Thurber House - Real Columbus Haunt
This literary center and museum is said to be haunted by James Thurber, and author and cartoonist. Witness report books flying from their shelves and the sounds of footsteps on the back staircase. Thurber himself experienced hauntings within the home, which was built on a portion of the grounds of a former state psychiatric hospital that burned down. Thurber recorded his sightings in "The Night the Ghost Came In," an account that details Thurber's experience of hearing a man loudly walking around his kitchen table, while he was upstairs in the bathroom. Thurber and his brother approached the sound, which continued to move closer to them, coming up the stairs. Thurber did not see any apparition, and quickly retreated back to the bathroom until the sounds of footsteps ended.
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