Behringer-Crawford’s February 9 NKY Story Hour Will Examine Ghost Stories and Urban Legends

The Southgate Mansion (Carneal House) in 1938 (Photo courtesy

Slamming doors. The lights turn on and off. An unexplained cold breeze. Could paranormal phenomena be involved in these historic Covington properties? Some residents think so.

Some of Covington’s most significant historic homes are said to be haunted by their former inhabitants; many of whom are notable family members from NKY’s past, turned poltergeists, lurking in the shadows.

Author and local historian Karl Lietzenmayer will examine the documented lives of several prominent Covington residents who haunt their former homes in NKY’s next virtual hour of history. The presentation will take place via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9.

To register and participate in the free event, go to Zoom meeting registration page.

Karl Lietzenmayer

Information on how to connect to the session will be sent after registration. The event will also be broadcast live on Behringer-Crawford Museum Facebook Page.

Lietzenmayer, a longtime member of the Kenton County Historical Society, edited and produced Northern Kentucky Heritage magazine for more than 25 years and promoted and documented northern Kentucky history in many other ways – as a scholar, advisor , tourist guide and writer. He also encouraged the preservation of original documents and photographs and helped start an internship program for budding historians.

NKY Story Hours are held every other Wednesday night. Sessions are currently free to the public, but may become a BCM member-only benefit in the future.

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