This small cemetery is maintained by Deerfield Township and is known as The Dog Street Cemetery, Union Methodist Cemetery, Dill Graveyard, and The J.D. Hoff Farm Cemetery. The graves date between 1828 and 1869, with approximately 70 people interred and 50 tombstones still standing. This map shows the Kings Island land in 1867, with the yellow square representing the cemetery on the Dill farm.
|Missouri Jane's tombstone.|
The Kings Great Western Powder Works did indeed have an explosion in 1890. However, the blast killed about a dozen people and it was not located on the Kings Island property but about a mile away. I know of no explosions which took place in 1942 in the area, let alone one that killed hundreds. And since the newest tombstone in the cemetery is from 1869, obviously none of the inhabitants died in the explosion.
In addition to the little girl in blue, there are also tales of a ghost haunting the Eiffel Tower, a spirit who hangs around The Racers roller coaster, and miscellaneous sounds, sights, and flying objects. Kings Island has been the scene of some real life tragedies including the death of a high school senior in 1983 after a fall from the Eiffel Tower. (Some refer to the ghost seen around the structure as "Tower Johnny.") Other documented deaths include two men who were electrocuted in a pond, a woman who died after falling from the Flight Commander ride, and a ranger who was mauled by lions after leaving his vehicle in the Lion Country Safari.
previous post I don't necessarily believe this $.99 piece of software is a phone to the spirit world, but... My brother has a rather unusual middle name. For his privacy's sake I won't reveal it, but let's say it's not your classic name like Michael or Paul or Joseph. As I was in one corner of the fenced cemetery, his middle name appeared on my ghost meter. If he had a regular old common middle name I'd say coincidence, but since he doesn't (and since that name never appeared on my meter before or since) I'm open to thinking somebody was trying to tell him something. The ghost wasn't very specific, though, so I don't think my brother got the message. He's kinda dense that way.
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