Are there ghosts in Hamilton’s Benninghofen House? Here’s your chance to find out

Lynne Bell, an investigator for the Tri-State Ohio Paranormal Society, communicates with Wilhelmina Benninghofen with a pair of divining rods.
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Lynne Bell, an investigator for the Tri-State Ohio Paranormal Society, communicates with Wilhelmina Benninghofen with a pair of divining rods.

Butler County Historical Society members are invited to a ghost hunt and opportunity to meet some of the spirits thought to inhabit the Benninghofen House during a special member-only event on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

The event will be held throughout the society’s complex at 327 N. Second St. and include a free wine and cheese reception for BCHS members. Non-members who wish to attend the event can join the society during the evening.

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Kathy Creighton, BCHS Executive Director, will explain who the ghosts are believed to be and demonstrate how to use the divining rods the society will have available for the session. Veteran paranormal investigators can use their own electronic devices, EMF meters, digital thermometers, and thermographic cameras during the evening.

Just how many spirits, if any, will be found is unknown. More than a dozen were found during a Tri-State Ohio Paranormal Society investigation of the Benninghofen House in 2013.

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The Butler County Historical Society is a private non-profit formed in 1934 to preserve and promote the history of Butler County through the collection and conservation of artifacts and the sharing of knowledge through education and community engagement.

It owns and operates the Benninghofen House Museum, a high-Italian style home built in 1863 that is filled with the furnishings of a wealthy family during the Victorian Era. It is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Group tours of the Benninghofen House Museum can be arranged by calling 513-896-9930.