It’s that spooky time of year again! Just in time for Halloween, here are three of the most haunted spots in the Thumb, beginning with our own Point Aux Barques Lighthouse!
Port aux Barques Lighthouse: 7320 Lighthouse Road, Port Hope, MI 48468: Besides all the other wonderful aspects of our beautiful lighthouse, it has been considered a site of suspected paranormal activity since an electronic survey of the premises was performed by the East Michigan Paranormal Society in 2010. Results were mixed, but sightings of a ghostly form at the windows have been around since the 1930’s. One story is that the first lighthouse keeper drowned in the Lake in 1849, and his widow still stalks the grounds.
Sweet Dreams Inn: 9695 Cedar St, Bay Port, MI 48720: Lumber tycoon William Wallace had the mansion constructed in 1890. Both he and his wife Elizabeth died in the late 1800’s in the house, under mysterious conditions. No gravesites nor death records can be found for either of these well-known and wealthy citizens. Previous guests of in the five-room hotel report hearing both their voices and the stomping of their feet in the building. The hotel is currently not open for business or to the public.