Our investigation of the Drake
House is on-going with our next investigation scheduled for the middle of May.
We will also be investigating the Eesley Mill in Plainwell in May and the Elks
Lodge in Allegan in June.
Plans are well underway for our 5th
annual Allegan Paranormal Conference coming up September 30th and October 1st. We
will be hosting Dale
Kaczmarek, President of
the Ghost Research Society, Editor of The Journal, Author of "Windy City Ghosts"
and "Windy City Ghosts 2", "A Field Guide to Spirit Photography", "Illuminating
the Darkness: The Mystery of Spooklights", and "Field Guide to Ghost Hunting
Techniques.", We will updating the presenter list as we
make additions. We have a couple of great late night investigation
locations that will be announced next month. Be sure to add this event to
your calendar now. Ticket purchase information can be found here on our site by
next month as well. Hope to see you there!
To those of you who have emailed us
about joining the group, we appreciate your interest and will try to respond to
everyone we heard from. If you would like to be included on our mailing list to
receive notice of upcoming classes, workshops, investigations or other events,
email us at
-MPE is currently working on a
documentary project with Mad Lab Film's Michael Baker. Locations throughout
Michigan will be featured. Filming begins in
April. Details to come!
Our "Seeking Spirits at the Allegan Lodge" event last
weekend was a big success. Thanks to our great speakers - Bonnie Seigers and
Dale Kaczmarek, everyone learned a lot about two different methods of
investigating the paranormal which they were then able to try out at the Allegan
Lodge that evening. Because of the positive response we got from our
participants, we have asked Dale to speak at our paranormal conference on
October 8th. If you weren't able to join us for his first presentation, be sure
to mark your calendars for October so you can join us then.
Book an overnight ghost hunt!
The Allegan Lodge open for
The Allegan Lodge
701 Marshall Street
Reservations for the summer months are filling up fast,
so make your reservation now!
The Allegan Lodge, a Greek revival
structure that sits back off of M-89 in Allegan, Mich.,
is looking for paranormal groups who might be interested
in the opportunity to be among the first groups to
investigate the Lodge. Profits will go toward restoring
the building and as soon as restoration begins the
building will be closed to investigators.
The Allegan Lodge - formerly known as the Old Allegan
Elks Lodge - was built in 1909 and began its existence
as the John Robinson Hospital. After 60 years as a
hospital it was purchased by the Elks who owned it until
June of 2010.
The late night investigations will begin at 9 p.m. and
end at 1 a.m. This option is $40 per person with a
minimum of 10 people. If you have a group that would
like exclusive use of the lodge for those four hours for
your group, we will limit the participants to your group
only. Again with a minimum of ten and maximum of 15
The overnight investigation begins at 10 p.m. and goes
until 6 a.m. when a pancake breakfast will be served.
Checkout is promptly at 7 a.m. Tickets for these
investigations are $65.
Investigators will be allowed to bring their equipment.
No one under 18 years of age will be admitted. Ticket
purchase is through Paypal and your receipt will be your
ticket the night of the investigation. Tickets are
non-refundable but may be used for another event within
one year of purchase date. No alcoholic beverages will
be permitted but you may bring any non-alcoholic
beverages of your choice. A waiver will be provided for
all participants to sign in order to gain admission to
For more information or to register e-mail
For many years The Allegan Lodge has been included as
one of the top 10 haunted locations in Michigan, and it
will be open for the first time to the public for
paranormal investigations, tours, and classes.
Stories of spirits who restlessly roam the building have
been told by employees and visitors. Some of the
activity experienced there:
- cabinets opening in the kitchen
- sound of children laughing
- photographic anomalies captured throughout the
- shadow figures in the basement where the morgue was
- indiscernible conversations
- knocking at the front door and ringing of the doorbell
when no one was present
- sound of hospital activity long after being used as
- full bodied apparitions of children
Encounters is based on the philosophy of integrity and objectivity in the study
of the paranormal. Trained investigators in Michigan work with clients
throughout the Midwest. Each investigator in the group brings their own
special talents and experience to every case. Years of experience and
study of the paranormal have provided members with the rich background needed in
this field of study. State of the art equipment provides investigators
with essential tools to rule out natural causes for unexplained phenomena
before paranormal explanations are explored. Healthy skepticism is
encouraged and practiced. In many cases, frightening and disruptive
occurrences can be explained by things that are in no way paranormal. If
it is determined that paranormal forces may be at work, investigators work with
clients to resolve the issue in the most effective way possible, while offering
support and understanding throughout the process. If you or someone you
know is in need of our services, please contact us at
MPE does not charge for its services.
important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for
existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of
eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one
tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy
curiosity". Albert Einstein