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Ceely Rose House

Ceely Rose House paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 02/07/2018
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Nestled within the confines of what is now known as Malabar Farm State Park stands a rather non-descript, two-story white home.

4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas , OH 44843
Phone: 419-892-2784
Open to the public: No

Lat: 40.6522927
Lon: -82.39911180000001

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 3
Evidence: 0
Resources: 8
Retrievals: 13173
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Nestled within the confines of what is now known as Malabar Farm State Park stands a rather non-descript, two-story white home. To the thousands of visitors who pass through the park each year, there is no sign of the tragic events that took place within those four walls 118 years ago.

Those tragic events were given birth by one young lady. Her name was Celia Rose, but to the residents of Pleasant Valley, she was known as Ceely. Ceely was born on March 13, 1873, to David and Rebecca Rose. By today's standards, Ceely was severely learning disabled.

According to "Historic Haunted America" by Michael Norman and Beth Scott, "By the age of thirteen she could barely read and was always in classes with students much younger than herself. Many youngsters teased her for her poor grades and her pronounced stammer whenever she was called upon to recite."

With the cruelty that children often inflict on one another, they would scream, 'Dumbbell Ceely! Ugly old Ceely!'"

Added by: sdonley on 02/07/2018 DB#:383


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

The Ceely Rose House, named after a teenage killer who once lived there, is a little white house not too far from the main farmhouse at the park and what happened there in 1896 still scares many visitors today.

Ceely Rose reportedly confessed to a neighbor what she did to her family. When a boy she had a crush on and wanted to marry told her that her family didn't want them to wed, Ceely poisoned her family "by soaking flypaper in water and then secretly pouring the arsenic-laced water over the cottage cheese she served them," according to Ohio State Park News. Her mother, Rebecca Rose; her father, David Rose; and her brother, Walter Rose; were all dead within weeks. She was committed to a mental institution until her death at the age of 83.

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2060 02/05/2015 sdonley Reports of a scream have been detected in the Ceely Rose house.
2741 02/07/2018 sdonley People have seen an apparition of a women looking out the top floor window.
2742 02/07/2018 sdonley People have taken photographs with strange anomalies.

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Added: 02/06/2018 By: sdonley
LIMA - Celia "Ceely" Rose did something horrible in Pleasant Valley one early summer morning in1896. The 23-year-old Ceely, who according to contemporary accounts was "silly," a slow learner, poisoned her family over their disapproval of her infatuation with a neighbor.
Central Ohio Paranormal Society
Added: 02/07/2018 By: sdonley
Ghost hunters/paranormal investigators, based in central Ohio, who offer investigations free of charge. TAPS Family Members. Site includes EVP, video, and case files
Ohio State Parks News
Added: 02/07/2018 By: sdonley
The mysterious deaths of the Rose family, who lived in a white frame house on the grounds of Malabar Farm State Park, are said to be a lovesick teenager's revenge.
Scariest places in Ohio have haunted, chilling histories and creepy ghosts | Boston 25 News
Added: 02/07/2018 By: sdonley
Every state has its share of tragedies, horrors and hauntings, but Ohio does have some of the creepiest places on record.
The Unknown History of MISANDRY: Celia Rose, 24-Year-Old Triple Murderess - Ohio, 1896
Added: 02/07/2018 By: sdonley
Blog post that details the crimes and interaction between Ceely and Guy.
New telling of the Ceely Rose story opens at Malabar Farm | Life & Culture News |
Added: 02/07/2018 By: sdonley
MANSFIELD, Ohio – The classic tale of Ceely Rose will be presented in a brand-new way the first two weekends in October, hosted where the story began at Malabar Farm
March | 2014 | Oh, for the HOOK of a BOOK!
Added: 02/07/2018 By: sdonley
10 posts published by Erin from Hook of a Book during March 2014
Guy Berry Grave
Added: 06/08/2018 By: sdonley
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