First settled in 1788, Cincinnati has its share of Old Time Creepiness. Here are 3 locations favored by ghosts in the night…
Imogene, the wife of the famous Cincinnati bootlegger George Remus, is said to haunt the gazebo overlooking Mirror Lake in Cincinnati’s Eden Park. The gazebo is the oldest of Cincinnati Parks’ structures, designed by Cornelius M. Foster in 1904 in a style reminiscent of Moorish architecture. Some say that Remus was the inspiration for the title character Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald–he is also represented by the character of the same name in the series Boardwalk Empire. Remus killed Imogene on October 6, 1927 after a wild car chase into Eden Park. All Imogene did was file for divorce from him.
It has been said that there is a ghost that haunts the 20th Century Theater in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Oakley. Recently renovated, this Art Moderne theatre is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The building first opened in 1941 and showed movies until 1983. The ghost is that of an old projectionist who dropped dead in the booth. Who do you think gets the blame for problems with the projector and other mysterious sounds around the theater?
Cincinnati’s Cornell Place Apartments are said to be the site of ghostly voices and footsteps. Located at 3517 Cornell Place in the neighborhood of Clifton, the apartments were originally a Victorian mansion built in the 1850’s as a private home. It was converted sometime after WWII.
Dastardly deeds rumored to have occurred: a man killed himself in the building in the 1880’s, and, in the early 1900s, the daughter of a doctor was killed on the stairway and a young schoolgirl hung herself upstairs.