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The White Pines Townhomes are allegedly built on an area that was inhabited by the local Indian tribe. The tribe used to summer on the shores of Budd Lake and hunted and fished in the forests and meadows surrounding the lake before they were mowed down by the loggers of the late 18th century. It is said that during construction of the White Pines Townhomes, bones and other artifacts were dug up, lots of them. Instead of reporting the find to the authorities for the State of Michigan or the Chippewa Tribe, not wanting to stop work while the site was combed over for more relics and remains, the builder threw the bones away and kept right on digging and building.

Now most of the townhome tenants report banging on the walls, lights that flash on and off, and bulbs that burn out quickly. Late at night in the wooded area directly behind White Pines and the grocery store, many people have reported hearing muffled voices and children's laughter. On one certain night of the year many tenants experience the same paranormal activity: the chanting and drumming of some long ago Native American ceremony. Some have even reported the lingering smell of wood smoke of fires from long-ago. Most of the residents have experienced some type of paranormal activity, and most have reported the same things as Courtney has experienced.
Submitted by Ashleigh

Comment by M.O.M.: I currently live in the white pines townhomes and none of what was said in this entry is true. All of this land was woods dating back before the loggers. We do occasionally experience unexplained noises and sometimes we see shadowy figures out of the corners of our eyes but that is all.
Whoever submitted that story did not fact check. I have been to city hall and viewed the records for this property. It was woods. There was no burial ground and the story of the bones being found during construction is false.

    

Comment by Frank: Frank isn't my real name. A friend told me to visit this site and straighten things out, especially the comment made by M. O. M. My family has been in this area since the mid-1800s, and if you are a local, you would recognize my family name. My great-grandfather built a cabin by hand that used to stand where the expressway is now. My grandfather was born in that cabin. My grandfather had a farm and was a logger in the winter during Michigan's ''White Pine Era. ''

My dad had a farm along 61 that was passed to me when he died. The reason I am writing is that I am one of the guys who cleared the land for what was Glen's Market and later Family Fare. We also cleared the land for the White Pine's townhomes. You know the deal living in this part of Michigan. Jobs are scarce, and if you want to make a buck, you jump on an opportunity when it comes up.

Myself and three friends bid to remove the trees and clear the land, and yes during this process we uncovered bones, lots of them. My grandfather told me that the local tribe used to summer along the banks of Budd Lake. They would hunt fish and enjoy the area with their families, and it provided an abundance for them.

This was not a burial ground. That was north and west of the town. I know where it is and won't tell anyone. M. O. M. Commented on the story claiming it wasn't a burial ground, and she is right. However the author never claimed it to be. When we kept coming across the bones we told our boss who told us to ''ditch them'' before the project was cancelled. We didn't. (My old boss is dead so he can't be upset with me for ignoring his order. )

We kept cutting trees and bulldozing stumps, but we put the bones in several (six or seven if I remember. Lots of bones, remember? ) Burlap Millers bags. When we had two full bags, not thinking there could possibly be more we took them to a friend who is a shaman. He blessed them and took them to Mt. Pleasant. At the end of the project we had five more bags. We dug a hole next to an oak tree in a woodlot we saved just south of the property and behind white pines. The four of us said a prayer and asked for a blessing on the bones and the area and left.




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As a child of 14 I lived for a short time in an old white farmhouse across from a small lake on Grant Road. I lived with four other children and my mother and stepfather. I had the bedroom on the upper floor of the home that resembled an old attic. At night I could hear slow and steady steps of what sounded like that of an old person with a walker or cane. I was never in fear, always calm as I lay in bed and listened to sweet song of a soft female voice singing me to sleep. I had never had a grandmother in my life, so I thought maybe it was her in my dreams until one horrible night.

The kitchen below my bedroom caught on fire and was trapped in my room with no way out. I could see her through the smoke and flames that came about me. As I lay down to take my last breath I heard her whisper in my ear. She told me of a story. Many years ago Harrison was a logging town, and the house was hers. She was older and lived alone. Her sister long passed. She was left alone with no children, only a very greedy nephew. One night he came to her and asked for some money to pay off some gambling debts that he had accrued at the local night club/cat house, as she called it. She refused to pay his debt, and so he was angry and pushed her down the stairs. She said she lay there at the bottom still for the longest time, just as I lay there dying. She told me that he looked all over the house then she laughed.... A loud roaring laugh.... However, he would never find it. What you ask .... The money.
 

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