It’s the time of the year when the feeling of being scared is welcomed. Northeast Ohio has a rich history of castles occupied by former presidents, mansions of oil tycoons and cemeteries with headstones dating back to the early 1800s. Whether the tales of ghosts and hauntings are true or false, it doesn’t make them or Ohio’s history less creepy.
To get in the spooky spirit of Halloween, we’ve narrowed down the 10 best places in town to feel goosebumps in an environment that radiates not-so-friendly vibes.
Located in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, this castle is a reflection of the builder Feargus B. Squires, who was a founding member of the Standard Oil Company. The actual castle was never built so what is standing today was the shell of the gatekeeper’s house for the estate. Legend has it that Feargus’ wife, Rebecca, was very much a city a girl who wanted nothing to do with nature. Stories say Rebecca was walking up the stone stairs when she became startled by something outside her window. In a panicked state, she dropped her lantern and tumbled to her death down the cold, stone staircase.
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