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HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Morris Murders of Anderson Cemetery

In southwest Michigan, in Cass County halfway between Marcellus and Decatur, Michigan, lies the Anderson Cemetery; down a dirt road, out in the sticks, right next to a dismal swamp.

The area has plenty of woods…and somewhere within these woods near the cemetery lies the place where the Charles Morris family was murdered on September 28, 1879.

The Morris’s lived in a mansion-type home in the woods, away from other homes and people. They happened to be home in bed when a man knocked at the door; Charles went to the door, mistakenly leaving his pistol in the bedroom. Upon opening, Charles was shot twice and killed; hearing the shots, Mrs. Morris picked up their pistol and went to investigate. When she saw the intruder she froze, ran into the next room where she was followed and also shot to death, killing their unborn child in the process. Some sites say the family maid was also killed, but she is said to have been in her room asleep at the time. The perpetrator then proceeded to steal their horse and make his getaway.

Nothing was stolen and it was assumed the man just wanted the Morris’s dead…envious of their wealth and/or position in the community? The reason is not known.

The house has since burned down and the deceased were buried in Anderson Cemetery; visitors to the graveyard say they’ve witnessed the Morris headstone glowing at night on the anniversary of their deaths. Not only that, but it’s said you can see the ghosts of Charles & Esther Morris standing by their headstone, which is located in the center of the cemetery.

The cemetery is located on 36th Street between 92nd & 96th Avenues on the west side of Swift Lake.

Think you can find the remains of the house within the woods? GOOD LUCK.

See MANY photos and check out even MORE details about this weird tale of murder by CLICKING HERE.

Always treat ANY place you investigate with respect…don’t ruin it for others OR for yourself for future visits.

Wanna read more ‘Haunted Michigan’ locations? Click here for more of John Robinson’s Haunted Michigan!

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