Haunted Franklin Castle
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For more than half a century, the Franklin Castle’s dark façade has lured curiosity seekers from around the world. Behind its iron gates, this Victorian-era structure harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder. Disembodied voices echo from empty rooms, doors open and close of their own accord and cold spots drift about the manse. Witnesses swear to sightings of a woman in black and a young girl in white, believed to be the ghostly apparitions of the wife and daughter of the original owner, Hannes Tiedemann. Using previously unpublished photographs, interviews, family accounts, floor plans and nearly forty years of research, authors William G. Krejci and John W. Myers finally reveal the true and definitive history of Cleveland’s notorious Franklin Castle.
The History Press
: 9781467137430
: The History Press
: 10/02/2017
: Ohio
: Haunted America
: 64 Black And White
: 176
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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William G. Krejci was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975 and raised in the neighboring suburb of Avon Lake. With an interest in local history, he spends much of his time debunking urban legends of northern Ohio and works as a seasonal park ranger at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. During the off season, he resides in Cleveland as the resident historian at the Franklin Castle. Previous works of nonfiction include Buried Beneath Cleveland: Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County (The History Press, 2015) and Haunted Put-in-Bay (The History Press, 2017). He is also the author of the Jack Sullivan Mysteries and has been a guest speaker at many various local historical societies, libraries, bookstores and civic groups. He’s appeared as a guest on the SyFy Channel’s original series Ghost Hunters and has been featured on many local television and radio programs. In his free time, he sings and plays guitar in an Irish band. John W. Myers is a retired Lutheran pastor with thirty years in parish ministry. Following eight years of college and seminary education, with degrees in history and theology, he served as pastor of Olive Branch Lutheran Church at Okawville in rural southern Illinois for eighteen years. While there, he authored a sixty-four-page history of the congregation, which was founded in 1865. He served as the editor of the Southern Illinois District newspaper for ten years. John has also written a children’s Christmas program, some devotional material and a few published poems and directed as well as acted in several plays. He concluded his ministry at Lebanon, Missouri. John has three children and five grandchildren and lives with his widowed twin sister in the family home in Westlake, Ohio.
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