Recently, we investigated an 1800's "County Home" and "Lunatic House" located in NW Ohio. The buildings were built in 1865. Back then, the government mandated that all counties have a "Home" for the Poor, Orphaned, Elderly, Mentally Ill, etc. It was thought that the able bodied persons that were sent here were "Lazy". Therefore, this location was an actual working farm. All able bodied persons that were sent to the Farm were put to work in the fields, chores, cooking, cleaning...
The County Home was the last residence for over 500 people. These people passed away at this location. Everyone from infants to the very elderly. The building had a morgue for such locations. The sad part to this story is that when the "Patients" died they were buried in the "Pauper Cemetery". Their graves were not honored with their names on the tombstones. Only a number.
In 1950 the Home was used as a Nursing Home. The caretaker thought that it would be easier to mow if all of the tombstones were removed. They sat stacked up for many years. Local towns people grabbed them and used them for many things (Face down as side walks, shims, etc). When the home was being turned in to a museum, the return of these tombstones was requested and many returned. Not all.
During the period where the stones were removed, a county road was put in that actually was paved over the northern 1/3 of the cemetery. When the home was turned in to a museum, corps sniffing dogs were brought in to find the rough location of the grave. The sad part is that a fire had destroyed the only known list of who was buried at each number.
Just wanted to give a little history of this place. In the clip you are about to see, we investigated the home. One of the Investigators said the name "Jeremy", and you will hear that the stranded soul repeats her. Thanks and enjoy.