Here in Ohio, we have our fair share of all things eerie, ghostly, and just straight-up creepy. The following are what we think are the top haunted places in Ohio. Don’t be afraid to visit, though, because experiencing a haunting is just about one of the most exciting things you can do here in the Buckeye State! And some of the ghosts may even be friendly, too.
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Address: 2844 River Rd, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094, USA
Address: 2001 Garden Blvd, Lima, OH 45805, USA
Address: 45 E 2nd St, Chillicothe, OH 45601, USA
Address: Hope-Moonville Rd, McArthur, OH 45651, USA
Address: 4308 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA
Address: Walhalla Rd, Columbus, OH 43202, USA
Address: 12021 Echo Dell Rd, East Liverpool, OH 43920, USA
Address: Boston, OH 44264, USA
Address: Radar Hill Trail, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Address: 100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, OH 44905, USA
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haunted places in Ohio
February 12, 2021
What haunted hiking trails can I take in Ohio?
If you’re looking for an eerie trek, you can explore a haunted railroad tunnel via the Moonville Rail Trail in McArthur, Ohio. The trail itself serves as a reminder of the Buckeye State’s coal-mining past. The ghost town of Moonville was originally founded in 1856, and the Marietta and Cincinnati railroad ran through the region. The train tunnel is rumored to be haunted by the spirit of a man who was killed by a train. Allegedly, his ghost roams the tunnel at night.
Are there any haunted hotels in Ohio?
Not only are there haunted hotels in Ohio, but they’re also among the best places to stay in the state! One that stands out is the Golden Lamb in Lebanon. The oldest continually operated hotel in the state was established in 1803 and you’ll find beautifully decorated dining rooms and historic hotel rooms where famous people have stayed over the years. Two of the ghosts that frequently make appearances include a young girl and a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, who died here and often wanders through the room with the scent of cigar smoke.
Are there any haunted restaurants or bars in Ohio?
Ohio is full of a lot of haunted bars and restaurants. Schmidt’s Sausage Haus is home to a friendly ghost who appears in the mirrors and brushes past guests as they dine. The Oliver House, in Toledo, is haunted by a ghost called The Captain who haunts the pool room. Crosskeys Tavern is another haunted watering hole in Chillicothe. The ghost, Harold, is known to throw drinks around, turn off lights, and have some fun testing guests’ courage.
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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