The Haunted Travels of Michigan - NEWS
February 17, 2018
PUBLIC INVESTIGATIONS @ HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL 2018 SCHEDULED
Registration is open for our 2018 Woodcut Mill Investigations. We have three days set. One in July, one in September and one in October. This is one of the most active locations we've investigated. The Haunted Travels of Michigan team is always eager to get back in there and see what new evidence can be recorded. Hope you can join us this year~
Go to our website for registration: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
NEW BOOK "STEPPING INTO DARKNESS" Schedule for bookstore release this April
I'm very excited at the final bookstore release of our book STEPPING INTO DARKNESS, which should be in in bookstores (including Amazon and Barnes and Noble) by this April.
This book is especially meaningful to me because it is the last book project with my deceased sister, Bev Rydel. The work and excite we had together on this last book will always be held close to my heart. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it.
SPRING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
APRIL 7th at 1:00 p.m.: "HAUNTED MACOMB COUNTY" - Lorenzo Cultural Center, Macomb Center for Performing Arts.
APRIL24th @ 7:00 p.m.: "STEPPING INTO DARKNESS". A story from our new book plus a special haunting in Mount Clemens.
July 27, 2017
HAUNTED ROMEO 2017 - TICKET SALES BEGIN
Plans have been finalized. There will be five locations investigated over a 6 hour period of time. Octobrer 7 and 21 are the dates. Locations will be revealed the night of the investigation.
The Romeo DDA will, once again, be handling overall organization of this unique paranormal event and Haunted Travels of Michigan will handle ticket sales and organization of event day investigations.
Price has been set at $75 plus $5 processing fee ($80). Ticket sales will begin on Thursday, July 27. There is limited guest numbers for this event. It will sell out quickly
Visit the event website for details and to purchase tickets: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/hauntedromeo
PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS FOR FALL BEGIN
SEPTEMBER 23 (Saturday) - CAPITAL AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY (Webberville & S. Lansing)
Kat willl be giving two presentations, each different.
The first will be WEBBERVILLE 1 pm. Kat will tell two stories from her new book "Stepping into Darkness". The second will be @ the SOUTH LANSING BRANCH, 3 pm, Kat will share some of her most haunted investigations spanning a 12 year period of time.
OCTOBER 23, TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY, Troy, MI
Kat will take her guests on roadtrip sharing some of her most haunted investigations in Michigan. She may even take to outside the state to one of her most surprising paranormal investigations at one of Ohio's most haunted prisons. She'll end the evening, by sharing a story from her new book, STEPPING INTO DARKNESS.
NOVEMBER 3 - OLD MILL PARAFEST, Dundee, MI
Kat will be one of the featured speakers at Lower Michigan's biggest paranormal convention. Other featured speakers will be Steve Gonsaalves (former star of "Ghost Hunters"); Kratrina Weldman (co-star of Paranormal Lockdown); and Jeff Belanger (author and public speaker). Check the conference website for details: OLD MILL PARAFEST 2017
April 17, 2017
HAUNTED ROMEO 2017 *Plus* SUMMER LOCKDOWN — UPDATE!
I have meet with the Romeo DDA this weekend. We tentatively have Saturday, October 7 and Saturday, October 21 scheduled for this year's Haunted Romeo event. We are looking at 5 different locations for each event. Price is pending.
We're also hoping to find a location for a *lockdown* this summer. There are several locations where this may be possible and the DDA is attempting to get approval from the owner(s).
A lot of great things happening in Romeo, Michigan this year.
April 9, 2017
HAUNTED ROMEO 2017
I will be meeting with the Romeo Downtown Development Authority in the next few weeks to look at dates for this year's Haunted Romeo event. I'll keep everyone updated on dates, etc.
THANKS TO THE LORENZO CENTER - HARPER WOODS PUBLIC SCHOOLS - LIVONIA GHOST HUNTERS
II had a great time speaking at Macomb Community College's Lorenzo Center sharing some of my most interesting investigation in Macomb County and other locations. It was especially nice to see some familiar faces, including people I haven't see for many years.
I also had a fantastic time speaking at Harper Woods Junior High School. For that, I spoke a bit about myself, what ti's like to be an author, and even put in a few ghostly tidbits. I would love to do more engagements like this.
I also enjoyed speaking at the historic Blue House and want to thank the Livonia Ghost Hunters for having me out.
HOUGHTON HEIGHTS PARA-CON, Houghton, Lake, MI - May 20, 2017
I will be speaking at this year's Houghton Lake paranormal convention May 20th. I'll be speaking around 4 or 4:30 pm on Saturday.
Admission is $45 for regular admission or $65 for VIP. Link for more information and tickets is:
Haunted Heights ParaCon
Spring is a great time to come up to Houghton Lake. Hope to see some of you there.
January 26, 2017
STEPPING INTO DARKNESS @ Historic Blue House, Livonia, MI - FEBRUARY 16 @ 7:30 pm
TICKETS $12 (on sale now) - STEPPING INTO DARKNESS TICKETS
Hosted by the Livonia Ghost Hunters, Kat will be giving a special presentation at the very historic Blue House in Livonia, Michigan at 7:30, Feb. 16. She'll be sharing a story or two (with evidence) from her Haunted Travels of Michigan books AND one from her forthcoming book, Stepping Into Darkness. ELOISE: THE DARK THINGS.
The story of the Dark Things recounts Kat's experience. In the 1970's, for a college psych project, she was assigned to a psychiatric patient at Eloise Mental Hospital in Westland. Her assignment was to become friendly with the patient and observe changes, if any, over the course of their treatment. Kate will share the history of Eloise, her impression of the hospital in 1970's, and the compelling story of Mark, her young patient, and his progression into a dark world of night terrors.
WOLCOTT MILL - SUMMER INVESTIGATIONS: Registration begins January 27, 2017
We're excited to get back to Wolcott Mill. Our favorite Macomb County haunt. Price remains the same ($40/pp). Website is: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
January 10, 2017
A new year begins and so does the planning stage of new para-adventures! We're working on a few things right now.
One thing that's certain, we will be returning to Historic Wolcott Mil. Summer dates are June 24 and July 22. Registisration will begin January 27, 2017.
I'll be meeting with the group later this month to throw some ideas around.
December 11, 2016
We want to send out a sincere thank you to all who have come out to our events and speaking engagements this year. We had some interesting adventures together! We'll be looking at new places to hunt down next year and will return to a few favorite spots.
Best wishes to all for a joyful holiday season and a happy 2017.
EVIDENCE ROOMS ESTABLISHED for ROMEO and MARSHALL INVESTIGATIONS
We have set up the Evidence Rooms for a few of our 2016 public investigations (see below)
HAUNTED ROMEO (October and November): www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/hauntedromeo/evidence
HAUNTED HALL-O-WEEKEND IN MARSHALL:
EVIDENCE BEING REVIEWED - MACKINAC ISLAND & WOLCOTT MILL (October events)
We do have evidence from our Haunted Weekend in Mackinac Island and our October Wolcot Mill investigations. There is there further analysis that needs to be done on all and I, personally, have about 16 hours of audio still to be reviewed. It's been a very busy September through November and I admit to being behind on audio analaysis. Your patience will be appreciated as I continue review.
October 4, 2016
HAUNTED ROMEO/ROMEO HAUNTED EVE - October. 8th
The HT of M team has been very busy conducted a series of controlled investigation in Romeo, MI. We have selected 7 of the 15 locations investigated and we're ready to go for our October 8th evening of paranormal investigations. All of our are very excited to share these locations with registered guests.
This special weekend sold out within 2 minutes of ticket sales opening. Because of the public's interest, we are hoping to have more Haunted Romeo events in 2016. The website for Haunted Romeo is: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/hauntedromeo
WILLARD LIBRARY, MILLER STONE BUILDING, Battle Creek, MI - October 20, 6:30 pm
Kat Tedsen will be the featured speaker at 6:30 pm, October 20th at the Willard Library in Battle Creek. She will be sharing a story from the Haunted Travels of Michigan book series, THE HOLLY DEMON. This story was selected by the SyFy Paranormal Network, adapted for TV, and aired on their TV series "Paranormal Witness." The network's adaptation did not offer the full story of what happened in Holly, Michigan that evening. This time, you'll hear the story as it actually happened.
Her second story will be from her forthcoming book, "Stepping Into Darkness." It is called, "Eloise Psychiatric Hospital: The Dark Things." The story is based on Kat's experience during a college psych project where she was required to observe a patient for a series of weeks. She'll share some of the history of Eloise and the story of her patient, Mark, and his progression into a world of night terrors.
This presentation is free.
HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND - Sept. 23-25 ... THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who came to our 2016 Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island! What a great time we had. The weather held up. In fact, it was a beautiful, cool, sunny weekend. Our day time investigation at Devi's Kitchen and the investigation of Frances Lacey's last known location went smoothly.
The Ghastly Mackinac Tour and investigation of Fort Mackinac produced some very interesting results! The barracks and prison had several very response EMF hits.
Room 2200 at the Straits Lodge was also crazy. One member of the group, during a session in the room, felt a sudden hot, burning sensation on the back of her neck. We pulled back the shirt a little to see a rather large burn mark that had what looked to be a handprint.
Later that night, in the main public sitting room of the lodge, we received a possible communication from a passed mother from two of our guests.
It will take time to review the audio (hours and hours of audio). We'll keep our guests posted on results in the upcoming months.
It will take awhile to go through the hours and
STILL TO COME: I
... Oct. 22, Wolcott Mill Investigation
... Oct. 25, Clarkston Public Library Presentation
... Oct. 28-30, A Haunted Hall-O-Weekend in Marshall Michgain
HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE!
August 25, 2016
FALL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS - 2016
After the passing of my sister, I have purposefully limited my speaking engagements and public book signings. I do, however, have a few scheduled for thisyear and hope to meet some of you as one of these select locations:
• THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT, Detroit, MI (BOOK SIGNING ONLY)
September 28 - BOOK SIGNING: 12:30 to 1:15 pm
Kat will be giving a private presentation for a charity event that afternoon. However, she will hold a PUBLIC BOOK SIGNING prior to the event. She'll have a table setup on the first floor of the Whitney Restaurant between 12:30 and 1:15 pm.
• WILLARD LIBRARY, Battle Creek, MI
October 20 - Free Speaking Engagement: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Kat will give a rare presentation of "The Holly Demon". A story taken by SyFy and adapted for thei TV Sereis "Paranormal Witness". The Holly Demon story is one of Kat and Bev's most unsettling cases. A story that connects a troubled woman to events that happened more than 100 years before. Kat will close with a story from her forthcoming book, "Stepping Into Darkness" (anticipated release 2017).
• CLARKSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Clarkston, MI
October 25 - Free Speaking Engagement: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Kat will, once again, share the stories mentioned at the Willard Library.
• ROMEO "KEZAR" LIBRARY, Romeo, MI
November 22 - ** SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT** ELOISE MENTAL HOSPITAL: THE DARK THINGS
In the 1970's, for a college psych project, Kat Tedsen was assigned to a psychiatric patient at Eloise Mental Hospital in Nankin Township. Her assignment was to become friendly with the patient and observe changes, if any, over the course of their treatment.
Kate will share the history of Eloise, her impression of the hospital in 1970's, and the compelling story of Mark, her young patient, and his progression into a dark world of night terrors
HAUNTED ROMEO - CONTROLLED INVETSTIGATIONS BEGIN
The Haunted Travels of Michigan group, led by Kat Tedsen, will begin their series of controlled investigations in the town of Romeo, MI. They have approximately 12-15 locations to investigate. Of those they will select 6 or 7 with they believe have the most paranormal activity for the October 8th public event.
HT of M, as the months pass, will continue investigations of target locations in Romeo. This is a monumental opportunity for those interested in paranormal research and investigation. We are so happy to be working with the Romeo DDA on this project.
July 19, 2016
OCTOBER 8th - HAUNTED ROMEO, MI : A night of paranormal investigation
On the evening of Saturday, October 8, the town of Romeo, Michigan will open its door to a series of paranormal investigations. This will be the first time something of this nature has been permitted and Haunted Travels of Michigan has been given the opportunity to host it.
Six hours of investigation. Seven locations. Visit the website for details:
July 13, 2016
SAVE OCTOBER 8th - for A Very Special Ghost Hunting Adventure @ one of Michigan's Most Historic Towns!
I am very excited to announce that HTofM is headed to a new location October 8th for a very unique ghost hunting adventure. This incredible opportunity will take us to one of Michigan's most historic towns and a paranormal investigation that will send us to several sites in the heart of the downtown district. This will be the first investigation of its type in this town. Join us to see what we'll discover!
** On Sunday afternoon (sometimes between 1 to 2 pm) July 17 we will GO LIVE on-location. Join us live on facebook to see where this great location will be. To see the live feed, visit my personal facebook page:
LIVE STREAM SUNDAY - JULY17th between 1 pm and 2 pm
June 1, 2016
An Evening with the SPIRITS: Historic Wolcott Mill - 1st Investigation of the year coming up
In a few short weeks, June 18, we're returning to Historic Wolcott Mill for our first public hunt of the year. Looking forward to getting back to one of my favorite locations. Over the past couple of years we have collected a variety of EVP evidence and a few interesting personal experiences. Looking forward to seeing what this year's investigation will turn up. Will we finally connect to the Wolcott family?
********** NOTE: Openings still remain for our October 22 public hunt at Wolcott Mill. Visit our Wolcott Mill website for details and registration
NEW OCTOBER EVENT - PLANNING STAGES
We continue to make plans for an incredible, new October ghost hunting adventure. The location, as yet undisclosed, includes the investigation of a historic town. The investigation will target seven to 10 locations.
Research into the town's history reveals some bizarre and chilling stories that may account, in part, for decades of reputed paranormal activity in the town.
Prior to our public hunt in October, we will be conducting controlled investigations at these targeted locations. There is still a considerable amount of time needed to put this event together.
I hope to make an announcement later this month. Stay tuned! This will be the first of its kind.
THERE WILL BE LIMITED REGISTRATION FOR THIS.
May 14, 2016
HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN - NEW OCTOBER PUBLIC GHOST HUNT IN THE WORKS
I am very excited about a new opportunity that Haunted Travels of Michigan has been offered. It's a location Bev and I have long wanted to investigate. Bev is no longer on this earth but I'm sure she's out there somewhere as excited as I am. In fact, she may have been at least partly responsible for the Downtown Development Committed contacting me.
This investigation would include not one location but a series in one of Michigan's most well-known historic towns. If all works out, we will plan a public investigation this October.
I can't share more than that until further meetings and final confirmation are received. But I could not be more excited.
WOLCOTT MILL, Ray, MI • OCTOBER 22 Public Investigaiton: A few openings remain
A few openings for our last for ghost hunt of the year at Historic Wolcott Mill in Ray, MI. Visit our event website for details:
April 7, 2016
2016 HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND (Sept. 23 - 25)
Our Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island has SOLD OUT. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list should cancelltions occur OR you'd like to be placed on the advance notice list for next year's event, email us with the SUBJECT LINE: "Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island Wait List" then give us your name, estimated number in your party and preferred email address.
April 3, 2016
2016 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
I have limited my public speaking engagements this year to three. One will be at the beautiful WHITNEY RESTAURANT, Detroit Mi. This is a special charity event and is closed to the public. I have scheduled two public library engagements as follows:
... OCTOBER 20: WILLARD LIBRARY, Battle Creek, MI (6:30 to 8:00 pm)
... OCTOBER 25 - CLARKSTON DISTRICT LIBRARY, Clarkston, MI (7:00 to 8:00 pm)
HAUNTED HALL-O-WEEKEND in MARSHALL, MI (October 28-30)
Our special Halloween Weekend in Marshall, MI sold out in less than 24 hours. Based on the interest in this unique weekend of haunted tours and investigations, we will be holding another weekend in Marshall next year.
WOLCOTT MILL (Ray, MI) INVESTIGATIONS - An Evening with the SPIRIS (October 22nd)
Our October 22nd public investigation at Historic Wolcott Mill is still open for registraiton. All all public investigations at the mill have sold out. WEBSITE: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
2016 HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND (Sept. 23-25)
Two openings remain for our Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. WEBSITE: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
February 24, 2016
SPECIAL WEEKEND IN THE PLANNING STAGES - OCTOBER 28-30, 2016
Haunted Travels of Michigan is currently looking into hosting a new weekend of ghost hunts and paranormal tours the weekend before Halloween.The site for this Hautned Weekend will be based at one of Michigan's oldest, most historic towns. Spend the night at an 1800's inn with a long reputation of paranormal activity. Investigate Michigan's oldest cemetery during the day and a historic mansion at night. Haunted carriage tours, restaurants, and more. Details coming soon.
NEW FALL DATES ANNOUNCED - HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL, Ray, MI:
Our summer investigations at Wolcott Mill have sold out. We are, however, happy to announce two fall dates - Saturday, October 1 and Saturday, October 22. Registration is now open. Visit website for details and to register: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
February 1, 2016
HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL - NEW SUMMER INVESIGATION DATES: June 18 and July 23
OPEN REGISTSRATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 12th
Registration has begun for Haunted Travels of Michigan friends for our summer Wolcott Mill public paranormal investigations. If you are a firend and did not receive notice of the special link to register, email email@example.com.
Open registration will begin February 12, 2016. For details on our Wolcott hunts, visit the website:
WE RETURN in 2016 - HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND - September 23-25, 2016
The Haunted Travels of MIchigan team will return to Mackinac Island in 2016. Mark your calendars for September 23-25.
This year's weekend will include an investigation into the island's most mysterious unsolved murder - that of the widow, Frances Lacey. Dealing with the grief of her husband's death, Frances' famiily invited her to come to Mackinac Island hoping a vacation would brighten her mood. The trip resulted in her brutal rape and murder. Who the killer was remains unknown. Our day time investigation will take us to the last location Frances Lacey was seen and we will attempt to retrace her steps and see if her spirit or that of her killer's will communicate with us.
In the evening, guests will journey to Fort Mackinac. It will begin with a one-hour tour where a knowledgeable guide will share the darker side of the fort's history. At the conclusion, everyone will have 90 minutes for a paranormal investigation within the fort walls. All building will be open for investigation, including: jail, prison, hospital, and the most paranormally active house (former captain's quarters). At the conclusion, we'll head outside of the fort's walls to continue the investigation.
As always, Room 2200 at Mission Point Resort will be open. Room 2200 is considered one of the most active rooms at Mission Point. Why? The answer remains unknown. However, numerous EVP's and strange experiences have been recorded and felt over our 5 years of investiating the room. We'll also be conducting investigations in and around the Straits Lodge (part of Mission Point Resort's back building). The Straits Lodge is one area where several personal experiences and recorded EVP havae been captured.
REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN LATE FEBRUARY, 2016:
Visit the website for details: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
December 26, 2015
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES - 2016 and Beyond
With the passing of my sister, I have had to regroup and rethink next steps in my paranormal journey. To help me with new adventures, I am teaming up with a few experienced, highly knowledgeable para-pals to look and begin organizing 2016 ghost hunts and other paranormal investigations/adventures.
I do know that we will be returning to Historic Wolcott Mill in Ray, Michigan (near Romeo) for 2016. I will be contacting the Wolcott administrative team after the first of the year to gather dates for next year's investigation schedule.
I will also be returning for another Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. The events/schedules will change for our 2016 haunted weekend trip. First, we will limit attendance for 2016 to not more than 35-40 people. Plus we have a unique Saturday afternoon adventure lined up. We'll be going to the site of the island's most mysterious and as yet unsolved crimes, the brutal murder of a woman. Who her brutal murder was remains unknown. Perhaps on this investigation we may capture some evidence from the otherside. For this afternoon trip, we will also offer a lunch at the beautiful, rustic Woods Restaurant.
Plus, of course, we will be returning to Fort Mackinac on Saturday night for our continued investigation at the island's most mysterious fortress.
I have also been asked to speak at the Clarkston District Library October 26. For that presentation, I'll not only share a story of two from our favorite investigations but reveal, for the first time, a story from the next book, STEPPING INTO DARKNESS.
I'm ready to venture into the new year with renewed excitement. I do this to honor my sister who, I know will remain with me/us as our adventures continue. So, let's do this together!
Looking forward to seeing many of you as our journey into the unknown continues in 2016.
October 15, 2015
THE PASSING OF CO-AUTHOR, BEVERLEE RYDEL
We've been offline for a while. As many of our friends have learned, my sister, best friend and co-author of our Haunted Travels of Michigan book series, Beverlee Rydel, lost her three-year fight against cancer. Bev and I were not only sisters but have been best friends our entire lives. She supported me in my most difficult times and I was there for her in her in her most difficult times. Bev will forever be loved and missed; and will forever be a part of what we have accomplished over the past eight years. I am honored to have been her sister and honored to co-author the Haunted Travels of Michigan book series with her. Her sense of adventure and iincredible sense of humor made what we did not only an exciting journey of discovery but an absolute blast.
What a ride we had. I love ya big sister.
As a result of Bev's passing, I have cancelled all public speaking engagements for the remainder of the year.
OCTOBER 24th, An Evening with the Spirits: HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL, Ray, MI
The last paranormal investigation of the year will be at the Historic Wolcott Mill in Ray, Michigan on Saturday, October 24th. This event is sold out. I will be sending out more detailed information about the event a few days prior to the event.
I am planning on returning for more paranormal evenings at Wolcott Mill next year. If you'd like to be notified of next year's scheduled ghost hunts, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org wiith the subject 2016 WOLCOTT MILL GHOST HUNTS. Add your name, email address and estimated number in your party. We'll email you as soon as new dates are set.
June 20, 2015
EVIDENCE IS UP - June 6, 2015 Investigation of HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL, Ray, MI
Our June 6th public investigation at Historic Wolcott Mill turned up several pieces of very interesting audio evidence. We have at least one confirmed Ojibwe EVP plus several more. We have posted some of the EVPs captured that night at our Wolcott website's evidence room.
WOLCOTT MILL INVESTIGATION /EVIDENCE ROOM : www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott/evidence
June 15, 2015
BOOK 4 : Stepping Into Darkness - Michigan's Macabre and Haunted
There are many dark, unexplained, haunting stories forgotten, lost in Michigan's past. Stories of ancient Native Americans spirits, warriors massacred by their own people, who roam the land seeking revenge. Chilling, true accounts of the occult, witchcraft and spiritualism. The mysterious giants of Michigan. Along with other tragic events that have left their mark in Michigan's history.
Plus, for the first time ever, Kat and Bev will share some of their most chilling home investigations.
When you call the spirits from the past, you never know what will come back.
STEPPING INTO DARKNESS - Release date 2016.
An Evening with the SPIRITS: HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL, Ray, MI
All public hunts have sold out for 2015. You can be placed on the waiting list should cancellations occur. Just email email@example.com with the SUBJECT LINE "Waiting Wolcott). Provide your name and number in your party.
Our first investigation mill of took place June 6. Audio evidence was recorded during that investigation. We will post it to our Wolcott page (www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott) in the upcoming days.
May 7, 2015
PARA-ROADTRIP 2015 - MYRTLES PLANTATION: What Happened
Our roadtrip began on Tuesday, April 21. First stop was The Jailers Inn, Bardstown, KY. This bed and breakfast was once the town's jail. it was built in 1819, expanded in 1879 and remained in operation until 1987. The old prison is now a comfortable B&B with many of the old cells merged to create spacious guest rooms. There is one guest room, for those brave enough, that remains as it did as a jail cell. Unfortunately, it was taken or we would have gotten it!
The backroom has remained untouched with cells remaining very much as they did during its time as a jail. Guests can explore this area on their own.
We conducted an investigated throughout the inn, including the jail cells. Nothing noteworthy was occurred at the time. Whether or not something was captured will be determined once audio/video is reviewed.
We should mention, there is the old tavern next to the inn. Go there for dinner. The atmosphers is fantastic as was the food. We would also recommend trying their cherry burbon! Even if you don't like bourbon, you will like this.
Anyway, the next morning we headed off to St. Francisville, LA and the Myrtles Plantation. On the way, we stopped at Loretta Lynn's estate and took a tour of the home. Lorretta's home has long been reputed to be haunted. Loretta has shared her personal experiences iin the home on various documentaries and TV series. Unfortunately, we were not permitted to take photogrphs of the interior but, as you might expect, it is impeccably designed and quite opulent.
We reached the Myrtles as temperatures hovered in the low 80's. Although the temperatures weren't that hot, the humidity was intense casting a hazy glow to the property and buildings. It was amazing to see the home in person. It was, to say the least, both impressive and eerie.
What TV shows don't show is how beautiful the grounds are. Large trees shroud the area and the sounds at night from bullfrogs, crickets and other critters of the night is astounding.
Our room was the Judge Clark Woodruff suite, supposedly the most "haunted" room at the Myrtles.During our actual investigation, the suite seemed very quiet. However, in the wee hours of the morning (3:07 a.m. the first night and 3:47 a.m. the second) we were waken by loud fooksteps in the room. How loud? Loud enough to wake us from a sound sleep. We were the only ones staying in this section of the inn, which is closed to other guests. The outside doors were locked and we found no one on any of the floors.
Other areas investigated were the Caretakers cabin, General David Bradford suite, and several rooms. We still need to review audio/video to see if anything was captured. It was an incredible two nights.
We also managed to get out during the day for an airboat ride in the bayou. The airboat ride was amazing and the bayout intensely beautiful. Cypress trees and an abundance of plants and greenery grew from the swampy waters. The airboat sped through the bayou swiftly turning and shifting to avoid different barriers then slowed and stopped, allowing us to fully experience the sounds and beauty around us. Yes, there were alligators and, who knew, they love marshmellows.
Our last stop was Loyd's Hall Plantation in Cheneyville, LA. It is an incredibly impressive mansion. Even more impressive than the Myrtles. The home has seen Native American attacks (arrow gouges still in doors and walls), and attacks from union troops (bullet holes also visible). A union soldier was shot and killed on the third floor. The blood stains are still visible in the saturated wood ... and, yes, DNA analysis did validate the stains are human blood.
The union soldier was not the only death at the 1820's plantation. The original owner of the home, Mr. Loyd, was taken by Union soldiers in the 1860's and hung in the backyard when it was discovered he was a double spy. A daughter, distraught by the fact that she was a *spinster*, jumped from the third floor and fell to her death. Yet another death occurred when a slave died mysteriously. Although cause cannot be validated, death was believed to have been by poison.
We were fortunate to have the entire home to ourselves for the night. The four of us (Kat Tedsen, Bev Rydel, Mike Smith and Susan Hatcliff) split up and investigated not only the main home but also the surrounding properites. The investigation went smoothly. Unexplained vibrations were recorded and several EMF hits that appeared to respond to questions were recorded. Again, audio/video needs to be checked to see if validating evidence was captured.
To end the investigation, a powerful storm hit the plantation and, in the morning, a massive old trees was uprooted a few dozen yards right behind us. A great, although, unsettling way to end our paranormal adventure.
From Loyd's Hall we headed to Gulf Shores, AL where we took a couple of days to hangout by the beach and enjoy the sun.
For those who joined us, THANK YOU so much for making this trip incredibly memorable. We have included (above) a slideshow of the trip. If we capture evidence, we'll set up a link for that.
And now it's back to writing and follow-up research for our next book, "Stepping Into Darkness". We're also looking forward to our ghost hunts at WOLCOTT MILL and MACKINAC ISLAND. We have 8 openings remaining for our July 25th investigation at Wolcott AND we have just begun taking rservations four our October 24 investigation (www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott). We still have openings for our HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKAINC ISLAND (www.hauntedtravaelsmi.com/mackinac).
April 16, 2015
NEW FALL DATE ADDED FOR OUR GHOST HUNT AT HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL, Ray (Romeo), MI
We are happy to announce a new fall date for our ghost hunts at Historic Wolcott Mil - Saturday, October 24.
We currently are registering for Saturday, JULY 25 and Saturday, OCTOBER 24th.
Go to our website for details & registration: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
5th Annual HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINC ISLAND, Oct. 2-5.
Join us on another island adventure! Details, pricing and registration at: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
"STEPPING INTO DARKNESS" - Research and Writing for Next Book Continues
Our next book project continues. This one will be a bit different than our Haunted Travels of Michigan book series. Our fourth book will cover some of our most bizarre, compelling home investigations. We're also delving into some of Michigan's dark, historic past. True, strange stories involving spiritualism, witchcraft, voodoo, and other unexplained events that take us beyond the limit into unknown realms of dark phenomena.
HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN AUTHORS - INVITED TO PRESENT To Southeast Michigan MENSA Society
Authors, Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel, were recently contacted by the Southeast Michigan MENSA Society to give a presentation of their best findings later this year. We are eager to show them some of our evidence to see if they can either help us understand what it mayt be or, possibly, aid in exploring new methods of research.
For those unfamiliar with Mensa is an elite, international group of individuals whose IQ scores rank in the top 2% of the world population. There's a lot of work to do.
February 23, 2015
NEW DATES ADDED AN EVENING WITH THE SPIRITS: HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL
New dates have been added for our investigations at HIstoric Wolcott Mill in Ray, MI (near Romeo). New dates are: Friday, June 5 • Saturday, July 25
Go to our website for details & registration: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR OUR 5th ANNUAL HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND
Go to our website for details on the weekend, prices, and registration:
February 5, 2015
OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS ** FEBRUARY 6** (tomorrow) for our 5th Annual HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND (Oct. 2-4)
Tomorrow morning, open registration will begin for our 5th Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. Visit our Mackinac website for details on the weekend and prices.
An EVENING WITH THE SPIRITS - HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL, Ray MI (Near Romeo) June 6, 2015
Open registration begins February 20, 2015
January 22, 2015
FIFTH ANNAUAL - HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND (Oct. 2-4)
Our fifth annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island will be held Oct. 2-4, 2015. This year we will again be investigating Historic Fort Mackinac, Mission Point Resort's theater and soundstage. This year our day time investigation will take us out to the 1814 Mackinac Island Battlefield. The only site on Mackinac Island where actual battle occurred. During this battle, 13 deaths occurred and over 50 wounded.
We'll also be investigating Round Island Suite (Room 2200), and more. REGISTSRATION BEGINS IN EARLY February.
2015 GHOST HUNTS - HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL, Ray, MI (near Romeo, MI)
We have been given the OK by the Historic Wildcat Mill in Wolcott Mill Park. Dates are planned for early summer and fall. DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
2015 MYRTLES PLANTATION PARANORMAL GATHERING, April 23-24, 2015
We have a great group of friends joining us this April 23-24 at one of American's most haunted locations. Although all the rooms at the inn are full and most of the cabins, there are still two cabins open. We will not be charging for this event. Your costs include whatever the price of your lodging at the inn and travel. www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/myrtles
PLANNING BEGINS FUTURE PUBLIC GHOST HUNTS in 2015
Bev and Kat at looking into other interesting Michigan locations to investigate in 2015. Come back as new sites are located.
Private Residential Investigations
Kat and Bev have been involved with several investigations focused on residential cases rather than commercial businesses. A residential investigation is different than a commercial business (i.e. pub, restaurant, etc.). A home is more urgent usually because the owner is very frightened - both for their children and themselves.
A residential case requires an investigator's committed attention. For those who primarily focus on private residential cases, you know that the most important thing is to calm the homeowner(s). Someone overly stressed can create demons where none exist. Sometimes the real demon is our own fear.
Next is to determine the cause of the activity - explainable or paranormal. Following that, attempt to identify the cause and correct it. You don't just run an investigation and, should you find evidence, drop it on the owner and walk away. You need to do your best to resolve the situation.
January 6, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Happy New Year everyone! We have a lot of exciting things we're working on for 2015 and hope to see many of you this year. Stay tuned as new adventures are organized for the upcoming year!
... Oct. 2-4, 2015: HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND. We're attempting to finalize prices for our next haunted adventure on the island. We should begin registration for this in February. This does sell out quickly.
... April 23-24. Kat and Bev are headed to THE MYRTLES PLANTATION in Louisiana. We always schedule one out-of-state adventure at a well-known haunted location. We've been to Mansfield Reformatory, Waverly Hills Sanatorium on a few occasions. This year we're headed to the notoriously haunted Myrtles Plantation. There is so much to do in Louisiana it's ridiculous - including, of course, investigating one of America's most haunted locations. Price is whatever the cost of transportation and lodging at the Myrtles. Details - www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/myrtles
... More ghost hunts at HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL PARK - dates coming. Guests at last year's investigations experienced a wide variety of interesting activity. We did record evidence and hope to have that up in the next few weeks. We'll be scheduling more hunts in 2015. The Wolcott folks take time off in the winter. As soon as they're back from their winter break, we'll look at dates.
... Research continues on our next book (tentative title "STEPPING INTO DARKNESS.") We hope to have that ready by 2016.
... So much more coming in 2015.
... WANT KAT & BEV TO SPEAK AT YOUR LIBRARY OR EVENT? If you'd like to hear the authors speak at your library, contact your library and tell them to contact us. If you 'd like Bev and I to speak at an event you're hosting or for any special gathering, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 12, 2014
EVIDENCE ROOM READY - Haunted Weekend @ OLD MISSION INN, Traverse City Investigation
This past Halloween, we spent a fascinating weekend at Old Mission Inn. It seems our investigation on Saturday night was productive. We did capture a few EVPs. NOTE: Not all audio/video has been reviewed. Additional evidence will be added to our EVIDENCE ROOM at the website should more be uncovered. If you attended the weekend and collected evidence, please email it to email@example.com and we'll add it.
EVIDENCE ROOM - OLD MISSION INN: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/oldmission/evidence
Kat and Bev will be taking some time off this winter to devote to research related to their fourth book, "Stepping Into Darkness." This fourth book will move into some of Michigan's dark history and even darker paranormal phenomena.
THANK YOU - to all those who have supported us throughout the year. We could not do what we do with you. Grateful...
Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year!
November 25, 2014
HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN - HEADED TO MYRTLES PLANTATION, Louisiana in 2015
Every year, HT of M goes to one, well-known out-of-state location to investigate. Our destination this year will be The Myrtles Plantation in Francisville, Louisiana. Details will be released to our Haunted Travels of Michigan friends December 1. It will be released to the general public December 5.
DECEMBER 4, 2014 - A MURDER & HAUNTING IN MONTCALM - Special Presentation
Kat and Bev will be giving a special December presentation at Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI December 4th (6 - 7 pm). In that presentation, they'll take guests back to 1881 Stanton, Michigan and share the events leading up to one of Montcalm County's most sensational murders and the results of their investigations.
EVIDENCE REVIEW CONTINUES - Mackinac Island, Wolcott Mill, Old Mission Inn
Reviewing the audio and video recorded during our various investigation continues. Review is a slow process and, with Kat's and Bev's busy December schedule, it is taking longer than anticipated. However, we can confirm there was audio evidence collected during our Mackinac Island investigation as well at our Old Mission Inn investigation. However, only about 1/3 of the audio/video has been reviewed. Review of Wolcott Mill audio/video has not yet begun.
As soon as evidence is posted to the event websites, we'll let you know !
November 6, 2014
HAUNTED WEEKEND at OLD MISSION INN & TRAVERSE CITY STATE HOSPITAL
Our weekend at Old Mission Inn and Traverse City State Hospital went very well. The tour of the hospital was interesting and our investigation of the inn did have a few surprises. Several EMF fluctuations occurred in direct response to questions and at least three people clearly felt unseen hands touch them. Perhaps even stranger, around 11:30 p.m. a large sign that once hung outside of the inn (dating 1800's), fell from the wall. Not only the sign but the shelf as well. It sat 14 ft. up on the wall for over 14 years. No one was in the hallway at the time and no apparent disturbances in the area occurred to have jarred it off the wall. It just fell. Fortunately no one was hurt but it did cause a momentary scare to the group. What or who caused it to fall after 14 years remains unknown.
AUDIO REVIEW BEGINS - Mackinac Island, Wolcott Mill, Old Mission Inn
Our fall was so busy we did not have to time to review audio/video from our October investigations at Mackinac Island, Wolcott Mill, or Old Mission Inn. That lengthy process will begin this week. Any evidence uncovered will be posted at our respective event a pages and linked as a **EVIDENCE ROOM**.
www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac • www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott • www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/oldmission
EVENTS/PUBLIC HUNTS FOR 2015
We will be returning in 2015 for our 5th ANNUAL HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND (Oct. 2-4, 2015). We will also hold new investigations at Historic Wolcott Mill (dates TBD). Our out-of-state site is still being researched. We're very excited about this possibility. This out-of-state location will be limited to just a handful of people. We're aiming for a spring investigation. We hope to make the announcement soon. As before, our HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN *FRIENDS* will be notified before it's released to the general public.
October 25, 2014
LAST HUNT at HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL (Ray, MI) TONIGHT
More will be scheduled for next year!
Tonight is the last investigation of the year at Historic Wolcott Mill in Ray, MI (near Romeo). There have been major sun flares in the last day or two. We have found that, very often, the geomagnetic fields of earth are sometimes disrupted by these sun flares and frequently increased paranormal activity is recorded. It will be interesting to see what happens tonight the the Mill.
We have been given approval by the Macomb County Parks and Rec Association to continue our ghost hunts at Wolcott Mill for 2015. So, if you couldn't get in this year, we hope to see you in 2015.
HAUNTED WEEKEND in OLD MISSION PENINSULA & OLD TRAVERSE CITY STATE HOSPITAL - OCT. 31-Nov. 1
Our last public investigation of the year will be held Halloween weekend. We'll be ending our event schedule with a paranormal bang! This event is sold out BUT we hope to do a second Haunted Weekend in Old Mission Peninsula and Old Traverse City State Hospital next year!
Visit our website for more info on our haunted weekend:
FINAL LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT - MOUNT CLEMENS LIBRARY, Mt. Clemens, MI - Noon, OCT. 28th
Our final library speaking engagement of October will occur at the Mount Clemens Public Library at NOON, October 28th.
We have had a fantastic time during this October's library engagements. We've seen some old friends and met many awesome new people (Warren Library group pictured here).
We want to send out a sincere thank you the libraries for having us out and allowing us to share some of our experiences with others.
October 17, 2014
An Evening with the SPIRITS: Historic Wolcott Mill Event Tonight and Next Saturday
Tonight is our first public investigation of Wolcott Mill in Ray, Mi. All registered guests for tonight's hunt should have received an email with evening details
Fourth Annual - Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island Evidence Review
Another Haunted Weekend comes to an end. In spite of some rather rainy weather, we still managed to get out there during the day and run some good EVP session on the back road trails. Although with our busy schedule we haven't had a lot of time to review recorded audio, we will say a few of our guest investigators have submitted evidence they recorded - both on the trail and Fort Mackinac investigations.
In upcoming weeks, we wlll post submitted evidence of our Oct. 3-5 investigation.
October Library Engagements
For a list of all our October speaking engagements (free to the public), please visit our main website, www.hauntedtravelsmi.com
September 16, 2014
2014 Fall Events Schedule
We have an incredibly busy October with public investigations events and library speaking engagements. Although our public ghost hunts are sold out, you can still be placed on our waiting list should a cancellation occur.
This fall we kick it off with our 4th Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island, Oct. 3-5.. We did send out details for the event to all registered guests. If you are registered but didn't receive our message, email us ****immediately***. firstname.lastname@example.org
October 17 and 25th, are the next public ghost hunts at Historic Wolcott Mill in Ray, MI (near Romeo, MI. We'll be hosting a very special Halloween event at Old Mission Inn, Traverse City, MI on October 31 - November 1. We are very happy to share some exciting new locations to investigate!
We also have a number of library presentations around Michigan. Please visit our website's main page for a complete list.
FOURTH BOOK RESEARCH CONTINUES
Kat and Bev are continuing research for their fourth book. This book will deviate from their Haunted Travels of Michigan trilogy. Kat and Bev will take their readers on a new paranormal journey. Dark stories of Michigan's past each dealing with unexplained phenomena. They're currently researching dozens of leads. We'll keep you updated on their travels.
August 28, 2014
2nd Date for AN EVENING WITH THE SPIRITS: Ghost Hunt At Wolcott Mill, October 17th
Again, without hours, our 2nd ghost hunt at Historick Wolcott Mill, scheduled for October 17, sold out without hours of its announcement. If you'd like to be placed on waiting list for either October 17 or 25th events should cancellations occur, email email@example.com with subject line "Wolcott Wait List". Send your name and estimated number in your party.
We do hope to return for more ghost hunts at Wolcott Mill in 2014. If you'd like to be informed when future hunts are scheduled and get early registration opporunities, email us and asked to be added to our "friends list".
October 31 - November 1: A HAUNTED WEEKEND @ OLD MISSION INN, Traverse City, MI
To culminate the Halloween season, we have planned a unique Halloween weekend at the 1860's historic Old Mission Inn, located in Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, MI. The weekend will be filled with paranormal activities. Friday night, a special Halloween wine and appetizer meet and greet. Saturday afternoon, guest investigators will go on a private historic tour of the old Traverse City State Hospital. That evening, a ghost hunt at Old Mission Inn will be held.
The event was announced last week and quickly sold out. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list for this event (should cancellations occur), email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject list "Wait Old Mission Inn".
OCTOBER LIBRARY SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Kat and Bev have a very busy October with 6 library presentations. All presentations are free to the public. Visit our website's main page to see our October series: www.hauntedtdravelsmi.com
August 14, 2014
Possible 2nd Date for AN EVENING WITH THE SPIRITS - Ghost Hunt at WOLCOTT MILL.
We were absolutely amazed that our first registration for the Oct. 25 ghost hunt event at Wolcott Mill sold out in 5 hours. WOW, thank you all for the interest. Although Wolcott Mill has a very full October schedule, we may be able to sneak in one more event. Right now, it's looking like Friday, October 17th is the date. We still need a final confirmation on that.
All those who were given a refund due to overbooking, will get first opportunity for tickets should the second date be finalized. After that, Haunted Travels of Michigan friends will be given next registration opportunities. After that, if tickets still remain, registration will open to the general public.
Another Awesome MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION (Kewadin Casino Resort), Sault Ste. Marie
Another great convention is over. As always, the UPPRS team did an amazing job organizing this major paranormal event. Kat and Bev really enjoyed meeting many new folks and hanging out with their paranormal pals. On hand was John Zaffis, Kris Williams, Erin Ryder, Chris Fleming, and some of the scariest horror guys you'll ever meet - the actors who played Jason Vooheys, Leatherface, and Halloween fear generator, Michael Meyers. They now form the Hollywood Ghost Hunters. They spoke on some of their more interesting Hollywood cases.
Kris, Kat and Bev had the opportunity of chatting for a while. Looks like Kris is working on some new series ideas and may eve ne team up with the great John Zaffis for something in the future. Stay tuned for more on that.
Their presentation Friday morning at 10 a.m. went very well. Kat and Bev mixed their humorous sibling banter with some of their most surprising stories and investigations.
Many have asked the authors if they've ever been afraid during an investigation. The truth is, they have not. However, they have been afraid after an investigations when they identify evidence that might personally effect them. And that is how their presentation ended, with the startling evidence reveal of their most unsettling case.
August 7, 2014
Headed to the MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION (Kewadin Casino Resort), Sault Ste. Marie - JOIN US!
Bev and Kat are heading out to the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste. Marie for the 5th Annual MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION. They'll be speaking Friday morning at 10 a.m.
Along with Kat and Bev will be many of the paranormal community's well-known personalities including John Zaffis (Haunted Collector), Kris Williams (Ghost Hunters/Ghost Hunters International), Erin Ryder (Destination Truth), and many more. There are still a few tickets available.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Head up north for the Midwest's biggest paranormal convention! www.miparacon.com
August 4, 2014
A VERY SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT- "Haunted Weekend" in the Traverse City Area Planned for October 31-November 1.
Later this week Haunted Travels of Michigan will announce a new fall event. This will be a very special Halloween event in the Traverse City area. The weekend will include overnight stay at a very historic inn with a long history of paranormal activity PLUS a private, two-hour tour for our group at the Old Traverse City Hospital (a/k/a Northern Michigan Asylum). Details coming soon.
As with all HTofM eventes, registration will first open to elist friends.
A NIGHT WITH THE SPIRITS - GHOST HUNT at WOLCOTT MILL, Ray, Michigan
As many of you know, October 25th, Haunted Travels of Michigan will be conducting the first ever paranormal investigation of the historic Wolcott Mill in Macomb County, Michigan. Registration began at 1 p.m. Friday, August 1st. Within six hours, the event sold out.
Wolcott Mill's fall schedule is very busy. We will attempt to get another October date. If you'd like more information about this event and/or want to be palced on waiting list, visit our Wolcott Mill website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com
July 31, 2014
SPIRITS RISING: Haunted Travels of Michigan III - Winner of the 2014 Literary Award, Non-Fiction category.
We just received word this morning from The Paranormal Awards committee that our book, "SPIRITS RISING: Haunted Travels of Michigan" has received the 2014 Literary Award, Non -Fiction. We are thrilled! Thanks to all committee members for this recognition of our work.
July 23, 2014
5TH Annual MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION, Kewadin Resort Casino, Sault Ste. Marie - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE (August 8-9, 2014)
Kat and Bev are putting the final touches on their presentation at the 5th Annual Michigan ParaCon. They will be speaking on Friday (Aug. 8) morning at 10 a.m. Along with Kat and Bev are John Zaffis (Haunted Collector); Kris Williams (Ghost Hunters/GHI); Erin Ryder (Destination Truth and UFO Collector); Bill Murray (Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files), noted medium Chris Fleming, and many others.
Hotel package has sold out but event tickets are still available. Daily pass $45; Weekend pass $75 Website: www.miparacon.com
UP-COMING FALL PUBLIC HUNTS and LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES
Kat and Bev are currently looking at some new, historic locations to investigate for the fall season. We have a couple of real truly awesome sites we're hoping to share with you. We should have things firmed up in the next week or two. So, stay tuned!
We're also organizing our fall library lecture series. Right now we are scheduled to speak at:
Lyon Township Library (Milford Road), South Lyon, MI - Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Warren District Library, Warren, MI - Thursday, October 23, 6:00 p.m.
Mount Clemens Public Library, Mt. Clemens, MI - Tuesday, Oct. 28th at Noon
WAVERLY HILLS HUNT RE-CAP
It was a hot summer's night for our July 19th Waverly Hills ghost hunting group and storms were in the air. The combination energy of the previous day's Super Moon and that evening's full moon and electrically charged atmosphere set things for an eventful evening of investigations.
We broke everyone up into teams and, after a tour of the facility, the investigation began. About 30 minutes into the investigation, a severe thunderstorm swept through. Lightning, thunder, and heavy rains pelted the grounds. Those of us inside the building remained safe and dry. Inspite of Waverly's age, it remains strong and secure.
Around midnight, our guests returned to base camp where everyone was treated to pizza (a ghost hunters favorite midnight snack) and stories of investigator's experiences were shared.
There is a child spirit referred to as "Timmy" who haunts the facility. It seems Timmy appeared at least once during the investigation. Timmy is partial to playing with balls found scattered on different floors. This time, he came through to a group. On request, we moved a ball back and forth several times. There were additional reports of shadow people. A few in the group also captured some very clear EVP. We hope they send them to us.
At 4 a.m. the evening hunt ended. Exhausted but excited by the events of the evening, we returned to the clean, welcoming room at the nearby Best Western. A good night indeed. A sincere thanks to everyone who participated in our Waverly hunt. We love that place!
ANYONE FROM OUR WAVERLY HUNT - if you would send us your evidence we will post it in our Waverly Evidence Room (www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/waverly/evidence).
June 27, 2014
BOOK 4 - WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Kat and Bev are continuing research for their fourth book. The fourth book will deviate from their Haunted Travels of Michigan trilogy. Although it will include ghost stories, it will also expand to other areas of the unexplained. In this regard, we ask your help. If you've experienced/witnessed any of the below, we would love to hear from you:
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDE) or PAST LIFE MEMORIES
The perplexing phenomena of continued consciousness. Continued consciousness includes Near Death Experiences (NDE) and past life memories. If you or someone you know has had a NDE, we would love to hear from you. If you or someone you know have memories of another life or memories that don't seem to fit in your life experiences, please contact us.
UFOs or CRYPTIDS (sightings of unusually creatures - land or lake)
We'd like to hear from you if you have recorded and witnessed a UFO event. This needs to be a significant event that was recorded either by photograph or video. Also, if you've personally seen an unusual creature or know someone who has, we'd like to hear from you. Again, this should be more than a brief sighting but something that was of some significance to you.
THE HAT MAN, SHADOWMAN or NIGHT CREEPER
There are numerous reports of an unusual shadow man usually seen as you awaken from sleep. Frequently, shadowman or Hat Man as it is sometime called, is the image of a man wearing a cape with a brimmed hat on its head. There are other reports of seeing a shadow figure on all fours. It has a somewhat human shape and, on all fours, about 3-4 feet in height. This is referred to as the Night Creeper. If you have experienced any of these OR other unexplained shadow images, please let us know.
EMAIL US AT: email@example.com
SUBJECT LINE: Book 4 Experience
June 22, 2014
FOCUSING ON HOME INVESTIGATIONS
The last few months Kat and Bev have been focused a little more on home investigations. Conducting an investigation for private individuals rather than a business presents a more complex aspect to investigation. Many families seeking help are frightened or just in great need of identifying the problem. An investigator needs to approach a home investigation with more sensitivity, compassion. The focus needs to remain on the homeowners and their beet interests.
First and foremost, calm the homeowners. If actual activity occurs, an investigator must be prepared to offer solutions, especially in the case where the homeowners are frightened.
Not in every case, however, is the homeowner frightened. Some homeowners don't want the spirit energies to leave they just want to understand who it is. That is the case with last night's investigation.
We came into this investigation at the request of Michigan Spirit Realm led by Maria Aistrop, a very experienced investigator. The location was a very historic farmhouse dating to the 1800's. Shadows, voices and some poltergeist activity was reported. Areas of investigations included the old farmhouse, barn, surrounding acreage, as well as a 162 year old cemetery down the road. This small, remote cemetery held the remains of the home's original family. Perhaps there may be evidence collected at the location that would help shed light on what was going on at the old home.
The investigation began and investigators rotated in various locations. All was quiet, uneventful. No EMF elevations or other phenomena was experienced.
At one point, we were in the bedroom of the owner. She began talking about her father who had passed several years back. She loved him very much.
We asked her to talk to her father, which she did. It was then the EMF levels began to spike. Not a lot. Just a couple of fleeting spikes. EMF had been completely flat in that room the entire evening. We considered the possibility the spikes were related more too naturally flowing EMF waves than her father's spirit.
Time passed without further events and we decided to move to the next location. The homeowner offered one final, heartfelt goodbye to her father saying she loved him very much. It was then the EMF levels suddenly went wild. We silently watched as the K2 meter lights shot up, flickering rapidly full red. It lasted for 2-3 seconds. Tears came to the homeowner's eyes. She knew it was her father responding telling her he loved her too.
We haven't listened to audio/video yet. We don't know if evidence was collected. However, to the homeowner, that moment meant everything to her. This is what makes residential investigation so very important.
We will begin audio/video review tomorrow and see where it leads us and next steps. Personally, we really hope her father left his daughter a final message.
June 3, 2014
INVESTIGATION - FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF ROMEO, Romeo, MI _ EVIDENCE ROOM IS UP!
During our May 8, 2014 presentation at the Romeo District Library on "How to Conduct a Paranormal Investigation," we had the opportunity of bringing the group into the First Congregational Church of Romeo. This historic 19th century church has had a few reports of unusual phenomena, including disembodied voices. Bev and Kat led the teams on a short investigation. We've set up an EVIDENCE ROOM for this investigation: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/romeo
OLD MILL in DUNDEE, MI - GHOST HUNT June 28th
Our June 28th public ghost hunt at the Old Mill in Dundee, MI will kick-off our summer paranormal investigations! This event has SOLD OUT. Guest investigators should be on site promptly at 7:30 p.m. An email has been sent to all registered investigators. If you are registered but did not receive our group email, PLEASE EMAIL US IMMEDIATELY at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have two more public hunts at the Old Mill. One in July and another in August. At this time we do not have further investigations planned.
5th ANNUAL- MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION, Sault Ste. Marie - AUGUST 8-9
Kat and Bev will be one of the featured speakers at this year's Michigan Paranormal Convention held at the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Other noteworthy presenters will be John Zaffis (SyFy "Haunted Collector"); Kris Williams (SyFy "Ghost Hunters" and "Ghost Hunters International"); Chris Fleming (Psychic, TV shows: "Dead Famous"," Psychic Kids"); Bill Murphy (SyFy "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files"); Erin Ryder, (SyFy "Destination Truth" and National Geographics "Chasing UFO's"), plus more featured speakers. Visit the website for more information and registration. THIS IS THE BIGGEST CON IN MICHIGAN and the MIDWEST. If you go to one conference a year, this is the one! www.miparacon.com
FUTURE BOOK PROJECT
We're in the crazy phase of researching stories for our next book. Although the title is yet to be determined, we're digging into strange pheneomena. This is a new, exciting journey for us and we're eager to dig into some crazy things we've heard about.
May 2, 2014
NEW PUBLIC HUNTS & PARANORMAL EVENTS COMIING FOR FALL
We have sold out all currently scheduled Haunted Travels of Michigan public ghost hunts. We're looking at scheduling additional events at new locations for the fall. If you're not currently a Haunted Travels of Michigan friend, join our friends list. We'll send you early notification when new location/dates are set and early registration opportunities.
To join our friends list email: email@example.com
RESEARCH CONTINUES FOR NEXT BOOK
Kat and Bev are busy researching new stories for their next book (title still coming). As our friends know, it takes considerable time to research and investigate each story to give you the most honest, compelling story. This fourth book will deviate from our Haunted Travels of Michigan series and delve into other areas of Michigan's unexplained phenomena.
May 8th, 6 pm: HOW TO CONDUCT A PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION, Kezar Branch, ROMEO PUBLIC LIBRARY
If you want to know the basics in conducting an investigation - equipment, methods, and the process of identifying real evidence, join us at the Romeo Public Library, May 8th at 6 pm (Kezar Branch). We'll be going over those important first steps. The presentation will conclude with a short investigation.
May 29th - 1 pm : FLINT PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENATION
Kat and Bev will conclude their spring library lecture series at the Flint Public Library. They'll be taking you on their paranormal journey - FROM SKEPTIC TO BELIEVER.
April 2, 2014
HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN III: SPIRITS RISING - WINNER "PEOPLE'S BOOK AWARDS"
The People's Book Awards are an international program that recognizes the work of established or new authors. It remains the only award given based strictly on votes from the general public.
The Book Awards are run by 'not for profit' publisher Acclaimed Books Limited, since 2008 and in that time, tens of thousands of voters around the world have shown their appreciation by supporting and nominating books in the competition.
Thank you for your votes and for making our third book in the Haunted Travels of Michigan series a winner. We are grateful for your support.
WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM, Louisville, KY - GHOST HUNT July 13, 2014
Three spots remain for our July 13th hunt at Waverly Hills. For more information and registration, go to our Waverly website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/waverly
KAT & BEV HEADED TO ROMEO and HARBOR BEACH LIBRARIES - APRIL 10 and 11. Presentation - "FROM SKEPTIC TO BELIEVER"
Kat and Bev will be giving a free lecture at the Romeo Public Library and Harbor Beach District library. The paranormal sisters will share some of their most compelling experiences in paranormal investigation/research over the past eight years and how it's challenged their once skeptical belief. Check out our main website for times and address - www.hauntedtravelsmi.com
NEXT BOOK PROJECT UNDERWAY
Kat and Bev are in the research phase of the next book project. Their currently considering moving outside of traditional stories of hauntings and beginning to identify other realms of Michigan's unexplained that need further investigation. Both Kat and Bev are eager to see where this project takes them.
February 25, 2014
SPRING LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES - "FROM SKEPTIC TO BELIEVER"
Kat and Bev are beginning to line up their spring library lecture series, "From Skeptic to Believer". In this presentation, the authors will share their amazing journey into the paranormal. Once skeptics, their research and investigations slowly peeled away their skepticism to the fact that there are things that exist in this world that cannot be explained. Presentation will include some of their most compelling evidence recorded over the years - both captured in Michigan and other locations including Ohio State Reformatory (Mansfield) and Moundsville Prison.
Current locations for their spring series: ROMEO DISTRICT LIBRARY • HARBOR BEACH DISTRICT LIBRARY • FLINT PUBLIC LIBRARY.
If you'd like Kat and Bev to speak at a library near you, contact your local library. Refer them to our website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM, Louisville, KY - GHOST HUNT July 13, 2014
Just six spots remain for our July ghost hunt at Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Details at:
4th ANNUAL - HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND (Oct. 3-5, 2014)
We have just 8 spots that remain for our annual ghost hunting weekend on Mackinac Island. NOTE: We have sold out of our investigation of Historic Fort Mackinac Saturday night. However, spots still remain for our daytime investigations, historic haunted walking tours, and investigation of Mission Point Resort and its most haunted room.
Details and registration at: www.hauntedtravaelsmi.com/mackinac
VOTING CONTINUES @ The Peoples Book Awards
Voting for January is over and a huge thank you to those who voted for our book Haunted Travels of Michigan III: SPIRITS RISING. Out of more than 400 nominations, we came in second place. We're also happy that our book remains in competition for the annual competition. If you haven't voted yet, we would appreciate your support and VOTE!
For fthose who have already voted ... thank you very much!
VOTE ON THE LINK PROVIDED HERE:
February 2, 2014
OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS - 4th Annual HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND - OCTOBER 3-5, 2014 (Includes investigation of FORT MACKINAC)
We have opened registration for our 4th Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. The weekend events including day time and night time investigation. This is, we are very pleased to announce that Hautned Travels of Michigan have gained approval from the Mackinac Historic State Parks for a first time-ever exploration of FORT MACKINAC. Details, events and prices for our event can be found at our event website:
HAUNTED WEEKEND LINK: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
VOTING CONTINUES @ The Peoples Book Awards
Voting for January is over and a huge thank you to those who voted for our book Haunted Travels of Michigan III: SPIRITS RISING. Out of more than 400 nominations, we came in second place. We're also happy that our book remains in competition for the annual competition. If you haven't voted yet, we would appreciate your support and VOTE!
For fthose who have already voted ... thank you very much!
VOTE ON THE LINK PROVIDED HERE:
Posted January 28, 2014
4th Annual HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND - OCTOBER 3-5, 2014
We are pleased to announce dates for the 2014, 4th Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island will be October 3-5. Details are being finalized. We are very excited about a new investigation planned for this popular weekend event filled with history and ghost hunting activities. Come back in the next few days to learn the details.
OLD MILL MUSEUM GHOST HUNT, Dundee, Michigan
Your response to our public investigation of the Old Mill Museum Ghost Hunt in Dundee, Michigan was overwhelming. We sold out all three of summer dates within a few days. An early fall hunt may be added at a later date.
PLEASE VOTE "HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN III: SPIRITS RISING" for PEOPLES BOOK AWARDS NOW
Voting continues through January 30, 2014 for Peoples Book Awards. Haunted Travels of Michigan III: SPIRITS RISING is currently in third place. We would appreciate your help in making us #1.
PLEASE VOTE TODAY! Click on the link and click on the Stars at the top of the
Posted December 31, 2013
THANK YOU FOR A FANTASTIC YEAR!
We would like to thank all our friends for making 2013 so special. Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in 2014. Have a wonderful New Year.
We look forward to seeing you in 2014. We are planning next year's events. We'll be putting dates together in mid- to late-January.
Posted December 6,2013
NEW EVENTS COMING for 2014
Kat and Bev are beginning planning stages for new events and ghost hunts in 2014. They're planning on returning to Waverly Hills Sanitorium in Louisville, KY this summer. Firm date on that won't be available until January 2014.
We're also planning our 4th annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. The date for our 4th Haunted Weekend will also be released in early 2014. For our 4th weekend, we're hoping to share some new, exciting adventures that will offer the traditional weekend adventures with a couple of new possible adventures. Stay tuned.
Haunted Travels of Michigan is also looking some new public ghost hunts and haunted weekends in 2014. Our Haunted Travels of Michigan ***Friends*** will receive first opportunities to register for these events. If you aren't currently a friend and would like to be, email email@example.com with the subject line "Add to friends" list. Be sure to include your name, email address, city and state.
HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING - The Haunted Travels Store
Looking for a gift idea for your ghost hunting friends? Visit the Haunted Travels of Michigan Store for merchandise items we suggest. You can also get your Haunted Travels Tshirts, hoodies, and copies of our HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN books SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS.
Happy Holidays to Our Haunted Travels of Michigan friends!!
Posted November 13, 2013
Fourth Book in the Research/Planning Stage
With the recent release of HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN 3: SPIRITS RISING, Kat and Bev and off once again researching for a fourth book. The next book will be a little different and will delve into new areas of unexplained Michigan phenomena. This will be accounts of the strange and unexplained. Stories like ... The Michigan Vampire ... Dryden Witches. Another lead we're following is the as yet unexplained, cataclysmic event that occurred the same day and almost the same time. The power of it destroyed towns on the east and west coast over 100 years ago and came to be known as "The Day Michigan Burned"
Here Comes 2014 - FUTURE EVENTS & PUBLIC HUNTS
Kat and Bev are also beginning to look at new adventures for 2014. Excited about two new locations that we've wanted to get into for years NOW, hopefully, we can bring some of you along! Announcements coming in 2014.
Posted October 8, 2013
Haunted Travels of Michigan III: SPIRITS RISING ... Now available on Kindle & Nook
Thank you for making our newest book realease, SPIRITS RISING (Book 3, Haunted Travels of Michigan) a Best Seller! Our third book takes readers with us on our investigations in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes area, Mackinac Island, Houghton Lake, Big Rapids, Plainwell (near Grand Rapids), Stanton, Eaton County, Waterford and Bath, Michigan.
The book is now available in both paperback and digital download.
Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island - Follow-up to investigations
THANK YOU to those who joined us for the 3rd Annual, Haunted Weekend on Mackinac island. We'll be posting a full report of the results of our investigations along with pictures and any evidence collected at our Mackinac website. It will take a couple of weeks for review, etc. ***Send us your evidence or just great photos you took and we'll add them to the sites giving you full credit, of course! Check the site for updates (www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac)
Thankfully, the rain held off for day time investigations but torrential rains and strong thunderstorms filled the evening skies. Perhaps the charged atmosphere helped stir up paranormal activity. There were several unusual events on the on the trails including *sprites* seen at the Great Manitou site and a very compelling K2 session near Arch Rock that brought tears to a few of us. We're hoping audio evidence was recorded that will confirm what the K2 responses seemed to suggest. There was also some pretty crazy activity at Mission Point theater and the Straits Lodge. Again, the full report with photos and evidence will be posted at our Mackinac site.
The night time, after-hours tour of Ghastly Mackinac was excellent. Costumed tour guides took our guests on a candle lite tour of the old fort sharing some of the darker tales, including some rather interesting ghost stories.
Now, on to planning our 4th Annual Weekend. We have a few new ideas we're thinking about for next year's Haunted Weekend that we're very excited about. More on that as things are finalized. By the way, several islanders told us this weekend's weather was one of the worst they'd seen in a long time so we're pretty certain next year the weather will be better.
Houghton Lake Dinner/Presentation Oct. 13 - Opening Still Available - Anchor Inn
Although the VIP ghost hunt tickets have sold out for this Sunday's "An Evening with the SPIRITS" at the historic Anchor Inn in Houghton Lake, there are still openings for the dinner and presentation. Kat and Bev will, for the first time in public, share the bizarre story of their investigation of the historic restaurant/bar and the results of their findings. Just $25 per person for *advanced reservations* ($30 at the door). Includes 3-course dinner and presentation. DETAILS: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/houghtonlake
Whitney Restaurant, Detroit - Oct. 26th - Dinner, Presentation, Ghost Hunt
The weekend before Halloween, join Haunted Travels of Michigan authors along with paranormal pals, Highland Ghost Hunters, for a very special evening. DETAILS at our Whitney website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney
October Library Presentations
We have a couple of library presentations coming up this October. October 17 we'll be at the Carleton Library, Carleton, MI (6:00 p.m.) and Oct. 30th we're at the Capital District Library in Lansing, MI . Check our Events page for details. www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/events
Posted September 23, 2013
DOHERTY HOTEL "Mobs, Murder & Haunting" - Evidence Room Is Open
Results from our paranormal investigation on September 14, 2013 has been posted on our Doherty Website. More material is being reviewed for evidence so come back to the site as we continue to upload evidence. www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/doherty
HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN III: SPIRITS RISING NOW ON KINDLE
The kindle version of Haunted Travels of Michigan III: SPIRITS RISING is now available at Amazon. The Nook version will be available on Barnes and Noble shortly. Also, just want to send out a huge THANK YOU for making HTM III a "Best Selling" book!
HOUGHTON LAKE - An Evening with the SPIRITS - October 13, 2013
Join us for a special dinner presentation at the Anchor Inn($30.00). For the first time, Kat and Bev will publicly reveal the full results of their research and bizarre investigation of the Anchor Inn (one of the featured stories in their newest, third book).
Evening begins with a meet and greet/book signing following by a three-course dinner. The evening ends with Kat and Bev sharing their experience during a paranormal investigation and the surprising results of their research. A perfect evening of the paranormal on a cold fall night.
Email Haunted Travels of Michigan for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 26 - History & Mystery at THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT, Detroit, MI\
A few openings remain for the Saturday before Halloween at the magnificent Whitney Restaurant. Meet and greet, 4-course meal, presentation, followed by a ghost hunt. Go to our website for details and information on registration: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney
Free Fall Library Presentation
Check our website's main page for information on our fall library presentations. Want Kat and Bev to speak at your library? Just contact your library and let them know you'd like the authors of Haunted Travels of Michigan to speak at your library. It's that simple.
HAPPY FALL TO OUR HAUNTED FRIENDS!
Posted September 12, 2013
****JUST ADDED!*** OCTOBER 26th (new date) - Haunting & Mystery: THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT, Detroit, MI
Our September dinner/presentation/ghost hunt at the beautiful Whitney Restaurant has sold out. We are opening another date in October and we've chosen a very special night for our October event .... the Saturday before Halloween! Join us for either the 1:30 afternoon or 7:00 pm program on Saturday, October 26th!
VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney
Posted September 7, 2013
FALL EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS
Kat and Bev have a busy fall coming up. Check the main page of our website for our list of fall ghost hunting evenings and presentations. Although most of our fall ghost hunts have sold out, we do still have openings at the following:
****JUST ADDED!*** AN EVENING WITH THE SPIRITS - ANCHOR INN, HOUGHTON LAKE, OCTOBER 13th
For those who have read our third book, you'll know that the Anchor Inn was one of our more fascinating investigation that fell outside the normal realm of history creating the haunting. If history alone is not the cause of this century-old inn's activity, what is? For the first time, Kat and Bev will give a public presentation sharing their experiences, revealing the evidence, and taking a select group of people on a late night ghost hunt. FOR DETAILS ON "AN EVENING WITH THE SPIRITS" visit our website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/houghtonlake
SEPTEMBER 28 - Haunting & Mystery THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT, Detroit, MI
A few openings remain for our September 28th dinner - presentation - ghost hunt at the beautiful Whitney Restaurant in Detroit, Michigan. Visit our website for details: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney
We also have several library presentations lined up in October. We'll be at the Carleton Library on Tuesday, October 17th; and the Capital Area District Library in Lansing October 29
Haunted Travels of Michigan III: SPIRITS RISING - AMAZON SHIPPING ISSUES
We apologize for the delay Barnes and Noble (on-line) and Amazon is having stocking our books. Their first orders sold out quickly. Our publisher/distributor confirms they have shipped new orders to the on-line booksellers but it seems they remain sitting in their warehouse. Our publisher is checking into this and should have the issue cleared up shortly. IN THE MEAN TIME, traditional booksellers do have our books in stock. Sometime the old way is the best way.
Kat & Bev Begin Research on New Book
Over the past 10 years, Kat and Bev have discovered some absolutely bizarre, frightening, and unexplained events in Michigan's history. In their next book, they'll delve further into research and investigation of these bizarre events to see what they can discover.
Posted August 9, 2013
MICHIGAN PAANORMAL CONVENTION - August 9-11
Due to an unexpected family emergency, Kat and Bev had to cancel their presentation for this year's Michigan Paranormal Convention. We apologize to our friends but family must come first and things like this cannot be anticipated. We will miss you all!
HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN III: SPIRITS RISING
We have received our first copies of the new Haunted Travels of Michigan III: Spirits Rising books. The printer did a fantastic job.
We understand Amazon has already sold out and a second order has been placed. Thank you all for your interest!
Posted July 13, 2013
PRE-ORDER FOR THE NEW "HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN III: SPIRITS RISING"
Kat's and Bev's newest book in their Haunted Travels of Michigan book series is now available for pre-order. Be the first to get your copy of their latest paranormal adventures. This time, they're beginning to explore new paranormal realms.
You can also purchase first copies at this year's MICHIGAN's PARANORMAL CONVENTION, Kewadin Casino Resort, Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Aug. 9-11. Check out Kat & Bev's presentation 9:00 a.m. Friday then visit their booth to get your copy!
Posted July 1, 2013
WAVERLY HILLS, Louisville, KY - INVESTIGATION June 23, 2013
The day time historic tour and all-night ghost hunt at Waverly Hills Sanatorium went off smoothly. What an incredible place. The atmosphere is as naturally intense and it's histoy. There were plenty of experiences throughout the night and guest investigators are just now beginning to turn in evidence. We'll be reviewing submitted evidence and posting the results on our Waverly website. We'll be sure to give credit to the submitting person or persons!
VISIT THE WAVERY HILLS SITE TO SEE THE SLIDE SHOW & EVIDENCE ROOM AFTER JULY 4th! www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/waverly
VETERANS MEMORIAL LIBRARY PRESENTATION, Mt. Pleasantl, MI June 26, 2013
Just a note of thanks fo te folks at the Veterans Memorial District Library in Mt. Pleasant, MI for having us out. Another thanks to those who came out. It was great seeing some old friends and meeting new ones!
MONTH OF JULY - SOME R & R
Kat and Bev will be taking July off for some rest & relaxation before the kick-off of their 3rd book Haunted Travels of Michigan III: SPIRITS RISING.
A FEW OPENINGS REMAIN FOR OUR UPCOMING GHOST HUNTS and/or Dinner Presentation
HISTORY & HAUNTING, Whitney Restaurant (August & September)www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney
MOBS, MURDER & HAUNTING @ The Doherty Hotel, Clare, MI (Sept. 14): www.hauntedtravaelsmi.com/doherty
A HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND (OCt. 4-6): NOTE 5 opeings remain!: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
HAPPY 4th OF JULY FRIENDS! Be safe out there. We don't want you to become an EVP on the highway!
Posted June 21, 2013
OFF TO WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM, Louisville, KY
The Haunted Travels of Michigan crew are headed to Waverly Hills in Louisville first thing in the morning. A little R&R on Saturday then the Waverly experience on Sunday, June 23. Interestingly enough, JUNE 23 is the SUPER MOON. It is the rare time of the year when the moon orbit passes closest to the earth. The moon will be unusually large, bright, and will bring with it a higher magnetic pulls. We're looking forward to see if that will impact the investigation.
NEW BOOK RELEASE - HAUNTED TRAVELOF MICHIGAN III: SPIRITS RISING
Our publisher has submitted first draft of our book layout. Looks like it will be around 288 pages. Anticipated release late July 2013.
DOHERTY HOTEL - Registration Continues
Dinner/presentation reservations are still being taken for our Doherty Hotel, Clare, MI September presentation. You'll be treated to a 3 course meal followed by the story of the Mobs and speakeasy era in Clare and the notorious murder of former mob attorney, Isaiah Leebove in the Doherty's lounge. There will be evidence reveal of our investigation with Hauntings Paranormal. SEPTEMBER 14 dinner presentation. Details at: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/doherty
Just 5 Openings remain for our HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND (Oct. 4-6)
Details and registration: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
AUGUST 24th Lunch- Dinner with Presentation & GHOST HUNT _ THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT, Detroit Michigan
A few reservations remain for our ghost hunt/dinner event "History and Haunting at The Whitney for August 24th. Contact the Whitney directly for reservations. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney
Posted June 4, 2013
SPIRITS RISING: Haunted Travels of Michigan III Sent to Publisher!
Our third book in our series, Haunted Travels of Michigan Vol. III - SPIRITS RISING has gone to our publisher. We anticipate bookstore release in late July. It will be released in paperback, Nook and Kindle. Work on the Secret Rooms related to this series begins.
Office book kick-off will occur during Kat's and Bev's presentation a the August 9-11 Michigan Paranormal Convention in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Dinner, Presentation & Ghost Hunt at THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT, Detroit, MI
On May 25th, Haunted Travels of Michigan & Highland Ghost Hunters returned for the first event in several years to the place of their most paranormally active location (story and evidence in the 1st book in the Haunted Travels of Michigan series). A great group of people came to both the 1:30 pm luncheon an 7:00 pm dinner. The ghost hunt went very well with several people experiencing responding knocks in the old Carriage House and responding K2 hits in th main dining hall. Both Hightland Ghost Hunters and Haunted Travels will post any evidence recorded on our Whitney website (www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney)
RESERVATIONS now being taken for the August 24th and September 28th luncheon and dinner events. Each includes a 5-course meal, presentation of the Whitney family story, evidence reveal, and ghost hunt. Go to www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney for price and reservation details.DOHERTY HOTEL, Clare, MI - Dinner Event & VIP Ghost Hunt
DINNER RESERVATION & PRESENTATION, seating still available
Seating is still available for our SEPTEMBER 14 dinner presentation at the Doherty Hotel, Clare, MI. Evenign inclues 3-course meal followe by the presentation. Lead about mobs and speakeasy times at the Doherty and the murder of mob-attorney Isaiah Leebove. The presentation will end with reveal of evience collected during an investigation with Hauntings Paranormal: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/doherty
4th BOOK - RESEARCH TO BEGIN
As soon as the Secret Rooms are completed for Spirits Rising, Kat and Bev will begin research for their 4th book. This fourth may deviate a bit from their first three but will focus more on bizarre, unexplained historical Michigan phenomena. Further details will be revealed as their research continue.
Posted April 27, 2013
SPIRITS RISING: Haunted Travels of Michigan III - Bookstore release scheduled this summer!
We're finalizing the last chapter of the third book in our Haunted Travels of Michigan series. It should be to the publisher by the end of the month.
Expected release date: Summer 2013
Kat and Bev not only continue investigations into some of Michigan's most historic and reputedly haunted locations. This time they also explore new paranormal realms, including mysterious Michigan ley lines and vortex phenomena.
This edition features a special section covering our investigations on MACKINAC ISLAND.
We have some compelling stories to share.
Kat & Bev Will Be One of the Featured Speakers at the 4th Annual MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION, August 9-11, 2013, Sault Ste. Marie
Kat and Bev are very happy to announce they will be one of the featured speakers at this year's MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION held at the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Other features presenters include:
... Chip Coffee, internationally known psychic (Psychic Children)
... SyFy Fact or Fiction: Paranormal Files, Ben Hanson and Bill Murphy
... Cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman
... Amityville Horror, Christopher Quaratino (Lutz). One of the Lutz children.
... John Zaffis, will be showing items from his "Haunted Collector" museum
... TAPS Roundtable with Ami Bruni, Britt Griffin, Joe Chin, Dustin Pari, Adam Berry
TICKETS NOW ON SALE: www.miparacon.com
Posted April 6, 2013
DOHERTY HOTEL, Clare, MI - Dinner Event & VIP Ghost Hunt
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration now open for for our SEPTEMBER 14 dinner presentation with VIP ghost hunt. Details at: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/doherty
Posted March 31, 2013
NEW EVENTS ADDED FOR 2013
THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT, Detroit, MI (History & Haunting)
May 25 - August 24 - September 28 (3 days • 6 events): Haunted Travels of Michigan and Highland Ghost Hunters will return to the Whitney Restaurant. Featured story in the 1st book of the Haunted Travels of Michigan series this historic restaurant, former home of David Whitney Jr., remains the site of their most active investigation. For each event (an early and late dinner) guesets will ending a 4-course dinner following by a presentation, and will end with a ghost tour/hunt. Each event is limited to not more than 40 people. Details: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/whitney
DOHERTY HOTEL, Clare, MI (Mobs, Murder and Haunted)
September 14, 2013: Haunted Travels of Michigan will be hosting a dinner engagement at the historic Doherty Hotel, site of the infamous mob murder of the 1930's. Kat and Bev will tell the story of the Detroit-based Purple Gang and Mafia, and the events that led up and followed the murder of gangland attorney and businessman Isaiah Leebove. They'll also share the results of their paranormal investigation of the old hotel with Hauntings Paranormal (WEBSITE: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/doherty)
Title of Our Third Book, "Haunted Travels of Michigan 3: SPIRITS RISING
We have a title for our third book! It will be Haunted Travels of Michigan 3: SPIRITS RISING. The last few stories will go to our publisher in April with release date this summer. This book will again have evidence collected during our investigations linked to our website.
3rd Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island: Oct. 4-6
Ten (10) openings remain for our haunted weekend on Mackinac island. For details, visit our website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM (June 23) GHOST HUNT - SIGN UP FOR DAY TIME TOUR (email us for registration)
Although our day time investigation at Waverly is sold out, we are opening a day time tour of the building for Sunday afternoon. This is a 90-minute tour run by a Waverly guide. If you're interested in joining the day-time tour, email: email@example.com
Posted March 13, 2013
New Library Presentation Scheduled for June 26, 2013 - CHIPPEWA DISTRICT LIBRARY, Mt. Pleasant, MI
We have a new presentation scheduled for 6:00 pm, June 26 at the Chipewa District Library in Mt Pleasant, Michigan. We'll be sharing some of our evidence and stories on our newest investigations and third book in the Haunted Travels of Michigan series.
FINAL INVESTIGATION COMPLETED near Lansing, Michigan
Our last series of investigations have been completed that will wrap the last story of our book. This final investigation was a multi-site investigation that took us various areas in and around the Lansing area. We did capture evidence during those investigations that were compelling and make this story one of our most compelling.
It's been one heck of a journey but we have some incredible investigations and stories to share in our third book!
Post February 13, 2013
WAVERLY HILLS HUNT SOLD OUT - WAITING LIST STARTING
Our ghost hunt scheduled at Waverly Hills, June 23, has sold out. If you'd like to be placed on our waiting list should cancellations occur, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number in your party. Should one of our registered guests need to cancel, we'll notify you with their email address. From there you can work purchase/transfer of tickets.
LIBRARY PRESENTATION SCHEDULED for LEXINGTON, MI April 18, 2013
Kat and Bev will be giving another free presentation at the Lexington, MI public library. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
UPDATE on 3d BOOK RELEASE
Kat and Bev are busy finishing up the last three stories for their third book in the Haunted Travels of Michigan book series. Still scheduled for a late spring release.
3rd Annual A HAUNTED WEEKEND on MACKINAC ISLAND (Oct. 4-6) - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration is now open for our third annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. This year's haunted adventure is scheduled for October 4-6. Details and registration at our Mackinac website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
Post January 26, 2013
Over the past few weeks we've been busy on various investigations. The January 4 hunt took place at an interesting home. A classic Victorian style that looked as eerie from the outside as anything Disney could conceptualize for a theme park. Unfortunately, our investigation there was very quiet and no evidence captured. We could not validate the claim of its haunting.
Another investigation occurred on January 18. It was a day time hunt and the beginning of a multi-site investigation. This did turn-up evidence. Significant evidence. It was a freezing cold day when we headed out. We arrived around 2 pm at the first site. The second occurred approximately an hour later. Evidence captured was compelling.
The story associated with our January 18th hunt is powerful and heartbreaking. There is yet another site or two we'll need to check out before our story is complete. This investigation will undoubtedly be included in our third book (spring release)
Wavery Hills Sanatorium Ghost Hunt (Louisville, KY), June 23, 2913
Registration began January 23, 2013 for our June 23 Ghost Hunt at Waverly Hills. Payments came through very quickly. Faster than anticipated. We currently have registration on temporary hold pending approval of the final check/registration that came in today. We will be going back to Waverly next year. If payment/registration is sold out for this event, YOU CAN BE PLACED ON WAITING LIST for Waverly. Email us with your name and email address (Email: email@example.com)
Date Set for 3rd Annual Haunted Weekend on MACKINAC ISLAND
Block out the weekend of October 4-6, 2013 for our 3rd Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. This year we're planning a new day time hunt. The day time investigation will revolve around ancient Native American lore. A location once considered the holy ground for the Great Manitou. It will be interesting to see if the Great Manitou remains. We'll also be returning to an island back trail where Harvey (the Mission Point ghost) committed suicide. We'll make another attempt to see if Harvey will answer the unanswered question ... was it suicide or murder.
We have another interesting night time adventure. And, of course, we'll continue our ghost hunt at Mission Point Resort. Check out our Mackinac site at:
2013 MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONFERENCE, Sault Ste. Marie, MI: August 9-10, 2013
Block out August 9-10, 2013 for the third annual Michigan Paranormal Convention! This is the biggest conference in the Midwest bringing in the biggest names in the paranormal community.
We can't share just yet who will be the headliner speakers ... but you can be sure you will immediately know who they are when their names are released!
Post January 4, 2013
We're headed to another place on Michigan's east side tonight for an investigation of an 1870's mansion. We've passed his classic Victorian home many time in our travels. We've always wanted to get inside to investigation. Tonight we'll have that chance.
Post January 2, 2013
Haunted Travels of Michigan - Headed to WAVERLY HILLS June 23, 2013. Join us!
While most of our public ghost hunts are in Michigan, we always like to take our friends to one out-of-state location. This years, Haunted Travels of Michigan is very happy to confirm we'll be kicking off our summer ghost hunting season at Waverly Hills Sanatorium. The noted TB hospital. Featured on Ghost Hunter and Ghost Adventures.
Registration will begin in the next 10 days. Join our Haunted Travels friends list to receive first notice when registration begins. This hunt will be limited to not more than 40 people. THIS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY!
Join our friends list: HAUNTED TRAVELS FRIENDS
Post December 30, 2012
A New Year! Planning for 2013 begins
We hope you all enjoyed a good holiday! With the new year almost here, Kat and Bev will begin to finalize dates on some of next year's events. We hope to have the first dates mid-January.
New hunt locations will also be looked at. Although most of our public hunts are in Michigan, we always look at one out-of-sate hunt.
We've been going to Mansfield Reformatory for the past several years. This year, we're looking at a new location. We won't mention the exact spot until we have a firm date. However, this location is **awesome**! We anticipate having something firm very soon.
We're also looking at a couple of new Michigan sites for public hunts and offer a **training** hunt for newbies to ghost hunting. Of course, we'll be returning to Mackinac island for another haunted weekend (weekend of October 4) and another late October weekend at Terrace Inn.
Haunted Travels of MI - Headed To New Investigation Sites
Bev and Kat will be investigating two new locations in the month of January. One is a 1870's mansion on Michigan's east side. The other hunt will take the authors to multiple outdoor locations. If evidence is collected, the hunt swill be included in the third book of the Haunted Travels series. The third book is still scheduled for bookstore release spring 2013.
HAPPY 2013 TO OUR FRIENDS
Get some relax time in ... because 2013 is going to be a hauntedly active year! BEST WISHES FOR A WONDERFUL 2013!
Post December 8, 2012
Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays from Haunted Travels of Michigan!
Kat and Bev will be taking the rest of December to spend with family, friends, and continue research for their third book.
We wish you all a holiday season surrounded by those you love. Make some beautiful memories.
We'll be back soon!
Last Minute Gifts? HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN - BOOKS I and II
Great gift ideas for your haunted friends ...Haunted Travels of Michigan I and II! You may get your copies, signed by the authors, at the Haunted Travels Store OR through most traditional booksellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble (paperback and kindle versions available).
HTM's recommended ghost hunting equipment can also be found at the Haunted Travels Store.
Post November 24, 2012
3rd Book in the Haunted Travels of Michigan Series ... coming Spring 2013.
Research and writing continues for our third book. Most recent case/investigation ...
One story involves an investigation into a historic home in a remote northern Michigan location. It revolves around three strange brothers. One suddenly vanishes. Years pass. The two remaining brothers come to a shocking end. Will the house reveal its secrets?
Another story. Two EVPs were recorded, "Tommy" and "Red". Months of research reveal the bizarre and deadly connection between the two. History is indeed where the haunting begins.
Haunted Travels Gift Shoppe Opened.
Looking a special gift for the ghost hunter in your family but not sure what to buy? Haunted Travels of Michigan has set up a site with our recommendations.
PLUS get Haunted Travels of Michigan books, signed by the authors, Haunted Travels tshirts and hoodies, and more at ..
Post November 8, 2012
BOOK SIGNING at Holly's Main Street Antiques, Holly, MI -
LOCATION OF "THE HOLLY DEMON" and SyFy PARANORMAL WITNESS "Lady on the Stairs"
Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel will be on hand Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Holly's Main Street Antiques for a book signing. Join the authors at the very location that began their most compelling story, "The Holly Demon" and led to SyFy Paranormal Witness "Lady on the Stairs" episode.
Chat with authors, Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel. While you're there, pick up autographed copies of their books and even a 200 year old Vampire Killing Kit or other memorabilia from this unique antique shop in downtown Holly, Michigan.
Then stroll the streets of Holly and visit some of the other unique shops open for Holly's special Ladies Night.
Address: 202 S. Saginaw, Holly, MI
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Post November 7, 2012
Haunted Travels of Michigan - Ghost Hunters Gear Store OPENS!
We're often asked during our speaking engagements, "Where do we get equipment for a paranormal investigation?" "What kind of audio recorder is best?"
To help those hoping to get into paranormal investigations but aren't sure what kind of good equipment to get or where to get it, we've set up a GHOST HUNTERS GEAR BAG STORE. Visit our main page www.hauntedtravelsmi.com and click on HAUNTED TRAVELS STORE.
In this area you'll find some of our recommended audio recorders (all with USB connectivity), an assortment of EMF meters, infrared/nightvision video cameras, PLUS our Haunted Travels of Michigan books.
A good place to explore or, perhaps pick-up Haunted Christmas Gifts!
Personalized/autographed Haunted Travels of Michigan books and/or tshirts/hoodies are also available. Click on the HAUNTED TRAVELS STORE on our main page and click on the appropriate link. Another good gift idea.
THIRD HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN BOOK ON THE WAY!
Five stories complete. Five more to go before the third book in our Haunted Travels of Michigan series goes to our publisher. One or two more investigations on the roster before we finalize the last five.
Need a Reliable, Quality Screenprinter? We Recommend Edgemont Creative.
If you're looking for a high-quality, reliable, short-run screenpritner for your tshirts, hoodies, hats, etc. We recommend Edgement Creative. The official screenprinter for all Haunted Travels of Michigan merchandise. Website: http://www.edgemontcreative.com/
Post November 1, 2012
November 2 - Harbor Beach Public Library Presentation (7 pm)
Join Kat and Bev for their last presentation of the fall. They're talking about their favorite Michigan haunts, including a couple of new cases that will be included in their forthcoming third book in the Haunted Travels of Michigan series. Hope you can make it out. The address is: 105 N. Huron, Harbor Beach, MI
Book # 3 in the Haunted Travels of Michigan Tentative Title: "In Search of Michigan's Most Haunted" .... Coming Spring 2013!
With the busy haunting season over, we are focused on finishing the third book in our Haunted Travels of Michigan series. We have five stories written and five more to go.
What we do is time consuming. Historical research for each story takes months. That doesn't include the time to investigate locations and review hours of audio and video to identify evidence of a paranormal event(s).
We have the investigations completed ... well, almost. There is one more location we want to check out. Now we're in the final phase of research and there are some great stories to share.
2013 GHOST HUNT SCHEDULES - Michigan's First State Prison, Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island, and more coming soon!
We have a lot of exciting plans for our 2013 ghost hunting adventures. We'll be returning to our most popular events, including Michigan's First State Prison in Jackson and our Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. But we're also looking at some new locations for 2013! Stay tuned friends.
Post October 22, 2012
PURE MICHIGAN - LIVE WEB CHAT with KAT TEDSEN & BEV RYDEL OCT. 24 at NOON ... Michigan's Most Haunted
Join us for lunch on Wednesday, October 24th as Pure Michigan (Michigan's Official Travel and Tourism group) host us in a live, on-line chat. It will start at noon, so get your questions ready.
You may want to get to the site a little early to sign-up for the live chat.
CLICK FOR WEB CHAT LINK: PURE MICHIGAN - LIVE CHAT with KAT TEDSEN & BEV RYDEL
Post October 19, 2012
PURE MICHIGAN - Live Chat with Kat Tedsen & Bev Rydel ... Wednesday, Noon.
Spend your lunchtime with Kat & Bev, authors of Haunted Travels of Michigan, for a live chat on PureMichigan.org. Topic ... "Michigan's Most Haunted".
We'll provide the live link on Monday or Tuesday ... so stay tuned.
Get your questions ready! Kat and Bev want to hear from you!
Post October 17, 2012
Kat & Bev Give Free Presentation at Ransom District Library in Plainwell, MI (Near Grand Rapids) tomorrow (October 18) at 7 p.m.
Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel will be offering a free presentation on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Ransom District Library in Plainwell, MI. They'll be sharing their Top 5 Most Haunted Michigan locations! Audio, video will be presented.
Haunted Travels of Michigan and Highland Ghost Hunters at Michigan's First State Prison, Jackson, MI
Haunted Travels of Michigan and Highland Ghost Hunters completed their final public ghost hunt of 2012 at Michigan's First State Prison - Jackson. Following the historic tour led by Judy Krasnow, expert prison historian, the final group of 40 people were broken into teams and the hunt began.
Once again, the prison did not disappoint. Groups of people came back reporting full body apparitions in the Mess Hall. Disembodied voices and direct EMF responses were recorded in Solitary Confinement. Besides EMF responses in the tunnels there were also reports of unexplained flashes of bright lights in the darkness. There is no electricity in the pitch black tunnels and no investigators were in the area where the lights were seen.
We have set-up an evidence room at our Michigan First State Prison web site (www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/jackson). We are adding some of the evidence guest investigators have provided. Evidence from October hunts will be added in the coming weeks.
If you'd like to join in the hunt at the old Jackson prison for 2013, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name. We'll notify you as soon as 2013 ghost hunt dates are set.
Post October 9, 2012
Great time @ 2nd Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island
Our 2nd Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island is over. We're already eagerly awaiting next year!
We kicked off the event at a Friday night meet and greet. After registration, we welcomed everyone and gave a brief overview of the weekend. Next up were our guest psychics, Tammy Schuster and Terry Davis, who shared a little about themselves. Later Todd Clements (Haunts of Mackinac) spoke briefly about some of the resort's haunted locations. After that, we broke the group into two teams and the hunt began.
Room 2200 remained active. We've already received several EVPs and are reviewing more. Hopefully, in the next few weeks we'll post evidence at our Haunted Weekend website (www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac).
Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. the carriages and wagons arrived to take us to Ft. Holmes. Thankfully it was a sunny morning with temperatures in the low 50's. A perfect fall morning on the island.
We arrived just before noon at Ft. Holmes. After taking in the spectacular view from the highest point on the island and a few guests getting some of those important group pictures, we settled in for the investigation.
The group was broken into small teams that surrounded the grounds of the old fort. Audio recorders, EMF meters, and video cameras literally covered the area.
EMF hits kicked off on one section of the old fort that consistently responded to direct questions. There was also EMF responses when Ojibwa was spoken.
Like last year's investigation, it does appear some of the activity at the ruins involves Native Americans.
From Ft. Holmes we moved down to the cemeteries where further investigations were run. Last year EMF hits and recorded EVPs were captured. This year the cemeteries seemed less responsive. Of course, we won't know until after audio review if any evidence was captured.
From there we went off the beaten path to back trails.
We ended at the area where a young college student, back in the 1970's, committed suicide. At least, that's what the "official" records say. However, some believe the college student may have been murdered. We targeted questions specifically to that. All was quiet for a time but when reference to a young woman was mentioned EMFs began to respond. Audio review has not yet begun for this.
We hit our last trail on the island. This one is a location where a half human, half lizard apparition has been seen. Although we didn't see the lizard man Kat did get an unexpected visitor. It seems a spirit may have attached itself to Kat. A spirit not from the island but a past investigation and story from Kat's and Bev's first Haunted Travels of Michigan book. After Kat told the spirit to go away, EMF hits ended, as did the afternoon investigations.
The evening ghost tours (hosted by Todd Clements, Haunts of Mackinac) and ghost hunts at Mission Point also did not disappoint. At least one person was scratched, another poked, and another's hair was visibly pulled. Shadows were reported on several occasions in the balcony. Again, audio/video review continues.
Of course, while all this is was happening our guest psychics, Tammy Schuster and Terry Davis, were holding private readings for those interested. Reports from guests tell us they were incredibly pleased with the results.
We will be setting up our Haunted Weekend evidence room in the next few weeks. For those who joined in the hunt, send us your suspect evidence. We'll add it to the page and give you credit.
THANKS TO ALL who joined in this fascinating haunted adventure on the island. What a great group of people we had.
We're already thinking about our 3rd Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. If you're interested in being notified when the date is set, email email@example.com
Post September 28, 2012
Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island begins!
A great group of folks tonight for our 2nd Annual Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. During tonight's registration/meet and greet, we introduced the weekend's activities. We then introduced Todd Clements (Haunts of Mackinac), and special psychic guests, Tammy Schuster and Terry Davis.
After breaking our group up into Teams A and B, the events began. Ghost Hunt of Mission Point beginning 11 pm tonight. Haunted History Tour started at 9:30 pm. And off we go!
Post September 5, 2012
Tonight's Episode of SyFy Paranormal Witness "Lady on the Stairs" was based on the lead story from HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN book, VOLUME 2 called "The Holly Demon".
The September 5, 2012 episode of Paranormal Witness is based on the lead story from our second book in the Haunted Travels Series (Vol. II). Read the full story we called "The Holly Demon". The story in our book provides more fascinating history regarding Teresa Stison and Philip. Plus the compelling investigation we went on with Mid Michigan Paranormal Investigators and the exorcism of Mari-Lynn. Our website's secret room features video of the investigation, the incredibly compelling EVPs recorded, and portions of Mari's exorcism (Note: Secret Room access requires a password found in our Haunted Travels of Michigan book).
Haunted Travels of Michigan, Vol II is available in both paperback and digital download and found at most major booksellers, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
LADY ON THE STAIRS
Premiere *SEPTEMBER 5, 2012**
SyFy, Paranormal Witness
10:00 p.m. EST (following the Season Prem
Post August 30, 2012
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*** on Sept. 5, 2012, following the Season Premier of Ghost Hunters, please watch PARANORMAL WITNESS!
This September 5, 2012, Paranormal Witness will feature another true ghost story focused on Holly, Michigan. We're quite close to this story. Follow the link below for the preview (note: it may take a moment or two to load):
LADY ON THE STAIRS
Premiere *SEPTEMBER 5, 2012**
SyFy, Paranormal Witness
10:00 p.m. EST (following the Season Premiere of Ghost Hunters)
Post August 28, 2012
Back at it! Gearing up for fall with speaking engagements and ghost hunts!
Had a great few days off but fall is on the horizon and some amazing new adventures await.
SEPTEMBER 5th - WATCH SyFY's PARANORMAL WITNESS, featuring a bizarre haunting in **HOLLY, MICHIGAN**
Watch September 5th SyFy Paranormal Witness. It will follow the season premiere of Ghost Hunters. We've been told this episode of Paranormal Witness will feature Holly, Michigan ... yeah Michigan! More details on this later.
Continued Writing for the 3rd Book in our Haunted Travels of Michigan series
Six stories done and four more to go, then off to the publisher it goes!
September 12th - Special Engagement to the Michigan Retired Educators Association
On September 12, 2012, there will be a gathering of all retired teachers, administrators, and former members from across our state. Bev and Kat are honored to be the featured speakers at this year's meeting.
Ghost Hunters Weekend at Historic Terrace Inn, Petoskey, MI (Oct. 26-28)
There are still a few openings for this Octobers Ghost Hunters Weekend at our favorite haunted Michigan inn. For details, go to: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/terrace
Post Augst 22, 2012
Taking a Few Days Off Before Our Busy Fall Seasson
Well friends, it been an incredible summer season! Hot summer nights and some pretty cool ghost hunts, presentations, and the fantastic Michigan Paranormal Convention.
Haunted Travels of Michigan has a very busy fall season ahead. Ghost hunts in September and October at Michigan's First State Prision - Jackson; the Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island; and our final fall ghost hunt at our favorite haunted Michigan inn. We have a number of presentations including our September engagement in Livonia for the Retired Michigan Educators. October library presentations include Plainwell (Ransom Library) and Harbor Beach (Harbor Beach District Library).
You can check out our current list of events at: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/events
Before the fall season begins, we're headed off for some R&R. See you all very soon!
Post August 14, 2012
3rd Annual "MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION" - Another Great Time!
Another fantastic conference put on by the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society. Presentations were given by some of the industries most noted personalities including John Zaffis (SyFy Haunted Collector); Kris Williams and a very pregnant Amy Bruni along with Dustin Pari, Barry Fitzgerald (Ghost Hunters/Ghost Hunters International). The main headliner at this year's conference was Josh Gates and Rex Williams from SyFy's Destination Truth. Additional presenters included our friend Todd Clements (Haunts of Mackinac), author Linda Godfrey, and Rosemary Ellen Guiley.
One of the many interesting presentations was led by Jeff Bellanger, respected paranormal author, researcher and host of "30 Odd Minutes". Jeff spoke about multiple dimensions and time travel. He provided some rather fascinating evidence that might support that theory.
Jeff Mudgett, great-great grandson of Herman Mudgett (alias H. H. Holmes) was another interesting presenter. H. H. Holmes was America's most notorious serial killer. In fact the words "serial killer" were first used to describe the horrific acts of H. H. Holmes. Jeff's research has led him to the belief that H. H. Holmes may, in fact, have been London's own Jack-the-Ripper, the well-known murderer of prostitutes in the impoverished area of Whitechapel district in London 1888. Jeff's story was compelling. His research continues.
Travis Walton, well-known 1975 alien abductee, was another speaker. His story has been told both in movie and book, "Fire in the Sky." As some of you may recall, one evening while Travis and a few of his friends were coming home from work, they spotted a strange air craft hovering in the sky. Travis went out for a closer look. A bright light exploded from the ship slamming into him. His friends, thinking he was dead, took off. Travis seemed to vanish from the earth. Then, several days later, Travis suddenly reappeared, staggering back into town. He was confused and uncertain where he'd been. It wasn't until sometime later his memory returned and he recalled a terrifying series of events. Speaking with Travis later, we were quite convinced of his sincerity.
Of course, the headliners were SyFy Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International alumni Kris Williams, Amy Bruni, Dustin Pari, and Barry Fitzgerald, along with SyFy's "Haunted Collector" John Zaffis and son, Chris. Each duo led the audience in a question/answer session. Their humor and interesting accounts of ghost hunting adventures were very entertaining.
Closing the convention was our most favorite paranormal adventurer, Josh Gates, and adventuring partner, Rex Williams (SyFy's Destination Truth). The audience of 1,000 or more listened intently to Josh and Rex as they retold some of their most interesting and scariest adventures. BTW ladies, yes ... Josh Gates is better looking in person ... and very funny!
Then, when the presentations had ended the evening progressed to the Kewardin's Signature Karaoke lounge. That's where John Zaffis, Josh, Rex, Kris, Amy, John, Barry, Dustin and the others gathered to tip a few cool ones.
Another great time at the Midwest's biggest paranormal convention!
We are looking forward to next year's 4th Annual, Michigan Paranormal Convention. For those interested, the date for the 4th Annual ParaCon will be August 9-10, 2013. Mark those dates!
Post August 5, 2012
Our 2d ANNUAL HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND Event, Sept. 28-30 Has SOLD OUT.
We have sold out of this year's Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island. We hope to return next year. If you're interested in being placed on the first notice list for next year's Haunted weekend, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number in party. We'll send you early notification of next year's date.
Also, if you'd like to be added to our Haunted Travels Friends' List and be the first notified of all future events, send us an email asking that we add you to the Friends List.
A GHOST HUNTER'S WEEKEND AT THE HISTORIC TERRACE INN, PETOSKEY, MI
Reservations are now being taken for our 5th Annual Ghost Hunter's Weekend at our favorite haunted Michian inn, Terrace Inn. Price for the weekend is $289.00. That includes two nights accommodations at the historc inn, breakfast each morning, dinner at the inn's beautifully restored dining room, plus meet and greet Friday night. Plus Friday night presentation by Kat and Bev where they'll reveal some of the evidence collected during the 2011 weekend. Then, Saturday night after dinner, an all night ghost hunt.
Reservations for the weekend are taken directly at the Terrace Inn. For more information, including the inn's phone number and website, visit: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/terrace
Post August 2, 2012
TAKING SOME TIME OFF
We'll be taking the next couple of weeks off. Vacation? Kind of ... we'll be headed up to Sault Ste. Marie August 10-12 for the Michigan Paranormal Convention to hang out with some of our paranormal friends. This annual event is the biggest in the Midwest. Last year Kat and Bev were one of the featured speakers at the event. This year some of the featured speakers include, Josh Gates and Rex Williams (Destination Truth), Kris Williams, Ami Bruni, Dustin Pari, and Barry Fitzgerald from SyFy Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunteres International, and more.
After that, we'll begin planning for next year's public ghost hunts (yes, we actually start now). Then, of course, we have to devote time to research and writing of final chapters for our third book in the "Haunted Travels of Michigan" book series.
2nd Annual - A HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND - September 28-30
Just seven openings remain for our 2nd Annual "A HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND". For this weekend there are planned day time investigations at outdoor sites, night time investigations of Mission Point Resort and, this year, special guest psychics, Tammy Schuster and Terry Davis, who will be available for private reading for those who are interested. Details at our website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
SIGN UP FOR CARRIAGE RIDE FOR DAY TIME HUNT, A HAUNTED WEEKEND!
If you are attending our weekend ghost hunting adventure on Mackinac Island and would like to take a carriage ride to the stairway leading to the afternoon's first hunt (Ruins of old Fort Holmes). The per person, one-way price is $7.50. If you want to reserve a seat, email: email@example.com.
SEPTEMBER 15th GHOST HUNT @ Michigan's First State Prison-Jackson, MI *SOLD OUT*
Our September 15th Ghost Hunt at Michigan's First State Prisoin has sold out. Each of our June, October and September hunts received overwhelming response. This is the last ghost hunt at Michigan's First State prison for 2012. More hunts will be planned for 2013 including, perhaps, a little surprise we'll keep secret or now. If you'd like to be placed on our waiting list for next year's hunts, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number in party.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON
Stay tuned for a very special announcement from Haunted Travels of Michigan. Hopefully, it will come later this month! Can hardly wait to share ...
Post July 23, 2012
FINAL LIBRARY PRESENTATION JULY 24th - MASON LIBRARY, MASON, MI
Headed out for our final library speaking engagement tomorrow at the Mason, Michigan library (145 West Ash Street, Mason, MI). Mason is just a little south of Lansing. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. It is free to the public. This will conclude our July library series. We'll be back in the fall with a new series of speaking engagements. Keep checking our events page for updates (www.hauntedtdravelsmi.com/events)
MANSFIELD REFORMATORY GHOST HUNT, July 20th - ACTIVTY
Another great group of Haunted Travels friends, including Jenny, Lisa and the gang from Highland Ghost Hunters, met up at Ohio State Reformatory this past Friday. Thankfully, it was a cooler day with highs just tipping 80 degrees. A huge difference from the heat experienced the previous two years.
Several personal experiences were reported. Of those those, it seems the most significant came from Team #2. One of the women in the group was scratched a couple of times while in Solitary Confinement. The first time occurred earlier in the investigation and the scratches, three long marks, were on her right arm. During a second session in Solitary, later in the evening, she was scratched don the back of the neck. Three sharp lines this time. Similar scratches were felt by Bev Rydel (co-author of Haunted Travels of Michigan) two years ago when she was also scratched on the back of the neck. Seems the entities in Solitary prefer to go after women.
Thanks to Scott, official tour guide of OSR, and for all Mansfield Reformatory team members. Another great night of investigation.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAM AT ST. CLAIR LIBRARY, Port Huron, MI
Authors, Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel, gave a very special presentation to a group of highly enthusiastic young people, ages 3 to 15 July 17th at the St. Clair Library in Port Huron, MI. We had a great time helping to dispel some of the outdated theories on "ghosts", demonstrating some of the equipment used in an investigation, and showing some of our more compelling evidence.
The kids were awesome!
A HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
For those interested, we still have a few openings that remain for our Mackinac Island Haunted Weekend. For details and/or to register, visit our Mackinac web site: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mackinac
SEPTEMBER 15th LAST HUNT OF THE YEAR - MICHIGAN FIRST STATE PRISON, Jackson, MI
We have approximately 6 openings that remain for the last ghost hunt at the old Jackson prison. For info and registration, visit our web site: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/jackson
HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN - 3rd Book in the Series Release Date 2013
It seems our busy summer schedule has delayed the release of our third book in the Haunted Travels of Michigan book series. We have all the stories needed but research continues on several (research is the longest, most complex aspect of our writing). Stay-tuned...we have some AWESOME stories to share in our third book!
Post July 11, 2012
LIBRARY SUMMER LECTURE SERIES BEGINS
Our first lecture/presentation began yesterday at the Harrison Library and Pere Marquette District Library. A great start to our July series. Enjoyed talking to old friends and meeting some new ones.
Today we're headed to the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant.
Next Monday, July 16, 7 pm, we're at the Oxford Library (Oxford, MI). Tuesday, July 17th, 2 pm, headed to the St. Clair District Library for our special youth's program. The following week, July 24, Mason District Library (6:30 pm). For details and addresses, visit our events page at: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/events
MANSFIELD REFORMATORY, MANSFIELD, OH - July 20thHaunted Travels of Michigan authors will be taking a break from library presentations on Friday, July 20th to get back to paranormal investigation. They're returning with a group of 40 for a night of ghost hunting at Mansfield Reformatory. This year a core team of just 15 guest investigators will remain alone at the prison from 1:30 am to 5:00 am to continue the hunt.
The reformatory is always a very intense hunt, even if no personal experiences are encountered, the very building has a vibe that can sometimes be overwhelming. The decayed interior tells the story of the horrors that went on there.
This year's ghost hunt at the reformatory is sold out. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list for next year's hunt, email: email@example.com
For more information on our hunts and a couple of videos: A Former Inmate's Story; and A Brief Tour tour of the reformatory, visit: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/mansfield
UPDATE ON TEH 3rd BOOK IN THE HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGSN SERIES
We will admit that our summer library speaking engagements and public event schedule has delayed progress on our third book. But, come November will we refocus our efforts. We have some incredible stories and investigations to share with you!
Historical research is slow and the primary factor slowing us down. Plus, we have leads on a couple of new investigations that we may not want to pass up!
Post July 2, 2012
Investigation at Michigan First State Prison - Featured in the Jackson Citizen Patriot
Haunted Travels of Michigan and paranormal partners, Highland Ghost Hunters, were featured in Sunday's edition of the Jackson Citizen Patriot and Mlive.
Ghost Hunters Search For Signs
Special thanks to journalist, Brienne Prusak, from the Jackson Citizen Patriot for hanging with us for a good part of the evening. Thanks also to photographer Mike Mulholland for taking some great shots. You can see Mike's full series of gallery photos from this weekends investigation at: Photos from Michigan 1st State Prison - Haunted Travels of Michigan and Highland Ghost Hunters
Our October investigations have sold out. We have opened a new date to investigate the prison, September 15. REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR OUR September hunt.More information on our old Jackson prison ghost hunts at: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/jackson
FREE LIBRARY PRESENTATION SERIES BEGINS JULY 10th
Authors, Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel, will be giving a series of free presentations around the state for July. The first begins with a double headers, so to speak ... Harrison Library at 2 pm JULY 10 (105 E. Main St., Harrision) and 6 pm at Pere Marquette District Library (E. 4th Street, Clare, MI).
At these locations, the authors will be sharing the story of the Purple Gang and Mafia in Michigan and the results of their paranormal investigation of the Doherty Hotel in Clare, Michigan.
Check out the locations of Kat and Bev's other presentations at our events page:
Posted June 27, 2012
GHOST HUNT @ Michigan's 1st State Prison - June 23 Hunt Update
It was a hot and humid summer evening as guests arrived for our first public ghost hunt at the old Jackson prison. The night did not disappoint.
The night started off with professional storyteller and old Jackson prison historian, Judy Krasnow, shareed some of the colorful history of the prison and what prison life was like in its early days.
Concluding Judy's presentation and walking tour, Highland Ghost Hunters divided the group into teams and the hunt began.
Throughout the evening teams rotated stopping occassionally to enjoy some pretty darn AWESOME sub sandwiches and refreshments.
The evening resulted in numerous personal experiences, disemboided voices heard *and* recorded, some pretty compelling EMF and K2 responses to questions, and more.
We will be setting up an "Evidence Room" on our Jackson prison website where we'll add some of the evidence collected during the on-going iinvestigations.
One mystery remains. After we locked everything down, packed up and left it suddenly occurred to us, WHERE'S KAT? She was no where. We wonder what happened to her. Maybe she'll turn up one day.
We'll be doing it again this Saturday. June 30th ghost hunt is SOLD OUT, however, reservations are now being accepted for our newest date, SEPTEMBER 15th.
More information & registration for our September 15th date are being accepted now:
Posted June 22, 2012
SEPTEMBER 15th Ghost Hunt at Michigan's First State Prison - Jackson Begins!
We have opened up registration for our last ghost hunt of the year at Michigan's First State Prison (Historic Jackson Prison). Tickets are $65 credit card or $60 check. To register visit our website: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/jackson
HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN – the book....
For those of you who haven’t read our book … shame on you ; )
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