Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States and it is themed around the idea that cemeteries make great places for gardens. It was founded in the center of the Gem City – Dayton, Ohio – in the 1800s. The graveyard is the final resting place for some well known individuals and the 200 acres are dotted with beautiful and unique monuments featuring Greek themed statues and temples. The cemetery is more like a park, but it is not entirely peaceful here. There are spirits are at unrest among the headstones. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by listener Michael Rogers and features Little Sleeping Beauty and This Day in History features Miranda Rights established. Our location was suggested by listener Angie Lucente and research assistance was by April Rogers-Krick.
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Regarding your blog including Woodland Cemetery. I have a couple of corrections to the information you had.received.
The historical information you mentioned is wonderfully put together. Although Agnes Moorehead is not buried at Woodland Cemetery. She actually is buried at Dayton Memorial Park. Individuals seem to think she is there I think due to the amount of prominent Daytonians buried at Woodland..
Johnny Morehouse, the boy and the dog, actually lost his head due to a tree falling. Although there may be some vandalism in local cemeteries, this is not the fact about Johnny. He was repaired almost immediately and stands beautifully today.
Woodland is a beautiful place to visit and I have spent a lot of time there. Unfortunatley I have never seen any ghostly activity.I have asked personnel who have also worked at Woodland and unfortunately they have no stories to tell. Although nothing can be confirmed, the stories are somewhat charming. Thank goodness no one is ruining the beauty of Woodland with ugly stories.
Thank you so much for the corrections! We’ll share them on the next episode. It’s good to know the Morehouse memorial is whole again. The head was sheared off so cleanly it looked like a saw was used. Glad that vandalism was not the cause. And yes, while people seem spooked, nothing dark is at the cemetery. Just charming stories as you said. Thanks again!