Some houses just look haunted. Whether it’s their decaying appearance, unusual origin or mysterious tale of abandonment, some houses just (silently) scream hauntings of restless spirits or wandering ghosts. Here are 10 creepy houses in Ohio that we think could be haunted—if only their walls could talk…
1. Abandoned house on Harmar Hill (Marietta)
Although it's full of unusual character and color, you have to wonder why this home on Harmar Hill in Marietta, Ohio stands vacant.
2. The Round House (Logan)
Hidden along Old US 33 in Logan, Ohio stands this mysterious, round and concrete house. Weird Ohio reports that the house was built in the early 70s and completed in 1973 by a Mr. Stewart. Known as "Stewart's Folly," the round house was supposedly a prototype for a new, highly durable type of home for people that lived on hurricane-prone coasts. For unknown reasons, Stewart stopped production and never moved into the house as planned. Additionally, the blueprints and design notes were reportedly lost in a fire. Today, the strange house eerily sits abandoned in the Hocking Hills area.
3. Abandoned house along State Rt. 555 (Cutler)
This creepy, abandoned house along State Rt. 555 in Cutler, Ohio is suspected by locals (and passerby) to be haunted.
4. Crites Octagon House (Circleville)
Known as the Crites House and the Octagon House, this eight exterior-wall abandoned home sits in Circleville, Ohio behind the city's Wal-Mart Super Center. Plans to restore the home were never fulfilled.
5. Abandoned house along Jackson Pike (Grove City)
This abandoned home along Jackson Pike in Grove City, Ohio was long ago occupied and currently sits hollow and cold, slowly being reclaimed by nature.
6. "Witch's Hat House" (Senecaville)
Within a small village in Guernsey County, (Senecaville), sits this undeniably creepy abandoned house that resembles a witch's hat along Bridge Street near Webster Lane.
7. Ivy covered house in an abandoned mining town (Sewellsville)
This abandoned home is almost entirely covered by ivy within an abandoned mining town in Sewellsville, Ohio just north of I 70 east of Cambridge.
8. Abandoned brick house along Old US 33 (Haydenville)
Close to Logan, Ohio you'll find yet another mysterious, abandoned and boarded up home known as the "Poston House."
9. "The Anchorage" (Marietta)
Known as the "Anchorage" and built in 1859 by Douglas Putnam for his wife, this grand 22-room house now stands vacant. Locals speculate that it's haunted, and the house is currently owned by the Ohio Historical Society for restoration purposes.
10. Abandoned house along Zartman Rd. (Thornville)
This eerie home along Zartman Rd. in Thornville, Ohio mysteriously stands hollow and overgrown with ivy. Do you think ghosts haunt these grounds?
Have you personally explored or passed by any of these abandoned houses before? Do you know if they’re haunted? Share your experiences, photos and stories with us in the comments below!