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Jefferson Jr. High School

Jefferson Jr. High School paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 05/29/2019
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Whitmer Senior High School opened in 1924 in the Jefferson building.

5530 Whitmer Dr
Toledo , OH 43613
Phone: (419) 473-8482
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 41.716710
Lon: -83.613070

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 2
Evidence: 0
Resources: 2
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Vistor Rating: 4.3
Votes: 10

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History information is some background and history about the location. This is meant to be a basic summary. Below the history records you will find sources in which you can click on to find out more information. There may be multiple history records per location.

Whitmer High School is a public high school in Toledo, Ohio, United States, named for John Wallace Whitmer, an educator who helped organize high school classes for the area. It is the only high school in the Washington Local School District in Lucas County, Ohio, serving the northwest section of Toledo up to the Michigan state line.

Whitmer Senior High School opened in 1924 in the Jefferson building. In 1960, the Whitmer building opened. In 1974, the Whitmer Vocational Building, now the Career and Technology Center (CTC), opened.

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

Previously known as Whitmer High School, the sounds of a bell tolling can be heard in the middle of the night. The bell has been removed from the belfry for many years. A lifetime janitor of the school known as Oscar is said to watch every school play from the balcony in his afterlife. The seat is reserved for him and he becomes angered whenever someone sits in his seat. He also gets upset when he hears people say they don't believe in him.

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3113 08/04/2019 sdonley People have claimed to here the bell ring from the tower, but the bell does not exist anymore.
3114 08/04/2019 sdonley There are reports of the apparition of a former janitor who has been seen throughout the building, especially in the auditorium.

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Wikipedia Entry
Added: 08/04/2019 By: sdonley
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Lucas County Hauntings & Legends
Added: 06/24/2022 By: sdonley
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