Ohio’s rich history is bound to come with a restless lingering spirit or two. If you enjoy some spooky thrills, then you’ll want to pay a visit to the following haunted hotels. (If you don’t, then by all means, stay clear of these!)
The following hotels are among Ohio’s oldest and most haunted places to stay.
1) The Golden Lamb Inn (Lebanon)
Ohio's oldest operating hotel, founded in 1803, is guaranteed to have a haunting or two. A young girl named Sarah and the ghost of Charles R. Sherman, an Ohio Supreme Court Justice who died at the inn in 1829, haunt this historic hotel.
Pictured is The Golden Lamb Inn in November of 1936. Numerous famous individuals have stayed at this hotel, including Charles Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain and 12 U.S. presidents. Many of the hotel's rooms are named and themed after the famous guests.
2) Hotel Lafayette (Marietta)
Just like Ohio's oldest hotel is bound to host a haunting or two, Ohio's oldest town is bound to host a haunted hotel or two. At Hotel Lafayette, guests have reported unexplained oddities for years. Missing items, suitcases turned upside-down and emptied shampoo bottles are just a few of the reported occurrences. The third floor is also supposedly haunted by a former owner of the hotel.
Pictured is the lobby of the Lafayette Hotel.
3) Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
This restored hotel is allegedly haunted by a "Lady in Green" who could be the wife a worker who was killed during the hotel's construction in the 1930s.
4) Punderson Manor (Newbury)
Employees and guests at this Tudor-style state park lodge in Newbury have frequently reported several strange occurrences including doors opening and closing on their own, faucets turning on and off on their own and sounds of laughter when no one is around.
Pictured is the lobby at Punderson Manor.
5) The Buxton Inn (Granville)
Founded in 1812, this historic hotel is reportedly haunted by former innkeepers—and rooms 7 and 9 are popular with guests seeking paranormal happenings.
6) The Hackett Hotel (Marietta)
The renovated Hackett Hotel, originally built in 1899, also houses the Galley Restaurant—and both are said to be haunted by a ghost named Charlotte and other spirits.
So, what do you think? Ready for an overnight stay at one of these places? (Yeah, me neither…)