Walk of Terror ~~ Hamilton, OH
The Walk Of Terror may be your last walk ever! This is Ohio's premier haunted trail. Open Friday and Saturday nights Dusk till Midnight (September 21st to October 31st) and the last week in October-28,29,30,31. Directions: Conveniently located at the MKJAS Landings complex on Eureka Dr. Directly off Route 4. Its south of Liberty Fairfield Road in Hamilton, Ohio.
Spooky talk on Ghost Walk
by Meagan Engle
Staff Writer for Journal News
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Dan Graham was napping one day when he heard three knocks.
And then he heard them again.
He'd been told there are ghosts living in his 1898 house, but Graham wasn't quite a believer.
"I've been a skeptic," Graham told a group of about 75 people on the Ghost Walk tour at Dayton Lane on Friday, Oct. 18. "I'm not big on ghosts."
Graham's noise was coming from the same area where his wife had seen a white globe of light floating. Remembering what a friend from work had said about talking to ghosts, Graham thought of a question.
"So I thought who is this knocking," he said. "And I was happy I didn't get an answer."
Psychic Victor Paruta told Graham that he had two spirits in his home. An elderly woman on the third floor and an 8-year-old boy who played throughout the house.
"I'm certainly happy that they're happy spirits," he told the crowd.
A record number of area residents attended the sixth annual Ghost Walk through Hamilton's historic neighborhood. Originally planned for groups of 50, the night drew enough ghost hunters for five tours of 75 people.
Attendees heard stories of a love-struck girl who watched for cowboys outside her window, a dominating man who kept strict order in his home and one book that always fell from the same shelf.
Dayton Lane resident Gerhard Albinus shared the story of his 1916 house, which was once occupied by a man believed to be affiliated with the mob.
Albinus said a few years after his family moved into the house, he was working in the basement and for several days saw something moving out of the corner of his eye.
He also sometimes hears clinking glasses and murmurs of sounds like a restaurant, he said.
"None of us really get a creepy feeling from here. It's more welcoming," he said.
The ghostly tour didn't quite make believers of everyone who heard the stories.
"There may be something there, but I don't know," said Liberty Twp. resident David Bishop. "I really enjoyed it."
Proceeds from the event will be used toward restorations of the neighborhood's Campbell Park, including a fountain and walkway.
The Ghosts and Hauntings of Hamilton, Ohio
by Jennifer Eblin,
Hamilton, Ohio, has a handful of ghost stories. Some of these stories are variations on urban legends, while others sound more original. Take a look for yourself, and see what you think.
The Butler County Fairgrounds are believed to be haunted by a man who killed himself there. Supposedly the man walked into a bathroom one night and calmly shot himself in the head. People now claim to see the man's ghost wandering through the fairgrounds, still bleeding from the head. I have to say that I have been there several times in the past, and have never seen anything unusual.
Stories are also told about the Fort Hamilton Hospital. Employees claim to see the ghost of a man walking through the hallways, and some believe this is the former director of the hospital. He is most often spotted in the ICU area, where they see him not only standing there, but also see his image in the monitors.
The man seems so real that nurses have been known to attempt a conversation with him before he disappears. Others have heard the man talking softly, or heard him moaning in rooms where there are no patients.
Maude Hughes Road in the area is also rumored to be haunted, so much so that it is sometimes known as the Screaming Bridge. The story claims that a couple was out on the bridge one night when the car died. The girlfriend stayed behind while the man went to find help. He returned to find his girlfriend hanging from the bridge. No one is quite sure what happened next, but the man died on the same spot that very night.
Some claim that if you park your car on the same bridge, you can hear the entire events of that night. You will hear the couple talking, hear her scream, and if you continue to wait, you will eventually hear the man scream too.
Oddly enough there is a variation on this story. The other version claims that the woman and man were arguing in the car as they drove over the bridge. Unable to handle the argument, she jumped out of the car and somehow fell off the bridge. This version claims that if you sit on the bridge, you will hear the sounds of a couple fighting.