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 GHOST TOWN: Berryville, in Jackson County
Berryville looked like it did OK in its day, but it no longer exists, even on most - if any - maps. CLICK IN to see the location of this former village!
MICHIGAN SHADOW TOWN: Carlisle, in Eaton County
If you wanna drive down a pothole-filled dirt road to visit this old Michigan town, take a vehicle with strong shocks. CLICK IN to see where this old 1800's town exists!
MICHIGAN URBAN LEGEND: The Ghosts of Roberts Landing
Three spirits are said to wander this area, looking for their house that was destroyed by fire. Click the pic and read this Michigan urban legend!
MICHIGAN URBAN LEGEND: The Kelloggsville Haunted Classroom
A student who died during math class is said to haunt this school...click the pic to read this Michigan urban legend!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Lone Church of Sherman City
This church is all that's left of a town once known as Sherman City. Click the pic for photos, location, and history!
MICHIGAN ROADTRIP: Historic Chippewa Lake & Chippewa Hills
Even though hundreds of summer vacationers come here every year, there's plenty of historic stuff for the more curious visitors to check out. Plenty of old abandoned homes around the whole area as well. Click the pic for info, photos, and location!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Garnet, in Mackinac County
A few old buildings mixed with a handful of current homes are all that's left of Garnet. Click the pic for info, photos, and location!
Jackson’s Old Vaudeville & Movie Theaters
Jackson was a mecca for entertainment well over 100 years ago: vaudeville, stage plays, music, movies, nickelodeons...then it all but disappeared. Click the pic for a list of old theaters!
Michigan’s First UFO Sighting, 1897
A blimp-like UFO with flapping wings was seen over Michigan in 1897. Hoax, real, or some kind of experiment that suckered the residents? Click the pic and read the story!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Shaytown, in Eaton County
With only two houses left, Shaytown is more of a "no-town" than a ghost town. Click the pic for info and location of this late 1800's Eaton County 'town' that barely existed!