Eric Meier is Founding Editor of Ultimate Unexplained (http://UltimateUnexplained.com) and lead explorer of the Haunts and Legends of New York video series (http://bit.ly/HauntsAndLegendsNYS) He is a native Michigander with an interest in geography and history - but will try to keep the reads not as snoozy as you might remember from school.
Nearly Every Piece of Mail in America Was Once Delivered by Vans Built in South Bend, Indiana
The fleet of US Postal Service Zip Vans was all built in South Bend, Indiana by Studebaker.
This Northern Michigan Border Town Once Hosted Smelt Wrestling
The Michigan-Wisconsin border communities of Menominee and Marinette hold an annual smelt festival. Wresting in the fish was one part of the festivities.
When the End of April Looks like the Middle of January, You Must Be in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Check out video of this late-season snowfall from Lakeshore Drive in Marquette in late April 2022.
This Lansing Factory Once Made ‘Sleeping Porches’ Used in Homes Around the World
A small factory in Lansing's Old Town once made 'sleeping porches' used around the world in the early 1900s.
100+ Car Pile-Up Snarls US 131 North of Kalamazoo in Late Season Snowstorm
Drivers on US 131 north of Kalamazoo were at a stand-still much of Saturday (March 12, 2022) after a reported 100 car pile-up occurred in the northbound lanes between Plainwell and Martin.
Trenary French Toast Soaked in Egg Nog is the Epitome of Upper Peninsula Christmas Cuisine
This uniquely Upper Peninsula recipe turns Trenary Toast into a Christmasy egg nog french toast perfect for winter mornings.
Much of the World Once Used Playing Cards on Paper Made in Watervliet, Michigan
For many people around the world, their playing cards began with paper milled in Watervliet, Michigan.
Iconic Tiny Lansing, Michigan Post Office Featured in Postal Calendar
The Merrill Street Post Office in Lansing is a secret to many who live in Michigan's capital city. But's it's well known to postal aficionados.
You Can’t Even See the Road in this First Snowfall of the Season Near Newberry, Michigan
Winter of 2021-2022 is here in Michigan. And it arrived on the first of November. If you need proof, check out these videos from the eastern Upper Peninsula near Newberry.
Northern Lights Hunters Awed By Spectacular Green Fireball Racing Over Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin
Skygazers across the Great Lakes were treated to an extra show on Saturday night with a spectacular green fireball shot westward across the sky.