The Ghost of the Toledo Firefighter’s Museum

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In what used to be Fire House 18, a non-profit museum honoring Toledo’s heroic firefighters and their history opened its doors for the first time in 1976.

While the museum’s staff doubt the presence of paranormal activity and report nothing out of the ordinary going on, the building has seen some tragic events over the course of its life.

Paul J. Quigley died on February 13, 1931 when he fell from a ladder during a training exercise held on the property. And, on January 1 of 1953, Edward A. Stapleton died of a heart attack.

Perhaps it is these events which attracted the ghosthunting group, Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS), to show up one summer day to investigate.

From a Toledo Blade article dated June 26 of 2012,

Reports of paranormal activity have been “very vague,” Mr. Page [Chris Page, founder of ORBS] said, but they’ve come from “various people” who have toured the museum and have felt like they’re being watched, have heard footsteps when there was no one else around, or saw dark shadows walking the halls.

Is the Toledo Firefighters Museum haunted? I don’t know. Perhaps, if you’re in the area, you should stop by and see for yourself!

The Toledo Firefighters Museum is located at 918 W. Sylvania Ave. in Toledo, Ohio.

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