The stench of murder infects the fresh air of Grand Rapids, tainting its grounds and manifesting heart-stopping hauntings that continue to send chills through the River City.
Journey through the dark underbelly of Grand Rapids on a ghost tour of the city’s most cursed locations and discover the ghosts born from tragedy and those spawned from evil. Uncover a disturbing history filled with homicidal maniacs, victims of misfortune, and macabre mysteries that plague the seemingly innocent “Furniture City.”
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The River City swells with natural beauty, overshadowed by the flowing stream of evil that has yet to relinquish its grip on the city. Experience a dreadful past that plagues the present and the ghosts that stalk those who’ve replaced them in the earthly realm.
The beauty of Grand Rapids is what nature lovers’ dreams are made of, complete with its signature flowing river and trails for days. But not all trails lead home. Some lead us into the depths of darkness, where madness takes over and consumes those in its path.
Grand Rapids Ghosts walks you along the edge of terror to the neighborhood where evil once lived and produced some of the most well-known hauntings in the nation. If Heritage Hill Neighborhood sounds familiar to lovers of the otherworldly, that’s because one of its houses was featured on an episode of A Haunting.
In the 70s, this quaint and cozy neighborhood was the site of several unsolved, gruesome murders that rocked the area. Even though a suspect was arrested, the remnants of his evil deeds have remained with the neighborhood to this day. Poltergeists now inhabit the homes, appearing as smoke-like figures and sending chills down the spines of the living.
Objects moving on their own, lights turning on and off, beds shaking violently, and malevolent spirits reenacting the brutality of their final hours led homeowner Chris Gibbons to contact a priest and a shaman to rid the home of the evil spirits. As you pass by the neighborhood, stay vigilant, as the blessings did not take.
Heritage Hill Neighborhood remains one of the most haunted in America. And it’s one of the many petrifying locations you’ll visit with Grand Rapids Ghosts.
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True Crime is all the rage, but nowadays, the stories being told are all repeats. Grand Rapids Ghosts introduces you to the cases that haven’t hit the mainstream, such as that of Warren and Virgina Randall. Visit the Michigan Bell Building that sits on the former plot of the Judd-White Mansion, a boarding house that sheltered railroad workers.
Warren Randall was a railroad worker who suffered a tragic accident that would put him out of work. Angry about his disposition, he began brutally taking his frustrations out on his wife, ending in a horrific scene of death. The years following the disturbing event were filled with angry shouting and blood-curdling screams from a woman who wasn’t there.
After a fire left the building in disrepair, the building was replaced with the one you’ll see before you. The spirits, however, never left. Today, tenants of the building report phantom phone calls that have yet to stop. Could it be Virginia reaching out for help? Learn more with Grand Rapids Ghosts.
Prepare to bear witness to the unbelievable tale of a murder plot that shocked the town of Grand Rapids and spawned one of the most haunted buildings in the area. Walk with Grand Rapids Ghosts to uncover the twister tale of the son-in-law who plotted to kill his wife and her family in an attempt to inherit their money and run off with his mistress.
The soap opera-esque ordeal took place in 1916 when Arthur Waite poisoned his mother-in-law and, when the arsenic wouldn’t take, smothered his father-in-law. Fortunately, his attempt to murder other Peck family members, including his wife, was futile. He would eventually be caught, confess to his crimes, and be executed by electrocution.
The Peck Building serves dual purposes today, with retail shops on the lower floors and condos occupying the top floors. It also still serves as the Peck residence, with Mrs. Peck being the primary resident. Tenants report the eerie sounds of disembodied footsteps and the faint whimpering of a woman who can’t be seen.
Some unfortunate souls have seen the hair-raising sight of Mrs. Peck’s apparition moping around in certain parts of the building. Arthur’s reign of terror may be over, but the ghostly presence of his victims are trapped for eternity, confined to the earthly prison the murderer condemned them to.
The bloodshed that is a part of the nation’s history left a haunting and savage legacy that can be felt in every space affected by war. Get ready for goosebumps as we take you to the sites of bravery and tragedy, memorialized forever with soldiers from the otherwordly realm.
Discover Veterans Memorial Park, one of the city’s oldest parks that serves as a memorial honoring vets from both World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. People visit to pay their respects to the fallen, not realizing that they’re actually still among us.
Learn about the 24th Michigan Infantry, the regiment that lost the most soldiers during the Civil War. Uncover the sightings of the sorrowful silhouettes of fallen soldiers walking in the park. Many claim to see these poor souls kneeling in particular spots, with some believing they’re paying respects to other fallen soldiers. And the sightings don’t stop here, as you’ll discover in Monument Park.
The library is normally a communal place where someone can go for some peace and quiet. In Grand Rapids, the library is a communal place where the living must compete with the dead for some peace. Join us as we take you to Grand Rapids Public Library, one of the most haunted libraries in the nation.
For more than 120 years, resident book lovers have been tormented by the four distinct entities that inhabit the building. Grand Rapids Ghosts introduces you to Mary, the former librarian who can be seen creepily walking along the stacks of books, sometimes rearranging them to her liking.
You’ll also learn about Samuel, a World War I wartime librarian whose spirit can be eerily seen sitting at his old desk in the basement. Sometimes, he’ll even call out your name, giving unsuspecting locals an extra fright. Two other spirits have been sending chills down the spines of those who encounter them; experience them tonight with Grand Rapids Ghosts.
Grand Rapids is home to a few “claims to fame,” with one being its reputation as “Beer City USA” for its vast amount of breweries. Between visits to the 40+ that the city is famous for, take a break with Grand Rapids Ghosts to see a sobering side of this bloodstained city. Experience the disturbing, demented locations that are doused in death and some shrouded in mystery. And it doesn’t get more mysterious than the Masonic Temple.
Lift the veil of this secret society with Grand Rapids Ghosts as we take you to the clubhouse of the Freemasons, the obscure group whose home base is just as eerie and perplexing. Paranormal investigators have visited the temple, capturing the terrifying sight of a shadow figure ascending the staircase. A haunting melody played by a phantom organ adds even more mystery to this ominous site, and we take you right to it.
Grand Rapids has something to offer for everyone, but it doesn’t get more thrilling than a trip through some of the city’s most notoriously haunted locations. Get your blood pumping with spine-tingling tales of murder and mayhem that reverberate throughout the city’s darkest corners, commanding your attention.
At the St. Cecilia Music Center, the agitated spirits of a forgotten time refuse to go quietly into the night. Feel your heart race as you hear stories of the Victorian woman who makes her presence known by creepily appearing in patrons’ seats, claiming ownership of the living. Shadows and orbs have been captured on film, while the hair-raising sounds of disembodied voices have been caught on EVP. If this doesn’t get your adrenaline going, nothing will.
There is no shortage of haunted locations in Grand Rapids, MI. A virtual playground for murderers and serial killers, the city was once a magnet for the most heinous individuals to walk the earth. Their crimes would possess the burgeoning city and breed horrifying hauntings that continue to stalk the living. Tonight, you and a group of fellow ghost enthusiasts may be their next victims.
* This is a walking tour and we do not enter privately-owned buildings or private property *
A popular hotel that caters to Grand Rapids guests and locals from the afterlife. Several deaths have occurred within the walls of the hotel, but none as gruesome as that of Mary, who was horrifically decapitated in an elevator accident. Mary’s spirit remains in the hotel, one of many that haunt the Amway.
Serving as an office building today, the building was once a prestigious mansion that housed Warren and Virginia Randall. The murder-suicide deaths of the couple and the trauma from that fateful day continues to haunt the building and taunt those who venture inside.
Murder is the theme of many Grand Rapids establishments, and the Peck Building is no exception. The site is home to the notorious murder of John and Hannah Peck, murdered by their son-in-law, Arthur Waite. Arthur would be executed for the murders, and the spirits of the Pecks would remain in the building.
In recent years, Grand Rapids has established itself as one of the leaders in the Hops industry, boasting more than 40 breweries and earning it the title of “Beer City USA.” If you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, then you’ve come to the right place. But even the biggest beer lover needs a break from a day of beer tasting. Keep the party and the buzz going with a ghost tour with Grand Rapids Ghosts. Experience a different kind of rush with a walk through a section of the city where its dark history emerges from the shadows and commands your attention in a sinister and sobering fashion.
For decades, Grand Rapids was known as “Furniture City” for its position as the hub for mass production of furniture. If their reputation for unique finds brought you here, but there’s more that you want to experience, take a tour with Grand Rapids Ghosts. Take your mind off redecorating and immerse it in an era of the city where the wicked reigned supreme and the spirits relived a deranged past. Who knows? You may leave the tour with new inspiration for your project.
From history buffs to art lovers and even those looking for something just for the kids, Grand Rapids is home to a variety of museums that provide a glimpse into what makes the city so special. What you won’t find in these buildings of knowledge are the gruesome tales that gave it its haunted reputation. You may learn more about the establishing of the library, but you won’t hear about the ghosts that inhabit it, including a little girl who’s been sending chills down the spines of locals for decades.
Haunted houses are one thing. A haunted neighborhood is something you don’t see or experience every day. Heritage Hill Neighborhood is nothing to bat an eyelash at. The homes in this historic district have sinister backstories and even scarier spirits that torment those who walk in their path. Before you venture into the neighborhood featured on A Haunting, take a walk with Grand Rapids Ghosts to uncover the horror that engulfed the area and discover why various spiritual leaders were brought in for help. Still want to visit Heritage Hill alone?
Grand Rapids offers a peculiar culture that some might find surprising, as you won’t see advertisements boasting the tragedy that once consumed their buildings. Unearth the truth and dig deep into the troubled past of Grand Rapids with a tour that takes you to the sites of nefarious crimes and tragic ends. If you thought you knew of every haunted location in America, prepare to have your mind blown!