The OES visited Glen Echo Park on October 10, 2003. The park is located in one of the three ravines north of the Ohio State University campus. In particular, the Glen Echo Ravine is located in Clintonville. When the ravine was originally developed, Parkview Drive snaked threw its earthen walls, but the road has since been removed and partly replaced with a bicycle path. Like the better-known Walhalla Ravine (see Franklin County hauntings), Glen Echo has its fair share of legends.
Ghostly figures have been seen in the creek between the Indianola bridge and the park's bridge near the center of the park. Our very own Director of Paranormal Investigations witnessed this figure for himself one night, but he unfortunately did not have a camera with him. He saw a man walking in the creek and decided to run around a bush to get a better view of the person, thinking he may be a vagrant. As he rounded the bush, the man he saw had disappeared.
The ghost of a gothic girl is said to hang out on or near the park's bridge at the center of the park and the ghost of a homeless man who froze to death has been seen around the drainage tunnel that runs beneath the Indianola overpass. Another area in the park known as the "Ten Pin" is a set of concrete barriers installed in the creek bed to disrupt large objects from clogging the nearby tunnel. The spirit of a witch who used to conduct ceremonies at that location supposedly haunts the area. We did see two dark figures emerging from around a corner during our visit as we were checking out the park's central bridge. They ended up being some drunk guys using the park as a shortcut through the neighborhood, not anything paranormal.