Mackinac Island is located in Northeast Michigan. It is a beautiful island with a lot of history. People come from all over to take in the historical island. In addition to being one of the best places on earth to get some fudge, it’s also home to a few resident spirits.
Hundreds of years ago, Mackinac was home to Native American tribes. It was sacred to them, therefore they made sacrifices to their gods who they believed gifted them the land. There were also burial grounds located throughout the island, which are often times known to be hotspots for haunted activity.
More recently, Mackinac Island was the scene of bloody battles with the British in the War of 1812. During the past 200+ years, Mackinac Island has grown in population, both living and ghost alike.
The Grand Hotel is one of the most active of locations on the island. It was built in the late 1800’s and has had many reports of paranormal activity since it opened. It is said to be built on top of a burial ground. Activity includes: feelings of being watched, black shadows following guests and workers about, orbs, feelings of being touched, disembodied voices and more.
Fort Mackinac is another spot to check out while looking for paranormal activity on the island. It is a place where many have lost their lives and some of their spirits still hang around today.
These are only a few of the haunting‘s on Mackinac Island. If you ever visit, be sure to check out one of the ghost tours that are offered. You won’t regret it!