GULLIVER, Mich. (WJMN) – On the shores of Lake Michigan, sits Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse. The lighthouse has been in operation since 1895, and it’s the one energetic gentle left on the lake. However, behind its partitions holds the tales of its wealthy historical past…and its pleasant spirits.
Marilyn Fischer has been the president of the Gulliver Historic Society for over thirty years, which has given her loads of alternatives to have her personal encounters with the 5 spirits that also occupy the lighthouse.
The primary spirit is Captain Joseph Willie Townshend, the pinnacle light-keeper within the early 1900s. He died on the age of 63 in 1910. Townshend’s reason for dying isn’t utterly identified, however some assume a contributing issue was most cancers, as Townshend was identified to be a heavy cigar smoker. His physique was embalmed within the basement of the lighthouse.
Fischer stated there have been quite a few encounters with individuals who have smelled the robust scent of cigar smoke inside the lighthouse.
Townshend’s face has additionally been seen 13 occasions within the mirrors of the upstairs bedrooms.
Fischer tells a narrative of 1 girl being “saved” by a spirit within the house:
Higher Peninsula Paranormal Analysis Society was based in 2000 by a gaggle of childhood pals who’ve at all times been fascinated with the paranormal and all issues spooky.
The non-profit group additionally based the Michigan Paranormal Conference held in Sault Sainte Marie, and co-founders Brad Blair and Tim Ellis additionally host a podcast referred to as The Creaking Door Paranormal Radio.
The Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse is among the workforce’s most favourite spots to research because of its excessive exercise from the paranormal. They’ve seen the alleged shadow of Townshend transfer behind the curtains of the lighthouse and have additionally seen him seem in a mirror.
The U.P.’s distinctive atmosphere could also be why lighthouses have these robust paranormal actions.
“We discovered by way of the years that the waterfront areas appear very conductive paranormal exercise,” stated Blair. “There’s a idea within the area referred to as Stone Tape Principle, which is for certain sorts of stone, or rocks, porous minerals can include vitality they usually can lure and maintain this vitality and the waters shifting over that assist create the vitality. So we predict among the hauntings are simply issues that occur in historical past which can be coming again and play themselves again in sure atmospheres.”
And to today, those that go to Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse depart with tales that flip nonbelievers into believers of the paranormal.
Extra spooky tales with encounters with spirits of the lighthouse, Fischer has revealed multiple books on the subject.
Because of COVID-19, fewer guests have been in a position to come to the lighthouse. If you need to assist preserve the Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse in operation, you’ll be able to donate to its GoFundMe page.