Columbus Neighhoods: Halloween


[email protected][email protected]!>>>NEXT — THE GHOSTLY TALES OF WALHALLA RAVINE. THEN — A PARANORMAL SIGHTING OVER AT THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL. AND LATER — GHOSTLY SIGHTINGS AT SOME WELL KNOWN PLACES IN COLUMBUS. [email protected][email protected]! [email protected][email protected]!>>SUPPORT FOR “COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS” IS PROVIDED BY — AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER IS PROUD TO SPONSOR WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA “COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS.” WORKING TOGETHER WITH OUR COMMUNITIES. WE’RE COMMITTED TO POWERING A BRIGHT BOUNDLESS FUTURE FOR US ALL.>>AT OHIO HEALTH WE BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A HEALTHY UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD AROUND YOU. THAT’S WHY WE’RE PROUD SPONSORS OF WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA. AND THEIR WORK TO EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN AND INSPIRE THE PEOPLE WE SERVE.>>BAILEY CAVALIERI. YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR LAW FIRM DOESN’T NEED TO BE COMPLICATED. IT JUST NEEDS TO BE RIGHT. AND BY VIEWERS LIKE YOU! THANK YOU.>>FOLKLORE, URBAN LEGENDS AND GHOST STORIES HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE CENTURIES AND EVEN THE DECADES. AND OFTEN THE STORIES CHANGE AND EVOLVE OVER TIME. HISTORIAN DOREEN UHAS SAUER HAS ONE OF THOSE TALES NOW.>>ALL NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE THEIR STORIES OR HAUNTED HOUSES. THEIR FAVORITE PLACES WHERE LITTLE CHILDREN LIKE TO GET SCARED. AND CLINTONVILLE IS NO EXCEPTION. IT HAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF THE GHOST STORIES EVER TOLD IN COLUMBUS IN MODERN TIMES. AND IT HAS TO DO WITH WALHALLA RAVINE. PERHAPS IT’S BECAUSE IT WAS A PATHWAY ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. OR MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE THE HOUSES ARE PERCHED UP HIGH AND THE LIGHTS JUST SORT OF TWINKLE DOWN MYSTERIOUSLY IN THE RAVINE. BUT FOR PEOPLE WHO PASS BY AND PEOPLE WHO WALK THROUGH AT NIGHT — THEY OFTEN SAY THEY FEEL SOMETHING WATCHING THEM. SOMETHING COMING AFTER THEM. AND INEVITABLY ALL THE STORIES LEAD BACK TO THE SAME PLACE. TO A HOUSE THAT’S PERCHED ON THE TOP OF THE CALUMET BRIDGE. THERE ARE LEGENDS OF A MAN WHO COMES HOME — MR. MOONEY. FROM WORKING AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. AND HE’S TAKING THE STREET CAR UP HIGH STREET AND GOTTEN OFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RAVINE AND MAKING THE LONG WALK UP THE HILL TO HIS HOUSE WHICH WAS PEAKED OVER THE TOP OF THE CALUMET BRIDGE. HERE LIFE SEEMS TO BE VERY NORMAL. CHILDREN ARE PLAYING IN YARDS. PEOPLE ARE GETTING READY FOR DINNER. BUT SOMETHING GOES VERY WRONG IN THE MOONEY HOUSE THAT NIGHT. MR. MOONEY MURDERS HIS WIFE AND HIS DAUGHTER. THE STORY USUALLY IS IS THAT HE STABBED THEM MULTIPLE TIMES. AND THAT HE CUT OFF HIS WIFE’S HEAD. AND EITHER KICKED IT OR THREW IT DOWN INTO THE WALHALLA RAVINE. WHERE IT ROLLED ALL THE WAY DOWN THE RAVINE. PROBABLY ALMOST TO HIGH STREET ITSELF. MR. MOONEY IN HIS GRIEF COMMITS SUICIDE. AND HANGS HIMSELF OFF THE CALUMET BRIDGE. SO OVER THE YEARS THE STORY GETS EMBELLISHED AND CHILDREN TELL THE STORY AND EVERYBODY ADDS A FEW MORE DETAILS. AND EVERY YEAR THERE’S SOME LITTLE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE OF CHILDREN THAT GO OFF TO FIND OUT IF THE STORIES TRUE. IF THE GHOST IS THERE. BUT THE STORY SEEMED TO KIND OF BE FROZEN IN TIME BY THE 1980’s. WITH A VERY FINAL VERSION THAT’S EVER TOLD. TWO YOUNG BOYS TRUDGE UP THE RAVINE TO SEE WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO SEE. AND THEY WALK UP THE RAVINE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CALUMET BRIDGE AND LOOK UP ON THE HILL WHERE THEY’RE HOPING TO SEE THE MOONEY MANSION WITH THE BLUE LIGHT IN THE ATTIC WHICH SUPPOSEDLY GLOWS WHENEVER THERE IS SOME GHOSTLY ACTIVITY GOING ON. THE BOYS LOOK UP AT THE HOUSE. THEY’RE STARTLED. AND THEN THEY HEAR A RUSTLING. THEY HEAR SOMETHING IN THE BUSHES. SOMETHING GETTING LOUDER. AND LOUDER. SOMETHING THAT’S KIND OF ROLLING JUST RIGHT TOWARD THEM. AND THEY RUN AND THEY RUN AS FAST AS THEY CAN. DOWN TO HIGH STREET. DOWN TO SAFETY. DOWN TO THE STREET LIGHTS. WHEN THE ONE BOY TURNS AROUND — HIS FRIEND ISN’T THERE. HE’S GONE. HE’S VANISHED. NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN.>>NEXT — AN UNLIKELY PRESENCE VISITS THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL. THEN — GHOSTLY SIGHTING AT SOME WELL KNOWN PLACES IN COLUMBUS. [email protected][email protected]! [email protected][email protected]!>>WELL THAT WAS CHILLING. SINCE WE FIRST AIRED THAT STORY — COUNTLESS VIEWERS HAVE ASKED ABOUT THE TRUE STORY OF WALHALLA RAVINE. STICK AROUND BECAUSE LATER — CURIOS {FILL} WILL ANSWER THAT QUESTION. BUT NOW WE TURN OUR ATTENTION TO ANOTHER LEGEND THAT WILL HAVE YOU ASKING — DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?>>MOST GHOST STORIES SEEM TO ORIGINATE IN HOUSES OF A CERTAIN ERA. AND THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT. A LOT OF OUR GHOST STORIES ACTUALLY COME FROM THREE SOURCES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. OSCAR WILDE. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. AND CHARLES DICKENS. AND THEY ARE CONTINUED TODAY IN HARRY POTTER AND OTHER MORE MODERN VENTURES. BUT GHOST STORIES AND OLD HOUSES SEEM TO JUST GO TOGETHER. AND SO IT’S KIND OF UNUSUAL TO FIND A GHOST STORY IN A MODERN DAY TWIST OF AN OLD MANSION ON BROAD STREET THAT WAS HAUNTED IN THE 1940’s. [email protected][email protected]! THE STORY THAT I’M ABOUT TO TELL YOU HAS TO DO WITH A YOUNG WOMAN SEEKING A JOB AT THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL BUILDING IN THE 1940’s. SHE IS LOOKING FOR HER VERY FIRST JOB. THERE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG WOMEN TO ENTER INTO CLERICAL POSITIONS IN JOBS HELD NORMALLY BY MEN WHO ARE NOW OFF TO WORK. WHEN SHE NOTICES THE SIGN FOR HELP WANTED IN THE WINDOW OF AN OLD MANSION ON BROAD STREET. AND IT’S THE WEEKEND. SHE DOESN’T NECESSARILY EXPECT ANYONE THERE. SHE APPROACHES A LITTLE BIT MORE CAUTIOUSLY. LOOKS TO SEE IF THERE’S ANYMORE DETAIL ON THE SIGN. LOOKS IN THE WINDOW. DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE OPENED. AND STARTS TO TURN WHEN SHE HEARS A VOICE SAY –>>EXCUSE ME MISS? HI. CAN I HELP YOU?>>AND SHE LOOKS TO FIND THAT THERE’S A VERY FRIENDLY MAN.>>HI. COME ON IN. SO WHAT BRINGS YOU IN TODAY?>>I SAW THE HELP WANTED AND –>>SHE INQUIRES ABOUT THE JOB AND ASKS IF IT’S WITH THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL. WHICH IS ACTUALLY IN THAT BUILDING IN THE 1940’s. ALL THROUGH THE WAR YEARS BEFORE IT MOVES TO PARSONS AVENUE IN THE 1950’s.>>HAVE A SEAT.>>HE SITS HER DOWN AND STARTS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HER AND WHAT HER JOB SKILLS ARE. BUT SHE’S A LITTLE NERVOUS BECAUSE THIS IS HER FIRST JOB.>>GREAT WELL WE’RE HIRING FOR A SECRETARY AND — TELL ME ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE.>>WELL I WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST IN MY CLASS IN SHORT HAND.>>OKAY.>>AND I’M AN AMAZING TYPIST.>>OH GREAT. THOSE SKILLS ARE GOING TO COME IN HANDY HERE.>>AND HE BREAKS THE ICE WITH JUST A LOT OF GOOD CONVERSATION. AND SHE’S FEELING MORE CONFIDENT.>>YOU SEEM PERFECT FOR THE JOB. I DON’T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO HIRE YOU MYSELF. BUT IF YOU CAN COME IN ON MONDAY AND TALK TO THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE WE’LL SEE ABOUT JOINING THE TEAM.>>WONDERFUL. I THINK I CAN DO THE JOB. I’LL DEFINITELY COME BACK ON MONDAY.>>SOUNDS GREAT. WE WILL SEE YOU THEN.>>GREAT. OH THANK YOU.>>HAVE A GREAT DAY.>>YOU TO.>>WE’LL SEE YOU SOON.>>YOU TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [email protected][email protected]! [email protected][email protected]! [ POLICE SCANNER VOICES ]>>YEAH IT’S PRETTY BAD.>>SO THE YOUNG WOMAN COMES BACK ON MONDAY AND THE OFFICE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.>>OH I’M SORRY.>>IT’S A HUBBUB AND A HUSTLE AND TYPING GOING ON. TWO MEN ARE TALKING IN THE CORNER. SEEMINGLY IGNORE HER UNTIL ONE TURNS AND SAYS –>>HELLO MA’AM. CAN WE HELP YOU?>>YES. I’M HERE TO INTERVIEW. I SPOKE WITH A GENTLEMAN ON SATURDAY. HE TOLD ME TO COME IN THIS MORNING AND TALK TO THE PERSON IN CHARGE.>>MA’AM NOBODY WORKS HERE ON SATURDAY.>>BUT — I SPOKE TO THE LOVELIEST GENTLEMAN. AND HE TOLD ME TO COME BACK TODAY. WE TALKED FOR QUITE SOME TIME.>>10-42. [email protected][email protected]! [email protected][email protected]!>>MA’AM IS THIS THE MAN YOU SAW?>>YES. YES THAT’S HIM. IS HE HERE?>>MA’AM THIS MAN HAS BEEN DEAD FOR OVER A YEAR. [email protected][email protected]!>>I’M CURIOS ABOUT THIS GHOST. WHO WAS HE? WHAT IS THIS STORY BASED ON? WHAT WAS SUPRISING TO ME FIRST OF ALL IN THE RESEARCH WAS THAT THERE WAS SOMEONE WHO DIED IN 1944 AND IT WAS COLONEL LYNN BLACK. AT THE AGE OF 46 HE DIED VERY UNEXPECTEDLY. VERY YOUNG. FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND THAT HE HAD SUSTAINED EARLIER IN A GUN BATTLE IN HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER. WHAT WAS ACTUALLY EVEN MORE REMARKABLE I THINK — NOT JUST THE TIMELINE OF HIS DEATH. AND THE COINCIDENCE OF THIS YOUNG WOMAN’S EXPERIENCE. BUT THE FACT THAT THE PERSONALITIES SEEMED TO MATCH SO WELL. THE MAN THAT THE YOUNG WOMAN MET WAS GREGARIOUS. IN LOVE WITH HIS JOB. SPOKE HIGHLY AND REVERENTIALLY OF EVERYTHING THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL DID. FELT SHE WAS THE PERFECT MATCH FOR THE JOB. AND THIS IS EXACTLY THE CHARACTER HE HAD. IS HE TRAVELLED THE STATE. SPOKE ABOUT THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL. TALKED TO SCHOOL GROUPS. AND REALLY SPREAD THE WORD OF WHAT THIS NEW OHIO AGENCY WAS ALL ABOUT. WAS IT THE GHOST OF THE FIRST SUPERINTENDENT? WHO KNOWS. BUT IT MAKES A GREAT STORY. [ BIRDS CHIRPING ]>>NEXT — GHOSTLY HAUNTS AT COLUMBUS’S MOST RECOGNIZABLE SITES. AND THEN — CURIOS {FILL} INVESTIGATES THE TRUE STORY OF THE WALHALLA RAVINE LEGEND.>>YOU MAY HAVE HEARD TALES ABOUT GHOST SIGHTING OR MAYBE YOU’VE SEEN ONE YOURSELF. AND I GUESS YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW IF A GHOST IS LURKING AROUND THE CORNER. LOCAL AUTHOR AND GHOST EXPERT NELLIE KAMPMANN REVEALS SOME OF THE MOST NOTABLE HAUNTS AROUND COLUMBUS.>>COLUMBUS HAS COUNTLESS STORIES OF URBAN LEGENDS AND GHOST STORIES THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH TIME. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL NOTABLE PLACES THAT HAVE HAD GHOSTLY SIGHTINGS AND DISTURBANCES OVER THE YEARS. ONE OF THOSE PLACES IS THE HARRISON HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST. WHERE I’M HEADING RIGHT NOW TO MEET UP WITH LOCAL AUTHOR AND COLUMBUS LANDMARKS GHOST TOUR GUIDE NELLIE KAMPMANN. WHO HAS BECOME WELL VERSED IN THESE STORIES. HI LYNN. HOW ARE YOU?>>GOOD JAVIER. NICE TO SEE YOU.>>HI NELLIE.>>IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU.>>NICE TO BE HERE WITH THE TWO OF YOU. IT’S JUST THE THREE OF US RIGHT? I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S ANYBODY ELSE HERE RIGHT NOW. YOU TELL ME LYNN.>>WELL — IT’S HARRISON HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST.>>YOU NEVER KNOW.>>YOU NEVER KNOW WHO’S HERE LURKING AROUND.>>RIGHT. WOW. WELL HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN HERE?>>I’VE OWNED IT FOR 13 YEARS.>>UH-HUH.>>AND FIRST WEEK I WAS HERE I REALIZED THAT THERE WERE PROBABLY OTHER ENTITIES LIVING HERE WITH ME.>>WOW.>>I WOULD HEAR NOISES. PEOPLE WALKING UP STAIRS. DOORS OPENING AND CLOSING. RATTLING.>>AND YOU STUCK IT OUT.>>I’M STILL HERE. AND I LOVE IT.>>STILL HERE LOVING IT. ENJOYING IT.>>I DO. I HAVE FUN WITH IT.>>NOW I HAVE GOT TO ASK. ARE ANY OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY MEMEBERS — SOME OF THOSE EXTRA SPECIAL GUESTS THAT STICK AROUND OR HANG OUT HERE?>>FROM WHAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO GATHER FROM THEM AND WE DO TALK TO THEM. THERE ARE FIVE ENTITIES HERE AND THEY ALL LIVED HERE AND DIED HERE. THERE’S A LITTLE BOY THAT WAS PART OF ONE OF THE FAMILIES THAT LIVED HERE. THERE ARE TWO GENTLEMAN WHO WERE PROBABLY BORDERS HERE AT SOME POINT. OR LIVED WHEN IT WAS A DUPLEX. AND THEN THERE’S TWO WOMEN. THERE’S ONE THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LITTLE BOY. KIND OF POPS IN AND OUT. REAL QUIET. BUT KEEPS AN EYE ON HIM. AND THEN THERE WAS WOMAN WHO WAS A MATRIARCH AT THE HOUSE.>>WELL YOU DON’T LOOK SCARED SO I DON’T FEEL SCARED.>>NO I’M NOT.>>I FEEL LIKE EVERYBODY’S GOOD. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SHARE WITH US NELLIE. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.>>GOOD BECAUSE I’M TON OF THEM.>>ALL RIGHT. WE’LL LET YOU GO BACK TO DOING YOUR THING.>>ALL RIGHT>>I’M GOING TO TALK TO NELLIE FOR A LITTLE WHILE.>>YEAH.>>OKAY.>>WANT TO GO THIS WAY?>>SO NELLIE. I HAVE GOT TO ASK YOU — WHAT ARE SOME FAMOUS HAUNTED PLACES THAT WE HAVE HERE?>>FOR MY MONEY THE MOST HAUNTED PLACE IN COLUMBUS IS THE KELTON HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDEN. THERE ARE LIKE SIX DIFFERENT ENTITIES PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THERE. PLUS A GHOST CAT. THEY HAVE THIS ONE STORY ABOUT A GHOST WHO PEOPLE HAVE SEEN FOR DECADES. HE’S JUST A GUY IN A UNION SOLDIERS UNIFORM HANGING AROUND OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN SIDE OF THE HOUSE. SMOKING. BUT THIS HAS HAPPENED SO MANY TIMES. AND HE APPEARS LIKE — TO MANY PEOPLE AS SOLID AS IF HE WAS A REAL PERSON. BUT THEY DO HAVE ONE SPIRIT THERE WHO’S NOT EXACTLY A PEOPLE PERSON. WHEN THEY FIRST BECAME A MUSEUM THEY HAD A HALLOWEEN PARTY. AND THEY HIRED A MAN TO GO UPSTAIRS INTO THE ATTIC. AND TO TELL FORTUNES. THE GUY GOES UP THERE AND HE GETS SET UP. AND HE’S DOWN STAIRS RIGHT AWAY. AND HE SAYS I CANNOT STAY UP THERE. THERE IS SOMETHING UP THERE AND IT DOES NOT WANT ME UP THERE. AND OVER THE YEARS THEY’VE HAD PEOPLE HAVE BASICALLY THE SAME EXPERIENCE. THEY THINK IT MIGHT BE THE GHOST OF ARTHUR KELTON. HE WAS ONE OF THE YOUNGER SONS OF THE FAMILY. MOST OF THE FAMILY WAS BUSINESS PEOPLE. HE WAS MORE OF A FREE SPIRIT. HE TRIED MAKING A LIVING AS A PHOTOGRAPHER IN COLUMBUS. THAT DIDN’T WORK. HE MOVED OUT TO NEW YORK. BECAME A PRINTER. THEN MOVED OUT TO COLORADO WITH HIS WIFE AND THEY TRIED DOING A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS THERE. THAT DIDN’T WORK. THEY MOVED OUT TO CALIFORNIA. AND EVENTUALLY MOVED BACK TO COLUMBUS. BUT HE ENDED UP SPENDING THE LAST TWO DECADES OF HIS LIFE AT THE COLUMBUS STATE HOSPITAL WHICH IS A MENTAL HEALTH ASYLUM.>>MHMM.>>HE JUST HAD A VERY SAD END OF HIS LIFE.>>OH BOY.>>AND IF ANYBODY WAS GOING TO BE A LITTLE SHY OF PEOPLE — THAT WOULD BE HIM.>>RIGHT. RIGHT. SOUNDS LIKE IT. SO NOW FOR THE NOVICE GHOST HUNTER. IS THERE ANYWHERE ELSE WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT?>>OH BOY THERE’S A LOT OF PLACES. I USED TO WORK AT THE OHIO THEATRE AND THEY HAD A FEW STORIES ABOUT A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT GHOSTS. ONE THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A LITTLE BOY IN THE BASEMENT. THEN THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD ELDERLY LADY WHO WOULD STAY UP IN THE BALCONY. AND THEN ANOTHER FELLOW NEVER LEFT WHO WORKED THERE. HE WAS THE STAGE MANAGER. HE WORKED THERE FOR DECADES. HIS NAME WAS CHARLIE. AND HE WAS VERY METICULOUS ABOUT HIS WORK AND THE WORK THAT THE PEOPLE UNDERNEATH HIM DID. AFTER HE DIED — THE STAGEHANDS FOUND THAT IF THEY WEREN’T DOING THEIR JOBS QUITE AS WELL AS THEY PROBABLY SHOULD BE — THINGS WOULD START DISAPPEARING. THEY WOULD LIKE PUT THEIR HAMMER DOWN — TURN AROUND — AND THE HAMMER WOULD BE GONE.>>OH BOY.>>AND THIS HAPPENED TIME AND TIME AGAIN. THE STATE HOUSE ALSO HAS A STORY ABOUT A VERY FAMOUS GHOST. WHILE ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS CAMPAIGNING TO BE PRESIDENT — HE CAME TO THE STATE HOUSE. AND AT THAT TIME SALMON CHASE WAS THE GOVERNOR HERE. THEY HAD A BIG BALL IN HIS HONOR. AND AT ONE POINT SALMON CHASE’S DAUGHTER KATE DANCED WITH PRESIDENT LINCOLN. UNFORTUNATELY KATE WAS A BIT OF A FLIRT. AND MARY TODD LINCOLN DID NOT LIKE THAT. SO AFTER SHE WAS DANCING WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOR A WHILE — MARY TODD LINCOLN SAID AH — NO THAT’S IT. WE’RE STOPPING THE DANCE NOW. AND KIND OF DRAGGED HIM AWAY FROM HER. EVER SINCE THEN PEOPLE HAVE SEEN LINCOLN AND KATE CHASE DANCING TOGETHER FINISHING THEIR ONE INTERRUPTED DANCE.>>WOW. NOW THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE STORY. WE HAVE A — THE GHOST OF ONE OF HERE IN CENTRAL OHIO.>>YEAH.>>ALL RIGHT. SO WHERE DO WE GO NEXT ON OUR TOUR OF HAUNTED PLACES IN COLUMBUS?>>WELL I WOULD GO TO THE CENTRAL OHIO FIRE MUSEUM. IT WAS THE LAST FIRE HOUSE THAT WAS BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR HORSE DRAWN ENGINES. AND YOU CAN SOMETIMES STILL HEAR THE HORSES BACK IN THEIR STABLES. EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVEN’T BEEN THERE FOR PROBABLY A CENTURY AT THIS POINT.>>MHMM.>>ANOTHER GHOST IS ALSO THERE. THAT WOULD BE CAPTAIN DUKEMAN. HE WAS THE LONG TIME CAPTAIN OF THAT STATION. AND A LOT OF TIMES THE PEOPLE WORKING AT THE MUSEUM WILL STILL SEE HIM WALKING AROUND LATE IN THE EVENING AND JUST KEEPING AN EYE ON THINGS.>>SO NOW NELLIE ARE THERE PLACES HERE IN COLUMBUS THAT MAYBE AREN’T AROUND ANYMORE OR NO LONGER EXIST THAT WERE HISTORICALLY OR FAMOUSLY HAUNTED?>>YES. ACTUALLY WE HAVE A STORY THAT DATES BACK BEFORE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. BACK IN 1774 THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA LORD DUNMORE — HE DECIDED THAT THERE WAS SO MUCH CONFLICT BETWEEN THE WHITE SETTLERS AND THE AMERICAN INDIANS WHO LIVED IN HIS STATE. SO HE JUST FLAT OUT DECLARED WAR ON THE SENECA CAYUGA. AND THE SHAWNEE. THAT CONFLICT MOVED ALL THE WAY UP INTO THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES WHICH OHIO WAS BACK THEN. AS A PART OF THAT — MAJOR WILLIAM CRAWFORD WHO LATER BECAME THE FAIRLY WELL KNOWN COLONEL CRAWFORD. HE AND HIS TROOPS CAME UP TO A SENECA CAYUGA VILLAGE THAT WAS ON THE BANKS OF THE SCIOTO RIVER. IT WAS JUST NORTH OF FRANKLINTON. THEY WAITED UNTIL THE MEN IN THE VILLAGE WENT ON A HUNTING EXPEDITION. SO, THEN, THE ONLY PEOPLE THERE WERE WOMEN — PEOPLE, AND LITTLE KIDS. THEY WENT THROUGH AND MASSACRED EVERYONE.>>MHMM.>>THIS ONE WOMAN GRABBED UP HER KID AND SHE SWAM OUT TO AN ISLAND THAT WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCIOTO AND HID HER CHILD IN A HOLLOW TREE. TWO DAYS LATER WHEN THE MEN CAME BACK, THEY FOUND EVERYBODY DEAD ASIDE FROM THIS ONE LITTLE KID. AND EVER SINCE THEN, THERE HAVE BEEN STORIES, EVEN IN THE EARLY PIONEER DAYS ABOUT HEARING THESE SCREAMS AND BONES COMING FROM THE ISLAND.>>WOW. SO, NOW, THESE ALL SOUND LIKE THERE CENTRAL, DOWNTOWN LOCATED. IS THERE ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN AREA THAT ARE HAUNTED? I GREW UP ON THE WEST SIDE, UNDER CAMP CHASE.>>OH, YES. CAMP CHASE. THAT HAS AN OLD STORY, AGAIN, GOING BACK TO THE CIVIL WAR. BASICALLY, IT STARTED OFF AS A UNION SOLDIER TRAINING CAMP. AS THE WAR WENT ON, THEY STARTED GETTING A LOT OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS CAPTURED AND THEY HAD TO HAVE A PLACE TO KEEP THEM, SO THEY STARTED MOVING THEM OVER TO CAMP CHASE. BUT THEY FOUND THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO DIE OF DISEASE AS A SOLDIER THAN YOU WERE OF GETTING SHOT. AND IT WAS EVEN WORSE FOR THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE SOUTHERNERS. THEY WERE NOT USED TO REALLY HARSH OHIO WINTERS, AND IT HIT THEM HARD. DURING THE CIVIL WAR, THERE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN, LOUISIANA RENOUF AND SHE WAS FROM MISSOURI, BUT HER DAD MUST HAVE BEEN A UNION SUPPORTER ‘CAUSE HE SENT HER UP HERE TO STUDY AT WESLEYAN COLLEGE SO THAT SHE WOULD BE SAFE DURING THE WAR. BUT HER SYMPATHIES WERE VERY MUCH WITH THE SOUTH.>>MHMM.>>AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER, SHE ENDED UP MARRYING A LOCAL MAN, BUT SHE HAD THAT SOFT SPOT FOR THE POOR MEN FROM THE SOUTH THAT DIED UP HERE. SO, SHE WOULD SNEAK OVER TO CAMP CHASE CEMETERY. SHE WOULD DRESS IN A GRAY DRESS AND THEN PUT A BIG VEIL OVER HER SO PEOPLE WOULDN’T NECESSARILY SEE WHO SHE WAS AND SHE WOULD THROW FLOWERS OVER THE WALL. AND AS SHE GOT BOLDER, SOMETIMES, SHE’D GO IN AND SHE WOULD JUST LEAVE FLOWERS AT THE GRAVES. AND SHE FINALLY DIED IN 1950. AND THEN, SINCE THEN, PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THIS LADY IN GRAY IN THE CEMETERY PUTTING FLOWERS ON THE GRAVES.>>A LADY IN GRAY.>>MHMM.>>I LIVED THERE MY WHOLE LIFE AND NEVER KNEW THERE WAS A GHOST WANDERING AROUND NEAR MY NEIGHBORHOOD. WELL, I’M GLAD THAT YOU TOOK THE TIME TO SHARE THESE AMAZING STORIES WITH ME. ONE MORE REASON FOR ME TO LOVE MY CITY AND TO BE A LITTLE CAREFUL ABOUT WHERE I GO SOMETIMES, SO I APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH, NELLIE.>>OH, YOU’RE WELCOME. IT’S MY PLEASURE. [email protected][email protected]! [email protected][email protected]! [email protected][email protected]!>>>EARLIER, WE SAW A STORY ABOUT A GHOSTLY TALE IN WALHALLA RAVINE THAT’S BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS, BUT SEVERAL VIEWERS HAVE INQUIRED ABOUT THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE LEGEND. HERE’S THAT ANSWER.>>“CURIOUS CBUS” IS WOSU’S PROJECT WHERE YOU SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR REGION, ITS PEOPLE, OR ITS HISTORY AND WE ASSIGN A REPORTER OR A PRODUCER TO INVESTIGATE IT. TODAY’S QUESTION IS FROM A VIEWER WHO ASKS, “WHAT IS THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE MANSION ON THE WALHALLA RAVINE?” THIS QUESTION CAME TO US AFTER WE FIRST AIRED OUR SEGMENT ABOUT THE LEGEND ABOUT THE WALHALLA RAVINE GHOST. AND LOCAL CLINTONVILLE HISTORIAN MARY RODGERS IS HERE TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.>>SO, DR. CHARLES MOONEY WAS BORN IN 1870. HE STUDIED AND GOT HIS DOCTOR DEGREE, I THINK, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. HE THEN MOVED TO CINCINNATI WHERE HE MET HIS WIFE, DERRY SIMPSON. AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1913. THEY MOVED TO COLUMBUS AFTER LIVING IN CINCINNATI FOR A FEW YEARS, AND ULTIMATELY, THEY PURCHASED THE PROPERTY AT 259 WALHALLA. THEY HAVE THREE CHILDREN, TWO SONS AND A DAUGHTER. DR. MOONEY — HE DOES DIE IN 1944. NOTHING REALLY EARTHSHAKING ABOUT HIS DEATH. DERRY, HIS WIFE, CONTINUES TO LIVE IN THE WALHALLA RAVINE FOR MANY YEARS, AND I THINK SHE DIES IN 1975. SO, CLEARLY, NOT MURDERED BY HER HUSBAND. I THINK THE STORY ALSO INDICATES THAT THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOME CHILDREN WHO WERE PART OF THE CATASTROPHE, BUT ALL THREE OF DR. MOONEY’S CHILDREN LIVED TO RIPE OLD AGES. AND I DON’T REALLY SEE WHERE THERE’S A LOT OF TOOTH TO THE STORY OF THE MOONEY MANSION.>>DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR “CURIOUS CBUS?” HEAD TO WOSU.ORG/CURIOUS TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA, VOTE ON WHICH QUESTION WE SHOULD INVESTIGATE NEXT, AND SEE WHAT WE’VE COVERED SO FAR. [email protected][email protected]! AND REMEMBER, YOU CAN CATCH ALL OF OUR EPISODES ON COLUMBUSNEIGHBORHOODS.ORG PLUS SEE OUR STORIES ON THE WOSU MOBILE APP AND YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM. WE’LL SEE YOU BACK HERE NEXT WEEK ON “COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS.” [email protected][email protected]! [email protected]! ON HALLOWEEN WE ALL TURN INTO MONSTERS [email protected]! [email protected]! HALLOWEEN WE LAY IT ON THE ALTAR [email protected]! [email protected]! GET IN THE CADILLAC, BABY LET’S RIDE [email protected]! [email protected]! GOT MY MAIN MAN FRANKLIN STEIN [email protected]! [email protected]! WE’LL BRING TROUBLE MAKE IT DOUBLE DOUBLE [email protected]! [email protected]! LET’S LIGHT THE TORCHES BABY, GET MY SHOVEL [email protected]! [email protected][email protected]! [email protected]! ON HALLOWEEN WE ALL TURN INTO MONSTERS [email protected]! [email protected]! HALLOWEEN WE LAY IT ON THE ALTAR [email protected]! [email protected]! GET IN THE CADILLAC, BABY LET’S RIDE [email protected]! [email protected]! GOT MY MAIN MAN FRANKLIN STEIN [email protected]! [email protected]! WE’LL BRING TROUBLE MAKE IT DOUBLE DOUBLE [email protected]! [email protected]! LET’S LIGHT THE TORCHES BABY, GET MY SHOVEL [email protected]! [email protected][email protected]! [email protected][email protected]! [email protected]! COMING OUT OF OUR GRAVES NOW [email protected]! [email protected][email protected]!>>SUPPORT FOR “COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS” IS PROVIDED BY — AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER IS PROUD TO SPONSOR WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA, “COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS.” WORKING TOGETHER WITH OUR COMMUNITIES, WE’RE COMMITTED TO POWERING A BRIGHT AND BOUNDLESS FUTURE FOR US ALL. [email protected][email protected]!>>AT OHIOHEALTH, WE BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A HEALTHY UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD AROUND YOU. THAT’S WHY WE’RE PROUD SPONSORS OF WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA AND THEIR WORK TO EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN, AND INSPIRE THE PEOPLE WE SERVE. [email protected][email protected]!>>BAILEY CAVALIERI, YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR LAW FIRM DOESN’T NEED TO BE COMPLICATED, IT JUST NEEDS TO BE RIGHT. AND BY VIEWERS, LIKE YOU, THANK YOU. [email protected][email protected]!

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