Other Historical Places
Legends Around the Metro Detroit Area
(William Ganong) Cemetery
Ruff rd between Annapolis and Van Born Roads in Westland.
to be the most haunted place in Michigan, the cemetery is very old
and has been vandalized. Many stones have worn from the elements.
An eerie feeling overcomes any person who enters this place, especially
is you have heard the stories surrounding it.
of the Praire: Butler Cemetery ]
Name: Elmwood Cemetery
Location: 1200 Elmwood Street in Detroit 48207.
Description: A walk through Elmwood Cemetery on Detroit's
near east side is a walk through 150 years of history and mysterious
legend. The names on many of the 54,000 markers are names that still
live on maps, building cornerstones and in our children's history
books. Buried here are 28 Detroit mayors, 11 U.S. senators, seven
Michigan governors, 28 Civil War generals and 15 black veterans
of that war.
From The Crypt: Elmwood Cemetery Stories ]
Historic Cemetery ]
Location: Telegraph between 5 and 6 mile roads in Redford.
Description: Also known as Bell Branch Cemetery, it is
the site where many war heroes from the Revolutiony War and so on
are buried. It is a particularly interesting place, though vandals
have smashed and broken many stones.
Additional Info: [ Redford
(Bell Branch) Cemetery ]
Historical Marker: Redford Cemetery ]
Cemetery Association ]
Location: 9400 West Fort Street in Detroit 48209.
Description: The Mausoleums are an especially interesting part
to visit in this cemetery. There is an old Civil War monument visible
from outside the cemetery, along with a crematorium slightly hidden
Cemetery Tombstone Photographs ]
Northville Mental Hospital
Location: Along 7 Mile Road in Northville.
Description: All that remains of the original hospital are a
few underground rooms. The building itself was best decribed as
gothic and eerie. My Dad recalls going there when he was younger
to visit a friend there, and told me of the creepy feeling he got
while walking through the building.
Asylums of America: Northville State Hospital ]
Belle Isle Horse Stables
Location: North end of Belle Isle.
Description: The stables on Belle Isle were the oldest wooden
structure in Detroit. It was demolished and dismantled in 2003.
Parts of the roof were saved and stored away.
Belle Isle Horse Stables ]
Belle Isle Riding Stables ]
Location: Corner of Washington Boulevard and Michigan Avenue,
Description: The 28-story Book-Cadillac hotel, which opened
in 1924, has been vacant and shuttered for 18 years. Famous guests
include Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Harry S Truman, John F.
Kennedy and Babe Ruth.
of the Book-Cadillac Hotel ]
the Abandoned Book-Cadillac Hotel ]
Name: Brush Park
Location: Neighborhood runs west of Brush to Woodward and north/south
from Mack to Winder.
Description: The beautiful homes of 18th century lumber tycoons
have been abandoned for years and left to essentially rot and decay.
You can tell just by driving through that the houses were once beautiful
works of art. Many houses are gone, but there is a restoration project
going on to save the remaning houses that are salvageable.
Detroit's Brush park ] -
Brush Park Ruins ]
Michigan Central Station
Location: Southwest Detroit on Michigan Avenue.
Description: MCS closed in the mid 1980's and has withstood
time and the elements for nearly 20 years. Recent plans are that
the Detroit Police are eyeing the building for it's new headquarters.
the Abandoned Michigan Central Station ] -
CENTRAL RAILROAD STATION ]
Henry Ford's Grosse Ile Home
Location: Private Residence on Grosse Ile.
Description: This beautiful "Pagoda" style home is
still being lived in today. Interesting enough, there are supposedly
underground tunnels that connect the garage across the street to
the house. Rumor has it that Adolf Hitler once visited this home
and walked through those same tunnels.
Isle Online - Quick history of Grosse Isle ]
Name: Knock Knock Street
Location: Strasburg Street off East 7 Mile Road.
Description: Urban legend states that one drives slow enough
down Strasburg street, with the radio and heat off, you can hear
a series of knocks around the car, supposedly being the spirit of
a murdered young girl drug down the street.
Haunting Tales from Detroit's Past ]