12:00 PM Nov 25, 2013
From the 1850s to the turn of the 20th century, Ottawa County storytellers entertained several legends of persons who vanished, all believed to have been murdered.
12:00 PM Nov 18, 2013
Upon first glance at a distance, one would think it was a time-darkened stone headstone. But upon approach, its material becomes apparent — the 1896 grave marker was made from wood — and for its age, is in remarkable condition.
2:00 PM Nov 11, 2013
The Nunica Cemetery, established in 1883, has long been a hot spot for ghost hunters and paranormal investigators.
12:00 PM Nov 4, 2013
Not much can be found researching the life of Adrian Vander Sluis aside from his marriage in Ottawa County at Hudsonville in December 1894.
12:00 PM Oct 28, 2013
As Halloween approaches, images of grave robbers come to mind — a popular scene in old horror films. But did this ever take place in the real world of Ottawa County, Michigan?
12:00 PM Oct 21, 2013
Joseph David Pfeiffer was born on Dec. 3, 1836, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and immigrated to America in 1851.
11:57 AM Oct 14, 2013
Bigfoot — or Sasquatch — has been making headlines recently. The current uproar concerns a claim that DNA from the legendary beast has been tested and proves the creature exists. It all depends on what you read, however.
12:00 PM Oct 7, 2013
Eric Clapton's “I Shot the Sheriff” song conjures up memories of the wild, wild west — but the act wasn't unheard of in Ottawa County's early years.
12:02 PM Sep 30, 2013
It's one thing when a cow gets the blame for a historic city fire. It's quite another when your ancestors do.
12:00 PM Sep 23, 2013
Strange creatures lurking in area bayous and waterways have made headlines in the Grand Haven Tribune since the latter half of the 1800s. In the 1890s, Tribune Publisher Horace Nichols wrote that having a sea serpent somewhere near a hotel or resort was actually good for business, as it drew in tourists.