Haunted Places in Olivet, Michigan



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    Olivet College

    Olivet, Michigan

    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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    National House Inn

    Marshall, Michigan

    11.9 miles from Olivet, 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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    Stinson Hospital

    Eaton Rapids, Michigan

    14.4 miles from Olivet, 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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    Kingman Museum

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    16.3 miles from Olivet, 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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    Columbia Court Apartments

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    16.3 miles from Olivet, 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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    Brook Lodge

    Augusta, Michigan

    23 miles from Olivet, 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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    Lansing State Capitol

    Lansing, Michigan

    27.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    Victorian Villa Bed and Breakfast

    Union City, Michigan

    27.8 miles from Olivet, 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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    Michigan Theatre

    Jackson, Michigan

    29.6 miles from Olivet, MI

    Michigan Theatre was a fancy venue when it opened in 1930 for vaudeville and movies. Its basement is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses describe a sensation of dread or of being frozen in place, as well as an eerie feeling of being watched by something invisible.


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    Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan

    30.1 miles from Olivet, 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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    Kalamazoo State Theatre

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    35.3 miles from Olivet, 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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    Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    35.4 miles from Olivet, 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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    Sam’s Joint Restaurant

    Plainwell, Michigan

    36.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    Clark Lake Community Center

    Clarklake, Michigan

    38.8 miles from Olivet, MI

    It first happened Sunday, September 27, 2015, the night of the Blood Moon. While many around Clark Lake were gazing upward observing the astronomical phenomenon, a darker aberration was occurring. As if to say there was a morsel of truth to what are largely regarded as myths, the night of ...


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    Webberville Village Office

    Webberville, Michigan

    41.2 miles from Olivet, 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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    Thornapple Village Inn Restaurant - Bistro Chloe Elan

    Ada, Michigan

    45.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Purple Rose Theatre

    Chelsea, Michigan

    47 miles from Olivet, MI

    Actor Jeff Daniels is the founder and executive director here. Folks have long said the place was haunted, and witnesses describe strange knocking and banging, doors that close on their own, and misty apparitions who sit in the audience.


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    Old Regent Theatre

    Allegan, Michigan

    47.5 miles from Olivet, 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

    47.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Belding Library

    Belding, Michigan

    47.9 miles from Olivet, 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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    Cornerstone University

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    50.5 miles from Olivet, 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

    50.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    St. Cecilia Music Center

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    52.1 miles from Olivet, 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

    52.1 miles from Olivet, 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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    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    52.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Baker College of Owosso

    Owosso, Michigan

    53.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    Knights Inn Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    53.9 miles from Olivet, 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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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Rockford, Michigan

    54.1 miles from Olivet, 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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    Anderson Cemetery

    Lawton, Michigan

    55.8 miles from Olivet, 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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    Dedic's Bar and Grill

    Henderson, Michigan

    58.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Siena Heights University

    Adrian, Michigan

    59.4 miles from Olivet, MI

    Siena Heights University is rumored to have a haunted room in one of its dorms. At least, Room 211 is said to have been haunted in the 1970s. A witness reported that doors opened and closed, and glowing eyes came out of nowhere in the middle of a wall. A ...


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    Trestle Bridge

    Adrian, Michigan

    60.3 miles from Olivet, MI

    Trestle Bridge has a legend with a ghost. So the story goes, a farmhouse once stood nearby, and it burned down late one night. The owner went to the barn to try to save the horses, and the wife and son went to the train tracks under Trestle Bridge to ...


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    Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    61.1 miles from Olivet, 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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    Felt Mansion

    Holland, Michigan

    66.7 miles from Olivet, MI

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


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    Fenton Hotel

    Fenton, Michigan

    66.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Hawks Head Cemetery - McDowell Cemetery

    South Haven, Michigan

    66.9 miles from Olivet, 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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    Elkheart Civic Theatre

    Bristol, Indiana

    67.6 miles from Olivet, MI

    The Elkhart Civic Theatre (aka Bristol Opera House), housed in an 1897 building, is said to be haunted by ghosts who send books and papers flying off shelves, levitate small objects, run sewing machines and project moving shafts of light. Shadows and an apparition of a floating dark-haired woman have ...


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    Michigan Firehouse Museum

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    68.3 miles from Olivet, 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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    Olympia Books

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    68.4 miles from Olivet, 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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    Beckwith Theatre Company

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    68.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Ypsilanti Train Depot

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    68.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Holland Castle

    Holland, Michigan

    68.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Whittaker Residence - The White House

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    70.1 miles from Olivet, 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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    Holly Hotel

    Holly, Michigan

    70.2 miles from Olivet, 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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    Restoration Lutheran Church

    Kendallville, Indiana

    71.1 miles from Olivet, MI

    At Restoration Lutheran Church, witnesses say, you may hear ghostly footsteps on the stairs, see apparitions of faces in mirrors, and hear strange scratching sounds. You might detect hot and cold spots and see tall, dark figures that may even toss chairs at you.


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    Strand Theatre

    Kendallville, Indiana

    71.2 miles from Olivet, MI

    The Strand movie theater is haunted by a previous owner, whose apparition has been seen by many people in different locations throughout the building. The ghost also has been known to watch patrons through the projection room window, but ducks when anyone looks at him.


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    Bone Heads Bar B Que

    Augusta Charter township, Michigan

    72.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Fulton County Historical Museum

    Wauseon, Ohio

    73.4 miles from Olivet, MI

    This historical society and museum was formerly a schoolhouse and a hospital, and staff believe the thirteenth oldest historic museum in the state is haunted. Built in the mid-nineteenth century, staff say the county museum has its fair share of history; and ghost stories. The first apparition seen is a ...


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    Nunica Cemetery

    Nunica, Michigan

    73.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Frost Cemetery

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    74 miles from Olivet, 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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