Date(s) - Thu, Sep 21, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tamarack District Library
Dianna Stampfler of Promote Michigan will be presenting “Paranormal Tourism in Michigan”.
Thanks to a plethora of cable shows, books and podcasts, there is a growing interest around the world in what is called “Dark Tourism” – specifically haunted sites and events. Not to be confused with seasonal “haunted house” attractions, these year-round destinations are as much about digging up history as they are about the hunt for spirits and connecting with the afterlife. Dianna Stampfler – author of “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses” and “Death & Lighthouses on the Great Lakes” – has been writing about haunted restaurants, hotels, attractions, tours and festivals around Michigan for years (mostly based on first-hand research). Over the years, she’s connected with several mediums, investigators, paranormal groups, tour operators and event planners who not only recognize the impact that paranormal tourism has on their communities but they celebrate their haunted history in a respectful, educational and entertaining way. This presentation will shed light on the history of Michigan’s dark side and provide ideas for paranormal tourism destinations and events in the state.
Tamarack District Library, Lakeview