Sunday, October 30, 2011
Cedar Point: More than just Screamsters at Halloweekends
Last weekend, my roommate, a lot of friends, and I went to Cedar Point's Halloweekends in Sandusky, Ohio. It had everything Halloween needs: Thrill rides, ghoulish creatures roaming about, foggy corridors, spooky music, haunted houses, and... apparently real ghosts. Like many other amusements parks out there, Cedar Point has become home to a few not-so-well-known ghost stories that have nothing to do with the creepy walkthroughs and haunted houses. It seems it's not only thrill-seekers that inhabit the park.
What goes on here?
First, let's start with the park's most famous haunting, and the one that has been through the most changes. Muller's Carousel Horse (or Military Horse) used to be part of the Frontiertown Carousel. Although now it is in storage in a building behind Frontiertown, there have been many reports from it's time on display of employees seeing a ghostly woman riding the horse after the park has closed. Although it did not start out this way, legend has it that this is Mrs. Muller, who fell so in love with the horse that she doesn't even let it be photographed! Unfortunately this can't be tested without permission now, so perhaps we'll never know just how Mrs. Muller does feel about her horse. A website below contains other theories and more detail and this mysterious carousel staple(Ghosts of Ohio).
Next, let's move onto the Hotel Breakers. Built in 1905, this hotel stands on the edge of both the water and Cedar Point. It has been a historic landmark, and then stripped of its title. Only a handful of famous people have stayed there, but it, too, has its share of ghost stories.
There's a rumour that this hotel and the whole park itself were built on Native burial grounds. No idea if this is true, but it might account for some of the strange things going on all around the area.
Room 169 is particularly active. The story is that a young woman named Mary hung herself in there after being jilted my a lover. Now employees hear voices, things move and have problems using anything electric inside the room. I know which room I'm asking for, should I stay at the Breakers.
Some employees report seeing a figure walk in Frontiertown, but there aren't many reports on it.
You might find this useful in trying to determine if Hotel Breakers is haunted. This forum contains many different people's experiences staying in the Hotel. Feel free to add your own!
There isn't much information on the ghostly activity of Cedar Point. If you've got a story to tell, let me hear it! I would love to add it to the information above, and make this post as detailed as possible. Happy Haunting, and have one spoooooooky Halloween!