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Ohio Real Haunted Houses - Houses That are Truly Haunted

Looking for some REAL scares? You're in luck -Ohio has a rich haunted history, and there's lots of houses across the state that are truly haunted by spirits who haven't quite left the living world yet. Whether you're looking for some real scares this Halloween Season, or you're simply fascinated by Ohio's haunted history, you'll want to check out Ohio Haunted Houses's database of real haunted houses across Ohio that are filled with thrills, chills, and scares year round!
 
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  •   The Big Green Castle Harrison, OH
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    Reports of figures in period clothing have been seen looking out the windows and lights have been reported moving around the house. The house is now a private residence. Read More

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    This National Landmark is said to be haunted by Lucretia Garfield, the wife of former President James A.Garfield, who turns on lights and sometimes cleans up after work crews. Read More

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  •   House of Wills Cleveland, OH
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    House of Wills is rumored to be one of the most haunted sites in the city of Cleveland. A white apparation has been seen staring down into the street from one of the windows on the second floor. Visitors and paranormal investigators claimed seeing shadowy figures that moved quietly from room to room before they disappeared. A spectral man in a suit was also seen in the casket room, and... Read More

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  •   Thurber House Columbus, OH
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    This literary center and museum is said to be haunted by James Thurber, and author and cartoonist. Witness report books flying from their shelves and the sounds of footsteps on the back staircase. Thurber himself experienced hauntings within the home, which was built on a portion of the grounds of a former state psychiatric hospital that burned down. Thurber recorded his sightings in... Read More

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  •   Franklin Castle Cleveland, OH
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    Purported to be the most haunted site in Ohio, Franklin Castle was the scene for a series of tragedies experienced by the Tiedemann family who lived in the house until 1895. Built by Hans Tiederman in the mid-1800's, the 21-room mansion also features numerous hidden passages. The house was also used as a club house for a Nazi organization, and a site for bootlegging during Prohibition.... Read More

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  •   Dix - Fayerweather House Maumee, OH
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    Aunt Phoebe is the spirit that is said to haunt this home, she is the sister of the builder, William Dix. Aunt Phoebe has been known to give anyone who scoffs at her a coffee shower or she will slam a door nearby. Chandelier crystals and a coat have gone missing, and a spirit has appeared in a wedding photo that was taken on site. Read More

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  •   Old Governor's Mansion Columbus, OH
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    This historic site is said to be haunted by an African American woman in a blue dress who is believed to have died in a fire in the mansion. Staff at the site have reported paintings rearranged after hours. Investigators say that the apparition of a female in turn-of-the-century clothing for a housekeeper has been seen multiple times in the mansion. The unmistakable smell of burning... Read More

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  •   Baird House Inn Ripley, OH
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    This inn is no longer in operation and is now a private residence. Built in 1825, it was once a popular stopover for travellers on the river and it has quite a colorful history. Employees and visitors of the former inn have both reported hearing a woman singing and feeling a strange presence on the lower floor. Doors are also known to open and close on their own on the second floor and... Read More

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  •   Hemphill Road Roundhead, OH
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    Every resident of Robert Hemp's home is said to have seen unexplained images of a man in a top hat, or unexpected chills throughout the house. Hemp is rumored to have been buried below the porch. Read More

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  •   The Corner House Coshocton, OH
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    The Corner House is an abandoned home that sits at the intersection of two major roads. It is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a woman in black. Her husband allegedly killed her in the house years ago and people that drive past have reported hearing her screams along with the smells of burning flesh. Read More

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  •   Austintown Log House Canfield, OH
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    This cabin dates back to the late 1700s and was built by the township's founder, John Austin. In 1975, the site became a Historical Landmark and it is rumored to be haunted. The spirit of a headless soldier has been seen here in the historic log cabin. He appears in different rooms of the house and those passing by have reported seeing him in one of the windows upstairs. Read More

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  •   Hull-Wolcott House Maumee, OH
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    This home dates back to 1836 and now houses a museum complex. It is believed to be the home to some friendly ghosts who enjoy moving objects around and opening doors. People have also reported hearing unexplained footsteps and whispers. Read More

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  •   Historic Stoner House Westerville, OH
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    This building dates back to 1852 when it was built by George Stoner as an inn and tavern. It was also the location of a station on the Underground Railroad. Runways would hide in the basement in a "hidden" room until they could make their up to the handy house or the Sharp house. Several witnesses have reported seeing a shadowy figure that came in the back door on the second floor... Read More

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  •   Edmund Gleason Farmhouse Valley View, OH
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    This historic property is believed to have a ton of ghostly spirits that like to linger. People passing by have reported seeing the figure of a spectral woman standing near the windows and have also witnessed eerie lights moving from room to room downstairs. Read More

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  •   Rankin House Ripley, OH
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    Spirits of slaves are reported to appear on a ladder near the house on moonless nights. Abolitionist Reverend John Rankin once owned the home and he allegedly installed a bright light in his attic window to symbolize runaway slaves that it was safe to seek shelter here. Read More

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  •   Wildermuth Mansion Pomeroy, OH
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    Reports of several animals have been seen in the house as well as seeing Mothman flying over the house - twice! The house is in the process of being added to the National Register of Historic Places. Read More

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  •   Oliver House Toledo, OH
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    The Oliver House is a historic landmark that is most known for the rumor of a presidential visit many years ago. The building now houses a few different pubs and a bunch of ghost stories. The building was allegedly built over an ancient burial ground and in the upstairs pool room is where the most seen ghost resides. Visitors have reported seeing "The Captain," a spirit of a man dressed... Read More

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  •   Prospect Place Trinway, OH
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    The 29-room mansion built in 1856 by abolitionist G.W. Adams is said to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house is said to be haunted by ghosts from its past, and has been featured on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. The mansion is also the site of many deaths from that time period and is available to rent to ghost hunters. This pre-Civil War... Read More

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