HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Urban Legend – the Partying Farmer in Bay City Who Murdered all His Guests
Here's one that sounds like pure urban legend to me, but it's still interesting...the AA Ranch in Bay City.
According to hauntedhovel.com, a ranch stood at the end of South Euclid Road in the early 1900's. The farmer who lived there would occasionally invite friends and neighbors over for parties; somehow, he was able to kill all his invited guests - maybe by drugging them? - and then proceeded to hang their bodies on huge hooks in his barn.
The local constabulary somehow found out about his evil deeds - possibly by a guest who slipped out unnoticed - and paid the farmer a visit. Satisfied with the evidence they found, the police then hung the farmer from one of his own trees and buried him on his property.
Now the current urban legend says that his spirit - and all the ghosts of his victims - haunt the area.
AND THAT'S ONLY ONE OF THE STORIES...
Another tale goes back even farther, to the 1800's when the ranch was part of the Underground Railroad. Bounty hunters arrived at the ranch one day, probably looking for runaways. For some reason, in full view of a young boy, they murdered the boy's mother and then did the same to him. It's said that the boy's ghost haunts the area.
The ranch has been long-torn down, but the end of Euclid Rd. still gets it's share of thrill-seekers. There is some private property down there so be respectful if you visit.
These are interesting little tales to say the least, but I don't hold much stock in 'em...although some visitors claim otherwise.
To read the first-hand accounts who have had scary experiences in Bay City, read 'em in their own words at ghostsofamerica.com by CLICKING HERE.
ALWAYS GET PERMISSION TO ENTER PRIVATE LAND TO AVOID PROSECUTION. YOU'D BE SURPRISED HOW EASY IT IS TO GET PERMISSION!