Oakhurst Cemetery

The 4 Creepiest Cemeteries in West Michigan

Cemeteries are generally places of mourning and reverence, but some of them are quite notorious for having a life — or an afterlife — of their own. I explored some of the creepiest cemeteries West Michigan has to offer, and even during the day, things seemed pretty eerie.

Enjoy this visual tour of these places as they were well-lit and “normal,” and visit them in the dark (with permission, of course) at your own risk!

Nunica Cemetery

Known as being one of the most haunted places in Michigan, Nunica Cemetery is a hot spot for any soul looking to be scared. There are many unusual headstones, and floating lights, ghosts banging on the shack, and figures appearing and disappearing are all regular occurrences.

Just ask any local — they can all tell you about the stories they have heard, or even experienced, in this cemetery.

Nunica Cemetery Entrance | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Nunica Cemetery Entrance | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Nunica Oak | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Nunica Oak | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Nunica Headstones | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Nunica Headstones | Photo by Gideon Hunter
The Wooden &Quot;Emily.&Quot; Grave | Photo By Gideon Hunter
The wooden “Emily.” grave | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Nunica Benchstone | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Nunica Benchstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Nunica Lion Headstone | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Nunica Lion Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Nunica Mushroom Headstone | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Nunica Mushroom Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Nunica Headstone | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Nunica Unique Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter

Mouth Cemetery

Headstones are broken, fences are torn and falling down, and overgrowth swallows the cemetery whole. Mouth Cemetery, located in Montague, is the scariest cemetery in West Michigan by far. More ghost stories come from this cemetery than from all other cemeteries in the area combined.

Mouth Cemetery is easily known to local ghost enthusiasts as being a highly active and thriving place for the creepy. With only one streetlight dimly lighting the dirt road, you will have to walk through this terrifying cemetery in pitch black.

After a visit here, just the thought of a cemetery will be enough to make you shiver.

Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery Entrance | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Section Of Mouth Cemetery Fence | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Section of Mouth Cemetery fence | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Unmounted Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Wooden Cross | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Unmounted Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Broken Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Unique Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Fenced Off Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Two Faces | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Unique Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery Historic Marker Sign | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery historic marker sign | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Overgrowth | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Unmounted Headstones | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Broken Fence | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Mouth Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Mouth Eerie Tree | Photo by Gideon Hunter

Oakhurst Cemetery

Located in Whitehall, the eerie presence of being in Oakhurst Cemetery after dark will give you chills. The cemetery is along a relatively busy road, so its eerie vibe dies down during the day but soon fades with the sun.

Oakhurst Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Cemetery Entrance | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Headstones | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Unique Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst D | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Headstones | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Raised Headstones | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Cemetery | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Oakhurst Tree | Photo by Gideon Hunter

Pine Hill Cemetery

In the small Village of Fruitport, you can find Pine Hill Cemetery. This small cemetery has generated a lot of scary stories and experiences among the locals, but being such a small town, the stories don’t usually go far.

Don’t let that fool you, though! This site is less well known, but that does not make it any less creepy and worth visiting!

Pine Hill | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill Cemetery Entrance | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill Twin Trees | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill Headstones| Photo by Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill Crooked Shack | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill Unique Headstone | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill Cemetery | Photo by Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill | Photo By Gideon Hunter
Pine Hill Steps | Photo by Gideon Hunter

Plan Your Tour of Creepy Cemeteries in West Michigan

You don’t have to wait until fall and Halloween to visit these spooky cemeteries. You can check them out any time of the year. When you do, check out the seasonal things to do in West Michigan too — spring, summer, fall, and winter!

Have you had any creepy encounters at one of these cemeteries? Tell us in the comments!

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