With the unexpected death of their Aunt Thortis, John Barrington and his sister Ellen suddenly find themselves as the new owners of an old mansion located in the middle of Michigan's wild and beautiful Upper Peninsula. The house, known to the locals as The Four Chimneys, had been constructed by a rich and powerful lumber baron and was now being watched over by the caretaker Mrs. Pritchard and her son Elroy.
Stephen Moorehouse is very excited to be traveling to his uncle's mansion, perched high on an isolated Lake Superior shore, deep in the woods of northern Michigan. Stephen is hoping his famous uncle, known for directing spooky horror movies, will have many Hollywood starlets visiting his estate for the summer. Stephen's long train journey from New York City to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan takes a dangerous turn when it appears he is being followed by a mobster in a wrinkled suit.
Just weeks after his arrival, the area's wealthiest woman, 84-year-old Clara Silverman, mysteriously vanishes from her gated estate, and Archie is asked to take on the case. Sixteen hundred miles away, in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula, John Barrington gets a mysterious call asking him about an aunt he thought had passed away years before.
Brad Feldman is desperate to come up with a novel idea for his failing television series, America's Most Haunted Locations. A friend reminds him about Doctor Louise Hilton and her groundbreaking research in parapsychology at Duke University during the 70s. Doctor Hilton invites a select group of people to join her and Brad at an old Victorian mansion in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula. At first, Brad is delighted when unexpected happenings start to occur, but his joy soon turns to fear as things quickly spiral out of hand.