Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Diamond Building of East Liverpool, Ohio

The pics to the right are of the Diamond building. The post card picture is from about 1900. Beside it, from May of 2009. Note that the dome top is missing. That is not the only difference. Over 100 years old, it has survived several fires, though if you go inside, there are oddities that could not be
explained otherwise.

This is Ian. He owns the Diamond building. He is a very kind and gracious host to our investigation. Not a believer himself, he is still very intrigued by the paranormal and patiently awaits the day when he might have a personal experience himself.

Evidence that the building led elsewhere, this is what Ian called the Steps to Nowhere. There are five steps that lead into the wall. A door covers the location.

The cylinder shape that you see outside looks like this inside. This is the third floor. Right out of a haunted mansion, the curtains have been on this floor for over 50 years.

There are nine plus bathrooms in the building. More than half of them have the claw footed tub.

Each time a fire damaged the Diamond building, it would be rebuilt, though not the same. It has ended up with what Ian calls The Atrium. It is a four story area that was once outside, but is now enclosed. The hole in the floor to the left I affectionately call the Pit of Doom. Looking down at least two stories, Ian told us of the basement that was once a slaughter house. It was not a friendly area.

Abandoned hallways were every where inside.

A ghostly face peers out at us from the window to the right.

As always, we asked for any spirits in the area to sit on our hand. One did.

It is also my practice to turn a take one last picture of the area I am leaving. This is the one I took as I left the house. There were several personal experiences that you will hear about in part two of this adventure in The Diamond Building.

Haunting Stories of Spring Grove Cemetery

This is the grave site of Linda and Angela Morris. It is at Spring Grove Cemetery. Please note there are three hearts on the stone. Linda was 4 months pregnant when she was murdered. Thankfully, her family had this beautiful grave stone put here. Spring Grove inductees can be hard to find. The pic to the right is of the grave site for Debbie Taylor and her two small children. Jesse was 6 and Billie Jo was 4. They were murdered by Robert Wooten, who is now in jail forever.

This is Linda Morris. She was 22 years old.

This is Angela Morris. She was 4 years old.

I found this story on a web site about Spring Grove Cemetery. The picture above is of a little boy name Billy who died when he was 6 or 7. He is supposed to be buried in Spring Grove. According to this web site Billy haunts the grave yard. It claims he had been seen darting between grave stones at night, seeming to play hide and seek. I have never heard this story before. Has any one else? The picture above was posted on the site and claimed this was him.

I know that Spring Grove Cemetery is haunted. There are those who speak during EVP sessions. Billy has no last name recorded in the story, and the records at Spring Grove were so shabbily kept that they are nearly useless. Does any one know about this story? Has any one ever seen his little ghostly form darting among the grave stones at night? Email me or leave a comment. Also, a story is coming soon about Sharon Hall, a woman who is a Find-A-Grave volunteer. I have listed a site called Genealogy Pit Stop on my favorite links to the side. Please check it out.