Haunted Places in Brethren, Michigan



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    Ramsdell Theatre

    Manistee, Michigan

    15.6 miles from Brethren, MI

    James Earl Jones gave his first performance of Othello at the historic and haunted Ramsdell Theatre, built for T.J. Ramsdell in 1903. Mr. Ramsdell's ghost and that of an unknown woman have both been spotted in the building. Electrical anomalies have been reported here as well, specifically lights that come ...


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    Escape Bar and Grill

    Cadillac, Michigan

    30.9 miles from Brethren, MI

    The 1800's Northwood Hotel now houses the bar and grill, which is rumoured to be haunted. Apparitions reported here include a woman in an old-fashioned dress who appears in the ballroom, and a workman carrying a ladder. An employee who previously didn't believe in ghosts once had a glass ...


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    Ghost Farm of Kingsley

    Kingsley, Michigan

    34.4 miles from Brethren, MI

    The Ghost Farm of Kingsley was old farm land just south of Traverse City MI. We purchased the land several years ago. A mother and daughter currently own the land and have first hand experiences with what seems to be spirits that make their presence known. The land is marked ...


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    Traverse City State Hospital

    Traverse City, Michigan

    36.3 miles from Brethren, MI

    Traverse City State Hospital was almost completely remodeled in 2000s, but reports say that the original structure remains from 1885, when it was built as the Northern Michigan Asylum. Unlike some of the others at the time, this hospital was said to be a place of beauty, where patients were ...


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    Osceola Inn

    Reed City, Michigan

    38.9 miles from Brethren, MI

    The historic inn is haunted by several apparitions. The first is a ghostly face that has been staring into guests rooms from outside the inn, only to vanish when approached. A ghostly woman in white has been seen in the bar area of the hotel, and has also been seen ...


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    Mission Table - Bowers Harbor Inn

    Traverse City, Michigan

    46.9 miles from Brethren, MI

    Originally built in the 1880s, this inn is said to be haunted by the original owner's wife, Genevive Stickney. The sordid story is that Mr. Stickney had an affair with their nurse. When he died, he left all his money to the nurse, and only the house to Genevive, who ...


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    Sieting Hotel

    Kalkaska, Michigan

    50.8 miles from Brethren, MI

    This hotel was built in 1912, and claims of hauntings have been reported there ever since. Sobs, screams and moans have been heard, as well as voices. The ghost of a tall, shadowy man and a little girl in a white dress have been reported. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Oasis Red Bull Tavern

    Kewadin, Michigan

    53.8 miles from Brethren, MI

    Oasis Red Bull Tavern's ghost is suspected to be a man who hanged himself in the basement around 1932 when the bar opened. Witnesses have reported ghostly footsteps, moving objects, icy drafts, electrical anomalies and intense feelings of uneasiness.


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    The Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Bellaire, Michigan

    61.3 miles from Brethren, MI

    This 1890s inn is said to be haunted by original builder Henry Richardi, who built the house for his intended bride. It is said that after Henry passed away, his disappointed spirit came here to rest. The building stood unoccupied for many years, and during that time, folks reported seeing ...


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    Anchor Inn

    Houghton Lake, Michigan

    61.7 miles from Brethren, 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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    La Belle de la Riviere Bed and Breakfast

    Newaygo, Michigan

    62.2 miles from Brethren, MI

    The bed and breakfast is reportedly haunted. Music and strange noises have been heard in the basement late at night when there is no around, and ghostly voices have been heard in the rooms of guests. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Murphy’s Lamplight Inn - The Blue Pelican Inn

    Central Lake, Michigan

    64.7 miles from Brethren, MI

    Once Murphy's Lamplight Inn built in the early 1900s, the Blue Pelican is now predominantly a restaurant but it also rents rooms. Ghosts are said to have taken up residence here since the 1950s. Spirits here include a man and woman in late-1920s to early-1930s clothing, sometimes seen dancing together ...


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    White River Light

    Whitehall, Michigan

    67.3 miles from Brethren, MI

    Built in 1876, this lighthouse is said to be haunted by its first keeper, Captain William Robinson, and his wife Sara. They had 11 children and lived there for 47 years. Even after he retired and his son took over, the Captain still kept up his duties. He died here ...


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    Doherty Hotel

    Clare, Michigan

    70.5 miles from Brethren, 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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    Pere Cheney

    Roscommon, Michigan

    70.7 miles from Brethren, 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

    70.8 miles from Brethren, 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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    Buffalo Ridge Road

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    72.4 miles from Brethren, MI

    The north end of Buffalo Ridge Road becomes a dirt road. The story tells that a man hung himself here, and with so much grief, the wife murdered her three children. One boy, a girl, and a baby. If you drive slow on the dirt road at night, ...


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    Rayburn Lodge

    Grayling, Michigan

    72.7 miles from Brethren, 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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    Von Stiehl Winery

    Algoma, Wisconsin

    73 miles from Brethren, MI

    The winery is believed to be haunted by a former owner. Strange noises, disembodied footsteps and sightings of apparitions in the bottling room have been reported in the old winery. Bottles of wine are frequently moved around, as is furniture in the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Historic Karsten Inn - Kewaunee Inn

    Kewaunee, Wisconsin

    74 miles from Brethren, MI

    Among the eerie occurrences reported here are orbs, mists, strange things that appear in photos, apparitions, cold and hot spots, phantom aromas, and many sounds, including whispering, flute-playing, moving furniture, breaking glass, and a child's running footsteps. The sound of a woman sobbing is also heard on floor 2. Mr. ...


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    Institute Saloon

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    74.5 miles from Brethren, MI

    In the women's bathroom, faucets turn on and off by themselves. Ghostly voices are heard in the bar, and diners have reported seeing menacing shadowy apparitions on the ground floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Frauenthal Theater

    Muskegon, Michigan

    74.8 miles from Brethren, MI

    Visitors, performers and staff at the theatre have reported being followed around by a small apparition in black clothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Sawyer House

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    76.4 miles from Brethren, MI

    My husband and I stayed at this B&B for 4 days/3 nights. 3 level Bed & Breakfast. We stayed in the "Lighthouse suite" on the third floor. We later learned that the house was built in 1902 by a doctor and the upper level was the servants quarters. Upon first entering ...


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    Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

    Charlevoix, Michigan

    79.4 miles from Brethren, MI

    The Weathervane is housed in a former 1800s grist mill, and its bar is constructed with planks from a shipwreck. The ghost of a miller who was killed on the job is said to haunt the restaurant. Witnesses have heard his footsteps and seen dishes move on their own, and ...


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    Shipwrecked Brew Pub and Restaurant

    Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

    80.6 miles from Brethren, MI

    The restaurant reportedly houses several spirits dating back from its original construction in 1882. The first is that of former owner Verna Moore, who has been seen in the dining room and basement of the building. She converse's with members of staff, and moves around furniture in the upstairs hotel ...


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    Nunica Cemetery

    Nunica, Michigan

    84.9 miles from Brethren, MI

    Nunica Cemetery has been around since 1883, and throughout its history there have been many mysterious, and paranormal activity surrounding the Cemetery. The resident spirit who supposedly walks the graveyard, is a Mr. Joel A. Bond. Joel A. Bond has been seen as a intelligent spirit and mostly watches from ...


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    Fox Tower Cemetery

    Vanderbilt, Michigan

    85.7 miles from Brethren, MI

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


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    Nelsen's Hall Bitters Pub

    Washington, Wisconsin

    86.3 miles from Brethren, MI

    Nelsen’s Hall Bitters Pub & Restaurant is housed in a historic building and sells the drink used as a "tonic" (wink) during the Prohibition era. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of namesake Tom Nelsen, the Danish man who got a pharmaceutical license to serve his tonic ...


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    The Grill Room

    Grand Haven, Michigan

    86.3 miles from Brethren, MI

    The upscale Grill Room, in the former 1873 Gildner Hotel, is believed to be haunted by a ghost in a cowboy hat and another of a little girl the staff has nicknamed Emily.


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Rockford, Michigan

    88.6 miles from Brethren, MI

    Near Oakwood Cemetery, at the corner of Brewer and Cannonsburg Roads, a woman has been seen standing in cold, rainy or snowy weather without a coat. All she does is stand there, mildly accepting of the cold and harsh elements surrounding her. It is suspected that she is a ghost, ...


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    The Perry Hotel

    Petoskey, Michigan

    90.6 miles from Brethren, MI

    This 1899 hotel is said to be haunted by a woman who committed suicide here in 1902. She has been seen in the garden looking toward the lake.


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    Knights Inn Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    90.7 miles from Brethren, MI

    Witnesses at this inn have seen apparitions in the hallways and experienced strange happenings with the phones. They've also reported hearing strange voices, and the lights are said to turn on by unseen hands.


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    Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant

    Petoskey, Michigan

    91.5 miles from Brethren, MI

    The 1911 hotel and restaurant is haunted by at least three apparitions. The first is that of a ghostly lady in white, who has been seen wandering the hallways of the inn and in some cases, has appeared in guests rooms. The second apparition is that of a man in ...


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    Belding Library

    Belding, Michigan

    92.3 miles from Brethren, MI

    The Belding Library, this version of which was built in 1917 (the original library was destroyed in a fire), is haunted by a little girl. Her apparition has been seen in the children's section, and many witnesses have heard her laughing.


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    Cornerstone University

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    93.9 miles from Brethren, MI

    Cornerstone University is haunted by a ghost girl in a 1970s-style dress who has been seen waiting outside Pickett Hall late at night. When the ghost realizes she has been seen, she disappears.


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    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    94 miles from Brethren, MI

    In the old part of the hotel, which is now reportly the hotel's smoking section, objects have been witnessed moving about by themselves.


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    St. Cecilia Music Center

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    94.3 miles from Brethren, MI

    Security guards working night shifts in the centre have reported that when the leave a room and return later, that all the chairs will have been moved around. A female voice is heard in the ballroom, and many people have sighted a shadowy apparition rushing across the stage before vanishing. (Submitted ...


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    Old LaMar Hotel and Horseshoe Bar Building

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    94.7 miles from Brethren, MI

    A tattoo business that moved into the 1891 LaMar Hotel and Horseshoe Bar building reported finding a secret room during remodeling, thought to have been a hiding place for alcohol during the Prohibition. In addition, witnesses reported eerie presences, perfume scents, flickering lights, doors that lock by themselves, footsteps, and ...


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    Aquinas College - Holmdene

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    94.8 miles from Brethren, MI

    Aquinas College's early-1900s Holmdene Manor was originally built by Edward Lowe and his wife Susan. It's believed to be haunted by one of their children. The little boy allegedly drowned on the premises, and his ghost is said to turn on the lights after security turns them off and locks ...


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    Thornapple Village Inn Restaurant - Bistro Chloe Elan

    Ada, Michigan

    97 miles from Brethren, MI

    The former Thornapple Village Inn, now Bistro Chloe Elan, has a ghostly legend attached to it. The story says that an engagement dinner was held here, after which the bride-to-be suddenly died. Her ghost is said to roam the premises, showing up in women's restroom mirrors or tinkering with the ...


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