Eerie eateries are one of those rare locations that give reason for your inner spook to come out. Luckily for paranormal enthusiasts who happen to live in Midwestern Ohio in Clinton County, the Snow Hill Country Club in New Vienna, Ohio is not only packed with an array of eerie occurrences, it has a host of supernatural influences that are sure to make your dining experience one of the most unique and interesting conversation starters you have ever indulged yourself in. The 194-year old Federal brick country building is home to several highly spirited ghosts that have been captured on EVP equipment time and time again. The haunting voices, when played back, offer communications from frightening voices that resemble human speech calling out from the other side.
Constructed in 1820, the Snow Hill Country Club has a deep history. The club house was originally built as a home for the Harris family who resided in the dwelling up until the early 1900s, after which the building and property were turned into a country club and golf course. During their stay in the Colonial homestead the Harris family served patrons from a home based tavern that gave the family enough income to live quite comfortably. Once the Snow Hill Country Club officially opened their doors to golfers in 1924 it quickly became home to world class golf pros who regularly attend PGA events at the prestigious 18-hole facility and remains a favorite of professional golfers still today. Autumn at the country club offers a chilling view of the historical country club building with a two-hour ghost tour and buffet dinner that comes complete with restless spirits. However, the buffet is filled with seasonal menu items that are sure to take your mind off of the unexplained events and the voices of the dead that permeate the room without much effort.
The Dinner and a Ghost event are hosted by historian, Kathleen Madison, who along with paranormal investigators, Kat Powell and Shelly Suittor, entertain guests with dark tales of shocking occurrences that have taken place at the century’s old inn since it first opened to the public in the 1800s. Everything from flickering lights, odd odors, strange sounds, disembodied voices, orbs, and moving objects become magnified as you begin to feel the haunted vibe of the chilling events unfolding in front of your eyes. Following dinner you will experience first hand ghost hunting by searching some of the darkest corners of the country club. The basement is a favorite hot spot for paranormal investigators. The spine tingling environment seems to bring out the spirits in a manner that is shockingly flooded with supernatural influences. The spirit’s appear in many forms and openly attempt to answer questions for the curious ghost hunters that ask them. The bar and dining areas are hot spots for seeing orbs and hearing the voices of the dead calling out to you.
The added benefit of ghost hunting equipment helps to determine where the spirits are located and gives paranormal enthusiasts the opportunity to connect with the other side. The voices of the dead are easily heard through EVP’s as the recorded evidence is hard to ignore. The tour leads guests throughout the country club and into the deepest parts of the building. Dowsing rods are often implemented on the ghost hunts so that hidden objects and other unexplained phenomena can present itself. Video from previous investigations is played for guests and serve as a reminder that there are deceased humans walking among the living and that they should be given the respect that they deserve. Speaking to them as if they are living give’s investigators the best results and show’s proof of unexplained phenomena in a way that literally blows any skeptic’s previous thoughts on the paranormal. Guests are welcome to bring video and audio recorders to the event as they are the one’s who usually capture the quality shots, and they are normally amazed by what they are witnessing firsthand.
Staying overnight in one of the inn’s five elegantly dressed rooms is another treat for ghost hunters and historians as the activity continues on. The spooky environment is heightened during October when dark shadows and other unimaginable occurrences take place and the country club comes alive with dark shadows and other phenomena that lurks about the property. The quaint bed & breakfast style of the inn allows for guests to talk about the paranormal evidence over eggs and orange juice before heading out to a round of golf and whatever ghostly encounters awaits them around the corner.
Dinner and a Ghost: A Spirited Occasion
The popularity of the Spirited Occasion that features Dinner and a Ghost has grown to staggering numbers over the past decade, so much so that reservations are now necessary to secure a spot at the eerie event. The staff at the historical hotel suggests that you keep your eyes and ears open while enjoying your dinner because you just never know what you are going to witness. It is a phenomenal experience that will make a believer out of any skeptic. For reservations at Snow Hill County Club’s most eerie event, call: Katie at 937-987-2491 for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests must be 18 to attend the haunted tour.
Location: 11093 St. 73 West, New Vienna, Ohio 45159