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Lake View Cemetery - Cleveland

Lake View Cemetery - Cleveland paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 12/13/2013
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Lake View Cemetery, founded in 1869 by wealthy Clevelanders including Jeptha Wade, was modeled after Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery as well as the historic cemeteries of France and England.

12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland , OH 44106
Phone: 216-421-2415
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 41.513703
Lon: -81.59784100000001

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 3
Evidence: 0
Resources: 2
Retrievals: 11197
Vistor Rating: 5.0
Votes: 1

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Lakeview Cemetery, founded in 1869 by wealthy Clevelanders including Jeptha Wade, was modeled after Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery as well as the historic cemeteries of France and England. The 285-acre scenic park is home to over 102,000 graves, with an average of 700 burials annually. Although the cemetery is known for its illustrious residents, anyone can be buried there, regardless of race, creed, religion, or walk of life.

Among the thousands buried at Lake View Cemetery are Jeptha Wade, one of the cemetery's founders and a leading contributor to the Cleveland Museum of Art; President James A. Garfield; Leonard Case, the founder of Case Institute that would become Case Western Reserve University, industialist Amassa Stone and his family; philanthropist Samuel Mather and his family; Cleveland Clinic founder, Dr. George W. Crile; Severance Hall benefactor, John L. Severance; Sherwin-Williams founder, Henry Sherwin; Karamu House founders, Russell and Rowena Jelliffe; and Thompson Products president (later to become TRW) and avid auto collector, Frederick C. Crawford, founder of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.

Lake View Cemetery, located just outside of University Circle, is open to the public daily from 730am to 530pm. The cemetery also hosts periodic events, such as its Memorial Day ceremony and historic walking tours.

Added by: sdonley on 12/13/2013 DB#:163


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

In 1979, it was reported that a man, identifying himself as Garfield, called the fire department to inquire about a fire on the grounds that had yet to occur. When a fireman mockingly scoffed at the inquiry, "Garfield" then said: "But I did not say that the fire had already happened--it is going to happen." Ten days later the maintenance roof caught fire at Lake View.

That day, visitors to Garfield's monument reported seeing a "brilliant force" streaming through the air. It was accompanied by two male voices, laughing.

Added by: sdonley on 12/13/2013 DB#:1123

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1682 12/13/2013 sdonley Foggy aparitions have been spotted at night.
1683 12/13/2013 sdonley People have reported the sense of being watched.
1684 12/13/2013 sdonley President Garfield's ghost has been reported to be active in this location and around his tomb.

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