They say that Ottawa Lake Michigan is haunted...allow me to introduce you to Caius Candee and the story which leads us to the business at hand...the true story of Fletchers' Folly and how it came to be... Our story begins...
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June 12 1836
This tiny community situated on the state line of Ohio and Michigan, has once again taken its place in the pages of history. First it was a hotbed of activity in the days of the Toledo War. Now patriotic Michiganders are once again answering their nation’s call. The old Candee homestead has been pressed into service as an encampment and staging area for our boys joining the Union Army and heading south to fight for a free nation.
A rather large encampment has sprung up in the area around Ottawa Lake and the old homestead. There have been periodic reports of encounters with soldiers from another era, but these have been attributed to strong drink available in the area. It is rumored that there are several moonshiners distilling in the area, but this cannot be confirmed. Needless to say, no one wants to report them, but the Temperance Union in the area seems to be hot on their heels.
Curiously enough, the most consistent reports received in the area, seem to be of roosters crowing at midnight…No one knows why, but the Union Army has promised to remove the roosters to an area where they will not disturb anyone. Many locals will tell you that it is best to stay close to home after dark, because there are strange things going on in Whiteford Township.