I have spent 55 years as an entertainer: Rock musician/singer, TV host, author, columnist, actor, producer, emcee and radio broadcaster. The 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, is my cousin. Favorite actors/actresses include: Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss. As for favorite television shows, nowadays everything on TV stinks (unless it's a historic documentary). Favorite music of all-time includes surf, psychedelia, garage bands, Motown and just plain ol’ good time Rock & Roll. I have seven books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, two "Paranormal Michigan", "Steve The Cat" and "Monster Memes #1". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
SMALLTOWN SPOTLIGHT: “Then-and-Now” Photos of Douglas, in Allegan County
There remains some confusion on how this town was named. CLICK IN for some "then-and-now" photos and a brief bio!
The Mysterious, Healing Powers of the Keweenaw Vortex near Houghton, Michigan
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a place called Prospector's Paradise, home to the Keweenaw Vortex, a mysterious force that emanates natural energy from the earth and many underground rivers.
There’s a Mindblowing Gravity Hill in this Farmington, Michigan Cemetery
Oakwood Cemetry in Farmington is known for its paranormal experiences and gravity hill.
America’s Best Known ‘Bearded Lady’ Is Buried in a Ghost Town near Kalkaska, Michigan
Grace Gilbert gained fame as one of the first 'bearded ladies' to be featured in American circuses and today lies in a Michigan ghost town's cemetery.
The Great Graverobbing Scam of 1870 Centered on Caseville, Michigan
Grave robbing has happened and still happens all over the country. This particular incident happened in the Michigan Thumb town of Caseville, on Saginaw Bay.
Michigan Puddingstones, Like Those Found on Drummond Island, May Contain Gold or Diamonds
Beyond being popular to collect for their unique colors, Michigan puddingstones may, you never know, contain a little precious treasure.
There’s a Lost Racetrack in the Heart of Saginaw, Michigan Nearly Everyone Has Forgotten A…
The Saginaw County Fair used to be the home of one of the biggest fairgrounds in the country, beginning way back in 1866. The complex now sits abandoned and nearly forgotten.
Did the Detroit Tigers Win the ’68 World Series Thanks to a Ouija Board?
The former owner of the Detroit Tigers, John Fetzer, had a lifelong interest in spirituality and the occult. He likely used the power of the ouija board to make personnel decisions for his baseball team.
This Abandoned Barn North of Lansing, Michigan Was Once Largest Horse Auction Site in Seve…
The St. Johns Horse Auction barn has been closed now for many, many years. It sits abandoned along the side of US 127 north of Lansing, Michigan. It just happened to be the largest horse auction business within seven states.
The Boy Who Haunts a Dam on the Muskegon River in Croton, Michigan
A haunted dam? It may sound far fetched, but some people in the small Michigan community of Corton believe so.
Where Was Michigan’s First Commercial Airport?
If it wasn't for a memorial hidden in the bushes, you'd never know about this airfield. Click in for info and photos...
Exploring the Abandoned 1840s Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula
This was the most productive copper mine in the U.P. from the 1840s-1870s. CLICK IN to see what it looked like then...and now!