In 1856, Abolitionist George Willison Adams built a mansion in Dresden, Ohio, that would ultimately serve as a safe haven for slaves travelling north along the Underground Railroad. This house, known as Prospect Place, would become one of the largest stations for liberating slaves in the entire state of Ohio.
The mansion features intricate framework, ceilings, and towering windows reminiscent of days long since past. A large staircase leads up to the second floor, where the atmosphere changes from warm and inviting to cold, dark, and unfamiliar.
The building is being renovated, and the difference between the phases is very noticeable. Aging wooden floors echo every step taken into the dark recesses of the house. Some rooms are barely lit, others infinitely dark, and all uncomfortably quiet.
Deadframe Paranormal Research Group was given a tour of the house and grounds prior to an investigation. According to Randy Mullinnex, one of the co-owners of the mansion, the building allegedly houses many different ghosts; as many as eight spirits are said to haunt the third-floor ballroom.
Another legend says that a bounty hunter, looking for slaves in the area, was captured and later hanged from the rafters of the neighbouring barn. “Some people won’t even go inside the barn,” he explained. “The energy is that heavy.”
Written by —Jennifer S. Smith Founder, Deadframe Paranormal Research Group
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This Article has been revised to reflect the following Correction:
Correction by Paranormal Online: Aug. 3, 2017 This article misstated the location of Prospect Place. It is not located in Dresden but in Trinway, Ohio, just north of Dresden. We also corrected the website address and telephone number.
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