Ohio Ghost Hunters - EVP Investigations
"Gore Orphanage"
A.K.A. Swift Hollow Mansion
Lorain County Metroparks
52380 County Highway 102
 Amherst, OH
 
The legendary and supposedly haunted ruin in the city of Amherst, Ohio while frequently referred to as "Gore Orphanage", this name actually derives from the nearby road "Gore Orphanage Road", which was originally named "Gore Road"Swift Mansion was originally a mansion built in 1840 by Jonathan Swift. Years later, it became the Light of Hope Orphanage, where many children learned farm and agricultural skills. The owner, "Old Man Swift", was widely known for his terrible demeanor and cruel treatment of the children. He was rumored to have killed many of them before putting their remains into the fireplace. One night, long after the orphanage had fallen into disuse, the mansion was set on fire and the children's screams could be heard for miles around.(As I heard it the children were tied in their beds) The fire was rumored to have been started by "Old Man Swift". It is said that if you go to the building's foundation today, you can still hear the sound of children screaming or pleading for help, the great door of Swift's mansion opening and closing, and the footsteps of "Old Man Swift Another rumor about Gore Orphanage was that a young boy went out to use an outhouse, and accidentally dropped his lantern. This caught the house on fire, killing one hundred children and”Old Man Swift”
 
 
 
An Ohio Urban Legend
“Gore Orphanage”
Brought to life by the television show
“Supernatural”
season 5 episode 9 “The Real Ghostbusters” Although it differs in most respects from the original legend  it does feature the nearby town of  Wellington Ohio as the site of the first “Supernatural Convention “ and a story about Mrs. Gore, the orphanage and the children.
 
 
 
hundred children and”Old Man Swift”. 
Gore Orphanage - Swift Hollow Mansion
Lorain County Metroparks
52380 County Highway 102
 Amherst, OH