Few People Know One Of Ohio's Most Popular Colleges Is Hiding A Dark And Terrifying Secret
By Sarah McCosham|Published October 26, 2022
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Athens is widely regarded as the most haunted city in Ohio, so it’s only appropriate that the city’s popular college is steeped in its own haunted lore and legends. On the hill overlooking Ohio University sits The Ridges, a stately part of campus that is hiding a dark and haunting secret. You see, the site was originally the Athens Asylum for the Insane, and there’s something downright eerie about these grounds.