Haunted Places in Alpena, Michigan



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    Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse

    Alpena, Michigan

    11.8 miles from Alpena, MI

    Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse was built in the 1830s and was automated in 1983. The ghost of a former keeper named Morgan is said to reside here. His apparition has been seen walking along the shore and has been felt by lighthouse visitors.


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    Old Presque Isle Light

    Presque Isle, Michigan

    19.5 miles from Alpena, MI

    Local legend tales of a former lightkeeper's wife who was kept locked in the tower until she went insane. Her screams have been heard on the wind at night. Another legend, that of George Parris, surrounds this lighthouse. In the 1990s when the place became a museum, George and his ...


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    Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

    Harrisville, Michigan

    25.4 miles from Alpena, MI

    Sturgeon Point Lighthouse, built in 1869, once had a ghost that carried its dim light up the stairs to the tower at night. However, the tower is now walled up, and the wall sports a painted mural of a lighthouse keeper.


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    Pack House Inn and Restaurant

    Oscoda Township, Michigan

    44.3 miles from Alpena, MI

    The nineteenth-century inn and restaurant may have closed down, but the residence is still believed to be haunted by the daughter of the lumber baron who built the original house. Local folk claim that the spirit, known as 'Grace', still wanders the halls of the old mansion. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Rayburn Lodge

    Grayling, Michigan

    64.8 miles from Alpena, MI

    According to local lore, while the mid-1900s building stood abandoned for several years, some teens broke in and held a seance. Afterward, they saw a lumberjack coming toward them from the river. He pointed at them and vanished, scaring the teens half to death. According to locals, the ghostly lumberjack ...


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    Fox Tower Cemetery

    Vanderbilt, Michigan

    64.9 miles from Alpena, MI

    At Fox Tower Cemetery, witnesses have described many unexplained things: Cool air, footsteps, and strange sightings.


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    Pere Cheney

    Roscommon, Michigan

    67.9 miles from Alpena, MI

    Pere Cheney is a ghost town in the heart of Michigan. At its peak, 1,500 lived here, but after a series of epidemics wiped out a majority of the population, the town was empty. Local legend says that the cause of this misfortune was the doing of a witch banished, ...


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    Pere Cheney Cemetery

    Roscommon, Michigan

    67.9 miles from Alpena, MI

    Pere Cheney Cemetery, circa 1873, sits in a ghost town that has been the subject of lots of haunted tales. Locals tell about apparitions, orbs, witches, strange lights, and Native American curses. The cemetery has been a target for vandalism, and few headstones remain, according to reports. The townspeople are ...


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    Bois Blanc Island

    Pointe Aux Pins, Michigan

    68.9 miles from Alpena, MI

    Bois Blanc Island, southeast of Mackinac Island, is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of two British soldiers who allegedly deserted. The men were killed by Native Americans after their commander put out a bounty on them.


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    Mission Point Resort

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    78.8 miles from Alpena, MI

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide nearby as well as spirits from people who drowned in a nearby lagoon.


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    Bogan Lane Inn

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    79 miles from Alpena, MI

    Staff and sometimes guests as well have seen and heard the ghost of a little girl with long hair here. She has been seen playing theh piano and has been known to tell folks that she wants to go home.


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    Fort Mackinac

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    79.2 miles from Alpena, MI

    Fort Mackinac is a Revolutionary War-era fort on Mackinac Island. The popular tourist site is haunted in many spots. In the Guard House are cold spots and orbs that show up in photos. In the Hospital, visitors have detected feelings of sadness and apparitions of phantom limbs. In the Officer ...


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    Rifle Range Trail

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    79.4 miles from Alpena, MI

    An old fort soldier was framed for shooting and killing another soldier of the fort. He was hung on Rifle Range trail. But, he is still seeking vengance. When you walk along the trail, it is said that you feel bullets whizzing past your ears, your hair gets pulled on, ...


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    Grand Hotel

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    79.5 miles from Alpena, MI

    This hotel, built in the late 19th century, is known to have more than a few haunts as a result of some grisly historic facts. It is said that when the hotel's foundation was laid, many human skeletons were unearthed. And the small horse corral is said to be on ...


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    Anchor Inn

    Houghton Lake, Michigan

    83.1 miles from Alpena, MI

    We are a 100 year old Family restaurant, lounge, old hotel. We have decades of witnesses to paranormal activity dating back to the 40's & 50's. We have everything from full body apparitions, shadow figures, orbs, mists, objects moving, foot steps, voices, doors slamming, faucets on/off, electrical disturbances, people being ...


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    Sweet Dreams Inn

    Bay Port, Michigan

    83.7 miles from Alpena, MI

    At this Victorian bed-and-breakfast inn, several ghosts are rumored to have the run of the place. They open and close the doors, move the furniture, throw objects, and walk up and down the stairs. They are said to be friendly spirits.


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    Bayview Hotel

    Bruce Mines, Ontario

    87 miles from Alpena, MI

    Bayview Hotel or Bay View Hotel, now a private residence, was in operation as far back as the 1800s. Rumor has it that way back around then, a mentally disabled child was hidden away in the attic for years, and it may be this child's spirit who haunts the place ...


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    Austin Arnold Road

    Snover, Michigan

    105.7 miles from Alpena, MI

    The legend of the ghost on Austin Arnold Road starts is about a hermit who was unhappy that the coal mine was moving too close to his home. He destroyed his house and burned his crops, then laid down a tarp on which he shot his dog and himself. Unexplained ...


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    Doherty Hotel

    Clare, Michigan

    108.2 miles from Alpena, MI

    The hotel was a notorious hangout for gangsters in the 1920's and 1930's, and was also the scene of many murders, as well as front for an illegal gambling parlour. Loud knocking noises have been heard in the lobby when there is no one around, and the aroma of perfume ...


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    Windsor Park Hotel

    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

    108.9 miles from Alpena, MI

    Those who visit Windsor Park Hotel may want to pay close attention while on the elevator. The buttons are said to often be pressed by an unseen hand, usually causing the elevator to go to the fifth floor. Footsteps, electrical anomalies and unusually cold air also have been reported, as ...


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    Point Iroquois Lighthouse

    Brimley, Michigan

    114 miles from Alpena, MI

    A great Indian battle was held on the land where the Point Iroquois Lighthouse now stands, and a shadowy apparition seen here is thought to be a victim of that battle. Also, the ghost of a little girl has been seen on the grounds, believed to be one who was ...


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