Michigan Cities with the Largest Number of Ghost Sightings

Michigan Cities with the Largest Number of Ghost Sightings
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

With the Detroit Lions (1-3) fighting off their own demons each week and the Detroit Tigers (65-93) finishing up another scary season on Wednesday, there has been no shortage of frightful sights for Michigan sportsbooks and residents.

Now, the cloudy, rainy, dreary and cold days of October are upon us.

Michiganders have four weeks remaining ‘til a trick or treat comes their way on Halloween. Or maybe a ghost of great seasons past makes an appearance to revive celebrations and joy of memories long ago?

Whatever the case, GreatLakesStakes.com set out to place hypothetical odds on the cities in the state of Michigan in which ghost sightings are most likely.


Odds of City That You’d Most Likely See a Ghost

Methodology: GreatLakesStakes.com used GhostsofAmerica.com to compile the amount of Michigan ghost sightings. After determining the number of sightings per city, we developed the chance and odds for ghost sightings in each city.

The city of Monroe took the No. 1 spot with 48 overall sightings, which GreatLakesStakes.com projected as chances of 1.80% and odds of +5456.

Why Monroe and where is it?

Monroe is south of both Detroit and Ann Arbor on the eastern coast of the state. It is on Lake Erie and close to the Ohio border. 

According to a reader of GhostsofAmerica.com, the spooky stuff centers on Monroe’s Old Paper Mill: “In downtown Monroe, there is an old paper mill that is said to contain a ghost that will scream at anyone who dares enter the building. The building is so dilapidated now that I advise no one to explore it, very dangerous.”

General George Armstrong Custer lived in Monroe during his school days. General Custer, of course, was a brave man who had a frightening end at Little Bighorn.

Detroit managed to escape this scary top 10.

After Monroe, the cities of Muskegon, Bay City, Saginaw and Paris rounded out the top five. They were followed by Oscoda and Jackson (tied for sixth), Menominee (eighth), Taylor (ninth) and a three-way tie for 10th among Flint, Morenci and Port Huron

1👻  Monroe481.80%+5456
2👻  Muskegon441.59%+6189
3👻  Bay City431.56%+6310
4👻  Saginaw321.16%+8521
5👻  Paris301.09%+9074
T6👻  Oscoda281.01%+9801
T6👻  Jackson281.01%+9801
8👻  Menominee270.98%+10104
9👻  Taylor260.94%+10538
T 10👻  Flint250.91%+10889
T 10👻  Morenci250.91%+10889
T 10👻  Port Huron250.91%+10889

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Detroit Lions OctoBOO Schedule

Michigan NFL betting shows that the Lions have given up the most points (141) in the NFC this season, but their three losses have only come by 3 (vs. Philadelphia Eagles), 4 (at Minnesota Vikings) and 3 (vs. Seattle Seahawks) points.

Two of the Lions’ next three games are on the road: at New England (10/9), Bye Week (10/16) and at Dallas (10/23), with a home game against the Miami Dolphins on Halloween Eve (10/30).

The Lions have a 7-5 record all-time record against Miami and are riding a three-game win streak against the Dolphins, including a 32-21 road win in their last meeting on Oct. 21, 2018.

Finally, a possible treat awaits Lions fans!

Pistons, Red Wings Halloween Dates

The Detroit Pistons, who start their 2022-23 campaign on Oct. 19, will visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 31 (8 p.m.).

FanDuel Sportsbook MI sees the Pistons as tied for the longest odds to win the NBA title. The Pistons are at +50000, along with Oklahoma City, Orlando, Indiana, Houston, San Antonio and rebuilding Utah.

Meanwhile, the Red Wings start their regular season on Oct. 7 and will visit the Buffalo Sabres on Halloween Night at 7 p.m.

The game marks the 150th time the teams have met with the Red Wings posting a 70-61-13 all-time record against the Sabres.

In Michigan NHL betting, the Red Wings are at +5000 to win the Stanley Cup at Fan Duel, which places them tied for 19th in the 32-team league.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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