Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Rider's Inn / Squire's Castle

from: Chris Smith

By the way, Chuck, I was wondering if you were going to post anything on the Rider's Inn in Painesville. I know the ghost of "Mistress Suzanne" may not be the creepiest, but she sure is well known. The Inn itself is very interesting. Anyways, just curious. And what about Squire's Castle? Is there really an access hole to the basement? They say the basement is filled in, but I've heard the rumors of a "way" in. I've been there a million times and don't see how there could be. The trails behind the castle are winding and hilly and I've seen area's where people have "partied" or held ritual's. Probably just some stray teens being bored, but there could be anything below those grounds. Castle's are known for secret corridor's and hidden rooms. I know the story and how there was to be a much larger "main" castle to be built behind Squire's. But it's still a fun idea to imagine that there is something below the forest floor.

The Undeveloped Photo

from: Chris Smith

When I developed the roll of film with the Witch Grave pics, the associate at the photo op. explained that a couple of photo's didn't develop. Well the next week, I took the negatives to a different place and had them develop just the strip of film that didn't show the first time. I was floored to find this picture of what appears to be a skull-like ghostly apparition. Like I said before, it was a clear night. As a matter of fact, take a look at the sky in the previous witch grave photo - YOU CAN SEE THE STARS IN THE CLEAR NIGHT SKY WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF A SHOOTING STAR JUST LEFT OF CENTER!! I find it creepy that a star decided to enter the atmosphere at the very instant I snapped a shot of the grave! With that in mind & the skull-like mist, we've got quite a haunted spot. It gives me shivers to think something was there in my precense. Something that did not want to be photographed until the second try. Lucky thing that I developed that last strip,huh?

Creepy Picture Submission

from: Penny Sandborn

Hi, my family and I visited the Mansfield Reformatory on Sunday, August 27th. I think this is an orb above the light fixture?? Or is it just dust?

Let me know what you think



from: Chris Smith

ok chuck, i'm glad you got the picture if the gore orphanage ghost, but i notice you are having trouble spotting the boy. if you can, just enlarge the photo and check out the right side where i circled him. he's dark haired with a white shirt and dark pants - very vague but he's there! blink your eyes a couple times and try not to strain so hard. anyways - i wanted to tell you about that Fairport Harbor ghost tour. well, guess what?? i work as a dj at one of the tour hot spots, Fritz's Roadhouse Bar. i sent you a picture of how pictures develop when taken in that bar. also i have personally witnessed lights going out, faces in the wood grained doors and chills from the eerie basement. that place is creepy. if you have any questions about that bar, or other Fairport spooks, just ask. I used to live there too! on another note - included are pictures of the schoolhouse off of Booth Rd. & the Witches Grave just around the corner from it. there is mist around the grave, but that night was clear. i know it sounds like i'm just obsessing, but if you visit these places, you'll know what i mean. Lastly, i have included pics of the bridge on Wisner Rd. Notice the streaks of light? Well, there are houses behind the bridge, but it was midnight then and the homes were dark. my camera, by the way, is a brand new Canon & i use 800 speed film, so these pics are something else! i hope you can show this entry on your site. i bet you'll get a lot of hits! thanks again - chris. P.S. THE PICTURES FILE NAMES ARE INCORRECT BUT I'M SURE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHICH PIC IS WHICH. . .

Monday, October 30, 2006

Ghost Flash Movie

I've had this damn flash movie on my hard drive for a few years and can't remember where I got it from. It doesn't have anything to do with with Cleveland... but in honor of Halloween... I present


Just a Request

from: Joe

my name is Joe. I am a seminarian at Borromeo Seminary on Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe, Oh. The reason I'm e mailing you is because I have a couple questions regarding the events of this old place. First off, it has been said that the owner of all this land, before it was bought by the Diocese of Cleveland, hung himself in his barn (which is still standing in the woods on the back of the property) because his wife had died...or something. I'm wondering if you or anyone who visits the sight might be able to answer this. Secondly, about 100 feet away from the barn is a wine cellar that has been bricked up. It is said that there were occult symbols written all over the walls and giant pentagram written on the floor. Again I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything of this. Thirdly, before this building was turned into a seminary, it was a shelter for pregnant teens. There are multiple stories of young women killing themselves and their children. It is said that some hung themselves off the banisters in the stair wells, that one woman killed her children in what is now our library(some of the guys here say that they have heard children laughing and a woman screaming while in the library), and for some reason it is rumored that the third floor is haunted. There was only one priest that lived on the third floor, and he has recently moved out because he has been assigned to a parish. Fourthly, it is said that a priest hung himself in one the stair wells. I was wondering if this or my third question had ever shown up in the news anywhere. Also, I have asked several priests, and none of them will talk about any of my questions, especially the last one. Anything you or anyone else could give me would be most appreciated. I don't know if this helps or not but the seminary address is 28700 Euclid Ave. Wickliffe, Oh. 44092. Thanks,


Melon Heads

from: Tom McCaffrey

I have a story about the melon heads from Chardon. You see the pictures that you have by the bridge is on the wrong end of Wisner Road. Wisner Road was washed out by Wisner Creek about 30 years ago. You see I am have lived near the melon heads all my life.The melon heads live on the north side of Wisner. You must get to this section of Wisner Road by traveling down Mitchell Mills. You see Melon Heads have all been contained and are living with the aid of the government. There is a building on Mitchell Mills Road that has an electrified fence that is 20 foot tall. This is were the Melon Heads live. If you come visit you will be most likely approached by a Park Ranger. Please look at this ranger. He is not a ranger but a secret government agent in disguised as a Park Ranger. They have a military haircut and carry weapons that are unimaginable for any park. Also there is not park within 15 miles of this area. We believe that these so called Rangers have a license to Kill. This is an expiations for numerous disappearances in our area. The residents believe that we have figured out what the melon heads are. They are descendants from the Aliens that were transferred from Roswell and Hangar 18 near Dayton.

Directions to Rouge's Hollow

from: Brad

Dear Creepy Cleveland,

I am a fan of your site and i was wanting to plan a trip to Rouges Hollow. I have read Russell frye's book and got some what decent directions to the hollow. But i think someone at creepy cleveland might have current directions since the book was published in 1958. I would becoming 71 south and i think i will take 94 into through wadsworth in doylestown.



Gore Orphanange

from: Meredith Stewart

I am writing in response to those who refuse to believe that anything happened.
I have gone to Gore Orphanage on many occasions. Sometimes because I want a thrill, other times because I want to show it to my friends. I love that place. Nothing in the world scares me more than Gore Orphanage.

I have at least been there about 6 or 7 times, since December of 2006. There have been times where I've gone and nothing has happened. Sometimes, you need to be lucky to get something to happen.

I have learned that the later at night you go, there is more of a chance for something to happen. The latest I've gone is at 3AM, when the brink of death is at it's closest. [Watch Exorcism Of Emily Rose for a good reference]

One of my most memorable moments at Gore Orphanage is when I went with six people. Four of them hadn't been there at the time, so it was kind of a thrill for them to go because they didn't know what to expect.

My boyfriend and I arrived at the remains, and I was standing on a squared looking rock looking into the hole where you need to go in [we couldn't go in because it was flooded]. As soon as I stepped on the rock, I heard a little girl say hi to me. And then in a blink of an eye, all six of us heard loud gasps and a graveled laughter. Then, we heard foot steps of people running for us. So, of course we started to freak out... but before I took off running, I took a picture of the area where we heard the laughter and in the picture 2 red eyes came up.

I will have you know that there was NO animal in that area, because we looked. There was nothing over there. Just a fallen tree branch, that was it.

However, I would like to warn everyone to NOT go during deer season. The park rangers are on night shift there and are watching the area for deer hunters and fishers... and probably curious teenagers who are killing time for a thrill. I should know because we went a couple nights ago and the crazy ex sheriff and a park ranger found us and made us leave.

Also, on our way home that night, I was looking at the window and a little picture of a flower was on my window. No kids have ever rode in that car, and no one has ever rode in the backseat, at least where I was sitting. Strange? Yeeeeeees.

Melon Heads

from: Charles Nebe

In my teenage years I made many trips a took a few trips out in melonhead country. I remember having to cross a very narrow bridge to get to Doc Crowe's. One thing I can attest to is a stone marker with the name Crowe on it. Unfortunately this was before camera phones so we never took pictures. I didn't believe most of the stories I'd heard but that place sure was creepy anyway. I wouldn't want to walk around there at night alone.


from: Digilux42

any questions? ive spent many hours there having lived only a mile away, ive been in almost every abandon building, sent you some pics from this past wekend,abandoned house where the school bus was, and barn before end of the world, and by the way the school bus said "west minister abby"

Photograph of Ghost Boy at Gore Orphanage

from: Chris Smith

I hope this gets posted. I have been intrigued by the story of Gore Orphanage since I read about it years ago. Yesterday, I finally visited the location. I took camera's and shot pictures of every interesting angle I could. The stone pillar, the rocks, the river and one of the corn field. I found, in one photograph, an image of a ghost boy. Very Creepy. Check it out - decide for yourself. I also found a masonry nail on the site. I heard a noise and looked in the direction. . .I bent over, moved a rock and there it was. All rusty and corroded. I kept the relic as a souvenir. I heard children laughing, and maybe a grunt or moan. It was all very faint, and it was daytime, but it was enough to keep me interested. Also, a stone fell from the sky. As if maybe someone was up in a tree trying to prank us. Well they succeeded. I jumped 3 ft. and my friend's and I all kinda laughed it off. Lucky it didn't hit me, I'd have been the thing to be afraid of then! Anyways, I hope these pics illustrate the factual evidence of a ghost boy ( Jacob? ). You decide. THE GHOST IS LOCATED IN THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE WOODS IN THE PIC. I CIRCLED IT WITH A FAINT BLACK OVAL CIRCLE. THERE MAY EVEN BE ANOTHER BOY STANDING NEXT TO HIM. SPOOKY AS HELL.

Webmaster Note: The circle is really hard to see. And once I found it I didn't see anything that looked like a person. What am I missing? - Chuck

Melonheads Movie?

from: Josh Stone

We are shooting a movie about, and called The Melonheads. I was wondering if you could put a banner linking to themovie website. www.melonheadsthemovie.com. let me know.

Josh Stone
President and Chairman
J&A Films
(216) 559-2800


Hey, Cleveland. I'm back.

While thumbing through a copy of the Free Times today at work I came across this article. Near the bottom of the article Creepy Cleveland was mentioned. I got sad.

I really, really loved running Creepy Cleveland a few years back and have decided to take the reins again.

Just in time for Halloween.

Besides a place for the page to live, the biggest problem I had back when Creepy Cleveland was in it's heyday was keeping it updated. I've got some ideas to remedy that problem.

In only the few years since I was actively running Creepy Cleveland the web has exploded with new services. I'm going to take advantage of some free advances in web technology to make it easier for everyone to find information they want and contribute (because - let's face it, the stories were probably the best part of old Creepy Cleveland).

There's gonna be a bunch of changes. I have a ton of back email to wade through. I've got a hundred links to validate and repost. There are many people I have to get back in touch with.

This might take a while.

But, God, it's gonna be fun.