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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. To help the communities enjoy their Halloween season, veteran paranormal researcher and the host of Destination America’s Ghost Stalkers, John E.L. Tenney has once again identified Michigan’s Top Ten most haunted cities.
After losing the top spot on the list, two years ago, 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 paranormal investigator, 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 Tenney’s organization collects and compiles e-mails, news stories, letters, and historical documents to create the list.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 unique 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.”
The 2015 Top 10 Haunted Michigan Cities (2014 rankings in parentheses)
- Detroit (3)*
- Mackinac Island (1)
- Grand Rapids (10)
- Mount Clemens (9)
- Traverse City (8)
- Flint (5)
- Oxford/Lake Orion (7)
- Kalamazoo (4)
- Ann Arbor (6)
- Jackson (2)
*The five most commonly reported locations within Detroit:
- The Whitney
- Eastern Market
- Detroit Public Library
- Wayne State Campus
- Indian Village
For more information, visit WeirdLectures.com.