There is certainly an aesthetic appeal to some of the 100+ year old manors sitting around Michigan, especially at this time of year. There has been the usual surge of ghost hunting at this time, and the game is plentiful in Michigan which has several centuries old establishments which have housed phenomena that have baffled investigators who’d taken the time to set out all their ghost hunting gear and cameras.
While you’re out hunting for ghosts this weekend, consider slipping into something both warm, and handy like this tailgate hoodie that sports a pocket for your beer or other beverage of choice and enough warmth to keep you cozy for a full night’s hunting.
Patty Meyer didn’t believe in ghosts when she first came to the Felt mansion.
She describes the derelict estate near Saugatuck as “straight out of a Stephen King novel,” dark, foreboding, fenced in and overgrown with weeds. But something about the mansion’s architecture spoke to her. She and her husband, Dean, spearheaded an all-volunteer effort to rehabilitate it.
Over the past 15 years, the 1928 mansion near Lake Michigan and Saugatuck Dunes State Park has become a popular spot for weddings and other events.
And a popular spot for ghost hunters.
Dorr Felt built the mansion with money he made from inventing an early calculating machine called the Comptometer. But his wife, Agnes, died just six weeks after they moved in, and he died within a year and a half. In the 1950s, a caretaker died in the estate’s carriage house. Many believe that the spirit of Agnes Felt makes appearances from time to time. Continue Reading
Mansion image via Felt Estate