The OES visited Huntington Chapel on April 23, 2004. This is the main mausoleum and chapel for Green Lawn Cemetery, the state’s second largest cemetery. This beautiful building was designed in classic Roman style by famed Columbus architect Frank L. Packard. The chapel was dedicated on November 11, 1902, with an awesome rotunda of fitted mosaic tile and carved plaster. Tiffany’s of New York was commissioned to design and install the two grand stained glass windows and two mosaic murals representing Truth and Wisdom. The total cost of the building was $24,827. The chapel was later expanded to its current capacity. The mausoleum serves as the final resting place for about 100-200 people, including former Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes.
The building was in excellent condition during our visit. The architecture inside and out along with the beautiful artwork was breathtaking to say the least. While there are no reported hauntings in the mausoleum that we’re aware of, we were able to capture a few EVPs along with our friends at the Central Ohio Paranormal Society. You can visit the chapel/mausoleum from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday. The building is available for services, weddings, and special events. Stop by the Green Lawn Cemetery office to make a reservation.
Location Information: Active Cemetery
Huntington Chapel is located in Green Lawn Cemetery at 1000 Greenlawn Avenue in Columbus; Franklin County.
|Hey: This EVP whispers “Hey,” as the microphone sat on the podium.|
|Yeah: While explaining where the building once ended, confirmation was received through this EVP saying, “Yeah.”|
|Cecil Jackson: Just after Mike of COPS says, “Cecil Jackson,” a whispery voice repeats the name. Credit to COPS|
|Oh No!: Recorded by Mike of COPS, this EVP sounds like a distressed, “Oh no!” Credit to COPS|