In its structural bones established in 1701, Detroit’s darkest moments can still be felt. It’s not surprising many people encounter paranormal activity with the high concentration of abandoned buildings in the Motor City. With Halloween quickly approaching, we at A Limo World would like to shed light on a few of the most haunted places in Detroit.
The Whitney Restaurant
Though it’s still known for giving people the jitters, The Whitney may be an elegant restaurant now. It was once home to David and Sarah Whitney, who died in the home, and was originally built in the 19th century. BY the ghosts it has been reported as being haunted. The ghosts apparently aren’t stopping until their meal is served, from dishes clanking when no one is around, to place settings being rearranged.
Armory Arts Village | Jackson State Prison
In what served as Michigan’s first penitentiary, the Armory Arts Village is located. After opening in 1838, the prison operated for nearly 100 years. Jackson did not incorporate rehabilitation services into their structure for law offenders, however, like many prison systems, though they often neglected and tortured them. Having reported paranormal activity, residents of the Armory, living in renovated cells or artists’ lofts.
Thorn Apple Valley Slaughterhouse
Drive past the former Thorn Apple Valley Slaughterhouse. The manufacturing industry was booming during the early 1900s. Along the Dequindre Cut rail line, this incited a rise in building and construction. Opened in the mid-1960s, Frederick Packing is a meat processing company. Though by 1986 the business was closed and put up for sale, the name had changed to Thorn Apple Valley Slaughterhouse by 1984. Thorn Apple Valley is still reported as being one of the most haunted places in Detroit, while Eastern Market is undergoing amazing renewal with business development and street art design. With their electronic devices, those who explore the building have reported hearing unexplained noises and having strange malfunctions.
Historic Fort Wayne Detroit
Being said to be one eerie place, this fort was originally built as a military safeguard where the Detroit River is closest to Canadian shore, located at 6053 West Jefferson Avenue. This building sheltered people on the Underground Railroad and during the American Civil War while Historic Fort Wayne hasn’t seen battle over the years. During the Great Depression, it served as the garrison post, a temporary detention center for accused communist awaiting trial and housed displaced families. Fort Wayne it still ranked as one of Detroit’s most haunted buildings, despite all its historical charm. With some graves as old as 900 years, an Indian burial mound was excavated to build the fort. American troops who served their orders at this location were involved in many of the hauntings.
The Alhambra Building
Cruise past the old “The Alhambra Building”. The Alhambra Apartments were lavish in architecture and detail built in 1898. This once-luxurious 6-story, 24-unit Romanesque building is now a sight for sore eyes and for apparitions, which sits at 110 Temple Avenue in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. It is suspected that a disgruntled employee poisoned over 40 families with arsenic. As a result of this horrid act, there were only two fatalities fortunately.
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