8 Haunted metro Detroit places

The following is a list of 8 HAUNTED PLACES IN MICHIGAN, collected from various sources including Internet submitted reports, local news sources, books and investigations. This is by no means a comprehensive list of the haunted places in Michigan. There are far too many places across our state to list here on this page.

Westland: Butler/William Ganong Cemetery :
Ghostly figures have been seen standing and walking through this weathered old cemetery. There have been a number of car accidents at the turn in the road in front of Butler. Witnesses in the accidents say they see “ghostly” figures walking or standing in the street. Multiple police officers from Westland have even had accidents there. The area around the cemetery is a somewhat “high risk” area, be careful if you visit!

Jackson: Reynolds Cemetery :
The ghosts of Eunice White and Jacob Crouch meet every year in Reynold cemetery between sunset and sunrise every November 21st. People from all over Michigan wait at the cemetery every year to catch a glimpse of the ghostly meeting.

coleDetroit: “Cole House” :
Horrible nightmares, foul smells and multiple ghosts have been reported by inhabitants of this house since 1961. Haunting came to be known as “The Horrid Hag of Martin Street.” The current owners of the home do not want to be bothered by people interested in the house’s history.

Southfield: Gertman House :
This house is supposedly haunted by four children who are known to play on the stairs. In 1945 the original house was destroyed by fire and an entire family, including four children were killed.

Detroit: Indian Village :
Near Parker and Coe, residents have described seeing a phantom tennis player wandering dangerously close to cars traveling on Parker. The man, with racket in hand, is seen mostly at dawn and quickly vanishes in the headlights of passing cars or in the first rays of the morning sun. Though the original tennis club — located in this area — was destroyed by fire in 1984, no one is believed to have been killed.

Detroit: Cass Avenue :
Multiple witnesses have reported seeing the image of a woman floating three to five feet above the ground near the intersection of Cass and Willis

Troy: Crooks Road Cemetery:
Drivers along Crooks Road have often seen somewhat translucent figures wandering around this graveyard. Sightings occur both day and night. Research shows large electromagnetic disturbances in the area.

Detroit: St. Aubin’s Street:
Neighbors in the area have reported ghostly children standing in a now vacant field. The vacant lot was at one time the location of a horrific axe-murder where 6 people, two adults and 2 children were slain. The murderer was never caught and the homicide remains unsolved.

References:
1. Great Lakes Ghost Society, investigation notes, 9/2005
2. Great Lakes Ghost Society, investigation notes, 3/2006
Michigan Anomalous Information Network, investigation notes, 5/2002
3. Great Lakes Ghost Society, investigation notes, 10/2006
5. Michigan Anomalous Information Network, investigation notes, 10/2002
6. Sheehan, Cornelius, There’s a Ghost in Detroit, FATE; 2/1963, pp26-33
Barfknecht, Gary, Unexplained Michigan Mysteries, pp.52-54
Detroit Free Press 11/04/62
Michigan Anomalous Information Network, investigation notes, 8/2000
8. Kuclo, Marion, Michigan Haunts & Hauntings, pp.45-48
Michigan Anomalous Information Network, investigation notes, 11/1999
Hauck, Dennis W., National Directory of Haunted Places (The), pp.225
Great Lakes Ghost Society, investigation notes, 08/1999
9. Kuclo, Marion, Michigan Haunts & Hauntings, pp.48
Michigan Anomalous Information Network, investigation notes, 8/1998
Great Lakes Ghost Society, investigation notes, 06/1997
10. Michigan Anomalous Information Network, investigation notes, 11/2006

Historic Haunts – Indian Village

When it comes to historic neighborhoods, Detroit’s Indian Village is a perennial favorite with investigators. But along with rich history and gorgeous architecture, the village is also home to more than a few ghost stories.

1. Owners of a Georgian on Seminole have witnessed what’s been described as a “ghostly” woman descending their main staircase. Upon reaching the bottom, the woman wipes her eyes with a handkerchief and vanishes into what was once the butler’s room.

2. Passersby have reported seeing a young girl in the window of another home on Seminole. With ribbons in her golden hair, she stands motionless in one of the top floors three south-facing windows. On occasion, witnesses have spotted the girl waving to them, but she vanishes as soon as the wave’s returned.

3. Near Parker and Coe, residents have described seeing a phantom tennis player wandering dangerously close to cars traveling on Parker. The man, with racket in hand, is seen mostly at dawn and quickly vanishes in the headlights of passing cars or in the first rays of the morning sun. Though the original tennis club — located in this area — was destroyed by fire in 1984, no one is believed to have been killed.

Film of Death

What did people do before they could watch a show like Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State, Psychic Kids etc.? Well, they listened to the radio. On Tuesday nights at 9:30pm Ken Nordine hosted/narrated these short radio shows which showcased “true” paranormal/unexplained happenings. If you took the time to research some of the episodes you would find that the show was basically just doing small radio-plays of stories found in the books of Charles Fort. The show aired from 1950 to 1951.

This episode is called “Film of Death” and tells the tale of a turn-of-the-century “paranormal researcher”. Enjoy Film of Death

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LeVey’s Satanic Mass

satanicI don’t know why I’m posting this, maybe because it’s so goofy.
Anton LaVey (Howard Stanton Levey) started off doing paranormal research, but before anyone knew it…he was the head of The Church of Satan…which means he got to hang out with Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. Have fun with this one!
The Satanic Mass, LP (Murgenstrumm Records, 1968; re-released on CD with one bonus track, “Hymn of the Satanic Empire, or The Battle Hymn of the Apocalypse”)

The Satanic Mass : 46.5 MB