Columbia Court Apartment

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Some spirit people haven’t let death stop them from continuing to live here.

Fights in the past between people still go on for the entertainment of the living!

Being dead hasn’t improved the character of an entity who haunts the place.



Columbia Court Apartments are listed in real estate rental properties as being Residential Apartments & Buildings, and as offering storage for Household Goods. Most of the basic, funky-looking units seen from the street remind one of motel rooms, as they are laid out east to west in a row. The two story unit is perpendicular to the line of units.

The brick units are one story, and share a wall. Some apartments have one bedroom and some have two.    They can’t be more than 800 feet of living space, but are perfect for some that are single or on a budget.  There is probably a laundry room  on the left end, while there is a two story building unit  on the right side. The first story is probably the office area while the manager lives in the second floor unit which is a lot larger than the small units.

Current Description: “Columbia Court in Battle Creek, MI is a stunning place to call home. Located in the 49014 area of Battle Creek on Columbia Ave, local residents have convenient access to a mixture of excellent attractions. Our professional team is excited to help you find your perfect fit. Our goal at Columbia Court is to provide you a place to move that you can be proud to call home.”

They are currently owned by a bank or a lender who took ownership through foreclosure proceedings. These are also known as bank-owned or real estate owned (REO).



One source reports that these apartments have been around for 100 years, which means a lot of people have lived here in these units, who probably didn’t have much wealth, looking at the small, economy size of most of the units.

Other names for these apartments over the years were The Kulp Court Apartments and The Webster Apartments, whose owners didn’t put much money back into this property, because rents were low and not much money was made to do so. Brick is indestructible so this may have worked out until they succumbed to competition from newer, low-cost apartments, making it hard to rent out these creaky, run-down units.

The bank or a lender will try to get rid of this funky property and it may be sold to a developer with ideas to improve the buildings or just tear it down and start over. What is here is not working financially so changes are inevitable.

While the units may be hard to rent at a profit, some unseen residents think that the units are just fine, especially since they don’t have to pay anything!



Spirits sometimes decide to stay where they lived while alive.

Fort Bridger, WY (People who lived in this community have chosen to spend their after-life here).

Columbia Apartments, MI (Spirits  here enjoyed their simple life in these units, and have chosen to stay in their after-life).

People’s temperaments do not change when they cross over to become spirits.  Fighting while alive  can still happen if the spirits decide to stay together.

Bradmar Manor, CO (The former spectral residents started to fight about having electricity in their home. The Mr. would turn on the lights and she would turn them off).

Columbia Apartments, MI (A spectral couple or two are still having major rows)!

People who are despicable while alive, don’t gain any new virtues as spirits, and may continue on  the best they can being their despicable selves).

Irma Hotel, Wyoming (This sour, former bully/killer guest bolsters all his energy to give out a negative aura, he hasn’t tried to hurt anyone living. He does talk to investigators telling what he wants to do but can’t).

Columbia Apartments, MI (A spirit of a hostile abuser was still a spectral resident).



It seems that some people haven’t let death stop them from continuing to live here, and death hasn’t improve temperaments or weaknesses had while alive.

Spectral Living

Securely latched closet doors open by themselves. Coat hangers move and rattle together by themselves as well.

Lights go on and off, and knocking on doors by unseen hands have been reported.

Ghostly whispers are heard in some apartment units.

Still Fighting

Fights in the past between people still go on for the entertainment of the neighbors, who are very much alive.

Heavy footfalls and disembodied yelling has been heard, coming from empty apartments.

Sounds of dishes and pans being thrown and broken, though nothing is amiss when the witness checks up on their kitchen area.

Naughty and Hostile

Being dead hasn’t improved the character or demeanor of an entity who haunts the place!

In a particular apartment unit, cold spots and a hostile unseen presence are felt.

This entity touches and gropes female residents.  Ewww!


Residents and the manager have been witnesses to mostly auditory activity.

Residents in one apartment resident has felt the hostile presence.

I bet when this creepy spirit touches and gropes a female resident, she packs up and leaves; making this unit hard to rent. Perhaps only male residents can reside here because this nasty spirit leaves men alone.

No hard evidence of the hauntings has been shared on-line.



Seems to be, if one believes eye-witness accounts. The property needs to be cleansed of all the negative energy and spirits, or else whatever is haunting this property will simply move into the new structures built and cause more financial problems for the new owners.



504 Columbia Avenue East
Battle Creek, Michigan 49015.
(269) 966-1538

The Columbia Court Apartments can be found just off the interstate 194, on highway 96, also known as Columbia Avenue East, a main artery of Battle Creek which runs all the way to downtown Battle Creek.




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