House of Mystery

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House of Mystery
Other Name(s) House of Hindoo Mystery
Type Exhibition
Park Section North
Opened 1908
Closed 1908

The House of Mystery was an exhibit at Olentangy Park that operated in 1908.

That year, the Columbus Evening Dispatch reported that a "genuine Hindoo, 'T'Ishi, the wizard of India," performed at the "new Fantasma." The performance included "Hindoo occultism and necromancy," power of suggestion on audience members, magic acts, and an escape act where he'd escape from a large black bag and ropes. It took place in the original Fantasma building, which was renamed the "House of Hindoo Mystery."[1]

The Fantasma building was described as being well-ventilated and beautifully decorated.[2]


  1. "Olentangy." The Columbus Evening Dispatch. 19 June 1908. Pg. 18.
  2. "Olentangy Park." The Democrat-Sentinel (Logan, Ohio). 14 June 1906. Pg. 2.