Haunted Places in Harper Woods, Michigan



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    Cadieux Cafe

    Detroit, Michigan

    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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    Knock Knock Road

    Detroit, Michigan

    3.8 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Two Way Inn

    Hamtramck, Michigan

    5.9 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    St Aubin's House

    Detroit, Michigan

    7.9 miles from Harper Woods, 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

    9 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    Detroit, Michigan

    9 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Alhambra Apartments

    Detroit, Michigan

    9.3 miles from Harper Woods, 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

    9.4 miles from Harper Woods, 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

    9.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Halmich Park

    Warren, Michigan

    9.9 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Machpelah Cemetery

    Ferndale, Michigan

    10.6 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    University of Windsor

    Windsor, Ontario

    11.5 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Fort Wayne

    Detroit, Michigan

    12.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Birmingham 8 Theater

    Birmingham, Michigan

    16.6 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Ritz-Carlton - The Henry Hotel

    Dearborn, Michigan

    16.9 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Sadler's Pond

    Essex, Ontario

    18.6 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Christ Church Cranbrook

    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    18.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Allen Park Digital Cinema

    Allen Park, Michigan

    18.9 miles from Harper Woods, 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

    19.2 miles from Harper Woods, 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

    19.6 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    John Dodge House

    Rochester, Michigan

    21.6 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Rotary Park

    Livonia, Michigan

    22.4 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Riverside Osteopathic Hospital

    Trenton, Michigan

    23.4 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Eloise Asylum

    Westland, Michigan

    23.6 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Nankin Mill Tavern

    Westland, Michigan

    23.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Fran Leaf Park

    Keego Harbor, Michigan

    24.6 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Wayne's Red Apple Restaurant and Inn

    Wayne, Michigan

    24.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    William Tyndale College

    Farmington Hills, Michigan

    24.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Hilton Garden Inn

    Romulus, Michigan

    25.3 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Atlas Tube

    Essex, Ontario

    27.1 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Scripps Road

    Orion charter Township, Michigan

    28.1 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Oakland Community College

    Waterford Township, Michigan

    28.8 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Riviera Restaurant

    Marine City, Michigan

    29.3 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Peche Island Rear Range Light

    Marine City, Michigan

    29.4 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Memphis Cemetery

    Richmond, Michigan

    31.8 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Rob’s Place

    Oxford Charter Township, Michigan

    32.1 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Waltz Inn

    Huron Charter Township, Michigan

    33.2 miles from Harper Woods, MI

    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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    Murphy Inn

    St. Clair, Michigan

    34.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Ypsilanti Train Depot

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    37.3 miles from Harper Woods, MI

    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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    Bone Heads Bar B Que

    Augusta Charter township, Michigan

    37.5 miles from Harper Woods, MI

    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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    Michigan Firehouse Museum

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    37.5 miles from Harper Woods, MI

    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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    Whittaker Residence - The White House

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    39 miles from Harper Woods, MI

    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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    White Horse Inn

    Metamora, Michigan

    39.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    Monroe, Michigan

    42.8 miles from Harper Woods, MI

    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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    Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    43.3 miles from Harper Woods, MI

    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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    Holly Hotel

    Holly, Michigan

    43.4 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    McMorran Place Theater

    Port Huron, Michigan

    45.4 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Castaway's Restaurant

    Lapeer, Michigan

    46.7 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Fenton Hotel

    Fenton, Michigan

    47 miles from Harper Woods, 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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    Park Hotel

    Put-in-Bay, Ohio

    54.2 miles from Harper Woods, MI

    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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