This cute little white and green church stands in south western Michigan. It is a few miles west of Dowagiac and over the door are the words Franklin Church EST 1854. Next to the church is an old cemetery. Listed as the Franklin Cemetery it is also known as Munchkin Land. It got the nickname because rumor has it that many people have seen the ghosts of children in the old graveyard.
As the story goes, that I have read on several sites on the internet, In the late 1800s the minister at the church murdered two young girls and burned their bodies in the woods behind the church. After being found out the minister hung himself in the bell tower of the church. I am not sure if the old church is still used for weekly services but I have seen some old photos of it before it was restored. It looked rather dilapidated and that is when I assume the ghost stories started being told. It is nice that the old historic building has been restored.