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Haunted Casino in Manistee


This past February I had a strange and somewhat terrifying experience in room 202 at the Little River Casino in Manistee, Michigan. In the suite was my brother and his wife, me and my children ages 8 and 9. I awoke around 3:30 in the morning to the sensation of a pressure on my side, kind of pushing me down. I thought it might be one of my daughters pushing me down. I raised my arm out to try to push off whatever was on top of me. I felt something substantial, but definitely not either one of my kids. It was at that time I began to get frightened.

I was laying on my side so I turned my head to my right shoulder to get a glimpse of what was on top of me. I saw a large dark funnel of no substantial shape. I heard a mocking laugh. I struggled, to no avail. I decided to let the entity know that they should get off of me in the name of Jesus Christ. The funnel suddenly hit the ceiling and disappeared.

There I was; very frightened, hoping it was a dream. I decided to switch sides on the bed. I woke nobody up, as I felt like my sister-in-law would think I was nuts and I didn't want to scare my kids. So I tried going back to sleep. This is when I felt hands all over the front of me, pushing and pulling. I knew I was sleeping when the second attack began as the sensations began to wake me up.

I cried out, and this woke my sister-in-law. She said she looked over at me in bed and saw that I had a dark figure over me with its "arms" wrapped around me. My brother then heard my cry, turned on the light and asked me if I was okay. I told him that I was definitely not okay. My sister-in-law told my brother what I saw, and I told him what I experienced. Unfortunately, we were looking at another night in the same room already paid for. Thus, I didn't sleep and basically played "night watchmen". I was ready with my camera should the entity return. The only thing that happened was my daughter crying in her sleep and I could see nothing bothering her from my viewpoint.

I would like to clarify I was on no medications, had not drunk any alcohol during this trip. This was the scariest thing to ever happen to me, and because of what my sister-in-law witnessed as I cried out leads me to believe it may be paranormal. My concern is, will other people suffer this same malady in that room? I definitely believe it was malevolent. Another question I am left with is, is this the attack from a "shadow person"? My best friend told me I should have asked for a different room. I was too worried the staff would think I was crazy!

The Little River Casino is a somewhat new casino, and I am not aware of any history with the place.

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momarahrah (1 posts)
12 years ago (2012-06-22)
I'm going to tell you about my stay here at the Little River Casino in Manistee, MI. I went up there this June 2012 for a Bachelorette Party. I was there with my friends and family. We stayed in room 214 on the 2nd floor. All of us girls got ready and got our bathing suits on to go down stairs to go swimming. We were down stairs for about an hour or so. Then we all came back up ate some pizza and got all dressed up for the night to go down stairs to play at the casino. Just before we all went down my sister come out of the bedroom and said I have money missing. Then I checked my wallet and noticed I had over $30.00 missing also. My other sister checked her wallet and said she had $20.00 missing. Then my 2 friends realized they also had $20.00 missing. All of us girls had left are purses up in the room while we went down to swim, except for my one sister who realized first that she had money missing. She brought hers down to the pool with her. When we got downstairs we informed the front desk about our money missing. We had to talk with security and the Tribal police. We had a housekeeper come in just after we got in the room because our room was dirty and smelled like vomit. She cleaned it before we left. Then there was also a housekeeper that came in and he brought us a roll away bed, blankets and more pillows. He came in while we were all down swimming, so we thought maybe he had took our money. They are investigating that part. Anyways later on in the night. I had $100.00 come up missing while we were in our room. Everyone started joking around saying it was probably a ghost that took it. We all started looking. Then my youngest sister found my wallet wrapped up in a wet towel in the bathroom under a robe. I was furious at this time. I went down to my grandma's room down in room 225 and was talking to the girls in there for a while. While my 2 sisters and my friend went back down stairs to gamble some more. I stepped out of there room walked down to the end of the hall to have a smoke with my mom and friend. My mom was telling me about this weird guy when she came out of the room, how he walked up to her. Then she turned around and he was right behind her. Anyways she walked back to the room and the next thing you know she comes back down the hall saying to my friend, "Did you leave our door open?" My friend said, "No, it shut when I came out." We went down there and sure enough it was open. I walked into the room sat for a minute and decided to go look for my sisters down stairs. I was walking to the elevator and my friend said, "I'll go with you, wait for me." Then the elevator opened and my sisters and friend got off of it. I asked them if they came back up stairs for anything and they said, "No, why?" I told them how are door to our room was open. We started walking a little bit toward our room and my sister leans against the wall in front of room 204 in the hall way and says, "Something is going on here! Oh my God Get it off of me! Something's on me!" Then she went straight back onto the floor. My youngest sister got behind her as she was falling to guide her head down so she wouldn't hit her head. It was like a horror film her face was stretching upwards and her chest looked like something was crawling in her. We kept screaming and praying, "In the name of Jesus leave her!" Over and over again. Then she went pale and her whole body went limp. She closed her eyes. All I kept thinking was oh my God she just died in front of us. We were all so scared to death. People were running out of their rooms. We called 911. Then she opened her eyes and they were so red and she said, "Where is _____?" Which I won't say names on here she asked for my friend that we were all accusing of taking our money. When she said that it was a whisper along with a huge breath out of her mouth like whatever was in her came out. Then she closed her eyes again then opened them and said, "I'm ok, mom. Why am I on the floor?" Her eyes were now normal and so was the rest of her body. The Security guards come up the elevator along with tribal police and the paramedics. They wouldn't believe us. They all basically laughed about it. They said this hallway was blessed just a couple days ago. They said that this room and hallway isn't haunted. They wouldn't even review what was recorded on the video taken in the hallway. They won't let us view the tapes. It's like their trying to hide something. Then we find out later on this week that the fourth floor is haunted. The maids that work their have seen a woman all in white in the rooms. She will be sitting in a chair in the rooms staring at them when they clean. Then we find out today that room 202 a little girl died in. She leaves hand prints and kiss marks on the mirrors after the maids clean them. Then also today 4 different maids told someone we know that works there that room 214 that we stayed in is very haunted. There has been numerous reports about stuff happening in that room. They said that just recently a woman died in that room of an unexplained death. Some people know of things that go on in those rooms, so they'll ask for any rooms but 202, 204 and 214. The Hotel covers up real well when people die they say. We just wanted to let everyone know what went on that night. We packed our stuff up and left within 30 minutes We don't ever plan on going back ever. It was the worst night of our lives. We are going to try to get answers about our night.
geetha50 (15 stories) (986 posts)
13 years ago (2011-09-08)
I agree with KimSouthO about switching rooms. You are paying to be comfortable and to enjoy you trip. My first thought was to find the history of the land because the casino was fairly new. Also, tiara3273 mentioned that her mother worked there. Tiara3273 or you can find someone that works to find out if anyone else experienced anything in that room. If so, have that room also blessed.

I know that to some people it may sound crazy but personally, I would have talked to the manager or supervisor or something and told them what you experienced. The thing is these places are businesses and their main objective is to bring in people and not drive them out. From what you wrote, I can see that you and your sister - in - law were extremely stressed. If these business people saw how stress you and your family were, then they would have done something for you.
tiara3273 (1 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-15)
my mom works as a housekeeper at the little river casino, she has not experienced anything in that room but, she has experienced things in room 213. There was a little girl ghost there the would stand behind her and laugh and would make lip marks on the mirror, they had the room blessed because when there were little kids in that room she would talk to them. I guess the little girl died in that room a couple years ago.
Tonith (1136 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-01)
It never fails. If you are actually looking for something it doesn't show up.It's like ghosts know when and when not to make an appearance. Being that you and your sister in law saw it, you know it's not imagination. Sounds like whatever resides there is not a nice spirit indeed.
key2theafterlife (24 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-31)
Very Freakish I would like start sobbing
and sweating like crazy 😆 😆 😆 peace around the world 4 generations
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-30)
It realy doen't matter how new the casino is, there can be incidents attached to the ground or, as we are all aware, we have no idea what occurs in the rooms before the are rented to us.

I think you did the right thing by telling it to leave in the name of the Lord.

Whenever away from home and you ahve an incident occur that makes you in the least bit uncomfortable, ask for another room. Who cares what the people there think? You are paying good money to be comfortable and safe, make sure the room you are staying in affords you at least these two features.

God Bless!
tkkchang (4 stories) (21 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-30)
Now that is just scary! I heard they can drain your energy and also feed off your fears. Pray, Pray, Pray. 😭

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