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!
The Creepy Shoe Tree in Bath
Shoe trees show up all throughout Michigan...but the one in Bath has a certain creepiness to it. CLICK IN for photos and location...
MICHIGAN TIME MACHINE: The Irish Hills Towers, 1940’s
The Towers celebrate their 95th anniversary this year! CLICK IN to see photos of what they looked like in the 1940's!
How 14 Michigan Towns Got Their Names
Lansing, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Fowlerville, Charlotte...the origins of these seven town names, along with seven others, are explained. CLICK IN to read how they got their names!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN TOWN: Unionville, in the Thumb
Unionville, in Michigan's thumb, has survived since the mid-1800's, and has plenty of cool old storefronts still standing. CLICK IN to see where to visit!
MICH. GHOST TOWN: The Eerie, Deserted Neighborhoods of Idlewild
The old neighborhoods of Idlewild lie abandoned and form a ghost town of their own. CLICK IN for photos and history!
Ghost Towns, Aged, and Defunct Towns Along M-28, Houghton County
These seven old Michigan lumber & mining towns along M-28 make a great little roadtrip! CLICK IN for photos and route!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Strychnine Murders of Fife Lake
Why were all the family members dying within days and minutes of each other? CLICK IN for this infamous tale of a 1903 Michigan mass murder...
Did You Know This Former 1950’s TV Star Was From Lansing?
She passed away in 2005 and is one of Hollywood's obscure footnotes in entertainment history. But she deserves more recognition in her hometown of Lansing. CLICK IN to see who she is!
More Wurds That Prove Michiganders Have an Ax-sent
Hard to admit, but I pronounce many of these words just like they're written. Maybe you or someone you know does, too! CLICK IN to see this latest list of 18 words as pronounced by (many) Michiganders!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Columbia Corners, Tuscola County
This Michigan community began in the mid-1800's but failed to grow. CLICK IN to see where you can visit!