May 21, 2023
NEW BOOK COMING - "ABANDONED PLACES - HAUNTED SPACES" Michigan's Forgotten
LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE A LOCATION & JOIN US ON OUR INVESTIGATION
Many pass down a road or hike down a trail and see a dilapitated home or building. Although curious, don't think about the people who lived there or what happened intide those run-down walls. Every abandoned location, however, holds memories of its past. Families and people who may have stayed there. Do their spirits still reside? Will they reveal of mystery of the past.
Join Kat Tedsen as she searches out those abandoned places and etells the true events that surround the location. She will conduct a paranormal investigation at each and discover if the spirits of their former residents wish to reveal what happened that will include unsolved murders, tragic events and unexplained mysteries.
NOTE: Kat Tedsen is currently busy investigating and researching Michigan's ghost towns, abandoned homes, buildings and cemeteries. If you have an abandoned location in Michigan with an interesting past, please let us know. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: The location must be legally accessible. If you get Kat and her team inside the location, we invite you to join us!
JOIN KAT @ MID-MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION, Soaring Eagle Casino - November 4 and 5
Kat will, once again, be speaking at the 2023 Mid-Michigan Paranormal Convention held at the Soarding Eagle Casino, Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th. This is the largest convention in Lower Michigan and features many vendors along with noted mediums, paranormal authors, and others in the field of the unexplained.
A great way to network and expand your knowledge of paranomal phenomena.
VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE FOR DETAILS & TO GET YOUR TICKET: https://www.midmichiganparacon.com
December 1, 2022
After two quiet years, 2022 was busy. I want to thank all the libraries that invited me out to share stories of hauntings and unexplained events in Michigan's past. I had a great time.
I really enjoyed meeting all the folks who came out to hear me speak at the Mid-Michigan Paranormal Convention. I was great chatting with many of you. I will say my presentation was a bit more challenging than others when the technical connections failed. That was the first time that happened. In spite of that, I continued with the presentation without visual. Perhaps less impactful BUT and I was happy so many of you turned out and stayed to the end.
PRESENTATION SCHEDULE - 2023
Contact Kat if you would like to have her speak at your library, conference, or group activity.
We are already receiving presentation requests from libraries. It looks like 2023 may be a very busy year. Check the main page of our website, to see what's already scheduled.
*** If you'd like me to give a presentation at your library, group or other event, email: email@example.com or contact me at 586-260-5305.
NEW BOOK COMING
We are very excited to announce a new book is iin the works. Research is on-the-way for a fifth book. This one will focus on abandoned places in Michigan with a haunted past. I have 3 great stories so far. However, we need MORE great locations.
*** CONTACT KAT IF YOU HAVE a location that may fit into this catgory. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 586-260-5305
BOOK SIGNING & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS -- FALL 2021
Check out Haunted Travels of Michigan's main page for the latest in Kat Tedsen's public appearances this fall, 2021. Note, that she'll be doing a book signing at the Festival of Oddities at the Courthouse Museum in Charlotte, MI, September 4th and presentation at the following locations:
... White Lake Public Library (October 13) ... Canton Public Library (October 19) ... Spring Lake Public Library
(October 26)... PLUS ... FESTURED PRESENTER at MIDWEST PARAFEST (Grand Blanc/Flint), November 4.
July 9, 2021
A NEW BEGINNING - POST PANDEMIC 2021
It has been a long, quiet year or two but, thankfully, the plague seems to be more under control and a return to normalcy is close at hand. That means things are kicking back into gear for Kat and Haunted Travels of Michigan.
BOOK SIGNING - FESTIVAL OF ODDITIES, Charlotte, MI - September 4, 2021
Kat will be signing books and chatting with folks at this year's FESTIVAL OF ODDITIES in Charlotte, MI. Join Kat and a variety of folks focusing on the weird, unusual, and bizarre!
FEATURED SPEAKER ENGAGEMENT @ MID-MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION, FLINT, MI -- Nov.ember 7, 2021)
We are very happy to announce KAT TEDSEN will be one of the featured speakers at this November's MID MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION in Flint, Michigan. There are othr great speakers. The Con happens on Sunday, Novembrer 7th. Check out their website for details.
LIBRARY SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS COMING -- OCTOBER 2021
Kat will be speaking at the WhITE LAKE LIBRARY and NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP AREA LIBRARY this fall. Dates TBD. Stay tuned for further details. If you'd like Kat to speak at your libary, contact Haunted Travels of Michigan: Email: email@example.com or Cell: 586-260-530
HAVE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY YOU'D LIKE KAT TEDSEN TO INVESTIGATE? -
Have you been having unsettling paranormal activity at your location and need a serious, objective investigation (without all the wackiness of TV), contact firstname.lastname@example.org
March 16, 2019
WOLCOTT MILL , Ray, MI- 2019 Schedule Released. REGISTRATION BEGINS
We're looking forward to another interesting year of paranormal investigations at Historic Wolcott Mill in Ray, Michigan. Click on the link below for details on our night of investigation and for registration.
WOLCOTT WEBSITE for more information and registration: http://www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
KAT TEDSEN - FEATURED SPEAKER IN ** MAY ** MIDWEST PARAFEST, HISTORIC TOLDEO YACHT CLUB
Kat will be a featured speaker at this year's MIDWEST PARAFEST. She'll be sharing a dark story about a patient at Eloise Psychiatric Hospital in the mid 1970's. She observed this patient during her college psych class project and watched as he descended into a dark world of night terror. We hope you can join her. Tickets $40.00
October 14, 2018
KAT'S OCTOBER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, PUBLIC INVESTIGATIONS & NEW PARA CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 24th @ 7:00 pm
“Stepping Into Darkness” - Presentation
Norton Shores Library, Muskegon District Library
705 Seminole Rd., Norton Shores, MI 49441
Kat will share a couple of her dark stories from the new book, “Stepping Into Darkness” pus a case she and her sister, Bev Rydel, investigated on Michigan’s west side. An investigation that was Kat’s most unsettling.
An Evening with the SPIRITS: Historic Wolcott Mill
THIS INVESTIGATION IS SOLD OUT. We will be holding future investigations at Wolcott Mill in 2019. To be placed on the notice list when new dates are set, send us your name and email with estimate number in your party to: email@example.com
OCTOBER 29th @ 6:30 pm
“Haunted Macomb County” - Presentation
Clinton-Macomb Library, Main Branch
40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
Registration begins for this free presentation October 15th for Macomb County residents and October 22 for non-residents. To register contact the library via phone or email:
1) Via phone (586-226-5040) or
1) Via Website https://cmpl.org/newsletter-notify/
MIDWEST PARFEST - May 11, 2019
Mark your calendars now! Kat Tedsen along with Katrina Weidman (Paranormal State, Paranormal Lockdown), Jeff Mudgett (Great-Great grandson of H.H. Holmes - American Ripper (as seen on the History Channel) and other noted speakers will be at the May 11, 2019 Midwest Parafest. Come on out!
Tickets $40; VIP Tickets $100
WEBSITE for Tickets: http://www.erieshoresparanormal.com/?page_id=767
WEBSITE for Speakers: http://www.erieshoresparanormal.com/?page_id=648
August 23, 2018
HAUNTED ROMEO - 2018 POSTEPONED UNTIL 2019
The Romeo DDA has been working hard to find a central meeting spot (base camp) for our 2018 Haunted Romeo event. Unfortunately, this year they weren't able to acquire one. As a result, we had to cancel this year's event.
They will regroup and see what can be done for 2019.
Thanks everyone for your interest in our Haunted Romeo event. We hope to return next year.
August 2, 2018
WOLCOTT MILL - First investigation complete!
The summer has been a busy one for the HT of M group. Our first public investigation at Historic Wolcott Mill (Ray, MI) on July 21, 2018, was a very interesting one. It seems the Mill never fails to offer some kind of unexplainable activities. We have set up the link for evidence recorded in 2018 and will be adding to it as the other investigations rollout. The website for our Wolcott event with evidence is: http://www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
HAUNTED ROMEO - The Reveal: Final Details To Come
We are in discussions with the Romeo Downtown Development Authority for another public paranormal event. We're attempting to work out details of the event. We're very excited about this year's Haunted Romeo because we'll be revealing some of the most compelling evidence recorded over the past two years and share some of the bizarre and dark history of this historic community. The presentation will then be followed by a paranormal investigation of several locations in downtown Romeo.
I hope we can work out final details in the next few weeks. We'll send out notices to our Haunted Travels of Michigan Friends and post it here. You can also check our
FACEBOOK PAGE HAUNTED TRAVELS OF MICHIGAN ON FACEBOOK
FALL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS - STEPPING INTO DARKNESS & HAUNTED MACOMB COUNTY
Kat will be speaking at the NORTON SHORES LIBRARY near Grand Rapids on Tuesday, October 24th and the CLINTON-MACOMB LIBRARY in Macomb, MI October 29. Visit our main page for times and further details!
HAVE A HAUNTED LOCATION YOU"D LIKE US TO CHECK OUT?
If you live in a location with paranormal activity and are fearful about what's going on, lets talk. Mail inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 5, 2018
LORENZO CULTURAL CENTER, Macomb Community College
PRESENTATION: HAUNTED MACOMB COUNTY (April 7)
THANKS to all who came out to hear Kat speak at the LORENZO CULTURAL CENTER on April 7th. Her topic covered true accounts of hauntings in Macomb County.
APRIL 24th @ 7 pm. Mt. Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Ave., Mt. Clemens, MI
STEPPING INTO DARKNESS PRESENTATION
Kat Tedsen will present two stories from the new book, "Stepping Into Darkness" plus a bonus story from a new book. This third story takes us close to home and a haunting in Mount Clemens, Michigan.
MAY 19 - 11:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. - WESTLAND HISTORICAL PARK MUSEUM, 857 N Wayne Rd, Westland, MI: ELOISE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING
Kat Tedsen will be on-hand signing copies of her books at the exhibit opening of the Eloise Psychiatric Hospital. The exhibit/museum will include historic artifacts that have taken over 10 years to collect.
Kat's new book, "Stepping Into Darkness" features a true account of an Eloise patient and his progression into a dark world of night terrors.
REGISTRATION CONTINUES for the JULY 23, 2018 investigation at HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL, Ray MI
Openings remain for our July 23 public investigation at Wolcott Mill. Visit the website for details and registration. Price for th einvestigation is $47.50 and includes light food/refreshments plus investigation of the old mill and surrounding buildings from 7 pm to 11 pm.
February 17, 2018
PUBLIC INVESTIGATIONS @ HISTORIC WOLCOTT MILL 2018 SCHEDULED
Registration is open for our 2018 Woodcut Mill Investigations. We have three days set. One in July, one in September and one in October. This is one of the most active locations we've investigated. The Haunted Travels of Michigan team is always eager to get back in there and see what new evidence can be recorded. Hope you can join us this year~
Go to our website for registration: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
NEW BOOK "STEPPING INTO DARKNESS" Schedule for bookstore release this April
I'm very excited at the final bookstore release of our book STEPPING INTO DARKNESS, which should be in in bookstores (including Amazon and Barnes and Noble) by this April.
This book is especially meaningful to me because it is the last book project with my deceased sister, Bev Rydel. The work and excite we had together on this last book will always be held close to my heart. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it.
SPRING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
APRIL 7th at 1:00 p.m.: "HAUNTED MACOMB COUNTY" - Lorenzo Cultural Center, Macomb Center for Performing Arts.
APRIL24th @ 7:00 p.m.: "STEPPING INTO DARKNESS". A story from our new book plus a special haunting in Mount Clemens.
July 27, 2017
HAUNTED ROMEO 2017 - TICKET SALES BEGIN
Plans have been finalized. There will be five locations investigated over a 6 hour period of time. Octobrer 7 and 21 are the dates. Locations will be revealed the night of the investigation.
The Romeo DDA will, once again, be handling overall organization of this unique paranormal event and Haunted Travels of Michigan will handle ticket sales and organization of event day investigations.
Price has been set at $75 plus $5 processing fee ($80). Ticket sales will begin on Thursday, July 27. There is limited guest numbers for this event. It will sell out quickly
Visit the event website for details and to purchase tickets: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/hauntedromeo
PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS FOR FALL BEGIN
SEPTEMBER 23 (Saturday) - CAPITAL AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY (Webberville & S. Lansing)
Kat willl be giving two presentations, each different.
The first will be WEBBERVILLE 1 pm. Kat will tell two stories from her new book "Stepping into Darkness". The second will be @ the SOUTH LANSING BRANCH, 3 pm, Kat will share some of her most haunted investigations spanning a 12 year period of time.
OCTOBER 23, TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY, Troy, MI
Kat will take her guests on roadtrip sharing some of her most haunted investigations in Michigan. She may even take to outside the state to one of her most surprising paranormal investigations at one of Ohio's most haunted prisons. She'll end the evening, by sharing a story from her new book, STEPPING INTO DARKNESS.
NOVEMBER 3 - OLD MILL PARAFEST, Dundee, MI
Kat will be one of the featured speakers at Lower Michigan's biggest paranormal convention. Other featured speakers will be Steve Gonsaalves (former star of "Ghost Hunters"); Kratrina Weldman (co-star of Paranormal Lockdown); and Jeff Belanger (author and public speaker). Check the conference website for details: OLD MILL PARAFEST 2017
April 17, 2017
HAUNTED ROMEO 2017 *Plus* SUMMER LOCKDOWN — UPDATE!
I have meet with the Romeo DDA this weekend. We tentatively have Saturday, October 7 and Saturday, October 21 scheduled for this year's Haunted Romeo event. We are looking at 5 different locations for each event. Price is pending.
We're also hoping to find a location for a *lockdown* this summer. There are several locations where this may be possible and the DDA is attempting to get approval from the owner(s).
A lot of great things happening in Romeo, Michigan this year.
April 9, 2017
HAUNTED ROMEO 2017
I will be meeting with the Romeo Downtown Development Authority in the next few weeks to look at dates for this year's Haunted Romeo event. I'll keep everyone updated on dates, etc.
THANKS TO THE LORENZO CENTER - HARPER WOODS PUBLIC SCHOOLS - LIVONIA GHOST HUNTERS
II had a great time speaking at Macomb Community College's Lorenzo Center sharing some of my most interesting investigation in Macomb County and other locations. It was especially nice to see some familiar faces, including people I haven't see for many years.
I also had a fantastic time speaking at Harper Woods Junior High School. For that, I spoke a bit about myself, what ti's like to be an author, and even put in a few ghostly tidbits. I would love to do more engagements like this.
I also enjoyed speaking at the historic Blue House and want to thank the Livonia Ghost Hunters for having me out.
HOUGHTON HEIGHTS PARA-CON, Houghton, Lake, MI - May 20, 2017
I will be speaking at this year's Houghton Lake paranormal convention May 20th. I'll be speaking around 4 or 4:30 pm on Saturday.
Admission is $45 for regular admission or $65 for VIP. Link for more information and tickets is:
Haunted Heights ParaCon
Spring is a great time to come up to Houghton Lake. Hope to see some of you there.
January 26, 2017
STEPPING INTO DARKNESS @ Historic Blue House, Livonia, MI - FEBRUARY 16 @ 7:30 pm
TICKETS $12 (on sale now) - STEPPING INTO DARKNESS TICKETS
Hosted by the Livonia Ghost Hunters, Kat will be giving a special presentation at the very historic Blue House in Livonia, Michigan at 7:30, Feb. 16. She'll be sharing a story or two (with evidence) from her Haunted Travels of Michigan books AND one from her forthcoming book, Stepping Into Darkness. ELOISE: THE DARK THINGS.
The story of the Dark Things recounts Kat's experience. In the 1970's, for a college psych project, she was assigned to a psychiatric patient at Eloise Mental Hospital in Westland. Her assignment was to become friendly with the patient and observe changes, if any, over the course of their treatment. Kate will share the history of Eloise, her impression of the hospital in 1970's, and the compelling story of Mark, her young patient, and his progression into a dark world of night terrors.
WOLCOTT MILL - SUMMER INVESTIGATIONS: Registration begins January 27, 2017
We're excited to get back to Wolcott Mill. Our favorite Macomb County haunt. Price remains the same ($40/pp). Website is: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/wolcott
January 10, 2017
A new year begins and so does the planning stage of new para-adventures! We're working on a few things right now.
One thing that's certain, we will be returning to Historic Wolcott Mil. Summer dates are June 24 and July 22. Registisration will begin January 27, 2017.
I'll be meeting with the group later this month to throw some ideas around.
December 11, 2016
We want to send out a sincere thank you to all who have come out to our events and speaking engagements this year. We had some interesting adventures together! We'll be looking at new places to hunt down next year and will return to a few favorite spots.
Best wishes to all for a joyful holiday season and a happy 2017.
EVIDENCE ROOMS ESTABLISHED for ROMEO and MARSHALL INVESTIGATIONS
We have set up the Evidence Rooms for a few of our 2016 public investigations (see below)
HAUNTED ROMEO (October and November): www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/hauntedromeo/evidence
HAUNTED HALL-O-WEEKEND IN MARSHALL:
EVIDENCE BEING REVIEWED - MACKINAC ISLAND & WOLCOTT MILL (October events)
We do have evidence from our Haunted Weekend in Mackinac Island and our October Wolcot Mill investigations. There is there further analysis that needs to be done on all and I, personally, have about 16 hours of audio still to be reviewed. It's been a very busy September through November and I admit to being behind on audio analaysis. Your patience will be appreciated as I continue review.
October 4, 2016
HAUNTED ROMEO/ROMEO HAUNTED EVE - October. 8th
The HT of M team has been very busy conducted a series of controlled investigation in Romeo, MI. We have selected 7 of the 15 locations investigated and we're ready to go for our October 8th evening of paranormal investigations. All of our are very excited to share these locations with registered guests.
This special weekend sold out within 2 minutes of ticket sales opening. Because of the public's interest, we are hoping to have more Haunted Romeo events in 2016. The website for Haunted Romeo is: www.hauntedtravelsmi.com/hauntedromeo
WILLARD LIBRARY, MILLER STONE BUILDING, Battle Creek, MI - October 20, 6:30 pm
Kat Tedsen will be the featured speaker at 6:30 pm, October 20th at the Willard Library in Battle Creek. She will be sharing a story from the Haunted Travels of Michigan book series, THE HOLLY DEMON. This story was selected by the SyFy Paranormal Network, adapted for TV, and aired on their TV series "Paranormal Witness." The network's adaptation did not offer the full story of what happened in Holly, Michigan that evening. This time, you'll hear the story as it actually happened.
Her second story will be from her forthcoming book, "Stepping Into Darkness." It is called, "Eloise Psychiatric Hospital: The Dark Things." The story is based on Kat's experience during a college psych project where she was required to observe a patient for a series of weeks. She'll share some of the history of Eloise and the story of her patient, Mark, and his progression into a world of night terrors.
This presentation is free.
HAUNTED WEEKEND ON MACKINAC ISLAND - Sept. 23-25 ... THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who came to our 2016 Haunted Weekend on Mackinac Island! What a great time we had. The weather held up. In fact, it was a beautiful, cool, sunny weekend. Our day time investigation at Devi's Kitchen and the investigation of Frances Lacey's last known location went smoothly.
The Ghastly Mackinac Tour and investigation of Fort Mackinac produced some very interesting results! The barracks and prison had several very response EMF hits.
Room 2200 at the Straits Lodge was also crazy. One member of the group, during a session in the room, felt a sudden hot, burning sensation on the back of her neck. We pulled back the shirt a little to see a rather large burn mark that had what looked to be a handprint.
Later that night, in the main public sitting room of the lodge, we received a possible communication from a passed mother from two of our guests.
It will take time to review the audio (hours and hours of audio). We'll keep our guests posted on results in the upcoming months.
It will take awhile to go through the hours and
STILL TO COME: I
... Oct. 22, Wolcott Mill Investigation
... Oct. 25, Clarkston Public Library Presentation
... Oct. 28-30, A Haunted Hall-O-Weekend in Marshall Michgain
HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE!