Ghostly Kelleys Island

Jordan Killam and Leslie Korenko sat down with some Chicago-based ghost hunters here on Kelleys Island. We talked about the Island, its history and if there were any reports of supernatural occurrences. Prior to their arrival, the Chamber posed the question on Facebook – with surprising results. Islanders were very generous in sharing their own, or their relatives, experiences with ghosts and things that go bump in the night. Jordan spoke of her own family’s unique gift and Leslie talked about the Island’s history. The guys spent the rest of the day exploring the Island and talking with some people who had first-hand experiences with some really odd occurrences.

You can listen to the four podcasts on their website or on YouTube. We thank Jason Denordo and his group for taking the time to explore the more unusual aspects of Kelleys Island (their website is They also did an excursion to Put-in-Bay, which you can also find on YouTube.

Haunted Kelleys Island – Episode 76

This is the original interview with Leslie and Jordan before the guys went out exploring. There are some fun discussions about the Island’s history, as well as some lesser known stories about the island’s past.

Kelleys Island Wine Co – Episode 77

Southaven – Episode 78

Island House Restaurant
Episode 79 

Here are some of the things that Leslie and Jordan talked about:
Kelley’s Mansion, the Glacial Grooves, Inscription Rock, the Island House/Trieschman ghost, the Southaven Winery, the stone house at the KI Wine co., Estes School, the cemetery, the Stone Crusher on the North Side, and that creepy doll in the museum.