“Remember the Raisin!”
River Raisin is the site of the devastating January 1813 Battles of Frenchtown that occurred during the War of 1812. The battles typified the conflicting interest central to the war but, in the end, the killing and ransom of unprotected American prisoners galvanized America. The resulting polemical rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred America’s successful re-taking of the Northwest Territories. The River Raisin National Battlefield was added to the National Park Service during October 2010. The park will be growing and changing over the next several years. Hours of operation may be limited in the beginning but will increase as staff and resource are dedicated to telling the important story of the Battle of the River Raisin and the struggle for the Northwest Territory. - NPS ALLEGEDLY HAUNTED: Many believe that the River Raisin Battlefield Battlefield Park is home to the apparitions of fallen soldiers, and people claim to have captured ghostly orbs in photos. Some claim to have heard disembodied voices on recording devices. In 1812 hundreds of men lost their lives in the deadliest battle of war. Witnesses throughout the years have claimed the ghosts are dressed in military garb. Some have heard apparitions crying out, have seen figures in doorways, and wandering throughout the battlefield. This was the site of the largest bloodiest military encounter in all of Michigan. After fighting bravely, and losing to the British, the American POWs were led away from the field, but those soldiers who were too poorly to be transported were abandoned, and some reports claim they were massacred by local Native American tribesmen. Paranormal investigators use a specific method to contact and communicate with the spirits here, it's called the Singapore Theory. According to this method investigators use "time-oriented objects" and the use of period music to lure ghosts to appear or communicate. - Roadtrippers
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River Raisin National Battlefield Park
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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