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Real Haunted Places Across Michigan

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Michigan's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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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

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Army Posts / Battle Grounds

  •   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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    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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  • 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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    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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    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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    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

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Hospitals & Asylums

  • 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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  •   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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    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

    Categories: Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging | Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  •   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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  •   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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  •   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

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Places

  •   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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  •   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 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

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Army Posts / Battle Grounds

  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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