The Haunting of The C.C Cohen Building

According to, the old C.C Cohen building in downtown Paducah, Kentucky is rumored to be one of the most haunted places in Western Kentucky. It is said to be haunted by Stella Cohen Pine, the daughter of Ike and Anna Cohen. Stella was the last living member of the Cohen family and she lived and ran the business out of the building since early in the 1990s.

After the death of her husband in 1961, Stella and her sister closed the restaurant but continued to live in the upstairs apartments. When her sister died, she continued to live in her apartment until she died in the summer of 1980. Since her death, there have been many sightings and reports of strange things happening.

It is said that chairs move by themselves, salt and pepper shakers fall over, lights flicker, and movements appear in reflections. 

“I have had many encounters with her as I have been on the second floor before,” said Nolan Cain, a witness who shared his story on 

Photos that are taken outside of the building oftentimes show a woman looking out of the upstairs window even though that room is now only used for storage

Steve Killey, another witness said, “I snapped a photo of the Cohen Building… it looked to us like someone was peeking out of the upstairs window.” 

Though it is impossible to prove, there are many compelling stories as well as pictures that show something is going on inside that building. If you are looking for somewhere to explore this Halloween, the C.C Cohen building might just be the place to go!