April 22, 1981. Teenage sisters Tammy and Cathy Baxter were playing outside of their father John's home in Lawrence County, Ohio. They found a burned-down home that had been that way for an estimated six to eight years. Near that home was a cistern closed up by a block and some wooden beams. The girls' curiosity got the better of them, and they peered into the dark depths of the cistern. What they saw made them run home and tell their father what they found.
Anti-heroes extend back in literature about as far as you can go. Why are they so appealing? Because they are the most like the rest of us. We make mistakes. We have flaws. We do things because we think they will benefit us. It's part of the human experience.
When you think of low-budget horror, films like Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project probably pop into your mind. While these films certainly were produced on a budget, they managed to make a big splash in theaters.
Every day, we go about our business, not spending much time thinking about what it would be like to vanish off the face of the earth. These missing persons probably never entertained those thoughts, either, as they went about their lives in the Midwestern state of Michigan.
Are you a native Michigander looking for a little bit of freaky fun? Or are you just passing through our beautiful state? Either way, if you have a vested interest in the paranormal, here are some of Michigan's weirdest reputedly-haunted locations to add to your "must-see" list.