Haunted Places in Muskegon, Michigan



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    Frauenthal Theater

    Muskegon, Michigan

    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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    The Grill Room

    Grand Haven, Michigan

    11.7 miles from Muskegon, 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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    White River Light

    Whitehall, Michigan

    13.1 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Nunica Cemetery

    Nunica, Michigan

    13.4 miles from Muskegon, 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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    La Belle de la Riviere Bed and Breakfast

    Newaygo, Michigan

    25.8 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Holland Castle

    Holland, Michigan

    33.6 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Knights Inn Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    34.2 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    34.4 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Old LaMar Hotel and Horseshoe Bar Building

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    34.7 miles from Muskegon, 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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    St. Cecilia Music Center

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    34.9 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Rockford, Michigan

    36.1 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Aquinas College - Holmdene

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    36.6 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Cornerstone University

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    37.3 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Felt Mansion

    Holland, Michigan

    37.3 miles from Muskegon, MI

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


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    Thornapple Village Inn Restaurant - Bistro Chloe Elan

    Ada, Michigan

    43.1 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Belding Library

    Belding, Michigan

    52.4 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Old Jail Museum

    Allegan, Michigan

    52.7 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Hawks Head Cemetery - McDowell Cemetery

    South Haven, Michigan

    52.8 miles from Muskegon, MI

    Hawks Head Cemetery is allegedly the burial site for Flora, Al Capone's mistress. Her ghost has been reported, wearing a white gauzy dress. Chimes are said to herald her appearance. A dim red light also has been spotted near the middle driveway.


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    Old Regent Theatre

    Allegan, Michigan

    52.8 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Osceola Inn

    Reed City, Michigan

    57.8 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Sam’s Joint Restaurant

    Plainwell, Michigan

    61.1 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Ramsdell Theatre

    Manistee, Michigan

    70 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    73.4 miles from Muskegon, MI

    Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is said to be haunted by the ghost they call Thelma Mertz. Reportedly, a theater youth group concocted a story to explain the theater's ghostly presence. They decided Thelma was an actress who was dumped by her lover and, heartbroken, threw herself off the balcony. The ghost's ...


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    Kalamazoo State Theatre

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    73.5 miles from Muskegon, MI

    The State Theatre was built in 1927 and has brought many attractions throughout the years, such as silent films, operas, circus acts, plays, ballets, and music shows. Because the theatre had such a variety of shows, there seem to be multiple ghosts that like to haunt the building. The theatre’s staff ...


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    Brook Lodge

    Augusta, Michigan

    75.6 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Sheboygan Yacht Club

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    81.2 miles from Muskegon, MI

    An eerie presence is felt in the yacht club, accompanied by cold spots. Lights go on and off by themselves, and workers have reported seeing the ghostly figure of a man in the basement of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kingman Museum

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    81.3 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Anderson Cemetery

    Lawton, Michigan

    82 miles from Muskegon, MI

    Anderson Cemetery has a legend that explains a glowing headstone. So the story goes, a man came to the Morris family home and shot the whole family and the maid, then stole a horse. The family was buried here, and on the anniversary of the murder, the headstone is said ...


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    Escape Bar and Grill

    Cadillac, Michigan

    82 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Columbia Court Apartments

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    84.4 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Doherty Hotel

    Clare, Michigan

    84.5 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Olivet College

    Olivet, Michigan

    86.5 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Beckwith Theatre Company

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    86.7 miles from Muskegon, MI

    Dating back to the 1800s, the theater company is haunted by a young Depression-era girl. Her apparition has in rare cases been seen, sometimes along with whispers or laughter, but more often witnesses will find that their personal objects have been moved or hidden.


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    Olympia Books

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    86.8 miles from Muskegon, MI

    Olympia Books is no longer in operation according to reports, but it is said to have a ghost named Mr. Bock. His name comes from lettering stenciled in the hallway that leads to the apartment upstairs. The ghost has been known to knock books off of shelves or place them ...


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    Frost Cemetery

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    87.3 miles from Muskegon, MI

    If you drive by there is also a head stone that glows green. You can hear giggling from insides the cemetery late at night. And you will sometimes see figures hiding among the stone. (Submitted by Kollin)


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    Evergreen Inn Hotel - Manitowoc Place

    Manitowoc, Wisconsin

    92.1 miles from Muskegon, MI

    Once the historic Evergreen Inn Hotel, Manitowoc Place is known for its many ghosts. There have reportedly been a great many deaths here, which some surmise have led to the hauntings. Witnesses have reported pounding noises, blood that appears on the floors (apparently a remnant from a long-ago murder), and ...


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    National House Inn

    Marshall, Michigan

    93.1 miles from Muskegon, MI

    This historic inn, built in 1835 by Colonel Andrew Mann and believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad, is said to be haunted by a Lady in Red. The ghost is usually seen only by a glimpse as she moves through the hallways, but has also been ...


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    Victorian Villa Bed and Breakfast

    Union City, Michigan

    98.2 miles from Muskegon, MI

    This historic bed and breakfast was built in the 1870's as a retirement residence for a notable family. Since its conversion in the 1980's to a bed and breakfast, guests and staff have reported sighting the apparition of a stern lady in an old-fashioned presence, whose presence is often accompanied ...


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    Ghost Farm of Kingsley

    Kingsley, Michigan

    102.9 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Posey Chapel

    Rolling Prairie, Indiana

    104.1 miles from Muskegon, MI

    According to stories, over 150 years the church burned down and its preacher hanged himself from the tree near the gate. Now, folks say red eyes and a red light are seen here and in the woods. Orbs and the voice of a woman singing to guitar music also have ...


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    The Historic Karsten Inn - Kewaunee Inn

    Kewaunee, Wisconsin

    105.1 miles from Muskegon, MI

    Among the eerie occurrences reported here are orbs, mists, strange things that appear in photos, apparitions, cold and hot spots, phantom aromas, and many sounds, including whispering, flute-playing, moving furniture, breaking glass, and a child's running footsteps. The sound of a woman sobbing is also heard on floor 2. Mr. ...


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    Anchor Inn

    Houghton Lake, Michigan

    105.5 miles from Muskegon, 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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    Music Administration Building - Northwestern University

    Evanston, Illinois

    109.5 miles from Muskegon, MI

    The second-oldest building on the college campus, the 1874 Music Administration Building is home to Young Cliff, the ghost of a former student and prodigy. Reports say the ghost has been making himself known for several decades.


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    Skyscraper Building - Loyola University

    Chicago, Illinois

    111.4 miles from Muskegon, MI

    According to local legend, a Jesuit priest and a nun had an affair long ago. The nun became pregnant and asked the priest to run away with her, but he refused, and she hung herself on the 13th floor. When the priest found her body, he was so distressed that ...


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    Von Stiehl Winery

    Algoma, Wisconsin

    111.9 miles from Muskegon, MI

    The winery is believed to be haunted by a former owner. Strange noises, disembodied footsteps and sightings of apparitions in the bottling room have been reported in the old winery. Bottles of wine are frequently moved around, as is furniture in the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St Andrew's Inn

    Chicago, Illinois

    112 miles from Muskegon, MI

    According to local legend, former owner Frank Giff died when he fell off a barstool, and his ghost remains there still. Pub patrons have felt unexplained cold drafts and have reported being touched by something they couldn't see. Others have noted that objects in the bar area such as glasses ...


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    Graceland Cemetery

    Chicago, Illinois

    114 miles from Muskegon, MI

    The spirit of Inez Clark lingers in this old cemetery. She was almost 7 years old when she was fatally struck by lightning at a picnic. There is a life-size statue of her on her gravesite, enclosed in glass. It is said that on rainy nights the statue disappears, and ...


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    Saint Benedict Parish

    Chicago, Illinois

    114.7 miles from Muskegon, MI

    This ornate church with German-imported stained-glass and details was the scene of a tragedy when it was built in 1918. A construction worker on a scaffolding fell to his death near the altar. Some have seen the worker's spirit behind the altar's columns or sitting in the front pews. A ...


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    SMC Cartage Company - St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Chicago, Illinois

    115 miles from Muskegon, MI

    The site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, the factory building that stood here was a red brick structure. Inside, seven men were gunned down execution style by Al Capone's men. The building was turned into a 1920s-themed club in 1972. Folks said seven shadowy figures would appear ...


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    Biograph Theatre

    Chicago, Illinois

    115.1 miles from Muskegon, MI

    The historic 1914 movie theater outside of which John Dillinger was shot in 1934 is sometimes visited by the ghost of the notorious bank robber, whose apparition can be seen running in the alley behind the building. Today it is still a theater, but houses live productions instead of films.


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