National Purebred Dog Day
Holly Hotel has been described as one of the most notorious haunted places in all of Michigan. World-famous ghost hunter and professor of parapsychology, Norman Gauthier, visited the hotel in 1989 and declared the place “loaded with spirits." Since then, a variety of independent groups have investigated the hotel - and concurred. Visitors have told of smelling cigar smoke and sweet floral perfume, as well as hearing disembodied voices in the halls late at night (this stuff never seems to happen in broad day light).
Most striking are frequent and continued reports of guests who see and hear the spirit of Leona, the dog of former hotel owner Mr. Hirst who was described as a rat terrier. Leona can be heard barking and running down the halls, and has brushed up against people’s legs.
Do you believe in ghosts?