Cleveland September 19, 2017
A Tour Of This Haunted Castle Near Cleveland Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
This year, October 13th falls on a Friday, offering promises of thrills and chills galore. October is always a festive month in Cleveland, so naturally one would expect at least a few local places to take advantage of this occurrence. One castle near Cleveland, which is one of the more unexpected sights in the Ohio landscape, is hosting a haunted tour on Friday the 13th that legend stompers and thrill seekers must take full advantage of. Readers beware, you are about to be transported back to Ohio’s pioneer past.
Welcome to Landoll's Mohican Castle!
This remarkable estate and hotel, located at 561 Township Road 3352 in Loudonville, is about an hour and a half outside of Cleveland. As it is nestled in the countryside, you will be treated to a scenic drive on the way that is especially stunning in the fall.
This stunning castle, which hearkens back to Medieval European architecture, opened in 2002.
Despite its modern construction, the property is said to be incredibly haunted.
The land on which the castle was constructed was used quite extensively in the early 1800s.
Once upon a time, the sits housed a church. Its worshipers, people of English and German heritage, had a dispute over which language should be spoken during service. English won, and the Germans dug up family members from the adjacent Heyd Cemetery and moved them elsewhere. A young girl in a blue dress is often spotted in the cemetery, and cries can be heard about the property. Could it be that her grave was disturbed and she is looking for her remains and her relatives?
The church tragically burned to the ground shortly after the language dispute.
When the congregation rebuilt in a new location, it too burned down. Some believe the land of the original church is cursed, but the builders of Landoll's Mohican Castle remained undaunted. That is, until 2007, when the on-site restaurant burned down. Could it be that the curse is true?
The property also has a haunted cottage.
The cottage, which was constructed in the late 1800s, is said to be haunted by a former owner. It is possible that his spirit was awoken during the 2012 renovation, as visitors report hearing voices, footsteps, and knocking in his former home. Some have even reported seeing his apparition!
Though the property has a well-documented and fascinating history, there are a few ghostly occurrences that cannot quite be explained.
Ghosts of Civil War era soldiers have been reported on the property, seemingly as comfortable in the hotel as if they were a paying guest. One must wonder where these specters came from and why they have targeted this property as an afterlife haunt.
With such a haunted reputation, it is no surprise that the castle now offers ghost tours and investigations.
You can buy tickets for a ghost tour
. You won't believe how spooky this majestic property is by night!
The most epic ghost walk takes place on Friday the 13th in October.
Think you'll be lucky enough to spot a spirit on this unlucky day? Given the castle's history, the odds may be in your favor. For $25, you will embark on an epic
one hour excursion
back in time. You will receive a formal introduction to the early pioneers that once congregated on the property, who may even join in on the tour too!
Hauntings aside, Landoll's Mohican Castle is a luxurious getaway in the quiet Ohio countryside.
Stop by and take advantage of the daily castle tour at 1:30 p.m. for only $5, or stay the night and indulge yourself in luxury worthy of kings. Just don't be surprised if any ghostly visitors stop by to say hello...
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This creepy castle with a haunted history is well worth the short drive from Cleveland, especially during the autumn months when the countryside is painted in hues of gold, rust, and orange. Are you brave enough to stay the night?
For another creepy local haunting, check out the
haunted road named for an orphanage.