CLEVELAND - Northeast Ohioans have long-said the place was haunted. And last year, msnbc.com named Cleveland’s Franklin Castle one of the top 10 most haunted homes in the United States.
The 9,000-square-foot home on Franklin Avenue on the city’s west side was built in 1864 by German-born banker Hannes Tiedemann. He spared no expense building the 28-room, 80-window castle with a ballroom, spiral staircases, and some say, secret passages.
There have been several mysterious deaths in the home over the years. And there have been numerous sightings and sounds of ghosts. Footsteps, babies crying and doors slamming are said to have been heard.
NewsChanne5 was afforded an exclusive tour of the castle by a former 'caretaker'. Watch the report in the video player.
Newsnet5.com has also put together pictures from another visit inside the Franklin Castle. Take a tour and learn more about the history and ghosts in this highly touted haunted house. Click here for the photogallery .
This summer, Cleveland Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman announced a pending sale and rehabilitation of the castle. Cimperman would not name the buyer, but said zoning adjustments had been made by the city to allow for multi-family housing.
You can read more about the most haunted homes in the country at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39745803/ns/business-real_estate/
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