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. Eric has been on the radio and behind the scenes in the broadcast industry for 30 years and is a past recipient of a New York State Broadcasters award for Best Public Affairs Programming.
Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Were Once Connected by 100 Foot High Waterfall
Incredibly, the Mackinac Straits experience was once as awe-inspiring as Niagara Falls as a 100 foot waterfall connected the two lakes.
This Optical Illusion Railroad Crossing Just South of Michigan State Line Appears Extremely Dangerous
This railroad crossing looks like an odd optional illusion and these are gates you wouldn't want to go around.
Strange White and Black Lane Markers on Michigan Freeways Have a Very Specific Purpose
Some freeways across Michigan have different pavement striping and that lane marking is done deliberately.
Mr. Whippit? Meet the Michigan Man Who Invented the Whipped Cream Spray Can
The person who gave the world whipped cream in a can is a proud Michigander. Here's his story.
A Time Capsule Was Buried in the Deepest Part Lake Superior Years Ago – Will Anyone Remember it’s There?
Michigan's 150th birthday is celebrated with a time capsule to be opened in 2037, containing Governor Blanchard's letter on the importance of its natural resources.
The Deep, Rich Michigan History Behind the Old Brass Spittoon
Long before Detroit was the Motor City, manufacturers there were turning out spittoons the refined reciprocal for those who chew or dip tobacco.
Everyone in South Haven is Confused by this ‘Highway 186′ McDonald’s Billboard
Drivers in South Haven, Michigan, have been puzzled by the billboard on the outskirts of town. It remains unclear what the billboard is intended for, but most believe it is an error.
Some NFL Fans Just Discovered the Detroit Lions Epic 1983 ‘Karate Kick Run’
In 1983, Detroit Lions running back Billy Sims stunned NFL fans with his 'Kung Fu' play against the Houston Oilers.
Michigan Coin Collectors Are Desperate To Find This Obscure Bicentennial Quarter
Rare versions of the 1976 Bicentennial Quarters are worth more. Get the scoop on the coins featuring a Colonial-era drummer on the tail.
Check Your Change – Michigan State Quarter Among the Most Rare
The 50 State Quarters program has Michigan as one of the lower minted states. Now, depending on condition, they may be worth much more than a quarter.