Albert Munson

Albert Munson

Albert Munson was a man of many talents. He started off as a probate judge of Medina, and later owned a hardware store with his two children. People appreciated his contributions to Medina, but they did not know everything that went on behind closed doors. Munson knew how to contact the dead and would have seances many times within his home, seances are just like mediums today. In a seance a meeting of people come together for one purpose, to contact the dead Durning these seances his daughter Cora recorded his information in a journal. What would you have thought if you found his journal? Would you think he was insane, or would you believe his stories? He called the ghosts his Spirit Children and would often talk to them. Some photographs taken of Munson reveal the spirits. If you look just close enough, you might be able to spot a ghost. You never know what you can find when you dig deep into the story of a man who contacts the dead. So close your eyes and walk further and further into the hardware store where Munson dedicated his life to. Now and days this once handy man store is filled to the brim with treats for a puppy loving paradise. However, behind these doggy decadents lies an evil secret within the walls. Munson and his Spirit Children are known to still linger in the hallows of Medina County. His wish is for you to know he is there. He'll flicker the lights, drop the paintings off the wall, and make little children's hats dance among the air. What will he do next? Are his intentions kind and only for wit? Or to cause harm to the innocent? Well, you'll have to trust, close your eyes and be ready for a journey you'll never forget. Albert Munson and his entire family were very active when it came to political, social and commercial aspects of the town. Socially he sprung the idea of ghosts in the very presence of Medina,Ohio, he also worked as a probate judge and served very politically to the growth of Medina. Economically Munson was off fine, he contained piles of money from being a probate judge, his house being viewed by many for his seances, and his other job as a hardware man with his son. After Albert died the family fled, however his story, thoughts, ideas, and soul still wander around Medina Ohio, looking for a scare in this world.

Images

Albert Munson's Spirit Children

Albert Munson's Spirit Children

Albert Munson believed that he was able to talk to the dead. He believed that he had spoken to the ghosts of people like McKinley and Lincoln. He also believed that he had Spirit Children. The Spirit Children were all family members that had died and Munson had contacted. Munson was a Spiritualist and most Spiritualists in the late 1800s also believed that they were able to contact the dead. Whether you believe the stories of the Spirit Children is up to you. Are the faces of the children painted onz Or were they really present at the time of the photographz Image Courtesy of Medina Historical Society View File Details Page

Albert Munson's Life

Albert Munson's Life

Albert Munson was well respected by the residents of Medina. He started his journey as a probate judge within Medina's well known courthouse. He later opened his own hardware store, which he owned with his two children. His family was very supportive of his Spiritualist beliefs and took part in the seances. His daughter; Cora released the contents of his journal for all to read, and helped everyone learn the interesting life of her father. If she had never released his journal entries, people like me could never learn about Munson's eerie life behind closed doors. Image Courtesy of Victoria Patek View File Details Page

Albert Munson's House

Albert Munson's House

Albert Munson and his family all lived in this home until the day they died. Some even say their ghosts still lingered in the home when it was moved to a new destination. Munson contacted the dead through mediums, and would often have seances inside his own home. He believed that he could contact his family members that had passed on, and that belief was shown in his journals found in this home. The house is supposedly haunted today, and the Munson ghosts live on. On the front porch he stands, and in the windows above you might catch a glimpse of spirits of the past. Image Courtesy of Medina Historical Society View File Details Page

True Story

True Story

Here lies another secret within the hallows of Medina. When a student at Medina presented me this photo I was shocked by the red image hovering above the ground. Here is a proof that ghosts still linger even in the closest of areas. There is no story behind it , but the photo speaks for itself. This red image did not appear from the aftermath of the boy moving, yet was there the whole time. Sending shivers down spine of these young boys, their belief in ghosts lives strong...and so should yours. It stays captive in the soul of Albert Munson around the square. So if you dare step out into the world of Medina, Ohio...be strong, don't be scared, but most of all...beware. Image Courtesy of Brendan McClellan View File Details Page

Haunted Lamps

Haunted Lamps

WIthin the new founded doggy store of the the old Munson Hardware Store his ghost still lingers the halls. In my interviews with many of the house, most talked of this very desk. For when every person walks past or stands behind this glass case of lights, the entire self begins to flicker. If you want his ghost to show his presence, he will. When I entered the home they called out his name and the lights within the case began to flicker. My mind was blown and my heart was beating. I had never believed in ghosts before, now my mind was forever changed. Courtesy of Kaitlyn Egan View File Details Page

Spooky Hallway

Spooky Hallway

Within the halls of the old Munson Hardware Store lies a ghost with a name very mentionable. He plays the games and tricks on passerby's and home stays. He is rather mischievous, he wants to cause no harm, but rather have a little fun, which he never was able to consume before. Munson is a trickster, when it comes to making the paintings drop off the wall, making little children's hats dance among the air, sending chills and hot spots down your spine, he is only there to play, and to make his stay, as well as make yours worth the while. Image Courtesy of Kaitlyn Egan View File Details Page

Video

The Art that Flies

Here the owner of one of the shops now placed in the old Munson Hardware store, talks of the ghost experiences she's felt within the store. From bouncing artwork, to lights flickering. She is spooked almost everyday by this mischievous soul, which she believes is Munson himself trying to have a little fun with the employees.
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Mischievous Soul

Here she begins to expand on the idea of Munson's mischief and games that he plays amongst these walls. He wants to cause no harm she states, rather just allow a little bit of playfulness in this boring world, he once lived in. She also mentions the dancing hat, which refers back to Munson's spirit children.
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Hats

This is another store owner within the walls of the old Munson store that on occasion haunts her and her co-workers as well. Hats have fell and doors have been shut. It seems as if almost every shop keeper in the Munson store has felt a bit of his silent mischief.
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Payton Lower & Katie Egan and Payton Lower & Katie Egan, “Albert Munson,” Discover Medina, accessed April 27, 2017, http://discovermedina.org/items/show/51.
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