Ohio February 28, 2017
The Creepy Small Town In Ohio With Insane Paranormal Activity
By now, you know just how creepy Ohio can be. (And we have the
haunted road trip to prove it.)
There is one small town, however, that’s more haunted than the rest. Within Wayne Township in Warren Country, you’ll find the village Waynesville. It’s a quaint, historic town with a population of approximately 2,834—but it’s rumored to have more than 30 haunted places.
Check it out:
This seemingly normal small town was actually deemed "the most haunted village in Ohio" by author Chris Woodyard' of the popular "Haunted Ohio" books.
The village of Waynesville actually offers monthly summer ghost tours and ghost hunter classes at select times throughout the year. Visit the Museum at the Friends Home for more information about these classes and tours. To visit their website, click
Also known as the "Antiques Capital of the Midwest" and "Home of the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival," it's hard to imagine that the humble village of Waynesville is actually full of hauntings.
Founded in the late 1700s, Waynesville has a rich history as one of the oldest towns in southwest Ohio. It was an early Quaker settlement and many of those cultural influences still thrive in the town today. Many of the town's buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Two of the most well known hauntings in the village involve the Hamel House and Stetson House. Other every day haunted places in the village involve the firehouse and Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village.
One of the most chilling stories centers on the Angel of the Garden Tea Room. Many passerby have noticed a face in the upstairs window looking down on the town. The creepiest part? In the 1950s, human bones were found upstairs. Consequently, these are thought to have once belonged to the ghost that often peers out the window.
The Quaker Meeting House (pictured) is another infamously haunted building in Waynesville.
The building contains no kitchen, however, mysterious sounds of a kitchen have been reported by visitors. Other times, passerby will hear organ music or see the ghost of a school teacher carrying a candle by the window late at night.
Have you ever been to Waynesville before? If so, did you have any ghostly encounters? Share your thoughts and experiences with us!
And for more haunted places in Ohio, check out our previous article,
This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Ohio.