Michigan January 18, 2017
The Deadly History Of This Michigan Mansion Is Terrifying But True
Michigan is home to its fair share of spooky, bizarre, and haunted places — but many of our famous ghost stories can be explained away by science or reason. However, there’s one historic home in the Great Lakes State that holds a truly frightening past, which makes its paranormal significance extra creepy.
The Bruce Mansion is located at 5977 North Van Dyke Road in Brown City.
The home was built by a Scottish immigrant named John G. Bruce in 1876.
With its stunning Victorian architecture and beautiful windows, the home was once a pinnacle of opulence within the small Michigan town.
But as time progressed, the Bruce Mansion garnered plenty of spooky history. In 1881, a fire destroyed nearly all of Brown City, but the mansion was mysteriously spared.
In the early 1900s, a woman named Cynthia Smith purchased the mansion and later died in it. It was around this time that the Bruce Mansion began serving as a host site for local funerals — talk about eerie.
In the 1920s, a man named John Walker and his wife moved into the mansion. Walker’s wife left him in 1925, and he was found dead inside his home less than a year later. There is no cause of death listed on his death certificate.
Legend has it that Walker hanged himself in the highest tower of the mansion. While this cannot be confirmed, it’s certainly a spine-tingling thought.
With its string of on-site resident deaths and its history as a funeral parlor, the Bruce Mansion has been a hotspot for paranormal exploration throughout the years. Amateurs and paranormal investigators alike have reported plenty of frightening activity.
Growls have been reported from the basement, human apparitions have appeared, and eerie voices have been detected by those brave enough to enter the mansion.
Today, the mansion allows small groups of visitors to enter and participate in paranormal investigations. Each weekend, tours of the house give ordinary Michiganders the terrifying opportunity to experience ghostly spirits firsthand.
So, what do you think? Are you brave enough to enter the Bruce Mansion?
For more information about spooky tours of the mansion, please click
here. Enter at your own risk!