Formerly a J.C. Penny’s Department Store, the now closed Big Bear grocery store at the Great Southern Shopping Center is known to be haunted. Ghostly footsteps could be heard when the store was closed and doors opened and closed by themselves. Apparitions of a man and a woman dressed in 1940s style clothing were seen by employees. The back stock room and the upstairs break room are where the concentration of the activity took place. Some employees have even reported hearing their names, and turning around to see no body there.
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Workers at the Gap warehouse in Groveport have reported many odd activities. Doors open and close by themselves, footsteps can be heard, and there is a feeling of being watched (even when no one else is in the building). Shadowy figures have been seen throughout the warehouse by more than one person. Hearing distinct voices speaking, sometimes asking employees to do things, can be heard when it is quiet. These are just a few examples of what occurs there. The warehouse’s property once included an old cemetery that dated back to 1803.
Built atop the Old North Cemetery, the North Market is said to be haunted by the ghosts whose bodies were not recovered prior to the market being built. During a recent construction project, bodies and caskets were dug up from beneath the street and parking lot near the North Market. Among those who are said to haunt the building is John Kerr, one of the founders of Columbus.