Haunted Places in Avonia, Pennsylvania



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    Gudgeonville Covered Bridge

    Girard, Pennsylvania

    4.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    Even though the bridge was destroyed by an arsonist in 2008, activity has not stopped. EVP's are picked up; a little girl (believed to be a girl who fell from nearby cliffs) is thought to be one of the voices that is picked up as well other unrecognizable voices. Light ...


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    Axe Murder Hollow

    McKean, Pennsylvania

    6.1 miles from Avonia, PA

    On the dirt roads and wooded area behind Thomas Rd is where an axe murderer supposedly went on a rampage. One of the victims, a young woman, has been reported running and screaming as if she is being chased. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Erie Cemetery

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    10.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    There's blackened areas as if they have burned; some say that they have been scorched in Satanic rituals. Visitors feel as if they are being followed or like someone is standing behind them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Watson-Curtze Mansion

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    10.6 miles from Avonia, PA

    General Anthony Wayne was initially buried here, but he was boiled down by his family before being transferred to a family plot. The cauldron itself is still located here and is said to rattle and make noises. A little girl is also said to be seen on the second floor ...


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    The Brewerie at Union Station

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    10.9 miles from Avonia, PA

    A girl named Clara fell down the staircase here; staff, visitors, and investigators believe that she is still here, even creating a beer dedicated to the beloved ghost! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cathedral of St Paul

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    11 miles from Avonia, PA

    Members of the congregation believe a little girl named Katie still remains here. After her death in a car accident, members would report hearing a jovial laugh similar to Katie's, but also the sound of heavy objects moving around in empty rooms. The church organ has played by itself before ...


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    Gannon University

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    11 miles from Avonia, PA

    Legend has it that a fraternity costume party had a guest dressed as a cowboy who disappeared upstairs, then was responsible for poltergeist activity inside of the house. While that story is more debatable, students commonly report activity in Schuster Theatre. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nicky's Pub

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    11.1 miles from Avonia, PA

    Before it was Nicky's Pub, this building served as a variety of business venues, even rumored to have mafia and prostitution connections. Nowadays, guests have reported a man in a long coat floating along the East Hallway. Guests have reported the common paranormal phenomenon (disembodied voices, electronic devices acting strangely, ...


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    Wintergreen Gorge

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    14.9 miles from Avonia, PA

    The ghost of a boy, named Tim (who died in his twenties, but appears as a child) and his dog (Dutch) have been seen along the trails. The pair would often hike there until Dutch died; Tim was later killed in a car accident but has been reported here. (Submitted ...


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    Old Crowley Mansion Site

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    16 miles from Avonia, PA

    The home that once occupied this area was said to be Erie's first haunted house, but now, only a field remains here. The Crowley family were rich, but plagued with tragedy including murder, illness, and untimely death. One of those who was murdered (by his wife) chose to torment her ...


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    Cleveland Hotel

    Conneaut, Ohio

    16.2 miles from Avonia, PA

    This century-old building was purchased in 2012 and is slated to be renovated into condominiums. It was once a fashionable hotel, but fell into disrepair and was known as a hang-out for the homeless for several decades. There are rumors about a "ghost bride" that some believe to ...


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    Eagle Hotel

    Waterford, Pennsylvania

    16.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    At this 1826 former hotel building, a restuarant called Sugar 'n Spice occupies the first floor and the second and third floors are a history museum. Mysterious sounds have been reported here, such as voices calling your name when no one is there, and a baby crying. Items are moved ...


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    Riverside Inn

    Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania

    20 miles from Avonia, PA

    At this historic 1880s inn, the spirits have been known to crawl into bed with guests, dance in the ballroom to ghostly music, and open and close the doors.


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    Kingsville Public Library

    Kingsville, Ohio

    23.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    In the older section of 1885 Kingsville Public Library, folks say the apparition of a man in a tall black hat wanders the stacks. Strange noises and events have been reported as well. Many believe the library is haunted by several spirits.


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    Knickerbocker Hotel

    Linesville, Pennsylvania

    28 miles from Avonia, PA

    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

    28.6 miles from Avonia, PA

    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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    Chestnut Grove Cemetery

    Ashtabula, Ohio

    29.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    Chestnut Grove Cemetery was once an Erie burial ground and, since its establishment in 1819, has seen the burial of over 18,000 folks. Twenty-five of them were victims of a local train disaster in 1876. The Pacific Express fell into the river when the bridge collapsed, killing between 80 and ...


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    Days Inn Meadville

    Meadville, Pennsylvania

    29.8 miles from Avonia, PA

    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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    Jaquins Pond

    Clymer, New York

    34.3 miles from Avonia, PA

    Jaquin's Pond is legendary in local ghost stories. The area is basically a swampy woodland with some narrow dirt roads through it and three bridges. All three bridges are said to be haunted by George, a former school bus driver who killed himself in despair when a little boy died ...


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    The Step Above Lounge and Wine Bar

    Geneva, Ohio

    35.9 miles from Avonia, PA

    The Step Above is a bar housed over a restaurant that closes earlier, and bar patrons have seen shadowy figures moving about inside the locked restaurant after closing.


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    McClurg Museum

    Westfield, New York

    40.3 miles from Avonia, PA

    The 1818 mansion that's now the McClurg Museum was originally built by James McClurg, son of a wealthy industrialist, as his stately private residence. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a maid. Children on a fourth-grade field trip encountered the ghost, whom they described as a ...


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    Regal Vineyards and Mansion

    Madison, Ohio

    41.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    This historic mansion and vineyard has now returned to its use after being boarded up for a long period of time. It was originally built by immigrants, but abandoned after a family tragedy. Staff immediately began to report a vortex in the building, and various cold spots. The tip of ...


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    Dewittville Cemetery - Poor House Cemetery

    Dewittville, New York

    44.6 miles from Avonia, PA

    Dewittville Cemetery, aka Poor House Cemetery, was a place to bury the poor folks who were housed here and passed away. The cemetery was in use between 1833 and 1918, although grave markers weren't used until 1869. The cemetery, barn and woods are said to be full of spirits who ...


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    Kinsman General Store

    Kinsman, Ohio

    44.7 miles from Avonia, PA

    This old-fashioned general store is believed to have a ghostly inhabitant in the basement, and is generally off limits to the public and visitors. Staff have reported seeing an old man smoking a pipe in the basement, and visitors have also smelt the overwhelming aroma of tobacco smoke on all ...


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    Market Square Building

    Kinsman, Ohio

    44.7 miles from Avonia, PA

    This building features both an old-fashioned book store and a fascinating antiques market, which are both believed to be haunted. In the book store section of the building, staff report an entity that pushes books off shelves, and has been known to rearrange furniture while they are in the basement. ...


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    The Village Casino

    Bemus Point, New York

    45.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    The Village Casino is a teen dance hall rumored to be haunted by the ghost of former teenaged chef Jordan Basile, who died in an explosion due to a malfunctioning oven. The ghost makes himself known by causing food to disappear and dancers to trip over nothing on the dance ...


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    Hotel Lenhart

    Bemus Point, New York

    45.5 miles from Avonia, PA

    Hotel Lenhart, which dates back to 1880s, was rebuilt in 1890 after a fire and partially restored again in 1941, after another fire. An unknown haunt is said to reside in the building, opening and closing doors and tugging at the hair of visitors.


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    Hunter Mansion

    Tidioute, Pennsylvania

    51.3 miles from Avonia, PA

    The library of the 1874 mansion is rumoured to be haunted. The apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, perhaps the wife of the original owner, has appeared to visitors on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Maplewood Hotel

    Cassadaga, New York

    52.8 miles from Avonia, PA

    Located in Lily Dale, NY the heart of the spiritualist movement, Maplewood Hotel is allegedly haunted by numerous spirits. An old hotel, it lacks some of the modern amenities travelers are used to, but it's apparently a good fit for the spook crowd.


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    Lily Dale Assembly

    Cassadaga, New York

    52.8 miles from Avonia, PA

    Lily Dale Assembly is advertised to be the world’s largest center for spiritualism, offering lectures and other events and experiences. There are two places here that are believed to be haunted. One is the circa-1880s Assembly Hall, where there is an apparition of a bearded man with spectacles and Victorian ...


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    Hollenbeck Cemetery

    Jamestown, New York

    52.8 miles from Avonia, PA

    Tiny Hollenbeck Cemetery, with about 25 graves, hasn't been used since before the turn of the century. But legends abound about the place; folks have witnessed a headless horseman, a woman in white, ghostly babies crying, screams for help, knocking sounds, orbs, and tombstones that are said to have disappeared. ...


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    Lucille Ball Little Theatre

    Jamestown, New York

    52.9 miles from Avonia, PA

    According to rumors, the historic Lucille Ball Little Theatre has been the setting for many reports of ghostly apparitions and other paranormal phenomena.


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    Lake County History Center

    Painesville, Ohio

    54 miles from Avonia, PA

    Now housing the Lake County History Center, this imposing building was for many years, the Poor House. In the 1800s, and up until the 1970s, this was the place of last resort for the indigent, abandoned, and in many cases, insane. Both men and women were housed there, in separate ...


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    Pauni Apartments

    Cortland, Ohio

    54.2 miles from Avonia, PA

    These recently constructed apartments were built over the top of an ancient burial ground, and residents have reported paranormal occurrences in the building ever since. Doors open and close by themselves, objects move around by themselves and the apparition of a man in a sombrero has been seen in the ...


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    Holy Cross Seminary Site

    Dunkirk, New York

    54.7 miles from Avonia, PA

    The Holy Cross Seminary Site was built by the Catholic Church's Passionist Movement in the early 1920s as a preparatory school. It closed in 1968 and by the mid-1980s it had been demolished. Ruins of the building and chapel and the driveway are all that remain. The ghost of a ...


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    Kline Opera House

    Cortland, Ohio

    54.7 miles from Avonia, PA

    This historic opera house was formerly the town church, built in the mid nineteenth century and the first in the surrounding county. The ghostly events surrounding the opera house began in the 1980's, when staff closing up the opera house for the night began to hear loud crashing noises and ...


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    SUNY Fredonia - Igoe Hall

    Fredonia, New York

    55.1 miles from Avonia, PA

    SUNY Fredonia State College's Igoe Hall is said to be haunted by a former student named Jimmy Igoe, the hall's namesake, who drowned in Lake Erie on a fishing trip. He is said to slam doors, change TV channels, and tinker with lights, water faucets, and the elevators. The hall ...


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    Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

    Fairport Harbor, Ohio

    55.5 miles from Avonia, PA

    Legend has it that an 1870s lighthouse keeper, Captain Joseph Babcock, gave his wife many cats to keep her company when she was bedridden. Today, one of those cats remains behind, a ghostly gray cat that does that playful cat-skitter across the kitchen floor in the second-floor living quarters. The ...


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    Rider's Inn

    Painesville, Ohio

    55.9 miles from Avonia, PA

    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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    U.S. Route 322

    Cranberry, Pennsylvania

    60.2 miles from Avonia, PA

    General Anthony Wayne was buried, unearthed, then boiled so he could be transferred to his family grave. It is said that he lost some bones along the way and was reburied as an incomplete body. Some people still see him wandering along this road (used to transfer him); he is ...


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    James A. Garfield National Historical Site

    Mentor, Ohio

    61.5 miles from Avonia, PA

    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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    Grove City College

    Grove City, Pennsylvania

    62.2 miles from Avonia, PA

    Grove City College's Lily Room is the stuff of legend. Campus lore says it's a locked-up room in a girls' dorm in which a girl hanged herself. Rumor has it the room was locked for 15 years and when it was opened again, her lily perfume was still heavy in ...


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    Warren City Hall

    Warren, Ohio

    62.6 miles from Avonia, PA

    This historic mansion was built in 1871, and was turned into the town hall sometime later. The grounds of the beautiful mansion are haunted by a woman responsible for the death of her beloved nephew, who has been seen wandering around after hours calling his name, Night staff also report ...


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    Punderson Manor

    Avonia, Ohio

    63.3 miles from Avonia, PA

    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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    Hell's Corners

    Hubbard, Ohio

    64.1 miles from Avonia, PA

    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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    Homestead House Bed and Breakfast

    Willoughby, Ohio

    64.9 miles from Avonia, PA

    This historic mansion is haunted by Sarah and Alonzo Gunn, who formerly owned the house when it was a private residence. Guests and owners have reportedly heard footsteps, and seen the apparitions of a woman in a shawl and a man in a top hat and old-fashioned cape. (Submitted by ...


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    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery

    Frewsburg, New York

    64.9 miles from Avonia, PA

    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery has gravesites that date back to the 1800s and a tragic story to boot. Legend has it that long ago, a mentally handicapped girl, age 7, was stoned to death here by a gang of townsfolk. The reason for the witch hunt is unknown. Her body is ...


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    Squire's Castle

    Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    67.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    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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    Squire's Castle

    Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    67.4 miles from Avonia, PA

    Squire's Castle is actually a 3-story stone caretaker's cottage for a never-built mansion, and legend has it that it's home to an unhappy female ghost. Feargus B. Squire planned to built a mansion as well, but until then, his family took up residence in the cottage. His wife hated the ...


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    133 Kiester Road

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    69.1 miles from Avonia, PA

    The house at this address is apparently haunted by a malevolent spirit that many people believe to be Sam Mohawk a Native American mass murderer who was hanged for murdering a woman and her five children near the place this house stands.


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