The Blue Man of Lake Forest Cemetery - "he watches and waits...or maybe he's just bored."
This two-part tale is pure non-sense like most legends, but fun nevertheless. The Blue Man legend, out of Grand Haven, Michigan, has been around for a few decades. The legend states a glowing blue being watches over the cemetery at night. The “blue being” is rumored to be Reverend Ferry, one of Grand Haven’s founding fathers.
The second part alludes to the “stairway to hell” (cue the dramatic music here). In the middle of the cemetery rests an old, winding, uneven staircase leading up to a hill where Grand Haven’s founders were interred. Naturally, it’s considered one of the spookiest parts of the cemetery given its location and old, worn out tombstones scattered about the small plot of land. Of course, this is also where the “blue man” is said to perch himself at night.
There’s a lot more history behind the story, and of course you can read more about it in our book, “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan’s West Coast.” Who doesn’t love a shameless plug? It’s our website, so of course we love them! Click on the book to get yours today for a discount.
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