I noticed there aren’t any stories really about Riders Inn in Painesville. I’ve lived in Lake County my entire life and being born in Painesville, I grew up hearing stories about Riders Inn. Now, keep in mind, my story was told to me second hand from my mother and father, (so I might be a little off) who had their honey moon there, and I was warned, never to stay over night at Riders Inn, because of what happened to my parents.I still have never set foot on the grounds but I always remember what my mom told me as I drive past, maybe you will too. Anyway, here is what my mother told me as a kid.

Mom and Dad had checked in and gotten settled in for the night. Shes a ghost hunter like me, any where she goes, she checks for unusual things, just in case. I guess thats where I get it from. Anyway, she says, they fell asleep around 11pm and a few hours later, her and my dad were woken up by a loud crash. When they looked around my dad spotted a lamp, that had been on the night stand next to my mom, all the way across the room. Mom said she freaked out, but dad just cleaned it up, and went back to bed and fell back to sleep. My mom was on edge all night, she had heard the stories too, the ghost girl wandering the halls, scaring the patrons of the Inn. Eventually, mom said she fell asleep too, about an hour or so later, (mom said right before dawn) she woke up again, and there was a girl standing at the foot of their bed, just staring at them. She got so freaked out she shook my dad awake, but when he looked she was gone. After that they changed rooms and complained to the manager. The rest of their stay was undisturbed.

Like I said, I was a little kid when she told this to me, but it still gives me the creeps every time I drive past the Inn. My story might be a little off, but what can you do about a child’s memory right? Just something to think about the next time your at the Inn.

Oh, and by the way, I’m 20 now, and getting married this May, maybe we’ll stay at the Inn too, just to see what happens. 🙂

-C.

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