Category: Haunted

The Haunted and Paranormal

The Ghosts of Mouth Cemetery

Mouth Cemetery is one of the most talked about cemeteries in Muskegon County when it comes to the paranormal. But is it really haunted? This cemetery is one of those places you have to watch out for. Not because the place is filled with ghosts and lost souls waiting to take you to the grave with them, but because it’s an easy “legend maker.”

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The Shadow People

The term “Shadow Person” is one sure fire method to send a chill down anyone’s spine. The idea that there could exist shadowy creatures lurking in the dark waiting to wreak havoc on humans is downright disturbing. According to the people who like to edit Wikipedia, the Shadow People phenomena wasn’t even popularized until it was mentioned on the late night radio talk show Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell

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Ghosts of the Kirby Grill

For years, rumors have been going around that the place is haunted, especially the second floor. One employee and friend I spoke with claimed he had seen a little kid running on the second floor after hours and heard his name spoken behind him, only to find no one there. Other employees have witnessed the same thing.

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The Top Haunted Lighthouses in Michigan

Ghosts and lighthouses are synonymous with each other and Michigan has the most lighthouses of any state in the U.S. At one point in Michigan history, we had over 200 working lighthouses on our lakes. Humans might not have a hand in guiding the ships along the lakes nowadays, but the ghosts of past lighthouse keepers are still doing their jobs — even if they are dead. Enjoy learning about just a few of Michigan’s well known haunted lighthouses and the stories behind them. Because what’s a lighthouse without a ghost?

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Haunted Aquinas College

Haunted Schools. They seem to be common and why not? Think about how much energy is expended on a daily basis in a school. All of those kids, the drama, the hormones, the friendships, the breakups! It’s all in one building all the time. If we are to believe places that carry a lot of energy generally cater to the spirit world, then what better place than a school.

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Haunted Traverse City State Hospital

When asylums were “all the rage,” in mental health, Traverse City was home to one of Michigan’s finest. It was first known as The Northern Michigan Asylum, built in 1885. The first superintendent was Dr. James Decker Munson. He had a theory that “beauty” could be a form of therapy. Munson felt that if mentally troubled people could come to a place and be surrounded by beauty and find peace and tranquility, that perhaps some of their troubles would cease to exist.

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River Raisin Battlefield Massacre

Could this historic national battlefield in Monroe be haunted by the prisoners who were brutally slaughtered there? Some think so. During the war of 1812, 80 American prisoners who were wounded were taken by the British to Fort Malden. There were no guards to protect them but they were told that transportation would arrive the next morning to take them elsewhere. Little did they know it would be too late.

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Haunted Central Michigan University

Warriner Hall on the Central Michigan University campus is said to be haunted by an actress who died during a performance. The story says she was downstairs and tried to call upstairs to a friend using an out of commission dumbwaiter shaft. When she stuck her head inside the shaft, the dumbwaiter came crashing down and she was beheaded…or so that’s how the story has been told.

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Haunted Nunica Cemetery

Established in 1883, Nunica Cemetery in tiny Nunica, Michigan has gained the reputation of being one of the “most haunted cemeteries in west Michigan”, maybe even the entire state. A dirt road will bring you past old and new tombstones sprinkled among large, gnarly trees that add to the spooky atmosphere.

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Butler Cemetery (William Ganong)

Butler Cemetery, also known as William Ganong Cemetery, is in Westland, Michigan and the classic “lady in white” has been spotted in the graveyard. There is supposedly an unusual amount of traffic accidents by the cemetery as well. Enjoy the stories below that have been sent in over the years.

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The Ghosts of Old Fort Wayne, Detroit

The history of Fort Wayne is monumental. Everything you can think of happening during war and peace took place there. Lives were lived, lost, found, broken and made there. Death occurred, atrocities happened, just as there were also heroes and happiness at the fort. Military personnel, along with civilians worked and fell in love there. Prisoners were even kept there and many stayed on after being released. Fort Wayne lived — and then Fort Wayne started to die.

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Haunted Howell and the History of the Old Hillcrest Sanatorium

Tuberculosis, also commonly called “consumption” and the “white plague” was a major and devastating illness at one time and still is in parts of the world. Millions of deaths were caused by tuberculosis during the 20th century in the United States. The disease was hard to control and deadly. Hospitals were specifically built to house those stricken with it such as the now paranormally famous, Waverly Hill Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. Michigan had its fair share of hospitals to deal with the sickness as well.

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Paranormal Investigation and the Scientific Method

How many times have you heard or seen on the internet some group claiming to be scientific?  Unfortunately television has taught many people to believe that a group is scientific just because they don’t use psychics, dowsing rods and the likes on their investigations.  I hate to be the one to break the news, but that does not make a group ‘scientific.’  I want to say upfront that our group does paranormal investigations as a hobby; we are not ‘professionals’ but we do conduct a scientific investigation.

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The Fenton Hotel

Haunted? Definitely. First, I want to recommend any desert on the menu from the Fenton Hotel restaurant. Second, while you’re eating your desert, you might feel like you are being envied by a presence you can’t see. That’s because the Fenton Hotel is most definitely haunted and Michigan’s Otherside has experienced it first hand.

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The Meaning of the "Witching Hour"

“In European folklore, the witching hour is the time when supernatural creatures such as witches, demons and ghosts are thought to be at their most powerful, and black magic at its most effective. This hour is typically midnight, and the term may now be used to refer to midnight, or any late hour, even without having the associated superstitious beliefs. The term “witching hour” can also refer to the period from midnight to 3am, while “devils hour” refers to the time around 3am.”

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Reynolds Cemetery and the Crouch Murders

For decades, people have gathered every year on the night of November 21 at the Reynolds Cemetery in Jackson, Michigan, hoping to see the reunion of two lost souls. Gathering might not be as common as it once was in the past, as creepy neighbors with shot guns and the police are a few of the factors that keep the curious ghost hunters away from the cemetery these days. So be warned.

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The Ghostly Happenings at Mary Mayo Hall

Mary Mayo Hall is located on Michigan State University’s northern end of campus known as “West Circle” alongside other historical buildings. It is the oldest residential hall on campus, built in 1931 as a standalone women’s dormitory in honor of its namesake, Mary Anne Mayo. Mayo was a leading member of the Michigan State Grange and an elected member of the Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) Committee (MAC would later become Michigan State University).

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Soop Cemetery

Soop Cemetery is one of the most misunderstood haunted cemeteries in Michigan. It is often associated with victim Jane Mixer, 23, of serial murderer, John Collins, being left on a grave in 1968. However, this did not occur at Soop. Jane, a law student of the University of Michigan, was left shot and strangled in a cemetery in Denton Township; not a cemetery on Old Denton Road.

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Haunted Bowers Harbor Inn

Just about every owner of this beautiful old home has reported paranormal occurrences. The sound of raps on walls, doors opening and closing, lights going on and off by themselves and objects moving on their own are all common place in the Bowers Harbor Inn.

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Learning the Basics of Spirit Photography

Since the 19th century, never has spirit photography been as popular as it is today. From the amateur ghost hunter to the professional paranormal investigator, more people are looking to prove the continuance of life after death through the lens of a camera. Spirit photography is considered to be a form of mediumship or spirit communication in which the ghost or entity makes contact with the physical world by leaving an image on a photographic plate or digital image.

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The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre and the Ghost of Thelma

One of the stories our tour guides mentioned was about “Thelma Mertz,” a ghost that is said to lurk the halls of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre at 329 S. Park Street. No one really knows when Thelma began her supernatural wanderings, but reports of her ghost have been made since at least the 1950s. Thelma’s true identity is a mystery, as is her real name.

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The Haunted Felt Mansion

The mansion has been a lot of things since its beginning, and it’s not surprising to hear about a few ghosts roaming it’s spacious interior. Soon after the remodeling started, the paranormal activity began.

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