Monday, May 25, 2009

WELCOME TO FRANKLIN SQUARE

This is Franklin Square, right outside of Salem, Ohio. It is a sleepy little village that you will miss if you blink. My mom lived there for awhile when she was very little. The Green Way Bike Trail starts (or ends) there. That is another thing I want to investigate for ghosts. My mom and I went there to look for a house we heard about that is supposed to be very haunted, even with a demon. It is supposed to be so haunted that no one can live in it. Things move by themselves and screams can be heard inside. We didn't find it.


We did find this little house that is being torn down that is ancient.


It is made of big beams of wood and the oldest nails I have ever seen. I don't know how old this little house is, but I can remember seeing a picture from 1935 of a house being torn down in Salem that looked just like this.




Then we discovered this tiny little grave yard. My mom didn't even know it was there.



It is behind this church. Like some of the other old cemeteries, it is in horrible shape. Some of the stones are broken and sitting one on top of another. Hidden away from the world, this cemetery slowly deteriorates year by year. How much longer will it even be here?












This was possibly once the site of a stage coach inn. It was torn down years ago. But if this site isn't it,







then maybe this building is the actual Inn. It is for sale and in need of some serious repairs. No one that I talked to seemed to know much about it. It is definitely old enough. But is it the old Inn?
If you know anything about this little town, please let me know. If you have heard of a haunted house in this area and know where it is, please let me know. A visit to Franklin Square and the Green Way Bike Trail is worth a moment of your time.