Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:47 AM
The History Press just released my book, A Haunted History of Columbus, Ohio this week. Several of the sites in it are either open to the public (OP) or allow investigations (I). In some cases, a historic place or event affected an entire neighborhood (N), so some of the public spaces in the area might be worth investigating. They are:
1. The Beck Street/Latham Road neighborhood (N)
2. The Ohio State University (N)
2. Kelton House Museum & Garden (OP)- absolutely no investigations allowed
3. Snowden-Gray House/Kappa Kappa Kappa Headquarters (OP)
4. The Jury Room (OP) - make sure to eat there, because the food is excellent
5. Leatherlips' Grave (OP)
6. Harrison House Bed & Breakfast (OP) (I) - do not even think of going here unless you are willing to be respectful to the spirits. Absolutely no provoking is allowed.
7. Palace Theater (OP)
8. Franklinton (N) - 1913 Flood and Tripler Hospital
9. The Ohio State University Main Library (OP)
10. Ohio Theatre (OP)
I don't know if any of the OP places aside from the Harrison House allow investigations, and the Kelton House definitely does not. Chances are that they get so many requests to do investigations at those places that, if they allow them at all, there is probably a charge. I've listed them more for psychics or other people who just want to get a feel of the place without necessarily doing any hard core investigations there.
For the ones marked N, please be respectful of the private residences and businesses in the area. If you lived there, would you want people knocking on your door all the time about possible hauntings?