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Mitten Mornings: Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces

A Stimulating Blend of Michigan Authors.


Get to know the haunted places of Michigan with authors Gail Offen and Jon Milan.

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Michigan has two beautiful peninsulas that are connected by stories, legends, and mysteries. What Purple Gang member still hangs out in Clare? What spirits lurk at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village? This book is the perfect glove compartment companion for exploring paranormal parts of the Mitten State.

From the notoriously haunted remote lighthouses like Seul Choix in the Upper Peninsula to Eloise, one of the most famous psychiatric asylums in America, to the legend of Lover’s Leap on Mackinac Island, here is a guide to all that and more. Join Jon Milan and Gail Offen, writers and good listeners who love to retell the stories they hear traveling through Michigan, for an introduction to the haunted places of Michigan.

Gail Offen and Jon Milan, authors of Michigan Haunts

About the Authors:
Gail Offen is an adjunct professor of advertising at Lawrence Technological University, and an award-winning creative director, writer and branding specialist. She loves to talk about Michigan-related subjects and is co-author, with Jon Milan, of Grand River Avenue: From Detroit to Lake Michigan, Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor, and Michigan Haunts: Public Places and Eerie Spaces. She’s also pretty darn proud of her blue ribbons for baking at the much-missed Michigan State Fair.

Jon Milan is a freelance author, pianist and music historian. He frequently performs concerts and lectures on Michigan-related subjects and has written five books, three co-authored with Gail Offen, as well as Detroit: Ragtime and the Jazz Age and US12-Old Chicago Road. He has written for The Metro Times and The Detroit Area Convention and Visitors Magazine. He spent his professional career as a corporate communications manager. He has recently learned how to make a mean chicken piccata.



Dec 07 2020


9:30 am - 10:30 am

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  • Date: Dec 07 2020
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Mitten Mornings: Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces