St. Cecilia Music Center

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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 by Callum Swift)

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24 Ransom Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

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42.9638649, -85.66453000000001
Kent County, Michigan
Nearest Towns:
Grand Rapids, MI (0.2 mi.)
East Grand Rapids, MI (3.2 mi.)
Wyoming, MI (4.1 mi.)
Comstock Park, MI (5.2 mi.)
Walker, MI (5.8 mi.)
Grandville, MI (6.2 mi.)
Northview, MI (6.5 mi.)
Kentwood, MI (6.6 mi.)
Jenison, MI (7.5 mi.)
Cutlerville, MI (8.5 mi.)

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  1. I had a paranormal experience at the music center the in 2011. I was walking back through the hallway from looking at the tunnels that are underground, all of a sudden I felt as though I had a spider web brush my shoulder and arm. At first I didn’t think anything of it and kept walking then it happened again. I think asked the people I was with if I had anything on me..turns out I didnt. I then talked with a the paranormal team that was with me and found out that sometimes when being touched it can feel like spider webs. I also found out that the hallway I was walking in had reports of common experiences. Also the same night my friend and I went up to the ballroom. I was taking recordings as I asked questions. A few days laters I reviewed the recordings and heard a lady laughing. No one was in the room at the time other than my guy friend and me.

  2. Practiced and performed in the hall once a week for two years, explored the halls and tunnels many times during breaks and while waiting for rides in the early 2000’s. Was/am a very strong believer and knew the building was rumored to be haunted. Despite an open mind and multiple situations of being alone as well as in groups there were no experiences in the building that I can say were ever close to being related to paranormal ongoings. St. Cecilia’s is however very lovely and has some wonderful architecture on the inside, so even if you do not brush elbows with spirits there are at least wonderfully aesthetic sights to see

  3. Barbara Palmer  |  

    I would like to know if you have any details about any haunting at 827 Hancock St SE, Grand Rapids, MI.

    People don’t seem to stay there long. I suspect it has to do with the gruesome execution-style murder of a couple who used to live there. They were shot dead behind their ears in the basement on Friday, first day of Spring, March 21st, 1975.

    I know these details because the husband was the younger brother of my former husband. The wife was tortured before she was executed. The gruesome murders were reported by The Grand Rapids Press, the following day, March 22nd, 1975 and were widely covered by other media including television.

    Do you have any details about the place being haunted, which may explain why tenants there don’t stay long and more 30 families have been in and out of there in a very short time through the years? The house is no longer available for sale or for rent.

    I would appreciate if you could also email me and post on your website, if possible, whatever details you may have about the place being haunted.

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