Driving Down This Haunted Ohio Road Will Give You Nightmares
There are some roads, like Ohio’s Buckley Road, that are better left untraveled. The state of Ohio is home to several eerie, haunted roads, but there’s one in particular that frightens visitors over and over.
If you take Route 732 north out of Oxford and turn left onto the country road Buckley Road at night, you might encounter the “Phantom Motorcyclist,” who was struck by a car and decapitated one night after alcohol impaired his motor skills and he crashed headlong into a barbed-wire fence, according to Weird Ohio.
Legend has it, the cyclist was dating a local girl, and her parents did not approve. In order to see each other, the girl would sneak out at night after her parents were asleep and flash the porch light (or a flashlight) three times to signal the motorcyclist. Waiting down the road from the girl’s house (which is no longer standing,) he would see the flashing lights from the top of the street and drive down the hills on his motorcycle to meet up with her. But one night, he didn’t make it to her.
Today, nearby college students and other visitors frequent the area at night in hopes of encountering the ghost of the decapitated cyclist searching for his long-lost love.
To see the headlight of the ghost’s motorcycle, turn off your engine, flash your headlights three times and wait. People who have done this report seeing a white light coming toward them from across the hills at a high speed.
To view the haunted Buckley Road phenomenon in action, watch the video below:
* Please note: The following video contains profanity.
What do you think of this eerie phenomenon? Have you experienced Buckley Road for yourself? Are you brave enough to travel along this haunted road in Ohio?
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What's another haunted road in Ohio?
There's something about driving down a quiet, lonely road at night that ignites the imagination and invites all sort of creepy thoughts and supernatural sights. Within a unique geographical niche in north Columbus winds Walhalla Road, where it is said that at night passerby are haunted by a man who killed his wife and children before committing suicide beneath the road’s bridge. The legends of the infamous Walhalla Road in Columbus Ohio may vary — but the hauntings remain. The legends of Walhalla Road differ, but the basic story claims that there once was a Dr. Mooney who lived with his wife and children in one of the homes along Walhalla Road sometime in the 1950s. After a slow descent into insanity, he supposedly killed his wife and children. Today, it is said that a blue light haunts the road at night, and it's widely regarded about the most haunted road in Ohio.
Of course, there are many, many more haunted places in Ohio, including Renaissance Hotel, Lake View Cemetery, Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Agora Theater & Ballroom, and Kingsbury Run, all in Cleveland; the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield; the Golden Lamb Inn and Restaurant in Lebanon; Spring Grove Cemetery near Cincinnati; and Moonville Tunnel in southeastern Ohio.