Haunted Places in Botkins, Ohio



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    Bonnyconnellan Castle

    Sidney, Ohio

    12.6 miles from Botkins, OH

    The apparition of a regal man in a blue military uniform has been seen on the landing, examining a display. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dixie Lee Restaurant

    Cridersville, Ohio

    13 miles from Botkins, OH

    Hector is the name the staff members have given to the ghost who haunts Dixie Lee Restaurant. His apparition has been spotted inside the restaurant, and he isn't rumored to be the quiet type--Hector has been known to make a lot of noise.


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    Fort Piqua Hotel

    Piqua, Ohio

    22.3 miles from Botkins, OH

    Built in 1891, the historic Fort Piqua Hotel was once a library, and then stood empty for years. Now it is said to be haunted by a handyman who died in 1910 after falling into a barrel of cleaning acid. His ghost is seen working on things or shoveling coal ...


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    Miami Erie Antique-Collectible Mall

    Delphos, Ohio

    27.2 miles from Botkins, OH

    Formerly the Pennsylvania Railroad Hotel, this antiques mall is rumoured to be haunted by a phantom traveller who passed away in an upstairs room. Customers to the store have sworn they've heard footsteps coming from the second level, but upon investigation, there is no one around. There are also ...


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    Bear's Mill

    Greenville, Ohio

    31.4 miles from Botkins, OH

    Bear’s Mill, an operating water-powered mill and historic landmark, was built in 1849 by Gabriel Baer. It is said to be haunted by a former owner, whose ghost can be heard walking on the creaking floorboards upstairs when no one is there.


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    Kaup Pharmacy - Homestead Restaurant

    Portland, Ohio

    31.7 miles from Botkins, OH

    Once known as Homestead Food and Spirits, the building that houses the Kaup Pharmacy is said to have a ghostly resident. A lady's apparition has been spotted, and the door to the women's restroom has been known to open and close on its own.


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    St. Clair Memorial Hall

    Greenville, Ohio

    34.9 miles from Botkins, OH

    St. Clair Memorial Hall was built in 1910 and has an old man's spirit lingering inside, folks say. The hall, where plays and musicals are performed, is haunted by a man who fell to his death while changing a light bulb.


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    George Rogers Clark Park

    Springfield, Ohio

    41 miles from Botkins, OH

    George Rogers Clark Park's Daniel Hertzler House is rumored to be haunted by Hertzler himself, killed October 16, 1867 by robbers. His killers escaped the jail and were never found.


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    Ceylon Covered Bridge

    Geneva, Indiana

    41.3 miles from Botkins, OH

    Local legend has it that many years ago a group of teens performed a séance here, during which a body fell to the floor, leaving a big blood stain near the pentagram they drew. The experience is rumored to have opened a portal from which strange things come.


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    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

    45.2 miles from Botkins, OH

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is said to be haunted by apparitions, moving objects, unexplained noises, voices laughing, footsteps and mysterious shadows. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.


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    Doc Henderson's Restaurant - The Castle Bed and Breakfast

    Marysville, Ohio

    45.9 miles from Botkins, 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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    Finch Cemetery

    Portland, Indiana

    46 miles from Botkins, OH

    The late-1800s Finch Cemetery at the Jay County Conservation Club is said to hold the grave of a boy named Cinderella. Rumor has it that the gravestones here shift, or disappear. If you count the gravestones on the way to Cinderella's grave, you will count 13. But on the way ...


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    Ye Olde Trail Tavern

    Yellow Springs, Ohio

    48.3 miles from Botkins, OH

    The historic tavern, built back in 1827, is believed to be haunted by an ominous woman in blue. She has only been known to appear to men, and is openly hostile towards women. She has been known to knock objects off shelves and make sinister whispering noises to visitors ...


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    Victoria Theatre

    Dayton, Ohio

    48.8 miles from Botkins, OH

    It opened in 1866 and has been known as Turner Opera House, Grand Opera House, Victoria Opera House and Victoria Theatre. The likes of Harry Houdini, Sarah Bernhardt and Mark Twain have performed here, and one performer never left. The ghost is a 1920s actress who vanished from her locked ...


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    Sinclair Community College

    Dayton, Ohio

    49.2 miles from Botkins, OH

    Sinclair Community College's cafeteria is said to rest on the site of the old city gallows, but a number of other places here are rumored to have ghosts. At Blair Hall, something has tugged at witnesses, and they've heard phantom cats, babies and footsteps. The elevators work on their own, ...


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    Woodland Cemetery

    Dayton, Ohio

    50 miles from Botkins, OH

    Woodland Cemetery has a sad story. Young Johnny Morehouse froze to death when he fell into the Miami & Erie Canal, although his dog tried hard to pull him out. After Johnny died, the dog wouldn't move from the gravesite, and eventually died. A statue was made of the dog, ...


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    Patterson Homestead

    Dayton, Ohio

    50.7 miles from Botkins, OH

    Patterson Homestead is a historic house museum built in the early 1800s, originally home to Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his wife Elizabeth Lindsay Patterson. When the house was donated to the city by ancestor Jefferson Patterson in 1953, it was complete with 18th- and 19th-century furnishings and ...


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    Gray Hotel

    Redkey, Indiana

    51.7 miles from Botkins, OH

    This 1912 former hotel now houses the offices of a paranormal investigative team, who claim that the building is one of the most haunted in the entire state. With its troubling past of murder, manslaughter and illegal activity, it isn't that hard to believe either. At least two, possibly ...


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    Patterson Tower

    Kettering, Ohio

    52.4 miles from Botkins, OH

    Two glowing, shadowy apparitions have been seen standing near the base of the tower on stormy nights. The ghost of a lady in a white dress has been seen on the boulevard directly adjacent to the tower. A black mist has been around the tower, and chases away visitors. (Submitted by ...


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    Wyandot County Historical Society

    Upper Sandusky, Ohio

    53.2 miles from Botkins, 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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    Dutch Mill Truck Stop - The Windmill

    Carey, Ohio

    54 miles from Botkins, 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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    Red Brick Tavern

    London, Ohio

    54.8 miles from Botkins, OH

    Built in 1836, the building has been used as an inn and tavern, private home, and school. Now a restaurant, its menu features, among other dishes, steak dinners named after the six presidents who have visited here: John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor ...


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    Marion Cemetery - The Revolving Ball

    Marion, Ohio

    56 miles from Botkins, 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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    Harding Home

    Marion, Ohio

    56.2 miles from Botkins, 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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    Normandy United Methodist Church

    Dayton, Ohio

    56.8 miles from Botkins, OH

    Normandy United Methodist Church is housed in a building that was once a mansion. But the mansion's owner never left, according to some, and she still haunts the church. Her perfume has been smelled late at night by the cleaning crews when no one else is in the building.


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    Town Hall Theatre

    Centerville, Ohio

    58 miles from Botkins, OH

    The Town Hall Theatre, according to witnesses, has a sensitive ghost who doesn't like it when the plays put on here have profane language or nudity. The spirit is said to act up during such performances in order to show his displeasure. There is also alleged to be an apparition ...


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    Starr Piano Building

    Richmond, Indiana

    58.4 miles from Botkins, OH

    The late-1800s Starr Piano Company not only made and sold pianos and phonographs but also housed Gennett Records, which recorded jazz, blues and country artists including Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Hoagy Carmichael. The complex was partly demolished in the 1970s and the shell still stands. The area is ...


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    Earlham College

    Richmond, Indiana

    59 miles from Botkins, OH

    Earlham College is a liberal arts college founded by Quakers in 1847. The college has a resident ghost in the Athletic and Wellness Center who is known to play basketball at night.


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    Florentine Hotel and Restaurant

    Germantown, Ohio

    59.1 miles from Botkins, OH

    The 1816 hotel and restaurant is haunted. Staff and diners have experienced an eerie presence on the third floor, and the mezzanine is haunted by a poltergeist that causes the chandeliers to swing to and fro. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fostoria Area Historical Society and Museum

    Fostoria, Ohio

    62.3 miles from Botkins, OH

    I am the founder of Fostoria Paranormal Investigations, we have investigated the location several times and taken Groups in to investigate as well, we have seen shadows inside, have heard a little girl laughing and talking, a light in the main exhibit room comes on by itself and the only ...


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    Hammel House Inn

    Waynesville, Ohio

    65 miles from Botkins, OH

    The inn has been declared one of the most haunted buildings in Waynesville. The most haunted room at the bed and breakfast is Room #004. The shadowy apparition of a young merchant who was murdered in the inn has been seen here, as well as in the dining room of ...


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    Mason Long House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    65.3 miles from Botkins, OH

    Mason Long was born in 1842 and was orphaned by age 10. He got a job and later fought in the Civil War. After that he became a businessman and ended up a successful stockbroker. He died here of a stroke in 1902. The private home is said to be ...


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    The Pfeiffer House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    65.8 miles from Botkins, OH

    The Pfeiffer House restaurant was built in 1905 as the Pfeiffer family home, and is said to be haunted by Fred Pfeiffer, who grew up in the house. Fred moved into an assisted-living center in 1989 and passed away in 1994, only to return to his beloved home. According to ...


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    The Worthington Inn

    Worthington, Ohio

    66.6 miles from Botkins, OH

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


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    Sorg Opera House and Mansion

    Middletown, Ohio

    66.8 miles from Botkins, OH

    The opera house is haunted by the ghost of former residents, who can be heard walking around the house and talking late at night. The ghost of an actress in a red dress has been seen in the dressing rooms, but she vanishes when approached. She has also been heard ...


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    Oakhurst Golf Club

    Grove City, Ohio

    67.2 miles from Botkins, OH

    A rumor has been going round that a bride fell off balcony in the 1960's, employee's say a woman in a white dress can be seen throughout the building but very rarely. The Upstairs kitchen that is located near the ballroom which is used for events is said to be ...


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    Wood County Historical Center

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    67.7 miles from Botkins, OH

    The Wood County Historical Center and Museum building used to house the Wood County Home/Infirmary, which opened in 1869 and operated until 1971. The museum opened in 1975. It is believed to be haunted by former patients of the infirmary. Reports have been made of an apparition of a lady ...


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    Sam B's Restaurant

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    68.5 miles from Botkins, OH

    The third floor of this restaurant was once a theatre and was the site of a murder years ago. The theatre is now closed to the public, but employees have reported many strange occurrences. They also believe the kitchen is haunted. At least two employees have died in the ...


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    Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery

    Columbus, Ohio

    68.6 miles from Botkins, 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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    Bowling Green State University

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    69.2 miles from Botkins, OH

    Bowling Green State University's ghosts include Alice, a deceased actress who haunts Brown and Saint Theaters and must have a formal invitation to every theater performance, and Amanda, who haunts the Chi Omega Sorority House. Amanda was killed accidentally in an initiation, and is a poltergeist. At one time, the ...


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    Mirror Lake

    Columbus, Ohio

    69.6 miles from Botkins, 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

    69.9 miles from Botkins, 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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    Historic Stoner House

    Westerville, Ohio

    70.1 miles from Botkins, 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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    Char Bar

    Columbus, Ohio

    71 miles from Botkins, 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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    Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus

    Columbus, Ohio

    71.2 miles from Botkins, 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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    Central Ohio Fire Museum

    Columbus, Ohio

    71.3 miles from Botkins, 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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    Golden Lamb Inn

    Lebanon, Ohio

    71.5 miles from Botkins, 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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    Ohio Statehouse

    Columbus, Ohio

    71.5 miles from Botkins, 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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    Columbus Cultural Arts Center

    Columbus, Ohio

    71.5 miles from Botkins, 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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    Thurber House

    Columbus, Ohio

    72 miles from Botkins, 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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