Haunted Places in Saint Helen, Michigan



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    Anchor Inn

    Houghton Lake, Michigan

    18 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Pere Cheney Cemetery

    Roscommon, Michigan

    18.3 miles from Saint Helen, 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

    18.6 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Rayburn Lodge

    Grayling, Michigan

    24 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Doherty Hotel

    Clare, Michigan

    41.5 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Sieting Hotel

    Kalkaska, Michigan

    45.5 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Escape Bar and Grill

    Cadillac, Michigan

    49.5 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Pack House Inn and Restaurant

    Oscoda Township, Michigan

    53.5 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    The nineteenth-century inn and restaurant may have closed down, but the residence is still believed to be haunted by the daughter of the lumber baron who built the original house. Local folk claim that the spirit, known as 'Grace', still wanders the halls of the old mansion. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Ghost Farm of Kingsley

    Kingsley, Michigan

    55.2 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Fox Tower Cemetery

    Vanderbilt, Michigan

    57.7 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    At Fox Tower Cemetery, witnesses have described many unexplained things: Cool air, footsteps, and strange sightings.


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    The Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Bellaire, Michigan

    58 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    This 1890s inn is said to be haunted by original builder Henry Richardi, who built the house for his intended bride. It is said that after Henry passed away, his disappointed spirit came here to rest. The building stood unoccupied for many years, and during that time, folks reported seeing ...


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    Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

    Harrisville, Michigan

    61 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Sturgeon Point Lighthouse, built in 1869, once had a ghost that carried its dim light up the stairs to the tower at night. However, the tower is now walled up, and the wall sports a painted mural of a lighthouse keeper.


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    Oasis Red Bull Tavern

    Kewadin, Michigan

    61.1 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Sweet Dreams Inn

    Bay Port, Michigan

    62.6 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    At this Victorian bed-and-breakfast inn, several ghosts are rumored to have the run of the place. They open and close the doors, move the furniture, throw objects, and walk up and down the stairs. They are said to be friendly spirits.


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    Saginaw Valley State University

    Saginaw, Michigan

    62.8 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Osceola Inn

    Reed City, Michigan

    64.1 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Murphy’s Lamplight Inn - The Blue Pelican Inn

    Central Lake, Michigan

    64.5 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Once Murphy's Lamplight Inn built in the early 1900s, the Blue Pelican is now predominantly a restaurant but it also rents rooms. Ghosts are said to have taken up residence here since the 1950s. Spirits here include a man and woman in late-1920s to early-1930s clothing, sometimes seen dancing together ...


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    Mission Table - Bowers Harbor Inn

    Traverse City, Michigan

    65.8 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Traverse City State Hospital

    Traverse City, Michigan

    66.5 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Castle Museum

    Saginaw, Michigan

    68.6 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Saginaw Art Museum

    Saginaw, Michigan

    68.8 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    J B Meinberg / Woody O'Brien's

    Saginaw, Michigan

    69.1 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Montague Inn

    Saginaw, Michigan

    69.4 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    The Perry Hotel

    Petoskey, Michigan

    74.9 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    This 1899 hotel is said to be haunted by a woman who committed suicide here in 1902. She has been seen in the garden looking toward the lake.


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    Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant

    Petoskey, Michigan

    75 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    The 1911 hotel and restaurant is haunted by at least three apparitions. The first is that of a ghostly lady in white, who has been seen wandering the hallways of the inn and in some cases, has appeared in guests rooms. The second apparition is that of a man in ...


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    Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse

    Saint Helen, Michigan

    75.7 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse was built in the 1830s and was automated in 1983. The ghost of a former keeper named Morgan is said to reside here. His apparition has been seen walking along the shore and has been felt by lighthouse visitors.


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    Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

    Charlevoix, Michigan

    78 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    The Weathervane is housed in a former 1800s grist mill, and its bar is constructed with planks from a shipwreck. The ghost of a miller who was killed on the job is said to haunt the restaurant. Witnesses have heard his footsteps and seen dishes move on their own, and ...


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    St Lorenz Lutheran Church

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    78.5 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Those Nature People Herb Haus

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    78.8 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Frankenmuth Historical Museum

    Frankenmuth, Michigan

    79 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Old Presque Isle Light

    Presque Isle, Michigan

    81.6 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Local legend tales of a former lightkeeper's wife who was kept locked in the tower until she went insane. Her screams have been heard on the wind at night. Another legend, that of George Parris, surrounds this lighthouse. In the 1990s when the place became a museum, George and his ...


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    Dedic's Bar and Grill

    Henderson, Michigan

    89.2 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Austin Arnold Road

    Snover, Michigan

    89.4 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    The legend of the ghost on Austin Arnold Road starts is about a hermit who was unhappy that the coal mine was moving too close to his home. He destroyed his house and burned his crops, then laid down a tarp on which he shot his dog and himself. Unexplained ...


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    La Belle de la Riviere Bed and Breakfast

    Newaygo, Michigan

    95.2 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Bois Blanc Island

    Pointe Aux Pins, Michigan

    95.9 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Bois Blanc Island, southeast of Mackinac Island, is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of two British soldiers who allegedly deserted. The men were killed by Native Americans after their commander put out a bounty on them.


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    Baker College of Owosso

    Owosso, Michigan

    95.9 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Belding Library

    Belding, Michigan

    96.5 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Capitol Theatre

    Flint Township, Michigan

    99.9 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    The historic Capitol Theatre is said to be haunted, and witnesses have seen apparitions and shadows in the balcony area and heard unexplained screams, moans, and tapping on the walls. Reports say that bands setting up here have had their equipment suddenly go dead and heard eerie singing accompanied by ...


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    Bogan Lane Inn

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    103.2 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Staff and sometimes guests as well have seen and heard the ghost of a little girl with long hair here. She has been seen playing theh piano and has been known to tell folks that she wants to go home.


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    Mission Point Resort

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    103.2 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide nearby as well as spirits from people who drowned in a nearby lagoon.


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    Grand Hotel

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    103.3 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    This hotel, built in the late 19th century, is known to have more than a few haunts as a result of some grisly historic facts. It is said that when the hotel's foundation was laid, many human skeletons were unearthed. And the small horse corral is said to be on ...


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    Fort Mackinac

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    103.3 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Fort Mackinac is a Revolutionary War-era fort on Mackinac Island. The popular tourist site is haunted in many spots. In the Guard House are cold spots and orbs that show up in photos. In the Hospital, visitors have detected feelings of sadness and apparitions of phantom limbs. In the Officer ...


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    Rifle Range Trail

    Mackinac Island, Michigan

    103.7 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    An old fort soldier was framed for shooting and killing another soldier of the fort. He was hung on Rifle Range trail. But, he is still seeking vengance. When you walk along the trail, it is said that you feel bullets whizzing past your ears, your hair gets pulled on, ...


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    Bruce Mansion

    Brown City, Michigan

    103.8 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Bruce Mansion was built in 1876, and is now a costume shop, according to reports. The land on which it rests were the site of many tragedies that may have resulted in its hauntings. Fires, deaths and wartime casualties occurred on the property and after it was built, the mansion ...


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    Castaway's Restaurant

    Lapeer, Michigan

    106.2 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    Castaway's Restaurant on Lake Nepessing is housed in a building that was once a hotel and has ben several other businesses. Witnesses say the apparition of a man has been seen walking off of the dock into the lake, and a ghostly woman has been spotted near the lighthouse. Some ...


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Rockford, Michigan

    106.9 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    Knights Inn Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    111.1 miles from Saint Helen, 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

    111.1 miles from Saint Helen, 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

    112.4 miles from Saint Helen, 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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    White Horse Inn

    Metamora, Michigan

    113.1 miles from Saint Helen, MI

    The White Horse Inn is currently closed for business, and is scheduled to reopen in 2014. But whether its haunts will remain is uncertain. Folks say a fire here claimed the lives of several intoxicated men and one barmaid, and their moaning and screaming was often heard by guests at ...


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