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The Red Dwarf of Detroit or the Nain Rouge

LEGENDS OF MICHIGAN The Red Dwarf of Detroit or the Nain Rouge   Harbinger of doom or ancient protector? Written by Michigan's Otherside he Nain Rouge, also known as the "Red Dwarf of Detroit," has been a harbinger of doom since the time of...

The Discovery of the Sanilac Petroglyphs 

For three days in September 1881, a fire ravaged much of the Thumb area in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The blaze decimated towns throughout four counties, and shot so much ash into the air that people in New England observed yellow skies and experienced twilight levels of darkness at noon. The Thumb Fire ultimately burned more than one million acres and took the lives of 282 people.

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

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.”

The Banker Who Became A Bank Robber

As William Treadwell sat behind his desk at People’s Bank in Hudson, a small community in southern Michigan’s Lenawee County, he mulled over the opportunity that presented itself. It was January 1864, and area governments were depositing huge amounts of money, the proceeds of year-end taxes their citizens had paid the previous month.

Traverse City State Hospital “Twilight Tours”

The old Traverse City State Hospital are now offering “Twilight Tours.”

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.

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.

The Mysterious Michigan Relics

In the late 1800’s, farmers and laymen alike were migrating to different areas of Michigan and claiming their newly acquired parcels of land. These common folk were unaware of the amazing discoveries that would soon be unearthed from the many ancient mounds that dotted the landscape. Farmers destroyed many of the mounds while preparing their lands for crops. In the meantime, other citizens were digging into the mounds out of pure curiosity. 

The Rainbow UFO

While these experiences have taken place for thousands of years, they have inexplicably begun to increase greatly over the past few, especially those sightings and experiences involving  sometimes a few and other times many witnesses.

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