There are a couple of castles in the Cleveland area. Both of which are said have a ghost or two. The ghost that is believed to haunt Squire's Castle is a woman in white. Apparently the weeping woman carries a red lantern searching for something or someone. Many people have actually reported seeing the glowing red light in or near the structure.
Squire's Castle was intended to be a gatehouse for a mansion. Former Wickliffe Mayor and Standard Oil tycoon, Feargus Squire and his wife Rebecca were planning to build their dream home here. But the estate was never built and the gatehouse was left unfinished and ultimately abandoned. Squire sold the building and the surrounding 525 acres in 1922. The Cleveland Metroparks aquired the property in 1925 and used it for its North Chagrin Reservation addition.
Currently, Squire's Castle still sits incomplete and is an attraction of the Cleveland Metroparks. It is open daily to the public free of charge. The park offers picnic areas, grilling areas, and walking and riding trails.
There is an old legend that has been told over the years. According to many stories, Rebecca Squire haunts the castle and its grounds. In most of the tales, Rebecca is said to have fallen and broken her neck in the castle. But records indicate that she died in 1929 of a stroke, in Wickliffe, Ohio. People that visit the park at night often see a red glowing light in the castle and on the property. Many believe that she haunts the park, carrying a red lantern around. Some have even witnessed a woman in white. Is the ghost Rebecca Squire or some other spirit?
Squire's Castle is located in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, at 3037 Som Center Road, in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.
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