Here’s a map put together by WCPO’s Maxim Alter of several of the areas creepy or haunted locations. This is a great resource for visiting the local haunts (especially since I usually forget to post directions on here). BUT…we don’t endorse trespassing at these or any other location. Always get permission before stepping on private property.
So Taylor, one of our readers, submitted this picture with the request that we post it and ask if anyone had any info on it or its history. However, Taylor didn’t tell us where the house is located. So below is the email we received. We replied asking for more info, but haven’t gotten a response yet. Anyone recognize or know anything about it?
These pics come to us from Kenny Riddell, through our Facebook page. Kenny was doing some investigating at Dunham park, and took this picture. He says it was pitch black night, and there were no light sources around.
Now, I didn’t know what to make of this, so asked for more info. He then sent the picture below, taken when there was a Tuberculosis hospital at Dunham, telling me that, to him, the ‘image’ in the first pic resembles one of these nurses.
I gotta admit, you can kinda see what he means. Opinions??
Located in Wilder, Ky, this is by far the most famous of the local haunts. It has a long history, and far to many stories connected to it to mention all of them here. There have been books written about it, it’s been the subject of several TV shows, including Unsolved Mysteries, Ghost Hunters, and Ghost Adventures, to name a few. And you can count on the local news to do a story on it just about every Halloween. But how much of what you’ve heard is true, and how much is hype?
Lets start at the beginning. I’m just going to give you the basics of the bars history and the tales around it, as much of it isn’t really known for sure, and what is out there varies depending on who you talk to. The site where Bobby Mackey’s sits was originally a slaughter house, built sometime in the late 1840’s, and was shut down in the 1890’s. Part of this slaughterhouse was a drain that led out to the Licking river, which is basically where the blood and other waste from the slaughtered animals was dumped. This drain is always referred to as a ‘well’, but no, it was used to discard waste.
This myth has been around for many years, and was long ago proven to be a load of crap. But I recently received an email about it, so that gives me an excuse to tell the tale again.
No one knows exactly how or when the Satanism stories got started, but they seem to have been inspired by the P&G logo, which featured the man in the moon in a circle with 13 stars. The stars and the circle were from an old symbol that was used to on cartons of Star Candles, an early P&G product, which was eventually adopted as the companies logo. The 13 stars symbolized the 13 colonies, and the man in the moon was added later.
Located at sixth and Main in Downtown Cincinnati, The Gwynn Building was built in the early 1900’s (completed in 1914), and is one of only fifteen buildings in Hamilton County to be listed in the Department of Interiors National Historic register. It’s a cool old building (click HERE to read a little history) that’s another recent addition to the local paranormal community.
It’s a sad day here at Creepy Cincinnati. Our favorite creepy singer, Eduard Khil, also known as Mr.Trololo, has passed away. At least we will always have his music.