Chronarchy (chronarchy) wrote,

A cursed place and ghosts

I don't read Fark.Com enough anymore, but today I noticed that there was a link (from yesterday) about The World's Most Cursed Places.

Imagine my surprise when number 2, "Mooney's Mansion," turned out to be right across the street from where I used to live, the house being in Walhalla ravine here in Columbus.

According to the site, "The legend of Mooney's mansion is that of a Dr. Mooney who lived with his wife and children in one of the homes high atop Walhalla sometime in the 1920s or 1950s(depending on the story teller). He allegedly killed his family with an axe. The murderous act is reenacted nightly and can be seen through the windows of Mooney's Mansion."

The way I heard it, of course, is different. The bridge in the picture figured into the story, which said that some man who lost his lover or something like that threw himself off the bridge and hanged himself there and that he still haunted the ravine.

I later heard a version of the story where the statues in the yard of that house were said to come alive in the light of the full moon. I find it particularly striking to think about the lion's head on the front of the house coming to life and snarling at all who approach.

Of course, I do not believe in ghosts. But I have seen them at Walhalla Ravine.
Tags: ghosts

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