Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Real Johnny Appleseed Is Buried In Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati

Imagine my surprise one of my crew members, I think it was Kar, told me that Johnny Appleseed was buried at Spring Grove.  Once we found that out, we had to find his grave site.  It is very grand.  And unusual.  I

It was interesting to find the real story about John Chapman, born Sept 26, 1774 and died March 18, 1845.  He came to the frontier of Ohio and Indiana as a missionary.  He truly did plant apple seeds, helping the earth to bare fruit. 

Yet another reason to visit Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.  :)

G12P WENT OUT TO BOBBY MACKEY'S-AND NOT FOR THE GHOSTS

 You can investigate Bobby Mackey's, though it is $595 per night to do that.  We had done the Sedamsville Rectory the night before, so we opted for a fun night out instead of another investigation.  Of course, if Ghost Hunters are going out together, it should at least be at a haunted bar.
Posted right inside the front door it clearly states the bar is very haunted.  Yep, our kind of bar for sure!
 

 We sat for a few minutes and had a drink.  It was nice and the band was awesome. 
 On all the tables you could find invitations to look for ghosts.  You can even get a two hour tour for $10 per person. 
 Ultimately we hit the pool tables and that is where we were parked for the night. 
 Sammi kept asking about riding the Mechanical Bull beside the pool tables and at first we thought she was kidding. 
 The guys in the crew LOVED Bobby Mackey's.  You will have to ask them why.
Lisa showed everyone her pool skills.  Little did we know she was eyeing the Bull too.

The Bull waited only a short time before G12P crew members started riding it.  We have video of that, coming soon! 

Ghostly Tales From Spring Grove Cemetery In Cincinnati

 Over 200,000 people are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. So many people, you would think there would be several ghost stories about the place. So far, I have only found two.  This first one is about an Optometrist named Charles C. Breuer.  It is told that he wanted his real eyes to be encased in glass and then added to the bust of his likeness on his grave.  Others say the eyes are simply glass and made to resemble his own eyes.  Either way, the head of this statue is supposed to have been seen actually moving to watch those who wander too close to it.  We didn't see that when we found it, but it is creepy.


 

 
 
Another story is told about this Gothic mausoleum.  It is the Dexter Mausoleum, build for a Whiskey Baron.  Some say it is guarded by two white dogs.  If you sit on the bottom steps, two white dogs are supposed to come by and check you out.  Some say they even growl at you.  No such luck for us.  But it was very beautiful!