Friday, June 29, 2012
A Photographic Journey Through The Haunted North Side of Mackinac Island
While touring the North side of Mackinac Island, I looked for these ghosts amongst the stunning natural beauty of the island. While looking for ghosts, I found the a wonderful collection of cairns along the shore line that augmented the natural beauty and created and atmosphere of mystery. Cairns are stacks of stones that are were commonly used in prehistory. In modern times, cairns are usually used as landmarks, but in ancient times they were used for ceremonial, astonomical, and directional purposes .I also found the decaying remains of an old hotel called the Silver Birches. The old house was turned into a hotel and eventually left to ruin. The remains of the hotel cast a truely haunting shadow over the North shore of the island. I haven't heard any ghost stories associated with the old hotel, but its ghostly appearance makes it worth a photograph or two.