Haunted Places in Barberton, Ohio



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    Loyal Oak Tavern

    Norton, Ohio

    3.1 miles from Barberton, 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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    Rogue's Hollow Bridge

    Doylestown, Ohio

    6.2 miles from Barberton, OH

    Rogue's Hollow Bridge, or Crybaby Bridge, has a couple of legends attached to it that may explain the ghostly crying sound heard here. One says that long ago a woman tossed her unwanted newborn over the bridge, and now the phantom scene replays here along with the sound of a ...


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    Akron Civic Theatre

    Akron, Ohio

    6.5 miles from Barberton, 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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    University of Akron

    Akron, Ohio

    6.6 miles from Barberton, OH

    The University of Akron, founded in 1870 by the Universalist Church, has a few buildings rumored ot be haunted. One of them is the Sigma Nu House. Campus legend has it that a sorority girl hanged herself in the boiler room and her spirit lingers here to this day. Another ...


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    Guggenheim Air Institute

    Akron, Ohio

    6.9 miles from Barberton, OH

    This building has been abandoned for over fifty years, but people driving past still report seeing ghostly lights moving around the upper levels of the building, and hearing strange noises when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warehouse on the Canal

    Canal Fulton, Ohio

    8.5 miles from Barberton, OH

    This 1906 building previously housed the old Finnerock Furniture building and now houses an arcade of quaint shops and restaurants. There have been reported sightings of many ghosts, including numerous apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. The ghost of a little girl has been seen near the old ...


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    Rose Hill Burial Park

    Fairlawn, Ohio

    9 miles from Barberton, OH

    Rose Hill Burial Park, founded in the 1920s, is haunted by a ghostly lady in white and ghost lights that witnesses say appear toward the back of the graveyard, possibly near the Jewish section.


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    The Taverne of Richfield

    Richfield, Ohio

    15.9 miles from Barberton, OH

    We have had numerous sitings at the Taverne. The building was built in 1886 in Richfield Ohio as a hotel/stagecoach stop. We have 3 ghosts. The original ghost is Baxter Wood who opened a hotel called the Center Hotel in the building which now houses local watering hole, the Doug ...


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    Spitzer House Bed and Breakfast

    Medina, Ohio

    16.4 miles from Barberton, 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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    Old Hercules Engine Factory

    Canton, Ohio

    19.4 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic abandoned building is haunted by several terrifying entities. In the section of the building that was previously an army training unit, an aggressive entity pushes visitors around, and has been known to swear or threaten those present during visits. Factory appliances move around by themselves, and cold spots ...


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    Burnt Wood Tavern

    Brecksville, Ohio

    22.6 miles from Barberton, OH

    This popular local eatery and restaurant is haunted by a former owner, who passed away several years ago and is still attempting to run his establishment. He has been known to welcome new staff members to the restaurant, and calls out peoples names. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Edmund Gleason Farmhouse

    Valley View, Ohio

    24.5 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic farmhouse property is rumoured to have a whole horde of ghostly inhabitants. Passing motorists claim to have seen the figure of a spectral woman standing at windows, and have seen strange lights moving from room to room on the downstairs level. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Glamorgan Castle

    Alliance, Ohio

    26.8 miles from Barberton, OH

    The 1905 Glamorgan Castle, according to legend, is haunted by former owner Colonel Morgan of Morgan Engineering Company fame, who died in 1928. Guided tours are offered here throughout the year.


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    Darrow Family Cemetery

    Seven Hills, Ohio

    27.5 miles from Barberton, OH

    Rumor has it that at night at the Darrow Family Cemetery, which only has 7 gravesites, tombstones that are whole in daylight appear broken, and strange things can be seen and heard: Unexplained bright lights, running water, screams and howls.


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    Baldwin-Wallace College

    Berea, Ohio

    27.7 miles from Barberton, OH

    Baldwin-Wallace College's Kohler Hall, built in the 1870s as a Methodist Children's Home, is said to be home to a spirit that manifests as a blue haze. Something reportedly presses down on students in bed and throws off their blankets. And Lang Hall is allegedly haunted by namesake Emma Lang, ...


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    Grapevine House Inn

    Dundee, Ohio

    27.8 miles from Barberton, OH

    The 1834 bed and breakfast inn is located in the pleasant township of Winesburg, which is often confused with a novel of the same name by Sherwood Anderson. The old building is one of the earliest in the borough, and is rumoured to be haunted by a young girl ...


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    4604 Turney Road

    Garfield Heights, Ohio

    29.1 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic apartment has a darker history, and has a terrifying haunting associated with the building. In the early 1940's, a mass brawl occurred on the upper floor, and several people were murdered. Staff in stores below the apartments claim to hear thumps, screams and the sound of a ...


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    Books N' Things

    Dover, Ohio

    29.1 miles from Barberton, OH

    This old store was in operation for many years, but now appears to be a private residence. While it was in operation, customers would smell the aroma of coffee, even when there was none brewing. The ghost was kind to the owners, and would often tuck them into bed ...


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    The Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast

    Dover, Ohio

    29.3 miles from Barberton, 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

    29.3 miles from Barberton, 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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    Zoar Historic Hotel

    Zoar, Ohio

    29.3 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic hotel has been acquired by the state historical society and is due to be renovated to restore it to its former glory. The hotel is rumoured to be haunted, which has been testified by many former guests, patrons and staff, and is widely acclaimed to be the ...


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    Chagrin Valley Athletic Club

    Chagrin Falls, Ohio

    30.8 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic building now houses the county athletic club, but was formerly a schoolhouse. During its history, a cruel schoolmistress punished a girl to the extent that she died, leading to the closure of the school and the basis of the haunting that occurs nowadays. People in the quiet library ...


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    Candlewood Suites

    North Olmsted, Ohio

    31.7 miles from Barberton, 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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    Variety Theater

    Cleveland, Ohio

    32.1 miles from Barberton, OH

    1927 building The Variety Theater was a vaudeville house, then a movie theater until the early 1980s. After that, it was a rock concert venue until it closed in 1986. Now, locals say, it's haunted by a white figure who hangs out on first floor by the water fountain. A ...


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    Johnny Mango

    Cleveland, Ohio

    33 miles from Barberton, 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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    Bourbon House Bed and Breakfast

    Cleveland, Ohio

    33.1 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic mansion may still be in operation as an inn, but is more renowned for a recurring apparition reported here by former tenants and guests. The building is believed to be haunted by a former owner and the builder of the house, who has been known to communicate ...


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    House of Wills

    Cleveland, Ohio

    33.1 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic funeral parlour appears to be one of the cities most haunted sites, as shown by the most recent street view image of the building. The photograph shows what appears to be a white apparition staring down into the street from a window on the second floor. This is ...


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    Franklin Castle

    Cleveland, Ohio

    33.2 miles from Barberton, 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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    Hamlin Hall

    University Heights, Ohio

    33.3 miles from Barberton, OH

    Hamlin Hall has a haunt. Who is he? The apparition and cold spots that appear and disappear around a stairwell are said to belong to a young man who passed away inside the building.


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    Aqua Club

    Cleveland, Ohio

    33.6 miles from Barberton, OH

    Before this building became a night club and closed down, it was a celebrated local eatery. The owner became an alcoholic after his wife died, and both him and his legendary restaurant quickly fell apart until it went out of business. A night club built on the premises was closed ...


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    Gray's Armoury Historical Museum

    Cleveland, Ohio

    33.8 miles from Barberton, OH

    The five story castle-like armory was built in 1893. People hear disembodied footsteps on the upper floors and on the grand staircase. Ghostly apparitions of men dressed in old-fashioned military uniform have been seen throughout the building, but vanish when approached. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Tick Tock Tavern

    Cleveland, Ohio

    33.9 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic arcade building houses a haunted restaurant and tavern. A former delicatessen housed in the building closed down due to overwhelming paranormal activity, which stemmed from the rear of the building. The ladies restroom was haunted by a spectre that would rattle the doors and speak in strange voices, ...


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    Renaissance Hotel

    Cleveland, Ohio

    33.9 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic hotel was built over the site of many historic city landmarks including the cities first hotel, transferring the historical pasts of them into this building. Ghostly activity is mainly reported on the fourth floor, where lights turn on and off of their own accord and faucets switch on ...


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    Agora Theatre and Ballroom

    Cleveland, Ohio

    34 miles from Barberton, 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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    Claque Playhouse

    Westlake, Ohio

    34.5 miles from Barberton, OH

    This historic playhouse is situated on an old farming property, as the theatre itself is a barn conversion. The former owner of the property, known to staff as 'Walter', has been seen and heard throughout the theatre. He often is heard sobbing in the theatre, and has been known to ...


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    Millersburg Hotel

    Millersburg, Ohio

    35.7 miles from Barberton, OH

    This hotel has been in operation for well over a century, so it is more than likely that some of the spectres in this hotel were guests who never checked out. The owners and staff are displeased with the paranormal activity in the hotel, as they receive various reports ...


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    Punderson Manor

    Barberton, Ohio

    37 miles from Barberton, 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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    Huntington Playhouse

    Bay Village, Ohio

    37.1 miles from Barberton, OH

    This quaint community theatre has been in operation for over half a century, but already seems to being developing a series of ghost stories associated with the theatre itself and the plot of land it was built upon. The first apparition is an man in an old-fashioned suit who appears ...


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    Squire's Castle

    Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    40.4 miles from Barberton, 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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    Squire's Castle

    Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    40.4 miles from Barberton, OH

    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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    Egypt Road Bridge

    Salem, Ohio

    40.8 miles from Barberton, OH

    The closed Egypt Road Bridge, or Crybaby Bridge, is haunted day and night by the sound of a crying baby. Legend has it that a baby went missing while its parents were fighting, and it fell over the side of the bridge. The scream of its mother and the crying ...


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    Warren City Hall

    Warren, Ohio

    43.6 miles from Barberton, OH

    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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    Homestead House Bed and Breakfast

    Willoughby, Ohio

    44.5 miles from Barberton, OH

    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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    Austintown Log House

    Canfield, Ohio

    45.6 miles from Barberton, OH

    There have been reported sightings of the apparition of a headless soldier in the historic log cabin. He is seen in various rooms of the house, as well as by motorists driving past the house in an upstairs window. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    James A. Garfield National Historical Site

    Mentor, Ohio

    46.9 miles from Barberton, 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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    Pleasant Valley Cemetery

    Lucas, Ohio

    48.4 miles from Barberton, OH

    Pleasant Valley Cemetery is haunted by the Rose Family buried here. Legend has it that Ceely Rose murdered her mother, father and brother in 1896 over her love for Guy Berry. Guy lied and told Ceely they couldn't marry because her family didn't approve of him rather than tell her ...


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    Malabar Farm

    Lucas, Ohio

    48.5 miles from Barberton, 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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    Ohio State Reformatory

    Mansfield, Ohio

    49.5 miles from Barberton, 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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    Bissman Building

    Mansfield, Ohio

    50.6 miles from Barberton, 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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    Kline Opera House

    Cortland, Ohio

    50.7 miles from Barberton, OH

    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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