Hatchet Man Road sure sounds like a road you don't want to travel down. Especially at night.
Though this isn't the road's "official" name (the signs say 28th Avenue), locals have dubbed it the ominous "Hatchet Man Road" due to its supposed hauntings and legends that are told and passed down throughout all of Michigan.
Supposedly, a paranoid man in the '80s built an underground bunker, and at the peak of his decent into madness... you guessed it... killed his entire family with a hatchet. Thus spawning the overwhelming reports of paranormal activity along the road his bunker once resided on, currently along a patch of 28th Avenue in the small town of Gobles.
This story has been passed down and told by locals since presumably the '80s, and has since spread throughout Michigan. It is said never to travel down the road at night, for you'll see glowing eyes and orbs, eerie shadow figures, and hear loud growls and creepy voices.
One of the main reports involves cars mysteriously malfunctioning only while driving down the supposedly haunted section of 28th Avenue.
We investigated the road last week, after one of our investigators, who grew up hearing about the legend, revealed that she experienced the reported car troubles a few years ago while driving through Hatchet Man Road.
Since we now had a credible source's testimony regarding its strange occurrences, we tried our best to document any paranormal activity of our own along Hatchet Man Road.
In the video below, you can hear our investigator's first-hand account of car issues along the road, and see our follow-up investigation of the incident:
Unfortunately, we didn't capture any paranormal activity whatsoever. The only "strange" occurrence was the faint sound of footsteps, but that was likely the rain or a small animal. We even debunked the claim of "eye" and "orbs" in the woods: one some trees, we found reflective eyes placed on the bark. If someone is driving down the road at night, especially if they're driving fast, it's very likely they'll mistake these fake, reflective eyes as real ones.
The Kalamazoo Country Youtube page even debunked the claims further, stating it's geographically impossible for an underground bunker as described in the legend to even exist along the road.
So why do reports of paranormal activity still persist along the road? And why do they exist in the first place?
Perhaps there is some truth to the legends after all. We didn't experience any, but who knows? If you're brave enough to venture down Gobles' "Hatchet Man Road" at night, let us know in the comments if you have any spooky experiences!
We learned about a history and supposedly haunted cemetery in the small town of Potterville, Michigan, after speaking with the well-respected Unsolved Paranormal Society about their intriguing experiences there.
During their investigations there, they seemed to gather the most evidence around a particular gravesite in the older section of the cemetery.
So, when we visited the cemetery last week, that's where we decided to focus our investigation. It was a bitterly cold night, so we didn't stay long. We planned to only do a quick spirit box session at the grave, and leave after a few minutes.
After three years investigating the paranormal, we still remain skeptical, and go into every investigation with minimal bias and preconceived notions.
In other words: we didn't expect to encounter and document the level of activity that we did.
Voices were coming through the spirit box simultaneous with the EMF (electromagnetic field) detector spiking. It was an overwhelming and emotional experience, as the spirits indicated they were stuck at the cemetery. When asked if they were lonely, all our devices went off.
WATCH our incredible, profound experience below:
With us being back on the road investigating the most haunted places in Michigan, we thought we'd share our exclusive "ghost hunting" playlist.
The playlist features an array of genres and artists—ranging from AC/DC and The Rolling Stones classics, to tracks from the under appreciated The High Strung and The Gaslight Anthem—making for an ultimate *paranormal* road trip: