirit is said to linger, turning on the lights after security has turned them off and locked the building. His ghost also likes to turn the water faucets on. Read More

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  •   Oakwood Cemetery Belmont, MI
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    A visit to Oakwood Cemetery may have you seeing the ghost of a woman. Reportedly this female ghost typically appears standing in the cold, rainy or snowy weather without a coat at the corner of Brewer and Cannonsburg Roads. She would just be seen standing there. Read More

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  •   Mission Table - Bowers Harbor Inn Traverse City, MI
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    The inn was built in the 1880s. Legend has it that the place is haunted by the original inn owner's wife -- Genevive Stickney. Her spirit has been sighted in mirrors and pictures. Lights would also be seen turning on and off with unexplanable reason. The story behind the haunting is that Mr. Stickney had an affair with his nurse and when he died, he left his fortune to the nurse.... Read More

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  •   Calumet Theatre Calumet, MI
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    This theatre dates back to 1900 and has had well-known visitors including Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Frank Morgan, John Philip Sousa, Lon Chaney Sr., and Sarah Bernhardt. This theater is believed to have a spirit that lingers, said to be the ghost of renowned Shakespearean actress, Madame Helena Modjeska. Her ghost was first spotted around 1958 when she helped actress Adysse Lane when she... Read More

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    This property dates back to 1871 when it was the lumber boom in Newaygo. It was the Riblet house for S.K. Riblet who was instrumental in helping bring the main travel route for parts of north through Newaygo. In 2006, it became known as La Belle de la Riviere, a bed and breakfast featuring seven rooms for grand lodging. The property is reportedly haunted as there are reports that music... Read More

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  • Osceola Inn Reed City, MI
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    This historic inn is believed to be haunted by more than just one apparition. One being a ghostly face that has been spotted staring into guest rooms from outside the inn, only to disappear when approached. A woman in white has also been seen in the bar area and wandering around the lobby. Another woman's apparition has been seen wearing a dress on the second floor, along with the ghost... Read More

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  •   Machpelah Cemetery Ferndale, MI
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    This Jewish graveyard dates back to 1912 and is rumored to be haunted by phantom sounds of bells and screaming. Reports say these strange things happen between midnight to 3 AM and that the sounds seem to come from the park that is behind the cemetery. Read More

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  •   Stimson Hospital Eaton Rapids, MI
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    Built in 1870, it started as a private residence. In 1918, the property turned into a hospital where there have been countless deaths. A few months after opening, one of the co-owners, Dr. Francis R. Blanchard fell down the elevator shaft. There have been reports of noises in the basement and odd occurrences like objects moving and appliances malfunctioning. The hospital closed in 1957... Read More

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  •   National House Inn Marshall, MI
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    This historic inn built in 1835 is said to be haunted by a Lady in Red. She is reportedly seen appearing at the window late at night as well as roaming the halls. In one of the guest room, this spirit insists on keeping the door closed. It is not certain who this woman is, but there are reports that she can still be sighted today. The historic inn was built and used as a railraol... Read More

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  •   Victorian Villa Inn Union City, MI
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    Dating back to the 1870's, this historic bed and breakfast was originally a retirement residence. It was converted in the 1980's to a bed and breakfast where witnesses reported seeing the apparition of a stern lady wearing old-fashioned clothing. Her presence is often accompanied by cold breezes and disembodied footsteps. Read More

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  •   Anderson Cemetery Marcellus, MI
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    The Morris family home once stood in the woods. Story has it that years ago the entire family, which included the mother, father, two children, and maid were murdered when a man shot them. The man ended up riding away with the family horse that he stole. The family ended up being buried here in Anderson Cemetery and today there are reports that the headstone glows on the anniversary of... Read More

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  •   Bone Heads Bar B Que Willis, MI
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    Folks come to this eatery to enjoy sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and pickle chips, but they can experience a haunt too. This 1860s building previously housed everything from a post office, a general store, a butcher shop, to the ice house. Throughout its history, there have been reports of a ghostly woman who haunts the place. She would appear in a white dress near the staircase. Other... Read More

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  •   Kitchie Cemetery Trout Creek, MI
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    At this cemetery, there have been reports of screaming, floating orbs around visitors' cars and the creepy sound of chainsaws. Read More

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  • Anchor Inn Houghton Lake, MI
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    Anchor Inn sits 150 feet from a lake and is built on land that's history includes that of Indian land, logging land, a brothel, and has connections to Capone & the Purple Gang. Paranormal experiences reported have gone as far back as the 40's and 50's, including sightings of shadow figures, sounds of footsteps and door slamming, faucets turning on and off, and being touched. Read More

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  • The Paulding Light Watersmeet, MI
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    Also known as Dogs Meadow Light, haunting sightings have included a red light that turns white and disappears. It is believed to be the ghost lantern of a railroad worker who was killed after falling asleep on the job. There is also signage on how best to observe the phenomenon at the site because it's so popularly visited. The signage suggests to "Park along [the] forest road... Read More

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  •   The Grill Room Grand Haven, MI
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    This upscale restaurant is located inside the former 1873 Gildner Hotel and is rumored to be haunted by a ghost that wears a cowboy hat and a young girl that has been nicknamed Emily. Read More

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    This building dates back to 1898 and ironically enough, caught fire twice. One time was in 1901 and the next in 1922. In the second fire, Chief Alonzo Miller passed away and his spirit is said to linger the place now. Witnesses have reported hearing voices, bangs, knocks, whispers, and doors that open and close by themselves. Read More

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  •   Olivet College Olivet, MI
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    Olivet College was founded in 1844. There have been countless sightings of apparitions passing through walls and objected moving on their own. The most haunted on places at the college include Shepard's Hall. Some report that phantom music could be heard in dorm rooms when it was empty. There have been accounts of these haunts going back over 150 years. The Conservatory is also where... Read More

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  •   Old Jail Museum Allegan, MI
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    The Old Jail dates back to 1906. It served to house the sheriff and his family and inmates until 1963. It is believed to be haunted by a sheriff's wife according to reports. Those who have witness haunts at the site report of hearing footsteps in the sheriff's bedroom, clothing on a mannequin being changed on it's own, and sightings of an apparition at work in the kitchen and dining... Read More

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  • Oasis Red Bull Tavern Kewadin, MI
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    The ghost that is said to haunt this tavern is of a man who hanged himself around 1932 in the basement of the bar that at the time, just opened. Witnesses have reported moving objects, cold drafts, ghostly footsteps, electrical anomalies and feelings of uneasiness. Read More

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  •   Lake Breeze Eagle Harbor, MI
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    This resort is no longer in operation but the 1850's lighthouse lodge was believed to be haunted by a ghostly woman has been spotted on the porch looking out at Lake Superior. Stories say she is looking for her husband, who passed away in a freighter crash. Other reports here include various apparitions, lights that flicker and voices. Read More

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  •   Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Kalamazoo, MI
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    Thelma Mertz is the ghost that is said to haunt this theater. A theater youth group reportedly thought up a story to explain her ghostly presence and they decided she was an actress who was dumped by her lover and committed suicide by jumping off the balcony. The ghost's true identity is unknown but her spirit enjoys playing the piano, walking across the stage, turning off all the... Read More

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  •   Eloise Cemetery Westland, MI
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    This cemetery is where patients of the Eloise Asylum - a psychiatric hospital, were buried. Eloise Asylum was in operation for 150 years serving thousands of people in the metro Detroit area who were poor, diseased, and mentally ill. Following the initial operation of the the hospital, the surrounding area continued to grow to include 70+ other buildings. Most of the area was... Read More

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    The inn's builder Henry Richardi is believed to continue to haunt the property. He built the inn in the 1890s for his bride-to-be, but for unknown reasons they never married. Upon passing, his spirit continued to linger here. The building stood unoccupied for many years. During that time, there have been reports of an eerie light coming from the cupola area. Today the property has... Read More

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  •   Memphis Cemetery Memphis, MI
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    This small cemetery may be entered through a narrow dirt road. At the very back of the cemetery, there are reports that you can find a large black marble stone called the "witch's ball." If you look closely, you can see faces and shadows appear. Witnesses have also reported hearing and seeing apparitions at the cemetery. Read More

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  •   Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
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    There are quite a few ghost on this university campus. The reportedly haunted sites include the University Garden, the Physical Plant, Williams Hall, Holmes Hall, the Fairchild Auditorium, Hubbard Hall, ad Mason Hall. There the ghost at Mayo Hall people have dubbed May Mayo who plays the piano, the ghost that tinker with the elevator at Holmes Hall, a boy ghost who can be found at... Read More

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  •   Sieting Hotel Kalkaska, MI
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    This hotel dates back to 1912 and has had a number of hauntings reported ever since. Moans, voices, screams and sobs have been heard here and the ghost of a tall, shadowy man and young girl wearing a white dress have been spotted. Read More

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    This mansion dates back to 1894. Today it offers upscale dining. Guests may also come to see the apparition that stays at the mansion. They say the apparition disappears into the floor and may also appear near the children's room. Other odd events include lights turning on and off on their own. Read More

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  • Nahma Inn Nahma, MI
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    There is a room at this inn that is reserved for the resident ghost that is said to haunt the place. The woman's apparition has been seen floating up the stairs and inside her room, the lights go on and off by themselves and furniture moves by itself. Read More

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  •   Castaway's Restaurant Lapeer, MI
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    This restaurant is located on Lake Nepessing and is housed inside a building that was once a hotel, and several other businesses. Witnesses have reported a man's apparition walking off the dock into the lake and a ghostly woman near the lighthouse. Some have heard unexplained voices near the bathrooms and a feeling of cold hands around their necks by the roof staircase. Read More

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    This restaurant was formerly a hotel. It was built when railroads first came to Fenton in 1856. It has gone through many ownerships and has converted to a white tableclothed fine dining restaurant in 1997 when Nick and Peggy Sorise purchased. When it turned 150 years old in 2006, the Sorises' officially changed the name of Fenton Hotel to Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille. The hotel... Read More

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  •   Cadieux Cafe Detroit, MI
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    The cafe owner's mother is the ghost that is believed to haunt this cafe. Her name is Yvonne Devos and her spirit has been spotted sitting at a table or at the bar area. Her husband Robert has also been seen in the basement of the cafe. A man's apparition is said to freak people out by walking in the door, and objects have been known to move around on their own. Read More

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  •   Kalamazoo State Theatre Kalamazoo, MI
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    This theater dates back to 1927 and featured a variety of shows including silent films, plays, ballets, circus acts, operas, and music shows. Witnesses at the theater have reported strange happenings such as things mysteriously being moved, footsteps, toilets and sinks bubbling on their own at times, and being tapped on the shoulder by an unseen presence. A statue located above the... Read More

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  •   The Henderson Castle Kalamazoo, MI
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    This historic castle was established in 1895. It now stands as a bed and breakfast. Many who have frequented the property have reported paranormal activity like tapping on the shoulders and sightings of apparition dressed in clothing not of this time. It is believed the spirits of Frank and Mary Henderson, the castle's original owners exists as well as the spirit of Clare Burleigh, a... Read More

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  •   Castle Museum Saginaw, MI
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    Formerly a gothic mansion and was known as "Castle Station" or "Saginaw Post Office." This historic museum which is now owned by the Historical Society of Saginaw County, is believed to be haunted by a ghostly grey lady who manifests in the basement and the archives room. The location was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1970's. Read More

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  •   Lansing State Capitol Lansing, MI
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    The Lansing State Capitol building takes you back to the Victorian era. It was completed in 1878 after 6 years of construction. The building is believed to be haunted by a spirit. The spirit is believed to be the man who was killed there while painting the rotunda. Reports have it that his apparition appears with painters' attire on. Some also report feeling cold spots and winds. Read More

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  •   Detroit Masonic Temple Detroit, MI
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    Standing as the world's largest masonic temple, it was constructed in the 1920s and completed construction in 1926. It was built with more than 1,000 rooms and secret passageways. Today, it is haunted by the spirit of George D. Mason. Mason went bankrupt while funding the construction of the structure. His wife subsequently left him and he committed suicide by jumping off the roof of... Read More

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  •   Landmark Inn Marquette, MI
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    This historic hotel opened its doors in 1930 and is believed to be haunted by a famous ghost. In 1932, Amelia Earhart stayed in Room #502, which is now named after her. Her spirit is said to visit the hotel from time to time. Other famous people who have stayed here include Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Aboot and Costello and Peter, Paul and Mary. Read More

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  • Sweet Dreams Inn Bay Port, MI
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    This 1890 Victorian Mansion bed-and-breakfast inn is home to several friendly ghosts. There are reports that the ghost open and close doors, move furniture, throw objects, and walk up and down the stairs. Read More

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  •   Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, MI
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    Located on Mackinac Island, essentially an Indian burial ground, the Grand Hotel opened in 1887. At the time of building, human skeletons were unearthed from the foundation. Story has it that not all the remains were recovered before building on top of it so ghostly spirits remain at the site. Read More

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    When a tattoo business moved into this 1891 property, a secret room was revealed while remodeling. It's believed to have been a hide out for alcohol during the Prohibition. The place also left many feeling an eerie presence. There were also reports of perfume scents, flickering lights, doors locking on their own, sounds of footsteps and strange handprints that couldn't be explained. A... Read More

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  •   Old Presque Isle Light Presque Isle, MI
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    This lighthouse today stands as a museum. It turned into a museum in 1990, but for those looking for a haunt, you can find that here too. Local legend has it that the former lighthouse keeper's wife went insane here after she was kept locked in the tower. Some say you can hear her screams at night. The other legend has it that a man by the name of George Parris continues to haunt the... Read More

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    This hotel was once a Ritz-Carlton and it sports a haunted room, #418. In this room, the lights are known to turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close on their own and the French doors' handles are rumored to jiggle if you close them after they have strangely opened on their own. Read More

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  •   Bruce Mansion Brown City, MI
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    This mansion was built in 1876 and now operates as a tourist attraction that offers historical tours. The land which it sits on has been the site of many tragedies that may be the reason why the location seems to be haunted. There have been deaths, fires and wartime casualties on the property and after it was built, the mansion had a number of different owners. Legends say the owner hit... Read More

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  •   White Horse Inn Metamora, MI
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    This restaurant is rumored to be haunted by the people that have died here. Stories say there was a fire that took the lives of a barmaid and several intoxicated men. Their screaming and moaning has been heard throughout the building. Read More

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  •   Saginaw Art Museum Saginaw, MI
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    The town's art museum is housed inside this historic building that has had some strange occurrences during the night shift. Once the museum is closed down for the night, there have been reports of unseen figures brushing past staff in the corridor, heavy breathing, ghostly voices and an eerie feeling of being watched. One of the museum's resident ghosts likes to incessantly thrash the... Read More

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  •   Belding Library Belding, MI
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    This historic library dates back to 1917 when it was rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in 1893. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places list. People have reported seeing and hearing the apparition in the children's section. Witnesses say laughter can be heard from that specific area. It is believed to be haunted by a little girl. Read More

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    This cemetery is allegedly the spot where Flora, Al Capone's mistress, is buried. Her ghost has been spotted wearing a white gauzy dress and chimes are said to herald her appearance. Also seen at this cemetery is a dim red light near the middle driveway. Read More

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  •   White River Light Station White Hall, MI
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    The lighthouse was built in 1876 and is haunted by its first keeper, Captain William Robinson. Robinson, his wife, and 11 children lived here for 47 years before Robinson died in his sleep at age 87. Sounds of Robinson's spirit walking with his cane have been heard. The place has also been tidied up on numerous occasions that go unexplained except for the belief that it was the doing of... Read More

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    The former weekend retreat to John Dodge, the auto magnate, is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses believe it may be Dodge himself who lingers the grounds, after he passed in 1920. His daughter, Anna Maragret, died of measles when she was just 4 years old and her spirit is said to linger here as well. Sounds of footsteps have been heard along with disembodied voices and the eerie feeling... Read More

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  •   Dedic's Bar and Grill Owosso, MI
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    This bar and grill is said to be haunted, with repotrs of furniture that moves on its own, bathroom doors that slam shut, cold spots in the women's bathroom and unexplained sounds. Read More

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  •   Blue Pelican Inn Central Lake, MI
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    Others may know this inn by the name of Murphy's Lamplight Inn. The name was changed in 2008. People who have stayed or worked at the inn have reported haunting incidences like the sight of a man and a woman dressed in 1920s attire dancing by the bar area while a little girl watches them. There's also the spirit of a young bride walking the upstairs halls. Read More

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  •   Old Regent Theatre Allegan, MI
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    This theater is rumored to be haunted by a shadowy apparition that has been seen in the projection room. Witnesses here have reported cold spots, the touch of a cold hand and unseen presences. Read More

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  • Knights Inn Grand Rapids Grand Rapids, MI
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    At this inn, witnesses have reported apparitions in the halls and experienced strange things with the phone. Also reported here are strange voices and lights that are said to turn on by themselves. Read More

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  •   Oakland Community College Royal Oak, MI
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    This college was once a hospital and there is allegedly a tunnel that connects Highland Hall to High Oak Hall. It has been said that it begins in the basement of Highland Hall, which was once a morgue. Both the basement and the tunnel are believed to be haunted and witnesses have claimed to see an older man's apparition along with other eerie reports including cold spots, disembodied... Read More

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    This building was built in 1915 but was abandoned in mid-60s after serving as a Catholic orphanage. Occupants of the orphanage have reported incidences of nuns mentally and physically abusing children. In one account, a girl caught pneumonia after laying outside during a storm and ended dying several days later. In an effort to warn other children to not act foolish, her body was placed... Read More

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  •   Nunica Cemetery Nunica, MI
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    This cemetery dates back to 1883 and has had a number of mysterious paranormal occurrences throughout its history. There is a resident ghost that lingers here walking around the graveyard. He is believed to be Joel A. Bond, who is an intelligent spirit and mostly watches from afar. Also reported here are odd reading, orbs and general uneasiness, especially at night. Read More

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  • Waltz Inn New Boston, MI
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    This 1800s inn turned restaurant is haunted by a ghostly man who moves objects around and turns lights on and off. The ghost is believed to be that of Tom, the original owner who died upstair in the inn two weeks after his wife passed. Read More

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  •   Big Bay Point Lighthouse Big Bay, MI
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    This lighthouse was constructed in 1896 and remains in operation. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It turned into the new bed-and-breakfast in 1986. In addition to offering a view of Lake Superior, guests may also encounter a red-haired ghost who is said to haunt this place. It is believed to be the spirit of William Prior, the first lighthouse keeper.... Read More

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  • Holly Hotel Holly, MI
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    This one of the most haunted historic buildings in Michigan, some even refer to it as the most haunted in America. It's also on the National Register of Historic Places. What makes it so believably haunted is the odd occurrence of two tragic fires in it's history that were to the day and same hour, but 65 years apart. The first fire occurred on January 19, 1913. To this day,... Read More

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  •   Frankenmuth Historical Museum Frankenmuth, MI
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    This museum was constructed in 1905 and once operated as a hotel, a saloon and a newspaper company. It's rumored to be haunted by an unknown ghost that has been spotted, usually in the front section of the museum. Read More

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  •   Baker College of Owosso Owosso, MI
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    This college is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman who hanged herself long ago. Her ghost has created cold spots, shadows and unexplained sounds. Read More

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    Room #17 at this inn is said to be haunted by Charles "Chick" McGee, a man who was found dead after being stabbed in the late 1980's by a waitress who was angry with him for not leaving her a tip. His ghost is said to move the Bible from the drawer, hides the television remote and messes with the tiny bottles of shampoo. Read More

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  •   Fox Tower Cemetery Vanderbilt, MI
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    This is a cemetery sitting with a few graves. There are ghostly events that have been reported at this site, including the air temperature feeling cooler as you pass through the gate, sounds of footsteps throughout the cemetery at night when no one is around, and some have reportedly seen ghostly sightings. Read More

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  • Rotary Park Woods Livonia, MI
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    There are reports that little girls were killed in the woods here and their spirits continue to roam the ground. Some report hearing weird noises and screams, which tend to occur at night along the nature trails. In the distance, some have seen the spirits of the little girls in white dresses moving around the grounds. Read More

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  •   Montague Inn Saginaw, MI
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    This inn is said to be the home of an apparition that has been spotted standing at the far end of the corridor on the third floor, disappearing when approached. The innkeeper's quarters is also believed to have a ghostly presence, and may even be that of a former owner. Read More

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  •   Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids, MI
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    In the hotel's smoking section, which is the old part of the building, objects have been spotted moving around by themselves. Read More

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  •   Trestle Bridge Adrian, MI
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    The area is haunted by the spirit of a farmer. A farmhouse once stood nearby, but tragically one night it was burnt down. The farmer died in the barn trying to save his horses while his wife and son were killed by a train when they tried to flag one down under the Trestle Bridge that night. Read More

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    This pub is said to be haunted by a phantom barmaid. Her apparition has been spotted, phantom footsteps have been heard and objects are said to move by themselves. Read More

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  •   Murphy Inn St. Clair, MI
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    Opened in 1836 originally as boardinghouse, this now Irish inn and pub is haunted with a friendly spirit that frequents the Lancaster Room and the Devonshire Room. It continues to operate as one of the oldest Michigan inns. It offers seven vintage guest rooms complete with antiques. Read More

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    The Terrace Inn opened in 1911. It is haunted by at least three apparitions, including a ghostly lady in white who wanders the halls and rooms, a man in a tweed suit looking over the balcony at the front of the hotel, and a ghostly youth in the basement. People have encountered sightings of these spirits and heard unexplanable voices and footsteps. Read More

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  •   Two Way Inn Detroit, MI
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    Dating back to 1876, this bar was once an inn, a brothel, a general store and an old jail. The apparition of a cowboy is seen frequently wandering throughout the building. He once stayed at the inn and passed away there. Read More

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    Originally developed as the Northern Michigan Asylum in 1885, the psychiatric hospital was in operation for over 100 years and closed in 1989. Today the buiding is part of an area that has been redeveloped into the Village of Grand Traverse Commons where you can find walkways, expansive lawns, and acres of preserve land. The said building has since been remodeled, but the original... Read More

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  •   Felt Mansion Holland, MI
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    This mansion dates back to 1928 and is rumored to be haunted by ghosts, shadowy figures and doors that are known to open and close on their own. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places and according to legend, was a place where melon heads (small humanoids with bulbous heads) once lived. Read More

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    This is a battlefield park from the War of 1812. Hundreds of soldiers have lost their lives here and prisioners of war were massacred here. Witnesses have claimed seeing apparitions of soldiers in military attired. There have also been ghostly sounds of cries and sounds of war reported. Read More

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  • Eloise Asylum Westland, MI
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    The Eloise Asylum was also known as the Wayne County Poor House, an 1830's poorhouse that later on became a hospital that featured a cemetery with over 7,000 graves. The hospital stopped business in 1984 and its ruins are believed to be haunted. Witnesses have reported apparitions, often a woman wearing white, moans, screams and roars. Today, the site where the hospital once stood has... Read More

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    This abandoned hospital sits on private property and does not allow trespassers. Built in the 1800's as the Church Family's home, it became a hospital in 1944 after Henry Ford purchased it. The stories here surround the Churches. Stories say one of the daughters fell off a horse and broke her arm, so the father killed the horse and buried it near the house. The young girl was upset over... Read More

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  • Bogan Lane Inn Mackinac Island, MI
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    Buit in the mid-1850s as a family home, it was left vacant for a period of 40 years. In 1957, a heating system and bathrooms were installed. Today it stands as an inn and is haunted. Staff and visitors claim to have seen and heard the spirit of a little girl with long hair. The ghostly girl has been seen playing the piano and has even been known to tell people that she wants to go home. Read More

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  •   St. Cecilia Music Center Grand Rapids, MI
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    Witnesses have reported chairs being moved around inside some of the rooms at this music center. A ghostly female voice has been heard in the ballroom and a shadowy apparition has been spotted more than once rushing across the stage before disappearing. There have also been reports of the elevator moving on its own, items going missing or being moved, and a janitor's apparition behind... Read More

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  •   Michigan Theatre Jackson, MI
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    This venue opened in 1930 and was quite a fancy location. While entertaining folks with movies, it's also rumored to be a haunted. In its basement is where witnesses claim there's an eerie feeling of being watched and some even sense a haunting sensation, in some instances of being frozen in place. Read More

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  •   Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery Ann Arbor, MI
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    Reports say that the bathroom (which is located in the basement of the building) has had a stall door that swung open all by itself, without anyone being inside it. There was no one else inside the bathroom besides the witness. Read More

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  • St Aubin's House Detroit, MI
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    This historic house has a history of cult murders, which makes it so much more believable that it is the site of haunt. Witnesses have reported seeing a headless man in the upper levels of the house and hearing sounds of screaming, moaning, and crying for help. Read More

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  •   Ramsdell Theatre Manistee, MI
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    This theater dates back to 1903 and was built for TJ Ramsdell. It was the location where James Earl Jones gave his first performance of Othello and it is believed to be haunted. One of the ghosts that linger here is said to be Mr. Ramsdell himself and another is that of an unknown woman. Both have been spotted in the building and electrical anomalies have been reported here as well. Read More

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  •   Perry Hotel Petoskey, MI
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    Built in 1899 as a luxury resort hotel, it continues to stand as a symbol of the early 1900s of northern Michigan's tourism in its infancy. There were some 20 luxury resort hotels built in 1899 and this is the only one still in operation, but it is believed to be haunted by a woman who committed suicide there in 1902. Haunted sightings have included the woman in the garden looking at... Read More

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  •   Frauenthal Theater Muskegon, MI
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    This theater was constructed in 1929 by movie mogul, Paul Shlossman. The theater was originally built for all taking motion pictures and the theater officially opened on September 16th, 1930. According to the theater's website, the theater features many "ornate carvings, arches and intricate plasterwork." After being in operation for almost 30 years, the theater closed for a brief... Read More

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  •   Sam’s Joint Restaurant Plainwell, MI
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    This restaurant is no longer in operation and is reportedly up for sale, along with its ghosts. Witnesses have reported hearing disembodied voices talking for hours at a time, footsteps and moving objects. Read More

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  •   Forester Inn Carsonville, MI
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    Across the street from this restaurant is the former home to the ghost that is known to haunt the area. Her name is Minnie Quay and she is said to linger at her old home. Read More

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    This hotel is known by locals as the "Fort Shelby Hotel," which was its original name when it began operation in 1916. The building sat vacant for years and according to stories, a homeless man named Al used it as temporary sleeping spot before a plumbing pipe burst and he got killed after getting stuck in the sewage. Years later, his bones were found in the muck. Then Doubletree bought... Read More

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