A Scary Good Time In Romeo

Tillson Street in Romeo has been serving up the scary for around 20 years now.  In fact, in the last few years the haunted street has become so popular that the average house gets 2000 plus trick-or-treaters!

If you live in the area, this is a must see Halloween attraction.  To check out pictures from years past and see the report Fox 2 Detroit did on October 27th of the scary street, click here.

T-shirts are available for purchase and all proceeds go to academic and athletic scholarships for Romeo High School students.

Tillson Street residents are AMAZING Michiganders!!!



Halloween & Pumpkin Pictures Wanted

Hi Everyone!

Michigan is Amazing is celebrating Halloween and wants to share in your Halloween celebrations!

Please join our Flickr group and share pictures of your Halloween festivities, decorations, and carved pumpkins.

Here’s the link to our Flickr group.  Or you can email them to us at michiganisamazing@michaelflora.com!

Happy Haunting!!!


Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Haunted MI Stories

Based on the input from our readers, here are the Top Ten favorite haunted MI stories:

10. Lady in White (CMU Campus)

9. Butler Cemetery (Westland, MI)

8. Glowing Graves (Evart, MI)

7. Westland Meadow Trailer Park (Eloise Asylum)

6. Bower’s harbor Inn (Traverse City, MI)

5. Big Bay Point Lighthouse (Marquette, MI)

4. The Lake Michigan Triangle

3. The Detroit Masonic Temple

2. Paulding Light

1. Northville Asylum


What’s Your Favorite Michigan Haunted Tale?

Here at Michigan is Amazing we are looking for your input on our next Top Ten List.

This week we want you to tell us what’s your favorite haunted Michigan story.  The Fox Theater Lions roaring when the lights are turned off? One of the many college campus ghosts?  Leave a comment or send us an email (michiganisamazing@michaelflora.com).

The list will be up next Tuesday!


Halloween Lover’s in Metro Detroit

The Motor City Haunt Club is having their 4th annual garage sale.  It will be on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy (6 mile & Livernois in Detroit) starting at 10am and ending at 4pm.

For more information on the sale or membership in the Motor City Haunt Club, visit www.motorcityhauntclub.com.

Happy Haunting!


The Lake Michigan Triangle

Everyone has heard of the Bermuda Triangle and the strange things that happen there, but did you know that Michigan has its own mysterious triangle?

The Lake Michigan Triangle is connected by Ludington and Benton Harbor in Michigan and both cities connect across the lake to Manitowoc in Wisconsin forming the triangle, according to author Linda S. Godfrey in her book Weird Michigan.

The legend begins with sunken ships, but goes beyond that to the disappearance of airplanes and people to UFO sightings.  There have been so many sightings of strange objects and ghost planes in that area that the FAA created a special lake reporting service to keep track of them all.

Almost 40 planes have disappeared over Lake Michigan; the one most may know is Northwest Flight 2501.  In June of 1950 it left New York heading to Minneapolis, it went down into Lake Michigan near Benton Harbor.  There were no survivors and divers weren’t able to locate the plane’s wreckage.

In April 1937, one of the most famous Lake Michigan Triangle legends took place.  The freighter O.M. McFarland was headed to Port Washington, Wisconsin.  Captain George Donnor decided to head to his cabin for a nap and wanted to be woken around 6pm.  When the crew went to wake him, they found his cabin empty.  The story claims the door was locked from the inside and nobody knows what happened to him.  The disappearance of Donnor happened while the freighter passed through the nexus of the Lake Michigan Triangle.

Skeptics site the massive storms the Great Lakes are known for or the lack of GPS systems as the explanations of it all.  But it sure feeds your imagination when you look out across Lake Michigan and wonder what other mysteries are hiding beneath the surface!


Haunted Michigan

The Paulding Light

Just off Highway 45 near Paulding and Watersmeet, in the Upper Peninsula, a phenomenon called the Paulding Light (aka Lights of Paulding, Dog Meadow Lights) occurs.

Just what is the Paulding Light?  It’s a light that appears after dark each night, regardless of season, that reportedly hovers and moves along the power lines.  The light has also been known to change color; red and white are most common, but blue and green have also been seen.

At the spot where people gather nightly to observe this phenomenon there is a sign that reads:

This is the location from which the famous Paulding Light can be observed.  Legend explains its presence as a railroad brakeman’s ghost, destined to remain forever at the sight of his untimely death.  He continually waves his signal lantern as a warning to all who come to visit.

To observe the phenomenon, park along this forest road facing north.  The light will appear each evening in the distance along the power line right-of-way.”

The posted legend is only one of the many stories of explanation.  Some tell the tale of an Indian ghost that is dancing on the power lines, some believe it’s just swamp gas, and still others believe it is a portal for spirits or to another dimension.

Several amateur studies have been done, but there is still no definite conclusion.  Theories of car headlights and taillights are debunked based on reports of the light going back to the early lumber days, long before cars.  But only one thing is certain, the Paulding Light does exist.

There are many amateur videos on YouTube.  Click here to view one of your choosing.  For more information you can Google “the Paulding Light” or visit the Wikipedia site.