Here’s a story ghost hunters tell about that well. On the last cold day of January, 1896, a 22-year-old music student from rural Indiana stepped off the train in Cincinnati. Her name was Pearl Bryan. She’d arrived in Ohio five months pregnant, wearing nice clothing and custom-crafted shoes. The two men who met her at the station, her lover Scott Jackson and his roommate Alonzo Walling, had brought her to Ohio for the purposes of arranging an abortion.