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Stenton House –
Place — Stenton House
3517 Cornell Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
An 1850 Victorian mansion, now known as the
Cornell Place Apartments, Stenton House is in an old-money area of
Cincinnati. Modeling itself after the city of Rome, Old Cincinnati
was built on seven hills.
These are private apartments. Tours are not
given. Photography is not encouraged. The privacy of the occupants,
corporeal and spiritual, should be respected.
IN THE BEGINNING:
Dutch families were the principal founders
of old Cincinnati. This Victorian mansion was built in 1850, as a
private dwelling. It turns out that in 1880 a young man committed
suicide in the house. When his family left, the house remained
vacant for years.
It later became Ealy School, a school for
girls, in 1900. Legend has it that a young school girl hung herself
upstairs, and another girl, a daughter of a doctor was found,
murdered on the stairway.
After World War 2, this Victorian mansion
was subdivided into apartments.
GHOSTLY OCCURRENCES AND INCIDENTS:
At one time the Stenton family occupied one
of the apartments in the mansion. Soon after the Stentons moved in,
odd incidents began occurring. Phantom footsteps were heard walking
in the hall, but no one was there.
Two weeks after they moved in —
at precisely 2:10 A.M. — they heard a heavy thump of
something hitting the floor above them. The incident repeated
itself, always at 2:10 A.M. They discovered that the young man had
killed himself in the room above their apartment.
Other tenants have had supernatural
experiences, including phantom footsteps following them around,
disembodied voices in the halls, and the sounds of phantom objects
hitting the floor. One of the tenant's dogs refused to go into
rooms where spirit presences were manifesting, baying in alarm!
Apartment residents hear and experience
various manifestations still to this day.