Whether you believe in ghosts, spirits and the supernatural or not, you would probably agree there are places in Greater Cincinnati where most of us would prefer not to spend the night alone. Haunted, maybe, unnerving in the dark, definitely. Here to shed some light on places around town rumored to he home to an other-worldly presence are Phil Nuxhall, historian, author and tour coordinator at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum; Scott Santangelo, director of operations at Music Hall; and Rick Fenbers, who investigates rumors of supernatural activities around town and reports them on his website, Creepy Cincinnati. Are there any local sites you believe are haunted?
I am a big fan of Halloween and scary movies so I’ve been to a lot of haunted houses in my time. In my experience, they usually involve somebody clutching onto you as you guide them through a semi-dark maze that is dotted with dizzying strobe lights and lots of plastic body parts soaked in fake blood while people in creepy clown masks or mad scientists jump out at you from various hidden corners.
But then there is SCAREDOWN, located in Waynesville, OH. SCAREDOWN is not your typical haunted house. According to their web site, their goal is to “make you lose control of every bodily function you have.”
Warren County is teeming with Halloween attractions this month, from one spooky end of the county to the other. Jim Stump gets into the creepy details with Bridget Kochersperger, Communications Director of the Warren County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.