Michigan’s Most Haunted Cities 2019

Oct .1, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — To help citizens enjoy their Halloween season, Paranormal researcher, John E.L. Tenney of WeirdLectures.com has once again identified Michigan’s Top 10 most haunted cities.

Citizens who are easily scared or who are fascinated by the paranormal may be wondering where they can find — or hide from — the cities in Michigan where they’re most likely to encounter ghosts and paranormal phenomena.

This year’s list is no surprise to those obsessed with the supernatural that Detroit is back at number one.

“The top ten cities include places for believers and skeptics, living or otherwise,” says John E.L. Tenney, Tenney is a well-known veteran paranormal researcher, the founder of WeirdLectures.com, national lecturer and author. Tenney’s organization collects and compiles e-mails, news stories, letters, and historical documents to create the list. “People are not only interested in paranormal phenomena allegedly occurring in their community,” he says, “but they use those experiences to connect with neighbors and other residents and share in a new kind of oral history”. The real excitement in these haunted cities, Tenney says, comes from exploring them in person and absorbing their essence.

All the cities on Tenney’s list have incredible histories to share. Self-guided walking tours are a fun, relaxing, and healthy way to see these communities. Every year, some citizens worry needlessly about the list, which has become a “rite” of the Halloween season. But not to fear, Tenney says. “The only thing some residents are really afraid of is if this list will have an effect on the marketability and value of the homes in their community. The reality of the situation is that researchers and scientists would pay anything to get their hands on a truly haunted house.”

For more information, visit WeirdLectures.com.

The 2019 Top 10 Haunted Michigan Cities
(2018 rankings in parentheses)

1. Detroit (2)
2. Traverse City (3)
3. Grayling (-)
4. Kalamazoo (4)
5. Ann Arbor (5)
6. Troy (6)
7. Hamtramck (1)
8. Flint (7)
9. Novi (10)
10. Mount Clemens (8)

* The five most commonly reported locations within Detroit:
5. The Whitney
4. Detroit Public Library
3. Corktown – Various Businesses
2. Cass Corridor
1. Masonic temple



  1. Kim

    I live in Grayling. I’m very intrigued as to why Grayling made your list. Can I please get more information?

  2. Wendy Schleicher

    What of our train station in Detroit or the Leland Hotel if not occupied,
    Also, John Eloise in Westland)
    Our Cemetery’s here are esp
    Woodland & others cry Hauntings
    I can think having been here my whole life) handfuls of haunted location’s , the Pauling light up North
    Thank you for reviewing & your recommendation’s ??

  3. Michelle Homewood

    I live in Kalamazoo and I knew of a couple of place that we haunted. I would to go and investigate the places.

  4. Deborah

    The two way inn in Detroit. Corner of Nevada and mount Elliot. Total haunted!!!

  5. Pete J Carter III

    Harrison,MI has a apartment complex that is haunted

  6. Kathie Seacord

    I am a strong skeptic but I lived in a home in Westland next to Cadillac cemetery, the house was strange as muslim c would turn on ,we all heard footsteps upstairs and doors closing.
    I never further that house and the new owners say the same. Pl awe research it
    If interested I will get the exact address as it has been years so I’ve ve been there but my entire life hoping to find a fact of “the other side” this home (house) has can never forget , our entire family (6) heard felt this some presence


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