Haunted Places in Rothbury, Michigan



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    White River Light

    Whitehall, Michigan

    9.9 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Frauenthal Theater

    Muskegon, Michigan

    19.4 miles from Rothbury, 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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    La Belle de la Riviere Bed and Breakfast

    Newaygo, Michigan

    28.1 miles from Rothbury, 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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    The Grill Room

    Grand Haven, Michigan

    31.1 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Nunica Cemetery

    Nunica, Michigan

    32.4 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Osceola Inn

    Reed City, Michigan

    49 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Knights Inn Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    49.1 miles from Rothbury, 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

    49.7 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    50.5 miles from Rothbury, 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

    50.9 miles from Rothbury, 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

    50.9 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Ramsdell Theatre

    Manistee, Michigan

    51 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Aquinas College - Holmdene

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    52.3 miles from Rothbury, 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

    52.5 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Holland Castle

    Holland, Michigan

    52.9 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Felt Mansion

    Holland, Michigan

    56.6 miles from Rothbury, 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

    57.8 miles from Rothbury, 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

    63.1 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Escape Bar and Grill

    Cadillac, Michigan

    69.8 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Sheboygan Yacht Club

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    69.9 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Hawks Head Cemetery - McDowell Cemetery

    South Haven, Michigan

    71.8 miles from Rothbury, 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 Jail Museum

    Allegan, Michigan

    72.1 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Old Regent Theatre

    Allegan, Michigan

    72.1 miles from Rothbury, 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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    The American Club

    Kohler, Wisconsin

    73.5 miles from Rothbury, MI

    At this hotel, one guest saw a man in the hallway wearing dirty and torn flannel short and pants. He attempted to speak to the man but got no response. The security camera got pictures of the guest speaking to someone who wasn't there. Also, the east wing, the ...


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    Evergreen Inn Hotel - Manitowoc Place

    Manitowoc, Wisconsin

    76.9 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Sam’s Joint Restaurant

    Plainwell, Michigan

    80.1 miles from Rothbury, 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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    The Historic Karsten Inn - Kewaunee Inn

    Kewaunee, Wisconsin

    87.2 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Ghost Farm of Kingsley

    Kingsley, Michigan

    88 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Maribel Hotel

    Maribel, Wisconsin

    89.3 miles from Rothbury, MI

    Rumor has it that this hotel, originally built in the 1800s as a resort, may once have been owned by Al Capone. Its nickname is Motel Hell because of all the strange happenings that occur here. For one thing, the whole place is said to glow by the light of ...


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    DeKoven Center

    Racine, Wisconsin

    91.3 miles from Rothbury, MI

    There have been reports of a strange ghostly figure being seen in the hallways and in the basement. This may be the ghost of former headmaster James DeKoven, who died of natural causes in the building in the late 19th century. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    92.5 miles from Rothbury, 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

    92.7 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Traverse City State Hospital

    Traverse City, Michigan

    93.1 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Von Stiehl Winery

    Algoma, Wisconsin

    93.4 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Brook Lodge

    Augusta, Michigan

    93.9 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Rhode Center for the Arts

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    97.8 miles from Rothbury, MI

    Rhode Center for the Arts began in 1927, and in its past has been known as the Lake Theater and the Gateway Theater. The home of the community theater group Lakeside Players is haunted, say witnesses who have heard voices and other noises and seen the ghost of a man.


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    Kemper Hall

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    98.1 miles from Rothbury, MI

    Once known as Durkee Mansion, the 1861 Kemper Hall was home to early settler and Senator Charles Durkee. After being donated to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Durkee Mansion was turned into a girls' boarding school and now operates as a recreation center. Today, folks say the building is haunted by ...


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    Hale Farr House

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    98.2 miles from Rothbury, MI

    The 1848 mansion has housed the 'Kenosha Women's Club' since 1923, and according to some is rumoured to have a resident ghost. Members of the club and visitors have reported the sound of a bell ringing, disembodied footsteps and the apparition of a woman in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Kingman Museum

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    99.2 miles from Rothbury, 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

    101.5 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Buffalo Ridge Road

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    101.8 miles from Rothbury, MI

    The north end of Buffalo Ridge Road becomes a dirt road. The story tells that a man hung himself here, and with so much grief, the wife murdered her three children. One boy, a girl, and a baby. If you drive slow on the dirt road at night, ...


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    Columbia Court Apartments

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    102.3 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Sieting Hotel

    Kalkaska, Michigan

    102.5 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Olivet College

    Olivet, Michigan

    102.8 miles from Rothbury, 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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    Mission Table - Bowers Harbor Inn

    Traverse City, Michigan

    103.5 miles from Rothbury, 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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    The Sawyer House

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    104.8 miles from Rothbury, MI

    My husband and I stayed at this B&B for 4 days/3 nights. 3 level Bed & Breakfast. We stayed in the "Lighthouse suite" on the third floor. We later learned that the house was built in 1902 by a doctor and the upper level was the servants quarters. Upon first entering ...


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    Institute Saloon

    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    106.5 miles from Rothbury, MI

    In the women's bathroom, faucets turn on and off by themselves. Ghostly voices are heard in the bar, and diners have reported seeing menacing shadowy apparitions on the ground floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Karcher Hotel

    Waukegan, Illinois

    109.3 miles from Rothbury, MI

    We went to this beautiful hotel under the permission of the owner. It was built in the 1920s and in the 80s there was a fire that killed and injured many. The most haunted places are the basement, and the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th floors. Along with the ...


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    Oasis Red Bull Tavern

    Kewadin, Michigan

    109.6 miles from Rothbury, 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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    National House Inn

    Marshall, Michigan

    110.4 miles from Rothbury, 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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