HUNDREDS OF PETRIFIED BODIES

Check out this is a creepy, intriguing piece that was published in the January 31, 1892 edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer. I'd love more info on this story but have been unable to locate anything further. A bit of history- St. Mary Catholic Cemetery is located in the St. Bernard area of Cincinnati and dates…

THE TRAGIC TALE OF PEARL BRYAN

You may be familiar with Bobby Mackey's Music World. The honky-tonk performance venue, located in Wilder, Kentucky which has been a popular feature on many ghost hunting programs and certainly claims a foreboding back story. But are you familiar with the story of Pearl Bryan, the catalyst for much of the purported paranormal occurrences? To…

THE SPIRIT OF HUFFMAN

Last night I ventured up to Dayton, Ohio to check out the 'Spirit of Huffman'! It's a tour of nine historic homes in the Huffman neighborhood. The homes all date from the early to mid 1800's and have been painstakingly restored.The tour features Queen Anne, Italianate, and Eastlake Victorian homes but for me the real attraction…

THE LEGEND OF MANSON AND THE CITY VIEW TAVERN

I spent some time exploring City View Tavern last night. It's a cozy little bar with, not surprisingly, a nice view of the city. But the really cool thing about the place is it's association with Charles Manson. As a matter of fact, City View appears on the list "10 Bars and Restaurants Made Famous…

TO DANCE WITH DEATH

Danse Macabre- the haunting orchestral masterpiece that originated in the early 1870's by Saint-Sa├źns was originally not so well received. Bummer. Enter Franz Liszt to put his magic fingers to work and what do ya know... it became quite a hit. ­čÄ╣ I must admit I prefer the rather chaotic original version...but I digress. If you want…

LOOKING FOR THE MAN IN A DARK BLUE SUIT

Looking forward to my first Murder Mystery Dinner tonight at Cincinnati's iconic┬áMemorial 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…