Cincinnati Music Hall

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Haunts have been reported at this historic music hall since the 1870s. It is said that when an elevator shaft was installed in 1988, bones of both children and adults were found under the building.

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    1241 Elm Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    United States

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    39.10935080000001, -84.51901320000002
    Hamilton County, Ohio
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    1. In July or August 1988 I was working for American School Pictures as a yearbook/event photographer. My fellow co- worker and I were loading our equipment in an elevator to take it upstairs to the ball room we were told to set up in. On the way up both of us were FREEZING and hoped the air conditioning wasn’t as cold in the room we were to work in.
      As we were finishing unloading and continuing to FREEZE our butts off, an employee of the Hall came with some equipment of his own to do whatever with and we asked him why they have the air conditioning down so low in the elevator. Seemed stupid to us to be so wasteful with the utility as to crank the air so low in an elevator that is just for service. Well he then told us there was no air in the elevator nor in the hall we were unloading into. He said “It happens a lot” and nobody knows why it gets so cold”. We continued on with our night and thought nothing about it.
      YIKES is all I can say. We were unaware of any “haunted” stuff at the time and didn’t know the history of the Hall until about a year later> Here it is 27 years later and I can still feel the chill of that elevator and understand now we had experienced something unearthly.

    2. MUSIC HALL THE BONES CAME FROM THE CEMETERY THAT WAS ACROSS THE STREET, NOW WASHINGTON PARK… some of the cities founders where buried there… Most where moved to make the area a park.

    3. I attended prom here back in May. While me and my friends were in the bathroom washing our hands the water suddenly turned ice cold for no apparent reason. It was so cold we couldn’t finish washing our hands. We told a staff member when we came out and she told us that only happens in that bathroom and they don’t know why, she said the plumbing had been updated and everything and it still did that.

    4. We went here on a Queen City is Haunted Tour and our guides brought flashlights and EMF detectors to try to communicate with any spirits in the auditorium. We placed the flashlights on the stage right by the orchestra pit and began to ask yes and no questions and we got intelligent responses to the questions by the lights of the flashlights being turned off and on in response to our questions. The lights remained on firmly when we did not ask a question, but when we did ask one it went out at the appropriate time that it would make sense to be a answer to our question. It was very cool. It definitely appeared that spirits were trying to communicate with us and the EMF detector spikes backed up the flash light responses at the same time. In the photo look at the light glowing between the 2 people standing in front of the stage. That’s the flashlight lighting up in response to our questions.

    5. There used to be an old Potters Field burial site next to the building site and probably some of the bones found from children where from the unmarked graves section of the old cemetery.

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