Woodland Cemetery

by Raymond Freeland

Although I live in a town that is supposed to be "normal," there are quiet a few things that go on here. This area of Dayton, Ohio is considered a very "religious area." We have just about all of the different religions. There is also a very large pagan community: Wiccans, Druids, Native Americans, and those that follow the vampires' occult. And of course there is the Satanist.

There is a very large amount of paranormal activity around Dayton, from ghost haunts to UFO activity.

In our famous Woodland Cemetery. There are a lot of famous and not so famous people buried here. Among them are the Wright brothers, Erma Bombeck, and the not-so-famous Charles Stimmel. Stimmel was the poor guy who not only had to help build Ohio's Electric chair but was one of its first costumers.

One of the most famous residents of Woodland Cemetary is Johnny Morehouse, born in 1811 and died in 1860. Both he and his dog drowned. His grave marker is a shrine. People from all around come to leave anything from money to toys at the marker. Those who leave something and hold their hand to Johnny's dog's nose can feel him breath. This I know from personal experience as well as from the reports of some of my friends.