Dozens attend ghost hunting event at Hackett Auto Museum
1:35 PM, Sep 5, 2018
JACKSON, Mich. - Despite inclement weather, dozens of individuals came out to the Hackett Auto Museum on Saturday night to attend the venue’s first ever Hauntings at the Hackett event.
Hosted by Motor City Ghost Hunters, the event allowed members of the public to be part of a professional investigation and ghost hunt at the historic Hackett Auto Museum in Jackson. Attendees witnessed significant paranormal activity in the former automobile factory and were able to successfully contact multiple spirits.
“This was a truly interesting and insightful experience for everyone who came,” said Ted O’Dell, executive director of the Hackett Auto Museum. “Several individuals also said they were able to connect with loved ones who had already passed.”
Mediums working with the Motor City Ghost Hunters were present at the event and were able to communicate with three distinct spirits, including a woman named Evelyn who managed female employees in the upholstery shop (circa 1915), a man named Johnnie who was a mechanic and worked on cars in the building (circa 1919) and another unnamed spirit who indicated he was a night watchman there during the early 1900s.
One medium also had a clear vision of a man in “an antique-looking suit” roaming the venue. Some in attendance believed this to be Horace Mansell Hackett whom the building is named after.
“There is definitely positive activity here,” said one investigator who wished to remain anonymous. “Many of the resident spirits are delighted to see people coming to the site once again.”
Having received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants, O’Dell said the museum would likely host more Hauntings at the Hackett events in the future.
“We had people who traveled from all around Michigan and even came from out of state to attend this event,” O’Dell said. “Once we finish renovations to the museum, we would love to invite the Motor City Ghost Hunters back to host similar experiences. I look forward to offering future events for the public to enjoy.”
Construction on the Hackett Auto Museum is expected to be completed in spring 2019.