Friday, July 23, 2010

Hikyes Tomb

I've been dragging a bit on the blogging lately.  Long hours at work and family pressures have kept me too busy to write, but I am going  on several adventures in the next few weeks that may bring more wonderful ghost stories.  I am going to Cheboygan, Michigan in a few weeks to make plans for our old family house and bring some family heirlooms home in case the house is sold.  The Newton-Allaire house is haunted and it will be fun returning to the house where my passion for the paranormal began.  Although it might be a challenge getting my boys to sleep in this old, haunted house, it will certainly be heaven for me.

While I'm there,  I thought I might explore some other famous Michigan haunts.   One of the more famous and fascinating ghost stories that comes from Cheboygan is the story of Hikyes tomb.  According to legend, the farmer who lived here went insane and killed his entire family and then killed himself.     It is said that if you cross over the tomb, you will be filled with dread.  If you take a stone from the tomb,  you are carrying the tomb's curse with you.  Many report seeing ghosts and describe paranormal activity from this site.

Finding this one may be a challenge as I can't find any description of the location, however,  I have never minded humiliating myself by asking everyone I meet if they know where Hykes tomb is located.   Maybe someone in the family knows.

17 comments:

Courtney Mroch said...

Oooh! This sounds like a neat one to go looking for. Have to actually go hunting for it. Hope you find it!

Jessica Penot said...

Me too!

Anonymous said...

There isn't anything there anymore. To much people damage.

Anonymous said...

Hikyes Tomb is not Haunted... Hikyes did not kill his family and himself or anything like that. The story has been changed to be a ghost story over the years. The real story is of a man who thought he could speak to god. Wherever he was able to speak to god, he built a stone pile monument. They're were more than the one towards Black Mountain. All Hikyes "Tomb" currently is a ruined monument by a crazy guy. Cheboygan High Schoolers go to underage drink.

Anonymous said...

I live in cheboygan and have all my life i know the story i have done my research with police that were on the force at the time and they dont talk about it hikye was a man that had visions from god he would build a "tomb" everytime he had one and it did resault into him killing his family not in the woods at his cabin but at his house that is still standing in city limits he was caught and found mentally insane and was hospitalized and that is where he died he didnt kill him self he killed his family to protect them from the visions he had (he said he seen bad things happen and couldnt stop them)and the county tore down the cabin of his but the well and one of the "tombs" are still standing and yes high school kids do go out there to drink and party but where they call hikyes is not where the cabin was or where the well and tomb are and yes you have to be a local to find it if you havent ever been there then you will get lost or end up somewhere you are not planning on going and the legend is that if you mess with the tomb like taking one of the rocks something bad will happen to you i have been a witness to someone taking a rock and on there way to there car they broke there ancle and people taking rocks and there cars not starting they put the rocks back and they do... I believe as a local that it is a respect thing if you mess with his property he doesnt like it if you respect his things then you are fine and unless you are really looking for his "tomb" or property your not going to just stumble on to it maybe if your lost two tracking but very unlikely

Anonymous said...

I live down the street from his cabin. There is a lot of damage to the tombs but there is still 1 standing in the city limits that I don't believe very many people know about.

Anonymous said...

Orchard beach rd,straight down the seasonal to sharp left go straight on the two track if u rounded the left u went to far the rest is on u....good luck...

Anonymous said...

My family owns the property in which Hikey lived. Its private property but if a tour is wanted I could arrange one for you. Hikey was a friend of my great Uncle and my grand father and family can tell you much more than a ybody else. Most of which is utterly untrue from anyone else in Cheboygan no matter if they say they've researched, work for law enforcement, or any other outlandish story they might have. The true story is much more horrifying than what people know. Contact me for information & to arrange a tour if you're still interested.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any pics of the place an if so would be awesome

James Miller said...

I'm interested :-). And I live here in Cheboygan.

James Miller said...

I'm very interested in knowing the real story.. Please let me know :-)

James Miller said...

I'm interested :-). And I live here in Cheboygan.

John Piasecki said...

I'm actually related to him and live in the Detroit area. if you could send me any information it would be appreciated.

John Piasecki said...

I'm actually related to him. can you send me any information about him? thanks

Anonymous said...

Okay, all you who go for the sensational to blacken someone's name who you never knew personally and have no true knowledge of. This is a family member of Henry Joseph Heike speaking. I am his grandniece. His nieces and nephews are still alive, visited him, he even saved one of their lives when the doctors had told their mother to go home and prepare for the niece's funeral. You are all sensationalists, liars, and love to degrade people to your own level. Henry Joseph Heike never had any children or wife. He was celibate (if you know what that means) his entire life. Oh, the ladies liked him I have been told, but the fiction you have invented and bred is so pitiful. He served in WW I, was a sharpshooter and a sniper for the U.S. Army, was caught by the Germans and gassed. He survived. He did not have a cruel thought in his mind for anyone. Come out of your fantasy land and look to reality. That he turned to Jesus for consolation and faith is something we should all emulate Think good of people.

Anonymous said...

My mystery loving daughters and I tried to find it on St John's Day. We took holy water and blessed rosaries for protection. We were unable to find "the tomb" but found some pictures online - it does not look like a tomb at all but rather a monument. I think it is beautiful-also the st Theresa fount. Where is that? Healing might come from those waters. I am inclined to believe he really had heavenly dreams. Barbg

Anonymous said...

I visited "Heike's Place" in the summer of 1978. It was a long drive through the woods (with a local) to get to a clearing. Stones of an old cabin still stood, but were falling down. There was a room with straw on the floor where he must have slept. I saw a large monument of concrete and stones, with writing that said, on that spot, "I, Henry Heike"... (on a certain date don't remember) "...saw Jesus, meek and mild as a little child." Something like that. There were a few other structures scattered around the clearing. I always remembered that place. It struck me that this was an old hermit who had somehow survived alone with his visions - in Michigan weather! Strange to read all the creepy legends, because I'm clairvoyant and the place felt to me like hallowed ground. Given what Henry's grand-niece wrote above, perhaps it was. Sounds like an old soldier, suffering from PTSD, who found comfort in his spirituality. What a shame that people have ruined this wonderfully mysterious place.