Michigan is known for its automotive industry and for its unusually large number of lakes. The town of Forester on its east coast has a story to tell and that is about the ghost of Minnie Quay. In this connotation, we are going to put forth to you the creepy legend that the Michigan residents have been sharing to each other since ages. There is indeed an interesting and scary legend centring the ghost of Minnie Quay, the forester Michigan.
Legend of Minnie Quay in Michigan
It was here that a couple James Quay and his wife made their living out of a tavern they built in the year 1852. This tavern is of course now still lies unvisited by anybody and is in an abandoned state. The story goes back to the days when Minnie Quay, their daughter at the age of fifteen started taking a fancy to a sailor who was a regular visitor to Forester. She wanted to marry him and very soon the town was agog with stories of their clandestine meetings.
The small town as well as the parents did not approve of the relationship as it was considered inappropriate of good girls or girls from good families to marry men from high seas. When one day, Minnie heard that her sailor friend had met his death in a storm at sea, she was heart broken and being of impressionable age, took an unfortunate drastic step in committing suicide. She did this by plunging into the cold waters of the Lake Huron and people did not get a chance to rescue her.
Ghost of Minnie Quay : The Forester
Many decades later, people passing by this part near the shoreline of Lake Huron in close proximity to the tavern reported a sound of mournful grief coming out of the water and also from near the tavern. Some people have testified to seeing a young girl in her teens trying to call them and some others have also reported witnessing this kind of an apparition a few times in the past as well, both near the tavern as well as within the waters of the lake. One such girl who said that she noticed this was found drowned in the lake a few days later in rather strange circumstances.
This tavern over the years has stood all alone as a mute witness to a blossoming love that was cut short by fate.
Visitors’ experiences at the Haunted Minnie Quay’s Cemetery
Coordinates: 43°31′27″N 82°35′50″W
I go camping every year at Forester Campgrounds. One night around 12 my friend and I were sitting on a picnic table under the picnic area. I was talking to him when I looked over by the swing set. Behind the swing set is somewhat of a boardwalk. I have seen feet, with the bottom of a white gown walking. There was no top. Only feet and the bottom of the gown. It took me a second to understand what it was. I am more than positive it was Minnie. Honestly speaking, I was very scared and thus absconded. I am a strong believer in Minnie Quay. – Courtney Renee
I just wanted to say that I have personally been to Minnie Quay’s cemetery and it is true you do see and hear her. Her faded apparition kind of moves and suddenly disappears and reappears somewhere else. It is kind of scary. – Maria
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