For nearly four years now, we've investigated the most haunted locations Michigan has to offer.
We recently posted an exclusive "Top 20" countdown highlighting our most favorite, haunted locations we've been to:
Here's a brief look at some of these sites, all known to be paranormally active, and that YOU can visit this Halloween:
The Witch's Ball (Memphis, Michigan)
A large sphere above an otherwise unassuming grave is host to numerous legends. Dubbed the "Witch's Ball," it is said if you look into the sphere, apparitions and dark shadows will appear behind you, and voices will lure you deeper into cemetery and into the woods behind it.
During our investigation of Memphis Cemetery, where the "Witch's Ball" resides, we captured tons of EVP's; heard a loud SCREAM; documented the smell of formaldehyde appeared out of nowhere and then vanished after just 45 seconds or so; and ended our investigation after having strange camera battery drainage and malfunctions.
Eloise Asylum (Westland, Michigan)
When asked what my favorite investigation has been, I always say this one. Not only is it one of Michigan's most iconic haunted hotspots (recently featured on Travel Channel's "Destination FEAR"), it lives up to its reputation.
During our investigation, we captured one of our only visual anomalies ever: a MISTY FORM appears as I whip my camera behind me, where I felt something rush up on me just moments before. This is the same area an employee reported getting pushed, and a knife was thrown at her. One of our own investigators also got overwhelmingly sick and dizzy on the third floor, and had to excuse herself from the investigation.
McCourtie Park (Somerset Center, Michigan)
A mysterious "lady in blue" is said to roam the park's historic bridges at night. No one knows who she is, but rumors are that she could be from the Underground Railroad which supposedly ran through the park. The park's disc golf course is named after this apparition, thus it seems the park embraces the legend.
During our investigation, we caught a mysterious whisper on camera, as well as a potential female voice; documented bizarre EMF spikes; and our new Parascope device detected static energy fluctuations on one of the park's bridges.
Pere Cheney (Crawford County, Michigan)
Once a booming lumber town, Pere Cheney is now abandoned, literally a ghost of what it once was. Though the town itself is gone, its former cemetery is known by many as one of the "most haunted" places in Michigan. Growls, voices, and shadows are common reports.
During our investigation, tons of EVP's were captured, including a creepy male voice as soon as Ben begins to provoke; a unexplained child's size shoe print mysteriously appeared on our car; and a shadow figure was seen.
Dudgeon Swamp (White Cloud, Michigan)
This is said to be Michigan's most haunted location... and it lives up to that reputation. Rumors of incest, murder, and insanity are supposedly the origins of this haunting. It's a crazy story with many twists and turns. For a more in-depth recounting of the history, we recommend listening to this episode of "So Dead" that covers the case: https://www.sodeadpodcast.com/podcasts/ep49
During our investigation, we documented multiple light anomalies and "orbs" on both video and Polaroid; had insane EMF fluctuations on command and answering questions... that were literally the highest readings we've ever captured. We also felt an overwhelming feeling of unease and chest pains
Old Quaker Cemetery (Nashville, Michigan)
This forgotten old Quaker cemetery is one of the most historic in all of Michigan. Among its burials is a soldier who marched with George Washington, whose spirit is said to manifest, aiming a gun at you, before disappearing. Voices and shadows are also reported.
During our investigation, a disembodied female voice heard; a clear EVP saying "COME HERE" was documented; and a black shadow mass was seen.
Hell's Bridge (Algoma Township, Michigan)
Supposedly, a man by the name of Elias Friske killed a bunch of schoolchildren, and when locals found out, hanged him atop a local bridge. According to the legend, his last words were that it wasn't him, but the devil itself that killed the children. To this day, the bridge he was hanged on, now referred to as "Hell's Bridge," is said to be haunted by children ghosts that manifest in the water; glowing eyes; and dark shadow figures atop the bridge and in the surrounding woods.
During our investigation, we picked up on an unexplained smell of lilac flowers; an intelligent male voice communicating via spirit box; the feeling of being touched after crossing the bridge; and camera malfunctions and drainage.
Stimson Hospital (Eaton Rapids, Michigan)
Renowned doctor Frances Blanchard fell to his death from an elevator shaft in this former hospital's third floor. It is now said that its former morgue, as well as second floor hospital rooms, are haunted by multiple "angry" and aggressive forces, manifesting in the forms of shadows and strange growls and voices. The hospital is currently being renovated as a haunted Bed and Breakfast.
We've investigated the hospital three times, twice on our own and a third time for a special collaborative livestream on Doctor Blanchard's birthday. On both our second and third visits, we heard a loud GROWL on the second floor; a disembodied voice captured in the basement; unexplained FOOTSTEPS; an EVP saying "HELP"; spirit box voices saying "HOSPITAL," "GO TO THE MORGUE, and "CAN'T STOP." On top of this, multiple investigators felt intense rage, and had to stop investigating.
Michigan has its share of spooky legends (see for yourself on our haunted location page). Not surprisingly, a good number of these "hauntings" revolve around a supposed witch who continues to roam these locations.
Pere Cheney: The Witch That Cursed This Ghost Town
The historic town of Pere Cheney was established in 1874, but went abandoned by 1917. It is now a literal ghost town, plagued by hundreds of reports of "paranormal activity."
According to legend, a witch was blamed for the fires and disease outbreak that ravaged the city. She was hanged on a large and menacing tree in the back of the town's old cemetery. It's this cemetery that's said to be the town's most "haunted" location.
During our investigation, we caught some impressive EVP's by this tree. Hear them in our video below: