Support Local Journalism. Donate to Detroit Metro Times.

Metro Detroit’s creepiest urban legends 

Sleeping Bear's Daughter on Belle Isle

Park near the bridge at Tanglewood Drive, turn your engine off, and honk your horn three times. If you're lucky, a lady wearing all white will appear, beckoning you to follow her.

Tennis Player in Indian Village

A man dressed in tennis attire holding a racket is said to be seen near Parker and Coe in the early mornings. He wanders dangerously close to cars, but then disappears in your headlights.

The Nain Rouge

A devilish red dwarf is said to be the harbinger of terrible events in the city of Detroit. Or perhaps he's an indigenous nature spirit, seeking acknowledgement to help Detroit flourish.

Luke the Spook on Romeo Plank Road

Dr. Lucas, who died in the 1800s when his buggy missed the bridge and overturned, is said to help guide travelers with the faint and wavering light that can be seen on dark nights.

Wildlife Sanctuary on Grosse Ile

A man was reportedly hanged from a tree in Grosse Ile's wooded wildlife sanctuary. Drive by and you can still see the branch, but you won't feel wanted there.

Have a spooky experience to share? Send a note to letters@metrotimes.com.

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Metro Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 8, 2020

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation