Loveland Castle

Loveland, OH

Château Laroche, also known as the Loveland Castle, is a museum on the banks of the Little Miami River north of Loveland, Ohio.   A folly of a historical European castle, construction began in the 1920s by Boy Scout troop leader, World War I veteran, and medievalist Harry D. Andrews.He built the castle on promotional plots of land that were obtained by paying for one-year subscriptions to The Cincinnati Enquirer.  Andrews named his castle after a military hospital in the Chateau La Roche in southwest France where he was stationed during the First World War.I

For over fifty years, Andrews worked on his castle project. He pulled stones from the nearby Little Miami River, and when that supply was exhausted, molded bricks with cement and quart milk cartons.

When Andrews died in 1981, he willed the castle to his Boy Scout troop the Knights of the Golden Trail (KOGT). The walls of the upstairs chapel feature many stones brought back by Andrews in his world travels and others sent to him from foreign locations by his friends and followers.

Tales of the castle being haunted – often coming from Chateau Laroche’s own volunteer knights – have been reported over the years.

May 23, 2015
Investigators: Beth Rosen, Travis Spitzer, Heather Olsen, Steve Waide & Damion Tellier.

Location Photos: Click to enlarge

Findings: Nothing to report

Grave Concerns Paranormal does not view findings presented on this page as evidence of ghosts or the paranormal. These are merely experiences that we can not explain at this time.