Blood Cemetery is one of mid-Michigan's most notorious legends, and as we discovered on our two investigations there, it more than lives up to its spooky reputation!
The cemetery is in Laingsburg, just outside of Lansing.
The Blood family once owned the land, hence giving the cemetery its name. Legend states that the last surviving Blood member, "Doctor Blood," killed his wife with an axe, then hanged himself on the large tree in the center of the cemetery.
Disembodied voices, footsteps, and strange feelings are all reported at this eerie cemetery to this day.
That's the legend at least.
And, to be honest, it does sound like a "legend." We were skeptical going into our initial investigation, even though it was one of our first ones ever, back in 2017. In fact, if I recall correctly, this was the first investigation we had ever done at night!
But it wasn't just the inexperience at the time, or the creepier atmosphere that naturally comes with being at a cemetery at night. There was something about it that made our hairs stand up.
We thought we heard rustling or footsteps coming by the big tree in the center of the cemetery. Could this be the spot where Doctor Blood supposedly hanged himself?
To find out, we turned on our SB-7 Spirit Box, and when I said it could use my energy to speak, a man's voice clearly said "thank you, Ben." Well. My name is Ben.
So I asked what he's thanking me for, and the same voice came through to say "voice."
Over a year later, I returned to Blood Cemetery with the Michigan State University Paranormal Society, and we used the same spirit box under the same tree. This time, however, the voices we received weren't as grateful for our presence. Clear voices said "run!" and "get out." We documented a 20 degree temperature increase at the base of the tree.
I thought, perhaps, whatever's here was fed up with investigators constantly visiting their cemetery. Like I said, this is a famous Michigan legend. And the spirits agreed: when asked if they like people coming, the same voice that said "run!" replied, "I don't like."