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Nick’s haunted Michigan house features a frequently shaking bed and serpentine black mist. Or…is that just Nick?

Episode Summary: A Haunted Michigander with a Shaking Bed

Are certain areas of the world more haunted than others? Are certain people more haunted than others? And what happens when you place a very haunted person into a very haunted place? It becomes hard to tell where the haunting originated.

For Nick, strange things have happened everywhere he has lived in Michigan. Then again, he knows for sure things have followed him from place to place. The reasons why he is so haunted remain a mystery. But maybe you can figure it out, today, on Homespun Haints.

About today’s guest: Nick

Nick's haunted Michigan house features a shaking bed and serpentine black mist.

Nick Click is a haunted Michigander optician, and also a Homespun Haints listener. Thank you for coming on the show, Nick!

Haunted places in Michigan mentioned in this episode

Here are some of the locations we talked about in this episode, along with a helpful verbal map, based on the assumption that Michigan is shaped like a mitten.

  • Alpena, MI, location of the party house that’s too haunted to sleep in, but too remote to leave. There’s a lot more to do there, nowadays, apparently! (Tip o’ the index finger)
  • Nick’s haunted apartments and the cool, potentially-haunted cemetery with a giant orb (Mountain Home) were all in Kalamazoo, MI. (The, uhhhhhh, pisiform of the mitten?)
  • Nick’s hometown of Dexter, MI is the site of one of the most famous UFO coverups in American history. (At the base of the first metacarpal of the mitt—ok, you know what? This isn’t as helpful as I expected.)
  • Zak Bagins’ The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, NV. (You’d rarely need mittens here. Or a map, really.)

What does it mean when your bed shakes at night for no reason?

Something is shaking Nick’s bed. Actually, all of Nick’s beds. No matter where he’s living, he gets woken up at night by his bed shaking.

Why does it feel like his bed is shaking while he’s sleeping? What could it be? It isn’t an earthquake, as none were recorded at the time. Nor is it his body jerking in a dream, because the shaking continues when he wakes up. It’s not sleep paralysis; he’s had that before and it’s entirely different.

And it’s not even the location. This has happened to Nick at multiple houses, alone or co-sleeping, in different beds over time. And the bed is shaking at night, when he’s in it. He never witnesses it happening during the day, or when he’s not in the bed.

Is a bed shaking for no reason a paranormal activity?

A bed that shakes is a fairly common Hollywood haunting trope, but you’d think it was pretty rare IRL. Until you notice that this Quora thread with a title beginning “Why does my bed shake/vibrate at night?” has over 170,000 views.

Why do so many people have this experience? Is the cause different for each of them? Why, if bed shaking is so common, do we not hear more about it? Also, and perhaps more importantly to the apparently many people who experience this shaking bed syndrome, how do you stop it?

So Many Haunted Houses in Michigan

We still have so many questions. Why did the creepy abandoned house have 70’s Christmas decorations? Can you fix a haunting with duct tape? What happens when you misgender a ghost? Why is Nick’s bed shaking by itself? And are we going to have a spooky day?