Category Archives: History

Looking for Spooky? Try Lakeview Cemetery.

Death Victorious

Francis Haserot was a wealthy entrepreneur with an eye for the macabre His family’s plot in Section 9, Lot 14 near the Hanna Mausoleum in Lakeview Cemetery. The Angel of Death Victorious shows the angel of death upon her throne, with an extinguished torch, head down, extinguished, before her. Weathering makes the angel appear to weep. If you are looking for a truly disturbing image this Halloween, try a visit the the Haserot family plot this season. Lakeview cemetery is located at 12316 Euclid, Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Cleveland’s Portal to Kcymaerxthaere.


Just off Perkins avenue, you will find a number of warehouses and other structures built upon the husks of the deeply spiritual, inter-dimensional and non-linear Warres. Denizens of the apocryphal Kcymaerxthaere, these coral like creatures are of much interest to the locals in the neighborhood as they have influenced the shape of things in our world. You can learn more of this liminal world, documented by roaming cartographer Eames Demetrios, at

A visit to this thinning of the walls between worlds is just the thing for Halloween season. Look near 4701 Perkins Ave. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103.

Cleveland’s Witchcraft Museum?

(c) Stephen Francia

Looking for something a little off the beaten path. Maybe something to set the mood for Halloween? Cleveland has its very own museum of witchcraft, the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magik. The museum is the collection of author Raymond Buckland and has been opened in New York and New Orleans before finding its home here in Cleveland.

They say:

 The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick is located in Cleveland’s historic Tremont neighborhood. 2676 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113.  Summer hours are Tuesday: 5pm – 7 pm, Thursday:5pm – 7 pm, Friday: 5pm – 8pm, Saturday: 12pm – 8 pm. If you can’t make it during those hours please email for an appointment. Admission is $5.

July 20, 1969 – ABC Covers Moon Landing with SciFi Authors.


As part of the coverage by the American Broadcasting Network (ABC) of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, a panel of science fiction writers led by Rod Serling and including Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, and John R. Pierce discuss the accuracy of their own lunar landing predictions. Asimov muses on science fiction topics “beyond the moon.” From the ABC News compilation: Apollo 11: As it Happened.




Unsolved Murders at Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

JamesRenner500bThe next installment of The Cleveland History Center’s Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties brings “More Unsolved Murders!” to the Music Box Supper Club Wednesday April 18, from 5 pm to 9 pm. A prix fixe, 3-course dinner option is just $20. Investigative journalist & author, James Renner reveals details of Northeast Ohio’s most intriguing unsolved crimes.

From their website:

Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Fugitive Fungi
    • Sheppard’s Pie
    • Chocolate Sundae


Story topic this week…

More Unsolved Murders! – Unsolved mysteries. Cleveland crimes. An investigative journalist & author, James Renner reveals details of Northeast Ohio’s most intriguing unsolved crimes. Renner’s storyteller session will venture into dark alleys and seedy strip clubs, as well as comfortable suburbs and cozy small towns, where some of the region’s most horrendous crimes have occurred. Renner’s unblinking eye for detail and unwavering search for the truth are sure to make this a thrilling session.

James Renner Bio

James Renner is a journalist and former reporter for Cleveland Scene. His true crime stories have been published in the Best American Crime Reporting and Best Creative Nonfiction anthologies. More recently, he has contributed to online sites such as Cracked, Boing Boing, and BookRiot.

He is the author of two novels, The Man from Primrose Lane and The Great Forgetting, as well as the new nonfiction thriller, True Crime Addict.

The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.