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Real Haunted House

Wiccan Circle

Kalamazoo, Michigan

This house is said to be very haunted. A total of eight people have died in one way or another in the house and they are all thought to still reside there. It is said that one may experience faucets turning on and off, coasters flipping over, and footsteps throughout the house. There have also been reports of the appearance of a glowing cross. Others have alleged to be held to the bed and shoved down the stairs. Beneath the carpet in the basement, there is reportedly a Wiccan circle carved into the wood.

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Rachel says:

September 16, 2005, 9:11 am

Where exactly is this house located? Is there an address?

Samara says:

October 2, 2005, 1:47 pm

Yea where is this house located?

Ariel Brown says:

October 2, 2005, 11:04 pm

Where is this house, the location exactly….I would love to know where it is.

Ariel says:

October 2, 2005, 11:05 pm

Where is this house, the location exactly…

Nathan says:

October 5, 2005, 7:35 pm

I have never encountered a haunting, but I have a theory that ghosts are either demons posing as the spirits of the dead, or else are merely unexplained scientific phemonena, and could not possibly be the spirits of the dead. I am looking to research my theory.

I live near downtown Grand Rapids and have no car and am wondering if anyone who has been to and knows this house could email me at nathan@iamnathan.com and provide me a ride to this house so that I could check it out for myself.

David says:

October 7, 2005, 7:11 pm

OK, This may be the house I visited in 1982. I was a student at WMU and was looking for a place to live. Well the job in Kalamazoo, were very few back then, but that house has stayed with me to this day. Is this the house which was just off the main road into WMU but over the highway. It is close to a biker bar (in 1982) that was their called the ??? boar, I think. Let me know if their is anyone in Kalamazoo, I would like a picture of the house, write me and I will tell you more.

Show me your...Nevermind says:

October 11, 2005, 5:06 pm

Why isn’t there any addresses with these stories? We need addresses to find out if this stuff is real or not.

David says:

October 21, 2005, 2:14 pm

d.como@verizon.net send me an email if you live in Kalamazoo michigan and I will tell you how to get to a very haunted house, it is near WMU. Send your cell number and I will call you

jack jacobs says:

December 7, 2005, 8:58 pm

i live in kazoo i get around quite often
i do have two questions one is does any
body know about hurst mansion off douglas
i have and i saw some pretty spooky stuff
but i want to know more
but is there any more local haunts im all for
ghost hunting

L Johnson says:

February 28, 2006, 1:37 pm

One very famous haunted house in Kalamazoo is on West Main hill, about 8 houses west of the Henderson castle. Unfortunately, because no one could stay in the house for more than a year, it was eventually torn down. I believe there is still an empty spot where the house once stood.

SirB00b says:

March 6, 2006, 12:37 am

im from lawton michigan. can someone please give me the addresses of these haunted places in kzoo. it would be greatly appreciated.

jeremy says:

March 14, 2006, 1:24 am

yeah i have seen this house it is actually down the street from my old highschool. true stoy: me and my buddies thought that it would be funny to take our gfs to this “haunted” house that we had heard about on halloween but little did we know that it was really haunted i went in with my friend first and our gfs followed we all walked around and were trying to scare eachother and then we heard somthing bummping down the stairs and i seen this old guy comming down the stairs so none of us moved or breathed, he got to the bottom of the stairs and looked out the window. i grabbed the girls and went out the back but my friend wouldnt move and then i heard him yell i ran back inside and my friend was ghost whit and he had said that the guy turned around and said get out and he couldnt move and then the guy moved over and grabbed him by the throat and pushed him down. i looked at his neck and he had large hand prints on his neck and they didnt match neone that was with us so i know that he wasnt lying

Amber says:

March 24, 2006, 3:26 pm

I used to live off of Douglas, but I don’t think I ever heard of “Hurst Mansion”. I would love to know more, because in a couple of months I’ll be going back there to visit my dad. If anyone has any information on it, let me know by emailing me at PalmCoastChick@msn.com .

G AND M says:

April 1, 2006, 4:22 pm

where is this house located

G AND M says:

April 1, 2006, 4:23 pm

where is this house located
but ye atht is pretty crazy!!!

K says:

April 3, 2006, 11:02 pm

Now I remember that when the radio station 92.3 WZUU started, the girl on the morning show was in a haunted house in the Vine area and one of the particular traits was cigar smoke. Same house?

Man, I’d love to know where this is.

ashley says:

April 11, 2006, 1:05 pm

i live in kzoo and off drake, you can see it off croyden it is across from my apartments theres a very creepy old house and barn that is boarded up. we took pics there and there was lots of orbs. i found shackles on the ground outside the barn and im tryign to find out if theres any record of it being haunted or why its boarded up and what it used to be. anyone know? laine.porter@gmail.com

Jessica says:

April 19, 2006, 6:12 pm

Just because the house supposedly has a Wiccan “circle” on the floor doesn’t mean that makes it haunted. And for the idiots Wiccan is a religion that believes in the good and evil of nature not just evil. It’s not just all witchcraft and curses. The Wiccan religion doesn’t even have a circle has part of the belief system.

Nan says:

May 17, 2006, 1:06 am

I have lived near the hurst mansion all my life but only know very little about. It is kind of hard to see in the summer but if you take Douglas Ave for about an mile after Mosel Ave there will be a road to your left “Old Douglas” the drive way is right before the left turn, It is very strange to me that once a week there is a trash cart at the end of the drive and every time it snows a lot you can see tire tracks. The best way to see it is to take Old Douglas and look to the left up into the trees, I have never seen any lighs on in the place at night so you probaly will want to scope it out during the day first. Right now the woods are to thick to get that great of a veiw, after all the leaves are gone but before the snow is probaly the best.
As for the old farm house on Croyden, all I know is that it was the first farm in Oshtemo Township and so it probably has a cool history.

anne says:

May 22, 2006, 5:41 pm

They made a couple cheap horror flicks at the house I am thinking of. It’s quite possible the Wiccan circle was left over from some film makers.

Big Bill says:

June 6, 2006, 4:48 am

Cindy,

Ooh, ooh, ooh doesn’t sound scary to me. I guess it all depends on what she looks like.

Roberta Lytle says:

July 2, 2006, 7:04 pm

I grew up in Kalamazoo and have heard of all these hauntings…and i lived on Douglas but never heard of the mansion would love to get some pictures…But if you want to check out a very cool place you have to check out an old cemetery on miller rd. almost to 35th street.. i got some outstanding pictures there . it is very hard to find but if you would like a map let me know and i will send you one.. well worth the trip. and also the house everyone is talking about the pipe and cigar is not on Vine st… it is on Westnedge ave..If you turn south and vine and westnedge it is about a half mile down the road on the left it still has a cast iron fence around it.. and yes i was one of the stupid kids that had to check it out. i was about 17 and there was probably 6 or 7 of us.. only 3 of us went in the yard and up to the door.. and yes there were candles burning and a pipe and cigar in the ash tray.. no onw has lived in this house for years.. the story is that a family came home from a vacation and all disapeered in that house or yard they were seen in the drive way but never seen again.. this was back in the 70ies when i was there. and this happend late 40ies early 50ies my father can remember this. Another place that is very cool and just off Douglas is the old TB Sanitorium my sis and i spent hours trying to figure out how we was going to get in threw the fence.. i spoke to an professor from western michigan and showed me how to get it through the fence. i told her we would be a couple of hours. i had to promise her i would not go in the building.. and we didn’t, maybe if we would have had a few more people we might have.. that place looks like a war zone.. i grew up there and never seen it or heard of it before.. a good view of it is at the top of michigan ave hill near the castle if you drive in to the cemetery and look straight south you can see the building..alot of web sites have this building in portage michigan… If anyone would like to spend a day just going to different places in kalamazoo and taking pictures i would love to go. and before i leave could i please have a list of hauntings in kalamazoo.. there is a bar down town that has a visitor every once in a while but i do not know the name of it.. i do this on a daily bases in Indiana but so much more fun in michiagn were i grew up…. you can see some of the pictures from the miller rd cemetery, and TB Sanitorium. plus more that i have taken…you more than welcome to join it’s all free and when i get new pictures you will be notified.

Audrey says:

July 20, 2006, 11:09 am

im 11 and lived in in kalamazo all my freakin’ life
and i kow a good ghost story when i hear one and this certainley is a good ghost story but 1 problem they dont tell u the address

layla says:

August 4, 2006, 3:22 am

this is for roberta lytle
i live in battle creek and my dad and i would love to tour around kalamazoo with your knowledge of these places and take pictures, but you didn’t leave a way to get ahold of you, please contact me at
laylakathleen.com

layla says:

August 4, 2006, 3:52 am

I also have some ghost stories of my own, I tried to submit them, but it’s been like 3 months and they still aren’t on this site yet. Anyway. It seems that almost every house I live in is haunted. I grew up in this house in Battle Creek (Springfield, technically) that was haunted. It has been confirmed that 3 people have died in this house, which I did not know about until after my first couple of encouters. The first time I ever had a supernatural experience was when I was about 12. I had come home from a friends house to find that no one was home, I called out and nobody answered. So I continued to gather my things to stay the night at my friends house again, and as I’m walking through the house I hear a voice whispering my name very loudly. Again, I called out everone’s name and no one responded. I walked through the house looking in every room and closet and found no one, the entire time this voice keeps calling for me. After walking around the whole house twice and finding nobody with this vouce calling for me, I got really freaked out and left without my things. After I walked out the front door this voice called out my name as well as both of my sisters names, I turned around and ran all the way to my friends house. But that’s not the only thing that happened there. When I was 15 I was playing with a Ouija board in the tunnel (the house used to be part of the underground railrod in the slave days, complete with a secret room and all – current owner may not even know about it because when my dad discovered it he patched the hole) and ended up talking to one of the ghosts that still resided in the house. She said her name was susie and that she had died from suicide. Almost 2 years after that event is when I was talking to one of my friends dads that had lived in the neaighborhood for a long time and confirmed that people had actually died there, he even knew susan(susie). He said that she was an avon lady. The other two people that have died there, I have actully seen. One was a little black girl that was killed in a raid on the house looking for escaped slaves, and the other is a farmer that owned the house at the time: he was killed in the front room, but it was not said by whom or why. Quite a number of people that lived in this house with me said that at night you could hear the little girl crying through the heat vents.

layla says:

August 4, 2006, 4:00 am

When I saw the little girl I was down in the tunnel giving a tour to a few of my frineds. My sister saw her as well; but when she saw her, the little girl was mad and my sister said that her eyes were glowing red because we had guests at my house were using racial slurs against her. I saw the farmer in the dining room one night when I awoke feeling like there was someone staring at me. but since nothing had happened to me in the years that I had already lived there I thought nothing of it and went right back to sleep.

Deb says:

August 14, 2006, 7:30 pm

I had some friends that lived in a house in Howell, Mi and they felt an unnatural pressence,and one day my husband and I were there,waiting for our friends to return home and we heard one of the bedroom doors upstairs slam shut,my husband went to check things out and found nothing. When the same thing happend again,we left. About a week before our friends moved out, a man stopped by and told them that should move out, that they should not be living in the house and that the “little boy” does not want them there, the man left and wouldn’t give his name or any other info. Our friends only lived in the house for about 6 months and have said that things would go on, mainly unexplained noises and such.The house is on Grand River between Howell and Fowlerville (if it’s still there). I believe in sprits, but I also want to comment about the house in Kallamazoo, a wiccan symbol has nothing to do with a house being haunted…true wiccans do not perform evil of anykind. Deb

Jordan says:

August 15, 2006, 1:46 am

Hey ya ive went and saw the old TB hospital also and i have not went in there as of yet,me and some friends plan on it soon tho.And if anyone knows of good haunted houses in the kalamazoo,portage,comstock,or parchment areas please get a hold of me somehow whether on this site or at jrsnowball32@sbcglobal.net.If anybody would like to go with us to the TB hospital let me know gotta meet up in daytime tho to make sure you are cool and not some freak haha.Alright get a hold of me if you have any info on haunted places.

sinister says:

August 16, 2006, 11:22 am

Anyone ever heard or been to Ypsi Forensic Center…. worth the trip from kalamazoo trust me.

Bill Campbell says:

September 5, 2006, 9:22 pm

Please email me the address of this house i would realy like to check it out.

Tim says:

September 10, 2006, 2:00 am

This is for Sinister. I live in Taylor, where exactly is the Yspi forensic center? And how is it worth the trip? Also, does anyone know of any haunts downriver, or in wayne county? Would appreciate all the info i could gather, thanks in advance…TIM

ashley says:

September 16, 2006, 5:18 pm

Where is this house located at?

randella says:

September 25, 2006, 10:48 pm

um.. why isnt anyone saying where the location is?

Anonoymous says:

October 3, 2006, 9:31 am

OMG! That is so creepy…just make sure you give the exact location…

Dip says:

October 5, 2006, 4:11 pm

Where is this place exactly? What is the address

j says:

October 11, 2006, 6:39 pm

i have lived in kalamazoo my whole life too.. i am from the winchell neighborhood off oakland drive. I have been to the TB hospital and it is cool. I went in the day and me and my friends climbed all the way to the top so u could see all of kalamazoo…my other friends checked out the incenerators in the basement. (it’s pitch black down there). The whole place smells like pee from bums…but there are old cells,an old front desk where they handed out pills, old beds, chairs, and old kitchen…I had to break a window near the top to get into the psycho relaxation room…there is a mural of flowers on the wall and the rest of the room is white..with some old chairs..i would recommend going…its off Prospect off west maine hill…there is a big gate in the front…police go around there so dont get caught. they might tear it down soon.

j says:

October 11, 2006, 6:42 pm

hello…do people resond here?? also…who’s from kalmazoo..and who knows about the empty lot 8 houses from Henderson castle…Ive never heard of this….and… Hurst Mansion..and whatever Wiccan circle is let me know…is it even a house???

j says:

October 11, 2006, 6:52 pm

forget activity in k-zoo im out til i check in later

jenn says:

October 18, 2006, 8:03 pm

I live on Vine, to start out this comment. I am sad to say that I have yet to encounter anything paranormal in the least, unless you count the strange college students and bums. Second, there was a question about the house at Drake and Croyden. The house was built by Benjamin and Maria Drake in the mid 1800’s. The Drakes were the first white settlers in Oshtemo, and very important members of the community. I have some information on it on my site
http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/preservedrakefarm
It is now owned by the historical society and they plan on it being the Township historical museum. I have been inside before anything dealing with the township happened, and would like to think had something to do with it being protected now. It is a wonderful house with a very inspirational history.
The house has six bedrooms, only two bathrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, a back and front stairs, a breakfast room, and two kitchens(the original with stove, and a modern one). The property also had a Carriage house (torn down in the 90’s), a Garage, and a barn with stables (partially torn down). When I was a kid there were some greenhouses on the property as well. A few of my friends felt very cold in the attic on a very hot summer day, but I never felt or sensed anything paranormal, and I am sensitive to it.

I do have a couple of suggestions for interesting paranormal activity, though. The first is the abandoned town of Mentha. Mentha was a Mint Farming community out by TimberRidge Sky area. Take D Ave out to 23rd (it’s a dirt road on the south side of D Ave and hard to see, so if you pass the road to Timber Ridge you’ve gone to far) and turn left if you are coming from 131, or right if you come in from Gobles.
I ALWAYS get a migrain as soon as I turn down the road that leaves as soon as I turn off the road. There is still an old railroad station were the tracks were.

The second is in Spring Valley Park in Kalamazoo. You turn into the park at the entrance near Barclay and Mt. Olivet. There is a walking trail right off the parking area that heads down towards Riverview dr. The walk is beautiful during the day, but I still get an ominous feeling walking down there. There is a pond that every couple of years a kid will drown in. (not making it up. about three years ago a boy from Comstock drowned in it. It’s a matter of public record) It is also surrounded by not one, not two, but three Cemeteries. Riverside Cemetery, the Jewish Cemetery, and Mt.Olivet Catholic Cemetery. If you do wish to visit the trail at night (And I do!) You will want to park on one of the side streets near Barclay and walk down. Remember to take flashlights, and go during the day first. Very Very creepy.

Jessica says:

October 21, 2006, 3:00 pm

where are the locations for phobia house

Jaren says:

October 22, 2006, 9:49 pm

I have lived in Kzoo for a year now….and would like to know more about haunted locations. If someone is interested and knows more, Im in. westsyde_31@yahoo.com

Jaren says:

October 22, 2006, 9:50 pm

I do know the Phobia house is on Portage Rd. I think it is 947 Portage.

Malcom says:

October 24, 2006, 10:57 pm

I went to WMU and be to some creepy places…TB Asylum is a fun at night, now there are cameras there and cops patrol constantly..but it’s very cool, there used to be a swing set up top the would rock by itself…also be careful the elevator shafts are wide open, if you fall in your in serious physical trouble, but it’s a nice site! Also, the old paper mill..especially it’s powerhouse with the smoke stack creepy place at night, you can hear the pipes creak as if someone is turning the knobs to release pressure…plus the small stream running beneath it adds to the experience…be careful here though you can fall in!

Kirk says:

October 28, 2006, 5:01 pm

I know of several places in Kazoo that have had paranormal events such as The West Main Cenetery and Mount Olivet Cemetery where I have gotten EVPs from…which really surprized me. I grew up in Kal on Park Place..so alot of these stories still exist and I also know of much more than what is mentioned here..ya wanna know something I am here iapiaya@hotmail.com

Richard Follister says:

November 1, 2006, 11:43 am

Once I ate a grape. It was juicy and savoury. Then suddenly, its ghost appeared and ate ME. So here I sit inside the belly of a dead grape.

THE END

gfrdeswaqzxcvbnmkjhyt says:

November 1, 2006, 6:34 pm

do you really think its haunted

gtrfdesxadawqzg hb says:

November 1, 2006, 6:36 pm

i like richard follisters story it is funny

qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm says:

November 1, 2006, 8:49 pm

does every person that goes in this house die or not that is the question that haunts me at night….just kidding!!! but get it haunt me at night and haunt as in haunted house lolololololol!!!!

Chad says:

November 9, 2006, 9:03 pm

A good Haunted place in Battle Creek is Webster apartments, formally Kulp Court. Unlike most haunted sites, this place is still up and in use. I use to live there, and some VERY freaky things would happen on a regular basis. Crashing sounds (like dishes, pots and pans), knocking on doors, ghostly yelling and whispers, and something that happened to me often: Coat hangers in my closet banging around, even when I would immobilize them! Other stuff people have told me included stomping sounds from vacant apartments, cold spots, apparations, and lights blinking on and off.
If anyone is interested in knowing anymore, e-mail me at demaray@netzero.com and I’ll give you more details.

Leila says:

November 10, 2006, 6:10 am

Anyone who is from Kalamazoo, are there any haunted house in Long Road?

Asher says:

January 23, 2007, 1:57 am

I lived in a house, 433 Hutchinson, off of south westnedge in Kalamazoo.That, my friends, was pretty freaking creepy. The house is actually very small, but in certain parts…primarily the back part of the house near the pantry and the basement, a very negative feeling can be felt. It’s like you’re being watched. A lot of people mentioned feeling creeped out near the pantry without me or my roomates saying anything. One night when me and my girlfriend were in bed and our roomates were gone, the motion light in the pantry kept going on and off. At one time the pantry (which was located right outside ourbedroom)was actually part of another bedroom in the rear of the house, but our bedroom was added and the other room was turned turned into a halway and the pantry when the house was remodeled. I believe the negative vibe in that house made all of the roomates fight. My best friend since childhood and I have been in many stupid fights, but yet havent talked since we moved out of that place. We found a mace ( a weapon which consists of a spiked ball and chain) hidden in a corner in the basement. I am scared to know what kind of stuff may have gone down in that place.

curiousscare says:

February 6, 2007, 2:51 pm

This comment is in regards to the old TB asylum off of North St. in Kalamazoo. The reason people have mistaken it to be in “portage” Michigan is because it was actually called the Portage Asylum back when it first opened. VERY creepy place! I have also been to that cemetary off of Miller road ( was nearly eaten alive by mosquitos getting there hehe ) but one of the most fascinating things about that place was the erie original brick road!! Very hard to see had to sweep away leaves and debris to see. My mother worked for years at the Kalamazoo State Hospital, and I have heard many stories about that place as well. ( there is a video on youtube of the Kalamazoo Asylum taken not to long ago which is also very erie). There is a house on Hayes Park that was also said to be haunted, as well as the West Main cemetary, has anyone ever heard anything of those two?

c says:

February 20, 2007, 11:02 pm

does anyone know of any haunted places in the downriver area?
i do know that my mom haunts her house. when she died, i found her in the kitchen, it was a heart attack. my husband and i fixed it up and put it up for rent. during the process of packing all her stuff, a friend of ours was sitting in the living-room, a few feet away from a couple of boxes. the one box had moved by itself rattling the contents.
we would get there at night to do repairs or remove more things, and lights would be on (we were the only ones with keys) i went there alone and was painting in the basement and could hear noises up stairs and the floors would creak as if someone was walking up there.
not ever telling the tenats what happened. the guy worked with my husband, and had come into work saying that every night when him or his wife would wake up and go into the kitchen, the hood-range light would be on. in which neither had turned on. and the back porch light would be on.
he couldn’t understand why the lights were on. my husband then told him that my mom died in the house, and every night before she went to bed she would turn the back porch light and the hood-range light on.
that she was just sticking with her nightly rutine.

i know its not like crazy and scary. but if any one lives in melvindale, mi you may know of the house. its on wall st down from the police station.

Aimee says:

March 7, 2007, 10:20 pm

I’ve lived near this house all of my life. i live off of old douglas and g ave. it’s creepy looking but i have never seen anything weird out of it.

Aimee says:

March 7, 2007, 10:23 pm

oh and i go to parchment, and used to go in the paper plants with my friends, and we went down these stairs and there wasa door cracked open a little bit, and someone spray painted, “i’m down here” on a wall next to the door…it was really frickin creepy..

LuLu says:

March 18, 2007, 9:04 pm

Hey, I would like to know more about this. If anyone has any further info on any haunted places that you can actually go to please contact me. My e-mail address is ChaoticPrincess22@aim.com.

JennJenn says:

March 29, 2007, 2:02 pm

Wparanormal.com is currently undertaking the task of compiling local hauntings in the state of Michigan. If you are interested in investigations, Investigating, or just the paranormal world, please check them out.

Izzy says:

April 3, 2007, 12:07 pm

This is so cool! I’ve had expereiences with ghosts, even though my land is haunted.

Izzy says:

April 3, 2007, 12:09 pm

I demand to know where this house is located since I’ve had close encounters with the after life. i WANT THE EXACT LOCATION!

dingey says:

June 21, 2007, 5:21 pm

I suspect that people don’t put up exact addresses to these places in order to avoid any potential law suits or privacy issues. Many “abandoned” houses are still owned by SOMEBODY who might not take kindly to having ghost-hunters trespassing on the property. Chill out. Go to the area and ask. if it’s got a big enough reputation, somebody can point you in the right direction.

Rowan says:

July 6, 2007, 10:15 pm

I would not be surprised if there really are ghosts. I know people including me who have seen ghosts and they have seen them with the disturbence of what has been seen and heard in this house. Some people might think that it is silly but I believe there are ghosts.

p.s. we really need some directions to this place

Babs says:

August 8, 2007, 5:06 am

The Wiccan house is located on vine street not sure the exact adress

Michelle says:

August 16, 2007, 9:04 pm

Interested in local haunted stories in Kalamazoo, Scotts, or nearby areas. Anyone, Anyone??? Thanks…

Kendra says:

August 18, 2007, 6:27 pm

Interesting. I was born and raised in Kzoo, but never heard of anything like that. I do know from firsthand experience about the old tuberculosis sanatorium – we broke in before it was bought by WMU, and that place is fucked up!! The cemetary near there off of W. Main is also completely and utterly haunted, and I do have photographical proof of that. It’s scary as hell. If anyone wants to discuss the hauntings of Kzoo or knows of anything that would be interesting, email me at Quislai11@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Kendra

NikkiLea says:

September 14, 2007, 10:17 pm

Ok.
Whatâ??s the address?
And if any of you have any other REAL haunted places in Michigan w/ their addresses, please feel free to email them to me.
=]
I would like to go to one this Halloween.
emily_the_strange979@yahoo.com

loco says:

October 1, 2007, 3:58 pm

I have an exact location of a haunted farm and house that is located in Fairgrove, Michigan. If you’d like directions e mail @ charlicat1964@yahoo.com

loco says:

October 1, 2007, 3:59 pm

Sorry…that’s charliecat@yahoo.com

loco says:

October 1, 2007, 3:59 pm

Sorry…that’s charliecat1964@yahoo.com

Keri says:

October 1, 2007, 11:40 pm

(Posted By curiousscare: There is a house on Hayes Park that was also said to be haunted)

Hee firstly I live on Hayes Park (have for 28 years)… I think this is my neighbors house. The original family lived in it until my neighbors bought it a few years ago after the last surviving member of the family passed away. If so the last name was Early. It is 1227 Hayes Park. It was owned by them for generations. It could be a totally different home but this house is the original house in the neighborhood and the rest of the land around it was farm land belonging to the home. Theres been I guess a race way around here and what not since but I’ve always heard this house was haunted and the freaky part is that one night my step sister and I were in my bedroom and everynight before we went to bed after the woman passed away we’d flash a flash light up into the windows and when we flashed it upstairs the whole upstairs lights came on. My brother came home like 30 seconds later and pulled up in his car and we had him inspecting it. His friend was yelling Mrs. Early your lights are on. This house doesn’t look as freaky as it feels.

However, This wiccan house you discuss, I’ve never heard of.

I’ve been all over inside the TB center. We’ve heard foot steps following us and chains rattling. The place doesn’t necessarily look like people just up and left but it does look like it was shut down with no intent on removing the items within such as the library and the small room that looked like an auditorium. The piano is or was at the time still in that room with tables and chairs around it. The nurses stations although they looked ransacked looked as if the stuff was just left on the shelves and the place has been ran down by bums and people that just wanted to be destructive. Some of the patient rooms were still intact with beds and everything when I went into it. I went in around 1998. We went in 3 days in a row. The 2nd night we decided it wouldn’t be cool to be in after dark. We didn’t have to climb through the windows, the back door where it looked as if they carried supplies and possibly dead patients through were wide open. The basement where the bodies were kept imbalmbing tables were there the fridge that you slid the people into were there. There is alot of broken glass and what not all over.

When we were inside we heard foot steps thinking we were in trouble and that it was cops. When we went to give ourselves up, there was no one there. The sounds kept following us and that night when we left it was because we heard a really loud thump on the floor above us. It was getting dark and we chickened out.

The next night we went to the highest part of the roof which is this 20 foot by 20 foot square on top of the first roof that has a ladder to it. It has a great view of Kalamazoo. Nothing really strange happened that day.

I saw some one mentioned a movie filmed in one of the houses possibly the wiccan house, never heard of that house again but I do know that The Dread (spelling?) was filmed in a few places around here including East Hall that faces Vine also known as University High School (i think) and apparently part of the lost boys was filmed in a house near west main cemetary. The actual house that was in the cemetary. The small cement and brick one.

I live in Kalamazoo and have my whole life in fact in the same house. If any one knows something haunted here and has atleast and address or proof I’d love to go see it my self.

jennjenn says:

October 2, 2007, 6:23 pm

As for movies, the ones that I know of that have been shot in Kalamazoo have been “house sitters: the night they saved Sigfried’s brain”, which was shot at Henderson Castle, “The Dread” at East Hall, and of course, “Kalamazoo?” which was shot all over town. I have never heard anything about scenes for “the lost boys” being shot here, and frankly don’t believe it for a second, simply because there is no good financial reason for a large studio to pack everything up and bring it to Michigan just for a couple scenes that could be done on a LA sound stage. But I could be wrong.

The Edison Neighborhood of Kalamazoo is just fantastic, with the old racetrack and the fairgrounds and all the factories that used to be there. I know that a good chunk of it was originally developed by Charles B. Hays, who was big in the local paper industry. The Kalamazoo public library has an online database of Kalamazoo history that I highly recommend.

Berdie says:

October 3, 2007, 6:43 pm

I have sat here and read all these stories and well
i am thinking either most of you didn’t grow up in Kalamazoo or your very young.
What about places like the Old Miller Road Cemetery
i was there last summer very hard to find but well worth the look. great PICTURES. And what about the house on Westnedge not far from Old Kalamazoo Central
very well known haunted house. The TB Hospital is very creepy and looks like a war zone. My sister and i snuck in last summer after a Professor from WM told us how to get in. We were warned about the place and told not to enter the building, we did find a place we could get in but we didn’t we took pictures through the windows.Another good place is the old Jewish cemetery, it’s behind mount olivet way in the back.. you will be shocked but not by ghost check out the statue in the middle of the samll cemetery….

Berdie says:

October 3, 2007, 6:49 pm

The TB Center has been destroyed everyhting that was in the building is now out side on the grounds near were the swings use to be. looks like a war zone. very sad

SarieB says:

October 4, 2007, 6:19 pm

I found a pretty good website that lists haunted places all over the U.S. There are 64 pages (printed out), of Michigan listings.

There are five mentioned in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo BRONSON HOSPITAL, has nurses who have seen spectres out of the corners of theirs eyes in the halls, and inside empty rooms, and weird things happen it the kitchen.

BORGESS HOSPITAL have reports of people seeing red lights and ghosts of the old nuns who used to operate the hospital. There have also been reports of children staying in the section known as 1-North feeling as if they are being watched. In the room across the hall from the nurse’s station a pair of glowing eyes can be seen…and when you look at the cemetery next door, you become nauseated.

The GILMORE HOUSE which is well over 100 years old and used to me the Gilmore’s mansion is now Alpa Tau Omega fraternity house. Evidently in the 30’s a butler fell down the servant’s stair case, all the way to the basement, and died. There’s a lot of activity present there.

The T.B. Sanitorium is located on Alamo Hill just off of Douglas Ave. It supposedly has a lot of activity including “screams that can be heard from the patients who had been experimented on. As has been mentioned, it IS heavily patrolled by police now…they say that when you COULD get in the building, you could see unfinished card games and tools left on tables and shelves.

The South Riverview/Mt. Olivet area is also mentioned…”This area bordered by three cemeteries, The Riverside Cemetery, the local Jewish Cemetery, and Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. Residents of the area have talked about strange occurrences happening in houses in the area, including a young boy that could see ghosts, and in the same house, blood dripping from a kitchen cupboard.

There are many sensitive places right outside the Kalamazoo Area too.

I personally lived in a house in Allegan, which is a small town with a lot of really OLD houses, that had quite a bit of activity.

If you aren’t familiar with the website I’m referring to, you can email me at sbce3@excite.com and I’ll be glad to give it to you.

Also, those of you who go to these places out of curiosity, please do research first, and learn how to conduct a proper paranormal search. When you don’t ask permission when appropriate, trespass, make noise and leave trash, it makes it harder for those of us who seriously pursue the science. Be respectful of other people’s personal spiritual paths as well. For instance, although I am not Wiccan, I have done research about their belief, as others should. They are NOT evil, which is the typical sterotype given them. They follow a nature based, spiritual path, and strive to respect nature, and others. They have nothing to do with satan or the devil. Other religions are represented in particular cemeteries in every area. All cemeteries should be considered sacred and respected, no matter what spiritual path they represent.

If anyone is not familiar with the website of which I’m speaking, you are welcome to email me and I’ll be glad to give you the address.

sbce3@excite.com

Liz says:

October 12, 2007, 1:01 pm

I lived in Kalamazoo for 15 years, and have never heard of most of these places. I have heard of the TB Sanitorium, but have not been able to visit it. Sounds fun though. If anybody has any address for any of the haundings I would love to visit them next time I am in town (I have moved to Colorado). I am all about that kind of stuff

PAINBRUSH says:

October 14, 2007, 12:03 am

This one time at band camp in Kalamazoo………..I died .

nel says:

October 16, 2007, 6:58 pm

this comment is for sarieb-i don’t know if i’d know you but i lived in allegan for a long time, and have experienced small paranormal activity a few times in those old houses downtown! the first house my ex lived in (it was gray-don’t know exact address-but on m-40 right before curve to fairgrounds on left), we were just sittin on the couch one day by ourselves, everyone was gone…and we were talking about how weird it was the night before when the toilet flushed on it’s own-i guess his dad went and checked to see who was up and nobody~ then all the sudden a really cold breeze seemed to enter the room and then this huge picture frame on the wall (that came with the house) just instantly came off one of the nails on the wall (it was held up by two) and just swung back and forth on the wall really fast for about a minute! it was freaky as hell. none of us could even talk for a few after that.. almost like we were upsetting a spirit or somethin.

then the next house they moved into down the road across from the police station and jaycee park, there was said to have been two sisters that lived in that house together and never got married and died there…there was a picture of them left with the house that my ex’s dad’s girlfriend always would have sitting out. it wasn’t really scary until her daughter started hearing a girl talk to her while she would be trying to sleep or by herself in the shower?? she would always be freaked out to take a shower after that. i don’t know, but i agree for sure that there’s a lot of haunted old houses downtown allegan!

Jules says:

October 21, 2007, 7:12 pm

I have lived in the kalamazoo area my whole life. My mother actually was at the t.b. ward for a year. She was one of the fortunate ones. My husband worked 15 years at the psych hospital in kazoo. He says the access tunnels under the hospital are unnerving.
There is a store in Richland that is haunted. It is in one of the oldest homes and it is called Choices Unlimited. Several people in it’s history have died there including a suicide in the barn. I have helped out before in the store, and the basement door kept opening. I firmly, and I mean firmly secured it and 10 minutes later the door was wide open again. I am not easily fooled. There was no explanation for this. The proprietor sees specters often as well as customers.
I guess it is appropriate it is an alternative store. There was a college student who came out last summer to video tape and do a paper for her class. It is a store, open to the public. This is one place you can freely visit during store hours.

James Bailey says:

October 27, 2007, 2:06 pm

The house named above is located at 5300 N 28th St.

Davey says:

November 6, 2007, 8:52 am

The old T.B. ward on Dauglas and Blakslee is impossible to enter. All of the windows, the doors and every other knok and cranny, up to the third floor have been bricked in. The original main entrance
is the only door left and it has been replaced with a big steel plate. bad luck, sorry.

loco says:

December 4, 2007, 11:49 am

Any stories on Bay City? Frankenmuth?

Regina says:

December 16, 2007, 10:06 am

I have lived in the k-zoo area my whole life. The castle some of you speak of is simply a bed and breakfast now. No strange happening at all. The house on the south side near Vine area, not haunted, it’s owner was in several wars and was “shell shocked”. Was always hearing things from his war days. He went as far as to run off his own children-saying they were his enimies. He held himself up in his house untill the day he died by one of his own “traps”. The house still sits empty. None of his kids could bring theirselves to do a thing with it.

david shafer says:

December 21, 2007, 12:19 pm

203 glendale in parchment is creepy. I used to live there and could hear voices often and was held down in bed a couple of times. It still won’t sell. Hmmm

julie says:

December 31, 2007, 12:15 am

i have seen stories posted about the “old miller rd cemetery”. one stated this is on miller rd almost to galesburg. if you take miller rd “almost” to galesburg isnt it ML ave at that point? anyone know where this is? when i search the net the closest i can find is listed as an “abandoned, badly vandalized (sad) cemetery” listed as either ford’s hill cemetery or ford cemetery- depending on where you look. it was once described as having a brick drive near the road that cant be seen due to the fact the it is covered by dirt and leaves. exact location or good directions, anyone??

killer says:

January 5, 2008, 8:45 pm

Julie, it sounds like Charleston (Riverside). Take I-94 to the 35th street exit and head north (towards Galesburg). That first traffic light just off the highway is Miller Road. Take a right and Miller dead ends at 38th…the cemetery is on the corner.

julie says:

January 6, 2008, 12:18 pm

killer, it’s not that easy. this cemetery is marked on the county map and is on or off of ML ave. the map is not very detailed though. it is always described as “hard to find”. if you search kalalmazoo county cemeteries you’ll eventually find what i am talking about.

julie says:

January 6, 2008, 5:02 pm

in regards to the lost cemetery– it is on the west side of 35th st (according to the map). i have gotten orb photos out of the one near the speedway though. anyone live in parchment? several haunts in parchment.

killer says:

January 6, 2008, 9:37 pm

If it’s off ML close to 35th it’s ford’s hill. I plan on finding it when snow is gone. I mentioned riverside since it is on the mentioned “miller road”.

julie says:

January 12, 2008, 10:08 pm

ford’s hill. yes. what do you know about it’s location? any other way to contact you?

killer says:

January 15, 2008, 9:02 pm

I have GPS coordinates, I will update what I find when it warms up. Other than that…I know what you do.

julie says:

January 23, 2008, 8:39 pm

“i know what you do” ???

killer says:

February 12, 2008, 9:27 pm

I have GPS coords, that’s all.

killer says:

February 20, 2008, 7:56 pm

Found it.

killer says:

February 20, 2008, 7:57 pm

not accessible.

killer says:

March 1, 2008, 4:30 pm

32nd street used to run off ML to the right between 31st and 33rd. It used to connect to Miller road before I-94 came through. It’s on private property now. The owners won’t let you visit the cemetery, cranky old lady!! She said if I came back with proper identification I could go check it out, my drivers license wasn’t good enough? She couldn’t tell me what she considered “proper identification”. I don’t know how the person who says they visited it last summer was able to without trespassing. You could chance it and park along i-94 and jump the fence!

Thalo says:

April 8, 2008, 1:00 am

I really like the description to this story; “…A wiccan circle is believed to be carved into the wood…” And that effects a haunting exactly *how* ?
That would have nothing to do with it. I’m Wiccan myself and I am so fed up with dabblers and pre-teens doing love spells and defacing property of others with wiccan symbols, giving the rest of us a bad name.

killer says:

April 8, 2008, 6:39 pm

Bravo Thalo! I’m not Wiccan but see your point.

Thalo says:

April 9, 2008, 1:54 am

*Nods*

Why thank you. ^^

killer says:

April 12, 2008, 1:58 pm

Julie, contact me at krs60@hotmail.com and I will give you my info. I found Ford’s hill and have been there, I also took pictures.

julie says:

May 14, 2008, 4:26 pm

ok. i sent an e-mail. a few weeks ago. you still around?

Rhonda says:

May 17, 2008, 5:31 pm

I think it would be interesting if someone would get ahold of Ghost Hunters and have them come and do a show about these places. I find all this so cool.

Nicki says:

May 20, 2008, 10:21 pm

Hey if anyone knows anything about grand rapids ghost story i know some and been to some but havent been that scared!!!if u could email me at youngstuntinjanes@yahoo.com and maybe if some one knows where the house is at could tell me too thanks

Tracy says:

June 18, 2008, 10:05 pm

I live in Portage and would love to check out the houses in Kalamazoo. I would love to get a group together to go out and check these places and see if we couldn’t get TAPPS to come and do a show.

You can email me at tdurek0000@charter.net

THANKS!

Ben says:

July 6, 2008, 1:03 am

I live a stones throw from the “old miller road cemetery” It is interesting to say the least, as is the one in ike paine park in galesburg.
The old Upjohn Brook Lodge which is now owned by MSU is reported to be active.
The “doctors cottage” where Dr.Upjohn died, “brookside” and the carriage house are origional to the property.
Brook Lodge is a hotel and conference center now and is located in augusta.

Wicwiz says:

July 10, 2008, 2:11 pm

Well If you really want to know of two in Oak St Area one is at 416 Oak St , Which we of a pagans/witchs have seen and heard of ghost, sprit bells start ringing and cats would be crazy at times as well. We had a bunch of west michgan ghost hunters come in to check it out but whatever scarced the living **** out of they left. But theres is another next strret over on normal court which can be found on other site about it. But 416 Oak is Haunted so now we have moved to new house. But now house is beening remodeled now as I speak so just think the landload is unleashing more problems for the next tents.THIS IS REAL STORY AND IS GHOST OF PEOPLE TO OLD TO VERY LITTLE KIDS THAT WALK AROUND THE HOUSE DAY OR NIGHT.

Noel says:

July 22, 2008, 3:55 pm

Hey. I was in K-zoo last year visiting my brother, and he took me to a couple of really creepy places. Not houses or buildings, but some backroads. Unfortunately, I don’t know the geography there, so I can’t tell you where in the county we were, only that there were a number of areas where things felt extremely “wrong.” Does anyone know anything about hauntings in the woods? There was one road that was really awful, a dirt one through marshy woods, with tons of signs on the fence that sectioned off private property from the road saying “do not enter” and such. I’ve been trying to get some info on this area for a while now, because the feeling of being watched and actually hunted was so intense that it actually made my eyes tear up, and I’ve never experienced anything like that. If you know any legends or anything, can you send me what you’ve got at tayanny@yahoo.com?

Now, I’m not in the habit of wandering around dark roads and feeling creeped out. There were a few other things that happened while I was in MI that kept me from dismissing the drive as just an overactive imagination. For example, the night after that drive, my bro told me he’d take me past an old house that used to scare the **** out of him before they started remodeling it, but he didn’t tell me which one it was. He just drove me around a way I’d never been before, and when we were sitting at a light, I looked at the house on one of the corners and said, “There’s something weird about that one.” Sure enough, that was the house. I can’t pinpoint what it was, it didn’t actually look all that odd for K-zoo, a late 19th century style, I think, but there was something very off about it. Anyway, that’s one slightly more concrete example, and I’m looking forward to my next visit so I can investigat a bit more. I’ll check back here to get some ideas.

carnije says:

July 25, 2008, 2:41 am

So here’s the thing that is unique about this case. Some people might say what does wiccan have to do with the haunting and wiccan doesn’t have a circle. True the “original” practice of wiccan soley consisted of the elements of life… fire, water, earth…ect… and prayer before them, to different gods deppending on ones desire. But over the years people have tranceformed it into a type of witchcraft where wiccan is performed within a pentogram, candles and relics on each point. So yes wiccan does have a circle for some who practice it, and for those that do practice and dissagree with this maybe u should look a little closer at what you are practicing and do some research. Wiccan can have everything to do with this haunting. Many people don’t realize that you can open demonic doors on accident. Shure your intentions might be good in your practices but you can’t control the negative that comes with it……hense what wiccan is all about. Good and the evil. There are many documented cases all over the world of demonic doors oppend do to the practice of wiccan, google it……..point blank this haunting sounds like a typical cause of wiccan!

carnije says:

July 25, 2008, 3:30 pm

pretty interesting…..see heres the kicker about this case. wiccan is a religion that is very old and not practiced like it used to be. True that “original” wiccan practices did not involve a circle, only the main elements of life, earth, fire, water, ect…where ivolved with hours of praying to whatever god one desires. but over time wiccan followers have transformed the religion by prayin inside a pentogram with the elements on all points of the gram and this is where modern day whichcraft came from..so yes wiccan does have a circle……..see what many wiccan practicers dont realize is that yes it can be used possitivly but also at the same time can open demonic doors hense what wiccan is about, the nature of good and evil. to have one you need the other. every year hundreds of cases are reported of wiccan prayers unlocking demonic devises….google it…and often the practicers themselves are attacked. to any of you practicers out there that disagree with what ive said do some research and know all the angles of what you practice cause some of the comments ive read point to people that practice but know nothing about it and thats how doors are unlocked. this case sounds like a good old fashioned demonic force that could or cudnt have been brought do to wiccan but with a pentogram on the floor in wiccan style its safe to say its wiccan or satanism, they r both the same thing really!

Steve says:

August 28, 2008, 8:26 pm

Ive been living in kazo for 7 years and hit a few “haunted” places. I would like to do some EVP recordings. If anyone knows of some places with exact location I would like to take my “team” of friends and do some recordings and EVP stuf, any ideas just send em to s2brooks@gmail.com

Allison says:

September 6, 2008, 3:40 pm

hey everyone, i found a cool place that gives u a list of places in America (by state)that ae haunted the website is http://www.theshadowlands.net, they have a descriptive desription and some of them even tell you how to get to the places and all, if anyone is going to travel to Kalamazoo let me know i would love to go or to any of the hounted places let me know my email is fire_angel_07@yahoo.com

Lady Drizzt says:

September 7, 2008, 8:30 pm

Carnije,
Dear one-you have made a complete fool of yourself by proclaiming to know so much about Wicca.
First of all-it is capitalized, as in Wicca. Wicca is an earth based belief system that incorporates magick in its practices. WICCAN is one who practices Wicca.
Secondly, the word is pentagram and it has been used in Wiccan practices forever.
Thirdly-Wiccans don’t believe in devils or demons. Those are Christian entities. Wiccans hold that in everything there is an opposite. You cannot have one with out the other. You cannot have good without evil. There is no light without dark. There are the informed and the uninformed.
I have been a Wiccan and Witch for over 30 years, honey. You need to go back and do more research, learn how to use spelling and punctuation and stick to topics that don’t make you look ridiculous in a public forum.
ANYWAY-If the energies in the house are negative, it is more likely it WAS the site of Satanic or Dark Witchcraft (“pentograms” are used extensively in both cases). My son will be attending WMU Spring semester and I would be very interested in visiting this house.

Star says:

September 10, 2008, 4:01 pm

I’m from the area, and have heard of many of these stories. A group of friends and myself went to see the ‘crying mary’ unfortunatley the only supernatural we encountered that night were the ‘super’ police…it would be awesome to get a group together and research some of these places.

katie says:

September 20, 2008, 2:57 pm

i live in kalamazoo mi,
there is this haunted old physco ward off of west main on a big hill and some of my friends wanted to check it out one night they when up there and when they got there they said that it looked crazy one of the basketball hoops was all messed up like some one tore the hoop off they went inside and you walk so far and it looked like THE BIG METAL DOORS they had been torn off the hinges you walk a little farther and the wall have blood all on them and old pictures that the crazy people wrote on there soo they walk a lil more and they get to this part a door
they hear crazy noises up the stairs like big bangs and diggings on the walls and on the big door it said BEWARE POINT OF NO RETURN
and all they kept hearing was crazy noise’s that they couldnt explain so they got scared and ran out and one off my friends got soo scared he pissed his pants…. haha
if you wanna no more about it
email me at cheeky_1989@yahoo.com

katie says:

September 20, 2008, 3:02 pm

if any one in kalamazoo has ben on west main and knows where the old physco ward used to be on that hill
email me i got a story to tell you
e-mail me at cheeky_1989@yahoo.com

katie says:

September 20, 2008, 4:48 pm

if any one in kalamazoo has been on west main and knows where the old physco ward used to be on that hill
email me i got a story to tell you
e-mail me at cheeky_1989@yahoo.com

killer says:

September 23, 2008, 5:42 pm

Julie, I had to format my computer and lost this website. I finally stumbled upon it. I never did get your email, did you still need any info on ford’s hill?

killer says:

September 23, 2008, 6:37 pm

screw shadowlands

Michelle says:

September 24, 2008, 4:50 pm

I live in Parchment and would love to know about haunted places in the city. I was born and raised in Parchment and still live here in my childhood home. My home is haunted by my father who passed away at home. We never had anything happened before he passed. Lights go on and off by themselves. The VCR stopped playing at one point, rewinded itself, popped out, was pushed back into the VCR, fast forwarded itself, and started playing where it left off. My boyfriend heard us talk of stories but never seen or hard anything until that day. Since then he has seen and heard a lot. But the VCR thing really freaked him out.

The carbon dioxide detector will go off and you can unplug it and take the batteries out and it will not shut up. Right after he passed my mom called consumers because it went off and she thought she had a gas leak in the house. Consumers could find no leak and no explaination for unplugging it and taking the battery out only to have it keep going off. They could not answer for that and it kind of freaked it out. I laughed and said dad knock it off and it shut off. I told the guy my dad passed away recently and it was him, he could not get out of the house fast enough. I got a good chuckle out of it. it does not scare me only reasures me that my father is still looking after me the way he did when he was alive. After my boyfriend moved in things calmed down a lot and things only happens around his birthday, my parents wedding anniversary, and around the time of his death which was six weeks after the anniversary date. I do not want anyone to investigate because if it is anyone else and not my dad I do not want to know, I am too chicken.

I also lived in Germany for six years. I saw many old castles and some were great and some I got a bad feeling in certain areas. My home in Germany was haunted my a little German man dressed in WWI era clothing. I called him Harry and he never bothered anyone, just moved things and a few guests saw him but I never did. He let us know he was there and when my Ex and I argued for some reason the TV would get turned up really loud and the shower would turn itself on.

Kim says:

October 2, 2008, 12:06 am

Here is a link that gives the history of the TB hospital in Kzoo. http://www.hauntedhouses.com/states/mi/kalamazoo_sanitorium.cfm. It is definitely a creepy place at night (I was there in the mid 90’s) but it is highly patrolled by the Kzoo police department. As far as the 1-North pediatric section of Borgess Hospital, that is the psychiatric ward of that hospital. There are many areas in that hospital that are disturbing. There used to be a tunnel from the main hospital to the South Professional building (a 60’s ish building that was recently torn down to make room for more parking lot) that was extremely unnerving at different times of day. The Park building downtown used to be an old hotel and it is very creepy in some corners. Of course, the theater people in town all have stories about how their building is haunted (probably because the dead there have a flair for the dramatic and like to be seen, or the live people there do) however the Civic Auditorium on Bronson Park does seem to get a number of people talking. I have lived in Kzoo my entire life, but people don’t seem to discuss too many of these things.

kelsey gaubatz says:

October 22, 2008, 10:14 am

so where exactly is this located at an ddoes anyone live their plus i would like to go in that house my self an dexsperince things people have i have always wanted to be like the people off of ghost hunters an dstuff like that so pleas write me back

kelsey gaubatz says:

October 22, 2008, 10:18 am

pleas tell me where the wicca circle place is located

JULIE says:

November 2, 2008, 2:40 am

Killer, (thats kinda creepy)

yeah, i do want some info still. you have pics, right? still want to know where it is. you have the same e-mail?

killer says:

November 2, 2008, 10:26 am

Hey Julie. If you’re talking about “killer” it’s just old high school nickname that sounded good…killer kyle! Anyways, email is krs60@hotmail.com and I do have pictures. There are only a few tombstone bases left. I can tell you exactly where it is and I have info on some old transcriptions of who’s buried there. It is on private property but owner is nice and let me back there. I’m at work till 3:00 and have meeting at 4:00 so email me and I will email info to you. See ya.

julie says:

November 3, 2008, 9:32 pm

ok killer. i now have sent two e-mails. how about you try me at scorpioj1974@yahoo.com

Anna says:

January 27, 2009, 8:52 pm

The Wiccan Circle.. Has any one figured out where and if this place exsist
I live in the U.P of michigan and could use a relaxing trip.. Maybe even a new place to live

kelsey says:

January 28, 2009, 3:39 pm

wow that is crazy i would love to go and check that house out and see it for my self

Tony says:

February 8, 2009, 1:54 pm

1376 E Vine St may be it……dont kill me tho if its not, im not sure at all.

Tony says:

February 8, 2009, 1:59 pm

if thats not it, cruse along East vine street both ways, you could try west vine street too

misterazor says:

February 22, 2009, 8:17 pm

you all should check out the publication “the way down” by dominic jordan lovett. you can find these four page copies at several downtown coffee shops. pretty cool stuff.

K. Bogue says:

February 27, 2009, 5:24 pm

I lived in the ‘Pot leaf’ house directly across from the Football Staduim fall ’83to spring’84. I slept in the down stairs front room. I had several episodes following the death of a puppy I had rescued from animal control (distemper). At first they were just ‘strange things’. The strong smell of roses, which no one else in the living room with me smelled. Text books missing,then reappear days later on my dresser (not roommate tricks). The basement always scared teh hell out of me and I refused to go all the way towards the front area, which reested directly under my room. At night I would hear scratching in the wall behind my bed- told my self it was mice. Then one day I went to get in the shower and found 3 scratch marks on my left chest- I was a nail biter- so not self inflicted. One day laying on the couch waiting to leave for class- no one home- I heard footsteps from the kitchen to a bedroom behind me. Then the sound of a penny jar being turned upside down. I finally got up to see if my roomate had come home- no one was in the room and no way to get past me to leave unnoticed.I finally became used to being the sole target of this haunting- so I named him Oscar.
Once we moved out- I had no real issues in other house we rented.But much later, and still periodically I experience strange occurances. Nothing as unsettling as the scratches nor as persistent. I have not idea if this is the same entity (Overly friendly or Foe) or if I have been ‘marked’ in some way for other to ‘come through’ to me.
Unless it has become a family residence- it probably still has one bathroom downstairs, down a long hallway (used to put up paper to write on at parties on those Walls), with 2 toilets facing each other, two side by side sinks and two shower free stand stalls.
I would be interested if anyone else has had an expereince in this home- prior to mine or since. It’s been 25 yrs and I still can’t forget that house, Or ‘Oscar’.

adam says:

March 24, 2009, 11:22 pm

i am just starting out with my own reserch and i would like to find a group that would like to take part in going to these places and seeing if it is true or i would like to join were im from people dont belive in much u can reach me at skape26@mail.com i have tride to reach other groups with no luck i would love to learn more pleas get back to me eny one who dose reaserch or is just wanting to find out for them selvs

Paranormal Michigan says:

April 4, 2009, 12:08 pm

I am the co-author of the Paranormal Michigan Book Series. I am currently writing a book on haunted locations and legends in and around the Kalamazoo area.
I would love to hear from anyone that has had a paranormal experience regardless if its a home or in a cemetery. If you desire, all names are kept confidential. I am also interested in anyone visiting the interior of the last remaining building of the Kalamazoo Asylum (near Mount. Home Cemetery). Since I know that location is abandoned, all names will be kept private.
Please email me at: nicole@paranormalmichgan.com
I would love to hear from you!!

jack jacobs says:

April 17, 2009, 12:10 am

the address to hurst mansion in kalamazoo is
4001 douglas ave
does any body know about that big white
house behind the marathon gas station
at the point in comstock please email me at sirjack2009@live.com

Nick says:

May 3, 2009, 2:32 am

So, I am not sure if this is the correct house or not, I know a lot of people are saying that the correct one is around vine, but I am thinking this one sounds more fitting. On Milham Rd, there is a house right before the bridge going to texas corners on the left hand side. It is set back and there is a driveway leading up to it. This place has some MASSIVE bad vibes and from what I’ve been told, a messed up history. The house is secured by some security system so if you decide to check it out, be careful.

killer says:

May 3, 2009, 8:06 am

Not even close. Milham is in Portage.

HoneyBee says:

July 25, 2009, 4:37 pm

Killer,

I’d like to see some of the pics you have of the Ford’s Hill cemetery. I’m trying to find this area on Google Earth, but there are far too many trees to see anything. I think I have at least isolated the area. I see where Miller Rd ends on the north side of 94 and where 32nd would be on the south side of 94.

killer says:

July 26, 2009, 5:01 pm

tell me your email and i will send them to you. Not much left at all.

HoneyBee says:

July 26, 2009, 10:42 pm

DINO says:

August 16, 2009, 9:30 am

19198 Harlow St. Melvindale, Mi. just off of Outer Drive, between Allen Rd. and Dix. I believe there are three ghosts in that house. We lived there from 1962-1977. People say we lived in the house longer than anyone else. You don’t want to go in the basement!

SMP's Fairy Dust says:

October 14, 2009, 2:00 pm

As a paranormal investigator based in Kalamazoo I can tell you that there are lots of haunted sites in and around the area. What I would like to address is the concern of people breaking into some of the areas that are hazardous and condemned (i.e. TB asylum, paper mills). There are reasons that these areas are fenced off and patrolled. Many of them contain high amounts of asbestos and other dangerous materials, not to mention that the buildings may not be structurally safe. Your lives are not worth the thrill of the hunt. The paranormal is awesome, but please follow the rules and be safe.

oowwee says:

October 24, 2009, 1:07 am

So this forum has been running for year.. Lots of places are torn down.. I would love to go on a haunted tour of kalamazoo.. If anyone else is up for this rely to this site.. I do not inted to brake into any place or brake any “real law”

michelle says:

October 31, 2009, 6:38 pm

henderson castle is NOT torn down. it still stands there all creepy lookin.
some people that do ghost hunting went in there recently and witnessed some strange things. the cemetery across the street is also haunted. the state theater downtown kalamazoo is also very haunted!

SMP's Fairy Dust says:

November 1, 2009, 2:14 pm

You’re right, Henderson Castle is NOT torn down and I investigated there last night. It is active, but it is not open for public investigations at this time. There was a special event there for Halloween with an overnight investigation. Southern Michigan Paranormals have evidence posted on their website from previous investigations there and will be posting last nights as soon as its available. Feel free to contact me there. Denise

doug says:

November 29, 2009, 1:55 am

I went to college at WMU, there are a lot of houses that are over 100 years old. I do know what ashes of one of the former presidents of the university is inturd in the mian building, east hall, over looking kalamazoo. Friends have told me many stories about things that they have experienced living in those old houses. I cannot prove their stories, but I have had my own experiences in another apartment complex off of kendall ave. One two different nights I had the over powering feeling that someone was watching me. On top of that, when that feeling was persent, I saw shadows moving. not like trafic lights or people walking by outside, I cannot really explain it. Definetly ghost present in kalamazoo.

morgan says:

December 21, 2009, 10:05 pm

where is the address? This would be a good place for ceremonies.

liz says:

January 24, 2010, 5:13 am

i live in the parchment area and would love to hear about some more haunted places. (i actually live off mt. olivet, smack in the middle of three cemeteries, and right across the street from the supposedly haunted park.) i haven’t checked any of these locations out, but i will, and would like to know more about paranormal activity in parchment or around that area. if anyone has any info please let me know!

kayla prince says:

January 25, 2010, 2:27 pm

i think that the people who do these websites leave information like that out google the name and find it out yourself it might be now a private hotel we will have to all do our best and find it when ever u do find it though be self consience paranormal activity in houses isnt to be messed with its a soft thing to handle and hard if u screw with it trust me i know so please if u do stay there leace anything that may come up ALONE!!!! tthankyou- kayla prince bellevue michigan comment or question for and information

denise says:

February 7, 2010, 5:02 am

i grew up in Kalamazoo I also worked at KPH, and i have heard f this house never have heard of an address, i know the house on Alcott that burned down was very very haunted, as is the factory across the street, i would like to know more about the house near WMU

jasper says:

February 15, 2010, 1:15 am

My wife and I and two very young daughters rented a house on Fairview Ave around 2000-01. The first thing we should have noticed was that our dog absolutley did not like going into that house when we first moved in.
After approximately 2 mos. the first incident came when my wife was in the basement laundry room ( a big oversized utility room with high ceilings for a basement) and in a loud whisper someone (thing) had said her name. She screamed and came running to me upstairs like an olympic track star and told me what had happened. Of course I shrugged it off…so far.
Going down the basement stairs from the kitchen, there was a cold spot midway to the bottom, not always but many times. I also many times-while not even thinking about anything abnormal- when going down those stairs, had the hair on the back of my neck raise and my entire body would go into goosebumps as if there was a presence right there with me, yet could not explain. Again not making any abnormal connection.
A few days after my wife’s experience, my daughter’s (age 3 and 1) and I were home and the youngest was sleeping. My 3 yr. old was with me playing in the upstairs attic area where it had been drywalled and carpeted and was nice for a play area. At the top of the steep narrow staircase to the upstairs there were bannisters on each side to where you could place a child gate that would be LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE for a 3 yr old to remove. The spindles of the bannisters were only 3 inches apart so it was very safe while I worked on a window in the same room.
Suddenly I hear the sound of a small body tumbling down those stairs!!!
As I turn, there lay flat at the top of the steps was the child gate!! I am telling you here and now THIS could not happen!! There was not an inkling of sound of the gate being removed from where I had set it up, and there would HAVE to be because of its mechanism.
I scaled the stairway in a split second down to my 3 yr old who lay at the bottom of the staircase. I made sure nothing was broken and checked her entire body and she fortunately only had a few abrasions from the tumble. I picked her up and cradled her in my arms and made sure she was okay and not too much in a daze from what happened. She wanted to go and make sure her baby sister was okay, which she was…sleeping in her crib.
I asked my daughter once I knew everything was okay what had happened?
She said “that little boy pushed me…”
There was no one in that room but her and I.

In the basement “normal” area where it was finished off and drywalled, in the center of the ceiling started a black spot about the size of a softball. I checked all of the pipes and drainage for leaks, there were none. Within two weeks the black spot had grown to the size of a large kitchen table. It was black mold.
Finally the incident that opened my eyes, and took us to a hotel for the night including the dog.
My wife and kids had gone to bed and I was up late watching TV when I heard my wife say something. I went to the bedroom and to ask her what she wanted. She was sleeping.

Ten minutes later I hear a voice again and thought it was her. So I get cranky and I’m thinking what the hey!? I go to the bedroom and she’s sound asleep. -Sound asleep.-
There go the goosebumps.
I went back to watch TV and within 30 seconds, the voice again. Not discernable but a woman’s voice.
I get up -KNOWING- my wife is toying with me, start toward the bedroom when I’m lightly pushed, not shoved, by what felt like someone using two fingers. Like someone trying to get your attention. How the heck did she get out here without me seeing? I’m thinking my wife of course, I turn around and NOPE, there’s nobody there and then a voice again -from no certain direction, I just heard it- that sounded like “no, it’s not you”.
TIME TO GO!!!
What that voice meant I do not know, maybe a woman searching for her man…your call is as good as mine.
There are a few other things, including the people who moved in after we got thee heck out, but this is too long as it is.
Hope you enjoyed it…It’s true and will tell my kids about it in a few more years when they’re older.

jasper says:

February 15, 2010, 1:33 am

I forgot to mention in my “experience” that a friend of a friend of my wife when she heard about this, did a bit of research on this house and apparently years ago, a man had murdered his wife and children there and had then turned the gun on himself. I haven’t verified this personally but will follow up soon.

mephistophiles says:

February 27, 2010, 2:18 pm

@jessica
yeah it does. you obviously have a hihg schooler’s understanding of the religion. a circle is used in a lot of different wiccan rituals, some of which purportedly quite dangerous, if they get out of hand.

Scotty Bud Melvin says:

March 16, 2010, 9:28 am

Jasper, please contact me when you get a minute concerning your story about the Fairview house. Thanks. Scotty Bud Melvin, WZUU FM Radio, Kalamazoo, MI scottybud@wzuu.com

NlGHTgirl says:

April 14, 2010, 10:25 pm

Basements are made out of cement or rock, not wood. I have lived in in the Vine neighborhood by WMU for four years.I only see College students who “haunt” the student ghetto. That’s OK. I can not handle real spirits…. Too creepy. … Please, stop frightening me, I’m thinking of buying a historic house here…

Witch says:

April 22, 2010, 10:48 am

The wiccan circle doesn’t have a damn thing to do with hauntings!!
Real wiccans follow the law of “Do as you will as long as you harm noone” so hauntings would not be wiccan related!!

David says:

June 1, 2010, 1:53 am

Ok, you Wiccans claim that you do not believe in demons or devils and yet one of you seemed to contradict that statement earlier in the fact that she stated that the energies in the wiccan house were probably negative due to the fact that the wiccan symbol was used most likely in devil worship or satanism. If this so called “negative energy”, which obviously is more than just displaced energy if it has a reasoning of its own, isn’t demons then what would you call it? If it can actually reach out and physically touch you as in push or shove you, physically hold someone down on thier bed, flip coasters or move objects then it obviously has a mode of thinking and is more than just a residual haunting. A residual haunting is just an impression left behind on a place which can do no harm to an individual. It is like a house with a memory of events that happened within replaying themselves. If, as you state, that you cannot have good without evil, how can you repectfully think that evil cannot come thru in your practice however unintentional it may be or that you can control the evil that may come through accidentally while practicing Wicca. If, as you gave the impression, Wicca can be used in dark magic or taken to a dark place, how can you be so certain that this is not the cause of the haunting. Nobody wants to believe that thier religion can do harm but the truth is that there is good and bad in all religions. Is this haunting a direct result of rituals being performed in the basement of the house or from someone practicing the religion Wicca in the house? I can’t say that it is without a doubt but you can’t say that it isn’t either and i don’t care how long you’ve been practicing Wicca. If you believe that thier are entities of good or gods you pray to in your religion then you have to believe that thier are entities that are inherently evil by the rules of your own belief. Doesn’t matter what you call them, demon, devil, entity or “negative energy”. Do i believe Wicca is an evil practice? NO I don’t but i do believe that it can be taken to a dark place by people with evil in thier hearts and release forces and energies that can’t be controlled and again, by the rules of your own belief you have to believe that as well otherwise there would be no need to go through the trouble of casting a circle to protect yourself from “negative energy” while performing a ritual or spell because obviously there would be nothing to protect yourself from, but unfortunately there is and you do. So spare us the belief that Wicca is all roses and lollipops and life and good and never harming and nature and blah, blah, blah when you know as well as everyone else that it can be desication and death and evil and vile and everything opposite the good depending on what’s in the heart of the person practicing your faith. Good Wiccan or Bad Wiccan, still a Wiccan as you cannot have the good without the bad. This is your own belief, not my words but yours. Please don’t take this as a negative comment that practicing Wicca is a bad thing, im not saying that at all. It is however an attempt to get you to look at your own faith realistically and see it from all angles and perspectives and not just from your own but from everyone who practices or doesn’t practice your faith.

John says:

August 3, 2010, 12:28 am

Anyone up for ghost hunting or touring some haunted areas around Kalamazoo? Add me on facebook John ‘Canto’ Conolly.

Preferably younger people, I don’t feel like wandering around a place with someone as old as my dad…

ddlee says:

August 16, 2010, 11:52 am

L Johnson says:
you stated the henderson castle was torn down.. Um it was never torn down and still remains. The previous owner recently sold it for a cool $2 mill and retired to a tropical island. He had lived there for 9yrs w/ no odd activity ever.

Peggie says:

August 29, 2010, 11:32 pm

@ David Very well said! From a Wiccan of +30 years! David made a very valid argument regarding “good vs. Evil!” We have all heard the terms Good Witch, Bad Witch, White Witch & Black Witch. They all hold a preconceived notion. Each of us has to choose which path we want to take. We all know at least one person that thinks they are Wiccan but when you are near them you “just know” that they are not. My Great Great Grandmother used too say that they had a black spirit. I believe the same can be said for a house. You must protect yourself from them both equally!! And yes I do speak from experience!

SpiritGuide9979 says:

October 10, 2010, 1:17 am

Today is Oct 10, 2010.
I was up at the “Hurst Mansion” last night and I can tell you that, although it is a pretty creepy location, and yes the garbage can was out by the side of the road, unfortunately the home in NOT abandoned. Someone does live there. And just as a warning from the owner, whom I spoke with over the phone today, the police do patrol up there and there are cameras and a security system in place for those brave souls who wish to trespass without permission.
So in conclusion, the “Hurst Mansion” on Douglas Ave. IS A HOAX OR A RUMOR, so don’t waste your time.

– SpiritGuide9979 –

killer says:

October 10, 2010, 7:47 am

Yes the Hurst Mansion is a hoax or a rumor and is a waste of time.

JennJenn says:

October 14, 2010, 10:50 pm

Jasper on the Fairview location: Very interesting. That’s a really nice street, both sides of Westnedge. I’d love to look into that house’s history.
Spirit Guide, I found that out too, but I didn’t actually make a call. I figured if there is a trash can outside, then someone must be paying the bill. Too many people don’t research, or leap to conclusions, love sensationalism. And Unfortunately some “paranormal” groups in the area do just that.

David says:

March 21, 2011, 10:36 pm

@ Peggy…thank you for validating my comment. I’m not wiccan nor have i ever practiced the wiccan faith although i have been drawn to it my whole life. I can remember being a very young child and going to the library with my parents and always ending up in the book section containing books on witchcraft and pagan beliefs and still feel a very strong pull to go to that section of the library or bookstore when i am in either. I think alot of people who claim to practice wicca are just people who think its cool to say im wiccan and really have no idea what it means. Wicca is not just a religion it is a way of life. You are bound to your faith as it is bound to you. It influences your everyday life, everyday decision making, your interactions with others, in short, wicca is not just something you practice, its who and what you are. It can nomore sever its tie from you than you can sever your tie from it. Its part of the fiber of your being. A true witch is born not made and as you said you just know. I believe one of the reasons i never allowed myself to explore the pull or fascination I’ve had with witchcraft from a very young age was that i never could reconcile my christian upbringing with what i have been taught is evil or of the devil but having said that and now that i am older and can make my own decisions of what is good and evil in my heart of hearts i inately know that wicca is not an evil practice no more than any other religion. As i stated in my earlier comment, it is what you make of it, what you bring into it, where you take it. It can be used for purposes of good and also of bad just like in any other religion, its what is in the heart of the person practicing it. I mean take the catholic religion, not the catholic religion of today but of the past. They used god and the devil as a means to gain a position of notariety and power and as a means to gain worldly wealth. They were evil men using something good and just for their own evil gain and purpose. Just another way religion can be distorted and a good example of men using religion to preach hell fire and damnation to scare others into doing what they want. Now i’m sure i will get some backlash over using this example but if anyone commenting on it will just do a little research into the background of the catholic religion they will find this example to be very true. I mean its not a big secret and there have been numerous documentaries done about earlier practices of the catholic church. Not catholicism of today mind you, i am not catholic and cannot speak to their beliefs and practices of today, i am talking of its beginnings long ago. Sorry that was my attempt at a disclaimer lol. Anyway my point is people can use any belief for their own evil purposes to get what they want hence its whats in the heart of the person practicing whatever faith. In other words the religion itself isn’t bad its the person practicing it that is good or bad. Well anyway enough about all that lol. Just want to say thanks peggy. Hope your having a great new year.

Sincerely, David

Jack says:

March 27, 2011, 1:44 am

T.B. Sanitarium will be torn down soon. Better get your fill whilst you can. Someone’s made some kind of makeshift ladder up the back to get up to the second story, (bricked off as well as the first,) and a rope or belt of some sort firmly tied to a pipe or something to climb to the third story. It’s rather legitimate.
Entry into the grounds can be made by way of crawling under the gate in the front, if you’re rather skinny, by someone pulling up the fencing nearby for you, or walking around to the back side, in which two or three sections of the fence are simply missing, lining the woods.
I’m looking for new haunted locations by way of personal experiences and secondhand stories for my team and I to investigate, as opposed to the sites like theshadowlands.net and such that are just as hearsay.
If you’d like to help out, maybe even come out with us, offer some documentary, etc, email me at johnnathancross@gmail.com.
Thanks everyone.

Carmen Villa del Solar MEX DF says:

June 15, 2011, 2:14 pm

Guillermo Capellan esoteric man fron Argentina said: “SARA CARBONERO – PARIS HILTON JOIN KARMA BY THE DEATH OF “THE WIZARD PEPE”

Guillermo Capellan WWPA esoteric INTERNATIONAL, warns that the death of “PEPE THE WIZARD OF MALAGA” KARMA is a misfortune to be charged with CARBONERO SARA AND PARIS HILTON for being part of a Goetia and dissemination of esoteric spells.

“They do not know the principles of occultism, one Spanish, by famous an unscrupulous and the other American, by the despicable custom to the detriment of Cristiano Ronaldo, girls expecting results, esotericism is a very sensitive issue,” warned Zodiac

Don Zodiac Guille. Madrid, Spain

“DO NOT FORGET THE WITCH PEPE´S RELATIONSHIP WITH SARA CARBONERO ABOUT ESOTERIC CURSE FOR A CRISTIANO RONALDO” said GUILLERMO CAPELLÁN, esoteric from Argentina who, at the time, disqualified Brujo disappeared José Ruiz alias Pepe de Malaga. The death of Pepe de Málaga witch makes it clear who in life was José Ruiz, alleged author of the curses of Cristiano Ronaldo, and who is Don Zodiac Guille, the undisputed winner of a contest that remained in expectation throughout Spain.

“We only have the misfortune to meet an outstanding debt to his promoter: Sara Carbonero and contracting Paris Hilton” sentenced Guillermo Capellan.

Spain: Real Madrid Fans thank Guillermo Capellan

(Carmen del Solar Mexdf.Independient.Press)

SARA CARBONERO much of the interview was published about the famous model and Spanish television journalist on Sara Carbonero´s Wizard. For our part, we initiated an investigation into Pepe, the voodooists, which made boastful galas of their evil powers.

Thus, we find out Don Zodiac Guille, Guillermo Capellan, known worldwide for The Esoteric Councilman Curses from Salta – Argentina. On these sensitive issues of global esotericism, Guillermo Capellán had an extensive conversation with a Spanish journalist, Alejandro Sanchez del Olmo, through his program on the occultisnm in Andalusia, La Otra Mirada. Sanchez del Olmo is the only privilege pressman who had in Live Capellan and at that time had already predicted the end of Pepe, Paris Hilton´s wizard.

The difference between Capellán and Pepe de Malaga, intellect is always the one with the head of another. Pepe, limited in hiss esoteric instruction could never answer the statements by Argentine researcher. Neither knew that Capellan had prowled the “coven” that Pepe had in Malaga and then to meet his space warned “He is little thread on the reel”.

The injunctions never existed because the Wizard of Sara Carbonero and Paris Hilton, Pepe de Malaga, had lost the secret battle of his limitations as an occultist. Guillermo Capellan kept the silent, Pepe has gone for ever and Cristiano Ronaldo broke free of a burdensome public mystifying. What holds for SARA CARBONERO? Only Don Zodiac Guille might say, “nothing good, nothing good,” said Argentine esoteric man to Mexdf.Independient.Press.

Fans of Christiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid Club got the mail of Guillermo Capellan and began sending hundreds of thousands of messages of gratitude and affection to those who, without any Sara Carbonero means, managed to gain the trust and affection of Real Madrid Club, Cristiano Ronaldo´s Club.

Mexdf.Independient.Press @ gmail.com

Beth says:

October 31, 2011, 12:39 am

The house in the field acrossed from The Center Apts on Croyden is actually owned by Western, they have been back and forth about selling it but it is historical as you said so they just keep holding on. I wanted to purchase the property at one time but they couldn’t make up their minds.

Beth says:

October 31, 2011, 1:06 am

I’ve been reading these now for a couple hours but somewhere it was asked about a house on Hayes Park. I was born and raised there. Yes there were , it’s been many years but it was in the last block of hayes Park between Cameron and Fulford. As far as which house? That was more then 30 yrs ago. I’d sure like the updated version though! Email me at mikenbeth40165@yahoo.com

Beth says:

October 31, 2011, 1:44 am

Keri> You say you’ve lived at 1227 Hayes Park 28 yrs? Well I was born in 1959 and raised till age 18 on the the next block down. I’ve got 30 trs on you In fact my bestfriend lived in that house. It wasn’t haunted then and most likely isn’t now, well not unless someone has died in it since I moved. I think you have some very old wiring or a very vivid imagination.

Victoria says:

November 10, 2011, 2:09 pm

Where is this place exactly? (;

gbminard says:

July 13, 2012, 6:42 pm

This house doesn’t exist. I lived in the neighborhood and there was no Wiccan house. Also, haunted houses are created by active minds that can’t figure out what is going on when something happens. So they create this idea that a ghost cause the things to move. When they take a look at it close up, they can explain it scientifically what actually happened. So hauntings can be explained scientifically without saying that a ghost did it.

ronnie says:

July 30, 2012, 1:50 pm

ill give you a house on hays park that is haunted. I lived there for 1 and a half years. I am a shaman and have gotten most of the entitys out but cant get them all out. For I am not that advanced there is a spirit child in that home. Hubby and i have both seen it. would play with my sons toys and scare my son in the middle of the night. yes i did have help to rid the bad ones out not sure whats left but i know for a fact that most of them reside in the basement of the house. I remember laying there one night in my upstairs bedroom i felt a hand run itself across my big toe noone was there and i saw a what looked like a small tornado next to bed then it disappeared the house is located at 908 hayes park ave kalamazoo mi but dont really think they mean harm just scary is all

Inquiring minds-Find out says:

August 15, 2012, 1:03 am

Update on the Old TB Hospital here in Kzoo. It was torn down this past year…& the site is currently being built on & will become a housing community.

Inquiring minds-Find out says:

August 15, 2012, 2:07 am

In addition, I have a bit of history on that old lot on East Main st. (Across the street from the old Dairy Queen building). The house that once stood there was in deed eerily haunted (lived there back in ’84). It was an apartment building with 2 units, a whole house at some point or another..(we lived downstairs & had access to the basement).

In the basement was an old well that had been filled in with dirt (who knows how many years prior to us moving there, why it was never cemented over as it was level to the floor-is a mystery to me), there was also a boarded up small upper area just above the upstairs apt that had a resemblance to a church bell tower (if you were coming down E. Main-shadow figures would be clearly visable in the windows as you slowed down to make that left into the drive-way).

Welp, to make a long story short…Some years had past since we moved out & the property burned down…but with all the other homes that were tore down & had been rebuilt along that street over the years-this lot was never rebuilt on…instead, it was turned into a garden & that old well was bricked up as if to have it restored. I never could muster up enough to go back to the grounds, but if you can… you might catch some really good EVP’s &/or occurances there.

Ironically, I happend to run into an old acquaintance of mine & after having swaped stories (Don’t remember how we got on the subjuect lol) …I discovered that the story he was telling me, was eerily all too familiar.. as he had ended by saying, “Yea, the house I’m talking about was at 1230 E. Main st.”-he too lived in that very same apartment building not long before it burned down.

David C. says:

August 26, 2012, 1:51 am

I’m glad to finally see some testimonials here about “haunted Kalamazoo”. It may be the weirdest town in the U.S., rivaling Gettysburg and Alexandria (VA) where I live now for hauntings. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great town and I always loved living there. I hope to get some feedback here and maybe we can explore this subject in more detail in the future. Below is my story
My family moved to Portage in 1978 and I lived in the Kalamazoo area until I moved away permanently in 1996. I served one tour in the Army starting in November 1981 and moved back to Kalamazoo in 1984 when I ETS’d. I lived in a few places in the “student ghetto”, all of which were haunted in one way or another. The 1st experience I had was at a mance my church owned (1st Presbyterian) on Bronson Blvd. It was occupied by the youth minister (Wayne) who was a really cool, great guy, and good friend to all of us. I was very involved in the youth fellowship program and that was where we met. It was an old, large and very nice house and before I ever even set foot in the place I heard about the poltergeist that haunted the it. The story was that when the house was being built in the early 20th century, the 5 year son (I think his name was Jonathan)of the owners) was playing in the foundation on a family visit to the building site and was somehow tragically, accidentally killed. Wayne, the youth minister that lived there, and others that visted or stayed there experienced typical poltergeist activities such as doors and shutters slamming and household objects moving or being knocked over. Although it was a nice house, it always had an eerie feeling. My brother, who is older and not involved in the program and who had never been to the house, went there one night to pick me up. As it turned out we had crossed signals and nobody was there. He waited for a few minutes, but left quickly because he was creeped out, feeling he was being watched the whole time. One New Years Eve we were having a “safe” youth fellowship party and I was sitting on a couch next to one of the youth leaders (MLB)across from glassed french doors that lead out to the patio area At the stroke of midnight people were giving each other the traditional “New Years” kiss and MLB and I turned and gave each other a friendly peck on the lips. As we turned away we both looked toward the french doors and for a good 5 seconds were stunned to see Jonathan standing outside the doors in the snow, dressed in a little sailor outfit looking in on the party. We sat there stunned and watched as he looked in, at us, and then just faded away. Nobody else saw him, but virtually everyone there had experienced some of his antics and weren’t surprised at all. Eventually the manse was sold and the church bought another one just off Westnedge Hill. Nice condos were built on the sight. One of my friends parents eventually bought one of the condos that had been built on the sight and experienced the same kind of activities, but were really disturbed by them and they eventually moved. The 2nd paranormal experience I had was in a large house on S. Douglas I rented with some friends (I will google earth it and post the address later) near the “castle” just before the turn onto W. Main and near the cemetary there that also has a lot of hauntings. In this house two things happened, the 2nd of which I will explain later in my testimonial in relation to another place I lived. The 1st thing was that when you were in the house alone (only) and in the upstairs back bathroom with the door closed, you could here someone walking up the uncarpeted wooden steps. It happened so frequently that we all just took it for granted. The footsteps were heavy, as if whoever was making them was tired and coming home from the end of a long day. There was nothing ever seen in relation to these footstep sounds -the bathroom door was closed of course, so nothing could have been seen. The 2nd thing, is or was, much more terrifying. When I got back from the service (1984), I moved into a place with my good friend (Dave Z) and his siter just off Westnedge in Portage. One night we were all there with a couple of friends when a good friend of mine suggested we make a spirit board (a homemade quiji board) I poo pooed it, but Dave and his sister seemed to have some success with it and contacted a spirit who’s name I don’t remember. Daves sister was asking it questions like “will we go on a neat vacation, like Disney World?” I already knew she was a stupid superficial idiot, so this just reaffirmed my thinking and made me even more suspicious of their connection to this supposed spirit. Years later I discovered that no matter if they really were contacting a spirit, inviting unknown spirits into yor life through such mediums is dangerous. I moved out shortly thereafter and the friendship between Dave and I disintegrated which I really regret. It was then that I moved into the house on S.Douglas. I began to experience what is sometimes called “sleep paralysis” or old hags syndrome in which at the moment you are falling asleep you are paralysed, can’t speak or yell out, and feel you are being pressed into the bed. The experience was terrifying and in this state I would have nightmares about things that I was frightened of, things from my past, from my childhood, although nightmares may not be the right term as I was not quite asleep and not quite awake, sorta in limbo. This went on the entire time I lived there, about a year, and I began to suffer from lack of quality sleep. I would have to wrench myself out of these terrifying incidents with all the strength I had and would wake up in a cold sweat. I eventually moved to Cooper apartments on Pearl st. These are two old apartment buildings, one a bit older and larger than the other. My friend (Mark E) lived there and I visited frequently before I moved in. Although we had been spooked by what would later be known as “shadow people” in his apartment I still wanted to move in and finally have a place of my own. All of the apartments were different and it was a typical kinda weird, but neat place to live in Kalamazoo. The sleep paralysis followed me there-meanwhile my life had become a living hell. Nothing I did worked.My car was wrecked though no faut of my own during an ice storm so I had no transpotation except for a bike, or bikes that were frequently stolen by criminals living close by in the student ghetto. I was working at the Athena book shop for George (H) during the day, and worked cleaning at night to afford the rent. The sleep paralysis and nightmares became so terrifying that I had to find some way to escape. Eventually I was either forced to, or somehow learned to, escape my body and astraly project myself out of the situation. I figured, do whatever you want with my body, just leave me out of it. Stangely, during the times when I was out of my body I had complete freedom and complete power. I could do anything I wanted, go anywhere, fly, run like a cheetah, breathe underwater, have sex with whomever I wanted, etc, etc. This went on for about 3 years. Eventually I began to feel that leaving my body and not fighting whatever it was that was tormenting me was not the right thing to do, and also felt like this freedom was not what it seemed, as if it was a seduction by the evil being that was tormenting me, or perhaps this was the devil showing me what kind of things could be mine if I were to sell my soul to him and come to the darkside. One night when the terror had become so intense I found myself standing in my room, fully awake, terrified and exhausted, but ready to fight. Across the room the devil himself appeared, a full blown red devil with horns and tail, and pitchfork, huge, muscular and more menacing than can be imagined. Suddenly to my left, slightly above and behind me stood the figure of Christ. In that same instant, with Christ’s authority I said “I am the Magnificent!”. At the same time what I can only describe as a 1 foot in diameter green laser beam shot out of my torso and destroyed the devil standing across the room. Feeling relieved, I was left standing alone in the room. I went to the bathroom and splashed my face with cold water and layed down to sleep. I slept that night like I had never slept before and woke up feeling refreshed and just fantastic, like my torment was over. I called some friends I hadn’t seen in a while and that lived a little ways over Westnedge hill in Portage and made arrangements to visit them. Since I didn’t have a car at the time I decided to walk the distance to get there, but I didn’t care because I felt so good. I walked on Westnedge out of the valley into Portage and was a few blocks from my friends house when about 100 yards in front of me appeared a dark figure. This was not an apparition, but human, or at least looking human. He was dressed in all black, black leather, black boots, black hair and a big black leather trench coat. As we approached each other he was closing the distance between us faster than he should have been considering the distance at which I had 1st seen him. As we passed each other in front of an elementary school he raised both of his arms and lunged and yelled at me, smiling devilishly as he went by. Starteled, I jumped back and watched him pass as he went along his way as if nothing had happened. He was about 30 feet past me with his back to me when I picked up a fist sized rock from in front of the elementary school. I threw it at him and was sure I should have hit him squarely in the middle of the back, but it passed right through him and had no effect. Apparently my torment was not quite over. The sleep paralysis would come upon me periodically over the subsequent years, especially when I was really tired or for other reasons vulnerable. I have found though that invoking the name, spirit and power of Christ stops the paralysis abruptly and I would recommend this to anyone who is experiencing such torrment.

Stacey S. says:

November 2, 2012, 6:59 pm

My paranormal team is looking for places to investigate in Mid-Michigan. We have done many private residences via request of the owners but we are looking for public places that do not require any kind of permission. Most of the places on Shadowlands and sites like that no longer exist or you need permission to enter the property.

Thomas says:

August 26, 2013, 1:27 am

My balls hurt reading this BS. Is my sack haunted too?

KMPI (Kalamazoo Michigan Paranormal Investigators) says:

September 17, 2013, 4:01 pm

I would like to know if anyone has any locations around Kalamazoo that are legitimately active and if so and you know how we could set up an Investigations please email us or look us up on Facebook. Thanks so much! Email @probiecfd23@yahoo.com

Michigan Indiana ghost hunting team says:

November 2, 2013, 10:47 am

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M.I.G.H.T. says:

November 2, 2013, 10:51 am

Murris says:

November 5, 2013, 10:04 pm

Hello,

I am not sure if I have the right person, but I wanted to ask you a question about a page on your website about a dress. If you are the owner or editor of this website, please let me know; otherwise… sorry to have disturbed you. Thanks.

Murris

PS: I didn’t include the URL of the page I’m talking about because if I do have the wrong person, I don’t want to you to a link you care nothing about.

Jeff says:

June 1, 2014, 12:53 pm

@jenn
The old building at Mentha has been removed, as have the other old buildings, which I guess were a school and a hotel.
I don’t think that was an old depot, as it was on the other side of the ditch from where the tracks used to go through.
And as for Spring Valley Park, I think the pond you are referring to is Deke’s Pond. I can see where kids have drowned in this over the years, as it is deep and there are no fences or anything to keep curious kids from getting to close to the edge of the water. The area is a nice peaceful walk during the day and at night though.

Dayna says:

October 23, 2014, 12:26 pm

I’m thinking about renting in the Vine neighborhood a recently renovated home, i’ve read in a book called Haunted Kalamazoo that the vine area is one of the most haunted areas in Kzoo. Can anyone from that area confirm or deny that fact? I love and am very interested in the paranormal but not living with it…been there,done that wouldn’t do it again by choice…

Lilith says:

October 25, 2014, 1:52 am

The pentagram is not Wiccan. There is no evil in Wicca except the ignorance and misunderstanding from media and Hollywood films.

Nicole says:

December 8, 2015, 10:52 pm

Working on a Haunted Kalamazoo sequel. Email me your spooky tales and ghostly experiences! nicolebray.author@gmail.com

Carl says:

August 10, 2017, 1:41 am

This house is real… I walked past it everyday to work. Ithas an erie feeling just walking by.

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