Haunted Places in Newcomerstown, Ohio



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    Colonel Taylor Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Cambridge, Ohio

    16.5 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The people here say that Colonel Taylor and his lady still haunt this 1878 Victorian mansion. Guests have seen both of their apparitions on the stairway, and they may shake the beds from time to time. The ghosts are said to be friendly and angelic, watching over the guests.

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    Siesta Motel

    Norwich, Ohio

    22.5 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Prospect Place

    Trinway, Ohio

    23.4 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The 29-room mansion built in 1856 by abolitionist G.W. Adams is said to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house is said to be haunted by ghosts from its past, and has been featured on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.

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    The Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast

    Dover, Ohio

    25.4 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Guests at this 1800s inn, which was once a cobbler shop, have heard knocking on their doors when no one was there, and disembodied footsteps in the hallway. Those who have seen the ghost here say he is a man wearing a long dark coat.

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    The Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast

    Dover, Ohio

    25.4 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Guests at this 1800s inn, which was once a cobbler shop, have heard knocking on their doors when no one was there, and disembodied footsteps in the hallway. Those who have seen the ghost here say he is a man wearing a long dark coat.

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    Twin City Opera House

    McConnelsville, Ohio

    45 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Clay Haus

    Somerset, Ohio

    48.9 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Malabar Farm

    Lucas, Ohio

    49.2 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield built Malabar Farm in 1939, and the historic homesite is open for tours and wagon rides. It is said to be haunted by Ceely Rose. According to her story, she was in love with a boy who didn't feel the same. In order to spare ...

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    The Buxton Inn

    Granville, Ohio

    50.1 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Visit this inn and you may meet the ghost of Orrin Granger, the pioneer who built it in 1812. Or you may spot Major Horton Buxton, after whom the inn was named. Major Buxton operated the inn during the late 1800s. Former innkeeper Bonnie Bounell is also said to have ...

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    West Virginia State Penitentiary

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    51.8 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Once considered one of the most violent prisons in the US people believe that this prison's violent past has left an indelible mark on the building. People believe it is haunted by both active ghosts, possibly men who were murdered there, and also residual hauntings that take the form ...


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    Loyal Oak Tavern

    Norton, Ohio

    53.8 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The old tavern building was built in the 1840s, and was a cabinet shop in its early years. There are remnants of its older days as a tavern, such as a half-log bar in the basement as well as a 1930s keg. But locals here say that's not all that ...

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    Akron Civic Theatre

    Akron, Ohio

    56 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    One of Akron Civic Theatre's ghosts is Fred the Janitor, who died during his shift and now returns to finish his work. He is said to get angry at people who mess up the restrooms. Another apparition of a well-dressed man appears sitting up in the balcony from time to ...

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    Bissman Building

    Mansfield, Ohio

    58.6 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The Bissman Building, once a grocery warehouse built in 1886, is said to be very haunted; ghost hunts and tours are offered here. Many apparitions are seen here, including a man in a long coat and top hat and a young girl; footsteps have been heard on empty floors above, ...

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    Wells Inn

    Sistersville, West Virginia

    58.7 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Ohio State Reformatory

    Mansfield, Ohio

    58.9 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The prison, defunct since 1990, was the setting for the movie The Shawshank Redemption. It has been used as a setting or featured on many other movies, music videos and TV programs, including Ghost Adventures. Witnesses have experienced shadow figures, slamming cell doors and yelling voices, and female witnesses claim ...

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    Comfort Inn Marietta

    Marietta, Ohio

    60.5 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Spitzer House Bed and Breakfast

    Medina, Ohio

    61.5 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    At this 19th-century Victorian home-turned-inn, people have witnessed unexplained voices and music, and the piano in the parlor plays songs by itself. The ghost of a stern-looking man is said to appear in Ceilan's Room, and Anna's Room is haunted by a servant girl's spirit. The servant girl also has ...

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    Kelly Road

    Industry, Pennsylvania

    67.1 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    This road, also called the Mystery Mile by residents, is said to be haunted. What else could the explanation be for strange white apparitions and the tendency for animals here to turn from tame to fierce and bloodthirsty? Strange sounds are also heard along this road and in the forest ...

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    A Georgian Manner Bed and Breakfast

    Logan, Ohio

    68.3 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Parkersburg Art Center

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    69.5 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Smoot Theater

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    69.5 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Blennerhassett Hotel

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    69.6 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Ohio University

    Athens, Ohio

    70.3 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Athens Lunatic Asylum - The Ridges

    Athens, Ohio

    71.2 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    The Worthington Inn

    Worthington, Ohio

    75.7 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Spooky happenings reported here include apparitions, unexplained handprints on mirrors, and the smell of phantom cigar smoke.

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    Thurber House

    Columbus, Ohio

    75.9 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Thurber House, a nonprofit literary center and Thurber museum, is believe to be haunted. It was the home of Jamer Thurber, author and "New Yorker" cartoonist, and Thurber himself was reported to have had a ghostly experience. Witnesses now have heard footsteps on the back stairs and seen moving figures ...

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    Ohio Statehouse

    Columbus, Ohio

    76.7 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The Ohio Statehouse is a Greek Revival building that houses the government of Ohio. It is said to be haunted by former worker Tom Bateman, whose ghost appears on the staircase at 5 p.m. daily. The ghost is also said to turn lights of and on and move objects.

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    Harrison House Bed and Breakfast

    Columbus, Ohio

    77 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The house here was originally built in 1890, and when it became a bed-and-breakfast inn in the 1990s, the owners found that they were not alone! Spirits are said to haunt the second and third floors, and can also be found near the front door and first-floor closet. Ghosts said ...

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    Dixmont State Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    80.3 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The 1862 hospital was haunted by many entities, notably a male spirit who was said to guard the morgue area and frighten away intruders. The hospital building was closed in 1984 and was demolished in 2006.

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    Candlewood Suites

    North Olmsted, Ohio

    80.4 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    According to reports, when the area was being cleared for building this hotel, the body of a woman was found. She had committed suicide by shooting herself in the head. Her ghost is said to remain at the hotel and may manifest as a shadowy form. She also turns the ...


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    Hell's Corners

    Hubbard, Ohio

    81.7 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    In Hubbard, Ohio, the area where Pathour Wheeler Road and John White Road intersect is known to locals as "Hell's Corners." It is said that a young native American boy was shot on this spot many years ago, and that a jail once stood here where many hangings took ...

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    Hill View Manor

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    83.5 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    The historic manor was once a nursing home, and folks claimed the spirit of a little boy would pay a visit now and then. It was said that those who saw him would pass away shortly. Witnesses also have reported full-body manifestations that float through walls.

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    Johnny Mango

    Cleveland, Ohio

    83.9 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Johnny Mango World Cafe & Bar is reportedly haunted by several ghosts, the oldest being a woman named Margaret who died in 1895 when her trolley car ran into the Cuyahoga River.

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    Franklin Castle

    Cleveland, Ohio

    84 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Franklin Castle was built in the mid 1800s by Hans Tiedemann, a wealthy German immigrant. Since then, it has been a clubhouse for a German singing society, headquarters for a German Socialist organization, a doctor's office, apartments, and a hideout for bootleggers. Many ghost stories surround the place, and here ...

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    Punderson Manor

    Newcomerstown, Ohio

    84.6 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    It is alleged that the original owner of Punderson manor committed suicide by drifting out on the lake in a bathtub, and then, when he reached the middle, he pulled the plug and drowned. Why precisely he would have chosen this method is not known, whether it actually occurred ...

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    Roundtown Players

    Circleville, Ohio

    84.7 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Agora Theatre and Ballroom

    Cleveland, Ohio

    85.1 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Elvis and the Beatles are among the acts who have performed at Agora Theatre and Ballroom, and the place is said to be home to some spirits who never left. Apparitions have been seen here, especially one of a man wearing a yellow raincoat. During an investigation, a psychic declared ...

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    Harmony Inn

    Harmony, Pennsylvania

    85.9 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Local legend has it that this restaurant is haunted by two spirits: a ghost named Louie and the apparition of a woman. Louie was allegedly killed right outside on the inn's front steps. The ghostly woman is seen near the entranceway, between the bar and the dining room.

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    Squire's Castle

    Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    90.9 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Squire's Castle is only a shell of a castle built in the 1890s by Feargus B. Squire. It was meant to be the gatekeeper's house for his future country estate, never built. Now Squire's Castle is open to the public, and it is said to be haunted by Squire's wife ...

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    Sleep Inn

    Sandusky, Ohio

    95.5 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Workers at the Sleep Inn have said they can feel a presence on the third floor. Doors slam and unexplained footsteps are sometimes heard in the hallways, and in several rooms on that floor, odd things have happened. In 312, the curtains flutter and open when there is no one ...


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    James A. Garfield National Historical Site

    Mentor, Ohio

    97.1 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    James A. Garfield National Historical Site, former residence of president James A. Garfield, is believed to be haunted by Garfield's wife Lucretia. Security personnel have heard Lucretia walking upstairs at night and she has been known to turn lights on after the guards turn them off. She also is said ...

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    The Majestic Theatre

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    97.6 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Crosskeys Tavern

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    97.7 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Hotel Breakers

    Sandusky, Ohio

    100.9 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    It is said that in Room 169 during the 1900s, a guest named Mary hanged herself in her room. This is rumored to have led to at least some of the many haunting episodes here. Guests and employees alike have witnessed unexplained noises, electrical issues, and faceless apparitions. Some reports ...

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    Rider's Inn

    Painesville, Ohio

    101.2 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    A Civil War soldier's ghost is said to stand near the windows and wave. Also, the spirit of a former innkeeper's wife named Suzanne is said to reside here as well. Suzanne is said to have come to the door in her nightgown to let guests in when the owners ...

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    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    102.8 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    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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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    104.4 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Once the Weston State Hospital, the asylum is said to be haunted by former patients who passed away there. The plentitude of paranormal phenomena heard, seen, and felt here has prompted its appearance on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.

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    Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    105.4 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    At this circa 1800s bed-and-breakfast inn, strange things are afoot. A TV on the third floor turns itself down when the volume is turned up, and toilets flush by themselves. In Room 11, also on the third floor, a little girl fell to her death out the window, and her ...

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    Our House Museum

    Gallipolis, Ohio

    106.1 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Emmitt House

    Waverly, Ohio

    107.9 miles from Newcomerstown, 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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    Knickerbocker Hotel

    Linesville, Pennsylvania

    113.8 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    This historic hotel is not your average lodging place. Yes, you can spend the night for a fee, but as they will tell you, you won't sleep. The paranormal activity is said to be rich here, because some guests checked in but did not check out.

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    Hotel Conneaut

    Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

    115.7 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Several ghosts are said to haunt this hotel including a ghost bride who allegedly died in a fire, a young child who died after falling down the stairs, and even a mad butcher who was dismembered in the kitchen. If you are looking for a haunted room, the Elizabeth's ...

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    Days Inn Meadville

    Meadville, Pennsylvania

    119.6 miles from Newcomerstown, OH

    Witnesses at this Days Inn have been startled to see apparitions in the main building's kitchen and second-floor hallway. Spirits are said to tamper with the radio and lights, and unexplained footsteps and thumps have been heard from vacant rooms and in the hallways. Doors also have been known to ...

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