John has spent over 50 years as an entertainer: Rock musician/singer, TV host, author, columnist, actor, producer, emcee and radio broadcaster. John and 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln are cousins. Favorite actors/actresses include: Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss. As for favorite television shows, nowadays everything on TV stinks (unless it's an historic documentary). Favorite music of all-time includes surf, psychedelia, garage bands, Motown and just plain ol’ good time Rock & Roll. His NEWEST book, "Paranormal Michigan" has been released and his rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available as well. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
ABANDONED MICHIGAN: The Old Farmhouse in the Woods
This old 1878 farmhouse contains many items left behind. What made the old residents in such a hurry to leave? CLICK IN to go inside and see the remains!
Man Who Played “The Mummy” in 1940 is Buried in Michigan
HALLOWEEN IN CLOSING IN! And the mummy is buried right here in Michigan! Well, the man who played him in 1940 is. CLICK in for location and watch the movie trailers!
Yes, There Were Pirates on the Great Lakes
Pirates sailed the Great Lakes for a few hundred years, smuggling and bootlegging. Are there any pirate treasures at the bottom of any of our Great Lakes? CLICK IN for some details on the pirates that once roamed Michigan waters!
MICHIGAN ‘LOST’ TOWN: Jericho Corners, Van Buren County
It's a town that never got off the ground...but was it ever intended to? CLICK IN to see the location of this curious Michigan community!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Sinclair Gas Station Replica in Cassopolis
THE BRONTOSAURUS IS BACK! Many Michiganders who remember gassing up at Sinclair stations will enjoy stopping here for a photo. CLICK IN for location!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Unmarked Graves of Mt. Pleasant Center
A few hundred unmarked graves could be part of one of Michigan's Most haunted locations. CLICK IN for the tale!
MICHIGAN ROADTRIP: The Pickle Barrel House, in Grand Marais
It started out as an idea from a 1914 cartoon strip. CLICK IN for details, pictures, and where to visit!
The ‘Lost’ Michigan Town That Was Visited by President Nixon
The "hardly-a-town" of Ivanhoe in the Thumb just has a church. That's it. But Prez Nixon visited in 1974. CLICK IN for details, photos, and location!
MICHIGAN ‘LOST’ TOWN: Rodney, in Mecosta County
The 'lost' town of Rodney happens to be the home of characters found in Lansing native Jef Mallett's comic strip "Frazz". CLICK IN for photos, location, and some history!
ABANDONED MICHIGAN: The Miracle Twin Drive-In Theater, Burton
The Miracle Twin Drive-in screens still stand, deteriorating as time goes by. CLICK IN to see current photos of this old drive-in movie theater!