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.
The Bruce Mansion:corner of M-53 and E. Burnside Rd ( M-90), Brown City, MI, 15 miles north of Imlay City, 6 miles south of Marlette, and 5 miles west of Brown City on M-53:You can’t miss this huge house with its looming tower, built in the Victorian style in 1876. It looks too much like a classic movie haunted mansion to actually be one. But… John Walker purchased the house around 1920. It’s said he killed a man in an auto accident, then took the body and buried it on the grounds, never reporting the incident. Shameful and guilty, his wife left and his finances dwindled. He hung himself in the copula of the tower. Numerous psychic investigations have been attempted, and stories of ghost cats and dogs running through the old mansion are often heard. Tours are currently given on Saturday nights.
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The Bruce Mansion has a long history of owners who tragically died either in the home or on the property. In one particular case, a man driving accidentally hit someone walking on the property and decided to bury him near the home. The driver of this car later hanged himself inside the bell tower. In 1996, Barbara Millsap and her brother Bill Masiak become owners of the mansion. Masiak reported occurrences of doors forcefully opening and closing on their own. In 2009, the Waite family became owners of the home due to foreclosure. This family reports that many previous tenants have not left and often hear children’s voices that do not seem to have a physical source. • • • #Paranormal #ParanormalInvestigation #Ghost #GhostHunt #GhostHunting #Haunted #Haunting #Travel #Explore #BrownCity #Michigan #House #Mansion #Murder #Death #Scary #Spooky #Mystery #History #AmericanHistory #America #USA #Metaphysical #GhostStory #Spirit #Spiritual #Psychic #Medium #HauntedMansion
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.