Please Help Us Preserve A Piece Of Toledo History
The driving force behind what we do at Haunted Toledo is the preservation of Toledo history and legend. We’ve been going non-stop since August visiting, investigating, and documenting some of the best legends the Toledo area has to offer and now we really need your help.
Ever since we announced our October trip to the Commodore Perry building in downtown Toledo, people have been suggesting we go to the old Riverside Hospital next. Little did they know that Haunted Toledo’s Sarah Chelten had been in negotiations with them since September.
In the past, the TPS Board, which oversees Riverside Hospital, has routinely rejected all requests from ghosthunting groups, both hobbyist and otherwise, to investigate the complex for reasons of safety. This is completely understandable and, we believe, the responsible course of action to take. But, in this instance, and with the demolition of the building not only inevitable but imminent, we made the decision to approach the Board with a request of our own.
This building holds historical importance to the Toledo community as well as a wealth of legends and lore. We feel this history, these stories, should be preserved for future generations, along with a visual record of the building. After several weeks of negotiating, Haunted Toledo was finally able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the TPS Board that our request to investigate Riverside Hospital had academic, historical, and cultural merit. The Board APPROVED our request but before a date for our investigation could be finalized, their legal department intervened to put a hold on the entire process. It is their legal decision, despite our willingness to sign and uphold the required waivers of liability, that the building may be too unsafe for us to enter. Our request to investigate and document Riverside Hospital has been in a legal limbo ever since.
So, we are turning to you, our 8500+ fans and followers, to help encourage the TPS Board to uphold their initial approval for Haunted Toledo to enter Riverside Hospital for the purposes of documenting and investigating this building which holds so much local history and folklore. We need as many signatures as we can get and it will only take 10 seconds of your time, if that. We need your help! Every signature we collect puts us one step closer to preserving the stories of Riverside Hospital for future generations before it is reduced to a pile of rubble!
We fully understand this is a longshot but, with negotiations at a standstill, we are running out of options. The building may belong to TPS, but it’s history belongs to all of us.
Please LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, and TAG someone you think may be willing to spend ten seconds of their time to sign our petition!
Thank you very much for your support!