Location: Cleveland, OH
Estimated home value: $202,689
Notable ghosts: Babies crying
Complete with a tower, turrets, balconies, stone outcroppings, gargoyles, wrought-iron fixtures and fences, this imposing, Gothic-style Franklin Castle is said to be Ohio’s most haunted home.
It was built in 1860 for Hannes Tiedemann, an immigrant from Germany who became a wholesale grocer-turned-banker. Depending on who you believe, Tiedemann was either an evil tyrant who had a hand in mysterious deaths that occurred in the home between 1865-1895 — including the deaths of three babies — or he was a decent and hard-working man, but faced unfortunate circumstances.
There have been many owners of the home including a German singing society and a church group. Presently, it is owned by an Internet businesswoman who wanted to renovate it and turn it into a B&B and hold “haunted mystery weekends,” but a fire in 1999 derailed her plans.It is rumored that Franklin Castle will be listed soon.
In the market for a haunted house? Amenities include sounds of footsteps, babies crying, and doors slamming. How many agents dare to appear for this broker’s open house?
By Diane Tuman, Zillow.com