Submission: Riverside Cemetery

Orig. Published 2/24/03:  Here’s a particularly chilling submission by Russell, who has also offered two pictures he took of Riverside Cemetery’s chapel this past summer (see below).   

I lived around Riverside Cemetery when I was a kid and used to play there before they built I-71.  My brother and I have always witnessed strange sounds/sights there when we were younger.  We have since moved away to Lorain county, but both my parents and my two brothers are buried there and I visit a few times a year. Continue reading

Seven Barns

(Orig. Published 3/2002)

Within the Cuyahoga Valley area, there were once seven barns owned by a rich farmer who had seven children.  The farmer went mad and butchered his family and livestock.  He buried his wife and children in six of the barns. 
He then hung himself from the rafters of the seventh barn.   Continue reading

Tinker’s Creek

(Orig. Published 10/25/2004)

Mostly hidden among a tree-covered, glacier-carved landscape, Tinker’s Creek remains largely untouched by human hands.  Some of those who have attempted to settle this land barely left a trace of their own existence. Today, many visitors to this area have reported strange occurrences–eerie sounds, lights and shadows; the uncanny sense of being chased away…even followed.

Is Tinker’s Creek haunted or cursed, as some say?  And if so, then why?

Understanding the mystery of Tinker’s Creek first requires a look back at its history.  And its history is quite mysterious indeed. Continue reading

Franklin Castle

(Orig. Published 12/2003)

Strange voices coming from empty rooms and behind the walls, sounds of crying children, faces that suddenly materialize in the woodwork, spinning chandeliers, cold spots, and mysterious ectoplasm…these are but a few of the bizarre occurrences witnessed by those who have entered Franklin Castle, one of Ohio’s most notorious haunted places.  Continue reading

Collinwood School Fire

(Orig. Published 9/2003)

On Ash Wednesday, March 4, 1908, Collinwood’s Lake View Elementary School became the site of the country’s worst school tragedy.  Shortly after 9:00 a.m., and while school was in session, overheated steam pipes ignited nearby wood joists.  The fire spread quickly, and roughly half of the students were unable to escape.  In the end, 172 children, 2 teachers and 1 rescuer perished in the fire. Continue reading

Cleveland Agora Theatre

(Orig. Published 9/3/2004)

Elvis and the Beatles once “haunted” the stage of this historic theatre, but some say real ghosts also haunt the Cleveland Agora Theatre.  If you are patient, attentive and brave enough to venture the dark corridors, catwalks and hidden rooms, then you just may encounter one of the theatre’s mysterious inhabitants. Continue reading