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The Ruppert House
635 Minor Avenue
Trenton, OH 45011
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Hamilton, Ohio, holds the distinction of being the site of America`s largest family mass murder, an event which has haunted the city--literally and figuratively--for more than twenty years. It happened on Easter Sunday, 1975, inside the modest row house at 635 Minor Avenue. The house, they say, is haunted. Present at Charity Ruppert`s house that day were her son Leonard, his wife Alma, and their eight children, ages four to seventeen. Uncle James was upstairs in his room: unemployed at forty-one, he still lived with his mother. Lights turning on and off by themselves, Blood dripping in the basement, footsteps on the stairs.



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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 1144     10/9/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Hi, Im a 30yr. old man from Hamilton. My uncle was once a police officer in hamilton. He was there after the shootings occured, he told of the gruesome site inside the house. He said the smell of death was so strong inside the house that a some of the officers vomited. While James Ruppert sat in the house calmly waiting for them to arrive to arrest him.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 2118     12/18/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
Merovingion


Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:04:42 PM  
I know exactly how scary this place is, trust me. I`ve been inside and felt strange. The only way I got in was because I grew up about a block and a half down and my parents were friend with the people who lived there at the time. (Don`t worry, this was in the 90s, so about 15 years afterwards)
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13388     5/26/2008 10:17:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
today i passed the Ruppert house in hamilton ohio the rupperts house is on 635 minor avenue hamilton ohio
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15699     7/19/2008 7:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i live 3 doors down from the ruppert house and we took a picture at night on eater sunday and plain as day was a face in the window
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62632 ReplyTo# 15699     11/14/2010 12:12:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
hey... if u can i grew up in lindenwald mysefl... would u mind sendin that pic to my email please? htwn18@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73747 ReplyTo# 15699     9/26/2011 1:57:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 

I am from Hamilton and if u could please send me a copy of that picture I would greatly appreciate it...my e-mail is faith4ever123@yahoo.com  Thank You

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17130     8/16/2008 3:11:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I work with James Ruppert's great nephew. He said his mom, James Ruppert's niece, and her family ended up being 2 hours late to the family gathering. Because of this, they avoided a horrible death. Apparently, James' brother jokingly said something to him, which was demeening, though a joke. James took it to heart, and after having some kind of argument with his mother, got his .357 Magnum, two .22 handguns, and a rifle and shot everyone. He called the police and calmly said, "There's been a shooting here..." and sat waiting
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17341     8/19/2008 7:27:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
anyone know the current owners and if they are experiencing any paranormal activity?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17342     8/19/2008 7:30:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
anyone know the current owners and if they are experiencing any paranormal activity? have them or anyone you know that may be experienceing paranormal activity send us an email at paranormal_nights@yahoo.com or ghost_cincy@yahoo.com We are paranormal Investigators and we deal with places like this all the time. We are willing to help so send us an email and we would be happy t assist however we can.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18114     9/4/2008 9:26:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
The ruppert house is currently for sale in Hamilton. They are asking $64,900. It is currently in a 'pending' status.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18667     9/13/2008 11:52:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
lpresson


Last Seen: 9/13/2008 9:58:00 AM  

635 minor avenue is considerd more of a monument, the murders that had taken there were very gruesome and sad i did a research paper on this gruesome

murderand it still haunts me to think of how these people lived there last day when researching and interviewed , ill remain nameless they told me think of how they lived

not how they died is it huanted yes! it is and the gruesome details are still haunting

to me today

 

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20229     10/7/2008 12:54:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I'm currently purchasing the Ruppert house. Through the times I have been inside thus far, nothing unusual has happened. Although, in the basement, you can still see blood stains in the floor boards. I will post anything unusual as it happens. I will also be keeping a journal of everything. Richie2199@yahoo.com Write me if you would like to know anything. I don't know much, but am willing to share. Thanks:)
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37998 ReplyTo# 20229     8/16/2009 6:52:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
I was just drove by 635 minor are u still living there? We talked to a guy that lives there now. Was it u? Well the guy we talked to said he had never even heard of the murders.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20943     10/15/2008 12:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I lived 2 blocks away from the Ruppert House at the time of the murders. St. Ann's Cathlic Church is the next block from Minor Avenue ... it was rumored that he not only bought silencers for his guns, but that the time of the shooting coincided with the 6pm nightly ringing of the bells at St. Ann's church. Would make sense, because if you are in close proximity to the bells ringing it is almost deafening. I also dated a guy in the 1980's who lived in the house with a roommates. He moved out after about a month ... said really strange things were happening.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21195     10/18/2008 6:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
THAT EVENT WAS ONE OF GRUESOME AND UNMENTIONABLE CRUELTY..............I HAD A BROTHER THAT WAS IN CLOSE PROXIMETY TO RUPPERT HIMSELF IN PRISON THAT WOULD BE TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT.........I DONT KNOW HOW ANYONE COULD LIVE THERE
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28541     3/10/2009 4:56:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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I know the people who live there now, They said that they have had NO supernatural experiences.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37864     8/14/2009 3:31:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
Tedk


Last Seen: 8/14/2009 2:41:05 PM  

This is unknown fact about the day of that Easter murder.  My name is Ted I was 9 at the time, and the rupert parents were my God parents.  They were are best friends at the time, and we spent every holiday with them.  The easter before they gave me a rabit.  the Christmas prior to that easter Sunday 1975, I met the uncle Jim Rupert at the family's house.

My family is a total of 9 mom dad and 7 kids, together with the rupert family mom dad and 8 kids + uncle jim., at their house on christmas. The parents were in the kitchen and all the kids were running through the house for a bout 20 minutes, They always had nicer toys than we did, so I secretly loved going there, though my older siblings thought they were a little nerdy.

me, Theresa, and david they were my age ran through the living room when I saw uncle jim sitting on the coutch by himself, no TV on just sitting there in all of this loud commotion going on. I stopped the kids, right in front of him, trying to be nice and asked them who he was. David responded (He never ever said an unkind word ever) "That's our uncle, dont pay attention to him, He is crazy!" I looked at Uncle Jim right in the eye with my look of "I wasnt going to say anything bad, I was just going to say Hi."  Jim stared me straight in the eye with the most hateful look I had ever seen.  It really scared me inside.  The kids grabbed me and we went outside to play.  We were there at least 5 hours and I never saw him again.

That Easter as for many years past my family was planning to get together with the Ruppert family for the Easter egg hunt on Easter.  This year though it was to be at their grandmas house a couple of blocks away.  BY a miracle perhaps, My brother had gotten sick the night before Easter, and my mom called Alma to cancel us coming to Hamilton for Easter.  Ever since then, My self and I'm sure the rest of my family always wondered, what if we would have gone that Easter Sunday.  Would jim have Murdered all of us? to make his total of 20 murders all trapped in that Tiny house. Would havig that many people there a possibility of someone able to over power him.? My older brothers were much more athletic and scrappier than the 2 older rupert sons were. Would Jim had decided to change his mind on killing anybody if we were there?

Anyway, This case was talked about for years, and I wanted for some reason to share this bit of the story that the public didn't know.  I try not to dwell on it, I never even dealt with the fact that I miss them until I was in my 20's. 34 yrs later I doo miss them and wonder how life would be different if they were still here.

God Bless all of you!! And I guess the lesson to learn from my story is. God is there for you, just turn to him! and the other lesson is the pain of loosing someone close to you never goes away, so dont beat your self up thinking it should. The best we can do is Cope with it, and try to move forward!

 


 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38772 ReplyTo# 37864     8/29/2009 10:04:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Can you get us in the house e-mail me weber26@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83221 ReplyTo# 37864     11/18/2013 9:00:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
TEDK: I am writing a book about James Ruppert and some other familicides in Hamilton and would like to speak to you. Please email richardojones@outlook.com. Thanks...
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38770     8/29/2009 10:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Hi,I live in hamilton i have tried several times to get in the house,The people who live there is not very friendly if anyone has anyway of getting in let me know we are PARANORMAL TRACKERS in hamilton ohio 45013 please call 513-432-3843 or e-mail us thanks
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38771     8/29/2009 10:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
My e-mail is weber26@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43515     10/31/2009 6:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
WE were the first to live in this house after this happened.we moved out in 1978.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43689     11/2/2009 5:31:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I don't know who this person named Eric is!But they were not the first family to live there after this happened.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46143     12/31/2009 7:55:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 

A few years back i saw a trailer for someone that was making a movie about the Ruppert murder, and now i cannot find it at all, any help would be awesome cpuska@cinci.rr.com is my email.

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46512     1/10/2010 5:12:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 

i live a few streets away from the house ; if i could i would love to visit it. !!

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46853     1/19/2010 1:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
very close friends live in the house currently. We often visit and hang out. All the times we have ever been there we have NEVER heard or seen anything out of the normal. In the basement the celing is stained...rumored to be blood stains, but just dark stains none the less. During the summer months when its warmer outside people often just to ask questions and ask if they can come in.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46919     1/20/2010 7:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I would not step foot in the ruppert house. that stuff is crazy..... has anybody seen or experienced any paranormal activity recently? i know my cousins friend recently just bought the ruppert house and they know of it being haunted.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 47228     1/24/2010 9:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
In 1977 my aunt and uncle and their 2 children lived in the Ruppert house.Because i was 7 and i remember me,my mom and stepdad went up there from kentucky,and we lived with them awhile.Yes it is haunted,i remember the night when we first got there,my cousins telling me the story.Its all true,childrens voices,footsteps on the stairs.my stepdad even said something followed him down the stairs one night,he thought it was my mom,when he asked if it was her,and what she was doing up,KNOW ONE WAS THERE.yea i was a kid and glad when we moved out.stephen king material,SIGNED UNKNOWN
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 47818     2/5/2010 3:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Our last name is Callihan we were the first family that lived at 635 Minor Ave.after this happened.We moved out in 1978.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48701     2/22/2010 2:02:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
So me my sister and best friend went past the house tonight and it was pretty creepy looking i must say. Even more so the upstairs middle window facing the road, the right side of the curtain was slightly pulled back and it was pitch black in the room. Even though nothing appeared it was very spooky and jus gave off a weird vibe.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48818     2/23/2010 3:35:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i know the guy that lives there now his name is Richie.I don't know him personally but my bff taylor lives at 628 minor and she told me about this house cuz she lives right across the street from Richie.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49962 ReplyTo# 48818     3/27/2010 7:12:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
I have been there my friend's Cinnamon and Richie live there I didn't really experience anything.  Only thing I seen was the red blood stains on the basement ceiling where the blood soaked through.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 56482     8/10/2010 3:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Just did a search on the house and found that it is up for sale. Currently owner registered under the name of Cinnamon L Baker, who purchased the house in November of 2008 and currently has the house for sale at $73,000. Here is the link. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/635-Minor-Ave-Hamilton-OH-45015/33218469_zpid/ The previous owner, Dennis Snyder, bought the house in October of 1999. All information is public knowledge via Butler county auditor's website.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59359     10/6/2010 6:02:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I AM THE FOUNDER OF THE OTHERSIDE PARANORMAL SOCIETY IN HAMILTON, OH. I HAVE INTERVIEWED THE WIFE OF THE MAN WHO BOUGHT THE HOUSE. I HAD TAKEN SEVERAL PHOTOS OF INSIDE THE HOUSE AND HAD FOUND SOME VERY INTERESTING THINGS IN THESE PHOTOS. I CAN ASSURE YOU AFTER HER TAKING A COUPLE OF MY MEMBERS ON A TOUR OF THE HOUSE THAT THERE IS IN FACT SOMETHING GOING ON IN THE HOUSE. IF YOU WISH TO DISCUSS ANY DETAILS OF THESE FINDINGS, PLEASE ASK ME VIA E-MAIL ON FACEBOOK. BEEN WORKING ON THIS CASE FOR SOME TIME NOW... LOOK ME UP BY E-MAIL ON FACEBOOK UNDER TAZMANIA122880@YAHOO.COM
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62054     11/3/2010 11:43:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
puremom08


Last Seen: 11/3/2010 11:37:13 AM  
Interested in seeing if my team and i can get into there to investigate for paranormal activity.we are doing Ryan's Tavern in Hamilton now.W ould love to get into this house.....ty
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65351 ReplyTo# 62054     1/11/2011 6:21:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
I am Richie's mother.  They do not want anyone just showing up at their door during dinner and such like so many do.  They are very friendly people but they have jobs, kids and dogs and cannot just stop life to allow rude people in their house that just show up.  In the beginning they did try to accommodate and let curious people in but it became too much very quickly. 

They do not want anyone doing a read on the house because remember, they LIVE there and so do their children.

I am sure if you sent them a letter and asked nicely to schedule an appointment and offered them money to pay the housekeeper or 20.00 a person or something like that for you to come in, they would consider it.  It is too much to accommodate otherwise.
 

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nighthawk43004


Last Seen: 1/14/2011 1:25:50 PM  
Hi! I am from Hamilton and I remember this case all too well! In fact I attended Fairfield High School and the Prosecutor that prosecuted the case came to speak to us in my Government class one day. He pretty much stated that he felt the arguement of an insanity plea was bogus.I guess when you think of the total massacre itself and how it was done it would be sort of obvious that it was well thought out. It's an eerie feeling to pass by the house knowing the nature of such a horrible crime. I remember the neighborhood from my younger years as always being such a quiet and peaceful family oriented part of town. Lindenwald was a very good part of town to live at one time.Whenever this happened I think it shocked the whole city! I don't know about paranormal activity but I do know that whenever I pass by the house I get sick feeling in my stomach and I have to quickly redirect my thoughts to something else because the thought of this is truely nausiating. The nineth worst massacre in American history happened right in Hamilton Ohio. One hell of a way to get put on the map.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 71776     6/24/2011 3:59:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
This is crazy. I just moved to Hamilton Oh. last year in December and never have i heard anything like this before. I am a very scared person who gets creaped out of nothing so imagine how im feeling now.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74365     10/22/2011 7:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i had just met the 17 year old newphew a few weeks before this happened.  He went to my school. Very sad sad thing to have happened.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77831     5/10/2012 9:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
im james i live 2 blocks away from the rupperts in 1975 i rember riding my bike to the scene that evening with my older brother if anyone would like to visit the house or knows how to I could arrange an appointment please let me know JamesN63@hotmail.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82255     6/10/2013 11:07:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I took pictures of the house when I was doing a investigation and I photographed a full body ghost on the side yard and he looks like hes holding a gun. See my web site (freewebs.com/nghis/) and you will see the ghost posted on the web site

Timothy A Collins
Normal Ghost Hunters In Spirit
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83550     12/27/2013 11:34:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
A friend and I went to the Rupert house all to find xmas decorations on the door and the house being occupied with someone living there. So far all the places ive checked out on the web are bullshit. Its haunted alright when happy families live in most of these. Please stop printing crap.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 84370     3/3/2014 11:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
Anonymous User


 
I am married to Alma Ruppert's nephew.  My mom in law is her sister.  so I am interested in knowing if any thing has been seen or happened there... my husband was 5 when it happened but remembers it well.  
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 85282     7/18/2014 11:31:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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I was friends with kids who lived in the house after the massacre. A boy named Dee lived there after the house opened back up. Dee and a few mutual friends asked me if I wanted to see the bloodstained floorboards. They took me to the basement and showed me the stains then ran upstairs, turned off the lights and held he door shut. I was only about 10 or 12 at the time and was terrified. They finally let me out but I never went to the basement again. I was friends with Eric also but I don't remember ever going further than the front room when I went to his house. I had heard stories about lights swinging back and forth and strange noises but I never witnessed it in person.
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