When the crypt doors creak
and the tombstones quake,
spooks come out for a swingin' wake
Happy haunts materialize
and begin to vocalize
Grim grinnin' ghosts come out to socialize
-"Grim Grinning Ghosts (Haunted Mansion theme)"
It's officially October, and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm full of Halloween spirit! Yes, cemeteries are repositories of history, but they are also home to the suffering and turmoil that its permanent human guests endured in life. As summer color fades, the falling leaves and cool weather give cemeteries an eerie feel they just don't have in summer. An overcast, rainy fall day can make you feel as though you're not alone, or that a zombie may shuffle out of the shadows at any minute.
Here are some Ohio ghost stories to get you in the Halloween spirit if you aren't already feeling it: