Corruption and Chills in Prohibition Era
Most of these stories are rooted in the building’s history as a Prohibition-era speakeasy. The lower levels were used to store alcohol for the many patrons who sought it out, but who knows what else could have happened behind these closed doors.
The Prohibition Era, by nature, was rife with corruption and criminal activity. As the hotspot for many of these activities, 1313 Vine Street has a thousand stories to tell contained within its walls.
You can feel it most chillingly in the lower depths, but the whole building emanates an energy of stories untold. Some say ghosts of Cincinnati’s criminal underbelly still carry out their shady dealings in 1313’s sub-basements.
Visitors to the building have reported alarming incidents, such as cell phones ringing when they had no service or battery and attacks by poltergeists.
An Odd Contrast
The entire experience is emphasized by how empty such a vibrant place has come to be. Once a speakeasy, then a dance hall, eventually a 90s nightclub, 1313 Vine Street has seen it all, and so has its lower levels.
Now, these same lower levels stand empty, at least as far as the eye can see, but the echoing of events now past still rings clear. You may find yourself tempted to check over your shoulder one too many times.
Haunted Cincinnati, OH
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