The Many Ghosts of King's Island
It is amazing what you can find along the way when you go on a road trip. Ghosts lurk around every corner and phantoms seem to find you when you are looking for fun. In my past travels, I have noted that many places devoted to fun are also haunted by sorrow. Many of the Six Flags are haunted and Disney Land is as much of a ghost land as a wonderland. It is, therefore, no surprise that King's Island in Cincinnati, Ohio is teaming with ghosts. What was a surprise to me, was that I should just happen upon such a haunted place by accident. While staying at Great Wolf Lodge, I thought I would ask the staff about the allegedly haunted Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky. What I found was that the amusement park that I could see from my back patio is notoriously haunted.
There are a plethora of ghosts haunting the various rides at King's Island. A little blond girl in a lovely blue frock is said to wander the Waterworks. Her ghost is said to be linked to a tiny cemetery located just off the grounds of King's Island. The Eiffel Tower ride is haunted by a ghost named Tower Johnny. He is said to have made an unfortunate decision on the night of his graduation. In 1983, he climbed up the elevator shaft of this ride and lost his footing. He fell to his death after being cut in half by the elevator cables. His ghost has been seen wandering the Eiffel Tower ride and tormenting those who are seeking a more earthly thrill. The Octopus Ride is also said to be haunted by an ill fated rider who died on the ride and White Water Canyon is haunted by a ghost named Woody who comes out after dark and throws rocks at those who happen by.