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Real Haunted Places Across Ohio

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Ohio's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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    This abandoned building is reportedly haunted and witnesses have seen ghostly lights moving around the upper levels and have heard eerie sound when no one is around. Read More

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    This library opened its doors in 1930 and is rumored to be haunted by a man from around 1940. His spirit has been seen and eerie noises and bumping sounds have been heard coming from the area near the west wall fireplace. Read More

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    "This antiques mall was once a funeral home, which is why it is believed to be haunted by a ton of spirits. A tall man dressed in a brown suit was the first to be seen in the building. He has been seen walking around, and in some cases through the antique displays. A lady in yellow gown has also been seen pacing the upper levels while crying. When she is approached, she suddenly... Read More

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    "Kings Island Amusement Park opened its doors in 1972 and is rumored to have the Dog Street Cemetery on its premises. Most witnesses believe the hauntings come from those who accidently died at the amusement park, like the 1976 occurrence where a Lion Country Safari Ranger was killed by a lion or Black Sunday in 1992, when a man, his friend and a security guard were electrocuted in a... Read More

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  •   St. Clair Memorial Hall Greenville, OH
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    This building dates back to 1910 and is the home to an old man ghost who likes to wander around inside. The hall is where musicals and plays are performed and it is rumored to be haunted by a man who fell and died while trying to change a light bulb. Read More

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  •   Cincinnati Music Hall Cincinnati, OH
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    Built atop the Pest House, a local nickname for the Commerce Lunatic Hospital, which also featured a potter's field for the hundreds who died within, each time construction is done at the music hall, more bones are unearthed. Those laid to rest on the land were never moved to a permanent, and more peaceful location, and it is believed these spirits now haunt the music hall. Bones from... Read More

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    This historic building sits abandoned and is believed to be haunted by several terrifying spirits. In the section of the building that was previously an army training unit, an aggressive entity pushes visitors around, and has been known to swear or threaten those present during visits. Factory appliances move around by themselves, and cold spots have been reported. Smoky apparitions... Read More

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    The gothic architechure adds to the ghoulish appeal of this 130-year-old jail where 14 people are known to have died, six by suicide. The haunted history of the jail is marked by the murder of Carl Etherington, a dry-agent who was being held in the jail for his own safety from a lynch mob. The crowd broke down on the the gates, and stormed the jail. Etherington was beaten to death by a... Read More

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  •   J.C. Thompson Building East Liverpool, OH
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    This building dates back to 1892 and is believed to have once operated as a speakeasy and a brothel. It was restored after being purchased by new owners in July 2014, and a ton of paranormal activity has been recorded here in the basement and other spots in the building. It is believed that the location is home to multiple ghosts. Read More

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  •   Chagrin Valley Athletic Club Chagrin Falls, OH
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    This athletic club was once a schoolhouse and during its history, a mean schoolmistress punished a girl so badly, that she died. This led to the schools closing and the basis of the haunting that takes place today. People have reported hearing the cracking of a whip in the quiet library area, along with cries of a young child. Read More

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  • Bissman Building Mansfield, OH
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    This building was once the location of a grocery warehouse that was built in 1886. It is believed to be extremely haunted and is the site of ghosts tours and hunts. Many spirits have been seen here, including that of a man in a top hat and long coat, and a little girl. Strange occurrences that have happened here include footsteps being heard from empty floors above, cold spots, touching,... Read More

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    This location was once the home of President James A. Garfield and is rumored to be haunted by his wife, Lucretia. Security staff have reported hearing her walking upstairs at night and she has been known to turns the lights on after the guards have turned them off. She also apparently cleans up each night when work from renovations left the place a mess. Read More

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  •   Warren City Hall Warren, OH
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    This mansion dates back to 1871 and was turned into a town hall sometime later. The location is believed to be haunted by a woman responsible for the death of her beloved nephew, who has been lingering the mansion after hours calling his name. The nighttime employees have reported seeing shadowy apparitions late at night, along with other eerie occurrences. Read More

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  •   Commodore Perry Building Toledo, OH
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    On the upper floors of this building, there is a labyrinth of old studios and a restaurant that isn't used. A piano that sits in the bar area is rumored to play all on its own and the spirit of a little girl wearing a white dress can be seen walking around the upper floors before disappearing. Read More

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  •   Franklin Castle Cleveland, OH
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    This castle dates back to the 1800s and was built by wealthy German immigrant, Hans Tiedemann. It has then since been a clubhouse for a German singing society, headquarters for a German Socialist organizations, a doctor's office, apartments, and a hideout for bootleggers. A pile of baby skeletons was allegedly found in the house and the doctor was blamed for it. Witnesses say they... Read More

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  • Ohio State Reformatory Mansfield, OH
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    This defunct state prison in Mansfield closed its door in 1990, but that hasn't stopped the sounds of doors slamming and people shrieking. The haunted space is now open for guided tours. Some of the most haunted locations within the prison are the east wing first floor bathroom, and third floor of the administration building where showdy figures have been seen on multiple occasions. The... Read More

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  •   Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Wright Patterson, OH
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    This Air Force Base is believed to be haunted by spirits, unexplained sounds, laughing, moving objects, mysterious shadows and footsteps. The location has been featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters. Read More

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  •   Glamorgan Castle Alliance, OH
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    This castle dates back to 1905 and is rumored to be haunted by its former owner, Colonel Morgan of Morgan Engineering Company fame. He died in 1928. Guided tours are vailable throughout the year for those who are interested in taking a look around. Read More

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    This historic mansion and vineyard was originally built by immigrants but was left abandoned after a family tragedy. After, the employees began to report a vortex in the building, along with cold spots. A drama student who was leaving class once reported seeing a pale face staring at him from inside the building. The same occurrence has been reported by many ever since. Read More

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  •   Snow Hill Country Club New Vienna, OH
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    This country club was built in the 1820s as the home of the Harris Family and later on became a country club and golf course in 1924. "Dinner and a Ghost"events have taken place at the location, introducing visitors to the hauntings that take place here. Some include electrial issues, odd smells and sounds, and apparitions. Read More

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  • Maud Hughes Road West Chester, OH
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    Nicknamed the "Screaming bridge" by locals, drivers who pass over the bridge on Old Maud Hughes Road report hearing the screams of a girl who is believed to have killed herself by jumping from her boyfriend's car shortly after the two had a fight. Read More

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  •   The Linck Inn Maumee, OH
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    This building dates back to 1836 and has operated as a general store and a hotel. The hotel is no longer in business but it is believed to have as many as three ghost that linger there. The first is that of a woman prostitute who allegedly hanged herself in one of the rooms upstairs when the hotel was a bordello. Both employees and visitors have reported seeing a woman hanging by a... Read More

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  •   Ohio University Athens, OH
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    Claimed by some to be one of the most haunted places in the world, this university is believed to be haunted by spirits from the former Athens Lunatic Asylum. After opening in 1874, the asylum quickly became overcrowded, and rumors swirled around the treatment of the patients within. In December 1978, patient Margaret Schilling went missing, and a month later her body was found by a... Read More

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  •   Kingsville Public Library Kingsville, OH
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    Reports say that in the older section of this library, the spirit of a man in a tall black hat lingers the stacks. Eerie sound and events have taken place here and many believe the building is haunted by several ghosts. Read More

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  •   Lake County History Center Painsville, OH
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    "This building was The Poor House for many years and in the 1800s up until the 1970s, it was the location where the abandoned and insane saw their last days. Men and women were both housed here but in different quarters. Footsteps have been heard on the main floor at night and people have heard shuffling through empty hallways. Disembodied voices have also been reported and captured... Read More

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  •   Bonnyconnellan Castle Sidney, OH
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    This castle is haunted by the spirit of a regal man who has been seen on the landing, looking at a display, dressed in a blue military uniform. Read More

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  •   Pauni Apartments Cortland, OH
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    The Pauni Apartments were built atop an ancient burial ground and residents have reported eerie happenings in the building ever since. Objects have moved on their own, doors open and close by themselves, and the spirit of a man in a sombrero has been seen. Reports of an evil presence has been felt as well, along with cold spots. Read More

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  •   Sedamsville Rectory Cincinnati, OH
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    Workers that have helped renovate the building have reported eerie shadows and mists under the doors of the empty rooms. Some believe that one of the ghosts that live at the location is that of Father Donald MacLeod, who wrote “The History of Roman Catholicism in North America.” Locals say he was hit and killed by a train nearby and that they have witnessed his ghost walking near the... Read More

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  •   Kline Opera House Cortland, OH
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    This location was once the town church and was built in the mid-19th century and the first in the surrounding county. The eerie occurrences started happening here in the 1980's when employees were closing up the place and heard loud crashing noises and disembodied footsteps in the empty building. The site is also believed to be haunted by its former owner who is known to talk to theatre... Read More

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  •   Spring House Gazebo Cincinnati, OH
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    An infamous bootlegger's wife, who was shot and killed in the Eden Park gazebo in 1927, has been seen by a handful of witnesses wearing a black dress. The bootlegger was later acquitted despite motive and substaintial evidence. Read More

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  •   Patterson Tower Kettering, OH
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    The origin of the tower remains a mystery, but the foreboding appearance of the tower has invited many over the past several decades to try to catch a glimpse of two glowing, shadowy apparitions. Some visitors have been frightened away from a black mist that often surrounds the tower. The tower is also known as Frankenstein's castle and Witch's Tower by Ohio locals. Read More

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    This building is known to be one of the towns most haunted locations and has seen a number of tragedies and notable events. Two spirits commonly appear here, one being that of a silent man wearing a trench coat and the other one is a demonic entity. Most of the eerie occurrences happen in the coffin room on the second floor, while others have reported the building shaking from a passing... Read More

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