Thornapple Village Inn Restaurant - Bistro Chloe Elan

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The former Thornapple Village Inn, now Bistro Chloe Elan, has a ghostly legend attached to it. The story says that an engagement dinner was held here, after which the bride-to-be suddenly died. Her ghost is said to roam the premises, showing up in women’s restroom mirrors or tinkering with the elevators.

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445 Ada Dr SE
Ada, MI 49301
United States

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42.9554109, -85.48434859999998
Kent County, Michigan
Nearest Towns:
Forest Hills, MI (0.4 mi.)
East Grand Rapids, MI (6.4 mi.)
Lowell, MI (7.4 mi.)
Northview, MI (8.6 mi.)
Grand Rapids, MI (9.3 mi.)
Kentwood, MI (10.1 mi.)
Comstock Park, MI (11.0 mi.)
Wyoming, MI (11.5 mi.)
Caledonia, MI (11.6 mi.)
Rockford, MI (12.0 mi.)


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  1. Chloe Elan is now RiverHouse Ada, same owner, however. I am the manager out here and we have events happen in spurts. She is seen downstairs, mostly, where the dinner happened. Shapes around corners, in mirrors and movement when nobody is there. Doors, both to the outside and inner, will spontaneously slam shut and lock. Large 20-30 pound cutting boards have flown off countertops and landed on the floor. With no explanation, full tables of glassware have shaken so violently that glasses have broken.
    That said, she is a very nice spirit, and there is no negative or threatening energy at all! Just a little conversation with her, and she calms right down. She just wants us to know she is here.

  2. I was the chef there for awhile. One morning i was prepping food all by myself. Then for no apparent reason a hand sink fell off the wall and smashed into a million pieces. That place was totally haunted. The building itself no longer exists. I wonder where her spirit went.

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