The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland was built sometime around the late 1910’s or early 1920’s and is located at 1455 East 6th Street (at the corner of East 6th and Superior) in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Bank is supposedly haunted by a woman named Matilda who in the late 1920’s lost her life savings when the stock market crashed. Today some of the employees at the bank have claimed to have seen her ghost wandering around the bank at different times and when they go to take a closer look she vanishes.
The stories that I write about on this blog, may, or may not be true. I find these stories online, in newspapers, on television, in books, in magazines and anywhere else I can find them. I have never been to most of these places, so I can not say truthfully if they are in anyway connected to the paranormal or not. All that I can do is find the stories and write about them, it is up to you as the reader to come to your own conclusion on the validity of the stories.
The reason that I am writing this right now is because there are a lot of people out there that fakes stories and presents them as fact, either for attention or to make money, and I think that is horrible. I want people reading this blog to take the stories I write about with a grain of salt, that way if the day comes that a story is found to have been faked then there are not a bunch of people online looking stupid because they believed in something that was not true. The best thing to do is to research the story for yourself and see what you can find out.
Max and Erma’s was located at 739 South 3rd Street in Columbus, Ohio. The Restaurant was built in 1972 and was the first Max & Erma’s in the Ohio area. The restaurant went out of business in 2017 after 45 years, due to problems with the building not meeting industry standards of the Max and Erma’s Restaurant franchise.
The restaurant was supposedly haunted by a woman who died in the building when it was just a small general store, a long time ago. Some people have claimed that they seen her ghost inside of the restaurant and some of the staff also reported seeing the woman’s ghost wandering around the upper floors when the restaurant was closed.
The Waynesville Firehouse, which is located in Warren County, Ohio is supposedly haunted by the ghost of the man who donated the property to the fire department. People say that the mans ghost can sometimes be seen and heard walking through the rooms of the fire house even though the man supposedly died in 1982.
I am putting this story in the urban legend section because I can not find that much information on this story. I don’t even know where the firehouse is located. If anyone can give me more information on this story please feel free to contact me. Thanks!
The Brubaker Bridge is located on Brubaker Road close to Gratis Township which is located in Preble County, Ohio. The Bridge was built in 1887 by the well known covered bridge builder Everett S. Sherman, and was used to cross the Sandy Run Creek.
There are two ghost stories associated with this particular bridge. The first story goes that one night a young woman who recently had a child out of wedlock, could not deal with the shame and decided to kill her child by throwing it off of the Brubaker Bridge. Afterwards the young woman was so grief stricken that she jumped off of the bridge and into the icy creek below. Today it is said that if you go to the covered bridge at night you can hear the sounds of a baby crying and a young woman screaming.
The other story goes that in the late 1930’s a bunch of teenagers were headed home from a party at the Grange Hall when the car they were driving crashed into the side of the Brubaker Bridge and fell into the creek below. It’s said that the teens bodies were not found for many days and no one could be for sure how many people died that night. Today It’s claimed that if you drive your car on the bridge at night that the engine will die and a distinct tapping can be heard on the drivers side window. Many people believe that the tapping is that of the dead teens who’s bodies were never discovered.
So, you want to be a ghost hunter, but you don’t have the money to get all the equipment you need. Well guess what? Most of the equipment “Professional” ghost hunters use is garbage, that they don’t need. If you don’t believe me then think about this, people seen ghost in the olden days, and they did not have the technology we have today, so that right there proves that you do not need to buy tons of useless gadgets to search or see ghosts. All you really need to do to see a ghost is to be in the right place at the right time.
Now, I am not saying that you should go look for ghosts without taking anything along with you, because that would be stupid and you should always be prepared for the worst. Below, I am going to give you my opinion on what I think you should take along with you if you are out searching for ghosts. Please understand that I am giving you the bare essentials of what I think you will need
The Quarry and Manufacturing Plant is located on Route 545 in Olivesburg, which is a small unincorporated community in Richland County, Ohio. The Manufacturing Plant created iron bars and cement blocks for railroad construction companies.
It’s been said that in the 1940’s one of the kettles that was used to pour the molten iron into the molds broke and dumped molten iron onto 5 of the workers. The workers supposedly died a slow agonizing death on the factory floor. The next day when the morning shift came in, all they found were the twisted bodies covered in iron on the factory floor.
People say that if you visit the Manufacturing Plant on certain nights, the ghosts of the workers will lock you inside the plant and tell you about their death and the pain and agony that they felt while they were dying.
The Massillon YMCA was established in 1925 by the Young Men’s Christian Association and is located at 131 Tremont Avenue SE in Massillon, which is a city in Stark County, Ohio. Supposedly the 3rd and 4th floor of the YMCA was once used to house the homeless. People say that there where a few grisly murders, suicides and violence that happened on those floors and today they can still feel the presents of the people who died there.
People, mainly staff, have reported hearing strange noises and screaming coming from the walls, creaking wood sounds and knocking on doors. The cleanup crew have also reported that they would lose their keys, and then find them in another room. A few maids have even said that they would clean up a room, then leave, and a few moments later when they returned the room would be a mess again.
I am adding this to the urban legend section because no one has really reported seeing a ghost and most of the things that are said about this place could be attributed to the fact that the building is almost 100 years old. If anyone can give me more information about this story it would be appreciated.
The Cowger House Bed and Breakfast is located in Zoar which is a village located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The Cowger House was built around the mid to late 1800’s by German religious dissenters named “The Society for Separatists in Zoar” in 1817.
There is not a lot of information about this “haunting”, but I will tell you what I know. Supposedly a physician who once lived in the Cowger House still resides there, people claim that they have seen his ghost wandering through some of the rooms and in the hallways, and a few people who visited the house have also heard strange noises coming from some of the rooms, when no one else was in them.
The Massillon State Hospital is located at 3000 Erie Street SW in Massillon, Ohio and construction was started in 1893, the hospital was originally named the Eastern Ohio Mental Asylum. Then on September 6, 1898 it was officially opened, and was able to house 300 patients from from 21 different counties in Ohio, then by 1950 the hospital housed over 3000 patients and it had a staff of over 350 doctors, nurses and hospital workers. The hospital was closed in 1995, and most of the buildings have no trespassing signs up, only a few of the buildings on the property are still used today.
When the hospital was first started, most of the patients did not have friends or family to take care of them, so when they died it’s said that the hospital buried their remain in unmarked graves on the property. There are many people who think that the patients who were buried on the property are still roaming the hospital grounds to this day.
There are a few people out there that claim they have seen ghostly lights floating around the hospitals grounds at night, while other people claim that they can feel a presence around them while they are walking around the area. The only sure way to find out is to look for yourself, but be warned the hospital does not allow people to trespass on their property so please get permission before you go there.