Haunted Places in Kanauga, Ohio



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    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    Opened in the early 1900s, the historic hotel is believed to be haunted by many ghosts. The most well known may be the apparition of a beautiful and disheveled young woman seen dancing on the mezzanine between floors 1 and 2. There are also rumored to be many other ghosts ...


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    Our House Museum

    Gallipolis, Ohio

    3.9 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Our House Museum is housed in a former 1819 tavern, rumored to be haunted. Footsteps have been heard in the front hall, and a woman has been heard singing in the second-floor ballroom.


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    Wildermuth Mansion

    Pomeroy, Ohio

    14.8 miles from Kanauga, OH

    My family has been restoring the old Wildermuth mansion for the last 18 years now, have had lots of interesting things happen there and sightings too. Hhave seen animals several times in the house as well as seeing Mothman twice flying over the house! Yes twice! In the process of putting ...


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    Jenkins Plantation Museum

    Glenwood, West Virginia

    18.5 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The plantation, now a museum, was originally built in 1835 and was named after Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins of the Confederacy. The general is believed to haunt the house. Witnesses have seen his apparition and heard the sound of his boots walking in the building.


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    Hurricane Creek Rd

    Hurricane, West Virginia

    24.7 miles from Kanauga, OH

    A woman and a small child in out of style clothes have been seen, before vanishing. Not much is known about them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Harvey Wells House

    Wellston, Ohio

    28.3 miles from Kanauga, OH

    This historic house was a dark history, with a former owner jumping to his death from the upper floor after a combination of troubling equations and a drinking problem. The was refurbished as a nursing home, which closed down several decades ago. Staff working here claimed to see him ...


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    Athens Lunatic Asylum - The Ridges

    Athens, Ohio

    32.7 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Featured on TV's The Scariest Places on Earth, the asylum has long been a place of mystery and hauntings. There are 1,930 graves at three cemeteries nearby, all marked with only a number. Research has shown that some of the mysterious dead mental health patients may have been veterans, victims ...


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    Keith-Albee Theatre

    Huntington, West Virginia

    33.2 miles from Kanauga, OH

    This 1920s rococo theater building is said to be one of the area's most haunted places. Deaths that have occurred here include two electricians electrocuted in the basement, a maintenance man who died in the projection room, and a homeless man who froze to death below the stage area. Witnesses ...


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    Ohio University

    Athens, Ohio

    33.6 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Ohio University has a few different spots that are said to be haunted: The Brown House is haunted by donor Millie Brown, who peers out a window; also the phantom sounds of kids splashing in a long-gone pool have been heard in the back yard. The Delta Tau Delta fraternity ...


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    Colonial Lanes

    Huntington, West Virginia

    34.1 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The 1959 bowling alley, in particular its tavern, is rumored to be haunted by Mr. Frankel, a former owner. Witnesses describe a smell of cherry pipe tobacco, heavy footsteps coming from the stockroom, their names being whispered or called out, the kitchen door opening and then slamming shut, and other ...


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    Woodland Cemetery

    Coal Grove, Ohio

    35.7 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Along the banks of the Ohio River in Ironton, Ohio is Woodland Cemetery, also known as the City of the Dead. Founded in 1871, it presently contains more than 8,000 graves. The cemetery entrance is beautifully gated and the cemetery itself is beautifully landscaped. Its departed residents include veterans from ...


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    Bluegrass Inn

    Ashland, Kentucky

    36.5 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Its room 129 and 127. Very light blue orbs about the size of a softball feeling of dread and hair stay raised up whole time in the rooms and I was scratched 3 finger nail scratches down my back that were not deep but very bright red and burned a ...


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    Paramount Joe - Paramount Arts Center

    Ashland, Kentucky

    36.6 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Originally called the Paramount Theatre and opened in 1931, the Paramount Arts Center is said to be haunted by a ghost locals call Paramount Joe. According to Joe's legend, as the theater was being built, four workmen were in the auditorium. Three went to lunch, and when they came back, ...


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    Z. D. Ramsdell House

    Kenova, West Virginia

    37.8 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Businessman Z.D. Ramsdell's home was completed in 1858, and rumor has it it was built on the site of an Adena Indian burial mound. It was said to have contained a hidden basement used in the Underground Railroad. Ramsdell died of tuberculosis in 1886, and although the restored house is ...


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    Blennerhassett Hotel

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    42.9 miles from Kanauga, OH

    A wide variety of ghosts and haunted activity is claimed about this hotel with the hard to pronounce name. Allegedly there is a man in grey who haunts the second floor and this floor is also where the elevator makes frequent, unplanned and unasked for stops. Is the ...


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    Smoot Theater

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    43 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Built in 1926, the now-restored Smoot Theater is believed to be the site of some strange goings-on. Witnesses have reported strange sounds and shadows at night, cold spots, and unexplained electrical issues.


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    Parkersburg Art Center

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    43.2 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The ghosts here are transplants from the former haunted Camden Theater, which once stood on this site. The theater burned down in 1928, and its resident ghosts remained to haunt the land where the theater once stood. When the Parkersburg Art Center was built, the "homeless" ghosts moved right in. ...


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    Capitol Plaza Theatre

    Charleston, West Virginia

    43.8 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The ghost of John Welch and his daughter Molly are said to haunt the theater. Welch was the owner of a mansion that stood on the property in the 1830s to 1860s, before it was torn down to build the theater. Molly died of pneumonia at age 8, and her ...


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    Empty Glass Cafe

    Charleston, West Virginia

    45 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The café and bar is haunted by a former bartender who died in a car crash. He has been known to change the jukebox music and has been seen walking through the bar area by patrons before vanishing. Staff have also encountered another entity on the second floor who slams ...


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    The Empty Glass

    Charleston, West Virginia

    45 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The haunt at this bar is rumored to be a former bartender who was killed in a car accident. Witnesses say the ghost plays pranks on both employees and bar patrons, such as playing his favorite songs on the jukebox. One report says that when the jukebox came on by ...


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  • Haunting Tales from the Tree City
    Kent Historical Society
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    West Virginia State Capitol

    Charleston, West Virginia

    45.3 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The 1930s Capitol building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman as well as the spirit of a maintenance man who perished of a heart attack on the job. Some believe the 2 ghosts actually died in a 1921 fire; others dispute that claim.


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    Emmitt House

    Waverly, Ohio

    49.1 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Ghost tours here may turn up somethine eerie at this historic house, which has been featured on TV's Haunted Collector. Rumor has it that there are bones buried under the home's concrete slabs, which may be the catalyst for the spooky stuff that happens here.


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    A Georgian Manner Bed and Breakfast

    Logan, Ohio

    51.6 miles from Kanauga, OH

    At this historic inn, a murder mystery is said to have taken place in 1898. Then-owner John Engle was allegedly poisoned by his wife, who put strychnine in his coffee. She was acquitted of the crime. Witnesses have seen apparitions of a man and children in period clothing playing on ...


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    Schrader Road Tunnel

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    52.4 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Schrader Road Tunnel is rumored to be haunted by a ghost or two. A legend says that a woman put her unwanted baby on the train tracks, and then, in some versions of the story, hanged herself. The baby is heard crying here. But there may be another ghost as ...


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    Lafayette Hotel

    Marietta, Ohio

    54.1 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Voices and footsteps have been heard in empty hallways and rooms, while appliances turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close on their own and furniture and luggage is moved around suites. Staff and guests have seen misty apparitions in the corridors, and a ghostly maid in a ...


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    Levee House Café

    Marietta, Ohio

    54.2 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The Levee House, built around 1826 as a dry goods store for merchant Dudley Woodbridge, later became La Belle Hotel and was rumored to have been a brothel at some time in its history. Its legend says that a brothel employee and a man who was visiting her were both ...


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    Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre

    Marietta, Ohio

    54.3 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre is home to specters who move objects in the prop room, create icy breezes, and grab the living by the shoulder. Rumor has it that the ghost is a former theater owner.


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    The Castle

    Marietta, Ohio

    54.5 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The Castle was built in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Melvin C. Clarke, who died in the Civil War battle Antietam. In 1889, the Castle was owned by newspaper publisher E.W. Nye's daughter Lucy Nye Davis. She and her husband Theodore Davis had two daughters named Jessie and Grace. Jessie ...


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    Marietta College - Alpha Xi Delta

    Marietta, Ohio

    54.6 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Marietta College's Alpha Xi Delta sorority house, built in 1855, is said to be haunted by a former Ohio governor. George White and his family lived there after the turn of the century, and he became governor in the 1930s. George's apparition has been seen by witnesses, wearing a gray ...


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    Comfort Inn Marietta

    Marietta, Ohio

    55.1 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Some surprising reports have come from people who have stayed at this Comfort Inn. Doors open when there is no one there, curtains are closed by unseen hands, and TVs turn on by themselves. Some even say they have felt the touch of an unseen presence on their shoulders.


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    Crosskeys Tavern

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    56.1 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Established in 1972, the Irish tavern is haunted by a prankish spirit called Harold who likes to turn the lights on and off, move objects, break glasses, and make footsteps and whispering sounds in the basement. Speculators say Harold may be the ghost of a man who was murdered behind ...


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    The Majestic Theatre

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    56.2 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The Majestic Theatre, formerly the Masonic Opera House, was built in 1853 on the site of Chillicothe's first bank, which burned down. In 1918 when a Spanish flu epidemic hit nearby Camp Sherman, the theater became a makeshift morgue and autopsy site. It is said that the soldiers' spilled blood ...


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    Twin City Opera House

    McConnelsville, Ohio

    57.9 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The 1890s Twin City Opera House is said to have been haunted since at least the 1960s, when a janitor wan out never to return. The apparition of a little girl named Elizabeth, age 10, has been seen peeking down from the catwalk and giggling. Another apparition of Everett Miller, ...


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    Mount Unger Cemetery

    Otway, Ohio

    61.3 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Local legends say Mount Unger Cemetery is visited by the spirit of a man who hanged himself here after having murdered his wife.


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    X Cave - Carter Caves State Resort Park

    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    61.8 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Cave X is called this because it has 4 entrances that meet in the center, like an X. This cave is said to be haunted by two Cherokee lovers. It is said that warrior Huraken found this cave and its hidden vein of silver, but kept it a secret so ...


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    Mickey's Bar & Grill

    Lancaster, Ohio

    64.7 miles from Kanauga, OH

    This historic tavern was formerly the headquarters for an oil company, and at the turn of the nineteenth century, a man was allegedly killed in a machinery accident on the premises. His apparition has been known to talk to patrons in strange voices and he has also been known to ...


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    Tammi Jo Jean's Cafe

    Lancaster, Ohio

    65 miles from Kanauga, OH

    This historic store and an adjoining row of stores are believed to be haunted by a series of playful entities. Bumps, bangs, voices, whistles and missing items are all among paranormal activity reported here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mudhouse Mansion

    Lancaster, Ohio

    65.9 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The house is an abandoned private residence, and the owner will sue you if you illegally visit the house without her permission. A white apparition has been seen standing at the front windows of the house, and strange lights move around the upper levels. Ghostly slaves and murdered family members ...


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    Clay Haus

    Somerset, Ohio

    67.1 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Clay Haus, a restaurant that serves German and American fare, is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have seen apparitions, heard knocks and footsteps and felt eerie presences.


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    Clay Haus Restaurant

    Somerset, Ohio

    67.1 miles from Kanauga, OH

    This restaurant is housed in a historic building, which was built over the site of a civil war house. During the levelling of the lower floor, the current owners dug out the basement using their hands, and came across many interesting artefacts, which are on display in the main ...


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  • Cleveland Ghosts
    Charles, Jr. Cassady
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    Roundtown Players

    Circleville, Ohio

    67.5 miles from Kanauga, OH

    Built in the 1890s as a memorial for Civil War soldiers, this building has housed a public library, an armory, and now the Round Town Players theatrical group. An apparition of a Civil War soldier has been seen reflected in the mirrors at Memorial Hall.


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    Wickerhamm Inn

    Peebles, Ohio

    67.6 miles from Kanauga, OH

    At this 1800s building, a murder is said to have led to the haunting that occurs here. The place was a tavern until the 1850s, and so the legend says, a stagecoach driver was murdered and beheaded here in a 1820s robbery. Although there were bloodstains on the floor and ...


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    Glen Ferris Inn

    Glen Ferris, West Virginia

    69.5 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The 1839 inn is thought to be haunted by a ghost of a Confederate soldier with a long beard, nicknamed The Colonel. He is a friendly and playful ghost, known to close doors behind people, make the birdbath water bubbly and frothy, and walk around with audible footsteps. His apparition ...


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    Hawks Nest State Park

    Ansted, West Virginia

    74.7 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The site of the famouse cliff Lovers' Leap, this park has a long history of being haunted. Its legend tells of 1800s lovers who leapt off the cliff. Some say the pair were Native Americans, others say they were pioneers. In some tales the girl became dizzy and fell, and ...


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    The Precinct Office Center

    West Union, Ohio

    75.4 miles from Kanauga, OH

    This historic former jailhouse is now the county office, but has a haunting dating back to the turn of the nineteenth century. Prisoners were reportedly frightened by a apparition robed in white, who repeatedly floated past their cells without making a sound before vanishing. This manifestation has made various ...


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    Wells Inn

    Sistersville, West Virginia

    79.2 miles from Kanauga, OH

    At this 1890s inn, both the guests and the staff have heard the sounds of writing and footsteps, witnessed doors that open or close by themselves, and felt a chilly presence.


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    Ramada Inn

    Paintsville, Kentucky

    79.6 miles from Kanauga, OH

    This Ramada Inn is said to have a ghost of a woman who walks in high heels through the atrium as well as unexplained voices, levitating objects, and a man's apparition. A woman is heard laughing in Room 216.


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    Siesta Motel

    Norwich, Ohio

    80.8 miles from Kanauga, OH

    This motel is said to be haunted by the spirit of an angry man who had been staying at the night there after a fight with his mother. And as it so happened, that night he was the victim of a burglary. The still-enraged man attacked the burglar upon finding ...


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    Walnut Knolls Housing Estate

    Columbus, Ohio

    83.1 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The building is now vacant, and was previously a mental hospital around fifty years ago. There are reports of people hearing loud footsteps in the building, seeing ghostly lights moving around the upper level and having objects thrown at them by an aggressive entity. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Licking County Jail

    Newark, Ohio

    85 miles from Kanauga, OH

    The Old Licking County Jail building, constructed in 1889, has an eerie castle-like appearance reminiscent of the Tower of London. In its day it housed many a notorious murderer and serial killer. It was here that Carl Etherington, a Dry-Agent Detective, was once held in a cell for his protection ...


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