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Ghost Stories and Halloween Traditions

Sweet treats, ghost stories and Halloween traditions in Columbus, Ohio.

Halloween Traditions
Columbus residents share their community traditions at Halloween, from trick or treating on Bryden Road to decorating shop windows on Grandview Avenue.

Walhalla Ghost Story
Historian Doreen Uhas Sauer tells the story of Clintonville’s Walhalla ghost, an enduring tale that has many versions.

Day of the Dead
We visit Panaderia Guadalupana, a traditional Mexican bakery on Dublin-Granville road to taste the treats and experience the traditions of Day of the Dead.

North Market Ghost Story
Historian Ed Lentz tells the tale of Columbus’ first ghost that still roams the modern day North Market – the site of the city’s first cemetery.

Dr. Morrow’s Legacy
Worthington had its very own grave robber named Dr. Morrow, an upstanding physician teaching the art of medicine to would-be doctors on the frontier. Find out how grave robbing gave way to current, more ethical practices through the years as we visit the anatomy department at the Ohio State University.