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A Spotlight On True Life Tales About Real Ghost Stories is a look at my community and the actual places that are haunted! The Eloise Asylum is nearby

A Spotlight On True Life Tales About Real Ghost Stories

Long and Short Reviews have been doing a Blog hop all year on Wednesdays! My good friend over at DV Walking Wounded clued me in on the fun, and I decided to join in for the rest of the year. So every Wednesday, they have a topic, and each blogger who participates writes a post. Readers can go to the Long and Short Reviews page, see all the blogs, and read everyone’s different posts! It is a great idea!

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This Week's Topic is: Scariest Real-life Ghost Story

My community is always a buzz around Halloween, primarily due to the haunted Eloise Asylum, 30712 Michigan Ave, Westland, MI 48186, which is precisely 16 minutes from my current residence. It is now a site used for haunted tours.


The Eloise Asylum is a stopping point for Michigan’s most haunted places. In its booming days, there were 78 buildings on 902 acres with 10,000 patients and 2,000 staff. Some buildings consisted of a police department, a bakery, and a laundry building. It also housed a firehouse and power plant, and the main hospital building. 


It operated from 1839 to early 1982 and was the first kidney dialysis unit in the State of Michigan. According to Wikipedia, it was among the first hospitals to offer music therapy for the mentally ill. 


In 2017, a horror movie named Eloise featured the haunted hospital. I am being entirely honest in saying I will NOT be watching that movie, especially with this building in my community. I do not even like to drive nearby it! 


The areas around the hospital have been said to be Indian burial grounds. There has always been much talk about houses that have been haunted in and around Westland.

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This Story is true and was retold to me by a family member. 


A young man, his wife, and two young girls live in a spooky little house one street from a busy highway. The house was small and well cared for but had a very uneasy feeling around it. 


People said they felt like they were being watched in the house and had willies in there. Bad things happened to each family member all the time, and they were a very unlucky bunch. 


The Story was told that when there was rain, you could hear the sounds of someone rocking in a rocking chair even though the family did not own one, and at times, it sounded like a woman crying in the attic. 


Still other rainy nights, you would hear the sound of something heavy, boots maybe running up the stairs.

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When the girls were in school, one of them had homework to research the history of their house. The parents took their daughter to the city clerk’s office and went to the library.  


They found that the previous homeowners were a man, his wife, and two young girls. The man worked the night shift and came home in the early morning hours on a long highway that was the same one right near the house. 


There was a terrible storm one night as the man was driving home. He hit something and got off the side of the road to change a flat tire. As he leaned down, a car came flying up and hit the man, and the vehicle killed him.


It is told that the young woman mourned her husband so much she went to the upstairs attic and hung herself there. It was unknown where the two young girls went. 


I think true ghost stories are the scariest!

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