The Haunting at Saginaw’s Hoyt Library
"Sh! Quiet please...you'll stir up the ghosts..."
We've seen library ghosts before, in the original "Ghostbusters" movie.....now it's possible you can encounter one or two yourself.
Saginaw’s Hoyt Library can be found at the corner of S. Jefferson Avenue and Janes Avenue. This 1890 building is a perfect dwelling for the hauntings that are said to loom inside.
Visitors and employees have heard the sound of typewriter keys, as they pound out some kind of message that, obviously, mortals aren’t meant to see…the sounds seem to come from nowhere. It's a ghostly typewriter, if that's what you wanna call it, that seems to come from behind a door that leads to a set of stairs that is no longer used.
Some visitors to the library say when they asked for customer service, they were aided by an elderly woman who they thought worked at the library. When they told the library director to thank this woman, he didn’t know who they were talking about, and that no one had passed by him to enter or leave the room they were in. The only explanation that makes any sense is that it could be the spirit of the library’s first librarian, Harriet Ames, back in the 1890s.
Other playful ghosts are believed to inhabit the building, as many mortals have experienced books falling off the shelves, cold spots, lights coming on by themselves and more odd occurrences. Something out of the ordinary has become an almost daily/nightly thing.
Investigators have gone through the old Hoyt Library, and there was even a filmed documentary made about the haunting. If you visit the library, it's possible you may witness something, too. The exact address is 505 Janes Avenue.
Take a trip over there yourself and ask an employee about the tales…..you just might be aided by an elderly woman…
HOYT LIBRARY, THEN AND NOW