John has spent over 50 years as an entertainer: Rock musician/singer, TV host, author, columnist, actor, producer, emcee and radio broadcaster. John and 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln are cousins. Favorite actors/actresses include: Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss. As for favorite television shows, nowadays everything on TV stinks (unless it's an historic documentary). Favorite music of all-time includes surf, psychedelia, garage bands, Motown and just plain ol’ good time Rock & Roll. His NEWEST book, "Paranormal Michigan" has been released and his rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available as well. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
Michigan’s First UFO Sighting, 1897
A blimp-like UFO with flapping wings was seen over Michigan in 1897. Hoax, real, or some kind of experiment that suckered the residents? Click the pic and read the story!
MICHIGAN SHADOW TOWN: Brutus, in Emmet County
Brutus started out as a stagecoach stop. Then fires broke out, timber depleted, and the town's growth was hindered. Read the story, see the photos and location!
MICHIGAN SMALL TOWN: Munith, in Jackson County
Munith showed promise of growth but then fires broke out and the railroad left. Read the article and see some old Munith memorabilia and atlases!
MICHIGAN CRIME: The 1955 Murders That Stunned Stockbridge
For those who are old enough to remember this crime, it still shocks. CLICK IN to read the story...
MICHIGAN HISTORY: The John C. Blanchard Mansion in Ionia
There's a creepy old mansion that sits smack dab in Ionia...and it's an important part of Michigan's history...CLICK IN for details!
MICHIGAN SHADOW TOWN: Delta Mills, Eaton County
Ever been to Delta Mills? It's not that far and a very historic place to boot, with a few old buildings still around. CLICK IN for info, location, and photos!
HAUNTED MICH: Phantom Gateway & Blue Man of Lake Forest Cemetery
Exits disappear and a blue man is seen in this Grand Haven cemetery. CLICK IN for info, photos, and location!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The “Stairway To Hell” in Lake Forest Cemetery
This graveyard is said to have a Stairway to Hell...or is it a Stairway to Heaven? Could be both...CLICK IN for details!
Michigan’s Ghost Towns of North Manitou Island
This island up near Traverse City has some terrific ghost towns, relics, and history! CLICK IN for photos, info, and location!
25 Scary Movies That Were Made In (or about) Michigan
CLICK IN to see a list of 25 creepy movies that were made in (or about) Michigan!