8 Haunted metro Detroit places

Detroit's Most Haunted

The following is a list of eight allegedly haunted places in the metro Detroit area, 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 single 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 of the accidents say they see “ghostly” figures walking, or standing, in the street. Multiple police officers from Westland have even had accidents there. The environment around the cemetery is a somewhat “high risk” area so 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.

Cole House, Detroit Home of a ghost-witch?Detroit: “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

1 Comment

  1. John

    Avoid Butler Cemetery. It’s heavily patrolled by caretakers and police. Unless you’re in good standing with them and have permission, you WILL get hit with trespassing.

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