There are some eerie roads in Ohio that are better left untraveled. (As if Ohio didn’t already have enough of a haunted history…) With the Halloween holiday coming up, these streets are sure to be extra spooky this time of year. Don’t drive down this seven haunted streets in Ohio at night—unless you are completely immune to fear.
1. Walhalla Road (Columbus)
Within a unique geographical niche in north Columbus winds Walhalla Road, where it is said that passerby are haunted by a man who killed his wife before committing suicide beneath the road's bridge.
2. Lick Road (Cincinnati)
This country road twists and turns its way through the woods into a dead end right at the border of Hamilton and Butler counties. It is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a girl named Amy, who ran into the woods to escape an unknown assailant who killed her.
3. Schrader Road (Chillicothe)
Part of this road, located in Chillicothe, goes through a railroad tunnel where you can supposedly hear a baby crying if you drive through the tunnel at night with your lights off and windows down. (Something I will not try, thank you very much.)
4. Euler Road (Bowling Green)
Also known as "Crybaby Lane," this tree-lined country road is where people report hearing the cries of a baby at night. Legend has it that a mother hung her baby on one of the tree branches that hang over the roadway and that the cries are from the ghost of the infant.
5. Buckley Road (Oxford)
If you take Route 732 north out of Oxford and turn left onto the country road Buckley Rd. at night, you might encounter the "Phantom Bicyclist," who was struck by a car and killed one evening. Turn off your engine, flash your headlights three times and wait. People who have done this report seeing a white light coming toward them from across the hills.
6. Egypt Road (Salem)
The Egypt Road "Cry Baby Bridge" (pictured) isn't actually located on Egypt Road, but on an old, unusual road right off of Egypt Road in Salem near the Mahoning County line. This road and bridge is associated with a couple who once lost their child along this road while stopped at the bridge. Some say the child drowned beneath the bridge, while others say it just wandered off. Whatever the story, many say you can still hear the child's cries at night.
7. Pond Run Road (New Richmond)
Pond Run Road near New Richmond is said to be haunted by "Hook Man," a ghost with a hook looking for his hand and his disturbed parents, whose house was struck by lightening. (Legend has it, their bodies were found, but all that was left of the child's was his hand.)
Have you traveled down any of these roads at night? Do you have any spooky stories associated with them? Share your experiences (and photos, if you have any) with us in the comments below!