Haunted Winery and Corn Maze
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Haunted Winery and Corn Maze is a Haunted Attraction located in Madison, OH.
Rated 8.03 /10 by Team Cleaverland
2678 County Line Road, Madison, OH 44057
Special Directions: Located at Regal Vineyards
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About This Attraction:
An original winery in the Ashtabula County area, the Haunted Winery, closed it’s doors due to tragedies and horrors from within the walls and on the property of Regal Vineyards. The doors are now open for you to walk thru this century home to discover and experience .
Free Parking, Restrooms/Porta Potties On-Site, Food/Concessions, Optional Games/Midway, You will NOT be touched, Uncovered Outdoor Waiting Line, Covered Outdoor Waiting Line, Indoor/Outdoor Attraction, Family Friendly
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Halloween 2023: Your guide to haunted houses, attractions near Columbus and across Ohio
Ohio has no shortage of haunted houses and attractions, which makes sense as the state is regularly named one of the most haunted in the country .
Around Columbus and within driving distance are some truly scary haunted attractions in a variety of settings, including experiences at the old Ohio State Reformatory and the Historic Licking County Jail, an old schoolhouse, a former town hall and more.
Ohio sites are named among the top haunted attractions and best theme park Halloween events in the country, according to USA Today readers. Escape from Blood Prison at the Ohio State Reformatory was named among the nominees for top haunted attractions. Kings Island's Halloween Haunt and Cedar Point's HalloWeekends were ranked 4th and 9th, respectively, for top theme park events.
Read on for 13 of the top haunted houses and attractions driving distance from Columbus.
Where : 2605 Northland Plaza Drive
When : Open through Nov. 4. Dates and times vary; see website
Highlights : Make your way through two haunted houses, one where a cult is summoning demons and a new attraction, where high school students mistakenly release an "unspeakable force" on the eve of Halloween, aka Devil's Night.
Admission : Tickets online only, starting at $19.99 and vary based on date and demand
Age recommendations : Not recommended for children younger than 13. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Information : fearcolumbus.com
Carnage Haunted House
Where : 3770 Refugee Road
Highlights : Make your way through two haunted areas: The Bayou is a swamp full of cursed creatures, and The Entity is an abandoned hospital occupied by a spooky being.
Admission : Starting at $25
Age requirements : Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Information : carnagehauntedhouse.com
Where : Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Road, Delaware County
When : Select Thursdays for 21+ adult night and Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. to midnight, Sept. 22 through Oct. 29
Highlights : Four haunted houses include Eternal Darkness, Pleasant Screams Laboratory, the Sinister Sideshow and new this year, Grave. Scare zones include Photosynthesis and Welcome to Dead River. Rides, including a bumper car experience amped up for scares and a 50-foot-tall drop tower, are also included with admission. However, the park reserves the right to close gates and stop admission if the park reaches capacity.
Admission : $29.99 in September and Sundays in October, $33.99 for Fridays and Saturdays in October, and $44.99 for adult nights, plus $10 parking
Age recommendations : Not recommended for children under 13.
Information : zombiezibay.columbuszoo.org
Escape from Blood Prison
Where : Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield
When : Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to midnight and Sundays, 7 to 10 p.m., Sept. 29 through Oct. 29
Highlights : Tour the old reformatory by night, with abundant scares. Add a touch pass, which allows all scare actors to touch you, for a more frightening experience.
Admission : Online tickets only; Starting at $40 with parking
Age requirements : For ages 10 and older. Be prepared to show proof of age (birth certificate or school ID) for anyone who looks like they might be younger than 10.
Information : bloodprison.com
Where : Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky
When : Thursdays, 6 p.m. to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., through Oct. 29. Operating dates and times subject to change without notice; check website before visiting.
Highlights : Along with the regular Cedar Point rides and other activities, the park will have special Halloween activities and shows during the day, and three indoor haunted mazes and five scare zones at night.
Admission : Starts at $49.99 online, or $99 at the gate plus $30 parking
Age recommendations: "May be too intense for young children ..."
Information : cedarpoint.com/events/halloweekends
Where : Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason
When : Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. to midnight, and select Sundays, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Oct. 28. Operating dates and times subject to change without notice; check website before visiting.
Highlights : Enjoy the usual thrill rides along with a family-friendly Tricks and Treats Fall Fest by day, and four scare zones, five mazes, haunted attractions and live shows by night.
Admission : Starts at $44.99 online, or $99 at the gate plus $30 parking
Age recommendations: "Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13." Guests younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old after 4 p.m., a year-round rule.
Information : visitkingsisland.com/events/haunt
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Mohican Haunted Schoolhouse
Where : 155 W. Third St., Perrysville
When : Select Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., through Nov. 4; Sunday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Highlights : A 30-minute, 1920s, haunted schoolhouse experience over 3 floors, including an "ominous" basement and an outdoor exhibit featuring "terrifying creatures."
Admission : $24 online, $30 at the door
Age recommendations : Children 12 or younger must be accompanied by an adult, and "do not bring children that cannot capably navigate a haunt by themselves."
Information : mohicanhauntedschoolhouse.com
Where : 525 Brimstone Road, Wilmington
When : Friday and Saturday nights in October and Nov. 4. Ticket office opens at 7 p.m. and closes at 11:30 p.m. Hayride queue closes at 11:45 p.m. Attractions start running at dark and run until lines are empty.
Highlights : The Ohio Renaissance Festival's scary sibling serves up five horrific experiences: a relatively tame Haunted Hayride, a high-intensity Forgotten Forest adventure, a Psychosis maze rated five out of five skulls for creepiness, and zombie attractions, including a Dead Shot paintball shooting gallery where guests attempt to shoot zombies.
Admission : Online prices (prices at the door are $5 more): Haunted Hayride, $20; Forgotten Forest, $18; Psychosis, $11; Zombie Assault, $7; Dead Shot Paintball, $11; Axe Throwing and Cranium Crusher, $5 each. Combo and fast pass packages are also available. $3 parking
Age recommendations : Some attractions for ages 8 and older, others for ages 13 and older
Information : brimstonehaunt.com
Jail of Terror
Where : 46 S. Third St., Newark
When : Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Oct. 7; Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to midnight through Oct. 28; Sunday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Highlights : Meet the spirits haunting the Historic Licking County Jail, which first opened in 1889 and is the death site of three sheriffs and 19 inmates, according to the Jail of Terror website.
Information : newarkjail.com
Haunted Town Hall
Where : 103 S. High St., Lafayette
When : Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. to midnight
Highlights : Two-story indoor haunted attraction in Lafayette's original town hall built in 1899. Scenes depict a terrifying mayor and the town hall's many uses as a fire station, school, theatre and library over the years. Also features a five-minute escape room.
Admission : Escape room, $7, Haunted Town Hall starting at $15. Combo and fast pass packages are also available.
Information : hauntedtownhall.com
Where : 311 Rose Ave., Marion
When : Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28, 8 p.m. to midnight
Highlights : A 15,000 square-foot, ten-acre, interactive, military/sci-fi-themed attraction where "recruits" come face-to-face with a doctor who runs a frightening super soldier program.
Admission : Starting at $30
Information : hauntedhoorah.com
J&J Field of Screams
Where : 5482 State Rte 61, Shelby
When : Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 30 through Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Highlights : A newer haunted attraction located on J&J Rietschlin Farm , features a quarter-mile hayride, haunted corn maze and new in 2023, haunted woods.
Admission : $20
Age recommendations : Not suggested for children under 10
Information : jjfieldofscreams.com
Where : 13861 Broad St. SW, Pataskala
When : Thursdays through Saturdays through Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Highlights : Haunted attraction also known as Dead Acres, features a hayride, paintball gallery, movie screen, and walk-thru haunt with actors, animatronics and robotics. Known for its intense and realistic atmosphere. Expect graphic violence and horror.
Age recommendations : "If you are wondering if your kids are too young, your kids are too young."
Information : deadacres.com
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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Halloween 2023: Your guide to haunted houses, attractions near Columbus and across Ohio
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Here are some of Ohio's bone-chilling haunted houses to visit this Halloween
OHIO — Ghouls, skeletons, zombies and more — Ohio has tons of haunted houses ready to give thrill seekers a fright.
According to thescarefactor.com , there are more than 130 haunted house entries for the state of Ohio.
Whether you want to go to a scream park or a giant prison, there's plenty to choose from this Halloween.
And of course, there are more to visit that may not be on this list. To check what's in your area, click here.
This year, Brimstone Haunt is offering six experiences for guests. Each attraction is rated from one to five skulls depending on its attraction intensity.
Let's start with the scariest attraction: Psychosis, ranked a whopping five out of five skulls. Brimstone Haunt said guests will experience "disturbing scenes of horror."
The second is Forgotten Forest, ranked four out of five skulls. Guests take a walk through the woods, and Brimstone Haunt warns they may not be the same once they escape the forest.
The third is Zombie Assault, ranked three out of five skulls. As the name suggests, it's an apocalypse with a disease spreading all over the globe.
The fourth is Haunted Hayride, ranked two out of five skulls. Visitors will take a ride in the fields where "many horrors have been reported."
The last two are both ranked one out of five skulls: Dead Shot Paintball, which allows guests to take their aim at zombies, and Cranium Crusher, in which guests have to use hammers to crush brains back into the zombies.
Tickets : (They are $5 cheaper when purchased online)
Haunted Hayride: $20 (online)
Forgotten Forest: $18 (online)
Psychosis!: $11 (online)
Dead Shot Paintball: $11
Zombie Assault: $7
Cranium Crusher: $5
Combo Ticket for Haunted Hayride, Forgotten Forest and Psychosis: $32
Fast pass combo: $52
Location: 525 Brimstone Rd. Wilmington, Ohio
Days of operation: It will open starting Sept. 15, and will be open every Friday and Saturday throughout September and October.
Land of Illusion Scream Park
Land of Illusion offers six different attractions for guests to fulfill their adrenaline rush: Phobia, Temple of Terror, Killer Klowns, Dr. Psycho's Haunted Estate, Middletown Haunted Trail and Dysphoria. There's also a slew of live shows and events Land of Illusion will be hosting throughout the fall, including Ghost Busters Live! on Sept. 30.
Friday or Saturday general admission: $50
General admission plus the fast pass: $75
Friday or Saturday pass for one attraction: $20
Days of operation: Friday and Saturday nights starting Sept. 8.
Location: 8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown, Ohio
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall
This attraction has been around since 1990 and has added more attractions ever since. This year, the haunt is offering 20 scenes that will include never-before-seen attractions, but will also include the classics, such as Dracula and Hellavator.
Tickets : $12 per guest, but a $2 discount is applied if a canned good is donated. Fast passes are available for $18. Cash only. Guests can also get $4 off on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, or they can get $6 by bringing a canned good.
Days of operation : Opens Sept. 29 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 28.
Location : 7700 Steward Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio
The Dent School House
This isn't your average school house. The Dent School House is known for its local legend, garnering national attention by guests far and wide. It has also been featured in publications like USA Today and the Travel Channel, being named one of the most haunted attractions in the nation.
The building was once Dent Public School, and lore says it closed after many children went missing between 1942 and 1955. The story says parents stormed the building in anger, and found the children dead in the basement. The janitor was to blame. While there are no records to back this up, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported the school, along with one another, closed in 1949 and the students were moved to another school.
Tickets : There are several different ticket options for each attraction and show it offers. Click here for more information and availability.
Days of operation: Opens Sept. 15 and runs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It'll also be open Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31. It offers ghost tours on Wednesdays.
Location: 5963 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
The ohio state reformatory.
This haunted attraction has quite the backstory. The Ohio State Reformatory was in operation from 1896 to 1990, when it was ordered to close down stemming from prisoners’ class action lawsuit, stating the prison was overcrowded and inmates were housed in inhumane conditions. The prison has witnessed hundreds of deaths, and a riot that involved the death of two prison guards.
It's also been an attraction for Hollywood, having once been a backdrop for movies like Shawshank Redemption. When it's not offering tours or putting on an event in honor of Shawshank, it transforms into a haunted house filled with zombies, witches and a screaming queen.
Tickets : General Admission is $35 and the Ultra Lightning Pass is $75.
Days of operation : Sept. 29 through Oct. 29 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
Location : 100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, Ohio
Carnage Haunted House
This immersive attraction uses lighting and special effects to make monsters come to life. It features two haunted houses — The Bayou, which features an ancient voodoo priestess that plagues a swamp full of cursed creatures, and the other is The Entity, an abandoned hospital wrecked with carnage.
Tickets : $25 for general admission. Fast passes are $35. They're also offering Immediate Access Admission, which costs $65.
Days of operation: Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 15. It'll also be open Thursday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 29.
Location: 3770 Refugee Rd., Columbus, Ohio
Dead Acres (Haunted Hoochie)
Dead Acres has been spreading fear for two decades in Columbus. However, the history of the place goes back 50 years, when it once offered hayrides.
This attraction is not for the easily frightened. Using sensory-overload and monsters that are beyond the mind's imagination, this place is where nightmares thrive.
Tickets : $30 for general admission, $50 for a speed pass.
Days of operation: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 14.
Location: 13861 Broad St., Pataskala, Ohio
Fear Columbus Haunted House
Previously dubbed the 13th Floor Columbus, it offers multiple attractions for guests to experience. There are two main attractions: The Summoning Animal Instinct and Aftermath: The Final Stand.
Tickets : There are no door sales this year.
General Admission Presale: $19
Fast Pass Presale: $29.99
Immediate Access Presale: $39.99.
Ticket prices are subject to change.
Days of operation: Open starting Sept. 15 on every Friday and Saturday night until Nov. 4. There will also be additional days, including Oct. 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31.
Location: 2605 Northland Plaza Dr., Columbus, Ohio
Dayton Scream Park
This year, the park turns 21, and it's going all out. The haunt said it'll have all new scenes, props, monsters and a new compound. To be put simply, "it ain't no walk in the park," organizers said.
Tickets: $20 on Fridays and $25 on Saturdays. VIP options will be available.
Days of operation: Will be open on Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 8.
Location: 4040 Wright Way Rd. Dayton, Ohio 45424
Haunted schoolhouse & laboratory.
This year marks 50 seasons of fear for the Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory. The two haunted houses are at the same location, giving double the scare factor. Guests will face Ms. Alvah, a not-so-average librarian, who manages to turn students into the terrifying tales within the books on the shelves. They will also meet Dr. Guggenheim, a deranged doctor who knows how to manipulate genes.
Online general admission: $30
Online Fastpass is $42
For "peak nights," listed on the schedule, GA tickets are $35 and the online Fastpass is $47.
For those who are purchasing tickets on the day of the event, $2 will be added.
Days of operation : Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 23. The haunted attraction won't be open on Sept. 24, but it will be open for Halloween.
Location : 1300 Triplett Blvd., Akron, Ohio
Fear Forest Haunted House & Hayride
This haunted hayride and house offers four attractions: Insane-a-tarium, Psycho Path, Haunted Hayride and the Forbidden Cornfield. Guests will have their choice of going through a one-mile long hayride full of nightmares, a mental institution with bizarre treatments, a house full of guts and gore, or a walk where guests may come face-to-face with "the crazies."
Tickets : $12 for the hayride only, and $30 for all attractions. Fast passes are also available.
Days of operation : Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Friday, Sept. 22 through Oct. 29.
Location : 6878 Tod Ave., Lordstown, Ohio
Factory of Terror
This haunted house is among the largest in the world, as documented by the Guinness World Records three times. It has over five attractions: 1,300 Lost Souls, Industrial Nightmare, Lafayette 13, Massacre on Mahoning and The Abyss.
Fridays and Saturdays are $32 on site and $30 online.
Peak nights (identified by its calendar) are $37 on site and $35 online.
Sundays are $27 on site and $25 online.
There are also passes for kids and fast passes available.
Days of operation : Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 23. It won't be open on Sept. 24.
Location : 4125 Mahoning Rd., Canton, Ohio
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For those who are deathly afraid of clowns, this may or may not be the haunted attraction for you. This attraction offers guests four options: an abandoned fun house, a trail of terror, the insane asylum and a “freakshow,” a 3-D experience sure to give guests a fright.
Tickets : General admission at the door is $25. It’s $24 if purchased online. There’s also a fast pass and group pass options.
Days of operation : Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 29 through Oct. 29.
Location : 1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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New survey finds Ohio leads nation in the number of Halloween haunts and attractions
There's an old saying that Ohio is the heart of it all.
Turns out it is a tell-tale heart.
It seems when it comes to lovers of demented clowns, monsters, witches and goblins, Ohio leads the nation in Halloween haunts and attractions.
A recent survey of haunts nationwide by The Scare Factor − an Indiana-based haunted house enthusiast group whose members go out and find and rate such attractions all across the country − found that Ohio has more than anyone else.
Tyler and Nora Proffet said they scour the internet and — along with some help of fellow haunt enthusiasts and even owners of haunted houses and attractions — compile a list of what's available to visit in each state.
These destinations can be as elaborate as the Halloween events at Kings Island and Cedar Point with their multiple haunts to over-the-top neighborhood displays like the Haunt on Williams Street in Conneaut.
And when the last ghoul was counted, Tyler said, Ohio topped the nation with 130 haunted destinations, followed by California's 123 and Pennsylvania's 102.
Tyler said Ohio has become a tourist destination for Halloween enthusiasts looking for high-quality scares.
Why are there so many haunted houses in Ohio?
Ohio has a rich history of haunted houses.
Some of the longest continuously running haunts in the country are located in the state.
The venerable Akron Haunted Schoolhouse is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and not far away the Hudson Haunted House has been raising money for the Jaycees there for some 53 odd years.
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Tyler Proffet said the Midwest has always had a love affair with haunted houses and Ohio has led the pack.
"Ohio just really has a really strong Halloween culture," he said. "Haunted houses are just wildly loved in the Midwest."
And this proliferation of early such haunts in Ohio ultimately led to more and more enthusiasts getting the bug and opening their haunts.
What are the best haunted houses in Ohio?
Everyone has their preferences when it comes to what makes a great haunted house.
But Tyler Proffet said his team of 70 or so enthusiasts who go out and review haunts all over the country have some things that they look for when picking the best ones.
They assign a number grade for everything from the quality and quantity of the actors to special effects to the level of suspense to the scare factor.
Tyler said they even factor in other things like entertainment value and customer service.
Here are the Top 10 haunts in Ohio as ranked by The Scare Factor.
- Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror in Springfield
- Fear Columbus .
- Carnage Haunted House in Columbus
- Factory of Terror in Canton
- Blood Prison in Mansfield
- The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati
- Wells Township Haunted House in Brilliant
- The Haunted Hoochie in Pataskala
- The Haunted Hydro in Freemont
- Akron Haunted Schoolhouse
What's new at Ohio haunted houses?
The dynamic pricing that started a few years ago is continuing and spreading to haunts across the state.
The busier the night and the closer to Halloween you get, the prices at many haunts are more expensive. A number of haunts are either requiring or encouraging advance reservations.
Another growing trend in Ohio is to add things to keep the customer entertained not only inside of the haunt but afterward too.
Tyler said more and more haunts are adding everything from bars to food trucks to escape rooms.
"Guests are looking for more things to do at a haunt for an entire night," he said.
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Like other businesses, Ohio's haunted houses are having to get a bit more creative when it comes to staffing the needed ghosts and goblins.
Tyler said more and more haunts are adding mechanical and animated scares to fill the void left by fewer available workers.
This can be hit and miss, he said, as these scares have be positioned just right to elicit a good scream.
Many haunts have also reconfigured their layouts so actors can jump out from as many as four different hidden spots to scare guests to fill the void left by fewer workers.
Tyler said haunts are also turning to hi-tech gadgetry like lighting and sounds to amp up the creep factor.
A new twist this year that seems to be a growing trend, he said, is the addition of video screen effects and even projection mapping inside of haunts.
But at the end of day, Tyler said, the best scares are the old fashion ones offered by live actors jumping out from the darkness − preferably armed with a chain saw.
"You always have to have a human element in the haunt," he said. "You have to have live actors."
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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Here in the Buckeye State, we have our fair share of all things eerie, ghostly, and just straight-up creepy making for some of the most haunted places in Ohio . The following are the scary places you won’t want to miss. Don’t be afraid to visit, though, because experiencing a haunting is just about one of the most exciting things you can do in some of these towns. And a few of the ghosts may even be friendly, too. Let’s check out some of the most haunted places near me.
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A decaying facility, Molly Stark Mental Hospital in Louisville, Ohio, was built in the 1920s. Once a beautiful, Spanish Revival-style building is now a long-forgotten, broken-down structure with reportedly haunted, lonely hallways. Today, the surrounding grounds are a public park. Check out the drone footage of this abandoned hospital.
Are there any haunted hotels in Ohio?
Not only are there haunted hotels in Ohio, but they're also among the best places to stay in the state! One that stands out is the Golden Lamb in Lebanon. The oldest continually operated hotel in the state was established in 1803 and you'll find beautifully decorated dining rooms and historic hotel rooms where famous people have stayed over the years. Two of the ghosts that frequently make appearances include a young girl and a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice who died here and often wander through the room with the scent of cigar smoke.
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On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Lorain County. Many of these are genuine and documented haunts, but others may be legend or hearsay. Remember, we do not condone trespassing. Always seek permission before entering private property. If you know of a haunting or legend not listed for this county, please submit them through our Haunting Submission Form .
Boot Hill Cemetery – This long-forgotten and neglected cemetery was the site of many grave robberies before cadavers could legally be used by medical schools. The cemetery rested in peace for a number of years until a group of boys went to the cemetery to dig up a body as part of a club initiation. They began to dig, only to hear mysterious noises coming from the nearby brush and small rocks began to rain from the sky. The boys ran from the cemetery without reaching their goal.
Avon Lake High School – The ghost of a former custodian named Clark Danbury, who suffered a terrible death in the early 1900s, is said to haunt the school. His ghost has been seen in the auditorium where loud banging noises are heard and mysterious lights are seen. The custodian is said to continue his work from beyond the grave.
Avon Lake Movie Theater – The theater is haunted by a projectionist who legend says died by either hanging himself or in a car accident. At any rate, people have reportedly heard strange sounds coming from the projection rooms and movies have been known to start and stop on their own. A former employee claims as she was cleaning after hours one night, she saw a strange man in the projection room. No one was found upon inspection. (Credits: Heather)
Columbia Cemetery – This cemetery on West River Road is divided into a newer section and an older section. A little girl has been seen in the newer section skipping to a tombstone where she kneels down and disappears.
Myrtle Hill Cemetery – The cemetery that sits on top of Myrtle Hill contains an old tombstone where witches were supposedly buried. A large marble ball that marks the grave has a warm feel and gives off a strange mist all year long.
Allied Waste – Employees have reported seeing dark, shadowy figures in the building. Doors open and close without explanation and lights turn on and off. Footsteps have been heard upstairs when no one else is in the building. Crashing sounds and bumping noises have also been heard. Employees have dubbed the ghost “Frank.”
Cascade – It is said that if you go up on the rocks at night, you can see a fire with people around it. You can hear howling and screaming by the falls. Reports of shadowy figures on the swings are common.
Cascade School – This school is supposedly haunted by an unknown spirit. It is said to slam doors shut for no apparent reason. (Credits: Chelsie Giar)
Cottesbrooke Curve – On the night of July 16, 1903, E.L. Gavin was killed in a horrible trolley wreck on the Cottesbrooke curve. For many years after, trolley workers passing through the area where the accident occurred reported seeing a shadowy figure standing in the middle of the track, only to disappear when the headlight shined on it. Other workers reported seeing and/or hearing an oncoming trolley car, only for it to disappear. Today the area is along Oberlin Elyria Road between Russia Road and Lagrange Road.
Elyria High School – It is rumored that the tunnels beneath the school are haunted, although no one is sure why. Paranormal activity has been reported in the Washington building and a large hot spot has been felt in the auditorium. Security guards have reported seeing the image of a person running down the hallway on their camera monitors at night. The guards check all doors and windows, finding them all locked and no one else in the building. (Credits: Jessi)
Franklin Elementary School – Employees at the school have experienced strange things during the day. Mysterious music and talking can be heard, but the source is never found. A woman wearing a “Satan-type” dress has been spotted as well. (Credits: Christine Brown)
Highway 113 Pond – Witnesses driving past this man-made pond have reported seeing a glowing human-shaped figure floating above the middle of the pond, walking in mid-air, and often staring at the passing cars.
Saint Agnes Church – Neighbors of the church say the place is haunted. People who ride bicycles near the church have been knocked off of their bike by an unseen force. Bats are said to fly around the top of the church all year round. (Credits: Chelsie Giar)
Vermont Avenue – Witnesses walking down Vermont Avenue in Colonial Oaks mobile home park around 3:00 AM have reported the sound of gunshots near the home where a family was murdered years ago. (Credits: John D.)
Duane Building – This 1901-era building known as “The Arcade” is said to be haunted. Former residents have smelled the scent of flowers where a flower shop had once been located. Others have smelled cigar smoke in an area where people used to gather to wait for the streetcar after shopping. A ghostly woman has been spotted several times inside the building. A fire struck the old, decaying structure in 2002. It was believed that squatters accidentally ignited the blaze on the third floor while trying to stay warm. At least one witness saw “figures of men” standing in the third floor windows during the fire, but no one was inside the building. The building has since been restored with new storefronts and apartments. It is unknown if the new occupants have experienced anything out-of-the-ordinary.
G Street Park – Supposedly a railroad spike that was removed from a hole released spirits into the park. The figure of a ghostly woman has been seen around midnight near the spot of the hole. Screaming and yelling are heard throughout the night.
Hawthorn Boone School – It is said that the ghost of an old janitor haunts the school. In life, the janitor used to ride a bicycle in the school, ringing the bell. The sounds of his bell can still be heard.
Longfellow Elementary School – The area around this school is reportedly haunted. Screams can be heard in the area in the early morning hours and lights flicker in the old building, even when nobody is there. Figures of children walking and a slender adult woman have been seen staring out of the window. A very tall, dark figure has also been spotted in the park and often vanishes upon being spotted. (Credits: Kailey and Brandy)
Old Lorain High School – One could hear basketballs bouncing and people talking on the second floor gym when no one was there. The locker rooms were located beneath the gym and when the sounds were investigated, no one was around. There was a “yellow brick road” down in the tunnel. Witnesses reported the feeling of dread and not being alone when in the tunnel. This was especially true due to all of the old black and white photographs that hang on the walls, staring into the tunnel. (Credits: Ashley)
SkateWorld – Part of SkateWorld served as a motel from at least the 1950s until it was converted to a roller skating rink in the mid-1970s. According to the owner, a woman was shot and killed in the motel room that serves as the Pro Shop today. The woman’s ghost has reportedly been seen many times, roaming the main hallway that once served as the walkway outside the motel rooms. Although unconfirmed by the owner, witnesses have also reported seeing a ghostly figure standing beside the dumpster whistling, but it vanishes when approached.
Spruce Street – Witnesses have reported seeing a legless ghostly figure wearing a black cape gliding along Spruce Street. The specter is most commonly sighted in the 100 block of Spruce Street. (Credits: Bailey)
Westwood Junior High School – Night shift custodians have claimed to see a tall figure of a well-dressed black man roaming the halls of the building. They have also heard locker doors slamming shut, voices of children, chairs being pushed off the tables, weird knocking sounds, and the feeling of being watched. Strangely enough, on rare occasions, money was found in places after they were cleaned. Most of the paranormal activity takes place in the learning center (library), locker rooms, and the auditorium.
Saint Peters Church – When the church is quiet enough, it is said you can hear footsteps walking up and down the aisle, even when no one else is in the building.
New Union Center for the Arts – Strange voices can be heard when the building is empty, apparitions are seen, and objects move from one room to another.
Warner Center – This building on the campus of Oberlin College is haunted by a redheaded woman.
Sheffield Middle School – Legend says a young student was found dead by a janitor one night after drowning in the pool. The area around the pool is supposedly haunted by her spirit. The pool has not been used since the incident, but her apparition has been seen in the hallway at the entrance to the pool. NOTE: The OES has learned there was never a pool at the school. There were never any swim teams for schools in the area, so there was no need for a swimming pool at the school. (Credits: Stacy)
Devil’s Heartbeat – Also known as Dean’s Hollow, this old, dangerous oil derrick in Vermilion is said to be haunted. It is said that you can see a blinding blue light at night and hear a booming sound, like a heartbeat. (Credit: Brenda Poole)
Dean’s Hollow Bridge – The bridge located in Dean’s Hollow (mentioned above) was the site of a man’s suicide. It is said that he hanged himself with a rope from the bridge’s rafters. The rope remained hanging from the bridge long after his body was removed. The old bridge was eventually torn down and a new one built. Legend says that if you drive across the bridge on certain nights, you will see the rope hanging from the rafters. If you see the rope, it is believed you will die soon after.
Gore Orphanage – Legend says an orphanage burned down in the early part of the twentieth century and all the children died. it is said that when the conditions are right, one can drive down the road and hear children crying and smell burning flesh. People have claimed that something unseen bangs on their cars, causing them to quickly flee the area. Once home, witnesses find small handprints in the dust on their cars. NOTE: Further research has indicated that the orphanage did not burn down with children inside. The remnants of the Swift Mansion are often mistaken for the orphanage. The orphanage was located near a bridge close to the mansion, but the mansion itself was never used as an orphanage. The orphanage burned to the ground well after it was closed and abandoned. Remember, as with most parks, the Gore Orphanage area closes at dusk. (Credits: Stacy Lawson)
Swift Mansion – Also known as Swift’s Hollow or The Old Swift Place, there were reportedly many deaths recorded on the property. Most of the deaths were children who died due to illness. The mansion burned down in 1926 and the area is still said to be haunted.
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Madison Seminary may look empty, but it’s said to be teeming with the spirits of its past
Madison Seminary’s Ghostly Legends
- The spirit of a young girl can reportedly be heard in a particular room
- A woman’s apparition has been seen and spoken to in Wittenmyer Cottage
- The figure of a young boy has been seen wandering the seminary
- Disembodied voices are commonly heard, sometimes whole conversations
- Odd and unexplainable feelings have been claimed by visitors and former employees
- Moving shadows and figures are regularly reported throughout the building
- Sounds of doors slamming and rattling chains have been reported
Madison Seminary’s Haunting History
Tour the rural state highways outside of Madison, Ohio , and you’ll see a bright red sign beckoning you towards a curious sight: Madison Seminary.
Madison Seminary, a collection of old brick buildings now connected to each other, has long been an imposing presence in the rural region. Time has only made the complex more intimidating as masonry cracks and fades, and windows remain darkened by abandonment. Reportedly one of the most haunted places in Ohio, Madison Seminary is now far from abandoned, as it frequently greets paranormal investigators and tourists hoping for something spooky. But just what is the story behind Madison Seminary and its legion of paranormal legends?
Timeline of Madison Seminary's History
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First built as a simple wooden frame building outside Madison, Ohio, in 1847, Madison Seminary’s original purpose was education. High school and college students both could come to Madison Seminary to further their studies. Eventually, the seminary needed expanding, and a new brick building was built and adjoined to the old wooden structure and took over most educational functions. The original building went on to serve as boarding for Madison Seminary’s 150 students at the time.
Madison Seminary continued to function as a secondary and higher education institution until 1891, when it was purchased by the Ohio Women’s Relief Corps. The group changed the name to the Madison Home and converted the complex into a relief and charity care home. Supporting former Civil War nurses as well as the widows and children of former soldiers, the Madison Home quickly filled up with families in need of support.
During the ownership of the Ohio Women’s Relief Corps, the facility was again expanded. The wood section was replaced with a large, two-wing brick building still seen today. The new building was named the Ohio Cottage, and the old brick Seminary building was named the Wittenmyer Cottage. Soon, the home became too much for the Women’s Relief Corps to maintain, and they donated it to the state in 1904. Then, it took on the official name of, ‘Home of the Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Their Wives, Mothers, Widows and Army Nurses.’
Madison Seminary continued to function as a relief home well into the 20th century, even as social security and veterans care benefits were established. In 1962, the relief home was finally closed and the residents were transferred either back to their families or to more modern facilities. After that, ownership transferred to the Department of Corrections. The department renamed the building to Opportunity Village and used it to house low-risk inmates from Ohio Women’s Reformatory and offer them work maintaining the buildings.
Over the following decades, the old complex served a variety of functions ranging from an extension of Cleveland State Hospital to county government offices. By the late 1980s, local officials considered demolishing the complex. But, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so it sat in limbo rather than be torn down. A 1993 rental advertisement for the facility stated: ‘For rent, Historic building on Middle Ridge Road. Can be leased cheap, caution — building may be haunted.’
By 1998, the building had found a buyer, and Madison Seminary was saved from the local government’s wrecking ball. A few years after going into private ownership, the building’s local paranormal reputation instigated the first tours of Madison Seminary offered to the public. Nighttime tours and investigations soon followed, helping to grow the old complex’s popularity with paranormal enthusiasts. But just what spirits go bump in the night at Madison Seminary?
Spirit of Sarah at Madison Seminary
One of the most commonly encountered spirits is affectionately referred to as ‘Sarah,’ the spirit of a young former resident of the building, though some have hypothesized she may have been an elderly woman with dementia.
Visitors to her room often report hearing a child-like voice around the room, and otherwise sensing a youthful presence in the room. This is said to be especially true when visitors leave gifts and toys for Sarah, so much so that her room is stuffed with dolls and other supposed trigger objects.
Madison Seminary’s Phantom Spies
Another ghost who roams the halls of Madison Seminary is Elizabeth Stiles, a former spy during the Civil War. Said to haunt the Wittenmyer Cottage section of the complex, Elizabeth is often seen as a smokey white apparition in a long, 1800s-era dress.
Some visiting paranormal investigators and purported mediums have also reportedly conversed with Elizabeth’s spirit while investigating in the Wittenmyer Cottage.
Madison Seminary’s Many Apparitions
Investigators have also reported sightings of a ghostly young boy in the Wittenmyer Cottage. Referred to as ‘Steven,’ the little boy’s origin and true identity remains unknown. But he, like Elizabeth, is often seen as a shadowy apparition lingering through Wittenmyer.
But, Steven and Elizabeth are just two of many reported shadow figures and apparitions around Madison Seminary. Encounters with dark figures are common throughout the seminary complex. Some investigators even claim to see shadowy apparitions peeking out of doorways on the third floor. Others still have reported figures drifting listlessly around hallway corners.
Madison Seminary’s Ghostly Whispers
Audible disembodied voices are some of the most long-standing claims around Madison Seminary. Even back in its functional days, employees and nightshift guards reported hearing voices at strange times when they were all alone.
Others even claimed to hear whole conversations amongst invisible entities in the old office spaces. For many years, people have also claimed to feel a ‘pressure’ or a strange sense of dread in the building.
Echoing Specters of Madison Seminary
Voices are still regularly encountered at the seminary today, accompanied by other reported auditory phenomena. Investigators have claimed to hear the sounds of doors slamming, and other unexplained bangs, while others have also said to hear the sounds of rattling chains in the building.
Over the years, paranormal investigators have reportedly collected countless EVP recordings of these voices after investigating the building.
Madison Seminary Today
In recent years, Madison Seminary has become one of the most popular paranormal locations in the Midwestern U.S. Powered by a steady stream of tourists and ghost hunters, as well as features on paranormal TV shows like A&E’s My Ghost Story and Travel Chanel’s Destination Fear , Madison Seminary greets more and more visitors every year.
Through that popularity, many claims of paranormal evidence from visitors have driven intrigue around the building even further. So, if you’re ever lucky enough to find yourself amongst the ghosts and ghost hunters of Madison Seminary, we hope you bring a gift for Sarah, and maybe one for Steven too.
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Hauntville Haunted Houses, has been described by some as a visit to a small town, lost in the middle of nowhere, with many hidden secrets to discover. As you enter Hauntville town square, some of the mysteries start to come to light, but other dark secrets are hidden, and you will have to find your way through the winding mazes to discover what other secrets and terror await you inside Hauntville!... [ Read more ]
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Lake Eerie Fearfest @ Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky, Ohio
Lake Eerie Fearfest at GHOSTLY MANOR, as seen on The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been”! 5 HAUNTED HOUSES - Lake Eerie Fearfest is 6 acres of non-stop haunted action. Rated the #1 Haunt in Ohio by Haunted Attraction Magazine and is recognized as “One of Americas Best Haunts” by www.americasbesthaunts.com. Rand McNally chose Ghostly Manor as one of its’ “Top 10 Haunted Houses for Hal... [ Read more ]
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Haunted Hoorah in Ashley, Ohio
The Haunted Hoorah is one of the best multi-haunt experiences in central Ohio. You will be forced to face your fears as you attempt to ride on our 2 military transports and navigate your way through our haunts--all for the same ticket price. Do you have what it takes to face your fears? Come see us this fall at the Haunted Hoorah and find out!
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ScreamAcres in Napoleon, Ohio
Live actors, The Bodysnatcher, PanDEMONium, intense makeup and scenes, scare and scene variety, small changes from night to night ScreamAcres Haunted Cornfield and The Pandemonium Project Learn to fear the dark at ScreamAcres Haunted Cornfield and The Pandemonium Project! Located at Leaders Farms just outside of Napoleon, OH You will never know what is stalking you as you enter the old Leaders ... [ Read more ]
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Bloodview in Broadview Heights, Ohio
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TerrorTown in Maumee, Ohio
OH Haunted House HIGHLIGHTS: We have combined all of our haunts this year to create a supersixed House of the Dead. Chosen as one of the top 25 must see haunts in the nation by Haunted Attraction Magazine in 2009, we have pulled out all the stops this year to create an incredible show. One of our all new items is a 150' long black hole! The longest you will ever see.
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Fear Factory in Findlay, Ohio
OH Haunted House HIGHLIGHTS: We'll exploit your deepest, darkest fears, and leave you with sickening, heart-pounding nightmares. Scares so bad, uncontrollable wetting or vomiting are sure to occur! You'll be dying to get in... and begging to get out! Proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation? of Northwest Ohio. Remember, we do permit screaming, vomiting, pant-wetting, and fainting.
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Canfield Haunted House & Hayride in Canfield, Ohio
OH Haunted House HIGHLIGHTS:The Canfield Haunted House and Hayride will destroy your senses with over 120 LIVE MONSTERS!! More than any other Halloween attraction. RATES HOUSE AND MIST Adults - $12.00 Kids under 10 - $7 HAYRIDE AND MIST Adults - $10 Kids under 10 - $6 COMBO PRICE FOR ALL THREE (HOUSE, HAYRIDE & MIST) Adults - $20 Kids under 10 - $10
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Forest of Fright in Philo, Ohio
FOREST OF FRIGHT~Muskingum County's Largest Haunted Trail (A Real Haunted Attraction) 11 Years of FEAR! THIS YEAR BE PREPARED TO EXPERIENCE CHAOS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. THE FOREST OF FRIGHT IS PHILO'S PREMIER OUTDOOR HAUNTED ATTRACTION. FEATURING THE HELLAVATOR, TOXIC TERROR, AND THE DEMENTED DOLL HOUSE. WILL YOU ESCAPE THE MADD TRAPPER, TWISTED CLOWNS,? CAN YOU SURVIVE THE TOTAL CONFUSION IN THE... [ Read more ]
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The Haunted Farm in Pleasantvlle, Ohio
OH Haunted House HIGHLIGHTS: The Admission price includes admission to our Haunted Corn Maze, Haunted Barn Maze and Haunted Hayride. Roast Marshmallows at the Bon Fire and enjoy some Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider. Join us for 13 years of Farm Fresh fear.
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Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride in Wilmington, Ohio
Every fall, the Clinton county fields come alive with screams of horror. Your trip of terror through the "Hollow" begins as you board one of our roofless runaway school buses for the scariest Ride of your life through the Wilmington Haunted Hollow. As our signature "Fire-Breathing Semi's" follow in close pursuit, you'll bound through a forest filled with monsters, madness and mayhem. If you s... [ Read more ]
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Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park in Fremont, Ohio
Features 2 full-blown haunted houses: "THE HAUNTED HYDRO" and the all new: "Camp Slaughter" plus NEW "Scare Theatre" and the original movie: "Haunt Reality 101! The Hydro is built in a 1911 Hydro electric power plant that was used by the city until 1941. This years theme is: "HEX-Treme Take-Over".. Many say the building is haunted... we have been investigated by numerous paranormal teams and the v... [ Read more ]
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Bear Creek haunted houses and hayride in East sparta, Ohio
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Trail of Fears in Hilliard, Ohio
I wouldn't want to give anything away here would I? Bring a diaper if you need one because there is no going back once you enter, that's all I can say. Trail of Fears started back in october of 2006 as Kuhlwein's Haunted Forest. It began as a low budget haunt and just a fun thing to do in october, and we've worked to build from that since then. It became the Trail of Fears in the summer of 2008 a... [ Read more ]
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Wicked Forest Haunted Attraction in Logan, Ohio
Wicked Forest Haunted Attraction spanning over a 1/2 mile long opens September 27, 2019. Featuring one continuous walk-thru with 4 Wicked New Themes this season...The Show, Town, Camp Howling Moon and Voodoo. If you think you know what to expect...THINK AGAIN Located inside the Hocking Hills of Southeastern Ohio. Only 3 miles south of Logan, Oh on SR 664 South.
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The Spirits of Farnam Manor in Richfieild, Ohio
The land has long been significant. Come hear the legends and lore of Farnam Manor and the lingering spirit inhabitants. Built in 1834, Farnam Manor is a little known hotspot for paranormal activity. Many have personal experiences with the spirit world, capturing orbs,full body apparitions and disembodied voices.
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Chambers of Horror in Middletown, Ohio
OH Haunted House HIGHLIGHTS: Rated "the scariest" by our customers, not the fabricated review boards! Don't miss out on the scariest around! With over 30 rooms, over 100 doors, and 30-min. long, see if you can find your way out this year. Come see our new additions for the season, new rooms, more added surprises, props and decorations. Check out our website for all the chilling details...
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Walking Dead Mansion in Columbus, Ohio
The Walking Dead Mansion in Columbus Ohio is back for it's fourth year. The effects in this haunted house just keep getting better. 2012 was a great production but 2013 promises to be even more terrifying. The attraction is twice as large and we've added even more monsters.
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Blood Prison Haunted House, Ohio State Reformatory Haunted Prison in Mansfield, Ohio
Blood Prison is housed at the old Mansfield Reformatory where thousands of inmates were kept for nearly 100 years and where hundreds died. The facility is said to be authentically haunted.
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Fearhaven Haunted Forest in Niles, Ohio
Outdoor, self-guided walk through partly wooded path; naturally terrifying even without monsters. Walks last around 20-30 minutes and include pitch-black woods & man made scenes, ending with a maze. Visit our website or contact us for further details.
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The Experience Haunted Attraction in Ostrander, Ohio
No rubber monsters, no black lights and no chainsaws, just you and "it" alone in the woods! The Experience tells the real legend of a little girl that got lost in the woods of Ostrander Ohio.
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Haunted Orchard in Columbus, Ohio
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KROWLY'S CREEPSHOW in Uhrichsville, Ohio
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Nightmare on Valley Street Haunted Trail in Dayton, Ohio
?Nightmare on Valley Street? is Dayton?s only premier outdoor haunted trail. This professionally produced haunted attraction is located at 4355 Valley Street behind Stebbins High School and near Route 4 covering 22 acres of land. It includes a horrifying 30-minute walk thru the woods, a maze and more than 25 terrifying scenes. There be food and vendors. This will be the 7th year of operation.
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Zombie Laser Tag Apocalypse in painesville, Ohio
Sept 23rd - Nov 3rd 2013 Laboratory of the undead Try and make your way through our zombie infested laboratory interactive haunted house Will you make it out ALIVE or become one of the infected ?
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Haunted Trail in St. Clairsville, Ohio
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The Final Resting Place in Sabina, Ohio
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The Haunted Winery & Haunted Corn Maze in Madison, Ohio
The Haunted Winery is located in one of the oldest wineries in Ashtabula County. The Haunted Winery & Corn Maze is a REAL abandoned winery from the 70's. See the terrors that closed these doors over 40 years ago. Experience the unexpected in the Tent of Deception and challenge yourself through the Vortex tunnel. Next, wander the Corn Maze where your worst fears lurk. The doors to this century home... [ Read more ]
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frightmare forest in Youngstown, Ohio
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Terror Maze in Springfield, Ohio
The Terror Maze is the longest running haunt in the area, bringing suspense and scares for 28 years. You will be thrilled and scared walking the trails and finding your way through the mysteries that lie waiting in the woods. You think you can make it out? Join us every Friday and Saturday night starting September 24th through the end of October.
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TERROR IN THE TREES in Lucasville, Ohio
Dates open 2021 Haunt Season October 1-2 October 8-9 October 15-16 October 22-23 October 29-30 8pm ticket sales stop at 11:30pm Gates open at 8 pm till 11:30 pm $10. Active duty Military FREE! Group Discounts available for 15 or more
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The "Real" Haunted House in Powell, Ohio
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Fright at the Fairgrounds "Haunted Barn" in Jackson, Ohio
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Scream Acres Ct in Cincinnati, Ohio
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II-X Trick or Treat Street-X Trick or Treat Street in ClClevelandeveland, Ohio
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Morbid Estates in Kent, Ohio
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Mines of Terror in Lucasville, Ohio
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Mayhem at Marr Park in Goshen, Ohio
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HAUNTED FOREST in Burton, OH, Ohio
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Face Your Fears in Springfield, Ohio
Whatever you Phobia may be, come out and Face Your Fears in Springfield's newest House of Horrors.
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BUZZARD COVE SCREAMPARK in Hinckley, Ohio
Evil has returned home to Hinckley, Ohio! The Buzzard Cove Screampark features the return of HINCKLEY'S HAUNTED BARN! It's been almost 20 years since the doors of the barn last opened to welcome in new victims. It has laid dormant, waiting for it's chance to unleash it's horrors once again! Now, it's time has come! For the younger and faint of heart among you, we will also offer Halloween themed ... [ Read more ]
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Barber Haunt in Barberton, Ohio
The BARBER HAUNT is located in the 100-year-old O. C. Barber Pig Barn…and if that’s not creepy enough…we have larger, more scary displays this year for all that can take the challenge. We dare you to come and face room after room of terror. NEW for 2012! The Clowns of Terror add an all new dimension to the Barber Haunt, this year. You get to go through the Barber Haunt twice for the same low p... [ Read more ]
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Backwoodz Oddities Haunted House in Waverly, Ohio
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Hiestand's Haunted Woods in Van Wert, Ohio
Come, if you dare, and venture into the depths of terror. Be warned, this event is NOT for the feint of heart! We utilize strobe lights, fog, moving floors, and other extreme effects. Creatures and scares await around almost every corner. Proceed with caution, if you D.A.R.E.!
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Cannibal County in Chesterland, Ohio
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Rosemary Run Haunted House Trail for Halloween Night in Delaware, Ohio
Welcome to Rosemary Run Haunted House, central Ohio's newest home haunt. Open 10/28/17 from 7pm - 11pm. Free admission ($5 recommended donation) a portion of the proceeds will go to local charities.
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Scene75 Dayton's Haunted Laser Tag in Dayton, Ohio
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Haunted Fairgrounds in Caldwell, Ohio
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Wayne Ave. Haunted Butcher House in Dayton, Ohio
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Kryptic Kreek in Logan, Ohio
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HauntedFarm in Pleasantville, Ohio
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The MAiZE Field of Fright in Milford Center, Ohio
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Ware Manor - "The House of Dolls" in Miamisburg, Ohio
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The Last Carnival Haunted House in Waverly Ohio in Waverly, Ohio
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Chippewa Lake Slaughterhouse in Chippewa Lake, Ohio
"The Most Realistic Horror Experience Ohio Has To Offer" True terror awaits you inside this REAL Slaughterhouse. A MUST-SEE haunted attraction with professional actors and Hollywood quality sets. Eugene Karver and his loyal family opened its doors to ‘Karver Meats’ in 1948, they quickly became the main meat-supplier for Chippewa Lake and other surrounding cities, numerous schools as well. As the... [ Read more ]
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Woodland cellar's haunted wine trail in Youngstown, Ohio
haunted mansion and wine trail
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FALL FEAR FEST in Chardon, Ohio
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The Haunted Wood in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Fall Fear Fest in Chardon, Ohio
Scare if you DARE! Visit the Trail of Terrors, Dead Ends Haunts and Cabin of Carnage at Ohio's ONLY Haunted Waterpark. Visit https://pioneerwaterland.com/cp/events to get tickets. Runs through 10/27/18.
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Haunted Prison Experience Unholy Toledo in Maumee, Ohio
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Scream at the Screens in Oregon, Ohio
How long can you keep a secret? We kept ours for 65 years! The Sundance Slayer and his horde have been lurking around the drive-in looking for new victims! The haunted drive-in … a haunted experience 65 years in the making! Are you brave enough?
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Adams Family Haunted Woods in Marysville, Ohio
7 acre haunted woods!
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Scary On Cherry in Kenton, Ohio
Every October Friday and Saturday our kids friendly walk-through display, musical lights you can dance to, and October 26th - 28th enjoy free Trick-or-Treating with candy and allergy-free options.
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The Hidden in East Liverpool, Ohio
"The Hidden" Haunted Attraction started in 2018 with the partnership of Hidden Oaks FFC & The Beacon Association. The Beacon Association is a local non-profit organization that uses all proceeds from this event to fund other city events such as our local festivals, city clean ups, Relay for Life, Special Olympics, & more! We offer a Haunted Trail which is over ¾ mile long full of creeps, ghouls,... [ Read more ]
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Jackson's Underworld in Jackson, Michigan
Michigan's best haunted house! Jackson’s Underworld Extreme Haunted House is a professionally built attraction located 1318 wildwood Ave Jackson, MI 49202, rated as one of the largest and scariest of haunted houses in the United States. The haunted house is 4 stories, over 45,000 square feet, on averages 45 minutes and just under one mile long of creature lurking, thrill seeking, adrenaline rushin... [ Read more ]
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USS Nightmare in Newport, Kentucky
Built on a real steamboat! Each Halloween season brings new twists and turns to the haunted tour of the historic dredge with 30 minutes of bone-chilling fear as fright seekers meander through the eerie rooms and corridors of the massive old boat. The tour visits more than 30 areas of the steamboat and is enhanced with state of the art special effects and movie quality sound and lighting. The to... [ Read more ]
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Hotel Conneaut's Horrifying Haunt in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
Features the Haunted Hotel Connneaut that was featured on A&E series Paranormal State, the Hell Downunder (Beach Club basement) and Manical Mansion (oldest and scariest 3 story farmhouse on the property)
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Azra Chamber of Horrors Haunted House in Madison Heights, Michigan
Azra Chamber of Horrors is Metro Detroit's newest and most terrifying haunted house experience. Each chamber is more menacing than the last. Every turn holds a new terror, so no matter what your darkest fear is, we’ve got it covered. Rated number one Haunt in Michigan, top 20 in the country, and boasting the rating of #1 fan favorite in the country via Scare Factor, this interactive multi-level... [ Read more ]
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Evil On Erie in Lafayette, Indiana
Evil on Erie Haunted House Attraction in Lafayette IN for the SCARE of your life. By accident a portal was opened, colliding 2 worlds.. In the 1950's a warehouse was built. From the outside it looked like any other building...bricks, windows, doors. But for those who worked there, a feeling of unease remained. Some employees spoke of cold spots, summer or winter. Others saw shadows. Sometimes ... [ Read more ]
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Escape From Blood Prison in Mansfield Ohio site of one of the single most famous Prisons in Hollywood History ( Ohio State Reformatory) famous of the film "The Shawshank Redemption". Now its one of the biggest scariest haunted houses in America. Read about Escape from Blood Prison!
The World Record longest haunted house in the World and scariest haunted house in Ohio Factory of Terror in Canton Ohio. Factory of Terror in Ohio features escape rooms, haunted houses, and many other screaming features. Learn more and read our full review of Factory of Terror.
Cleveland Ohio Haunted House Spooky Ranch is the biggest overal haunted attraction in Ohio with multiple haunted houses and hayride. Spooky Ranch features haunted houses, hayrides, and Halloween Haunted Attractions all in one location. Hauntworld Magaizne rates and reviews this legendary Cleveland haunted house.
The Scariest Haunted House in Cleveland Ohio is The Fear Experience which features amazing set design, special fx, animations and features five different haunted attractions in one location. This is a massive indoor haunted house with five different themes from a mental asylum to a haunted mansion. Hautnworld.com rates and reviews Cleveland Ohio's best haunted house the Fear Experience.
Cincinnati Ohio haunted house The Dent Schoolhouse is one of the scariest haunted attractions in the state of Ohio. HauntWorld Magazine reviews the best haunted houses in Ohio. Read about what makes Dent Haunted Schoolhouse the best haunt in Cincinnati Ohio. Learn all the details reviewed by Hauntworld.com.
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Haunted Places in Madison, Ohio
Regal Vineyards and Mansion
This historic mansion and vineyard has now returned to its use after being boarded up for a long period of time. It was originally built by immigrants, but abandoned after a family tragedy. Staff immediately began to report a vortex in the building, and various cold spots. The tip of ...
The Step Above Lounge and Wine Bar
The Step Above is a bar housed over a restaurant that closes earlier, and bar patrons have seen shadowy figures moving about inside the locked restaurant after closing.
Lake County History Center
Now housing the Lake County History Center, this imposing building was for many years, the Poor House. In the 1800s, and up until the 1970s, this was the place of last resort for the indigent, abandoned, and in many cases, insane. Both men and women were housed there, in separate ...
A Civil War soldier's ghost is said to stand near the windows and wave. Also, the spirit of a former innkeeper's wife named Suzanne is said to reside here as well. Suzanne is said to have come to the door in her nightgown to let guests in when the owners ...
Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
Fairport harbor, ohio.
Legend has it that an 1870s lighthouse keeper, Captain Joseph Babcock, gave his wife many cats to keep her company when she was bedridden. Today, one of those cats remains behind, a ghostly gray cat that does that playful cat-skitter across the kitchen floor in the second-floor living quarters. The ...
Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Chestnut Grove Cemetery was once an Erie burial ground and, since its establishment in 1819, has seen the burial of over 18,000 folks. Twenty-five of them were victims of a local train disaster in 1876. The Pacific Express fell into the river when the bridge collapsed, killing between 80 and ...
James A. Garfield National Historical Site
James A. Garfield National Historical Site, former residence of president James A. Garfield, is believed to be haunted by Garfield's wife Lucretia. Security personnel have heard Lucretia walking upstairs at night and she has been known to turn lights on after the guards turn them off. She also is said ...
Homestead House Bed and Breakfast
This historic mansion is haunted by Sarah and Alonzo Gunn, who formerly owned the house when it was a private residence. Guests and owners have reportedly heard footsteps, and seen the apparitions of a woman in a shawl and a man in a top hat and old-fashioned cape. (Submitted by ...
Kingsville Public Library
In the older section of 1885 Kingsville Public Library, folks say the apparition of a man in a tall black hat wanders the stacks. Strange noises and events have been reported as well. Many believe the library is haunted by several spirits.
It is alleged that the original owner of Punderson manor committed suicide by drifting out on the lake in a bathtub, and then, when he reached the middle, he pulled the plug and drowned. Why precisely he would have chosen this method is not known, whether it actually occurred ...
Willoughby hills, ohio.
Squire's Castle is only a shell of a castle built in the 1890s by Feargus B. Squire. It was meant to be the gatekeeper's house for his future country estate, never built. Now Squire's Castle is open to the public, and it is said to be haunted by Squire's wife ...
Squire's Castle is actually a 3-story stone caretaker's cottage for a never-built mansion, and legend has it that it's home to an unhappy female ghost. Feargus B. Squire planned to built a mansion as well, but until then, his family took up residence in the cottage. His wife hated the ...
This century-old building was purchased in 2012 and is slated to be renovated into condominiums. It was once a fashionable hotel, but fell into disrepair and was known as a hang-out for the homeless for several decades. There are rumors about a "ghost bride" that some believe to ...
Chagrin Valley Athletic Club
Chagrin falls, ohio.
This historic building now houses the county athletic club, but was formerly a schoolhouse. During its history, a cruel schoolmistress punished a girl to the extent that she died, leading to the closure of the school and the basis of the haunting that occurs nowadays. People in the quiet library ...
University heights, ohio.
Hamlin Hall has a haunt. Who is he? The apparition and cold spots that appear and disappear around a stairwell are said to belong to a young man who passed away inside the building.
Market Square Building
This building features both an old-fashioned book store and a fascinating antiques market, which are both believed to be haunted. In the book store section of the building, staff report an entity that pushes books off shelves, and has been known to rearrange furniture while they are in the basement. ...
Kinsman General Store
This old-fashioned general store is believed to have a ghostly inhabitant in the basement, and is generally off limits to the public and visitors. Staff have reported seeing an old man smoking a pipe in the basement, and visitors have also smelt the overwhelming aroma of tobacco smoke on all ...
This historic hotel is not your average lodging place. Yes, you can spend the night for a fee, but as they will tell you, you won't sleep. The paranormal activity is said to be rich here, because some guests checked in but did not check out.
These recently constructed apartments were built over the top of an ancient burial ground, and residents have reported paranormal occurrences in the building ever since. Doors open and close by themselves, objects move around by themselves and the apparition of a man in a sombrero has been seen in the ...
Kline Opera House
This historic opera house was formerly the town church, built in the mid nineteenth century and the first in the surrounding county. The ghostly events surrounding the opera house began in the 1980's, when staff closing up the opera house for the night began to hear loud crashing noises and ...
Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Elvis and the Beatles are among the acts who have performed at Agora Theatre and Ballroom, and the place is said to be home to some spirits who never left. Apparitions have been seen here, especially one of a man wearing a yellow raincoat. During an investigation, a psychic declared ...
House of Wills
This historic funeral parlour appears to be one of the cities most haunted sites, as shown by the most recent street view image of the building. The photograph shows what appears to be a white apparition staring down into the street from a window on the second floor. This is ...
4604 Turney Road
Garfield heights, ohio.
This historic apartment has a darker history, and has a terrifying haunting associated with the building. In the early 1940's, a mass brawl occurred on the upper floor, and several people were murdered. Staff in stores below the apartments claim to hear thumps, screams and the sound of a ...
Gray's Armoury Historical Museum
The five story castle-like armory was built in 1893. People hear disembodied footsteps on the upper floors and on the grand staircase. Ghostly apparitions of men dressed in old-fashioned military uniform have been seen throughout the building, but vanish when approached. (Submitted by Callum Swift)
This historic hotel was built over the site of many historic city landmarks including the cities first hotel, transferring the historical pasts of them into this building. Ghostly activity is mainly reported on the fourth floor, where lights turn on and off of their own accord and faucets switch on ...
Before this building became a night club and closed down, it was a celebrated local eatery. The owner became an alcoholic after his wife died, and both him and his legendary restaurant quickly fell apart until it went out of business. A night club built on the premises was closed ...
Warren City Hall
This historic mansion was built in 1871, and was turned into the town hall sometime later. The grounds of the beautiful mansion are haunted by a woman responsible for the death of her beloved nephew, who has been seen wandering around after hours calling his name, Night staff also report ...
Conneaut lake, pennsylvania.
Several ghosts are said to haunt this hotel including a ghost bride who allegedly died in a fire, a young child who died after falling down the stairs, and even a mad butcher who was dismembered in the kitchen. If you are looking for a haunted room, the Elizabeth's ...
Johnny Mango World Cafe & Bar is reportedly haunted by several ghosts, the oldest being a woman named Margaret who died in 1895 when her trolley car ran into the Cuyahoga River.
Franklin Castle was built in the mid 1800s by Hans Tiedemann, a wealthy German immigrant. Since then, it has been a clubhouse for a German singing society, headquarters for a German Socialist organization, a doctor's office, apartments, and a hideout for bootleggers. Many ghost stories surround the place, and here ...
Edmund Gleason Farmhouse
Valley view, ohio.
This historic farmhouse property is rumoured to have a whole horde of ghostly inhabitants. Passing motorists claim to have seen the figure of a spectral woman standing at windows, and have seen strange lights moving from room to room on the downstairs level. (Submitted by Callum Swift)
Bourbon House Bed and Breakfast
This historic mansion may still be in operation as an inn, but is more renowned for a recurring apparition reported here by former tenants and guests. The building is believed to be haunted by a former owner and the builder of the house, who has been known to communicate ...
Darrow Family Cemetery
Seven hills, ohio.
Rumor has it that at night at the Darrow Family Cemetery, which only has 7 gravesites, tombstones that are whole in daylight appear broken, and strange things can be seen and heard: Unexplained bright lights, running water, screams and howls.
Tick Tock Tavern
This historic arcade building houses a haunted restaurant and tavern. A former delicatessen housed in the building closed down due to overwhelming paranormal activity, which stemmed from the rear of the building. The ladies restroom was haunted by a spectre that would rattle the doors and speak in strange voices, ...
Burnt Wood Tavern
This popular local eatery and restaurant is haunted by a former owner, who passed away several years ago and is still attempting to run his establishment. He has been known to welcome new staff members to the restaurant, and calls out peoples names. (Submitted by Callum Swift)
Gudgeonville Covered Bridge
Even though the bridge was destroyed by an arsonist in 2008, activity has not stopped. EVP's are picked up; a little girl (believed to be a girl who fell from nearby cliffs) is thought to be one of the voices that is picked up as well other unrecognizable voices. Light ...
1927 building The Variety Theater was a vaudeville house, then a movie theater until the early 1980s. After that, it was a rock concert venue until it closed in 1986. Now, locals say, it's haunted by a white figure who hangs out on first floor by the water fountain. A ...
Days Inn Meadville
Witnesses at this Days Inn have been startled to see apparitions in the main building's kitchen and second-floor hallway. Spirits are said to tamper with the radio and lights, and unexplained footsteps and thumps have been heard from vacant rooms and in the hallways. Doors also have been known to ...
This historic playhouse is situated on an old farming property, as the theatre itself is a barn conversion. The former owner of the property, known to staff as 'Walter', has been seen and heard throughout the theatre. He often is heard sobbing in the theatre, and has been known to ...
The Taverne of Richfield
We have had numerous sitings at the Taverne. The building was built in 1886 in Richfield Ohio as a hotel/stagecoach stop. We have 3 ghosts. The original ghost is Baxter Wood who opened a hotel called the Center Hotel in the building which now houses local watering hole, the Doug ...
Axe Murder Hollow
On the dirt roads and wooded area behind Thomas Rd is where an axe murderer supposedly went on a rampage. One of the victims, a young woman, has been reported running and screaming as if she is being chased. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)
Baldwin-Wallace College's Kohler Hall, built in the 1870s as a Methodist Children's Home, is said to be home to a spirit that manifests as a blue haze. Something reportedly presses down on students in bed and throws off their blankets. And Lang Hall is allegedly haunted by namesake Emma Lang, ...
Bay village, ohio.
This quaint community theatre has been in operation for over half a century, but already seems to being developing a series of ghost stories associated with the theatre itself and the plot of land it was built upon. The first apparition is an man in an old-fashioned suit who appears ...
North olmsted, ohio.
According to reports, when the area was being cleared for building this hotel, the body of a woman was found. She had committed suicide by shooting herself in the head. Her ghost is said to remain at the hotel and may manifest as a shadowy form. She also turns the ...
In Hubbard, Ohio, the area where Pathour Wheeler Road and John White Road intersect is known to locals as "Hell's Corners." It is said that a young native American boy was shot on this spot many years ago, and that a jail once stood here where many hangings took ...
Cambridge springs, pennsylvania.
At this historic 1880s inn, the spirits have been known to crawl into bed with guests, dance in the ballroom to ghostly music, and open and close the doors.
Austintown Log House
There have been reported sightings of the apparition of a headless soldier in the historic log cabin. He is seen in various rooms of the house, as well as by motorists driving past the house in an upstairs window. (Submitted by Callum Swift)
Rose Hill Burial Park
Rose Hill Burial Park, founded in the 1920s, is haunted by a ghostly lady in white and ghost lights that witnesses say appear toward the back of the graveyard, possibly near the Jewish section.
Akron Civic Theatre
One of Akron Civic Theatre's ghosts is Fred the Janitor, who died during his shift and now returns to finish his work. He is said to get angry at people who mess up the restrooms. Another apparition of a well-dressed man appears sitting up in the balcony from time to ...
University of Akron
The University of Akron, founded in 1870 by the Universalist Church, has a few buildings rumored ot be haunted. One of them is the Sigma Nu House. Campus legend has it that a sorority girl hanged herself in the boiler room and her spirit lingers here to this day. Another ...
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