I remember back in high school, I went on a tour of Motion Picture Institute, a renowned film school here in Troy, Michigan.
Along its walls are pictures of its famous graduates. Perhaps its most surprising? None other than Zak Bagans, host of hit Travel Channel docuseries "Ghost Adventures."
This isn't Bagans' only Michigan connection, however.
He's actually from here.
And, if you go back... waaaayy back.... to the original "Ghost Adventures" documentary, it actually starts in Michigan.
The apartment in which Bagans professes he "came face to face with a ghost," launching his decade-long obsession with capturing proof of its existence, was located in Trenton, Michigan.
According to the town's local paper, the Trenton Trib: "he’s the talk of the town; in fact, I turned on the radio at an early hour one day to hear two hosts of a national sports show talking about Zak..."
Still... in the over 200 episodes of "Ghost Adventures"... they've never returned to Michigan.
If Bagans does decide to return to Michigan for an episode, we've compiled our list of the three most haunted places that he'd want to check out:
1. Eloise Asylum (Westland, Michigan)
Featured on Travel Channel's "Destination Fear," this is one of the state's most notorious haunted hotspots. And it more than lives up to its reputation, as both local investigators, and the cast of "Destination Fear" would attest.
2. Rosevear Park Woods (Owosso, Michigan)
A slightly "off the radar" hotspot, Rosevear Park is feared by locals, who will tell you that back in the 1980's, satanic rituals got so out of hand in the woods, that some left town in fear. Animals were found on stakes throughout the woods, and even today, upside down crosses and other strange markings can be found on its trees.
When we visited, an investigator got pushed, and then three scratch marks appeared on her arm. At the same time, two other investigators saw a figure behind her, and a loud CRASHING sound was heard.
3. Stimson Hospital (Eaton Rapids, Michigan)
This is by far our favorite Michigan haunting, and it doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
Once a sprawling hospital, it is now being renovated into a bed and breakfast, while renting sections off to tenants. The tenants have had a host of paranormal activity happen, as well as the current owners, and local paranormal teams that have been granted permission to investigate.
It is said Doctor Blanchard, who fell three stories to his death in the hospital, is behind the activity... but there is also something more malicious else there, according to a psychic. This "angry" spirit is also picked up by investigators, experiencing growls, strange shadow figures, and being overcome by unexplained rage.