Haunted Places in Mecosta, Michigan



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    Osceola Inn

    Reed City, Michigan

    22.6 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Doherty Hotel

    Clare, Michigan

    26.7 miles from Mecosta, 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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    La Belle de la Riviere Bed and Breakfast

    Newaygo, Michigan

    32 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Belding Library

    Belding, Michigan

    36.1 miles from Mecosta, MI

    The Belding Library, this version of which was built in 1917 (the original library was destroyed in a fire), is haunted by a little girl. Her apparition has been seen in the children's section, and many witnesses have heard her laughing.


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Rockford, Michigan

    42.2 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Near Oakwood Cemetery, at the corner of Brewer and Cannonsburg Roads, a woman has been seen standing in cold, rainy or snowy weather without a coat. All she does is stand there, mildly accepting of the cold and harsh elements surrounding her. It is suspected that she is a ghost, ...


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    Escape Bar and Grill

    Cadillac, Michigan

    44.4 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Knights Inn Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    46.2 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Witnesses at this inn have seen apparitions in the hallways and experienced strange happenings with the phones. They've also reported hearing strange voices, and the lights are said to turn on by unseen hands.


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    Thornapple Village Inn Restaurant - Bistro Chloe Elan

    Ada, Michigan

    47.7 miles from Mecosta, MI

    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 ...


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    Cornerstone University

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    47.9 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Cornerstone University is haunted by a ghost girl in a 1970s-style dress who has been seen waiting outside Pickett Hall late at night. When the ghost realizes she has been seen, she disappears.


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    Aquinas College - Holmdene

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    49.8 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Aquinas College's early-1900s Holmdene Manor was originally built by Edward Lowe and his wife Susan. It's believed to be haunted by one of their children. The little boy allegedly drowned on the premises, and his ghost is said to turn on the lights after security turns them off and locks ...


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    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    50.4 miles from Mecosta, MI

    In the old part of the hotel, which is now reportly the hotel's smoking section, objects have been witnessed moving about by themselves.


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    St. Cecilia Music Center

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    50.4 miles from Mecosta, MI

    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 ...


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    Old LaMar Hotel and Horseshoe Bar Building

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    51.1 miles from Mecosta, MI

    A tattoo business that moved into the 1891 LaMar Hotel and Horseshoe Bar building reported finding a secret room during remodeling, thought to have been a hiding place for alcohol during the Prohibition. In addition, witnesses reported eerie presences, perfume scents, flickering lights, doors that lock by themselves, footsteps, and ...


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    Anchor Inn

    Houghton Lake, Michigan

    53.8 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Nunica Cemetery

    Nunica, Michigan

    57.4 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Nunica Cemetery has been around since 1883, and throughout its history there have been many mysterious, and paranormal activity surrounding the Cemetery. The resident spirit who supposedly walks the graveyard, is a Mr. Joel A. Bond. Joel A. Bond has been seen as a intelligent spirit and mostly watches from ...


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    Frauenthal Theater

    Muskegon, Michigan

    58 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Visitors, performers and staff at the theatre have reported being followed around by a small apparition in black clothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    White River Light

    Whitehall, Michigan

    62.4 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Built in 1876, this lighthouse is said to be haunted by its first keeper, Captain William Robinson, and his wife Sara. They had 11 children and lived there for 47 years. Even after he retired and his son took over, the Captain still kept up his duties. He died here ...


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    The Grill Room

    Grand Haven, Michigan

    63.5 miles from Mecosta, MI

    The upscale Grill Room, in the former 1873 Gildner Hotel, is believed to be haunted by a ghost in a cowboy hat and another of a little girl the staff has nicknamed Emily.


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    Saginaw Valley State University

    Saginaw, Michigan

    63.6 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Dedic's Bar and Grill

    Henderson, Michigan

    64.7 miles from Mecosta, MI

    At Dedic's, something ghostly is going on, witnesses say. They have reported furniture that moves by itself, bathroom doors that slam, cold spots in the women's restroom, and unexplained sounds.


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    Nicole Bray
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    J B Meinberg / Woody O'Brien's

    Saginaw, Michigan

    64.8 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Saginaw Art Museum

    Saginaw, Michigan

    65.2 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Montague Inn

    Saginaw, Michigan

    65.4 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Castle Museum

    Saginaw, Michigan

    66 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Baker College of Owosso

    Owosso, Michigan

    68.8 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Legend has it that a young woman hanged herself long ago at Baker College of Owosso, and her ghost still lingers, creating cold spots, shadows and unexplained sounds.


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    Ramsdell Theatre

    Manistee, Michigan

    69.6 miles from Mecosta, MI

    James Earl Jones gave his first performance of Othello at the historic and haunted Ramsdell Theatre, built for T.J. Ramsdell in 1903. Mr. Ramsdell's ghost and that of an unknown woman have both been spotted in the building. Electrical anomalies have been reported here as well, specifically lights that come ...


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    Ghost Farm of Kingsley

    Kingsley, Michigan

    69.8 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Lansing State Capitol

    Lansing, Michigan

    70 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Finished in 1878, the Lansing State Capitol building is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a man who was killed while painting in the rotunda. His apparition has been on the rotunda walkway in painters' attire. Cold spots and cold winds also have been felt.


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    Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan

    71.7 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Michigan State University reportedly has an abundance of haunted sites, including the University Garden, the Physical Plant, Williams Hall, and Mayo Hall, where the ghost of namesake May Mayo plays a piano and the Red Room is rumored to have been the setting for past Satanist rituals. Also said to ...


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    Pere Cheney Cemetery

    Roscommon, Michigan

    72.1 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Pere Cheney

    Roscommon, Michigan

    72.3 miles from Mecosta, 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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    St Lorenz Lutheran Church

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    76.4 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Sieting Hotel

    Kalkaska, Michigan

    76.7 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Frankenmuth Historical Museum

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    77.2 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Those Nature People Herb Haus

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    77.2 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Holland Castle

    Holland, Michigan

    77.8 miles from Mecosta, MI

    The German castle is a private home built in 1890. It is said to be haunted by a girl whose apparition has been seen looking out the tower window. Legend has it that she is pining away over a man she loved.


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    Rayburn Lodge

    Grayling, Michigan

    78.3 miles from Mecosta, MI

    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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    Felt Mansion

    Holland, Michigan

    80.2 miles from Mecosta, MI

    The 1928 Felt Mansion is believed to be haunted by ghosts, shadow beings, and doors that open by themselves.


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    Traverse City State Hospital

    Traverse City, Michigan

    81.2 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Old Regent Theatre

    Allegan, Michigan

    81.7 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Old Regent Theatre is said to house a shadowy apparition, spotted in the projection room, and witnesses have described cold spots, the touch of a cold hand, and unseen presences.


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    Old Jail Museum

    Allegan, Michigan

    81.8 miles from Mecosta, MI

    The 1906 Old Jail is said to be haunted by a sheriff's wife. Witnesses have heard footsteps in the sheriff's bedrooms, a mannequin in a display changes clothes by itself, and an apparition has been seen working in the kitchen and dining room areas. Visitors have seen streaks of ...


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    Stinson Hospital

    Eaton Rapids, Michigan

    82.2 miles from Mecosta, MI

    This renovated hospital has sat on this property since the late 1800's. There have been countless deaths natural and otherwise on the propery and in the building. The building now occupies 4 apartments. Reports of loud noises stemming from the basement all times of the day and ...


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    Sam’s Joint Restaurant

    Plainwell, Michigan

    82.2 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Reports say Sam's Joint Restaurant is no longer operating and is up for sale, ghosts included. Witnesses have heard footsteps and disembodied voices talking for hours at a time, and they've seen moving objects and other ghostly phenomena.


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    Olivet College

    Olivet, Michigan

    82.7 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Olivet College began in 1844 and is rumored to be home to several ghosts, including apparitions that pass through walls. The sound of unearthly music comes from Shipherds Hall, which baffles security guards. Objects move around on their own as well.


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    Webberville Village Office

    Webberville, Michigan

    84.6 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Employees here are puzzled by the way objects move around and rearrange themselves. A hooded figure has been seen roaming around in here, as well as hearing the sounds of giggling and crying. Other unaccounted people have been seen here and some have even heard the sound of bells ringing ...


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    Brook Lodge

    Augusta, Michigan

    87.6 miles from Mecosta, MI

    The Brook Lodge was originally the summer residence of the Upjohn Family (of Upjohn Pharmaceauticals). Dr. Upjohn himself, who died in the Doctor's Cottage, is said to haunt the place. Guests have heard footsteps and strange noises here, and experienced feelings of uneasiness. Reports say that guests who are ...


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    Kingman Museum

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    88.7 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Kingman Museum of Natural History is located on top of a hill, on the grounds of Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek, Michigan. The building the museum is in, today, was built in 1934 as part of the Battle Creek Public School system to house the school's collections of natural history ...


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    Mission Table - Bowers Harbor Inn

    Traverse City, Michigan

    88.7 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Oasis Red Bull Tavern

    Kewadin, Michigan

    90.7 miles from Mecosta, 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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    Columbia Court Apartments

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    91.4 miles from Mecosta, MI

    Columbia Court Apartments is said to be haunted by former residents. Witnesses say latched closet doors open, hangers move, lights turn on and off, doors are knocked on, footsteps and whispers are heard, pots and pans are thrown or broken, and yelling has come from empty apartments. In one unit, ...


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