This is the stuff of campfire stories. This is the stuff of urban legends. Morrow Road.
Located in Clay Township, just outside the town of Algonac, is a winding stretch of pavement, once a lonely and isolated dirt road, now the site of new construction. Still, Morrow Road has the feel of what August Derleth would have called a "lonely place". You know, the sort of shadowed patch of sidewalk that little boys skirt or pass quickly through while whistling or keeping their heads down. It's the kind of spot that feels more natural on a cloudy day. In the sunlight, the shadows seem too stark and there is an aritificial cheeriness to the thick folliage pressing in on the sides of the road.
The legend has no concrete origin and it is the sort of legend repeated in dozens of other lonely spots across the country. A woman, whose child was stolen from her, went into an unforgiving snowstorm. Searching for her child, seeking help but receiving none, she herself perished. Now, of course, her spirit still searches for the child.
If you park your car by the side of the road and sit for a while the atmosphere touches you. Go there at night, when the snow is blowing across the road, and the legend says she is out there, still searching for her child.
Want to read an alleged first person account? Go here: http://paranormal.about.com/library/blstory_july05_22.htm or
Morrow Road is also the subject of a small independent film which should be shooting this coming summer. If you want to know more about that project, go to this website: WWW.MORROWROAD.COM