Ohio University will demolish historic building at Ridges that folklore suggests is haunted
11:03 AM, Feb 8, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University officials say they're going ahead with the demolition of an historic campus building that student folklore suggests is haunted.
Preservationists had been trying to persuade the university to spare the 88-year-old Ridges Building 26, or old Beacon School. It was built as a tuberculosis ward to a historically significant state mental hospital that operated on the property for more than a century beginning in 1868.