These 11 Urban Legends In Michigan Will Keep You Awake At Night
Most of us grew up hearing stories so creepy that they keep us up at night. They’re so bizarre and unimaginable that we search for their origins and try to explain them. Michigan has no shortage of urban legends that have been passed down for generations. We decided to look into some of them, but be forewarned, you may have trouble getting to sleep tonight.
11) Gravity Hill, Arcadia
10) Masonic Temple, Detroit
This massive space, chock full of secret passages and compartments, is believed to be haunted by the man who had it built in 1912, George D. Mason. The wealthy gentleman reportedly spent far too much on the elaborate temple, leaving him broke. After his wife left him, he is said to have leapt to his death from its rooftop.
9) Black squirrel
Michigan is among the very few regions of the country where you can find black squirrels, which some believe are evil. Legend has it, Kellogg's cereal founder W.K. Kellogg had these shadowy rodents imported to fight off red squirrels, which he considered bad news.
8) Paulding Light
Legend has it that the mysterious light that appears on this stretch of Highway 45 in the Upper Peninsula town of Paulding is actually the ghost of a railroad worker who was killed as he tried to switch a track. We also hear the ghost could be a Native American man who dances on the power lines.
7) River Raisin National Battlefield Park
The cries of war can allegedly still be heard at the site of the Battles of River Raisin during the War of 1812. Witnesses have also reported seeing figures in doorways, windows, and on the field.
6) Where was Jimmy Hoffa buried?
It's probably one of the biggest Michigan mysteries of the 20th century, one that continues to intrigue. Investigators seem to get new tips every year, resulting in another dig.
5) Denton Road Bridge, Belleville
The ghost of a woman whose child was killed in an car crash is said to remain on this bridge and some say you can still hear the baby crying.
4) The Death of Harry Houdini
The famous illusionist and escape artist made his career by evading death. But a blow to his stomach in Canada resulted in his death on Halloween in Detroit. Followers of the known Spiritualist are said to hold seances every Halloween to try to summons his spirit.
3) The Landmark Inn, Marquette
Famed pilot Amelia Earhart was a guest at this Marquette inn before her death. It's said that her ghost makes the occassional visit in Room 502. Guests have reported witnessing flickering lights and odd noises from under the bed.
2) Singing Sands of Bete Grise
The sands at this gorgeous Lake Superior beach are known to "sing" and it's believed that its voice is that of a Native American woman.
1) The Michigan Triangle
Spanning across Lake Michigan, this triangle is said to have experienced a number of unexplained phenomena.
We tried our best to unearth some of the stories that are the stuff of legend here in Michigan. What are some of the tales that freak you out? Tell us in the comment section below!
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