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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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936 South Tecumseh Road
Springfield, OH 45506
United States

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39.91198891922858, -83.90781068788783
Clark County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Donnelsville, OH (2.2 mi.)
Enon, OH (2.8 mi.)
Green Meadows, OH (3.5 mi.)
Holiday Valley, OH (5.0 mi.)
Springfield, OH (5.3 mi.)
Lawrenceville, OH (5.4 mi.)
North Hampton, OH (5.7 mi.)
New Carlisle, OH (6.5 mi.)
Crystal Lakes, OH (6.5 mi.)
Park Layne, OH (7.2 mi.)


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  1. I drive by this house all the time and sometimes I see what looks like candle light from one of the windows and a shadow crossing across the room. I have heard rumors that the house has also been part of the underground railroad and have heard that part of the house because of it and the paranormal activity that goes on.

  2. I go to this park all of the time and always have since I grew up in the area. In fact, I was lucky enough to stay the night there years ago as a boy scout. And guess what? Nothing happened. No ghosts, strange mists, disembodied voices, cold spots, orbs (dust), or anything else was seen. Nor was is any other time I have been there, or anyone else for that matter. This is because ghosts are not real. Anyone who claims they see something either is lying to feed their obsession, or so stupid that they can’t discern logical events from all of the ghost stories they fill their heads with from reading Haunted Ohio and watching those fraudster ghost shows on Discovery. Get a life, losers. Seriously. Go out once in a while and meet actual people. Not ghost obsessed whackos.

  3. @The Truther I can agree with you on some points. For instance, ghosts not existing and being nothing but a human invention. (I assume that’s what you believe anyway) Kind of like a religion, I guess. People believe in a religion because they want to. And there is nothing you can say to make them not believe in it once they latch on. Ghost obsessed people are the same. But to insult them by calling them losers and telling them to get a life is not cool. Some people may have reported things because they really thought they saw something, not because they are some kind of ghost addict who just ‘wants’ to experience something. It’s entirely possible that a sound or something which these people could not immediately explain was entirely innocent, but their minds in that environment and atmosphere generated thoughts of the paranormal. After all, there are tons of those ghost shows on Netflix and we all grew up with horror movies out the anus. Chill out dude. And honestly, if someone wants to be said ghost addict, let them. Who cares? They aren’t paying your bills.

  4. Cindy Marshall  |  

    I have seen a lady dressed in a white gown standing in front of the windows. I have seen her many times I have also seen a male standing out in the field. He appears to be dressed in military attire he stands facing the house.

  5. I was a student of Jay Eben. He was a teacher at Shawnee and reenactor who worked at the park at most of the events like the Fair at New Boston. He was even in a documentary about Daniel Boone on the History channel. Anyway, before he passed, he would tell us some stories. I’ve been out to that park a lot. So much so that I have the trails memorized. Its a nice place to walk. And the fishing for smaller pan fish isn’t bad either. I’ve never seen or heard anything myself. Anyway…..Mr Eben told me two stories that I remember specifically. The first story was that he was sitting in the Hertzler House one night by the fireplace, when he smelled tobacco burning. It was coming from another chair directly across from him. He claimed to also notice an indentation in the cushion as if someone was sitting there. The second story involved him and some park workers. They were doing something at the fort, preparing for an event when a man and a woman walked by the opening. They were dressed in period clothing. That wouldn’t normally be an issue out there. But he said it was strange because there were no rehearsals or anything that he was aware of, and I cannot remember the word he used. But basically, the clothing looked “too original”, or something like that. Like I said, I cannot remember his exact wording. I do know that he was a historian and has some published books on making your own period clothing, so he would know. Anyway, there was another thing: he also stated that these people looked pale. Like, pale enough that it was extremely noticeable. This spooked him and curiosity prompted him to step out to see where they were going. But when he walked out of the fort, he looked all around and they were nowhere to be seen. Anyway, these are not My ghost stories. As I do not have any. These were told to me by the late Jay Eben.

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