Haunted Places in Cleves, Ohio



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    Greendale Cemetery

    Greendale, Indiana

    6.9 miles from Cleves, OH

    White or gray apparitions have been seen, and locals say that passing the graves belonging to the Tebbs family will give you chills and an uneasy feeling of being watched. Cold breezes have been reported here on hot, windless days.


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    The Big Green Castle

    Harrison, Ohio

    7.1 miles from Cleves, 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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    Hebron Lutheran Cemetery

    Hebron, Kentucky

    7.3 miles from Cleves, OH

    There has been many sightings here, and I have personally been here multiple times, and have had many experiences. When you approach the crematorium, you can always smell something burning, even if there is no one there. As well, when approaching graves, you can feel a chill and sometimes ...


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    Whisky's Restaurant

    Lawrenceburg, Indiana

    7.4 miles from Cleves, OH

    This restaurant began as two private houses that were combined to make a button factory. A former resident, an elderly lady died in the room now called the Malt Room, and her spirit is believed to remain here. A waitress reported feeling a tug on her apron when no one ...


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    Westwood Town Hall

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    8.1 miles from Cleves, 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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    Sedamsville Rectory

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    10.9 miles from Cleves, OH

    Over a century old, the rectory is believed to be haunted. Witnesses working on building renovations have seen eerie mists and shadows under the doors of empty rooms. Some say one ghost who resides here is Father Donald MacLeod, who wrote "The History of Roman Catholicism in North America." In ...


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    Cincinnati Union Terminal and Museum Center

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    11.9 miles from Cleves, OH

    The ghost of a former security guard who was murdered there still haunts the building at night, rattling the door knobs and checking the locks on the doors. A World War I plane exhibit is haunted by the ghost of a pilot. Visitors have reported seeing the ghostly aviator in ...


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    Stenton House - Cornell Place Apartments

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    12.1 miles from Cleves, 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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    Spring Grove Cemetery

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    12.1 miles from Cleves, 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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    Cincinnati Music Hall

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    12.9 miles from Cleves, 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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    Cincinnati Zoo

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    12.9 miles from Cleves, 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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    Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    13.3 miles from Cleves, OH

    A ghostly Lady in Green walks the Hall of Mirrors and the mezzanine. She was seen often by construction workers in 1983, while the hotel was undergoing renovations. Legend has it that she was the wife of a worker who was killed during the hotel's construction in 1930. So the ...


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    Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home

    Covington, Kentucky

    13.6 miles from Cleves, OH

    This historic home was formerly a boarding house for students at a nearby mortuary college, and is rumoured to be haunted. Staff claim to have felt a strange in the building after dark, and have seen a shadowy male apparition on the landing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Allendale Tunnel

    Elsmere, Kentucky

    13.8 miles from Cleves, OH

    Legend has it that a man hanged himself years ago in this tunnel, and the hook still protrudes from which he hung his rope. Witnesses say they have seen his apparition hanging here or walking in the tunnel and heard his screams.


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    Taft Museum of Art

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    13.8 miles from Cleves, OH

    The Taft Museum of Art, built in 1820 by Martin Baum, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Annie is the most famous, the wife of Charles Phelps Taft, half-brother of President William Howard Taft. They are the ones who donated the building to the city in 1932. Annie ...


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    Cincinnati Art Museum

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    13.9 miles from Cleves, 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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    Spring House Gazebo

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    14.1 miles from Cleves, 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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    Eden Park

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    14.2 miles from Cleves, 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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    Narrows Road

    Erlanger, Kentucky

    14.7 miles from Cleves, OH

    A phantom officer in a '50s police car haunts Narrows Road, locals say, pulling over living drivers late at night. The ghost is said to be the lingering spirit of a cop who was hit and killed by a car here while making a traffic stop in the 1950s. Some ...


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    Christopher's Bed and Breakfast

    Bellevue, Kentucky

    15 miles from Cleves, OH

    This bed-and-breakfast inn was originally built as a 19th-century church. Among the unusual things that happen here: Apparitions have been spotted on the stairs, the piano plays by itself during the night, and disembodied voices and footsteps have also been reported.


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    Bobby Mackey's Music World

    Newport, Kentucky

    15 miles from Cleves, OH

    This night club is sometimes called "the most haunted night club in America." The building was once a slaughterhouse, but it has an even darker link. Alleged Satan worshippers Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling were said to have killed Pearl Bryan in 1897; her headless body was found near the ...


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    Big Bone Lick Park

    Union, Kentucky

    19.3 miles from Cleves, OH

    Folks visiting the park have reported disembodied whispers, eerie figures, strange noises and an evil spirit who is said to linger in the nearby woods.


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    Greenup Street Water Tower

    Alexandria, Kentucky

    23.8 miles from Cleves, OH

    The apparition of a man in workman clothing has been standing underneath the water tower by local residents. He vanishes when approached, and appears to be confused or lost. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Screaming Bridge of Maud Hughes Road

    Cleves, Ohio

    24.2 miles from Cleves, 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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    Chateau Laroche - Loveland Castle

    Loveland, Ohio

    27.2 miles from Cleves, 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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    Banana Leaf Modern Thai

    Mason, Ohio

    27.3 miles from Cleves, 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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    Kings Island Amusement Park

    Mason, Ohio

    28.7 miles from Cleves, 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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    Peters Cartridge Company

    Maineville, Ohio

    30.1 miles from Cleves, 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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    Sorg Opera House and Mansion

    Middletown, Ohio

    30.6 miles from Cleves, 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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    Sherman Tavern

    Dry Ridge, Kentucky

    31.2 miles from Cleves, OH

    The Sherman Tavern is a historic former tavern built in 1812, which is in the process of being restored by local residents. It was a former stage stop for cattle drovers and American Indians. People restoring the historic building have reported seeing the apparitions of Confederate soldiers, and African American ...


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    Owensville Town Hall

    Batavia, Ohio

    32.9 miles from Cleves, OH

    This historic building was formerly a church, and during the civil war, a cavalry was met by resistance from an old man with a shotgun inside the building, adding some additional history to the hall. However, it is not his spirit who is known to haunt the building, as ...


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    Schenck Mansion

    Vevay, Indiana

    33.3 miles from Cleves, OH

    A ghostly Lady in White in Victorian attire haunts the second floor of this 1874 bed-and-breakfast building, originally built as a mansion of a home for Benjamin Franklin Schenk. She is said to walk the hallways, taking no notice of anyone around her. Guests also have reported hearing voices, footsteps, ...


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    Dead Man's Curve

    Bethel, Ohio

    33.9 miles from Cleves, OH

    This intersection has been the site of numerous accidents, usually people who lost control at the curve (hence the name). People report seeing a male hitchhiker who has no face. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Stepstone Church - Immaculate Conception Church

    Butler, Kentucky

    34.2 miles from Cleves, OH

    Some reports say this church still stands, and others say it has been torn down. But rumor has it that whatever its state, it is haunted by four teen girls who some men hung on a cross in the loft before setting fire to the church. Witnesses have heard girls ...


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    Golden Lamb Inn

    Lebanon, Ohio

    34.5 miles from Cleves, 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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    Florentine Hotel and Restaurant

    Germantown, Ohio

    37.8 miles from Cleves, 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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    Meldahl Locks and Dam - Foster Dam

    Felicity, Ohio

    40.1 miles from Cleves, OH

    Visitors to Meldahl Locks and Dam, aka Foster Dam, at mile marker 436 on the Ohio River, have witnessed the presence of many spirits here, said to be folks who committed suicide or died accidentally here over the years.


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    Hammel House Inn

    Waynesville, Ohio

    43.5 miles from Cleves, 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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    Ohio Theater

    Madison, Indiana

    44.8 miles from Cleves, OH

    Local tales tell of lights that seem to float in the balcony area and then disappear. It is also said that at midnight, the sound of screaming can be heard.


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    Jefferson County Library

    Madison, Indiana

    45 miles from Cleves, OH

    Rumor has it that the ornery ghost of a young man rides the elevator rubbing and patting women. He is believed to have lived here when it was a private home and was confined to a wheelchair, which is why the elevator originally was installed. Some reports say the ghost ...


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    Broadway Historic Hotel and Tavern

    Madison, Indiana

    45 miles from Cleves, OH

    The historic hotel and restaurant appears to be popular with the spirit set. The apparition of a disruptive criminal shot dead on the premises has been reported in the main dining room, while the bed and breakfast quarters of the establishment are supposedly haunted by an unknown woman in ...


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    Town Hall Theatre

    Centerville, Ohio

    45.1 miles from Cleves, 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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    Normandy United Methodist Church

    Dayton, Ohio

    45.6 miles from Cleves, 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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    Earlham College

    Richmond, Indiana

    46.5 miles from Cleves, 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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    Starr Piano Building

    Richmond, Indiana

    46.6 miles from Cleves, 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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    Patterson Tower

    Kettering, Ohio

    48.5 miles from Cleves, 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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    Hanover College

    Hanover, Indiana

    49.1 miles from Cleves, OH

    At Parker Auditorium, the ghost of Dr. A.G. Parker, past college president of the college, has been seen and heard, along with unexplained sounds and missing objects. And at Donner Residence Hall's east wing, the ghost of a student who committed suicide in a dorm room is blamed for objects ...


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    Hanover Cemetery

    Hanover, Indiana

    49.5 miles from Cleves, OH

    Visitors here have reported feeling unexplained nausea and chills, possibly related to the grave of Benjamin Bennett, who is believed to have drowned in the Ohio River (although his body was never found).


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    Patterson Homestead

    Dayton, Ohio

    49.8 miles from Cleves, 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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    Sinclair Community College

    Dayton, Ohio

    50.5 miles from Cleves, 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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