Wood County Historical Museum – Contribution

09/29/2011: Thanks to Dustin Smith, who submitted his personal encounter with a shadowy figure running past the door while working in the attic of the Wood County Historical Museum in Bowling Green. The museum’s building once served as the county’s poorhouse, infirmary and lunatic asylum and was later used as a nursing home. The place is notoriously haunted.

This took place about 3 years before my Holcomb Road incident. I, at the time, had a job at the historical museum just for the summer and I had read the story about the place in the Haunted Ohio books and didn’t believe any of it at all. Well that all changed about two or three weeks left to go on the job. I was upstairs in the attic cataloging items on a laptop computer and I had worked upstairs before and nothing had ever happened before. As I was working at the laptop, which just so happened to be near a door to the walkway on the outside of the main house, out of the corner of my eye, I see this shadow run in front of the door and it looked like a little boy. At first, I shrugged it off knowing full well that no kids were at the museum that day.

The second scare I had was the one that really bothered me and still does to this day! I was working in the back part of the attic alone, looking at pictures and writing down the numbers and dates of them to later catalog them and I heard this really loud crash behind me and got the feeling that something was in the attic with me. I didn’t waste any time getting out of the attic and running down the stairs, almost tripping on the way down. I finally made it to the main floor, out of breath by the time I reached my boss’s office and she asked me why I was out of breath. I told her what I had seen and heard in the attic and she said she wondered how long it would take for that to happen. From that day until the job ended, I never worked in the attic alone again or I worked downstairs! It still makes chills go down my spine whenever I think or talk about it! Just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t there!