Visit These 7 Creepy Ghost Towns In Ohio At Your Own Risk
For the adventurous and the brave, ghost town hunting is an enjoyable hobby — for the rest of us, it’s just eerie. You will find several ghost towns in Ohio with questionable stories of abandonment. The following are seven creepy ghost towns in Ohio just waiting to be explored (or, you know, avoided):
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So, what do you think? Are you ready to explore some of these ghost towns in Ohio? (Or are you good with just reading about them from the comfort and safety of your own home? Cause, you know, that’s an option too.) Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
Are you enchanted by the more unusual places in Ohio? Treat yourself to a spooky adventure to the most haunted places in the Buckeye State.
Address: Hope-Moonville Rd, McArthur, OH 45651, USA
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Ghost Towns In Ohio
June 07, 2020
Can I visit any abandoned places in Ohio?
Are Ohio’s ghost towns awakening your inner explorer? We don’t blame you… there is a lot to discover in the Buckeye State, especially if you crave a healthy dose of urban exploration. There are many abandoned places that you can spot from the road (especially when it comes to old barns in the rolling countryside), but there are also some destinations that can be visited. The House of Wills in Cleveland opens every so often to offer tours, and the old Mansfield Reformatory also offers tours in select seasons.
What is the most naturally beautiful town in Ohio?
There’s something eerily charming about nature, especially when it is reclaiming places once claimed by man. Ohio is full of incredible, magical places, and nature is abundant in the Buckeye State. If you love spending time in the outdoors, you won’t be able to get enough of towns like Cuyahoga Falls, Lakewood, and Brecksville. In addition to boasting incredible views of the great outdoors, there are epic places to dine in these areas with equally striking views.
What is the most haunted place in Ohio?
Ohio may not have the reputation that spooky communities like those in New Orleans or Georgia have, but our state has a long history of hauntings. From legends passed on through indigenous communities prior to European colonization to modern day tales of spooky happenings, there are some surprising and scary legends in Ohio. Some of the locations said to be the most haunted in Ohio include Franklin Castle in Cleveland, Moonville Tunnel in McArthur, and the old Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield.
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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