I could write for hours talking about all the facts and trivia concerning the never completed Cincinnati Subway tunnels, but instead, i’ll just give you the basics. If you want to know the history and facts about it, and see plenty of pictures, visit Cincinnati-tranit.net. They can tell you the story alot better, and in depth, than I could.
Though you can see the entrance to part of the tunnels from I-75 near Hopple Street, don’t bother trying to get in for a look. If it were that easy, I’d have pics of my own posted here. You used to be able to sneak in, but all the entrances have now been secured, they REALLY don’t want you in there. There are occasionally tours given of parts of the tunnels, but even on those, no cameras are allowed. They are usually given once a year, and they fill up quickly. You can get some info about the tours HERE.
Those who did manage to get inside when it was still possible claim the tunnels are haunted by the ghosts of workers who died during construction. They tell of disembodied voices and moving shadows. But again, chances of getting inside are slim to none, so do yourself a favor, and don’t bother trying. Wait for one of the tours instead.
This has nothing to do with Cincinnati, but what the hell. Bigfoot hunter Rick Dyer claims he killed the above pictured Sasquatch, who he calls “Hank”, in 2012. He now plans to show it off by taking it on tour. Just thought I’d share this bit of dumb-assery for anyone that may have missed it, you can read the full story HERE. Maybe next he can bag one of those mermaids they keep talking about on Animal Planet.
I’ve heard this since I was a kid…that George Reeves, star of the 1950′s ‘Superman’ TV show, is buried here in Cincinnati at Spring Grove Cemetery. While he did spend some time there postmortem, he is, in fact, NOT buried there. George died on June 16, 1959 from a gun shot wound to the head, which was ruled as a suicide.
We haven’t (yet) covered Kings Island on the site, but I’ll share this latest email anyway. This picture comes to us from Erin, and here’s what she had to say.
A few years ago my sister and her friends went to King’s Island. They had someone take their picture that night. When she got home she was showing me all of her fun times. As I looked at this picture, I noticed something in the background and zoomed in to find what appears to me to be a ghost. I then did some research on any deaths at King’s Island and found that in the early 1920′s two train cars loaded with gunpowder belonging to King Powder Company, that was originally located where present-day King’s Island is, collided and caused an explosion that killed 11 people, one of them being a little girl in a dress that is said to still haunt King’s Island today.
These pictures come to us from Rebeckah. She was on the train at the Cincinnati Zoo during the Festival of Lights in 2010, and noticed something in some pictures taken during the ride. Here’s what she says about it.
I’m not sure if you try to prove or disprove any submissions that are made but I will give you as much detail as I can remember. It was very cold that night and when the pictures were taken and we were riding on the train. The first picture is the one taken that my daughter is facing the camera and the second was taken a few seconds later. Many who have seen these agree that it almost looks like a figure sitting next to me with it’s arm around me and I’ll admit I got creeped out then I got home and first loaded the pictures off of the digital camera. I’ve heard that the zoo is believed to be haunted but other than the pictures themselves I don’t recall any unusual occurrences or feelings from that night.
Freddy the recording artist? You bet! Released in 1987 by RIC Records, It only took me 26 years to get around to buying this piece of Elm Street history. This is basically a mix of original and cover songs, performed by ‘The Elm Street Group’, with Fred throwing in one liners here and there. Who are The Elm Street Group? Who knows, and who cares. Studio musicians I’m sure, but it’s Freddy who is the star here.
Want a little taste? Here’s ‘Do the Freddy’!
This long lost gem was never released on CD, I don’t think anyway, so you’ll have to track it down on vinyl or cassette (or download it from somewhere, but what’s the fun in that). Look at all the (ahem) great songs you’ll get for your efforts…
01- Do the Freddy
03- Wooly Bully
04- Don’t Sleep
05- In the Midnight Hour
06- All I have to do is dream
07- Dance, or else
08- Down in the Boiler Room
09- Elm Street Dreams
As for me, I’ll listen to it once or twice, just to say I did, then it’s getting framed and hung on the wall. Robert Englund is doing Horror Hound next month in Indianapolis, if I go, I may get him to sign it.
Have you been to Satan’s Hollow? The Buffalo Ridge Crematorium? Munchkinville? If you have, and you’ve had an encounter with someone or something there, let us know. We aren’t looking for ‘ghost’ stories, but encounters with demons, satanists, monsters, etc. Get run off by an angry dwarf at Munchkinville? Perfect. Encounter a satanic ritual at Buffalo Ridge? Awesome! See a ghost somewhere….never mind. Email us your story and good things may happen to you.