5 Haunted Places You Need To Visit  In Michigan This October
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5 Haunted Places In Michigan You Need To Visit This October

Sometimes an artificial haunted house isn't enough.


The month of October is basically one giant ode to all things spooky and paranormal. What better way to spend the month than exploring some of the most haunted places in Michigan? Some of these places might even be in your backyard! If you aren't a believer, the places on this list definitely will make you into one. If you are a believer and curious, these places will fulfill that curiosity. Happy hunting!

Disclaimer: The author is not responsible for anything that may happen to the participants when visiting these places.

1. The Whitney Restaurant - Detroit  

The former home of David Whitney, Jr. has been standing since the 1894. In the 1980s, the home was restored and opened as a restaurant. Since then, there have been many reports of apparitions, disembodied voices, and eerie feelings. People have also said that knocking can be heard on the walls, along with the sound of someone playing the piano when no one was seen around it. It is thought to be the ghosts of Mr. Whitney and his wife that still inhabit the establishment, as they both had strong connections to the place when they were alive.

2. Michigan's First State Prison - Jackson

This establishment open in 1838 and remained open until 1934 and housed some of the worst criminals in the state. The prisoners who were locked up here endured prison neglect, brutal abuse, and unimaginable torture. Today, the establishment is a Armory Arts Village, an apartment complex for artists. Many of the residents have reported strange noises and eerie feelings. The owner of the building hosts tours of the place and not a single person that has gone through that building that doesn't believe it's haunted.

3. Mary Mayo Hall - East Lansing

Rumors spread all around Michigan State University's campus about this particular residence hall. It originally opened up in 1931 and was home to many women striving for equal education. Since then, it has become a co-ed dormitory. There have been reports of strange noises, a piano playing by itself, and off smells. Rumor has it, seances and satanic rituals also took place inside the walls of Mayo Hall.

4. The Grave of "Little Mary" - Jackson

Mary McNaughton was only seven years old when she died in her home. A few days after her burial, her mother woke up out of dead sleep and starting screaming that her daughter had been buried alive. She demanded that the grave be uncovered. When the casket was examined, they found prominent scratch marks on the lid. If you visit the grave, there's a chance you can hear Mary crying and scratching at the casket, or even see her roaming around her grade.

5. The Holly Hotel - Holly 

This location has been featured on many "Haunted Places" lists, both locally and nationally. Bouncing between being a hotel and a restaurant, this location has burned down twice...with no known cause of how the fire started. Many apparitions have been seen, cold spots, moving objects, and unexplained voices. There have even been a few physical encounters recorded. Paranormal experts say the place is loaded with spirits.

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