Get your (Michigan) ghost town on!

through the never, photo by Marty Hogan mLive’s Emily Bingham has a feature on 11 eerie & intriguing ghost towns in Michigan that is definitely worth checking out. The slide for the Upper Peninsula ghost town of Central says: This abandoned village on the U.P.’s Keweenaw Peninsula was a company town of nearly 1,300 residents, … Continue reading Get your (Michigan) ghost town on!

The Ghost Forest in Silver Lake Dunes

Ghost Forest, photo by Charles Bohnam The Silver Lake State Park page at Michigan Trail Maps says in part: Not all of Michigan’s great hikes are trails. This trek is a journey through Silver Lake State Park’s trailless backcountry, a mile-wide strip of dunes between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan. There’s not another hike like this … Continue reading The Ghost Forest in Silver Lake Dunes

Michigan Ghost Towns: Aral at Otter Creek

Esch Beach, Otter Creek, photo by Sara Hunt/oni_one_ The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore tells the rich tale of the ghost town Aral: Aral was located on Lake Michigan where Otter Creek empties into the Lake just south of Esch Road, a few miles south of Empire, MI. Today this is one of the most popular … Continue reading Michigan Ghost Towns: Aral at Otter Creek

Sleeping Bear Dunes Ghost Forest

Ghost Forest, photo by Neil Weaver Photography Walk silently through the haunting landscape of the ghost forest of Sleeping Bear Point Trail and wind spirits whisper to you and chatter among the skeletons of long dead cedars. If you do not hear them you are not listening. I am sure the Anishinaabek knew the song … Continue reading Sleeping Bear Dunes Ghost Forest

The Ghost Bike

The Ghost Bike Commemorating Curt Dombecky, 4/23/1948-7/14/2012, photo by joeldinda This is a somber reminder as the weather warms and bikers return to the roads that hurrying or texting or lack of attention can result in tragedy. Ghostbikes.org explains: Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the … Continue reading The Ghost Bike

The Ghost Keeper of Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse, photo courtesy Archives of Michigan The Lightkeeper’s Ghost tells the tale of George and Loraine Parris who became the beloved caretakers of the Old Presque Isle Lighthouse, running the small museum and giving tours. George was something of a trickster and delighted in playing harmless tricks on visitors. He passed away in … Continue reading The Ghost Keeper of Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

The Red Dwarf of Detroit and Other Ghostly Tales

2011 March Du Nain Rouge, Detroit, MI, photo by vanessamiller. The last Wednesday of every month is a Weird Wednesday on Absolute Michigan, a time for stories of the spooky and strange. Definitely click that link to get your Halloween on, Michigan style, with stories from the Rowdy Ghosts of the Fenton Hotel to The … Continue reading The Red Dwarf of Detroit and Other Ghostly Tales

The Ghost of Minnie Quay

Sticks and Stones, photo by Jeff Gaydash. November is Shipwreck month on Absolute Michigan, and today we have one of the best Weird Michigan features ever, The Ghost of Minnie Quay, which tells a haunting tale of love and loss from Forester, Michigan. The last Wednesday of every month is a “Weird Wednesday” on Absolute … Continue reading The Ghost of Minnie Quay

Michigan’s Otherside: Ghosts in the Cornfield

whats left.. photo by PepOmint Michigan’s Otherside has some great stories to put you in the Halloween frame of mind. Corn mazes are a popular attraction that many Michigan farmers put a lot of time into, but as Ghosts in the Cornfield warns, sometimes corn fields have their own haunts: As a teenager I lived … Continue reading Michigan’s Otherside: Ghosts in the Cornfield

Lith Print: Ghost Forest

Lith Print: Ghost Forest, photo by Matt Callow. Holga, Tri-X, lith print. You can read more about the Sleeping Bear Dunes Ghost Forest, check out a slideshow of photos from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore taken during Matt’s time as Glen Arbor Art Association’s Artist-in-Residence and read the Michigan in Pictures photographer profile of … Continue reading Lith Print: Ghost Forest