By: Carly Mulert ~Staff Writer~
With Halloween just around the corner, the time has come to scope out the spookiest places in Cincinnati. These aren’t the cheesy haunted houses that we all know and love, but places that are rumored to actually be haunted. While we’re no Halloweentown, Cincinnati does have quite a few ghosts that will send shivers up your spine.
Known as the “Underground Church,” Utopia is located in Clermont County. The church was affected by a huge flood in 1847. Here’s where it gets spooky: there was a party during the flood, and most of the party guests died. Now they say that the church is haunted by the ghosts of drowned settlers.
2. Bobby Mackey’s
This nightclub is known to be full of ghosts, but the most famous one goes by the name of Johanna. She committed suicide in the club when she found out her father killed her boyfriend. It is said that she still mourns for her lover from the other side.
3. Sedamsville Rectory
This place is a historic site for Cincinnati and a huge target for ghost hunters. The rectory served as a school in 1800s. A priest by the name of Father Donald Macleod, who taught there, was killed in a train accident. To this day, people say they can see Macleod still walking around the rectory and hear the sound of children’s voices.
4. Stenton House
This creepy house has been standing since the 1800s and has brought nothing but bad voodoo. In 1880, an unknown man committed suicide in the house. Then the house was made into a school for girls in 1900, where one girl committed suicide and another girl was murdered. The school then shut down and became a multi-unit apartment. Former residents claim they can hear loud sounds, as if something is falling, and mysterious footsteps.
5. New England Club
The New England Club was built on the site of a farmhouse where a depressed bride hanged herself after being left standing at the altar. Employees have reported seeing her roaming the halls and hearing faint cries.
6. Cornell Place Apartments
Ghostly footsteps and voices are regularly reported here. The shadowy figure of a woman can sometimes be seen at the top of the staircase that leads into the attic apartment. She stands alone, always watching the kitchen area from the stairs.