Haunted Places in Essex, Ontario



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    Sadler's Pond

    Essex, Ontario

    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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    Atlas Tube

    Essex, Ontario

    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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    University of Windsor

    Windsor, Ontario

    16 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Fort Shelby Doubletree Suites Hotel

    Detroit, Michigan

    16.5 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Fort Wayne

    Detroit, Michigan

    17 miles from Essex, ON

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


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    Cadieux Cafe

    Detroit, Michigan

    17.2 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    St Aubin's House

    Detroit, Michigan

    17.3 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Alhambra Apartments

    Detroit, Michigan

    17.3 miles from Essex, ON

    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

    17.4 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    Detroit, Michigan

    17.6 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    David Whitney House - The Whitney

    Detroit, Michigan

    18 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Riverside Osteopathic Hospital

    Trenton, Michigan

    18.4 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Knock Knock Road

    Detroit, Michigan

    20.4 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Allen Park Digital Cinema

    Allen Park, Michigan

    21 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Allen Park Historical Museum

    Allen Park, Michigan

    21.1 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Two Way Inn

    Hamtramck, Michigan

    21.2 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Louis Dasher Mansion

    Allen Park, Michigan

    21.3 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Ritz-Carlton - The Henry Hotel

    Dearborn, Michigan

    23.1 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Machpelah Cemetery

    Ferndale, Michigan

    25.4 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Hilton Garden Inn

    Romulus, Michigan

    27.9 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Halmich Park

    Warren, Michigan

    28 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Eloise Asylum

    Westland, Michigan

    28.2 miles from Essex, ON

    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

    29.1 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Waltz Inn

    Huron Charter Township, Michigan

    29.9 miles from Essex, ON

    At this restaurant, formerly an 1800s inn, a ghostly man has been seen by owners and staff. He turns lights on and off and moves objects.


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    Nankin Mill Tavern

    Westland, Michigan

    31.3 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Rotary Park

    Livonia, Michigan

    32.7 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Birmingham 8 Theater

    Birmingham, Michigan

    33.1 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    Monroe, Michigan

    33.7 miles from Essex, ON

    River Raisin Battlefield Battlefield Park is home to apparitions of soldiers, ghost orbs that show up in photos, and more paranormal activity such as voices that have been captured by ghost investigators.


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    Christ Church Cranbrook

    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    35.2 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Park Hotel

    Put-in-Bay, Ohio

    35.5 miles from Essex, ON

    Guests have reported apparitions in period clothing and ghostly ballroom music when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    William Tyndale College

    Farmington Hills, Michigan

    37.6 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Bone Heads Bar B Que

    Augusta Charter township, Michigan

    37.9 miles from Essex, ON

    The 1860s building that houses the barbecue eatery has once been a post office, a general store, a butcher shop and an ice house, but it's unknown who the woman is that haunts it. She wears a white dress and appears on the staircase. Sometimes lights come on and strange ...


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    John Dodge House

    Rochester, Michigan

    39.9 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Whittaker Residence - The White House

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    40.2 miles from Essex, ON

    This historic residence was built on the outskirts of town, and is rumoured to have a few hauntings according to past residents. The ghostly activity is generally attributed to Ms Whittaker, the wife of a former owner, who is buried down the road in a local cemetery. Phenomena here ...


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    Fran Leaf Park

    Keego Harbor, Michigan

    40.7 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Ypsilanti Train Depot

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    40.9 miles from Essex, ON

    This train depot is located in the historic district, and is rumoured among paranormal investigators to be one of the best places in town to catch clear EVP's and see an apparition or two. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Michigan Firehouse Museum

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    41.2 miles from Essex, ON

    Michigan Firehouse Museum is housed in an 1898 building that, ironically caught fire twice: once in 1901 and again in 1922. Fire Chief Alonzo Miller passed away in the second fire, and he is thought to linger here in spirit. Witnesses have described knocks, bangs, voices, whispers, and doors that ...


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    Riviera Restaurant

    Marine City, Michigan

    41.3 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Peche Island Rear Range Light

    Marine City, Michigan

    41.4 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    43.4 miles from Essex, ON

    At this circa 1800s bed-and-breakfast inn, strange things are afoot. A TV on the third floor turns itself down when the volume is turned up, and toilets flush by themselves. In Room 11, also on the third floor, a little girl fell to her death out the window, and her ...


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    Oakland Community College

    Waterford Township, Michigan

    44.3 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    46.2 miles from Essex, ON

    Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery is home to phantom battles, complete with gunshots, soldiers' screams and marching sounds. It is said that during the Memorial Day parades held on Johnson Island, the deceased soldiers march along with the living soldiers.


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    Scripps Road

    Orion charter Township, Michigan

    46.5 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Hotel Breakers

    Sandusky, Ohio

    47.6 miles from Essex, ON

    It is said that in Room 169 during the 1900s, a guest named Mary hanged herself in her room. This is rumored to have led to at least some of the many haunting episodes here. Guests and employees alike have witnessed unexplained noises, electrical issues, and faceless apparitions. Some reports ...


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    Murphy Inn

    St. Clair, Michigan

    48.2 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    Stone House

    Oak Harbor, Ohio

    48.2 miles from Essex, ON

    This house was built by a man named Mr. Baker. Mr. Baker was a renowned womanizer. His wife could have not have children. Eventually, Mr. Baker's wife hanged herself in the garage. The Mulligans bought the house in the early '70s. While the Mulligans lived in the Stone House, they ...


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    Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    48.2 miles from Essex, ON

    The event happened while I was in the basement of the Blue Tractor BBQ in the summer of 2010. Their bathrooms are located in the basement. As I was standing there washing my hands, The door swung open. I really didn't give it any mind and assumed someone ...


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    Memphis Cemetery

    Richmond, Michigan

    49.3 miles from Essex, ON

    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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    West Toledo Branch Library

    Toledo, Ohio

    50.8 miles from Essex, ON

    West Toledo Branch Library began in 1930 and is believed to be haunted by a man from around 1940. His apparition has been seen, and strange noises and bumping sounds have come from the area near the west wall fireplace.


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    Rob’s Place

    Oxford Charter Township, Michigan

    50.9 miles from Essex, ON

    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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