Haunted Places in Bradford, Ohio



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    Bear's Mill

    Greenville, Ohio

    6.1 miles from Bradford, 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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    Fort Piqua Hotel

    Piqua, Ohio

    10.1 miles from Bradford, 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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    St. Clair Memorial Hall

    Greenville, Ohio

    10.9 miles from Bradford, 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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    Bonnyconnellan Castle

    Sidney, Ohio

    17.8 miles from Bradford, 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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    Kaup Pharmacy - Homestead Restaurant

    Portland, Ohio

    26.7 miles from Bradford, 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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    Victoria Theatre

    Dayton, Ohio

    28.5 miles from Bradford, 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

    28.7 miles from Bradford, 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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    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

    29.8 miles from Bradford, 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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    Woodland Cemetery

    Dayton, Ohio

    30.1 miles from Bradford, 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

    30.5 miles from Bradford, 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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    George Rogers Clark Park

    Springfield, Ohio

    31.6 miles from Bradford, 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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    Patterson Tower

    Kettering, Ohio

    32.1 miles from Bradford, 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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    Starr Piano Building

    Richmond, Indiana

    32.7 miles from Bradford, 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

    33.3 miles from Bradford, 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

    35.2 miles from Bradford, 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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    Finch Cemetery

    Portland, Indiana

    35.5 miles from Bradford, 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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    Normandy United Methodist Church

    Dayton, Ohio

    36.4 miles from Bradford, 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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    Ye Olde Trail Tavern

    Yellow Springs, Ohio

    36.5 miles from Bradford, 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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    Town Hall Theatre

    Centerville, Ohio

    37.6 miles from Bradford, 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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    Dixie Lee Restaurant

    Cridersville, Ohio

    39.2 miles from Bradford, 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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    Gray Hotel

    Redkey, Indiana

    40.8 miles from Bradford, 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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    Sorg Opera House and Mansion

    Middletown, Ohio

    42.6 miles from Bradford, 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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    Ceylon Covered Bridge

    Geneva, Indiana

    42.8 miles from Bradford, 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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    Hammel House Inn

    Waynesville, Ohio

    45.5 miles from Bradford, 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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    Miami Erie Antique-Collectible Mall

    Delphos, Ohio

    49.3 miles from Bradford, 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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    Golden Lamb Inn

    Lebanon, Ohio

    49.7 miles from Bradford, 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 Screaming Bridge of Maud Hughes Road

    Bradford, Ohio

    51 miles from Bradford, OH

    Maud Hughes Road has a haunted bridge known to locals as the Screaming Bridge. Locals say it has been the site of at least 36 deaths through accidents and suicides. Witnesses have reported apparitions, mists, hooded figures, strange lights, and a phantom train on the tracks below. There are many, ...


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    Thornhaven Manor

    New Castle, Indiana

    53.4 miles from Bradford, OH

    This curious haunt has been featured on Ghost Adventures and is quickly becoming one of the most talked about haunted locations for the innumerable amounts of paranormal activity occurring on the property. Sitting on seven acres this foreboding home is the site of murder, mysterious deaths, and rumored suicide. (Submitted ...


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    Banana Leaf Modern Thai

    Mason, Ohio

    53.7 miles from Bradford, 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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    Guyer Opera House

    Lewisville, Indiana

    53.7 miles from Bradford, OH

    In the 1900s, tragedy struck when a young boy was killed when a bullet ricocheted during a Wild West gun show. His spirit, along with that of the founder O.K. Guyer, who died the same year his opera house opened, are said to haunt the building. Guyer's funeral was held ...


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    Peters Cartridge Company

    Maineville, Ohio

    54.9 miles from Bradford, 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

    54.9 miles from Bradford, 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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    Red Brick Tavern

    London, Ohio

    55.8 miles from Bradford, 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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    Sullivan-Johnson Museum - Hardin County Historical Museum

    Kenton, Ohio

    56.2 miles from Bradford, 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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    Doc Henderson's Restaurant - The Castle Bed and Breakfast

    Marysville, Ohio

    56.8 miles from Bradford, 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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    Chateau Laroche - Loveland Castle

    Loveland, Ohio

    59.3 miles from Bradford, 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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    The Big Green Castle

    Harrison, Ohio

    64.1 miles from Bradford, OH

    This Victorian manor house is now a private residence, but back when it was abandoned and for sale, residents reported seeing figures in period clothing looking out of the windows and seeing lights moving around the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Snow Hill Country Club

    New Vienna, Ohio

    65.8 miles from Bradford, 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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    State Theatre

    Anderson, Indiana

    66 miles from Bradford, OH

    The State Theatre was opened in 1930 with eco friendly geo thermal heat and air system way before it's time and an acoustically engineered dome for the best sound for the first talkies. People have felt and seen various apparitions and vague whisperings in several places in the ...


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    Revenant Acres Farm

    Charlottesville, Indiana

    66.7 miles from Bradford, OH

    An old farmhouse dating back to the 1800s known to locals as a hot-spot for paranormal activity. An old woman's presence is felt by some. Others have claimed to have experienced poltergeist activity.


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    Spring Grove Cemetery

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    67 miles from Bradford, 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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    Hays Cemetery

    Wilkinson, Indiana

    67.8 miles from Bradford, OH

    Hays Cemetery, aka Main Street Graveyard, is said to be home to a "devil's child" because of a plant that grows in the shape of a pitchfork on her grave. Visiting is not recommended at night, as much of the area is private property and you could be arrested for ...


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    Stenton House - Cornell Place Apartments

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    68.2 miles from Bradford, 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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    Westwood Town Hall

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    68.5 miles from Bradford, 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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    Cincinnati Zoo

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    68.5 miles from Bradford, 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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    Oakhurst Golf Club

    Grove City, Ohio

    69.4 miles from Bradford, 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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    Eden Park

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    70.4 miles from Bradford, 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

    70.4 miles from Bradford, 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

    70.5 miles from Bradford, 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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    Cincinnati Music Hall

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    70.8 miles from Bradford, 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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