Schrader Road Tunnel

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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 well: A woman who was murdered and hung from a nearby tree in a waterbed mattress is said to haunt the tunnel as well. Cold spots and blood dripping from the ceiling have been reported.

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Schrader Road
Chillicothe, OH
United States

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39.31391153398528, -82.91170263277309
Ross County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Chillicothe, OH (4.0 mi.)
North Fork Village, OH (6.5 mi.)
Richmond Dale, OH (9.3 mi.)
Andersonville, OH (9.5 mi.)
Kingston, OH (11.1 mi.)
Bourneville, OH (13.3 mi.)
Waverly, OH (13.5 mi.)
Adelphi, OH (13.7 mi.)
Laurelville, OH (14.4 mi.)
Frankfort, OH (15.6 mi.)


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  1. I investigated here before and while at one time I would have said it definitely is haunted, I think my young, eager mind was anxious to see something. I would vote ‘inconclusive’ on this one, but it is creepy in the dark. Perhaps not anymore creepier than any dark tunnel may be though…

    Please note! This is on a potentially dangerous turn. Don’t be in the road tunnel in the dark without lights on , or a friend watching out as you walk through it. People drive fast and in the dark it would be easy to be struck.

  2. I had used this tunnel since the early 1950`s, even before the shrader addition was created. My mother slid a 1957 cadilac sideways in this tunnel, hell of a time getting it back out.
    I have never heard of any deaths on the tracks. Old Carmi Jones lived in the big white house up the way and his son across the street, bordering shrader and charleston pike. A few people died hitting the big tree there and we rolled a ’69 impala 7 times trying to make the curve at 120, as did others.
    So, there is a possibility of ghosts.
    Yauncey Shipley, if still around, can tell you. Tell him Buz sent you.

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