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Haunts of Mackinac: Ghost Stories, Legends, & Tragic Tales of Mackinac Island

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Mackinac Island, known for its fudge, history, and natural beauty, has attracted visitors for generations. The lure of the Island has made it the top tourist destination in the state of Michigan. However, Mackinac Island holds many secrets. These secrets come in many forms—some from beyond the grave, others passed down for hundreds of years.

If you have been to Mackinac Isl

Paperback, 162 pages
Published August 31st 2006 by House of Hawthorne Pub.
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Aug 19, 2010 Loren rated it really liked it
Shelves: morbid-books
I'm a fan of small, locally produced books of legends. Haunts of Mackinac collects Native American legends and ghost stories which span the island's history from its French fur trapping days, through the British occupation of its fort and the War of 1812, past the influx of American missionaries into the current tourist trade. Some of these stories gave me goosebumps, which was exactly what I wanted from it.

The book's introduction takes time to define ghosts. It should have also given an overvie
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Jul 05, 2015 Constance Eve rated it it was amazing
This book was a joy to read. There were a lot of fascinating stories, not only about ghosts, but Indian legends and shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. The photos and drawings were a nice touch too and added to the overall eeriness of the book. If you've ever been to Mackinac Island or plan to visit there in the future, then this book is a must and will add to all the fun, leisure and intrigue that this island from another century offers.
Oct 11, 2009 Michael rated it liked it
Legend, myth, tall-tale, what-have-you...this book is filled with haunted happenings around the Mackinac area. The story "The Woman Who Weeps" is particularly interesting, especially if you can rise early enough when visiting the island to try and catch a glimpse of her.
Mar 18, 2013 Stacey rated it really liked it
I didn't know books still had typos in this day and age, but technical errors aside I found the stories very entertaining. I picked up an autographed copy when I was on the island in May.
Aug 29, 2009 Nicole rated it liked it
It was interesting because I was learning about history at the same time I was learning about ghosts.
Jan 27, 2011 Kristen rated it liked it
This is another one that my husband saw in a gift shop on Mackinac Island and we checked it out from the library when we got home. It was interesting and entertaining.
Nov 22, 2010 Kmeger rated it really liked it
Very Interesting. I can't wait until I go back to Mackinaw Island next fall, and visit all the haunted places I read about in this book.
Jul 26, 2009 Peggy rated it really liked it
I was actually loaned a copy of this book to read. Now I must buy my own copy and plan a trip to Mackinac and check out all the haunts!
Feb 03, 2010 Lizz rated it liked it
Recommended to Lizz by: Market Street Inn, Mackinac Island, MI
Although this book had some real good historical notes, the supernatural information was minimal and often contained undocumented sources.
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Mar 22, 2015 Sandie rated it it was ok
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Short book, 162 pages; all haunts from Mackinac Island. Was okay; also included shipwreck stories.
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