Author Event - Haunted Franklin Castle Book by William G. Krejci and John W. Myers
For more than half a century, the Franklin Castle's dark façade has lured curiosity seekers from around the world. Behind its iron gates, this Victorian-era structure harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder. Disembodied voices echo from empty rooms, doors open and close of their own accord and cold spots drift about the manse. Witnesses swear to sightings of a woman in black and a young girl in white, believed to be the ghostly apparitions of the wife and daughter of the original owner, Hannes Tiedemann. Using previously unpublished photographs, interviews, family accounts, floor plans and nearly forty years of research, authors William G. Krejci and John W. Myers reveal the true and definitive history of Cleveland's notorious Franklin Castle. William G. Krejci is a seasonal park ranger at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Put-in-Bay. During the off season, he resides in Cleveland as the resident historian at the Franklin Castle. Previous works of nonfiction include Buried Beneath Cleveland: Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County, and Haunted Put-in-Bay. John W. Myers, a retired Lutheran pastor with thirty years in parish ministry, is an avid researcher and genealogist. The eighteen years he was privileged to serve as pastor of Olive Branch Lutheran Church near Okawville, Illinois, contain his fondest memories. While there, he authored their sixty-four-page congregational history. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.