Halloween is almost here, which makes it the perfect time to try out some of Michigan's haunted dining establishments, including a couple right here in Detroit. The Free Press just published two articles on haunted eateries, and they even gave readers insight into the ghosts and type of "events" diners might experience.
So who was on the list? The South Lyon Hotel in South Lyon, The Mission Table and the Jolly Pumpkin (formerly the Bowers Harbor Inn) in Traverse City, The Grill House in Allegan, The Holly Hotel in Holly, and The Whitney here in Detroit.
Diners and staff describe disembodied voices, glasses falling off shelves, haunted elevators that move and open and close on their own, cigar smoke and perfume wafting through the air, empty whiskey glasses on the bar, lights and TV's that turn on and off, strange noises and faucets turning on and off in bathrooms, and of course plenty of ghostly apparitions in mirrors, photographs, and on staircases! The Free Press has the detailed stories of who died, when, and how, in their article on "Spirited Dining", and they feature the Holly Hotel and The Whitney's Halloween themed events in a second article, so those looking to take advantage of the spooky time of year should take a look. Oh, and as a bonus don't forget the cowboy ghost at the city's oldest bar, The Two Way Inn.
Do you have your own spooky restaurant story? Have a suggestion of another haunted eatery that should have made the list? Let us know in the comments.
2 local restaurants, possibly haunted, offer eerie events for Halloween [Freep]
·Spirited dining: 5 Michigan restaurants offer a ghostly meal experience [Freep]
Thirteen Haunted, Creepy, or Spooky Detroit Places [Curbed Detroit]