Haunting, history make for Halloween fun at Felt

Mansion's history and supernatural mix Oct. 27-29.

Get in the Halloween spirit with “Hauntings & History Nights” at The Felt Estate Oct. 27-29.

Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance.

Visit www.feltmansion.org/hauntings for more information.

Events are 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29. Each session accommodates 30 people.

About the night

Embark on a journey through time as the estate’s rich history and spine-tingling supernatural phenomena intertwine. Listen as those who have personally confronted the spectral mysteries share their encounters.

Step into a realm cloaked in darkness, illuminated by the enchanting glow of candles. Explore the estate’s hidden corners – the mansion, the carriage house, the sprawling grounds – as they come alive with the secrets of the past. During the 60-minute self-guided expedition, access areas rarely revealed to the public.

You are welcome to bring flashlights and portable devices for paranormal investigation. All bags are subject to search.

While this is not a costume event, costumes without masks are allowed.

This is not a haunted house attraction with actors.

Non-alcoholic drinks

No outside food or beverages.

A mocktail and selection of non-alcoholic drinks will be available. A purchase entitles you to a glow-in-the-dark souvenir cup. One cup per guest. The event is alcohol-free. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted.

The mansion

The building is at 6597 138th Ave. in Laketown Township.

The 25-room, three-story Felt Mansion was built in 1925 by Dorr Felt, inventor of the Comptometer, a basic adding machine.

After Felt’s death, the property was purchased by the St. Augustine Seminary for a school then, in the 1970s, by the State of Michigan to use as a prison. After the prison and Michigan State Police post that was in the mansion closed in the 1990s, Laketown Township purchased the property.

Meyer led the restoration of the mansion, taking it from a rundown building to a premier historical site and community event and wedding center.