Haunted: Purgatory area in Constantin...

Haunted: Purgatory area in Constantine, Michigan; Reported: March 16, 2008

There are 208 comments on the MyUFO story from Mar 31, 2008, titled Haunted: Purgatory area in Constantine, Michigan; Reported: March 16, 2008. In it, MyUFO reports that:

Message: Have you checked out "Purgatory" area in Constantine, Mi? Creepy area! A house once owned and used to hide by Al Capone sets in this area. via MyUFO

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Alex

United States

#183 Sep 7, 2013
Went out there alot as a kid house is burnt down ive been inside and camped near by creepy experiences each time. I live in jones
faith

United States

#184 Sep 17, 2013
Are you actually aloud out there? I want to go out there, and see what the hype is, but i don't want to get in trouble.
Lloyd Christmas

Muskegon, MI

#185 Sep 26, 2013
There was a poster who mentioned UFOs and possible alien abductions. These things have taken place there. Bright unexplained lights in the night sky then gone the next second. Dead animals laying in geometric patterns. Burn marks upon trees and the ground. Nothing will grow there now at all. Paranormal chaos. Everything, about this place is wrong and disturbed.
stephanie

United States

#186 Sep 30, 2013
bob wrote:
Yes there is what I like to call Devil Dog, me and my friends saw it again and yes it chased the car again.I couldn't believe that I saw him again and yes we were in the white car but not drinking this time. I still live 2 miles from the place and I always see people out there having fun and I know that there has been weird stuff happen there for years. But this incident happened to me so I know what I saw(to the scoffers)You can't disprove what actually happened so don't even try.
i also am from the area 31 yrs...and i too have seen the ghost dog i call him more then once or twice for that matter even in daylight turn the corner and yes seems to try to jump in he chases u so fast then BAM disappears......live here live it ...camp there...listen to that littlgirl cry at midnight...u can say there's nothing there and honestly i dont even believe in this but i lived it i know purgatory is SOMETHING.
Hillary

United States

#187 Oct 13, 2013
MGS Team Member wrote:
Tom, I just sent you an email .
can you send me an email on how to get there please my email is [email protected] thank you.
Billie Joe Johnson

Hart, MI

#188 Oct 25, 2013
I went out to purgatory just last night with my husband. He was looking for a place to deer hunt. We were shining a spotlight in an attempt to locate deer. We saw some but as we continued on, we heard a blood curdling scream. It sounded as if it were right beside our truck. My husband locked up the brakes, put the truck in park and got out. I was screaming at him to not go outside cuz I was not getting out!! He pulled his gun and walked around the back end of the truck with his flashlight. About 30 feet behind the truck he saw a little girl hunched beside the road. He asked her if she was okay but she would not answer him nor look at him. He tried to get closer but she screamed again, "leave and never come back". My husband was a little freaked out, but wanted to make sure the girl, who appeared to be about 7 or 8, was okay. After all, we were out in the middle of nowhere at around 10:30 PM. How could we leave a little girl? My husband called the police. He had difficulty getting a signal but somehow it went through. The weird thing was, when he called 911, the call was picked up by a dispatcher in Perdition, Illinois. He said he was in St.Joe County Michigan and needed help with this girl. The dispatcher of course had no idea where we were. He finally talked her into looking up the number for the state police and contacting them. She just laughed a wicked laugh, and told him, "in your prayers." WTF??? He hung up and tried calling 911 again. Same dispatcher picked the phone up and would not help him. All she could manage to do was to give a devilish laugh. We were beside ourselves. He tried talking to the girl again and she became really angry and rushed my husband. She jumped on him like some kind of wildcat. She was clawing and biting and telling him over and over to "leave, leave, leave". My husband is a very strong man. He's well over 6' tall and 225 pounds. He said the girl was stronger then any man he's ever fought. He was able to separate himself from her and ran to get back in the truck. She continued to chase him and grabbed the door as he shut it. Unfortunately, he shut her fingers in the door. You could hear the bones in her hand crack and she let out the most vicious unhuman scream imaginable. My husband put the truck in drive but all we could hear was this cruel laughing. It wasn't a ghostly Bwahahahaha type laugh, but more of a snickering, evil laugh. My husband punched the gas and we got the hell out of there. Once we left the woods, we tried calling 911 again and got right through to St. Joe County Sheriff's Department. We told them everything that happened. They said they'd send someone right out. We met them by the cemetery right off Youngs Prairie Rd. He followed us right back to the exact spot where all of this happened. There was no sign that we'd even been there. No peel out marks from the truck in the dirt, nothing. The police said that this kind of stuff happening out there is not uncommon. We also told him about the 911 call that went through to Illinois. He said that it was impossible. Due to satellites, wherever you make the call from will automatically direct you to the nearest 911 dispatch center. It was easily the most effed up thing that I've ever witnessed. Needless to say, I will not be going back and my husband will be looking for a different place to hunt.
Austin

Toledo, OH

#189 Dec 15, 2013
Mgs. Say what you want but I grew up in those woods and always return now and again. As a little boy I saw plenty of parnormal things. You just arent looking in the right places. Dead mans curve where on ocasion you see headlights at the bottom of the hill or the ghostly figure whom stands near the bridge. Also when I was younger I saw an a ghost in a wheelchair in a window in a house that has been whiped away. Or how about the truck one minute its there the next its gone without a trace. Trust me you arent or havent been there long enough a couple of times isnt much to someone whom grew up there.
email me if u dont believe I also have another spit that is very unexplainable. And everyone who has lived in jones knows about the rock where late at night you hear wispers in the dark
Angela Greenawalt

Elkhart, IN

#191 Dec 25, 2013
I want to go there. Could u give me directions coming from S.R.13 from middlebury? We have went there 2 times and can't find the road to turn on to walk around and find the hide out or anything.
Austin wrote:
Mgs. Say what you want but I grew up in those woods and always return now and again. As a little boy I saw plenty of parnormal things. You just arent looking in the right places. Dead mans curve where on ocasion you see headlights at the bottom of the hill or the ghostly figure whom stands near the bridge. Also when I was younger I saw an a ghost in a wheelchair in a window in a house that has been whiped away. Or how about the truck one minute its there the next its gone without a trace. Trust me you arent or havent been there long enough a couple of times isnt much to someone whom grew up there.
email me if u dont believe I also have another spit that is very unexplainable. And everyone who has lived in jones knows about the rock where late at night you hear wispers in the dark
Megan

Goshen, IN

#192 Apr 7, 2014
BrettnJen wrote:
Are people allowed to go out and explore there? Who owns this property now?
A Varity of people. purgatory was 5,000 acres, split up over the years. Indeed a lot of " No trespassing " signs mark the area. Enter at own risk I would suppose.
Alba

United States

#193 Apr 27, 2014
So my friend and I we went on the dirt road where al Capone brought his victims and killed them. It was very creepy. Nothing but a lot of trees and swampy . We went all the way but made a left turn on this house . Which still continued to be a dirt road with nothing but trees and swamps /ponds everywhere . We went there around 12 bout to be 1 am . We parked and got out of the car and we began to walk. 5 min into it we listened and all we could hear were the frogs and some birds which was weird! But then we heard a high pitch scream which sounded like a female scream , but it only lasted for like 3 seconds! We both heard it . Then we began to listen for it to happen again but nothing . What I heard was a screech after someone would close a metal fence . There was no one out there and the wind wasn't even that strong to do that. As we are walking our way back to his car I see this gray smoke appear right in my face . WEIRD!? I didn't panic or get scared that would only give the spirits more energy . Also I saw this light that looked like a light from a flashlight AGAIN WE ARE THE ONLY ONES OUT THERE NO CARS NO ONE IS OUT AT THIS HOUR!
Alba

United States

#194 Apr 30, 2014
Gonna go back there!!
Tommy

Chicago, IL

#195 May 2, 2014
Haven't been there in a while. Want to check it out.
wendy

Charlotte, MI

#196 May 5, 2014
It would be nice to read more"true" historical information on Three Rivers State game area, a.k.a. purgatory. I'm getting annoyed with all the childish ghost stories. Al Capone didn't have a mansion there. Joe Lewis was rumored to have a boxing camp there in which Al Capone visited. This is a very interesting place, lots of history but the indulgence of ghost stories and high school rumors/ urban legends is blanketing all the real facts to such an extent finding true history is becoming near impossible.
Earl Jones

Sturgis, MI

#197 Oct 19, 2014
Spent a lot of time here in my youth. We used to deer hunt here in the 1950's. A friend of mine, Johnny Lamb, was accidently shot and killed. I've went back every year since, to mourn him. November 16, 1954. RIP Johnny. Now I don't know if there are aliens out there, we never seen any, but I have heard numerous times that it was haunted out there. Hell, I guess it could be ol' Johnny.
LeRoy

Sturgis, MI

#201 Dec 2, 2014
All you dumb sons a bitches need to keep yer asses out of that dam place. Peeple get hurt an kilt out their. they're ain't nothin out their worth losin yer live over. some shit these peeple be sayin is real, and sum of its bullshit. live near hear all my life an you peeple kneed to stay the hell away. theirs troubel out their ya just don't kneed.
cheyenne

Toledo, OH

#202 Jan 5, 2015
MGS Founder wrote:
http://michianaghostseekers.webs.com/
That will take you to our website which has pictures from the Mansion site ruins, as well as Brick Chapel Cemetery. Just go to the photo gallery.Hope you like em`.
Where is purgatory located? Because I'm pretty sure we were there my boyfriend and brother claim they seen a scary thing with red eyes that looked like a dog, and also they say they seen a pail white face, and heard screams. We went out there at night. I was to scared to get out of the car. They couldn't see much we weren't sure where the house way located. And it was very dark. But we were on a dirt road and it is all hunting area and has a bunch of gates up.
shellhammer

Hartford, MI

#203 Jan 15, 2015
shellhammer

Hartford, MI

#204 Jan 15, 2015
shellhammer

Allegan, MI

#205 Jan 15, 2015
michiana ghost seekers blog about their findings.

https://www.facebook.com/JohnSBarrySociety/po...

The JohnSBarry Society is a historical society in Constantine so people post info on their facebook page about different things. These are the posts about the "Al Capone" house.
Tom Jacobsen

Sturgis, MI

#206 Feb 12, 2015
I went rabbit huntin the other week out here with my dog. we got back a ways from the road, atually quite aways. any how we was stompin the bushes and brambels pretty good an picked up a few cottontails. quite abit of snow on the ground when i knowticed sum human tracks i came upon. they looked pritty fresh so i follered them to make sho we wasnt disterbin anyone else huntin. after a hundred yards or so the tracks jest stopped. i thought that waz weird becauz their wasnt no return tracks. so me an my dog started follering them back from the way they came. afta bout 300 yards the tracks jus stopped rite in the middle of the damn woods. now you splain that shit to me!!! tracks just startin and stoppin in the damn woods all of a sudden. I donut know if i ever go back their gain.

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