Eric Meier is Founding Editor of Ultimate Unexplained (http://UltimateUnexplained.com) and lead explorer of the Haunts and Legends of New York video series (http://bit.ly/HauntsAndLegendsNYS) He is a native Michigander with an interest in geography and history - but will try to keep the reads not as snoozy as you might remember from school.
Northern Indiana Taco Bell Abandoned for Decades is in Pristine Condition
Somewhere along the highways of Northern Indiana, hidden a bit from the road by overgrowth is a long abandoned Taco Bell. The restaurant, discovered by a YouTuber who explores 'dead malls,' is in remarkably good condition after being seemingly forgotten for decades.
Chicago’s Street Grid System Was Dreamed Up by a Vacationer in Paw Paw, Michigan
A nearly forgotten figure in the history of Chicago is the man who dreamed up the city's street grid. He did it while on vacation across the lake in Paw Paw, Michigan.
Eye-Opening Map Proves Great Lakes are Windiest Place in the United States East of the Mississippi River
Winds blow across the Great Lakes at a high intensity than anywhere else east of the Mississippi River, proving again how the lakes truly are inland seas.
No, Not a UFO, Just the Dome Roof Being Lifted Off from the Kalamazoo Nature Center
The massive domed roof of the Kalamazoo Nature Center was recently removed as part of a large renovation project. Watch as the dome is lifted from the building.
This Northern Michigan Border Town Once Hosted Smelt Wrestling
The Michigan-Wisconsin border communities of Menominee and Marinette hold an annual smelt festival. Wresting in the fish was one part of the festivities.
When the End of April Looks like the Middle of January, You Must Be in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Check out video of this late-season snowfall from Lakeshore Drive in Marquette in late April 2022.
This Lansing Factory Once Made ‘Sleeping Porches’ Used in Homes Around the World
A small factory in Lansing's Old Town once made 'sleeping porches' used around the world in the early 1900s.
This 200 Square Foot ‘Shed’ on a Northern Michigan Island Is Absolutely, Totally Not Being Lived In
This shed is being listed for sale on Bois Blanc Island. Zoning says the structure is not to be used as a cabin so it has certainly not totally been lived in.
100+ Car Pile-Up Snarls US 131 North of Kalamazoo in Late Season Snowstorm
Drivers on US 131 north of Kalamazoo were at a stand-still much of Saturday (March 12, 2022) after a reported 100 car pile-up occurred in the northbound lanes between Plainwell and Martin.
Trenary French Toast Soaked in Egg Nog is the Epitome of Upper Peninsula Christmas Cuisine
This uniquely Upper Peninsula recipe turns Trenary Toast into a Christmasy egg nog french toast perfect for winter mornings.
Much of the World Once Used Playing Cards on Paper Made in Watervliet, Michigan
For many people around the world, their playing cards began with paper milled in Watervliet, Michigan.
Model Railroad Near Battle Creek, Michigan Is Like Having Your Own Private Backyard Polar Express
This model railroad through a backyard near Battle Creek, Michigan during the first snowfall of the season might just give you some pretty strong Polar Express vibes.