Cincinnati August 18, 2017
5 Disturbing Cemeteries Around Cincinnati That Will Give You Goosebumps
Cemeteries are often beautiful, peaceful places where those who have passed on may have a final resting place. Of course, some are also often associated with a creepy ghost story or two. Cincinnati area cemeteries are no different, and there are a few that are legendary for the terrifying tales that told by visitors. After reading these stories – and definitely after visiting – you’ll surely have a pretty serious case of goosebumps.
1. Miami Cemetery
Located at the corner of SR-128 & Mill Street in Miamitown, this cemetery has an interesting past. This location actually includes grave sites that were moved here from other cemeteries. There are stories that tell of the difficulties of these moves, resulting in some creepy situations. Many visitors claim an unsettling feeling when walking around the grounds, and there are also stories of a young girl, dressed in white, who wanders the cemetery at night.
2. Spring Grove Cemetery
Known as one of the most beautiful resting places in the country, Spring Grove Cemetery is a peaceful place to wander... usually. Speaking of wandering, there is one particular grave that is said to have a pair of wandering eyes! A bust of Cincinnatian Charles Breuer sits above his grave and his glass eyes appear to be watching you, no matter where you move.
3. Hickory Flats Cemetery
If you're from the Trenton area, then you've likely heard of the Hatchet Man that supposedly roams the Hickory Flats Cemetery at night. The story goes that an old caretaker, armed with a hatchet, will chase out anyone who tries to enter the cemetery at night. Of course, you really shouldn't be there anyway, as it's against the law to wander Ohio cemeteries after dark.
4. Dog Street Cemetery (AKA Kings Island Cemetery)
The next time you're riding the Son of Beast or enjoying some blue ice cream, drive down to the north end of the parking lot at Kings Island and you'll find a cemetery from the 1800's known as Dog Street Cemetery. There are many tales of hauntings within the park itself, and some say that one of the most infamous ghosts actually resides in this very cemetery. A little girl dressed in a 19th century-era blue dress is said to roam throughout the park, especially the water park and the train tracks. There are several separate reports, and they all eerily describe her in the same way. To see this area up close, be sure to check out the video below.
5. Music Hall & Washington Park
Yes, these popular Cincinnati attractions are definitely not cemeteries... at least, not anymore. But they happen to be two of the most haunted spaces in the city and many believe that has to do with what lies beneath the ground of this area. This property was once used as a Potter's Field, which is a burial place for the unknown. A very sad place, indeed. It was then used as an orphanage, which could also lend itself to plenty of haunted tales. During renovations and restoration of Music Hall, many skeletons and bones have been unearthed. This area is much-loved and a beautiful gathering place today, but it still has a creepy past and plenty of present-day ghost stories.
With Cincinnati’s colorful history, it will always have its fair share of ghost stories. Have you experienced any of these spooky tales? Did we miss any other haunted cemeteries in Cincinnati? Share with us in the comments!
And for more haunted spots around Cincinnati, check out our previous article