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 ICON: The Saga of Indian Dave, 1803-1909
Indian Dave was outcast by the Chippewas but became a Michigan icon during the 1800's. CLICK IN and find out why...
The Oldest Public Building in Michigan is in Charlotte
This building has been in service since 1841. CLICK IN for details and location!
The Old Michigan Logging Town Famous For Its Toast
This old former U.P. logging town is famous for its.....TOAST. Here's a town ya gotta see. CLICK IN for town history, photos, and location!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Pile of Sawdust That Created Deanville
This 1800s town is gone, but a monster mound of sawdust that created 'Deanville Mountain' still exists. CLICK IN for info and location!
An Urban Legend That Came True in Michigan
Sometimes fiction becomes fact. CLICK IN to read what happened back in 2001...
MICHIGAN SHADOW TOWN: Hoytville, in Eaton County
Empty except for a few homes and an old church, the old village of Hoytville still stands just south of Mulliken. CLICK IN for photos and info!
The Oldest, Still-Operating General Store in Michigan
This old store has survived since 1840...even several murders and rumors of ghosts across the street couldn't keep customers away. CLICK IN and see where to visit!
Mystery of the Christmas Tree Along I-75 (Explained)
Motorists have wondered about this for awhile and now the questions are answered. CLICK IN and read the explanation!
Sights You’ll See Heading West Out of Charlotte
Driving west out of Charlotte for 12 miles brings a handful of interesting things to see along the road. CLICK THE PICTURE to see a few!
Another Local “Stonehenge” in Lake Michigan?
Are these rock formations under Lake Michigan man-made or courtesy of time & nature? CLICK IN to find out more...