Looking forward to my first Murder Mystery Dinner tonight at Cincinnati’s iconic Memorial Hall I’ve wanted to attend one of these murder mystery parties since I first heard about them in the late 80’s and I finally got around to it. Took me long enough!
Memorial Hall was built in 1908 and has quite a bit of haunted history surrounding it. The most prevalent ghost story is one of a man dressed in a dark blue suit that lingers in the upper level balcony watching people as they come and go. Christopher Tomlin wrote a piece in City Beat about Cincy’s haunted historic buildings that says “Memorial Hall reportedly has its own hauntings. Jerry Gels, who operates the popular Cincinnati Underground Tour, seems to have had ghostly customers sitting in on his proceedings. ‘It’s been mentioned to me a few times,’ says Gels, who also runs a Cincinnati ghost tour. ‘I’ve had tour group members ask me ‘Is this building haunted? Because while you were talking I saw a ghost walking in the balcony.’ The Memorial Hall ghost is said to be a man dressed in a dark blue suit peering at newcomers from an upper level.”
You know I will definitely be on the lookout for him tonight!