This month I did a writing event and met an author named Victoria Ryan who shared with me that the tavern she and her husband own, (Ryan's Tavern in Hamilton, Ohio), has been the subject of several ghost investigations. She was gracious enough to give me, my husband, and our friends a private tour of the Tavern. She shared stories with us about the ghost sightings. One thing that really threw us was that one of her workers named the ghost, "Elizabeth," only for them to find out that an Elizabeth worked there in the kitchen many years ago!
The Tavern is beautiful and we enjoyed our tour. Did we see any ghosts? Well, I questioned something I saw and I did feel something touching my shoulder. I'm not sure where my bravery came from, but I ventured into the basement to see where the former underground tunnel had been and where they had ghost sightings. Am I brave or was I just looking for story material??? Ha ha! Victoria was kind enough to provide two photos from the ghost investigation which you can find at the bottom of this post.
If you're in the Hamilton/Cincinnati area, you can go on a ghost tour, too. October 30, 2016 - First and only Ghost Tour at Ryan's Tavern, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Do your own investigation at this historical site. Tickets are $30 and include delicious food, the investigation, meeting the TriOPS team and reviewing your evidence with them. Call 513-737-2200 to purchase tickets or for further information.
Here are some links to the ghost investigations if you're curious!
You tube about a real investigation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYpYhiQYAXw
To learn more about Victoria's books, you can find more about her here: on her webpage: www.thevictoriaryan.com Top photos taken by me, the bottom photos were provided by Victoria Ryan Taken with an IR motion detection camera in
Ryan's Tavern 1921 Room. No one was in the room at the time it was taken, but can you see the lady standing center in the middle of the room?
Taken with an IR motion detection camera in
Ryan's Tavern's basement. No one was in the basement at the time it was taken. You can see an energy signal peering around the door. With the picture enlarged, it looks like a sad-faced person
Ryan's Tavern is located at: 241 High St, Hamilton, OH 45011
Find out more at: www.ryanstavern.com/