Night at the
Bell Nursing Home
Kimbolton, Ohio - July 6, 2013
Join us at the Former Nursing
Home -- Where Residents of the Past Still Linger!
Night at the
Bell Nursing Home
Are you brave enough to spend
the night at a place that is rapidly becoming known as one of
the most haunted places in Ohio?
309 North Main Street
July 6, 2013 – 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Join American Hauntings and Rep Loren Hamilton as we
explore the haunted confines of the old Bell Nursing Home in
Kimbolton, Ohio! With a past history as a private residence, a
funeral home and then a nursing home -- with a number of deaths
connected to the place during each incarnation -- the old Bell
Nursing Home has become known for the restless spirits that now
roam the abandoned rooms, halls and corridors of the old
building -- you have to decide if you're brave enough to join us
for this overnight investigation!
It's not a location for the faint of heart!
$55 Per Person
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The building that became the Bell
Nursing Home started out as the home of local Kimbolton merchant
William Ledlie, a well-known and enterprising man who was
responsible for a number of businesses in town during the middle
nineteenth century. He lived in the home with his family until
his sudden -- and mysterious -- death. The house was also used
as a tannery for the time and in the 1940s, was converted into a
funeral home. In the 1960s, a new owner converted it into a
nursing home for elderly patients, but was so superstitious
about the fact that it used to be a funeral home that he walled
off the old embalming room. After his death, he left the
property to his son, who passed away in 2006. The building was
then abandoned for the next fives years.
The current owner purchased the property in 2011. Since it was
located in the middle of deer country, on the outskirts of Salt
Fork State Park, the plan for the place was to turn it into a
hunting lodge or a bed and breakfast. The building had been
empty since 2006 and much of the former nursing home had been
left behind. The very large, L-shaped building (with over 14,000
square feet) held 18 patient rooms, a dining room, kitchen,
lounge area, offices and a full basement. Much of the contents
of the nursing home still remains today, including beds,
clothing, medical devices and more. Working toward the plan of
restoring the structure, the new owner, with friends and family,
spent countless hours cleaning and repairing the place. They
soon discovered that they were not in the building alone...
Doors began opening, closing and slamming on their own. Lights
turned on and off in rooms with no one in there. The dividing
curtains in the empty patient rooms slid open and closed.
Patient call lights, located about the doors to the rooms,
turned on by themselves. Footsteps were heard in hallways with
no one in them. Occasionally, one of the pianos in the old
dining room would play by itself. Voices were heard when no one
was present. Two separate contractors who were hired to work in
the building reported seeing lights turn on and off and saw
figures moving in the corridors. The owner had been afraid to
tell them of the strange happenings for fear that they might
leave -- but they found out on their own!
The owner soon found out that the stories were not new. Many
local people who had visited the place when it was open, or even
who had family who were residents there, told stories of other
ghostly happenings. There were also rumors of frequent deaths
during the time the nursing home was in operation, stories of
patients being mistreated and more. As time has passed, the
weird events continue and the stories have no reached an
audience beyond the town of Kimbolton.
Do you have what it takes to spend the night behind these walls?
Are you ready to spend the night searching for evidence of the
ghosts that remain in the old nursing home -- a place where the
dead do not rest in peace? Join American Hauntings at the old
Bell Nursing Home for a night that you won’t soon forget!