Haunted Places in Columbus, Pennsylvania



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    Jaquins Pond

    Clymer, New York

    5.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    Jaquin's Pond is legendary in local ghost stories. The area is basically a swampy woodland with some narrow dirt roads through it and three bridges. All three bridges are said to be haunted by George, a former school bus driver who killed himself in despair when a little boy died ...


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    The Village Casino

    Bemus Point, New York

    17.7 miles from Columbus, PA

    The Village Casino is a teen dance hall rumored to be haunted by the ghost of former teenaged chef Jordan Basile, who died in an explosion due to a malfunctioning oven. The ghost makes himself known by causing food to disappear and dancers to trip over nothing on the dance ...


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    Hotel Lenhart

    Bemus Point, New York

    17.8 miles from Columbus, PA

    Hotel Lenhart, which dates back to 1880s, was rebuilt in 1890 after a fire and partially restored again in 1941, after another fire. An unknown haunt is said to reside in the building, opening and closing doors and tugging at the hair of visitors.


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    Hunter Mansion

    Tidioute, Pennsylvania

    20.2 miles from Columbus, PA

    The library of the 1874 mansion is rumoured to be haunted. The apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, perhaps the wife of the original owner, has appeared to visitors on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lucille Ball Little Theatre

    Jamestown, New York

    20.5 miles from Columbus, PA

    According to rumors, the historic Lucille Ball Little Theatre has been the setting for many reports of ghostly apparitions and other paranormal phenomena.


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    Eagle Hotel

    Waterford, Pennsylvania

    20.7 miles from Columbus, PA

    At this 1826 former hotel building, a restuarant called Sugar 'n Spice occupies the first floor and the second and third floors are a history museum. Mysterious sounds have been reported here, such as voices calling your name when no one is there, and a baby crying. Items are moved ...


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    Hollenbeck Cemetery

    Jamestown, New York

    22 miles from Columbus, PA

    Tiny Hollenbeck Cemetery, with about 25 graves, hasn't been used since before the turn of the century. But legends abound about the place; folks have witnessed a headless horseman, a woman in white, ghostly babies crying, screams for help, knocking sounds, orbs, and tombstones that are said to have disappeared. ...


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    Dewittville Cemetery - Poor House Cemetery

    Dewittville, New York

    22.2 miles from Columbus, PA

    Dewittville Cemetery, aka Poor House Cemetery, was a place to bury the poor folks who were housed here and passed away. The cemetery was in use between 1833 and 1918, although grave markers weren't used until 1869. The cemetery, barn and woods are said to be full of spirits who ...


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    Wintergreen Gorge

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    24.2 miles from Columbus, PA

    The ghost of a boy, named Tim (who died in his twenties, but appears as a child) and his dog (Dutch) have been seen along the trails. The pair would often hike there until Dutch died; Tim was later killed in a car accident but has been reported here. (Submitted ...


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    Riverside Inn

    Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania

    26 miles from Columbus, PA

    At this historic 1880s inn, the spirits have been known to crawl into bed with guests, dance in the ballroom to ghostly music, and open and close the doors.


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    McClurg Museum

    Westfield, New York

    26.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    The 1818 mansion that's now the McClurg Museum was originally built by James McClurg, son of a wealthy industrialist, as his stately private residence. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a maid. Children on a fourth-grade field trip encountered the ghost, whom they described as a ...


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    Old Crowley Mansion Site

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    26.6 miles from Columbus, PA

    The home that once occupied this area was said to be Erie's first haunted house, but now, only a field remains here. The Crowley family were rich, but plagued with tragedy including murder, illness, and untimely death. One of those who was murdered (by his wife) chose to torment her ...


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    Erie Cemetery

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    28.4 miles from Columbus, PA

    There's blackened areas as if they have burned; some say that they have been scorched in Satanic rituals. Visitors feel as if they are being followed or like someone is standing behind them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Brewerie at Union Station

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    28.5 miles from Columbus, PA

    A girl named Clara fell down the staircase here; staff, visitors, and investigators believe that she is still here, even creating a beer dedicated to the beloved ghost! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nicky's Pub

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    28.7 miles from Columbus, PA

    Before it was Nicky's Pub, this building served as a variety of business venues, even rumored to have mafia and prostitution connections. Nowadays, guests have reported a man in a long coat floating along the East Hallway. Guests have reported the common paranormal phenomenon (disembodied voices, electronic devices acting strangely, ...


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    Gannon University

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    29 miles from Columbus, PA

    Legend has it that a fraternity costume party had a guest dressed as a cowboy who disappeared upstairs, then was responsible for poltergeist activity inside of the house. While that story is more debatable, students commonly report activity in Schuster Theatre. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cathedral of St Paul

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    29 miles from Columbus, PA

    Members of the congregation believe a little girl named Katie still remains here. After her death in a car accident, members would report hearing a jovial laugh similar to Katie's, but also the sound of heavy objects moving around in empty rooms. The church organ has played by itself before ...


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    Watson-Curtze Mansion

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    29.2 miles from Columbus, PA

    General Anthony Wayne was initially buried here, but he was boiled down by his family before being transferred to a family plot. The cauldron itself is still located here and is said to rattle and make noises. A little girl is also said to be seen on the second floor ...


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    Axe Murder Hollow

    McKean, Pennsylvania

    30 miles from Columbus, PA

    On the dirt roads and wooded area behind Thomas Rd is where an axe murderer supposedly went on a rampage. One of the victims, a young woman, has been reported running and screaming as if she is being chased. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery

    Frewsburg, New York

    30.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery has gravesites that date back to the 1800s and a tragic story to boot. Legend has it that long ago, a mentally handicapped girl, age 7, was stoned to death here by a gang of townsfolk. The reason for the witch hunt is unknown. Her body is ...


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    Maplewood Hotel

    Cassadaga, New York

    31.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    Located in Lily Dale, NY the heart of the spiritualist movement, Maplewood Hotel is allegedly haunted by numerous spirits. An old hotel, it lacks some of the modern amenities travelers are used to, but it's apparently a good fit for the spook crowd.


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    Lily Dale Assembly

    Cassadaga, New York

    31.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    Lily Dale Assembly is advertised to be the world’s largest center for spiritualism, offering lectures and other events and experiences. There are two places here that are believed to be haunted. One is the circa-1880s Assembly Hall, where there is an apparition of a bearded man with spectacles and Victorian ...


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    Gudgeonville Covered Bridge

    Girard, Pennsylvania

    35.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    Even though the bridge was destroyed by an arsonist in 2008, activity has not stopped. EVP's are picked up; a little girl (believed to be a girl who fell from nearby cliffs) is thought to be one of the voices that is picked up as well other unrecognizable voices. Light ...


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    SUNY Fredonia - Igoe Hall

    Fredonia, New York

    37.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    SUNY Fredonia State College's Igoe Hall is said to be haunted by a former student named Jimmy Igoe, the hall's namesake, who drowned in Lake Erie on a fishing trip. He is said to slam doors, change TV channels, and tinker with lights, water faucets, and the elevators. The hall ...


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    Days Inn Meadville

    Meadville, Pennsylvania

    37.5 miles from Columbus, PA

    Witnesses at this Days Inn have been startled to see apparitions in the main building's kitchen and second-floor hallway. Spirits are said to tamper with the radio and lights, and unexplained footsteps and thumps have been heard from vacant rooms and in the hallways. Doors also have been known to ...


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    Holy Cross Seminary Site

    Dunkirk, New York

    38.4 miles from Columbus, PA

    The Holy Cross Seminary Site was built by the Catholic Church's Passionist Movement in the early 1920s as a preparatory school. It closed in 1968 and by the mid-1980s it had been demolished. Ruins of the building and chapel and the driveway are all that remain. The ghost of a ...


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    Bucktail Hotel

    Marienville, Pennsylvania

    40.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    Guests staying at this 1937 hotel have reported a spook haunting the upstairs rooms. The entity is believed to be a poltergeist, as it has been known to move objects around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel Conneaut

    Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

    43.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    Several ghosts are said to haunt this hotel including a ghost bride who allegedly died in a fire, a young child who died after falling down the stairs, and even a mad butcher who was dismembered in the kitchen. If you are looking for a haunted room, the Elizabeth's ...


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    U.S. Route 322

    Cranberry, Pennsylvania

    43.4 miles from Columbus, PA

    General Anthony Wayne was buried, unearthed, then boiled so he could be transferred to his family grave. It is said that he lost some bones along the way and was reburied as an incomplete body. Some people still see him wandering along this road (used to transfer him); he is ...


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    J.N. Adam Hospital

    Perrysburg, New York

    46 miles from Columbus, PA

    J.N. Adam Mermorial Hospital was built as a tuberculosis hospital in 1909 and was used for that purpose until 1960, when it became a developmental disability center. It was abandoned in 1995, and is rumored to be haunted. The Friends of J. N. Adam Historic Landmark and Forest is a ...


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    Knickerbocker Hotel

    Linesville, Pennsylvania

    47.6 miles from Columbus, PA

    This historic hotel is not your average lodging place. Yes, you can spend the night for a fee, but as they will tell you, you won't sleep. The paranormal activity is said to be rich here, because some guests checked in but did not check out.


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    Cleveland Hotel

    Conneaut, Ohio

    50 miles from Columbus, PA

    This century-old building was purchased in 2012 and is slated to be renovated into condominiums. It was once a fashionable hotel, but fell into disrepair and was known as a hang-out for the homeless for several decades. There are rumors about a "ghost bride" that some believe to ...


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    Pigman Road

    Angola, New York

    54.4 miles from Columbus, PA

    Holland Road is nicknamed Pigman Road because of legends of the ghost of a deranged butcher that date back to the 1950s and '60s. Folks said when he was alive, he would put pigs' heads on stakes outside the shop, which was thought to have been located on Holland Road. ...


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    Angola Horror Site

    Angola, New York

    56.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    A train derailment in 1867 sparked a fire which killed 49 people. Located right by Pigman Road, an energy draws people to the site, but also with the feeling of uneasiness. Many investigators stop by to see if they can catch a glimpse of the victims still present at this ...


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    Kingsville Public Library

    Kingsville, Ohio

    56.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    In the older section of 1885 Kingsville Public Library, folks say the apparition of a man in a tall black hat wanders the stacks. Strange noises and events have been reported as well. Many believe the library is haunted by several spirits.


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    St. Bonaventure University

    Olean, New York

    57.4 miles from Columbus, PA

    St. Bonaventure University has more than its share of campus ghosts. Francis Hall, once called Christ the King Seminary, is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased monks. Devereux Hall is famous for stories of its Black Mass. Legend has it that in the 1960s, the students gathered ...


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    The Old Jail Museum

    Smethport, Pennsylvania

    59.1 miles from Columbus, PA

    Ralph Crossmire, executed for murdering his mother, haunts his former cell. People who occupied it after his death would report seeing him. Now, as a museum, guests and employees report that Crossmire is more of a prankster than a threat. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Grove City College

    Grove City, Pennsylvania

    59.9 miles from Columbus, PA

    Grove City College's Lily Room is the stuff of legend. Campus lore says it's a locked-up room in a girls' dorm in which a girl hanged herself. Rumor has it the room was locked for 15 years and when it was opened again, her lily perfume was still heavy in ...


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    Western House

    Springville, New York

    60.7 miles from Columbus, PA

    Western House, which reports say is currently unoccupied, was a hotel and saloon turned into apartments and a restaurant. A ghost called Christine is said to reside here. Folks in the know claim she is the daughter of a former owner.


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    Chestnut Grove Cemetery

    Ashtabula, Ohio

    62 miles from Columbus, PA

    Chestnut Grove Cemetery was once an Erie burial ground and, since its establishment in 1819, has seen the burial of over 18,000 folks. Twenty-five of them were victims of a local train disaster in 1876. The Pacific Express fell into the river when the bridge collapsed, killing between 80 and ...


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    Kinsman General Store

    Kinsman, Ohio

    62.2 miles from Columbus, PA

    This old-fashioned general store is believed to have a ghostly inhabitant in the basement, and is generally off limits to the public and visitors. Staff have reported seeing an old man smoking a pipe in the basement, and visitors have also smelt the overwhelming aroma of tobacco smoke on all ...


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    Market Square Building

    Kinsman, Ohio

    62.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    This building features both an old-fashioned book store and a fascinating antiques market, which are both believed to be haunted. In the book store section of the building, staff report an entity that pushes books off shelves, and has been known to rearrange furniture while they are in the basement. ...


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    133 Kiester Road

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    65.6 miles from Columbus, PA

    The house at this address is apparently haunted by a malevolent spirit that many people believe to be Sam Mohawk a Native American mass murderer who was hanged for murdering a woman and her five children near the place this house stands.


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    The Step Above Lounge and Wine Bar

    Geneva, Ohio

    69.3 miles from Columbus, PA

    The Step Above is a bar housed over a restaurant that closes earlier, and bar patrons have seen shadowy figures moving about inside the locked restaurant after closing.


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    Snyder Cemetery

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    70.1 miles from Columbus, PA

    Numerous paranormal events are reported at this location, but few precise details are available.


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    Pauni Apartments

    Cortland, Ohio

    72.4 miles from Columbus, PA

    These recently constructed apartments were built over the top of an ancient burial ground, and residents have reported paranormal occurrences in the building ever since. Doors open and close by themselves, objects move around by themselves and the apparition of a man in a sombrero has been seen in the ...


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    Kline Opera House

    Cortland, Ohio

    72.6 miles from Columbus, PA

    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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    Regal Vineyards and Mansion

    Madison, Ohio

    73.8 miles from Columbus, PA

    This historic mansion and vineyard has now returned to its use after being boarded up for a long period of time. It was originally built by immigrants, but abandoned after a family tragedy. Staff immediately began to report a vortex in the building, and various cold spots. The tip of ...


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    Old Fort Erie

    Fort Erie, Ontario

    73.9 miles from Columbus, PA

    At Old Fort Erie, American and British soldiers are said to roam, and battle sounds have been heard: cannon and musket fire, and commanders shouting orders to the troops. Battle scenes have been reenacted by ghosts, and visitors have been touched or pushed and heard an unpleasant voice say "Get ...


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    Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park - USS The Sullivans

    Buffalo, New York

    74 miles from Columbus, PA

    Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park includes the ship USS The Sullivans, named after five brothers, Albert, Francis, George, Joseph and Madison, who were lost during the battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. The USS The Sullivans is believed to be haunted by George Sullivan.


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