Crosskeys Tavern

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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 the tavern or that he is in some way connected to a series of old underground tunnels beneath Chillicothe.

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19 E Main St
Chillicothe, OH 45601
United States

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39.333301, -82.9814371
Ross County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Chillicothe, OH (0.1 mi.)
North Fork Village, OH (2.6 mi.)
Andersonville, OH (6.7 mi.)
Bourneville, OH (10.0 mi.)
Kingston, OH (10.4 mi.)
Frankfort, OH (11.6 mi.)
Richmond Dale, OH (12.8 mi.)
Waverly, OH (14.3 mi.)
Clarksburg, OH (15.0 mi.)
Adelphi, OH (15.5 mi.)

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  1. I, along with the rest of my group, had the privilege of investigating this location a few years back. We were able to capture numerous evps as well as video of a shadow that appears to peek around the corner. We spent many hours trying to debunk these things and were unable to. Every member of our group also had some sort of personal experience that evening but unfortunately those will just be stories as they couldn’t be documented. It’s a great place to visit with a lot of history. If your in town, I’d definitely recommend stopping in.

  2. It makes a good story, and the basement is creepy, but I’m not convinced it’s haunted. The last (and long time owner) Tom Burke claimed it to be haunted. Under the new management, most of the ‘old timers’ have passed on or went elsewhere. Early Thursday night is the best time to go if you want to find someone that can tell you stories or give you a tour

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