Michigan’s Underwater Crucifix Draws Record Crowd for Annual Viewing

For the last 29 years, the faithful and the curious have braved the harsh Michigan winter on one Saturday in February or March to step onto the frozen surface of Little Traverse Bay, near Bayfront Park in Petoskey.There was a record crowd this year:  According to the Emmet County Sheriff's Department, 2,021 viewers made the hike on the frozen lake March 7.  Sgt. Dennis Jessick of the Emmet County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, who organizes the event each year, reported that many of the locals a … [Read more...]

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Hell (Michigan) Is for Sale; and Now, Damned Group Wants to Buy It

Hell, Michigan is a small town about an hour west of Detroit, near the Pinckney Recreation Area.  There's not much there:  a ghoulish gift shop where visitors can purchase Halloween decorations and ghastly souvenirs, and a post office where  can get your letter postmarked "Hell."Two weeks ago--on Friday the 13th-- owner John Colone put the city of Hell up for sale.  For about a million dollars ($999,666, to be exact), you can own about five acres of land as well as the rustic novelties shop f … [Read more...]

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IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Sculpture Depicts Reliance; Citizens See Porn

LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS STATUE.   What do you see?To some citizens in the small town of Adrian, Michigan, this is an orgy.Apparently, though, that's not what the artist intended.  "Blue Human Condition" by artist Mark Chatterley is, in the artist's words, a depiction of our reliance upon one another.  Chatterley told the Huffington Post, "living today, we can't do it alone -- we rely on other people… to try to survive."   Chatterley has worked for about ten years with the Midwest Scul … [Read more...]

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