Haunted Places in Emmett, Michigan



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    Memphis Cemetery

    Richmond, Michigan

    7.7 miles from Emmett, MI

    The small Memphis Cemetery has a legend about its "witch's ball," a black marble stone in the back of the graveyard. Folks say that shadows and faces will appear in the stone, and apparitions and disembodied voices have been reported in the area as well.


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    McMorran Place Theater

    Port Huron, Michigan

    17.1 miles from Emmett, MI

    McMorran Place Theater, built in 1960, is haunted by ghostly eyes, orbs, and the apparition of a woman and others. Many ghosts have been spotted in the balcony. Paranormal investigators even caught an EVP of a woman saying "I don't belong here!"


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    Murphy Inn

    St. Clair, Michigan

    18.2 miles from Emmett, MI

    This inn was formerly a boardinghouse that opened in 1836. The Irish-themed inn and pub has a resident ghost that has been seen in just about every guest room. Folks say the most often-haunted rooms, though, are the Lancaster Room and the Devonshire Room. The ghost is said to be ...


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    Bruce Mansion

    Brown City, Michigan

    21.9 miles from Emmett, MI

    Bruce Mansion was built in 1876, and is now a costume shop, according to reports. The land on which it rests were the site of many tragedies that may have resulted in its hauntings. Fires, deaths and wartime casualties occurred on the property and after it was built, the mansion ...


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    Peche Island Rear Range Light

    Marine City, Michigan

    23.5 miles from Emmett, MI

    The Peche Island Rear Range Light historic lighthouse had developed a severe tilt in its original location and was moved to its current spot after its deactivation. Perhaps its resident spirit was upset by the move; now an apparition is seen at night, holding a dim lantern and walking around ...


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    Riviera Restaurant

    Marine City, Michigan

    23.5 miles from Emmett, MI

    Riviera Restaurant is rumored to have had a haunt who tormented an employee for a couple of weeks by turning on kitchen appliances, tinkering with radios, and moving objects.


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    White Horse Inn

    Metamora, Michigan

    26.7 miles from Emmett, MI

    The White Horse Inn is currently closed for business, and is scheduled to reopen in 2014. But whether its haunts will remain is uncertain. Folks say a fire here claimed the lives of several intoxicated men and one barmaid, and their moaning and screaming was often heard by guests at ...


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    Rob’s Place

    Oxford Charter Township, Michigan

    27.8 miles from Emmett, MI

    Rob's Place has been the site of some weird occurrences, like glasses falling off shelves, bathroom stores banging open, jukebox volume quirks, strange orbs and squiggles that show in photos, and an apparition of a white-haired man in a Civil War uniform. Some say the activity comes from a basement ...


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    Scripps Road

    Orion charter Township, Michigan

    30.3 miles from Emmett, MI

    Scripps road is an old dirt road off the beaten path in Lake Orion. People claim to see dark figures around a gate leading to the scripps mansion and also in the surrounding woods. It is also said by some that you can see white figures chasing your car ...


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    John Dodge House

    Rochester, Michigan

    30.9 miles from Emmett, MI

    Auto magnate John Dodge's former weekend retreat in Oakland University's Meadow Brook Estate is rumored to have a ghost. Suspects include Dodge himself, who died in 1920, and his daughter, Anna Margaret, who died of measles at age 4. Witnesses have described the sounds of footsteps and disembodied voices as ...


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    Castaway's Restaurant

    Lapeer, Michigan

    31.1 miles from Emmett, MI

    Castaway's Restaurant on Lake Nepessing is housed in a building that was once a hotel and has ben several other businesses. Witnesses say the apparition of a man has been seen walking off of the dock into the lake, and a ghostly woman has been spotted near the lighthouse. Some ...


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    Halmich Park

    Warren, Michigan

    35.9 miles from Emmett, MI

    At Halmich Park, reports say a visitor was driving at night, and suddenly their car hit something they never saw in the road. They got out to look and there was nothing there, but then a huge black figure raced toward them, screaming. As they drove away they heard it ...


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    Forester Inn

    Carsonville, Michigan

    36.6 miles from Emmett, MI

    This restaurant is known because of a nearby ghost. Locals say Minnie Quay haunts her former home, located just across the street from Forester Inn.


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    Ghost of Minnie Quay

    Carsonville, Michigan

    36.9 miles from Emmett, MI

    The legend of the ghost of Minnie Quay begins in 1852, when Minnie was 15. She fell in love with a sailor of whom her parents didn't approve. When his ship sank in the Great Lakes, the distraught Minnie walked through town and leapt off the pier to her death ...


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    Christ Church Cranbrook

    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    38 miles from Emmett, MI

    Christ Church Cranbrook is rumored to be haunted, perhaps stemming from a book by Henry Scripps Booth, son of Cranbrook founder George Gough Booth. The 1963 book is called "Cranbrook Boasts a Ghost; or the Skeptic's Tale." It's about a stonemason who disappeared during the building's construction, having been trapped ...


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    Birmingham 8 Theater

    Birmingham, Michigan

    38.2 miles from Emmett, MI

    Birmingham 8 Theater, housed in a historic playhouse building, is rumored to have a ghost. In one incidence, employees had swept popcorn into piles on the floor, and a mysterious gust made them shift over, still in their piles, about 3 feet. Unexplained sounds and electrical anomalies also have been ...


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    Fran Leaf Park

    Keego Harbor, Michigan

    39.5 miles from Emmett, MI

    Fran Leaf Park's namesake is said to haunt her park. Her apparition as well as strange groaning sounds on the wind have been reported.


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    Knock Knock Road

    Detroit, Michigan

    40.5 miles from Emmett, MI

    Strasburg Road is known as Knock Knock Road, because many passersby in their vehicles have reported the sounds of constant child's knocking and rapping on their car doors and windows. The haunting is said to stem from a adolescent girl who was once riding her bike by the road, ...


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    Austin Arnold Road

    Snover, Michigan

    41.3 miles from Emmett, 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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    Two Way Inn

    Hamtramck, Michigan

    41.4 miles from Emmett, MI

    The historic inn was built in 1876, and is now a bar, although it was formerly a brothel, a general store and an old jail. The apparition frequently seen is that of a cowboy wandering through the building, who stayed and passed away in the old inn. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cadieux Cafe

    Detroit, Michigan

    41.5 miles from Emmett, MI

    The haunting at this cafe seems to be somewhat of a family affair. Witnesses have seen the apparition of cafe owner’s mother Yvonne Devos in the bar area or sitting at a table, and her husband Robert has been seen in the basement. Also, an apparition of a man is ...


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    Machpelah Cemetery

    Ferndale, Michigan

    41.6 miles from Emmett, MI

    Machpelah Cemetery, a Jewish graveyard established in 1912 is said to be haunted by the phantom sounds of bells and screaming from around midnight to 3 a.m. The sounds seem to come from the park behind the cemetery.


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    Oakland Community College

    Waterford Township, Michigan

    42.3 miles from Emmett, MI

    At Oakland Community College, formerly a hospital, there is allegedly a tunnel that connects Highland Hall to High Oak Hall. It's said to begin in the basement of Highland Hall, which was once a morgue. The basement and the tunnel are said to be haunted. Witnesses have described apparitions of ...


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    Holly Hotel

    Holly, Michigan

    45.8 miles from Emmett, MI

    Now a restaurant only, this establishment has long been known to be haunted. One of the ghosts here is said to be Mr. Hirst, former owner and most-often-seen apparition. He doesn't like noise or renovations. He wears a frock coat and top hat and smokes cigars. He sometimes can be ...


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    St Aubin's House

    Detroit, Michigan

    46 miles from Emmett, MI

    The historic house was once the site of a number of cult murders. The apparition of a headless man has been seen wandering around the upper levels of the house, along with the noises of screams, moans and cry for help. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    David Whitney House - The Whitney

    Detroit, Michigan

    46.6 miles from Emmett, MI

    The Whitney, now a restaurant, was built in 1890 by lumber magnate Whitney Jr. Witnesses have seen an apparition that disappeared into the floor and shadows near the children's room. Objects also have bene known to move, and lights turn on and off by themselves.


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    Capitol Theatre

    Flint Township, Michigan

    46.7 miles from Emmett, MI

    The historic Capitol Theatre is said to be haunted, and witnesses have seen apparitions and shadows in the balcony area and heard unexplained screams, moans, and tapping on the walls. Reports say that bands setting up here have had their equipment suddenly go dead and heard eerie singing accompanied by ...


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    Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    Detroit, Michigan

    46.8 miles from Emmett, MI

    The DSO building is believed to be haunted by Russian pianist Ossip Gabrilowitsch, who became the musical director in 1917. Not only have visitors and employees heard unexplained footsteps and voices and felt cold spots, the apparition of Gabrilowitsch has been seen backstage and in the offices.


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    William Tyndale College

    Farmington Hills, Michigan

    46.9 miles from Emmett, MI

    William Tyndale College closed in 2005, but was rumored to have ghosts that may reside there still. The ghosts were discovered by phantom noises: the clicking of a woman walking down a hall in high heels and the sounds of children playing.


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    Alhambra Apartments

    Detroit, Michigan

    47.2 miles from Emmett, MI

    The historic apartment block was built in 1924, and was the scene of a poisoning murder in which two died. People walking past the building late at night have seen strange lights in the building and seen a flying white apparition in the hallways of the abandoned apartment block. (Submitted by ...


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    Detroit Masonic Temple

    Detroit, Michigan

    47.3 miles from Emmett, MI

    Detroit’s Masonic Temple has more than 1,000 rooms, plus secret passageways, hidden staircases and concealed compartments under its floors. Of course, a building like this has to have a ghost! This one's is thought to be George D. Mason, who went bankrupt while funding its construction and, when his wife ...


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    Fort Shelby Doubletree Suites Hotel

    Detroit, Michigan

    48 miles from Emmett, MI

    This Doubletree branch is known by locals as the Fort Shelby Hotel, as that was its original name since 1916. The building sat unoccupied for many years, and according to the local rumor mill, a homeless man named Al who used it as a temporary sleeping spot met his demise ...


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    Fenton Hotel

    Fenton, Michigan

    49.4 miles from Emmett, MI

    At this restuarant, formerly a historic hotel, the wait staff have been known to take phantom drink orders for patrons who suddenly aren't there. Glasses have been broken and shutters open and close by themselves. Footsteps and unexplained voices have been reported and the lights flicker as well.


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    University of Windsor

    Windsor, Ontario

    49.8 miles from Emmett, MI

    Two buildings have haunting rumors surrounding them at the University of Windsor. One is Beckett House, an old house that serves as a dorm. Campus legend says long ago a woman was murdered here by a man, and as a result, the spirit here is not very nice to male ...


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    Rotary Park

    Livonia, Michigan

    50.1 miles from Emmett, MI

    Folks have reported mysterious sounds and screams at night along the Rotary Park Woods nature trails, and some say the apparitions of little girls in white dresses can be seen. Rumor has it that these are the spirits of girls who were murdered in the woods.


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    Fort Wayne

    Detroit, Michigan

    50.6 miles from Emmett, MI

    The historic fort is featured in the Haunted Historic Fort Wayne Tour and has been featured on several TV shows.


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    Ritz-Carlton - The Henry Hotel

    Dearborn, Michigan

    51.7 miles from Emmett, MI

    Once the Ritz-Carlton, The Henry Hotel has a haunted Room 418. The doors open and close on their own, the lights turn on and off, and the French doors' handles are said to jiggle if you close them after they mysteriously open by themselves.


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    Nankin Mill Tavern

    Westland, Michigan

    53.9 miles from Emmett, MI

    Nankin Mills Tavern is no longer in operation and reports say the building stands empty--except for its ghost, that is. The friendly spirit is said to make noises like banging in the kitchen or slamming doors in the basement. Locals suppose he's a miller who was killed here near sometime ...


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    Frankenmuth Historical Museum

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    54.4 miles from Emmett, MI

    Housed in a building that was formerly a hotel and saloon and a newspaper, the museum is haunted by an unknown ghost. The apparition has appeared and stirred up local curiousity for years, usually in the front section of the museum.


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    Those Nature People Herb Haus

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    54.4 miles from Emmett, MI

    The building itself is over 100 years old and has been the home to numerous businesses over the years. Many have not stayed long. Employees report that items fall from shelves at random. Customers report an extreme sense of peace upon entering the building. ...


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    St Lorenz Lutheran Church

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    55.2 miles from Emmett, MI

    The church has a cemetery off to the left of the main doors. Many locals claim to have seen a woman without legs roaming the cemetery at night. She has been mostly spotted in the middle section of the cemetery. (Submitted by Chase S.)


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    Allen Park Digital Cinema

    Allen Park, Michigan

    55.4 miles from Emmett, MI

    Little is known about the haunting of this downtown cinema, apart from the legend that a spirit apparently appears in the projection booth and a ghostly voice is heard during productions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Louis Dasher Mansion

    Allen Park, Michigan

    55.6 miles from Emmett, MI

    The 1920's mansion is allegedly haunted by previous members of the local Dasher family who lived there. A previous couple living there reported various accounts of poltergeist activity and apparitions of men and women in old-fashioned clothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Allen Park Historical Museum

    Allen Park, Michigan

    56.2 miles from Emmett, MI

    The 1888 farmhouse that houses the quaint museum is haunted, according to members of the local historical society. Apparitions reported here include a friendly elderly woman, her grandson and a man in a plaid shirt who greets visitors, possibly a farmer who passed away at the residence during the ...


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    Sadler's Pond

    Essex, Ontario

    56.6 miles from Emmett, MI

    According to locals, a young woman named Andrea hanged herself from a tree near Sadler's Pond after finding out her boyfriend had been unfaithful. Her ghost is said to appear at night with a rope around her neck, screaming her boyfriend's name.


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    Eloise Asylum

    Westland, Michigan

    56.8 miles from Emmett, MI

    Eloise Asylum, aka Wayne County Poor House, is an 1830s poorhouse that later became a hospital with a large cemetery that holds more than 7,000 graves. The hospital ceased operation in 1984. The ruins of the complex are said to be haunted, and witnesses have described apparitions, often of a ...


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    Wayne's Red Apple Restaurant and Inn

    Wayne, Michigan

    57.6 miles from Emmett, MI

    At this inn, Room 17 is said to be haunted by Charles "Chick" McGee. He was found stabbed to death here in the late 1980s, said to have been killed by a waitress who was angry because he didn't leave her a tip. The ghost reportedly moves the Bible from ...


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    Hilton Garden Inn

    Romulus, Michigan

    59.4 miles from Emmett, MI

    The ghost of a flight attendant who was murdered here has been seen in the third floor hallway of the hotel. The automatic doors open and you can hear footsteps, but there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Riverside Osteopathic Hospital

    Trenton, Michigan

    61.8 miles from Emmett, MI

    The abandoned Riverside Osteopathic Hospital grounds are private property and trespassers will be punished. It was built in the 1800s as the Church Family's home, until Henry Ford bought it and made it into a hospital in 1944. The legends here revolve around the Churches. One young daughter fell off ...


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    Atlas Tube

    Essex, Ontario

    66.1 miles from Emmett, MI

    Atlas Tube is a steel mill that is rumored to be haunted by a 1990 worker who died when he lost control of a batch of steel tubes and was crushed. Late-night employees have seen a ghostly man leaning on the racks in Warehouse 3. He disappears when anyone gets ...


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