Copyright 2011-2014 Michigan State Paranormal Investigations, Inc.  I  Email: Ghost Stories -These stories have not been verified- Grand Rapids NOTE: If you plan to enter any of the following locations, you may need to ask for permission first.  Failure to do so could result in authorities being called.    Michigan Bell Telephone Company The Michigan Bell Building in Grand Rapids, MI is said to be on the old grounds of what use to be the Randall house.   Warren and Virginia Randall were the typical married couple until Warren was injured one day while working in 1908.  He lost his leg in the accident and had to have a peg leg put in its place.  Warren became severely depressed as time went on, due to the loss of his leg, and became mentally unstable.  He had thoughts that his wife was cheating on him, even though she was not.  It wasn’t long before neighbors heard the Randall’s screaming at each other at all hours of the day and night.  While they were concerned, many felt it was nothing more than marital bickering.  It wasn’t until a horrid stench began coming from the Randall house that some of the people felt they should check on the couple. The police arrived to a gruesome scene.  Warren and Virginia Randall were found dead in their bedroom.  The house was filled with the stench of gas and decaying bodies.  They estimated that the bodies had been decaying for approximately two weeks.  Warren had mutilated his wifes body and then slit his own throat. After the house was cleaned up no one wanted to live there, in fact they had such a hard time trying to sell the house that the lot was turned into a commercial lot.  The Michigan Bell Telephone Company purchased the lot and had the has torn down so that they could build their building where the Randall’s home had been. The building is now the Ameritech Building.  It sits on the corner of Fountain & Division in Grand Rapids, MI.  Apparitions of a man and woman wearing 19th century clothing have been seen by several people near the fifth floor.  Could the Randall’s unrest souls still haunt this property?  Thornapple Restaurant - Daily Grill / Villiage Inn At the formerly know Thornapple Restaurant located near the Ada area, it is said that an engagement dinner was being held at the restaurant and, sometime after this dinner took place, the woman that was about to be married had died unexpectantly.  It is also said that her image has been seen by several people in the basement area of the restaurant.  The workers claim that the elevators can be heard operating after closing when no one else is there.  They have reported other electric devices also working on their own as well as a silhouette of a woman sometimes sitting in the restaurant.  This might just be the woman that never made it to her wedding... Aquinas College Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, MI, Aquinas College sits on 107 acres.  It is one of the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwestern Region, with close to sixty majors for bachelors and masters programs. In 1922 the Dominican Sisters merged with a new college for women and received charter from the state to hand out degrees in 1923.  In 1931 it became the first Catholic college in the USA to go co-ed and became the Catholic Junior College. In 1941 the school became Aquinas College and operated as a four year institute.  The name Aquinas comes from the Catholic St. Thomas Aquinas, who was a 13th century educator and scholar and was considered a great thinker of his time.  He stressed open mindness and keeping an open heart.  He also stressed learning from life experiences. In 2005 Demonologist John Zaffis visited Aquinas to lecture and tour the campus and see what he could pick up on.  He claims that in the Holmdene building he felt the presence of several spirits, including a white woman who was so strong willed in life that, even in death, her African-American servant remains trapped with her. Campus security officers claim that laughter can be heard in the Browne Building when it is unoccupied.  The front hallway has a swastika-like pattern that lead some to believe the building could have previous connections to Nazism or maybe has been used for practicing Satanism. The Bukowski Chapel is said to have housed and cremated bodies during its “funeral era”, a small building that is also said to be open to all. Welcome to the Official Website of Michigan State Paranormal Investigations! BACK MAIN