WTOL Toledo 11 and TOGHS Investigate Wolfinger
Wednesday & Thursday October 28th & 29th 2009
TOGHS was contacted by WTOL Toledo 11 News morning show in regards to having us on live at a local Haunted location. We decided to accommodate them and visited two recently TOGHS investigated locations.
Photo Album after the fold.
On Wednesday morning we went on the air live at 9:00am from the Lady in the Attic home on Toledo’s Eastside. Mike, John, Becky and I arrived early at 8:00am to set up equipment. Once on the air, I was interviewed by Chris Vickers while the team worked an EVP session from the Attic, We did not capture anything paranormal but had fun working with WTOL 11 news. After the live broadcast we received tons of emails and blogs to our web site as well as requests for investigations. We kind of knew doing this Halloween telecast would bring out opinions and personal beliefs from our local audience. We agreed to set up another live show for the following morning. Mike and I met Chris Vickers at one of our favorite legendary Haunted cemeteries, Wolfinger. The morning was very foggy and seemed perfect for an investigation and broadcast. We set up our equipment at two locations within the cemetery, the first set of headstones belonged to the three children that had died within a week of each other in the late 1800’s. Thomas, Rebecca and Ernest have been known to run along the fence line and throughout the cemetery, now they were being video taped and recorded during the entire broadcast as well as our longtime friend Eliza Ford, You might remember her name from one of my earlier investigations to this legendary haunted hot spot. We shared air time between both locations but neither Eliza nor the children felt like being seen live on television during the broadcast. I’ve included several pictures from Wolfinger cemetery that were taken during the broadcast. TOGHS would like to thank Rebecca Gilles, Chris Vickers and the entire staff at WTOL Toledo 11 news.
Below is a little more information that I’ve found online on Wolfinger Cemetery
Jacob Wolfinger built the first log house in an area that is now known as Secor Metropark in 1834. Two of the Wolfinger children were the first white people to be born and die in Richfield Township. The children were buried on the Wolfinger farm, which was the beginning of today’s cemetery. Wolfinger Cemetery is a small cemetery and is surrounded by woods on three sides. The graves of thirty-six Civil War Veterans can be found here.
Wolfinger Cemetery is located within Secor Metropark in Berkey Ohio, Lucas County. Secor Park was dedicated in 1953 and currently encompasses over six hundred acres of land including four hundred wooded acres. The park includes a visitor center and several hiking trails throughout the woods. Secor Park is located in Northwest Ohio about fifty miles south of Ann Arbor Michigan. From the I475/US23 Exit 13, go west on Central Avenue for six miles to the Secor Park entrance and turn left. Follow the signs in the park to Wolfinger Cemetery
Legend has it that along one of the three wooded edges of the cemetery there are the graves of two adults and their three children. The children’s marker had no last name visible but their first names as well as birth and death dates could be clearly seen. The names were “Thomas” (8), “Rebeca” (10) and “Ernest” (6). All members of the family are said to have died within weeks of one another. The children have been seen playing in the cemetery near their graves. A girl of 10 or 12 in a blue dress with a white pinafore has been seen the most. I invested the Ford family resting spots as well; I feel that Eliza Ford is the woman that supposing haunts the cemetery too.