Most of you are aware of ghost stories in your own neighborhoods or cities. Tragic circumstances where people lost their life just to be immortalized in local haunting tales passed on by relatives or friends. In some cases, the stories have been retold so much that the story itself goes in different directions wihout a stitch of evidence - newspaper, country records, etc - that proves something actually happened at the site.
One of the local ghost stories is about a girl named Amy who supposedly haunts Lick Road - a wooded dead end road on the outskirts of Cincinnati. I have heard many tales about this ghost, but have never actually had someone produce an EVP, a picture or even a first hand account of an encounter with "Amy". With the location being so secluded and off the beat and path, it meets all of the criteria of the classic campfire ghost story.
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So last night I drove over to Lick Road with a friend of mine to do a quick preliminary investigation of "The Ghost of Lick Road". We arrived around 10pm, there was one car parked at the dead end which soon vacated after several teenagers emerged quickly from the woods. Hmmm....romantic hotspot no doubt! Another car quickly came up behind us and left shortly afterward as well. I have been told that this is a common stop point for the police and they like to move people along fairly quickly, but it was a Sunday night so that might have played a part in that. Anyway....we flashed the headlights three times.....nothing happened. We took four photos from the car before we decided to get out and walk down the wooded path. As we got out of the car, another car (this is a popular place!) rolled up and remained parked. We walked down the path about 100 feet or so and I took pictures - left and right- as we walked. I have been told that the path winds around a bit and there is some kind of bridge on the path as well.
We returned to our car within 15 minutes and I continued to take pictures of the surronding area. We have a full moon in about three days so that the moonlight that was available supplemented the flashlight I brought with me. I took approximately 35 pictures with my digital camera. While I had one or two shots that contained orbs (orbs should not be used as conclusive evidence of paranormal activity), the photos didn't reveal anything out of the ordinary for outdoor night time photography.
I had an interesting little orb appear that has some facial features to it and I have included that pic below for your amusement. You can come to your own conclusion on this one.
I look forward to another trip to this location at some point in the future to see if there really is anything to this ghostly story. My initial thought is it might be all story because I don't have any credible facts about someone dying at this location. I can just imagine someone's parents concocting this "campfire" story just to scare their high school age daughter into never going to this dead end hotspot with her boyfriend. It might have just worked too.