My name is Drew, and in late
1966, two friends of mine Dan
and Tom asked me to go with them to a party on the beach at
Michigan. I was about 15 years old at that time. Ghost stories
being told around the campfire by almost everyone their, most
I had already heard.
the night went on a young
girl about 17 years old started telling a story about a family
Doctor's with the last name of Blood. It was out on Round Lake
Dewitt, MI, about 100 miles from the beach party, but only 20
from my home in Lansing. The Bloods had a lot of land where
family lived. The most interesting part was that they had a
graveyard on the property and that the whole area was
She said that she saw gravestones that dated back to1800.
their prom night she and
some of her friends decided to go out to the Cemetery.
looked around at the headstones for a while. As it started to
the fog hung thick, and a full moon was rising so they started
to scare each other. Then the young girls' prom date decided
to go into
Dr. Blood's house because he thought no one lived there any
They waited about an hour or so, and when he didn't return
scared and headed for the Dewitt police department. When they
to tell the police, the officer on duty said "don't you kids
better, old Dr. Blood lives out there and he doesn't like
trespassing on his property". He also went onto say that he
"Dr. Blood was harmless and he's in his 80's" so, he didn't
would be any problem. They all returned to the property,
everyone's shock when they got back, the whole house were
The fire department was called, but in vane, because the house
the ground. The next day there was a search party, but
thing that was found in the rubble were the remains of the
that had gone into the house the night before. The paper
his hands and feet had been bound. Dr. Blood's remains were
of the searchers that
afternoon found a freshly dug grave, when they unearthed it, a
coffin was found. Upon opening it, they found the body of Mrs.
She was dressed in a red gown, with her arms; legs and head
There had been no coroner's report of a body being buried
there, or any
police report of any murder.
girl at the campfire
that night said that the ghost of Dr Blood; to this day roams
cemetery at night, with a shotgun in one hand, and an ax in
That night was the last time I
heard or saw the young girl who
first told me about Blood Cemetery, but it wouldn't be my last
experience with the Blood family.
After I returned from Lake
told some of my friends the
story I had heard, some told me there own stories, about how
been scared out at the cemetery. Mark said he had seen a ghost
old man wandering the graveyard as if he was lost.
said that he saw an apparition of an elderly man carrying a
body and it
appeared to be headless and arm less.
Another 2 years would go by,
got the nerve to visit this
so-called haunted Cemetery. You see I never quite believed
stories", until I saw the most BLOOD CHILLING things myself.
The first time I went there was
Dan and JC. It was a steamy
hot July night. The moon was big and full and it lit up the
as if it were daylight, the fog was drifting over the Cemetery
rolled in from the lake. The feeling in the air was
At the entrance to the Cemetery
two old rusted iron gates, and
hanging above was a sign saying Blood Cemetery. By the light
moon you could see the old grave stones. Some had been toppled
and some were broken. The weeds were about knee high.
There was a
smell of jasmine in the air.
After looking around for a few
minutes, I decided to scare the two of
them. I had taken one of my mother's old white nightgowns and
I hung it
from a fence post when I was sure they weren't looking. There
slight breeze in the air that night and I thought it would
look like it
was floating in the breeze. Just as I was about to put my plan
action, I heard JC scream. Dan and I went running over, he
told us that
he had seen a woman's figure in a long red gown. He said that
appeared to be headless and armless, and was coming right
when she disappeared into thin air. I thought that he
the gown I had hung on the post. I took Dan and JC over to see
had hung the old nightgown, and surely what JC had saw was my
joke, but when we got there the gown was gone.
Feeling a little spooked from
had thought he'd seen we started
our way out of the Cemetery to leave. On our way out I said to
was quit a bit taller that me, pull the sign down, and we'll
home with us.
Our night at Blood Cemetery was
uneventful, except for the woman
in the red gown. We went back to Dan's farmhouse, where he
his Mom, Dad, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. It was late
when we got
there, so the 3 of us went to bed, after putting the sign on
Dan's dresser. The next morning when we got up we had
breakfast and got
cleaned up, Dan told his father about the sign we took the
before. With instant anger, his father demanded to see the
this task proved not to be so easy, because when we went to
to get it, IT WAS GONE. Dan questioned his brothers and
they all swore they hadn't seen it, let alone take it.
After a couple of day's, of
were sure that Dan's brothers
and sister's had nothing to do with the missing sign. We drove
to Round Lake. When we got to the Cemetery, there it was
the old rusty gates was the sign we had taken two nights
looking like it had never been disturbed.
Several more years had gone by,
ran into some friends at a
restaurant, on Halloween night. They talked me into going out
again. (After all it was HALLOWEEN) When we got there the
about chest high and the fences were falling down. One of the
the group called us over; he was shining his flashlight on a
We couldn't believe what we were seeing. There lying over the
a large piece of glass about 6 feet long, and about 2 feet
incased in it were a dozen long stem roses imbedded in the
Just about that time we heard a
shotgun blast. We ran back to our
vehicles, and the right side of Dan's car had been shot, and
windows had been shattered. Needless to say we got the hell
there. With people seeing ghosts, hearing things, and the car
shot up. I swore I would NEVER go back out there again. But
learned you should (NEVER SAY, NEVER.)
When I was about 26 or 27 years
was riding with some motorcycle
enthusiasts. It was a beautiful June day; the skies were blue
clear. It was hot, but who cares when you're on your bike. My
friend Chris rode with me on the back of my bike. She had
heard so many
stories about the Blood family, she decided to bring a camera
We looked around at the rundown graveyard, and Chris was
pictures, after a few hours we decided to leave, and all of us
down Round Lake Rd. We were about 150 yards from the Cemetery
and I hit a snapping turtle. The bike went out of control and
crashed into a tree. I suffered only minor injuries, but Chris
broken her back, and was paralyzed from the waist down. She
was able to
walk again after a couple of years, with the aid of crutches.
curse of Blood Cemetery had struck again)
I've since heard lots of
our terrible accident.
In 1989, 2 high school girls
to have some fun on Halloween
night. The news reported that their car went out of control
about a 1/4
of a mile from the Cemetery. Their car plunged into Round Lake
The County has now put up
fence around the Cemetery, with
razor wire strung along the top.
And I've learned that at least
4 or 5
Blood son's from each generation
have become Doctor's for the last 150 years.
And a couple of years ago,
named one of their Halloween haunted
house's after Blood Cemetery.
If you're ever out on Round
and you see a full moon rising,
DON'T visit Blood Cemetery.