Find out why Mackinac Island is also referred to as 'Death Island' on a show that is featured on the Discovery Channel.

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Mackinac Island is a Happy Place For Many

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Michigan's Mackinac Island has been a happy place for tourists from all over the world for years not to mention all the Michiganders that love making their annual visit to the island.

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Most people when you say Mackinac Island think of good thoughts like their fudge, the ferry to get to and from the island, bicycles to ride around the island, their famous lilac bushes, shopping, and the horse-drawn carriages.

The Mystery of Mackinac Island

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Not everyone has a happy story about Mackinac Island. A woman was murdered and the Mackinac Island Killer was never caught. Some say that Mackinac Island is the most haunted place in Michigan.

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There is a much darker side to Mackinac Island.

Discovery Channels Expedition X - Secrets of Mackinac

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Some refer to Mackinac Island as 'Death Island' because of all the mysterious deaths and paranormal activity that happens on the island. Perhaps this is why the Discovery Channel sent their show Expedition X to investigate.

On February 21, 2024, Discovery aired the episode aired the episode 'Death Island' in an attempt to prove paranormal activity, mysterious deaths, and some of the most haunted places in Michigan. Check out the trailer for the episode above.

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Phil and Tess are the hosts of Expedition X and in this episode, they tackle multiple mysteries that include paranormal activity in an old hotel, a dive to a sunken ship where many divers have mysteriously died, they also witness a door opening slowly on its own and capture it all on film. This is an episode you are going to want to track down before you decide to return to Mackinac Island.

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