At one time it must have been a spectacular home, one of the most beautiful in the state. But age, vagrants and vandals had taken a toll. Located in a remote rural area, the mansion had been abandoned more than a hundred years ago. Shoulder-high scrub brush had grown up around the mansion. Windows had been broken. Vagrants had kept warm in the winter by building a fire in an old wash tub inside. Intrigued by the mansion's original beauty and its history, John Wallace, just six and a half years out of The Ohio State University, saw its potential, bought it, and decided to restore it to its former magnificence, despite its reputation of being haunted. John faced crisis after crisis. But the mansion's ghosts played a prominent role in helping John complete the project.