The Seneca was Columbus's first high rise hotel. Standing 10 stories
high the Seneca was built in 1917 and featured 91 rooms, a second floor ballroom, suites and three party rooms. It was
home to the University Club Of Columbus and later became a dormitory for the Nationwide Beauty Academy.
The stories of ghosts have not stopped the the vagrants from hanging
out in the Seneca since it became vacated. Luckily we didn't run into any vagrants but there were plenty of signs that
they had been there recently.
We did not see or hear the ghost of the little girl or any ghosts but
we did experience some things that night we could not explain.
We often bring props when doing a ghost investigation, like toys
if it is thought there is a ghost of a child in the house or old music if there is a ballroom. The Seneca was in it's
heyday during the big band era so we had brought big band music to play in the ballroom to see if we could stir up the
ghosts. As the first song came to an end Angie was setting up her video camera on a tripod. I noticed what looked like
a round light moving slowly across the wall. At first I thought it was from her video camera but then I realized
her camera was not on. I said aloud several times "where is that light coming from?" Knowing that Brian and Darla
were in the next room, Angie said without looking up that it must be them taking photos. I told her "no, it is not that
kind of light." Finally she looked up and saw the light just as it moved to the door behind her. It was a perfect
circle. We can't really call it an orb. It was flat and it was different from the orbs that I once seen with my own eyes. It
was definitely not a flashlight, there was no beam. After a thorough check we discovered there was simply no source for
the light. It was just there and it was slowly moving. The only electric in the place was one string of lights in the
basement, The only window in the room was boarded up. The only flashlight in the room was sitting on a ledge across the room
and it's beam was shining on the wall about 20 feet down from where this light was.
We watched the light move slowly back to the right a couple of feet
and then it just disappeared. Within a few seconds we heard Darla call out that she had just seen an orb with her naked
eye. From what she described she saw the same light we had seen.
In the basement near the floor, Brian saw a ball of light shoot
from right to left. There was not any windows in the basement and again we could not find any source for the ball of light.
Chris, the newest member of G.H.O.S.T. was in the basement later that
night taking photos when he witnessed an old duct pipe start to shake. He called out to Mark who was in the next room to bring
the video camera but by the time Mark arrived the shaking had stopped.