Haunted Places in Grayling, Michigan



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    Rayburn Lodge

    Grayling, Michigan

    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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    Pere Cheney

    Roscommon, Michigan

    6.9 miles from Grayling, 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

    7.2 miles from Grayling, 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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    Sieting Hotel

    Kalkaska, Michigan

    23.3 miles from Grayling, 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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    Anchor Inn

    Houghton Lake, Michigan

    23.3 miles from Grayling, 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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    The Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Bellaire, Michigan

    32.8 miles from Grayling, 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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    Fox Tower Cemetery

    Vanderbilt, Michigan

    34.6 miles from Grayling, MI

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


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    Oasis Red Bull Tavern

    Kewadin, Michigan

    36.9 miles from Grayling, 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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    Ghost Farm of Kingsley

    Kingsley, Michigan

    37.4 miles from Grayling, 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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    Murphy’s Lamplight Inn - The Blue Pelican Inn

    Central Lake, Michigan

    39.1 miles from Grayling, 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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    Mission Table - Bowers Harbor Inn

    Traverse City, Michigan

    42.8 miles from Grayling, 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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    Escape Bar and Grill

    Cadillac, Michigan

    44.1 miles from Grayling, 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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    Traverse City State Hospital

    Traverse City, Michigan

    46.1 miles from Grayling, 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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    The Perry Hotel

    Petoskey, Michigan

    50.7 miles from Grayling, 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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    Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant

    Petoskey, Michigan

    51.1 miles from Grayling, 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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    Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

    Charlevoix, Michigan

    52.7 miles from Grayling, 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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    Doherty Hotel

    Clare, Michigan

    58.2 miles from Grayling, 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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    Osceola Inn

    Reed City, Michigan

    67 miles from Grayling, 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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    Pack House Inn and Restaurant

    Oscoda Township, Michigan

    70.1 miles from Grayling, 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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    Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

    Harrisville, Michigan

    70.9 miles from Grayling, 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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    Bois Blanc Island

    Pointe Aux Pins, Michigan

    76.3 miles from Grayling, 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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    Old Presque Isle Light

    Presque Isle, Michigan

    76.5 miles from Grayling, 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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    Grand Hotel

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    82.3 miles from Grayling, 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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    Bogan Lane Inn

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    82.3 miles from Grayling, 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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    Mission Point Resort

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    82.4 miles from Grayling, 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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    Fort Mackinac

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    82.4 miles from Grayling, 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

    82.8 miles from Grayling, 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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    Sweet Dreams Inn

    Bay Port, Michigan

    87 miles from Grayling, 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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    Saginaw Valley State University

    Saginaw, Michigan

    87.6 miles from Grayling, MI

    Saginaw Valley State University, founded in 1963 as Saginaw Valley College, has been home to a wide array of paranormal happenings. Students in both Living Centers North and South, as well as residents in Pine Grove Apartments have reported a multitude of odd phenomena. From dark, looming figures, to ...


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    Castle Museum

    Saginaw, Michigan

    93.4 miles from Grayling, MI

    This historic museum was formerly a gothic mansion, and is allegedly haunted by a grey lady who has been known to manifest in the archives room and in the basement. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Saginaw Art Museum

    Saginaw, Michigan

    93.5 miles from Grayling, MI

    This historic building serves as the town art museum, but employees have reported odd occurrences during the night shift after the museum has closed down for the night. Claims vary from reports of heavy breathing, unseen figures brushing past staff in the corridor, ghostly voices and the eerie sensation ...


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    J B Meinberg / Woody O'Brien's

    Saginaw, Michigan

    93.8 miles from Grayling, MI

    J B Meinberg, aka Woody O'Brien's, is a pub that is haunted by a phantom barmaid. Her apparition has been seen, objects move on their own, and phantom footsteps have been heard.


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    Montague Inn

    Saginaw, Michigan

    94.1 miles from Grayling, MI

    People have reported seeing an apparition standing at the far end of the third floor corridor, which vanishes when approached. A ghostly presence is also believed to haunt the innkeeper's quarters, and is believed to be a former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    La Belle de la Riviere Bed and Breakfast

    Newaygo, Michigan

    101.4 miles from Grayling, 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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    St Lorenz Lutheran Church

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    103.6 miles from Grayling, 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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    Those Nature People Herb Haus

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    104 miles from Grayling, 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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    Frankenmuth Historical Museum

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    104.1 miles from Grayling, 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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    Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

    Gulliver, Michigan

    104.7 miles from Grayling, MI

    Seul Choix Point Lighthouse is rumored to be haunted by former keeper Joseph Willie Townsend, who worked at the lighthouse from 1902 to 1910. He died in the upstairs bedroom and was laid in state in the parlor. His phantom cigar smoke has been detected throughout the lighthouse, although in ...


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