Sunday, October 30, 2005

Farmer's Market Still Open

Please help spread the word, tha the Ypsilanti Farmer's Market will stay open on Saturday into November. Come and see the produce from local farms and crafts. The market will be open from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM every Saturday, as long as the weather premits.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Human Bones Found

The following is from The Ypsilantian of Thursday, June 9,1904.

Forty years ago George Hewitt, a resident of Belleville, walked to Ypsilanti to visit his daughter on Summit street, and started back in the evening. He was never heard from again, seeming to have dropped out of existence. This spring the floods washed away the river bank near the old hotel at Rawsonville, exposing some human bones. Justice A. L. Yeckley found them and investigated futher. The bones were about a foot below the surface and were covered with bottles and tin cans. Part of the bones were washed away, but enough were left to make sure it was a human skeleton. It is thought perhaps this accountes for the body of the missing George Hewitt.

Friday, October 21, 2005

A Ghost! A Ghost!

The folowing story was published by the Ypsilanti Commercial onMarch 16. 1888.

About a year ago one of the Ann Arbor papers published a authentic (?) account of the doings of a ghost in the Court House there, and ever since, the Athens of America has been all puffed up because it had a sort of monopoly of the ghost business. But now it must come down. It has a competitor. Ypsilanti is at present the possessor of a copyrighted ghost, all rights reserved. Let no other twon think they can take it away from us. This, our own and only apparition appears on the streets of a night. It is from nine to twelve feet high, affects black garments, and wears sometimes a white and sometimes a black mask. It has been seen by several people we learn, principally in the fifth ward, but twice on Adams street. A large reward is not offered for its capture, dead or alive. Guesses as to what it is are in order. It may be some one masquearding on stilts to frighten timid people, it may be a ghost, it may be wind; can't tell. Its evident preference for the fifth ward is, to say the least, suggestive. In the mean time, let Ann Arbor remember that it is not the only city in Washtenaw that has spirit.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Telling tales

I will be at the Whittaker Road branch of the Ypsilanti District Library to night to tell local ghost stories. I have been at work on this, and expect to have some good stories to tell. The program is to be in the story room in the first floor youth section of the building. Come and jooin the fun.

I will be telling ghost stories agian on Thursday, at the Michigan Ave branch of the Ypsilanti District Library. Both programs will start at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Ghost Stories

I am scheduled to tell local ghost stories at the Whittaker Road branch of the Ypsilanti District Library on Wednesday, October 19, 2005. The program will start at 7:00 PM, and last about an hour. Then on Thursday, October 20, 2005, I am scheduled to tell ghost stories at the Michigan Ave. branch of the Ypsilanti District Library.

I am having fun putting the program together, and should have some good local stories to tell. All I need is for you to come and enjoy the show.