Haunted Lansing

Hastily chosen as Michigan’s new capital in 1847, Lansing overcame derision and setbacks to become a booming metropolis. Yet, its rich history hides chilling secrets. A young boy plays tricks on the unwary at the Capitol Building, where he fell to his tragic death over a century ago. One of Lansing’s founding families keeps a spectral vigil over its homestead, the Turner Dodge Mansion. Malevolent spirits stalk the derelict Michigan School for the Blind- believed to be either neglected former students or victims of an ancient secret society. A witch’s vengeful curse follows those who trespass on Seven Gables Road, one of the state’s most haunted stretches. In this collection of terrifying tales, local author and founder of Demented Mitten Tours Jenn Carpenter introduces readers to the dark side of the Capital City.

Autographed copies can be purchased at Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books in Lansing, Michigan. If you’re unable to make the trip to Lansing, please check in with your local bookstore to see if they can order it for you!


What people are saying:

“This book is a must read for anyone who grew up in the Lansing area (as well as anyone who loves good ghost stories)! This book is REALLY well written and shares amazing history of Lansing as well as surrounding communities while telling amazing ghost stories. I definitely realized how little I knew of the places where I grew up.”


“This intriguing anthology of ghost stories is set in real locales in mid-Michigan but will entice readers from all over. I couldn’t put it down.”

-Bonnie T.

“This is a fantastic read! The author has a way of telling the stories so you don’t have to be from the Lansing area to enjoy. I look forward to her next book!”

-Amazon User

“This book is wonderfully written. It draws you in and keeps you looking forward to the next story in the book. The author did an amazing job describing each haunted site!! Bravo!”

-Kelly G.