Millersburg Hotel

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This hotel has been in operation for well over a century, so it is more than likely that some of the spectres in this hotel were guests who never checked out. The owners and staff are displeased with the paranormal activity in the hotel, as they receive various reports of ghostly occurrences on a weekly basis. The first commonly reported apparition is a thieving entity, who has been known to remove guests valuables during the night or else move them around their rooms. The apparition of a well-dressed elderly man has been seen wandering through the hotel lobby into the bistro before vanishing; an incident reported to the owners by patrons and staff alike. On the upper floor, there have been various reports of loud disembodied footsteps and lights flashing on and off in unoccupied rooms.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

Address:
35 West Jackson Street
Millersburg, OH
United States

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GPS:
40.55391400000001, -81.91781400000002
County:
Holmes County, Ohio
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  1. My family stayed at the Millersburg Hotel in August, 2010, unaware of its ghostly reputation. As we stood in the hallway outside our room preparing to go in, we all saw the glass doorknob shake violently as if someone inside the room was trying to open the door. When we worked up the nerve to go inside, the room was empty.
    My daughter woke up that night to similar sound, except it was coming from the hallway.
    In the morning, we noticed one of our son’s shoes had been moved across the room and was next to the bed at the window. My daughter’s cell phone had been plugged in all night to charge, but the battery was dead. The staff person behind the desk was quite evasive when I asked her if there was any ghost activity at the hotel; “I won’t say yes and I won’t say no”

  2. We stayed at the hotel recently, Oct. 20, 2016. My husband put his visa card on the oak counter as we were checking in and it slide across the counter and off on the other side. I looked at him with a glare wondering why he would do that? It looked like he slide it on purpose. He apologized and said I honestly just put it down. The check in clerk could not find in on the floor and invited us behind the counter to help look. We found it inside the counter in a bowl. We had to open a door similar to an oak cupboard door to find it inside. I asked is this place haunted? The clerk laughed and said sometimes strange things/jokes happen here that we can’t explain. Loved this place and we all laughed about the joke.

  3. I was eating later at night at the hotel bistro with my husband. It was emptying out as we finished our food. A song came on the radio and I started to sing softly to it. I do not sing that well. I stopped then when I started again, I heard a disgusted moan right behind my head as if to say (“Oh no, here she goes again”) I was embarassed as I thought there were other patrons in the booth behind me but my husband said, “There is no one behind you anywhere, there is not booth behind you and no one has been there for a while. It was the voice , groan of an older man. I had not known of the spirits in the hotel but read about an elderly man walking in the hall to the bistro. I did tell the waitress that I think I just met her ghost. I guess I should stop singing or the man can wander an entire hotel and does not have to sit near me!!!

    • Lynne, my wife and I ate here tonight and I read your comment to her. When we were finished eating she asked me if I heard someone say ‘get out of my house’. I said no. She said it sounded like an old man speaking in a distressed voice just said it as clear as day. There were people around, and an older guy behind her but I’m sure it wasn’t him. He was pretty quiet. Thinking about it later we realised it was very odd and not easily explained.

  4. I’ve stayed at Hotel Millersburg multiple times on my trips to Amish Country. On our first stay, my family and I had no clue about the history of place. We just thought it was a unique place to stay during our visit. I myself have always been able to speak with spirits and energies since I was a little girl, and as soon as I stepped into the lobby I knew
    something was off.

    The energy in the lobby alone felt quite strong and I found it hard to focus on anything else. After reaching our room and walking down the halls I began to feel a bit light headed. I got the same heavy feeling on my chest and shoulders when I feel an energy. It’s a kind of smothering feeling almost.

    We left the hotel and came back later that night to settle in for the day. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was being watched while I sat in the courtyard in between the back entrance and the tavern. I could hear someone walk around me and at one point I heard an older man speak to me as most people account as well. The following night I didn’t sleep much. As I was laying in bed I heard a small noise, almost like somtheing had slid down metal. I ignored it for a while until I sat up to see the shower curtain in the bathroom slide across the bar it hung on to the other side. At that point I forced myself to go to sleep and we left the next morning.

    Like I said, we’ve gone multiple times. The following time I’ve saw figures on the third floor, had someone walk into the bathroom while I was showering, and heard three pistol round clicks get closer to me each time, and then hearing someone walk away. Of course this time in a different room.

    My friends and family have their own experiences too, but it seems I get bothered the most. I’m heading up there again next week, this time to do an investigation. Wish me luck and please let me know if you have had similar or the same experiences. They would help a lot!

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