Saturday, November 21, 2015

Haunted Bonnyconnellan Castle Visit

If you know me then you know I LOVE castles. They are one of my favorite things. I love the architecture of them. There is something so beautiful and magical about them and if you throw in a ghost or two that makes them even that much better.
We visited the Bonnyconnellan Castle and let me just say this is one beautiful castle.
This castle sits high up on a hill and is guarded by gargoyles on each side of the steps and a ghost.
It was built in 1886 by John Loughlin with money he made from his Sidney school furniture company. It is built from granite blocks. 
It is said to be haunted by a man in a blue uniform who examines a wedding dress that is displayed on the stairs landing.
We took a lot of pictures and we did not see anything in them but when you are standing and looking at the house you get the feeling that someone from inside is watching you. The house has a gate at the bottom of the steps that is padlocked so there is no one that was inside but you still feel like someone is watching you out the window. Maybe it is the ghost of John Loughlin, I know if that was my house it would be hard for me to leave it even in death.
If you have been to Bonnyconnellan and have any pictures or stories please feel free to share them. I would love to learn more about this place. 
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Monumental Building Sidney, Ohio

On a recent trip to Sidney, Ohio we stopped by the Monumental Building. This building was built in 1877 and was constructed to honor the county's Civil War dead. It now houses the Sidney Municipal Court. And it also is home to a ghost. Yes this building is rumored to be haunted. 
It is said to be haunted by a Civil War ghost named Sergeant Fair. You can sometimes see the ghostly figure in the balcony during court hearings. 
This is a very beautiful building. We did not see anything while we were there, but then again we did not go inside the building. We visited on a Saturday and they were closed. 
If you have any history or pictures of the inside of this building please fell free to share them. Also if you have experienced anything paranormal there, I would love to hear about it.
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Mt. Healthy Museum

                               We visited the Mt. Healthy Museum today and was welcomed by two volunteers (I won't name them because I didn't ask if it was ok to mention them)... who were very nice. First they showed us a one family house that actually was the toll house that was on Hamilton Ave.  that had all but two rooms in it with a fireplace. Outside of the house was a signage that persons had to pay for toll.  Next we went to the Free Meeting House and we toured the museum with lots of items from days gone by, such as an original Thomas Edison phonograph that actually played, and a organ, the kind with the pull/push buttons for instruments that played as well. This house was used for religious congregation as there were no churches in the area in 1825 and had to be reserved ahead of time and if there was a disputed on who had it next, they rolled dice to resolve the matter.
                               There are reported strange things that have been seen there such as shadows moving, and feelings of being uncomfortable there. We asked the volunteers if they have heard or seen activity there , and they said a paranormal group came and stayed for awhile but felt nothing.....we had the same experience and thought nothing off it until we reviewed the pictures we took. Look at the picture of myself in front of the door at the toll house, do you see anything in the glass behind me?

Nothing here in the picture before?

Do you see it in the glass behind me?