STANTON — Many residents and visitors have enjoyed visiting and returning to Clifford Lake Inn, a resort destination for 131 years. According to new paranormal investigative evidence, some people have never left.
Inn owner Connie McKeown and General Manager Kim Hirkaway are inviting the public to meet with two groups of paranormal investigators that will unveil evidence that the historic inn is frequently visited by apparitions during a “Haunting Unveiling” event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.
The event will include psychic readings for a nominal fee, “spirted special dinners” and an introduction to Michigan’s newest vodka, Ghost Vodka, made in Detroit.
Mid-Michigan Paranormal Investigators of Mount Pleasant and a paranormal investigation club from Montcalm Community College will reveal their findings of ghostly encounters from overnight research earlier last year.
“We found this is a very active place,” McKeown said. “It’s all been very fascinating and interesting.”
McKeown said she and her staff have had many encounters, from hearing footsteps, seeing lights go on and off after the inn is closed and hearing the water from a faucet upstairs constantly turn off and on.
“Our motion detector constantly goes off,” she said. “There’s been a lot of activity in the basement, too.”
Hirkway remembers two guests who were visiting family in the area, a grandmother and granddaughter, who came to the inn for dinner and apparently could feel, hear and even see the presence of ghosts while they were there.
“We don’t know who they were but they definitely told us a lot about who and what we have here,” Hirkaway said.
The evening event is free and reservations are encouraged. Call (989) 831-5151 to reserve seats or for more information.