The Creepy Small Town Near Cleveland With Insane Paranormal Activity
By Nikki Rhoades|Updated on December 09, 2022(Originally published December 03, 2022)
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
Boston Township is like much of Northeast Ohio: sleepy, historic, and quaint. Unlike much of Northeast Ohio, though, it has a sinister set of stories intertwined with its history. Comprised of the villages of Peninsula and Boston Heights, this town will simultaneously charm you and give you the chills. Now is the season of s’mores and ghost stories, so read closely, because you will want to pass on the tales of this creepy town when you next find yourself sitting beside a bonfire. If you’re looking for haunted places in Cleveland, Ohio, read on!
While these photos of Boston Township may seem creepy, the lore surrounding the area is just that: lore. Legends are a fascinating aspect of human history, and they’re worth retelling… some, like the persisting legend of Troy have led to archaeological discoveries like the unlucky city itself. Historic structures from the town’s heyday can be visited in the Boston Mills Historic District of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Interestingly, there’s always a bit of fact in every piece of local lore. Remember that chemical spill we mentioned? That’s a bit of fact that comes from the Krejci Dump nearby. While it was once a toxic waste dump, it has since been cleaned, restored, and reclaimed by nature.
What are your favorite haunted places in Cleveland, Ohio? Tell us in the comments! If you’re craving more exploration of local legend, visit two Ohio landmarks that are said to be among the most haunted places in the nation.
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What are some other haunted places in Cleveland, Ohio?
Northeast Ohio is a haunted region with much history. From the horrors of the Torso Murders to tragedies like the Cleveland Clinic Fire and an explosion in 1944, there is a dark side to life here that locals often prefer to forget. Each autumn, however, we are reminded of the chills and thrills our region offers as we move closer to Halloween. There are countless incredible haunted houses in the area, but a few destinations are genuinely haunted by spirits that’ll cloud your dreams. Here are the most haunted places in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit, if you dare!
The House of Wills. Cleveland's House of Wills has a complicated past shrouded in death and mystery. Not only did it serve as a funeral home, but also as a socialite club, an opera house, a hospital, and possibly even a speakeasy. It has been left to the elements for years, but its resident spirits don't seem to notice that time has passed.
Landoll's Mohican Castle. This gorgeous castle may look medieval, but it is in all actuality a modern construct. Of course, that doesn't mean it doesn't hide a few secrets. Its campus is home to a cemetery from the 1830s, and you can embark on a guided tour of it this October. As the tour concludes, you'll have the opportunity to try to communicate with the spirits that call this castle home.
Erie Street Cemetery. There's a lot of history downtown, even though the neighborhood's artsy endeavors and modern attitudes may make it easy to forget. Its cemeteries, however, never forget the stories of those that rest eternally within. Erie Street Cemetery is notoriously haunted, but so, too, are some truly unexpected places.
Simon Perkins Stone Mansion. Take a look at the stairs in the gorgeous Simon Perkins Stone Mansion and you just may be greeted by the ghostly figure of a woman, watching you with fascination. Is such a sighting a trick or a treat?
Punderson Manor State Park. Punderson Manor State Park Lodge and Conference Center is gorgeous, and it has entertained many a visitor since its construction. The chimneys date back to 1904, but the surrounding Tudor-style home was built around them in the 1920s. There are dozens of spooky encounters that have occurred here over the years, and it is a bit of a mystery why. Would you dare spend the night in this lodge, one of the most haunted places in Cleveland, Ohio?