Love a Good Scare? Check Out These Top Haunted Places in Michigan
As we ease out of summer, we can all start setting our sites on everything fall and the Halloween season. Pumpkin patches, cider mills, and of course all the scares for the season and things that go bump in the night.
Michigan of course filled with plenty of places to get your fright on. Rich in history and urban legend along with a multitude of historical sites, there are plenty of scares to keep you busy all season long. We did some research and put together a list of some of the "Top Haunted Places in Michigan" to help you create your own ghost fest with the help of Haunted Rooms America.
This is one haunted island with over 100 ghosts reported taking us residence. From the Grand Hotel to Mission Point and the Perry Hotel, visitors report seeing figures and images from adults to children all with a story to tell and making the island one of the top paranormal hotspots in the state.
Detroit Masonic Temple:
Filled with things that go bump in the night, this eerie place has doors that are said to open and close on their own, and roof doors have been said to swing open just moments after being locked by the night watchman. The building also is the haunting ground of the ghost of George D. Mason, the wealthy man who build the Masonic Temple and jumped to his death from the roof after he went bankrupt and had his wife leave him.
The Landmark Inn in Marquette:
Often cited as the most haunted spot in the state, The Landmark Inn was once a hot spot for celebrities and the well-to-do. The location has one highly active and notable ghost roaming its halls and making herself known. Referred to as 'The Librarian', her story is what many ghost stories are made of...a broken heart. It is said that the spinster librarian and a crewman fell in love in the early 1930s. The plan was for the couple to marry after his final voyage, but unfortunately, his ship was swept away and the entire crew was lost. The grief was too much and she died soon after, yet visitors claim to see her gazing out of the window of the Lilac Room up on the 6th floor. Inn workers have even claimed to receive phone calls to the front desk from the Lilac Room... even when it is unoccupied.
Traverse City State Hospital:
After operating at an institution for over 100 years, the unsettling vibe is felt by almost everyone that enters the ground. There are many reports of disembodied screams and voices echoing through the empty halls with lights turned on at off at random even though the electricity has been disconnected for several years. Stories tell of a disfigured, shadowy figure who is said to creep around the tunnels and basements. One of the most horrifying rumors is that some believe this is a portal to Hell located just under the so-called "Hippy Tree" which is located on the trails just behind the main building. Honestly, the whole place has a creepy vibe, day or night.
Felt Mansion in Holland:
Original owner Dorr E. Felt had built the amazing 17000 square feet mansion to raise his family in. Just after they moved in his wife died and left him heartbroken. He passed away just 18 months later. Visitors claim to see the couple roaming the halls, spending time in the ballrooms, and opening and closing doors. This year again they will be hosting Hauntings & History Nights at the Felt Estate.
The River Raisin Battlefield in Monroe:
The area was where one of the biggest battles of 1812 took place. Around 300 American soldiers were killed and hundreds more were wounded. Visitors have captured shadowy figures in doorways when taking photographs as well as multiple EVPs recorded in the area which contain moans and cries of agony and the sounds of a battle taking place.
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