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 rock trivia book, “Johnny’s Jukebox Trivia” was published in 2002 and has a new Rock 'n Roll book that will be available Spring 2018. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Strange Green Light of Diamond Road
Witnesses say this eerie green orb travels RIGHT THROUGH your car. CLICK IN for details and location!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN TOWN: Alden, in Antrim County
The village of Alden is a great throwback, with many old buildings to see and stuff to do. CLICK IN for location, details, and photos!
MICHIGAN SMALL TOWN: Frontier, in Hillsdale County
More perfect roadtrip fodder for you. The isolated, Michigan small town of Frontier in Hillsdale County, is ripe with old buildings. CLICK IN for photos and location!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Heritage Village, Mackinaw City
Heritage Village is tucked away, a couple of miles west of Mackinaw City. CLICK IN for info, photos and location!
ABANDONED: Mid-Michigan’s Old Drive-In Theaters
CLICK IN to see some satellite photo locations of now-defunct Lansing & Jackson drive-in theaters...
Old Buildings in the Remote Town of Carland, Shiawassee County
The former lumber town of Carland still has some old buildings still standing and makes another cool Smalltown Michigan stop. CLICK IN for location and photos!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Violent Past of Ahmeek
A once-industrious Michigan mining town succumbed to violence and murder and is now a shell of it's former self. Click in and read...
LOST MICHIGAN TOWN: Mapleton, in Midland County
Mapleton does not exist anymore. It got lost within the city of Midland. CLICK IN to see where this little community was..and sort of still is!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Pics of My Midnight Trip Down Hatchet Man Road
Click in to see photos of my midnight trip down one of Michigan's legendary haunted sites: Hatchet Man Road!
Even Some People Who Live Nearby Don’t Know There Was a Town Here
Many people - even some who live nearby - have no idea this little crossing used to be the hub of a prosperous Kalamazoo County lumber town. CLICK IN for info, photos and location!