Archive for October, 2009

Bellville Opera House

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

In the history of the building, it has been a meeting house, a jail, Masonic temple, and a school. The third floor is occupied by a theater. The ghost is that of a man who didn’t want the theater incorporated into the building. He often shows himself when there are no activities taking place.

From this picture i didn’t see a third floor on this building i am not sure if this the original building or not i will have to do more investigating.If anyone knows what happened to the real Bellville Opera House please let me know

Mohican State Park

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Known as the ugliest man who ever lived, Tom Lyons is said to haunt the park. He was an Indian who wore a necklace made of 99 tongues of white men. He vowed to get the one hundredth tongue before he died. He was killed on the stagecoach road and thrown into Killbuck Swamp before he could get his last tongue. His ghost now roams the park with an axe, looking for his last tongue.

Samuel Bush House

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Also known as the Herbert M. Turner Residence and Spook Hollow, this house is located at 1934 Cold Spring Drive, just north of Old Columbus Road. Built in 1806 and expanded in 1830, a ghostly horseman is said to haunt the valley where the house sits.

It was said that he had a buried treasure in the area between the quince and apple orchard. Both of those landmarks are no longer in existence. There is a family cemetery located on the property as well. The horseman is said to right through the valley at night, protecting his treasure. The house was abandoned for some time in the 1950s, but is now occupied.