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Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 09/26/2019
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Carved by Brandywine Creek, the 65-foot falls demonstrates classic geological features of waterfalls.

8176 Brandywine Rd
Sagamore Hills , OH 44067
Phone: (330) 657-2752
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 41.294860
Lon: -81.538910

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 4
Evidence: 0
Resources: 6
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Carved by Brandywine Creek, the 65-foot falls demonstrates classic geological features of waterfalls. A layer of hard rock caps the waterfall, protecting softer layers of rock below. In this case, the top layer is Berea Sandstone. The softer layers include Bedford and Cleveland shales, soft rocks formed from mud found on the sea floor that covered this area 350-400 million years ago. Shale is thinly chunked, giving water a bridal veil appearance as it cascades down the falls.

A combination of boardwalk and steps brings you into the waterfall's gorge and lets you view the waterfall head-on (a boardwalk option without stairs is also available). The boardwalk also provides a close look at Berea Sandstone. Careful inspection will reveal the individual grains of sand that accumulated in a sea 320 million years ago. Berea Sandstone is high quality sandstone found commonly throughout this area, both in nature and as a construction material used in buildings and canal locks.

The moistness of the gorge is evident as you walk along boardwalk. The moisture invites moss to grow on the sandstone and eastern hemlocks, a type of evergreen tree, to grow along the gorge. The hemlocks contrast with the abundant red maple trees in the area, which flame with color in the fall.

Early settlers in the valley saw the falls, not just as an object of beauty, but as something to be used for its water power. In 1814, George Wallace built a saw mill at the top of the falls. Grist and woolen mills followed. The Village of Brandywine grew around the mills and became one of the earliest communities to emerge in the Cuyahoga Valley. Much of the village is now mostly gone, lost to the construction of nearby Interstate 271. However, the James Wallace house, built by George's son, remains and is a bed & breakfast, the Inn at Brandywine Falls.

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Local legend believes that there is an evil spirit that lives amoungst the foliage behind the grist mill ruins at the falls. It is believed that this spirit could be responsible for the many accidents that have happened within the area. This area once was the bustling little town of Brandywine Village, that no long exists. Could these be the spirits of those who once lived within this now ghost town?

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3213 09/26/2019 sdonley Shadows and mists have been caught in photographs within the area.
3214 09/26/2019 sdonley Strange balls of light have been captured in photographs.
3215 09/26/2019 sdonley People have often reported the feeling of being watched form the woods.
3216 09/26/2019 sdonley Strange EMF readings have been detected in the area.

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Brandywine Village, Ohio | Revolvy
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Brandywine Village, Ohio Brandywine Village, Ohio[1] is a former settlement located near Brandywine Falls in Summit County, Ohio, USA. It is within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The site lies on the border between Northfield Center Township and Sagamore Hills Township. History The Village of Brandywine was first settled in 1814 when George Wallace, taking advantage of the water power, built a sawmill at Brandywine Falls. It was a thriving community. Over the next decade, the Village of Brandywin
Brandywine Village, Ohio - Wikipedia
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Brandywine Falls at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Brandywine Village, Ohio
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The Inn at Brandwine Falls
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