40% OFF SALE – Ghost Highway photography book (2011, 120 pages)

Get 40% off my Ghost Highway photography book at Blurb.com with coupon code TRAVEL4T The 120-page photography book sells regularly for $64.99 and is now $39.00 when using coupon code at checkout!  Don’t miss out on this great sale. Preview and purchase “Ghost Highway: A Photographic Elegy for Southern Michigan” here. and here: http://www.blurb.com/b/2124855-ghost-highway.   […]

2018 Ghost Highway wall calendars now available!

Purchase Ghost Highway wall calendars online at Lulu.com Two new Ghost Highway Photography 12-month wall calendars are available at the link above.   “Irish Hills Noir” and “Haunted Irish Hills” feature low-key digital infrared photography taken in the greater Irish Hills area. Both calendars are on sale for $15.99 (regularly $19.99) plus s/h. Purchase Ghost Highway […]

Charles Blackmar (1784 – 1834) – First settler of Cambridge Twp., Lenawee County, Michigan

1874 Cambridge Township plat map (Blackmar’s property in blue) Cambridge Township’s first settler, Charles Blackmar, age 44, built a log tavern in 1829, seventeen miles from the nearest settlement.  It was the only house between Tecumseh (Lenawee Co.)  and Jonesville (Hillsdale Co.) and in the middle of the forty-mile woods, so called by the pioneers […]

Ten locations for paranormal activity in the Irish Hills, Michigan area

In what may be the earliest recorded ghostly encounter in the Irish Hills, Mrs. Secor relates a strange incident that began with workmen digging a cistern near the Powers’ home. The body of a Native American child was found “perfectly preserved in tanbark. When the air struck the body it fell apart and was soon nothing but dust.” One wonders how many decades the body had been buried before it was uncovered in this fragile state. Mrs. Secore said that a Potawatomi squaw, who claimed to be the mother of the child, visited the Powers home soon afterward and made a great ado over the exhumation of the seemingly ancient, now-disintegrated body.

Could this have been the spirit of the child’s mother, no longer at rest? Or do Potawatomi bodies buried in tanbark turn to dust in the moist Irish Hills soil within a very short period of time?