Haunted Michigan: The History And Hauntings Of Eloise Asylum Download

31:16 Download July 9th

A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to get a chance to check out Eloise Insane Asylum in Westland, Michigan. It was an investigation with Darren McCarty, as we also did one of the escape rooms. That was so much fun! 

While I was there, I had the chance to meet Jenny Hand, Danielle Boura, and Lauren Banach, who acted as our tour guide on that first visit. I thought it would be fun to talk with all three of these ladies about the history of the building, sightings, and paranormal activity that’s taken place there.

The History Of Eloise

In our conversation, Lauren talked about the history of Eloise. “Eloise established the hospital and infirmary in 1839.” That’s almost 200 years of spirits and souls that have gone through the famed building, and not all of it was happy.

Personal Paranormal Experences At Eloise

Each of them spoke of personal experiences they’ve had in Eloise. From the “hat man” that roams the halls, which doesn’t have a name according to Jenny “I don’t think he has a name, to be honest. Hat men are not typically known spirits that were once living.” She said they’re known as “watchers’ and seem to appear in places that have had a lot of traumatic experiences in the past.

There’s also the “creeper”. Danielle said she ran across him while working in the basement. She said it felt like a twenty-minute episode, but probably only lasted thirty seconds. She also spoke of something that was stalking her and other people as recently as a few weeks ago.

Lauren had this to say. “I was alone on (floor) 5, did not realize I was alone, and started hearing footsteps.” She said that the steps got louder and more raucous. That freaked her out, as she explained in the interview.

There’s much more with the ladies in the interview, which you can watch above. THANK YOU to the ladies for the time and the great stories! There’s lots going on throughout the year at Eloise Asylum, go see it for yourself!

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