Haunted Places in Aberdeen, Ohio



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    Aberdeen Baptist Church

    Aberdeen, Ohio

    The apparitions of young children have been seen inside the church building and in front of it by passing motorists and parishioners. Screams come from inside the church during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Phillips' Folly

    Maysville, Kentucky

    Phillips' Folly is a three-story brick house begun around 1828 by Williams B. Phillips. Its nickname came about when Phillips vanished when only the frame had been built, leading folks to believe he had run out of funds for the project. Phillips came back a few years later and finished ...


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    Baird House Inn

    Ripley, Ohio

    7.9 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    This historic house inn may no longer be in operation, and is now a private residence. The inn was a popular stopover for travellers on the river, and since it was built in 1825, has had a colourful history. Guests and staff at the former inn have reported hearing ...


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    Rankin House

    Ripley, Ohio

    7.9 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Rankin House belonged to abolitionist Reverend John Rankin, and he was said to put a bright light in his attic window to symbolize to runaway slaves that it was safe to seek shelter here. Apparitions of slaves are said to appear on Jacob's Ladder near his house on moonless nights.


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    The Precinct Office Center

    West Union, Ohio

    15.1 miles from Aberdeen, 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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    Meldahl Locks and Dam - Foster Dam

    Felicity, Ohio

    24.1 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Visitors to Meldahl Locks and Dam, aka Foster Dam, at mile marker 436 on the Ohio River, have witnessed the presence of many spirits here, said to be folks who committed suicide or died accidentally here over the years.


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    Mount Unger Cemetery

    Otway, Ohio

    27.2 miles from Aberdeen, 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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    Wickerhamm Inn

    Peebles, Ohio

    29.4 miles from Aberdeen, 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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    Stepstone Church - Immaculate Conception Church

    Butler, Kentucky

    30 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Some reports say this church still stands, and others say it has been torn down. But rumor has it that whatever its state, it is haunted by four teen girls who some men hung on a cross in the loft before setting fire to the church. Witnesses have heard girls ...


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    Dead Man's Curve

    Bethel, Ohio

    31.8 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    This intersection has been the site of numerous accidents, usually people who lost control at the curve (hence the name). People report seeing a male hitchhiker who has no face. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Rohs Opera House

    Cynthiana, Kentucky

    34.3 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The current Rohs Opera House (pronounced ROSS) opened in 1941 with a showing of Down Argentine Way. Ticket price was $.05 for adults. It was originally built in 1871 as Aeolian Hall, a live production theatre located on the second floor. A silent movie projector was eventually added to bring ...


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    Owensville Town Hall

    Batavia, Ohio

    38.1 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    This historic building was formerly a church, and during the civil war, a cavalry was met by resistance from an old man with a shotgun inside the building, adding some additional history to the hall. However, it is not his spirit who is known to haunt the building, as ...


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    X Cave - Carter Caves State Resort Park

    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    39.6 miles from Aberdeen, 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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    Greenup Street Water Tower

    Alexandria, Kentucky

    39.9 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The apparition of a man in workman clothing has been standing underneath the water tower by local residents. He vanishes when approached, and appears to be confused or lost. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Carrington Rock

    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    44.4 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Apparitions of Confederate soldiers and a pacing woman have been seen at Carrington Rock. The woman, witnesses say, eventually throws herself off the edge, screaming as she falls. Witnesses also have heard the sounds of officers calling orders to soldiers and moans and cries of pain on the battlefield.


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    Sherman Tavern

    Dry Ridge, Kentucky

    45.4 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The Sherman Tavern is a historic former tavern built in 1812, which is in the process of being restored by local residents. It was a former stage stop for cattle drovers and American Indians. People restoring the historic building have reported seeing the apparitions of Confederate soldiers, and African American ...


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    Snow Hill Country Club

    New Vienna, Ohio

    48.3 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Snow Hill Country Club, built in the 1820s as a home for the Harris family, became a country club and golf course in 1924. "Dinner and a Ghost" events have been held there to introduce visitors to its haunts, which are said to cause electrical problems, weird sounds and smells, ...


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    Bobby Mackey's Music World

    Newport, Kentucky

    48.8 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    This night club is sometimes called "the most haunted night club in America." The building was once a slaughterhouse, but it has an even darker link. Alleged Satan worshippers Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling were said to have killed Pearl Bryan in 1897; her headless body was found near the ...


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    Christopher's Bed and Breakfast

    Bellevue, Kentucky

    49.6 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    This bed-and-breakfast inn was originally built as a 19th-century church. Among the unusual things that happen here: Apparitions have been spotted on the stairs, the piano plays by itself during the night, and disembodied voices and footsteps have also been reported.


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    Narrows Road

    Erlanger, Kentucky

    50 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    A phantom officer in a '50s police car haunts Narrows Road, locals say, pulling over living drivers late at night. The ghost is said to be the lingering spirit of a cop who was hit and killed by a car here while making a traffic stop in the 1950s. Some ...


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    Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home

    Covington, Kentucky

    50.1 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    This historic home was formerly a boarding house for students at a nearby mortuary college, and is rumoured to be haunted. Staff claim to have felt a strange in the building after dark, and have seen a shadowy male apparition on the landing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Taft Museum of Art

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    50.4 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The Taft Museum of Art, built in 1820 by Martin Baum, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Annie is the most famous, the wife of Charles Phelps Taft, half-brother of President William Howard Taft. They are the ones who donated the building to the city in 1932. Annie ...


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    Eden Park

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    50.5 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Imogene Remus, wife of notorious bootlegger George Remus, is rumored to haunt their former home. When George went to prison in the mid-1920s, Imogene sold all the furnishings in their mansion and many of his distilleries, essentially closing his business, and filed for divorce. On October 6, 1927, they were ...


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    Spring House Gazebo

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    50.6 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    In 1927 a wealthy and prominent business man and bootlegger murdered his wife Imogene in broad daylight and in front of a dozen witnesses (including her daughter) in the park's gazebo. She was on her way to the courthouse to divorce him and apparently, this was too much for ...


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    Cincinnati Art Museum

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    50.7 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The Cincinnati Museum of Art is not only renowned for its prized art collection, it is also well known for the various paranormal occurrences there. The first apparition seen here is the seven foot tall figure of a misty black figure with no face, who has reportedly materializes from a ...


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    Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    50.9 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    A ghostly Lady in Green walks the Hall of Mirrors and the mezzanine. She was seen often by construction workers in 1983, while the hotel was undergoing renovations. Legend has it that she was the wife of a worker who was killed during the hotel's construction in 1930. So the ...


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    Chateau Laroche - Loveland Castle

    Loveland, Ohio

    51.2 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The Historical Loveland Castle & Museum, aka Chateau Laroche, is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including one who liked a particular willow tree and a girl in a long dress who walked on water. A Viking in a long dark cloak has been seen as well.


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    Allendale Tunnel

    Elsmere, Kentucky

    51.2 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Legend has it that a man hanged himself years ago in this tunnel, and the hook still protrudes from which he hung his rope. Witnesses say they have seen his apparition hanging here or walking in the tunnel and heard his screams.


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    Cincinnati Music Hall

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    51.4 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Haunts have been reported at this historic music hall since the 1870s. It is said that when an elevator shaft was installed in 1988, bones of both children and adults were found under the building.


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    Cincinnati Union Terminal and Museum Center

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    52.2 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The ghost of a former security guard who was murdered there still haunts the building at night, rattling the door knobs and checking the locks on the doors. A World War I plane exhibit is haunted by the ghost of a pilot. Visitors have reported seeing the ghostly aviator in ...


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    Cincinnati Zoo

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    52.4 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The ghost of a lioness has been heard following visitors and workers in the zoo late at night. Green eyes are also seen in darker buildings or at the end of corridors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sedamsville Rectory

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    52.8 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Over a century old, the rectory is believed to be haunted. Witnesses working on building renovations have seen eerie mists and shadows under the doors of empty rooms. Some say one ghost who resides here is Father Donald MacLeod, who wrote "The History of Roman Catholicism in North America." In ...


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    Emmitt House

    Waverly, Ohio

    52.9 miles from Aberdeen, 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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    Stenton House - Cornell Place Apartments

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    53.3 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    There have been numerous deaths reported in these historic apartments. Disembodied footsteps and ghostly voices are heard in the old building when on one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Spring Grove Cemetery

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    54 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Spring Grove Cemetery is said to have a haunted bust on a gravestone located in Lot 100. It is said to turn its head and watch those who walk past.


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    Peters Cartridge Company

    Maineville, Ohio

    54.5 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Peters Cartridge Company, built in 1916, produced gunpowder and ammunition, including bullets and cannonballs for the Union during the Civil War. It is said to be haunted by workers that were killed in accidental explosions during the 1940s. Witnesses have reported footsteps and apparitions seen through the windows at night.


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    Kings Island Amusement Park

    Mason, Ohio

    55 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Kings Island, an amusement park that opened in 1972, is rumored to have an 1840s graveyard called Dog Street Cemetery on the premises. But most witnesses feel that the park's haunts are victims of accidental deaths, like the 1976 tragedy when a Lion Country Safari Ranger was killed by a ...


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    Big Bone Lick Park

    Union, Kentucky

    55.5 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Folks visiting the park have reported disembodied whispers, eerie figures, strange noises and an evil spirit who is said to linger in the nearby woods.


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    Westwood Town Hall

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    56.5 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The late-1880s Westwood Town Hall used to hold a volunteer fire department in the basement, a jail, meeting rooms, and an auditorium. Legend has it that it's haunted by a deceased security guard named Willy who hanged himself in his apartment on the premises after losing his job. He is ...


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    Loudoun House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    56.7 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The 1850 gothic revival mansion is haunted by the spirits of two women, both dressed in Victorian clothing. One has been seen in the western part of the mansion, and the other in the formal dining room. Also seen all over the mansion is a mysterious black cat. Witnesses have ...


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    Banana Leaf Modern Thai

    Mason, Ohio

    56.9 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The building is rumoured to be haunted by the apparition of a woman murdered over a century ago. Her ghost has been seen in the dining room on the upper floor of the restaurant. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    John Morgan Hunt House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    57.8 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    This 1814 house was built by John Wesley Hunt, who can still be seen walking the hallways of this old property. The apparition of Mammy Bouviette James, a former nurse of the Hunt children, can still be seen in the third floor nursery and hallways, and often appears to those ...


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    Gratz Park Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky

    57.8 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    At this historic inn, folks have reported seeing apparitions that include men, a lady in a white dress and hat, and intoxicated partygoers. Also, a ghostly little girl has been seen running and playing jacks in the hallways, and the spirit of an elderly man turns the TVs on and ...


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    Hebron Lutheran Cemetery

    Hebron, Kentucky

    57.8 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    There has been many sightings here, and I have personally been here multiple times, and have had many experiences. When you approach the crematorium, you can always smell something burning, even if there is no one there. As well, when approaching graves, you can feel a chill and sometimes ...


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    Henry Clay Estate - Ashland

    Lexington, Kentucky

    58.2 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    The historic Ashland House is said to be haunted by Henry Clay himself. His ghost, a white-haired apparition wearing a black frock coat, has been seen in the old red parlor room (which is now his study), leaning on the fireplace mantel.


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    Golden Lamb Inn

    Lebanon, Ohio

    58.9 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Ten presidents, including John Quincy Adams, have stayed at the charming Golden Lamb Inn, in operation since 1803. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain also are among its former guests. The rooms also are named for past guests, and rumor has it that the Harriet Beecher Stowe room is rich ...


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    The Campbell House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    59.6 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    At the Cambell House Inn, there is rumored to be a blood stain on a carpet where a woman, one of two women to have been murdered here, was stabbed to death. Witnesses have reported apparitions and doors slamming by themselves.


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    Crowne Plaza Hotel - Campbell House Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky

    59.6 miles from Aberdeen, OH

    Formerly the Campbell House Inn, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is said to be a very spooky place. According to local legend, two women were murdered here. One was stabbed on the stairs, and folks say you can still see the blood stains on the carpet. The other woman was reportedly ...


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    Woodland Cemetery

    Coal Grove, Ohio

    60.9 miles from Aberdeen, 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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    Paramount Joe - Paramount Arts Center

    Ashland, Kentucky

    61.6 miles from Aberdeen, 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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