The Tiedemann House, better known as Franklin Castle, is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Ohio. Some people believe that the mansion is cursed. The house has had a bad reputation for over a hundred years. Numerous deaths, crimes, and other questionable activity occurred in the mansion. Many people have encountered the mansion's angry supernatural residents.
The Tiedemann House, better known to most Clevelanders as Franklin Castle, was built in 1865 for Hannes Tiedemann and his family. The Tiedemanns lived in the home until 1908. The mansion sat abandoned until 1968, until James Romano and his family later moved into it. The Romanos sold the property in 1974 to Sam Muscatello, who had plans to turn the house into a church. Michael DeVinko purchased the estate in 1984, later selling it in 1994. The current owner is in the process of selling the estate.
The Tiedemann House is rumored to be the most haunted place in Northeastern Ohio. Hannes Tiedemann's wife and their four children all died in the house. Many people speculate that some of the children's deaths involved foul play. There have countless reports of ghost sightnings by nearly all of the former owners. The Romanos had a paranormal research group investigate their reported claims and even had exorcisms performed. To this day, people still witness the castle's spirits.
The Hannes Tiedemann House is located at 4308 Franklin Boulevard, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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