Party & Slave Ghosts at the Prospect Place Mansion in Trinway, Ohio

Sherri Granato By Sherri Granato, 8th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1ox9883q/
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Dinner parties, ballroom dances, meetings, and a host of fancy soirees took place in the twenty-nine room mansion regularly. At one such event, a woman slipped and fell from an upstairs window while taking in fresh air after having a dizzy spell. Her ghost can today be heard walking through the upstairs halls. Just listen for the swishing of her long and elegant taffeta ball gown as she walks towards the window that took her life a century and a half ago.

Supernatural Experiences, Dark Shadows & Unexplained Tapping

Scary nights and an eerie atmosphere where dark shadows hover over the room is never a problem if you know where to look. Ohio offers such a place where supernatural experiences are commonplace, especially if you find yourself in he unincorporated community of Trinway, where one of the most haunted mansions in the state awaits your arrival. Here at the Prospect Place you will discover that it is unusually cold despite a roaring fire blazing in the over-sized fireplace, but the unexplained tapping noises coming from deep inside the walls are another story. True, it is winter, which could explain the cold, but the tapping refuses to let up and there is no reasonable explanation other than rickety old pipes or a cantankerous ghost that is in need of some attention from the human that is invading their home. Considering the haunted history of the Prospect Place, the latter is the more accurate explanation concerning the incessant sounds that could drive an sane person over the edge.

Injured Slaves & the Underground Railroad Lead to a Paranormal Portal

The haunted mansion, built in 1856 is known for being a portal to the paranormal, possibly due to the once highly traveled route of the underground railroad that lead to the mansion where slaves sought protection from greedy landowners. The Prospect Place, also known as the “George Willison Adams House” was once a refuge for African Americans seeking freedom. Injured slaves were treated in the basement of the Prospect Place where they regained their health and were further accommodated with hot meals and a warm bed. One female slave was injured so badly that she passed away in the basement. It is believed that her ghost remains in that area of the estate today, watching over anyone who enters the basement. Light tapping noises are often heard just before she appears.

Dinner parties, ballroom dances, meetings, and a host of fancy soirees took place in the twenty-nine room mansion regularly. At one such event, a woman slipped and fell from an upstairs window while taking in fresh air after having a dizzy spell. Her ghost can today be heard walking through the upstairs halls. Just listen for the swishing of her long and elegant taffeta ball gown as she walks towards the window that took her life a century and a half ago. The ghost of a man in period clothing is often spotted near the staircase on the second floor. The mustached man has been identified as another guest from the days when the Cox family hosted one of their many lavish events in the ballroom of the house.

Orbs, Sobbing Ghosts and Childish Laughter

Childish laughter, a sobbing woman and whispering have been heard by visitors. The former servants quarters is a hotbed of activity by a female ghost that is seen hovering by the fire and walking in the nearby hallway. It is rumored that she died in the mansion and was buried on the grounds after the freezing ground thawed. During this time, her corpse was kept in the basement where a hotbed of paranormal activity from orbs to dark shadows can be found on any given day. Despite the ghosts being reported as friendly, many a plumber and other crew members doing work on the estate have been seen running from the basement in a panic.

The beautiful Anna, daughter of George Adams, and her husband, businessman, William Cox inherited the mansion after his death. Having a love of the finer things in life, William hired a crew and began immediately remodeling the grand abode. During this period, William left for many business trips, often traveling by train. On one of his many trips he simply disappeared and never returned. Anna was left with the financial burden of completing the renovations. The ghost of William Cox has been witnessed walking around the mansion, possibly seeking the lovely Anna in an attempt to console her for the loss of both her beloved husband and her huge bank account.

Location & Ghost Tours

Since 2003 the Prospect Place mansion is home to the G. W. Adams Educational Center, Incorporated. It was founded by George Jeffrey Adams, a descendant of G.W. Adams.

Location: Location: 12150 Main Street, Trinway,Ohio. Mansion ghost tours are held at at 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 Saturday and Sunday. During the summer weekday appointments are available by calling: 740-754-1054. Cost $10.00

Sources:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/prospect.html

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Ballroom, Death, Dizzy, Falling, Freezing, Ghost, Haunted, Mansion, Ohio, Orbs, Paranormal, Slaves, Supernatural, Underground Railroad

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author avatar Sherri Granato
Sherri has lived in several haunted properties, including a morgue turned basement apartment. Instead of fearing the paranormal, she has opted to embrace, investigate and understand it.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th Jan 2015 (#)

I enjoy reading about haunted place but sometimes do not wish to visit them.

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author avatar Carol Roach
8th Jan 2015 (#)

Keep up the ghost stories I love them. I have some in my database as well that I will write about

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author avatar Utah Jay
8th Jan 2015 (#)

I too like stories about the supernatural, I think many folks do. As for me visiting is out of the question. I had enough happenings in my youth...Don't want no more. You are a very writer on this subject. I always look forward to your postings.

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author avatar Utah Jay
8th Jan 2015 (#)

The ghost word there is (good) as in writer.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
9th Jan 2015 (#)

Sherri, excellent writing as always! You are the best at what you do. I love reading these stories but I just don't have it in me to visit any of these places. Smiles to you!

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author avatar Sherri Granato
9th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you, Mark!

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author avatar Retired
9th Jan 2015 (#)

Places where people pass away are considered haunted, yet interesting, places. They grow an aura initiated by death and the stories grow from there. This particular place is how many slaves fled to their freedom, something that should be celebrated instead of feared.

Informative piece, Sherri!

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author avatar viewgreen
9th Jan 2015 (#)

The sound like the Paranormal activities. Great article and thank you for sharing this.

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author avatar snerfu
9th Jan 2015 (#)

The 'prospect' of staying or visiting Prospect Place seems to be an invitation down a one way street! Lovely article Sherri! Keep them rolling!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
9th Jan 2015 (#)

There was a movie I saw once and it was something similar that happen to one of my sons in a house we lived on. The movie WAS Songs in the Attic with George C. Scott

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