So the story goes: At some point throughout the different owners and hauntings (I'd have to do a little more research to find out the exact details) one of the residents lifted up some boards in the closet and found a the remains of a body. They went to notify the authorities and when they returned the body was gone. This is the closet. I'm not sure what is in her hand? They didn't have cellphones back then. Maybe it's a camera OR it could be some sort of early 80's ghost detector.
This is where they were checking out the nail holes from when the windows had been nailed shut to prevent them from opening by themselves. Supposedly the nails never helped much, the windows continued to open on their own.
Middle - In the Kitchen, looking for the bullet holes
Bottom - In front of the fireplace that exist on the Summerwind ruins still today.
Haha I am the pudgy little one with the the thick glasses and red hooded smurf hoodie. I can only remember bits and pieces from that day, but one thing I can't forget is the heavy feeling I got when I looked at that house.
Ok, I agree, yes, these photos are amazing. I am so happy that Jo (the person who put this Album together) did this. At the time that she started this collection, she had no idea that the house would burn down. It is so great that she has this and is able to share it with us all. The collection is extensive, lots of photos as you can see. There are also a number of newspaper clippings with different articles from the early 80's. There is a big erie 2 magazine page photo from an article that Life Magazine did in the earlie 80's titled "9 Haunted Houses". Some of these things are taped in the album and I can't remove them. I have tried to scan some of the articles in but am having a hard time with that. My scanner is not very large. I guess what I am trying to say is, this is probably one of the most extensive collections of photos and memorbilia surrounding Summerwind that exists. That said, consider this; I have posted almost all of the photos that were taken inside the house. There are not any more from inside. Notice that the house never really reveals itself in these photos. The pictures of the servants quarters are there, but all the photos taken inside Summerwind have people in them and a very small segmant of the inside of the mansion behind them (with the exception of the kitchen photo, but it doesn't reveal much either). Now, although I am thankful to have these. I still find myself looking through the album over and over again, looking for the photos that show more of the layout from inside of the house. Pictures like the photos of the Servants quarters, but taken inside Summerwind. Well the photos I am seeking, they don't exist, at least not in this collection. I can't help but feel that there was something at work that was keeping these from us. How could someone (a photographer) take several trips here over the course of several years, compile a collection of over 100 photos, and never take a picture of lets say, the whole living room, the whole kitchen, or a bedroom. It's interesting, isn't it?
Regardless, I am glad that you are all enjoying these as much as I do. I am so happy to share them with you all. I really like this site and all of you. Your a really postive bunch (more so than other websites I have read or blogged on). Sometimes when I talk about this stuff to my friends, they just roll their eyes. I think that it's really groovy that you all share this interest with me. I don't mean to get all mooshy but this site makes me feel a sense of comradery, like, let's get to the bottom of this.
Thanks for your interest and your patience in allowing me to get this all scanned in and posted.
Post by Chrisconsin on Mar 22, 2009 18:34:14 GMT -6
Great photos, thanks for sharing. You mentioned having things on the Paulding Light also. I'd like to see pics of that, if they were able to get any, or hear any experience they had. I live 40 minutes away from where that is supposed to still take place today, but have never gone out there myself.