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East Liverpool – Gretchen’s Lock

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Gretchen was the daughter of a wealthy man, who possibly came from England. Gretchen drowned as a small child in the creek, as many have done over the years. (Swimming is now prohibited in the creek as is canoeing). Gretchen was buried in an actual “lock”…. one that was previously used in the canal at the creek in earlier days. Her father moved back to England and was so broken-hearted over the loss of his daughter that he had her body exhumed and moved back to England.

The lock remains, but the hauntings do not take place there, but instead, at the place where she drowned, which is now named “Gretchen’s Lock” (another smaller part of the Beaver Creek park). It is said by many that Gretchen actually helped others, mostly small children, who found themselves in danger in the creek when swimming was still allowed, and that she can still be seen and heard today. She has been seen by so many that the story is easy to believe. It is also told that you can hear Gretchen crying for all of the others that had drowned in the creek. She is a very helpful ghost and the most popular here in the Tri-State area.

East Liverpool – Beaver Creek State Park

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Esther Hale has allegedly been haunting the bridge over Beaver Creek for nearly 165 years, since she was stood up at her own wedding in 1837. Four months after her wedding date, Esther was found dead in her home, her bridle veil still over her face. Some say she is still dressed in white looking for her groom, and if you travel over the Beaver Creek bridge on August 12th each year, you’ll see her. Don’t let her get too close-her touch will kill you.

East Liverpool – Beaver Creek Canal system

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

A reporter once took a picture and when it was developed there was some figures of Native Americans in it. And one particular ghost is that of Gretchen, who as a child died of unknown reasons and you can still hear her cries coming from the park.