Sunday, July 21, 2013
I Aint Afraid Of No Ghosts!
This past evening some friends from work and I went on a ghost hunt..or haunt as the establishment called it. It was at Malabar Farm State Park. Have you ever heard of Louis Bromfield? He's an award winning author and he bought property near Mansfield, Ohio and called it Malabar Farm. The history of his family is interesting and he was quite popular with Hollywood as he wrote 12 screen plays.(As well as 31 books) But his love was the land and farming and he lived and entertained many celebrities at this farm. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married here. Remember a little flick called "The Shawshank Redemption"? The scene where Red digs up the money under the big Oak tree was filmed on the property. Another known fact is... the place is haunted...or so many say. I couldn't give you any experiences we had tonight, but we learned of others experiences and also tons of history. It was a warm, muggy night. Also a buggy night! Armed with bug spray, raincoats that we ended up not needing, a good sense of humor, and a camera, we headed out! We learned of a murdered family from the 1800's. Celia Rose murdered her whole family with rat poison and we were in her home, the hostel that's on the property, a cemetery,
and of course the "Big House"..the main living space of the Bromfield family. I'm going to share pics in this post and then share some more in a second post..too many to do at once! Here goes!