John has spent over 50 years as an entertainer: Rock musician/singer, TV host, author, columnist, actor, producer, emcee and radio broadcaster. John and 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln are cousins. Favorite actors/actresses include: Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss. As for favorite television shows, nowadays everything on TV stinks (unless it's an historic documentary). Favorite music of all-time includes surf, psychedelia, garage bands, Motown and just plain ol’ good time Rock & Roll. His NEWEST book, "Paranormal Michigan" has been released and his rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available as well. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
Michigan’s First UFO Sighting, 1897
A blimp-like UFO with flapping wings was seen over Michigan in 1897. Hoax, real, or some kind of experiment that suckered the residents? Click the pic and read the story!
Prehistoric Creatures That Once Roamed Michigan
Giant beavers, sharks, and the horrible Dunkleosteus are among the prehistoric beasts that once existed in (what is now) Michigan...CLICK IN to find out more!
Yes, There Were Pirates on the Great Lakes
Pirates sailed the Great Lakes for a few hundred years, smuggling and bootlegging. Are there any pirate treasures at the bottom of any of our Great Lakes? CLICK IN for some details on the pirates that once roamed Michigan waters!
The World’s Largest Working Rifle is in Michigan
CLICK IN to see the World's Largest Working Rifle and World's Largest Working Chainsaw...both here in Michigan!
Michigan Puddingstones May Contain Gold or Diamonds
Michigan Puddingstones are awesome and make a good northern Michigan safari...and sometimes they contain diamonds or gold! CLICK IN for info where to find these rocks!
World’s Oldest Continuously-Manned Fire Station is in Michigan
It's another World's Record for Michigan! CLICK IN and find out where this is...then pay a visit!
MICHIGAN ORIGINAL: It’s Faygo Pop’s 112th Anniversary
If Faygo got rid of all it's flavors, which is the one you would wanna keep? CLICK IN for details on this and about Faygo's 112th anniversary.
How Wisconsin Lost the Upper Peninsula to Michigan
How did Wisconsin lose a piece of land to Michigan that contained a wealth of copper, ore, and timber? CLICK IN and find out!
The World’s Largest Limestone Quarry is in Michigan
CLICK IN for some awesome photos of this Michigan quarry...the LARGEST in the whole world!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Dead Bootlegger of Port Huron
In the 1940's, a bootlegger was murdered in a restaurant basement and reportedly haunts the building to this day. CLICK IN for photos and see where to visit!