Monday, April 8, 2013

A Few Ghostly Minutes in Toronto, Ohio

On our way home from the Bell Nursing Home, we stopped to see this Beautiful piece of Ohio's ghostly history.  It is the Goucher Hotel.  What a history.  At some point, there was a tragic accident inside the building where an elevator cable snapped and several people were killed, including an 8 year old boy. 
I love the old look of this building, but also of the building beside it.

It is the Toronto National Bank, and it looks long closed.  I would love to go inside!  The coolest thing about it however is this......
On the outside of the bank is this box that says Burglar Alarm. It was made by the O.B. McClintock Company, which was around from 1900 to 1947.  I hear they are rare.  I wonder if Toronto realizes they have this little gem?  (they are the Gem City)  I looked up their Historical Society web site, but it has not been updated since 2010.  I would like to see someone save it for their museum at least. 
Here you see the alarm on the side of the old bank.
Toronto has many other old buildings I would love to check out.  I hope to spend the day there in the next few weeks and see what else I can find.

Investigating the Bell Nursing Home in Kimbolton, Ohio

Jon McElhaney and I went to the Bell Nursing Home in Kimbolton, Ohio to do an all night investigation on April  5. It was a great experience.  I look forward to going back.  We went on a night that was a public investigation and met some really nice people! 
We already have a video out about it.  The first video I watched from our investigation had two EVP on it.  EVP From Bell Nursing Home is now on YouTube.
Jon through the lens of the new
goggles we have.
 They also have a haunted doll collection, which you have full access to.  The dolls are certified to be haunted, each by a their ghostly little girl.
One room has a creepy, and I mean creepy,CLOWN in it.  You couldn't help but envision it getting up and walking toward you down the long, dark hallways. 

They also offer free coffee during the investigation and anyone who knows Jon knows he loves his coffee.  He was happy!
Here are a few more pics from our investigation.

In the basement you will find a large blue case with a white cross on it.  Inside is this dummy used to practice cpr on.  Creepy.
For the haunted doll fans there is this truly creepy dolly.  We were calling her Zombie eyes.
This doll came complete with a death certificate.
I was intrigued!
This investigation was a genuine good time and I hope to get my whole crew in on an investigation there later in the summer!
For more information on the Bell Nursing home, here is their web address: