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Brownella Cottage

Galion, Ohio

A historic landmark as well as the oldest house in Galion, this cottage is haunted by an unknown man. Tours are given, and many adventurous people enter after-hours, only to see a ghost looking back at them.

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nathan says:

May 13, 2006, 10:09 pm

i live by the cotttage and i knew that the cottage was haunted and i was going to try to stay the night in the cottage n halloween my friend also wants to come with me because there are these girls at my school that dont believe us about the cottage being haunted i am 12 585 galion arms apartment 5c

horrorchick23 says:

September 24, 2006, 6:54 pm


lefties says:

September 25, 2006, 3:31 pm

I was there yesterday,,and out in the museum,,the curator asked me if I would go check the upstairs with him,,as he heard footsteps walking the whole length of building. I immediately said yes,,as I was dying to see the upstairs and it isnt open to tours. I walked it with him,,and then I checked the walk up attic,none of the lights worked. Didnt see anything(darn) The head of it is a retired doctor and and not prone to ghost stories.

lefties says:

September 25, 2006, 3:33 pm

hey horror chick,,its in galion ohio. Tours cost 3.00 on sundays-if u wanna know more post email

susan says:

October 6, 2006, 5:24 pm

I have seen the ghost of Brownella cottage and it is none other than the Bishop himself. I saw him sitting in the glass walk-way early one winter morning. He was wearing a black suit coat with long white hair.

Ashley says:

October 21, 2006, 11:15 pm

Yes the Brownella Cottage has been known for being haunted. I lived in Galion my whole life and my cousin lived acorss the street from it for 11 years. The only thing I ever saw was bishop browns study light would be on then go off after the caretaker had already left. Spooky. My aunt also went there on a tour a couple weeks ago and took pictures of an old fire engine and theres a face in one of the pics. On halloween they have free tours and cookies and refreshments afterwards. I went last year (Oh yea, You CAN go upstairs on the tour) and they also tell you ghost stories thats happend in the house while they are giving you the tours. Its awsome!


November 26, 2006, 4:46 pm


megan b says:

December 25, 2006, 8:06 pm

I go to school right across the street it is a weird house i havemt seen anything yet

TiaAgalionchick says:

February 11, 2007, 9:23 pm

i knew the cottage was hunted but i’ve never seen the ghost before and i live in galion and my reading teacher of last year said it was also, one day i was walking to a friends house and a guy that was repairing it stoped me and i asked him about it being hunted and he said it wasent but he also said a young girl had been murderd inside that building so yeah i think it is

me says:

March 21, 2007, 12:43 pm

I know brownella cottage is haunted because my cousins father stayed there for a few years doing repairs and that kind of stuff and he said that pictures would fall off the wall and he would hear doors closing from the upstairs. her mother also has a picture of the outside and in one of the windows you can see a face and it looks like its a woman.

kimmy says:

October 30, 2007, 1:01 pm

ok me and my boyfriend who lives in galion and my cousin we went there on day. and umm i know its hunted we saw someone walking up the back stairs… and we heard someone talking, we got so freaked out we started running!!!!!!

creep says:

November 23, 2007, 2:58 am

i live about two blocks from the cottage. it is really spooky. i’ve never been to any of the tours though. i should go soon. maybe this sun. and…i’m gonna bring along a voice recorder…see if i can’t get some EVP’s. as a matter of fact i live in an apt. above the stores downtown and supposedly our apt. used to be a showing room for funerals and the vacant room below us used to be a morgue. i’ve never had anything strange happen here though. it’s actually one of the only places i’ve lived that feel completely normal. weird.

sammie says:

January 10, 2008, 8:45 pm

hi everyone I have been to the brownelle cottage on halloween you know the stories some people don’t believe in them well the stories are true. I believe the stories so if you don’t know what to believe then go and see for your self I love it I can’t wait till halloween in 2008 but believe me all the stories are true its amazing, :] but when I went to the brownelle cottage i knew one man who was liveing there and he said that he had lived there for about 8 months and he heard mr.brown walking up and down the hall way. He told mr.brown to be quite and he will talk to him later. Then he stop for about 2 mins and then he ran up and down then hall way.
well what are you waiting for check it out next year I will be there :]
see ya for the people who are going my name is sammie by the way see ya this halloween.

Efaw says:

May 9, 2008, 2:24 pm

I can testify to this gandma lives a few seconds from the place..our whole family is really big on the superantural..we checked it out one night and saw a light come on and a silohette of someone in the i dunno if it was the “ghost” or a caretaker or what but it went on for a few seconds then kicked off.

Kay says:

May 23, 2008, 8:53 pm

Back in 1962 at about 11:00 at night, i was with my girlfriend and we climbed over the iron fence around the cottage to look inside the window. My girlfriend looked and saw no lights illuminating from inside and ran toward me saying she just saw a person walking around. So we ran….

Howie says:

July 5, 2008, 9:24 am

My grandfather was a caretaker of this place for many years in the 60′s and early 70′s before his death, and my brothers and sisters have been all over this inside of this house and the grounds. Never saw a thing. It IS an amazing house, though.

Drew says:

September 8, 2008, 7:25 pm

I also grew up in Galion and the Brownella Cottage has long been considered a great place to experience a ghostly presence. The house itself seems out-of-place with its surroundings, as if frozen in an older time. That alone gives the property a creepy, ghostly feel, as the house truly is a remnant of something long gone. Add to that- Lights going on and off in the night, rolling movement throughout the darkened house, voices in the yard and even a shadowy figure in the glass walkway- Many stories about the place have haunted almost every child in Galion for the last 40 years or so I imagine, due to the fact that the town’s Middle School was directly across the street from the Cottage property. (The school was sadly torn down this summer) Every kid in town had to walk right past the spooky old place just to get into the front doors of the school. Many of us will never forget the mysterious things we have heard about or heard and seen for ourselves at the Brownella Cottage. Perhaps now that the school has been reconstructed across town, the Brownella Cottage stories may start to fade away… poor old house has no more kiddies to frighten…

Amanda says:

March 11, 2009, 5:12 pm

I recently heard that Galion used to have underground tunnels and one of them runs to Brownella Cottage. Does anyone know if this is true? If so could it be someone using the tunnels to enter the cottage and “spook” people??

Jessica says:

April 21, 2009, 11:17 am

I live in Galion and have for almost my whole life. I have a family member who used to be and will be one of the head people in charge of affairs that go on here at Brownella. I have been in there countless times and have seen every inch and heard every spooky story there is to know. I can say truthfully that NO ONE has been murdered inside of this house. Bishop Brown died in his room (his bed now resides in another room) and Ella Brown WAS NOT MURDERED (this was his wife.) Have any questions?

Alexis says:

May 20, 2009, 5:42 pm

I lived on Cherry Street.And me and my old best friend Brooke would go past this house almost everyday. i was 11 . yeah i was scared because it is creepy and old and yes id luvvv to live there but first id get some experts in o 12 and go to GMS.

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