Haunted Places in Bellville, Ohio



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    Mount Olive Cemetery

    Bellville, Ohio

    Mount Olive Cemetery, or Lucas Cemetery, has a ghost named Mary Jane. One legend has it that she was burned at the stake in the 1800s after being accused of witchcraft. Another says she was a Native-American medicine woman, and some folks thought her profession was a mite too close ...


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    Pleasant Valley Cemetery

    Lucas, Ohio

    6.2 miles from Bellville, 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

    6.2 miles from Bellville, 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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    Mansfield Women's Club

    Mansfield, Ohio

    9.6 miles from Bellville, OH

    Remaining as one of Mansfield, Ohio's largest and oldest homes, the estate of Mr & Mrs. Henry C. Hedges, is known for its near original 1800's interior and stunning Victorian charm. The home now is the official Club House to the Mansfield Federation of Women's Clubs, was left by widow ...


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    Bissman Building

    Mansfield, Ohio

    9.9 miles from Bellville, 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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    Ohio State Reformatory

    Mansfield, Ohio

    11.4 miles from Bellville, 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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    Big Four Train Depot

    Galion, Ohio

    16.3 miles from Bellville, OH

    This historic depot is heritage-listed, and also believed by many to be one of the towns most haunted buildings. The old train depot has played host to many tragedies and notable events in the town history, so it is easy to see where the basis of these rumours lie. The ...


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    Brownella Cottage and Galion Historical Museum

    Galion, Ohio

    16.7 miles from Bellville, OH

    This beautiful cottage houses the town historical society, and is well known for the ghost that reputedly haunts the old building. Although the identity of the apparition is currently unclear, witnesses describe a man dressed in black with white hair who wanders the hallways scaring visitors to the museum. Other ...


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    Millersburg Hotel

    Millersburg, Ohio

    31.4 miles from Bellville, 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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    The Corner House

    Warsaw, Ohio

    31.7 miles from Bellville, OH

    This small, abandoned wooden house at the intersection of the two major roads is haunted by the apparition of a woman in black. Her husband murdered her in the house many years ago, and people driving past have reported smelling burning flesh and hearing the screams of a woman. (Submitted by ...


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    Harding Home

    Marion, Ohio

    32.1 miles from Bellville, OH

    President Warren G. Harding's Home, open to the public as a museum, is known for its Death Clock and Finch of Doom. The Death Clock, a wedding gift to the Hardings, hangs on the wall above the staircase. On August 2, 1973, at 7:30 p.m., the clock inexplicably stopped. The ...


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    Marion Cemetery - The Revolving Ball

    Marion, Ohio

    32.4 miles from Bellville, OH

    Marion Cemetery is a large one with an impressive World War II Memorial, and it's also famous for its Revolving Ball. It's a large stone sphere that's part of the Merchant Family's plot. In 1896, several small black granite spheres were arranged in a large circle, with a 5-foot-tall granite ...


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    Denison University Library

    Granville, Ohio

    38 miles from Bellville, OH

    The 7th tier of the Denison University Library is said to have a spirit, a shadowy woman wearing an old-fashioned dress. Those who fall asleep here, especially men, have been awoken by her hitting them on the back of the head.


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    The Buxton Inn

    Granville, Ohio

    38.2 miles from Bellville, 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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    Bryn Du Mansion

    Granville, Ohio

    38.2 miles from Bellville, OH

    The Bryn Du Mansion and grounds comprise a fifty-two acre estate in Granville, Ohio. The property is managed by the Bryn Du Commission, a non-profit organization established by the Village of Granville. The organization follows a mission of historic preservation and providing program and event facilities for the benefit ...


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    Old Licking County Jail

    Newark, Ohio

    39.4 miles from Bellville, 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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    Old Sweet Shop

    Coshocton, Ohio

    40.8 miles from Bellville, OH

    This historic building turned sweet shop is haunted by a whole horde of ghostly children. Staff have heard running footsteps and ghostly voices, but upon investigation, have found nothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warehouse Restaurant

    Coshocton, Ohio

    40.8 miles from Bellville, OH

    This historic warehouse was converted to a popular restaurant, but even back in the late twentieth century, police and authorities were responding to reports of paranormal activity which happened on a frequent basis. The restaurant is believed to be haunted by a ghostly child and the apparition of an ...


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    Historic Stoner House

    Westerville, Ohio

    40.9 miles from Bellville, OH

    Mystic Nirvana / The Historic Stoner House - it was built in 1852 by George Stoner as an inn and tavern. It also was a station on the Underground Railroad. There was a 'hidden' room in the basement where the runaways would hide out till they could make their ...


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    Prospect Place

    Trinway, Ohio

    42.6 miles from Bellville, 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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    Grapevine House Inn

    Dundee, Ohio

    42.7 miles from Bellville, 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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    Wyandot County Historical Society

    Upper Sandusky, Ohio

    42.9 miles from Bellville, OH

    This 1852 residence was owned by the Beery family for many years, until it was donated to the local historical society in 1962. Since then, visitors and staff have reported various strange occurrences, including ghostly voices, disembodied footsteps and strange whistling noises. The ghost of an elderly woman, suspected ...


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    The Worthington Inn

    Worthington, Ohio

    45.5 miles from Bellville, OH

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


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    Spitzer House Bed and Breakfast

    Medina, Ohio

    49 miles from Bellville, 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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    Rogue's Hollow Bridge

    Doylestown, Ohio

    49 miles from Bellville, 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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    Dutch Mill Truck Stop - The Windmill

    Carey, Ohio

    50.3 miles from Bellville, OH

    Formerly a restaurant and filling station, the building is supposedly haunted by a ghostly man carrying a leather briefcase. His association with the place is unknown. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mirror Lake

    Columbus, Ohio

    50.5 miles from Bellville, OH

    Mirror Lake at Ohio State University has a couple of ghosts. One is a student who drowned there in the 1960s, and is sometimes heard splashing and screaming. The other is a jogger who was killed nearby. The jogger apparition creates a cold breeze as he runs and keeps peering ...


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    Harrison House Bed and Breakfast

    Columbus, Ohio

    51.1 miles from Bellville, 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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    Capital University

    Columbus, Ohio

    51.1 miles from Bellville, OH

    Capital University's Kerns Religious Life Center is said to have a haunted basement. Folks down there have felt unexplained sadness and trouble breathing, and lights are said to come on by themselves. The Science Building may also have a ghost--the spirit of a former biology professor. The sixty-something man's apparition ...


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    Old Governor's Mansion

    Columbus, Ohio

    51.2 miles from Bellville, OH

    The presence of a woman who died in a fire within the historic building has been reported. She appears as an African American woman in a blue dress, and has been seen in various rooms of the mansion. During recent renovations, she appeared to staff members and told them how ...


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    Warehouse on the Canal

    Canal Fulton, Ohio

    51.2 miles from Bellville, 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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    Thurber House

    Columbus, Ohio

    51.6 miles from Bellville, 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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    Char Bar

    Columbus, Ohio

    51.8 miles from Bellville, OH

    This bar is connected to a labyrinth of tunnels that run underneath the city, which is where the historic buildings haunting's stem from. Staff have observed a hooded spectre in black robes in the basement underneath the building, who vanishes when approached. Upon investigation, staff located the entrance to ...


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    Central Ohio Fire Museum

    Columbus, Ohio

    51.8 miles from Bellville, OH

    This historic firehouse was in operation till the late twentieth century, when it was converted and restored as a museum preserving fire fighting heritage and artefacts. Witnesses and staff at the museum claim that is haunted by ghostly thoroughbred horses, who have been heard in the museum late at ...


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    Doc Henderson's Restaurant - The Castle Bed and Breakfast

    Marysville, Ohio

    52.1 miles from Bellville, OH

    Although this reataurant is currently closed for repairs, it seems to be a favorite spot for the haunts. Folks here have seen a black shadowy figure and have witnessed an eerie, uneasy feeling in the building.


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    Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus

    Columbus, Ohio

    52.1 miles from Bellville, OH

    The ghost of a colonel murdered here by a woman he loved has been reported in the tavern. His apparition, which appears as a ghostly ball of light, has been observed floating around the building. Footsteps often appear in the snow outside the tavern when there is no one around. (Submitted ...


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    Ohio Statehouse

    Columbus, Ohio

    52.3 miles from Bellville, 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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    Walnut Knolls Housing Estate

    Columbus, Ohio

    52.5 miles from Bellville, 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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    Columbus Cultural Arts Center

    Columbus, Ohio

    52.8 miles from Bellville, OH

    This historic castle-like building is believed to be haunted by at least two apparitions. The first is a woman in period clothing who appears in the pottery room of the establishment. She is believed to be a woman who was involved in a public hanging nearby, although why she ...


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    Schmidt's German Restaurant

    Columbus, Ohio

    53 miles from Bellville, OH

    This historic eatery is housed in an old horse stable, and serves up delicious food and some rather interesting ghost tales. The building is believed to be haunted by a friendly former owner, who has been seen in the main dining room and has been known to move chairs ...


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    Greater Columbus Antiques Mall

    Columbus, Ohio

    53.5 miles from Bellville, OH

    This antiques arcade is haunted by many apparitions, which is not hard to believe as the building was previously a funeral home. The first apparition reported in the building is a tall man in a brown suit, who has been seen walking around, and in some cases through the antiques ...


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    Loyal Oak Tavern

    Norton, Ohio

    54.5 miles from Bellville, 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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    Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery

    Columbus, Ohio

    55.4 miles from Bellville, OH

    At Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery there is a weeping Lady in Gray who visits, leaving flowers on a soldier's grave. She wears a Civil War-era gray suit and has been heard crying.


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    The Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast

    Dover, Ohio

    57.1 miles from Bellville, 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

    57.1 miles from Bellville, 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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    Books N' Things

    Dover, Ohio

    57.1 miles from Bellville, 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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    Zoar Historic Hotel

    Zoar, Ohio

    57.1 miles from Bellville, 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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    Clay Haus

    Somerset, Ohio

    57.3 miles from Bellville, 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

    57.3 miles from Bellville, 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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    Sullivan-Johnson Museum - Hardin County Historical Museum

    Kenton, Ohio

    57.6 miles from Bellville, OH

    The Sullivan-Johnson Museum, owned by the Hardin County Historical Museums, is in an 1896 private residence. It is believed to be haunted by former resident Mrs. Sullivan. Witnesses have seen her apparition on ghost tours and heard footsteps or smelled her perfume.


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