Michigan is a lovely state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. It is beautiful and serene. Continue to our comprehensive list of the top haunted places in Michigan. Michigan alone houses 64, 980 inland lakes and ponds and has two peninsulas. One might think that the state must then be pretty harmless. You are mistaken! Michigan is a femme fatale –it is curious, fascinating, and mysterious. You will find some of the most haunting places in the States here, and these places are sure to give you the chills. Don’t believe us? Read on for the 10 most haunted places in Michigan!
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Creepy secrets lurk around this seemingly harmless farmhouse. Located outside the village of Fowlerville, this farmhouse was built in 1852. In 1968, a newlywed couple moved here and found their lives bound on a roller coaster. The wooden stairs had blood stains that would not go, no matter how hard they tried. They were chased by ghosts and heard eerie voices.
It was a quintessential haunted house where doors shut on their own, and wall-hangings fell without any reason. When the couple’s child grew up, he told them how he could communicate with the ghost of the house! One of the most haunted places in Michigan? Definitely!
- Calumet Theatre
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One of the first municipal theatres in America, Calumet Theatre opened in 1900 in Calumet, Michigan. Today it is one of the most haunted places in Michigan. In 1958, during a performance, actress Adysse Lane claimed to have seen the ghost of Madame Helena Modjeska, when she forgot her lines. Thence, eerie things have happened at the theatre. Music is heard out of nowhere. Some people could even feel cold breeze for no reason. It is believed that these activities are caused due to the ghost of Madame.
- Dorr E.Felt Mansion
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One of the most haunted places in Michigan is the Dorr E. Felt Mansion. Located in Saugatuck, Michigan, this mansion was built by an inventor called Dorr E. Felt, for his wife Agnes, as a summer house. However, tragedy soon struck the happy couple. Less than two months after they shifted in the mansion, Agnes died. Dorr was struck with grief. Today, it is widely believed that the ghosts of both, Agnes and Dorr, haunt the mansion. Inside the mansion, doors shut without notice and there is a feeling of being constantly watched.
- Fayette Historic Town Site
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Once a thriving industrial town, and now a ghost, abandoned city, Fayette is one of the most haunted places in Michigan. It is located in the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan. During the 19th century, Fayette was one of the most productive iron-smelting operations in Michigan. It was the hub of the industry and lots of people settled here, both from within and outside the States. However, as the market began to decline, so did the population. Today, Fayette is devoid of population and stands as a ghost town.
- Knock Knock Road
‘Knock-Knock road’ is one of the most haunted places in Michigan along the Strasburg Road in Detroit. The road is eerie and isolated. Some say that an adolescent girl once lost control of her bike on this road and died. Her ghost is said to haunt the road. Others say that a car full of teenagers crashed on a pole here and slowly burned to death. They remained trapped inside, and begged for help, but none came. Either way, people travelling on this road have ‘seen’ a young girl tap on their windows. They have also heard eerie voices.
- The Landmark Inn
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Located in downtown Marquette, the Landmark Inn is believed to be a haunted place in Michigan. The Inn opened to public in 1930 with much fanfare. Famous people stayed here and made the place even more exclusive. But what has made the Inn popular is really the existence of the supernatural. One of the stories that go around is about a woman and a sailor. The night that they were to meet on the 6th floor of the Inn, the sailor passed away. Shortly afterwards, the grief stricken lady also passed away in the room. She is said to haunt the room thence. The hotel staffs often get phone calls from this room, which is disturbing because no one occupies it.
- Pere Cheney
About 10 miles southeast of Grayling in Crawford County, Pere Cheney is one of the most haunted places in Michigan. A lumbering town established in 1874, Pere Cheney saw its doom when diphtheria hit the village and almost the entire population was wiped out. In 1897, diphtheria hit again, and the village would never be the same again. With only 18 inhabitants in 1917, the village was auctioned. All the buildings are gone and now only cemeteries remain. Unexplainable handprints are found on cars and there are voices of children playing. Abandoned railway tracks are also found.
- Reynolds Cemetery
The Reynolds Cemetery in Jackson ought to be one of the most haunted places in Michigan. It is believed that at a certain time after dusk, between November 21 and November 22, the spirits of a father and daughter reunite here. The father and daughter were two of the many massacred here in November 1883. The crime was carried out during a thunderstorm, so that the screams could be muffled. Nobody was ever convicted and theses souls were never brought to justice.
- Traverse City State Hospital
The Traverse City Hospital, three-storied Victorian Era hospital, was constructed in 1885. It was a mental hospital. Inevitably, thus, when people died in this hospital, it was believed that their souls would linger on. All those who visit the hospital, are attacked with this ‘eerie’ feeling that seems to linger on. Though the local inhabitants are rather nonchalant now, the hospital continues to invite curious tourists and visitors that travel all the way to experience the paranormal. This is definitely one of the most haunted places in Michigan.
- The Whitney Restaurant
The Whitney Restaurant in Detroit, Michigan, is one of the finest restaurants in the city. It was built in 1950 by a philanthropist and baron. However, not so long ago, mysterious things began to be reported here. Once, after closing time, the staff saw a gentleman gazing at them from the 2nd floor. When he was told that he needs to leave, the man simply vanished. It is believed that this was the ghost of Mr Whitney, the man who built the restaurant. Spooky, isn’t it? That is why it made to our list of the most haunted places in Michigan.
The beautiful Michigan will enchant you not only with its scenic beauty, but also with its horror stories. Next time you are in Michigan, do not forget to visit all these places and say hello to all the ghosts!