Haunted Places in Ironville, Kentucky



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    Paramount Joe - Paramount Arts Center

    Ashland, Kentucky

    3.1 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Originally called the Paramount Theatre and opened in 1931, the Paramount Arts Center is said to be haunted by a ghost locals call Paramount Joe. According to Joe's legend, as the theater was being built, four workmen were in the auditorium. Three went to lunch, and when they came back, ...


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    Bluegrass Inn

    Ashland, Kentucky

    3.4 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Its room 129 and 127. Very light blue orbs about the size of a softball feeling of dread and hair stay raised up whole time in the rooms and I was scratched 3 finger nail scratches down my back that were not deep but very bright red and burned a ...


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    Woodland Cemetery

    Coal Grove, Ohio

    4.2 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Along the banks of the Ohio River in Ironton, Ohio is Woodland Cemetery, also known as the City of the Dead. Founded in 1871, it presently contains more than 8,000 graves. The cemetery entrance is beautifully gated and the cemetery itself is beautifully landscaped. Its departed residents include veterans from ...


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    Z. D. Ramsdell House

    Kenova, West Virginia

    8.5 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Businessman Z.D. Ramsdell's home was completed in 1858, and rumor has it it was built on the site of an Adena Indian burial mound. It was said to have contained a hidden basement used in the Underground Railroad. Ramsdell died of tuberculosis in 1886, and although the restored house is ...


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    Colonial Lanes

    Huntington, West Virginia

    12.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The 1959 bowling alley, in particular its tavern, is rumored to be haunted by Mr. Frankel, a former owner. Witnesses describe a smell of cherry pipe tobacco, heavy footsteps coming from the stockroom, their names being whispered or called out, the kitchen door opening and then slamming shut, and other ...


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    Keith-Albee Theatre

    Huntington, West Virginia

    13.7 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    This 1920s rococo theater building is said to be one of the area's most haunted places. Deaths that have occurred here include two electricians electrocuted in the basement, a maintenance man who died in the projection room, and a homeless man who froze to death below the stage area. Witnesses ...


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    X Cave - Carter Caves State Resort Park

    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    24 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Cave X is called this because it has 4 entrances that meet in the center, like an X. This cave is said to be haunted by two Cherokee lovers. It is said that warrior Huraken found this cave and its hidden vein of silver, but kept it a secret so ...


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    Jenkins Plantation Museum

    Glenwood, West Virginia

    25.6 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The plantation, now a museum, was originally built in 1835 and was named after Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins of the Confederacy. The general is believed to haunt the house. Witnesses have seen his apparition and heard the sound of his boots walking in the building.


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    Our House Museum

    Gallipolis, Ohio

    35.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Our House Museum is housed in a former 1819 tavern, rumored to be haunted. Footsteps have been heard in the front hall, and a woman has been heard singing in the second-floor ballroom.


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    Hurricane Creek Rd

    Hurricane, West Virginia

    37.3 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    A woman and a small child in out of style clothes have been seen, before vanishing. Not much is known about them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mount Unger Cemetery

    Otway, Ohio

    39.2 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Local legends say Mount Unger Cemetery is visited by the spirit of a man who hanged himself here after having murdered his wife.


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    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    40.1 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Opened in the early 1900s, the historic hotel is believed to be haunted by many ghosts. The most well known may be the apparition of a beautiful and disheveled young woman seen dancing on the mezzanine between floors 1 and 2. There are also rumored to be many other ghosts ...


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    Ramada Inn

    Paintsville, Kentucky

    44.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    This Ramada Inn is said to have a ghost of a woman who walks in high heels through the atrium as well as unexplained voices, levitating objects, and a man's apparition. A woman is heard laughing in Room 216.


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    Harvey Wells House

    Wellston, Ohio

    47 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    This historic house was a dark history, with a former owner jumping to his death from the upper floor after a combination of troubling equations and a drinking problem. The was refurbished as a nursing home, which closed down several decades ago. Staff working here claimed to see him ...


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    Emmitt House

    Waverly, Ohio

    48.9 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Ghost tours here may turn up somethine eerie at this historic house, which has been featured on TV's Haunted Collector. Rumor has it that there are bones buried under the home's concrete slabs, which may be the catalyst for the spooky stuff that happens here.


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    The Precinct Office Center

    West Union, Ohio

    51.7 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    This historic former jailhouse is now the county office, but has a haunting dating back to the turn of the nineteenth century. Prisoners were reportedly frightened by a apparition robed in white, who repeatedly floated past their cells without making a sound before vanishing. This manifestation has made various ...


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    Wickerhamm Inn

    Peebles, Ohio

    51.9 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    At this 1800s building, a murder is said to have led to the haunting that occurs here. The place was a tavern until the 1850s, and so the legend says, a stagecoach driver was murdered and beheaded here in a 1820s robbery. Although there were bloodstains on the floor and ...


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    Wildermuth Mansion

    Pomeroy, Ohio

    53.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    My family has been restoring the old Wildermuth mansion for the last 18 years now, have had lots of interesting things happen there and sightings too. Hhave seen animals several times in the house as well as seeing Mothman twice flying over the house! Yes twice! In the process of putting ...


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    Capitol Plaza Theatre

    Charleston, West Virginia

    57.7 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The ghost of John Welch and his daughter Molly are said to haunt the theater. Welch was the owner of a mansion that stood on the property in the 1830s to 1860s, before it was torn down to build the theater. Molly died of pneumonia at age 8, and her ...


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    Empty Glass Cafe

    Charleston, West Virginia

    58.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The café and bar is haunted by a former bartender who died in a car crash. He has been known to change the jukebox music and has been seen walking through the bar area by patrons before vanishing. Staff have also encountered another entity on the second floor who slams ...


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    The Empty Glass

    Charleston, West Virginia

    58.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The haunt at this bar is rumored to be a former bartender who was killed in a car accident. Witnesses say the ghost plays pranks on both employees and bar patrons, such as playing his favorite songs on the jukebox. One report says that when the jukebox came on by ...


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    Carrington Rock

    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    58.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Apparitions of Confederate soldiers and a pacing woman have been seen at Carrington Rock. The woman, witnesses say, eventually throws herself off the edge, screaming as she falls. Witnesses also have heard the sounds of officers calling orders to soldiers and moans and cries of pain on the battlefield.


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    West Virginia State Capitol

    Charleston, West Virginia

    59.1 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The 1930s Capitol building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman as well as the spirit of a maintenance man who perished of a heart attack on the job. Some believe the 2 ghosts actually died in a 1921 fire; others dispute that claim.


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    Aberdeen Baptist Church

    Aberdeen, Ohio

    59.3 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The apparitions of young children have been seen inside the church building and in front of it by passing motorists and parishioners. Screams come from inside the church during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Phillips' Folly

    Maysville, Kentucky

    59.6 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Phillips' Folly is a three-story brick house begun around 1828 by Williams B. Phillips. Its nickname came about when Phillips vanished when only the frame had been built, leading folks to believe he had run out of funds for the project. Phillips came back a few years later and finished ...


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    Schrader Road Tunnel

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    60.4 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Schrader Road Tunnel is rumored to be haunted by a ghost or two. A legend says that a woman put her unwanted baby on the train tracks, and then, in some versions of the story, hanged herself. The baby is heard crying here. But there may be another ghost as ...


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    Crosskeys Tavern

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    62.5 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Established in 1972, the Irish tavern is haunted by a prankish spirit called Harold who likes to turn the lights on and off, move objects, break glasses, and make footsteps and whispering sounds in the basement. Speculators say Harold may be the ghost of a man who was murdered behind ...


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    The Majestic Theatre

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    62.6 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The Majestic Theatre, formerly the Masonic Opera House, was built in 1853 on the site of Chillicothe's first bank, which burned down. In 1918 when a Spanish flu epidemic hit nearby Camp Sherman, the theater became a makeshift morgue and autopsy site. It is said that the soldiers' spilled blood ...


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    Rankin House

    Ripley, Ohio

    65.4 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Rankin House belonged to abolitionist Reverend John Rankin, and he was said to put a bright light in his attic window to symbolize to runaway slaves that it was safe to seek shelter here. Apparitions of slaves are said to appear on Jacob's Ladder near his house on moonless nights.


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    Baird House Inn

    Ripley, Ohio

    65.5 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    This historic house inn may no longer be in operation, and is now a private residence. The inn was a popular stopover for travellers on the river, and since it was built in 1825, has had a colourful history. Guests and staff at the former inn have reported hearing ...


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    Athens Lunatic Asylum - The Ridges

    Athens, Ohio

    67.3 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Featured on TV's The Scariest Places on Earth, the asylum has long been a place of mystery and hauntings. There are 1,930 graves at three cemeteries nearby, all marked with only a number. Research has shown that some of the mysterious dead mental health patients may have been veterans, victims ...


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    Ohio University

    Athens, Ohio

    68.1 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Ohio University has a few different spots that are said to be haunted: The Brown House is haunted by donor Millie Brown, who peers out a window; also the phantom sounds of kids splashing in a long-gone pool have been heard in the back yard. The Delta Tau Delta fraternity ...


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    A Georgian Manner Bed and Breakfast

    Logan, Ohio

    76 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    At this historic inn, a murder mystery is said to have taken place in 1898. Then-owner John Engle was allegedly poisoned by his wife, who put strychnine in his coffee. She was acquitted of the crime. Witnesses have seen apparitions of a man and children in period clothing playing on ...


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    Motel 80

    Emmalena, Kentucky

    77.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Rumor has it that at this site, a man once committed a double murder. It's said that he found his wife together with another man in a hotel room, and shot and killed them both. Witnesses say the spirit of the man who was shot still remains behind, turning the ...


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    Roundtown Players

    Circleville, Ohio

    80.2 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Built in the 1890s as a memorial for Civil War soldiers, this building has housed a public library, an armory, and now the Round Town Players theatrical group. An apparition of a Civil War soldier has been seen reflected in the mirrors at Memorial Hall.


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    Blennerhassett Hotel

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    82.6 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    A wide variety of ghosts and haunted activity is claimed about this hotel with the hard to pronounce name. Allegedly there is a man in grey who haunts the second floor and this floor is also where the elevator makes frequent, unplanned and unasked for stops. Is the ...


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    Smoot Theater

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    82.7 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Built in 1926, the now-restored Smoot Theater is believed to be the site of some strange goings-on. Witnesses have reported strange sounds and shadows at night, cold spots, and unexplained electrical issues.


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    Glen Ferris Inn

    Glen Ferris, West Virginia

    82.9 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The 1839 inn is thought to be haunted by a ghost of a Confederate soldier with a long beard, nicknamed The Colonel. He is a friendly and playful ghost, known to close doors behind people, make the birdbath water bubbly and frothy, and walk around with audible footsteps. His apparition ...


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    Parkersburg Art Center

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    82.9 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The ghosts here are transplants from the former haunted Camden Theater, which once stood on this site. The theater burned down in 1928, and its resident ghosts remained to haunt the land where the theater once stood. When the Parkersburg Art Center was built, the "homeless" ghosts moved right in. ...


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    Snow Hill Country Club

    New Vienna, Ohio

    82.9 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    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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    Meldahl Locks and Dam - Foster Dam

    Felicity, Ohio

    83.2 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    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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    Mickey's Bar & Grill

    Lancaster, Ohio

    86.7 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    This historic tavern was formerly the headquarters for an oil company, and at the turn of the nineteenth century, a man was allegedly killed in a machinery accident on the premises. His apparition has been known to talk to patrons in strange voices and he has also been known to ...


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    Tammi Jo Jean's Cafe

    Lancaster, Ohio

    87 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    This historic store and an adjoining row of stores are believed to be haunted by a series of playful entities. Bumps, bangs, voices, whistles and missing items are all among paranormal activity reported here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dead Man's Curve

    Bethel, Ohio

    87.2 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    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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    Campbell Cemetery

    Busy, Kentucky

    89.4 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Ther is a site at Campbell Cemetery called Coffin Rock, where locals say a man was shot and killed long ago. Now, when it rains, there appears to be blood running down the rock. Several ghosts are said to call this area home as well: an old man who flags ...


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    Mudhouse Mansion

    Lancaster, Ohio

    90.3 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The house is an abandoned private residence, and the owner will sue you if you illegally visit the house without her permission. A white apparition has been seen standing at the front windows of the house, and strange lights move around the upper levels. Ghostly slaves and murdered family members ...


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    Owensville Town Hall

    Batavia, Ohio

    90.4 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    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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    Lafayette Hotel

    Marietta, Ohio

    93.7 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    Voices and footsteps have been heard in empty hallways and rooms, while appliances turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close on their own and furniture and luggage is moved around suites. Staff and guests have seen misty apparitions in the corridors, and a ghostly maid in a ...


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    Levee House Café

    Marietta, Ohio

    93.8 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The Levee House, built around 1826 as a dry goods store for merchant Dudley Woodbridge, later became La Belle Hotel and was rumored to have been a brothel at some time in its history. Its legend says that a brothel employee and a man who was visiting her were both ...


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    Twin City Opera House

    McConnelsville, Ohio

    93.9 miles from the center of Ironville, KY

    The 1890s Twin City Opera House is said to have been haunted since at least the 1960s, when a janitor wan out never to return. The apparition of a little girl named Elizabeth, age 10, has been seen peeking down from the catwalk and giggling. Another apparition of Everett Miller, ...


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