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.
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.
The First Winter Surfers of the 2021 Season Have Hit Lake Superior Near Marquette, Michigan
Mid-November weather turned out to be perfect for surfers braving Lake Superior for some early winter season waves on the big lake.
Northern Lights Hunters Awed By Spectacular Green Fireball Racing Over Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin
Skygazers across the Great Lakes were treated to an extra show on Saturday night with a spectacular green fireball shot westward across the sky.
ESPN College Gameday Declares ‘Best Wings You’ve Ever Had’ Come from Meat BBQ in Lansing
When College Gameday came to East Lansing for the 2021 Michigan vs Michigan State top-10 match up, they did indeed sample some local barbeque.