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: Slide-Away Amusement Park, Kalamazoo
Aside from the old go-kart track, not much is left of this old abandoned Kalamazoo amusement park that was a favorite for many people 30-40 years ago. CLICK IN for photos and location!
EXTINCT MICHIGAN TOWN: Frankenlust, in Bay County
The Michigan town of Frankenlust does not exist anymore. The township still does, and you can roadtrip to where the town once was. CLICK IN for location, some history, and photos!
Why Are These Stonehenge-Type Pillars in a Kalamazoo Park?
It's been called a "Kalamazoo Stonehenge", but it's actually something else. CLICK IN for info, photos and location where you can visit!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Screams at Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail
Screams of accident victims are said to be heard on this Ionia street at different times of dusk and night. CLICK IN for this haunted quickie!
ABANDONED MICHIGAN: Parchment Paper Mill, Kalamazoo County
This historic old factory began around 1909; now it sits in shambles. CLICK IN for location, see what it looked like in the 1930's, and what it looks like now!
Three Michigan Roadtrip Oddities
You're seeing correctly. It's a moose straddling a car. CLICK IN for the location of this and two other Michigan roadside oddities you can check out during a Michigan roadtrip!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: The Bowling Ball Tree in Hulbert
Yup, you read right. It's a bowling ball tree. CLICK IN to see whereabouts in Michigan you can find it and get a selfie!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: The Kalkaska Shoe Tree
Shoe trees are fun, curious, and sometimes creepy. Here's one in Kalkaska that is so cool, it's even listed on Google Maps! CLICK IN to see!
MICHIGAN ROADSIDE ATTRACTION: Fantasy Forest, Battle Creek
CLICK IN to see pictures of this cool Michigan attraction and then visit! Great place to take the kids (or maybe a date)!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Midnight Boys of Forester Cemetery
Young victims of the Michigan Thumb Fire of 1881 are said to haunt the graveyard of the town where they perished. CLICK IN for more info and location!