A cool ghost story from 1886

I've been a sucker for ghost stories my entire life, but my favorite type of ghost stories are those in which the apparition of somebody who just died appears before a witness who didn't even know the other person was dead. It kinda adds a certain touch of credibility to the story, and lends credence to the possibility of life after death. Now that I think about it, maybe that's why so many of us are fascinated by ghosts; maybe the fascination stems from the fact that we're subconsciously looking for answers to questions about our own mortality.

The following incident took place in Cleveland in 1886.