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.
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.
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.
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.
Michigan Law Absolutely Forbids Abandoning Old Refrigerators – Here’s Why
It seems simple enough, you get a new appliance and get the old one hauled away. But if you do have some old appliances in your house, getting rid of an old fridge may not be as simple as throwing it out. You may think the reason for banning the trashing an old fridge is something environmental perhaps with something like freon...
This Rare Road Sign is the Most Photo Worthy In Michigan
When in Michigan, don't miss the 45th Parallel road signs. These rare signs, located halfway between the equator and north pole, have been made popular on social media.
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.
Oddly Michigan Has One of the Lowest Squirrel to People Ratios in the Nation
In Michigan, there are nearly as many squirrels as people, according to a recent study.
Proposed US 131 Widening Project Could Change Downtown Grand Rapids Forever
US 131 through Grand Rapids is the busiest freeway in Michigan outside of Metro Detroit. Major changes to the freeway and being studied.
All of Michigan Was Once on Central Time, And That Just Doesn’t Feel Right
Michigan, with the exception of the southwestern Upper Peninsula, is on Eastern Time. It wasn't always this way.
Europeans Sampled Mackinac Island Fudge from Michigan – Results Were Mixed at Best
"It's like chocolate butter." "If I have one more bite I'm gonna vom." Irish natives get their first taste of fudge from Mackinac Island.
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.