Haunted Places in Kelleys Island, Ohio



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    Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    3.8 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    At this circa 1800s bed-and-breakfast inn, strange things are afoot. A TV on the third floor turns itself down when the volume is turned up, and toilets flush by themselves. In Room 11, also on the third floor, a little girl fell to her death out the window, and her ...


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    Park Hotel

    Put-in-Bay, Ohio

    6.7 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Guests have reported apparitions in period clothing and ghostly ballroom music when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    6.7 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery is home to phantom battles, complete with gunshots, soldiers' screams and marching sounds. It is said that during the Memorial Day parades held on Johnson Island, the deceased soldiers march along with the living soldiers.


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    Hotel Breakers

    Sandusky, Ohio

    7.9 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    It is said that in Room 169 during the 1900s, a guest named Mary hanged herself in her room. This is rumored to have led to at least some of the many haunting episodes here. Guests and employees alike have witnessed unexplained noises, electrical issues, and faceless apparitions. Some reports ...


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    Stone House

    Oak Harbor, Ohio

    22.5 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This house was built by a man named Mr. Baker. Mr. Baker was a renowned womanizer. His wife could have not have children. Eventually, Mr. Baker's wife hanged herself in the garage. The Mulligans bought the house in the early '70s. While the Mulligans lived in the Stone House, they ...


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    Atlas Tube

    Essex, Ontario

    32.6 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Atlas Tube is a steel mill that is rumored to be haunted by a 1990 worker who died when he lost control of a batch of steel tubes and was crushed. Late-night employees have seen a ghostly man leaning on the racks in Warehouse 3. He disappears when anyone gets ...


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    Sadler's Pond

    Essex, Ontario

    40.3 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    According to locals, a young woman named Andrea hanged herself from a tree near Sadler's Pond after finding out her boyfriend had been unfaithful. Her ghost is said to appear at night with a rope around her neck, screaming her boyfriend's name.


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    River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    Monroe, Michigan

    40.6 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    River Raisin Battlefield Battlefield Park is home to apparitions of soldiers, ghost orbs that show up in photos, and more paranormal activity such as voices that have been captured by ghost investigators.


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    Huntington Playhouse

    Bay Village, Ohio

    40.7 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This quaint community theatre has been in operation for over half a century, but already seems to being developing a series of ghost stories associated with the theatre itself and the plot of land it was built upon. The first apparition is an man in an old-fashioned suit who appears ...


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    Commodore Perry Building

    Toledo, Ohio

    42.9 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic apartment block has a labyrinth of old studios and a disused restaurant on the upper floors of the building. It is rumoured that a piano in the bar area of the old restaurant plays of its own accord, and that the apparition of a little girl in a ...


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    Oliver House

    Toledo, Ohio

    42.9 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic landmark building is notorious for the rumour of a presidential visit many years ago, and for the fact that the building and its grounds are steeped in history and mystery. The building now houses several brew pubs and a whole host of ghost stories. The building was supposedly ...


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    Claque Playhouse

    Westlake, Ohio

    43.8 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic playhouse is situated on an old farming property, as the theatre itself is a barn conversion. The former owner of the property, known to staff as 'Walter', has been seen and heard throughout the theatre. He often is heard sobbing in the theatre, and has been known to ...


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    Candlewood Suites

    North Olmsted, Ohio

    44 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    According to reports, when the area was being cleared for building this hotel, the body of a woman was found. She had committed suicide by shooting herself in the head. Her ghost is said to remain at the hotel and may manifest as a shadowy form. She also turns the ...


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    Collingwood Arts Centre

    Toledo, Ohio

    44 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This gothic mansion has formerly a convent, and is now dormitories for art students and resident artists. The basement of the building houses a terrifying entity draped in black robes who walks through the building every day before vanishing in the same part of the building. She has been known ...


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    West Toledo Branch Library

    Toledo, Ohio

    45 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    West Toledo Branch Library began in 1930 and is believed to be haunted by a man from around 1940. His apparition has been seen, and strange noises and bumping sounds have come from the area near the west wall fireplace.


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    Riverside Osteopathic Hospital

    Trenton, Michigan

    45 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The abandoned Riverside Osteopathic Hospital grounds are private property and trespassers will be punished. It was built in the 1800s as the Church Family's home, until Henry Ford bought it and made it into a hospital in 1944. The legends here revolve around the Churches. One young daughter fell off ...


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    Baldwin-Wallace College

    Berea, Ohio

    47.3 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Baldwin-Wallace College's Kohler Hall, built in the 1870s as a Methodist Children's Home, is said to be home to a spirit that manifests as a blue haze. Something reportedly presses down on students in bed and throws off their blankets. And Lang Hall is allegedly haunted by namesake Emma Lang, ...


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    Fostoria Area Historical Society and Museum

    Fostoria, Ohio

    47.4 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    I am the founder of Fostoria Paranormal Investigations, we have investigated the location several times and taken Groups in to investigate as well, we have seen shadows inside, have heard a little girl laughing and talking, a light in the main exhibit room comes on by itself and the only ...


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    Hull-Wolcott House

    Maumee, Ohio

    48 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic house, built in 1836 and now a museum complex, is home to some playful spirits who move objects and open doors. Witnesses also have heard unexplained footsteps and whispers.


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    The Linck Inn

    Maumee, Ohio

    48.4 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic building was built in 1836, and has served as both a general store and as a hotel, as it was a popular stopover point for stagecoach and canal travellers. The hotel is no longer in operation, but is believed to still have three ghostly tenants who stayed on. ...


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    Dix - Fayerweather House

    Maumee, Ohio

    49.1 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The Dix/Fayerweather House is said to be haunted by Aunt Phoebe, builder William Dix's sister. But be warened, Aunt Phoebe doesn't stand for disrespectful behavior. People who scoff at her may get a coffee shower or a door slammed nearby. A coat and chandelier crystals have gone missing, and an ...


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    Tick Tock Tavern

    Cleveland, Ohio

    49.4 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic arcade building houses a haunted restaurant and tavern. A former delicatessen housed in the building closed down due to overwhelming paranormal activity, which stemmed from the rear of the building. The ladies restroom was haunted by a spectre that would rattle the doors and speak in strange voices, ...


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    Waltz Inn

    Huron Charter Township, Michigan

    49.4 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    At this restaurant, formerly an 1800s inn, a ghostly man has been seen by owners and staff. He turns lights on and off and moves objects.


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    Variety Theater

    Cleveland, Ohio

    49.5 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    1927 building The Variety Theater was a vaudeville house, then a movie theater until the early 1980s. After that, it was a rock concert venue until it closed in 1986. Now, locals say, it's haunted by a white figure who hangs out on first floor by the water fountain. A ...


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    Wood County Historical Center

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    49.9 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The Wood County Historical Center and Museum building used to house the Wood County Home/Infirmary, which opened in 1869 and operated until 1971. The museum opened in 1975. It is believed to be haunted by former patients of the infirmary. Reports have been made of an apparition of a lady ...


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    Bowling Green State University

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    49.9 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Bowling Green State University's ghosts include Alice, a deceased actress who haunts Brown and Saint Theaters and must have a formal invitation to every theater performance, and Amanda, who haunts the Chi Omega Sorority House. Amanda was killed accidentally in an initiation, and is a poltergeist. At one time, the ...


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    Sam B's Restaurant

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    51 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The third floor of this restaurant was once a theatre and was the site of a murder years ago. The theatre is now closed to the public, but employees have reported many strange occurrences. They also believe the kitchen is haunted. At least two employees have died in the ...


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    Fallen Timbers Battlefield

    Maumee, Ohio

    51.2 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers was the last battle of the Northwest Indian War. On the anniversary of the battle, August 20, ghostly soldiers are said to re-enact the battle.


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    Bourbon House Bed and Breakfast

    Cleveland, Ohio

    51.4 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic mansion may still be in operation as an inn, but is more renowned for a recurring apparition reported here by former tenants and guests. The building is believed to be haunted by a former owner and the builder of the house, who has been known to communicate ...


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    Allen Park Historical Museum

    Allen Park, Michigan

    51.8 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The 1888 farmhouse that houses the quaint museum is haunted, according to members of the local historical society. Apparitions reported here include a friendly elderly woman, her grandson and a man in a plaid shirt who greets visitors, possibly a farmer who passed away at the residence during the ...


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    Franklin Castle

    Cleveland, Ohio

    52 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Franklin Castle was built in the mid 1800s by Hans Tiedemann, a wealthy German immigrant. Since then, it has been a clubhouse for a German singing society, headquarters for a German Socialist organization, a doctor's office, apartments, and a hideout for bootleggers. Many ghost stories surround the place, and here ...


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    University of Windsor

    Windsor, Ontario

    52.2 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Two buildings have haunting rumors surrounding them at the University of Windsor. One is Beckett House, an old house that serves as a dorm. Campus legend says long ago a woman was murdered here by a man, and as a result, the spirit here is not very nice to male ...


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    Johnny Mango

    Cleveland, Ohio

    52.3 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Johnny Mango World Cafe & Bar is reportedly haunted by several ghosts, the oldest being a woman named Margaret who died in 1895 when her trolley car ran into the Cuyahoga River.


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    Allen Park Digital Cinema

    Allen Park, Michigan

    52.3 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Little is known about the haunting of this downtown cinema, apart from the legend that a spirit apparently appears in the projection booth and a ghostly voice is heard during productions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Louis Dasher Mansion

    Allen Park, Michigan

    52.4 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The 1920's mansion is allegedly haunted by previous members of the local Dasher family who lived there. A previous couple living there reported various accounts of poltergeist activity and apparitions of men and women in old-fashioned clothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fort Wayne

    Detroit, Michigan

    52.4 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The historic fort is featured in the Haunted Historic Fort Wayne Tour and has been featured on several TV shows.


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    Columbian House Hotel

    Waterville, Ohio

    52.5 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Back in 1828, when this historic hotel was constructed, it was merely a trading post and tavern with limited overnight accommodation. At various times throughout the century, the building also served as a prison and a town ballroom. The strange history of the building began back in the 1840's, after ...


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    Renaissance Hotel

    Cleveland, Ohio

    53 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic hotel was built over the site of many historic city landmarks including the cities first hotel, transferring the historical pasts of them into this building. Ghostly activity is mainly reported on the fourth floor, where lights turn on and off of their own accord and faucets switch on ...


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    Aqua Club

    Cleveland, Ohio

    53.1 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Before this building became a night club and closed down, it was a celebrated local eatery. The owner became an alcoholic after his wife died, and both him and his legendary restaurant quickly fell apart until it went out of business. A night club built on the premises was closed ...


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    Fort Shelby Doubletree Suites Hotel

    Detroit, Michigan

    53.6 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This Doubletree branch is known by locals as the Fort Shelby Hotel, as that was its original name since 1916. The building sat unoccupied for many years, and according to the local rumor mill, a homeless man named Al who used it as a temporary sleeping spot met his demise ...


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    Gray's Armoury Historical Museum

    Cleveland, Ohio

    53.6 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The five story castle-like armory was built in 1893. People hear disembodied footsteps on the upper floors and on the grand staircase. Ghostly apparitions of men dressed in old-fashioned military uniform have been seen throughout the building, but vanish when approached. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Spitzer House Bed and Breakfast

    Medina, Ohio

    53.8 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    At this 19th-century Victorian home-turned-inn, people have witnessed unexplained voices and music, and the piano in the parlor plays songs by itself. The ghost of a stern-looking man is said to appear in Ceilan's Room, and Anna's Room is haunted by a servant girl's spirit. The servant girl also has ...


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    Alhambra Apartments

    Detroit, Michigan

    54.5 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The historic apartment block was built in 1924, and was the scene of a poisoning murder in which two died. People walking past the building late at night have seen strange lights in the building and seen a flying white apparition in the hallways of the abandoned apartment block. (Submitted by ...


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    Detroit Masonic Temple

    Detroit, Michigan

    54.5 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Detroit’s Masonic Temple has more than 1,000 rooms, plus secret passageways, hidden staircases and concealed compartments under its floors. Of course, a building like this has to have a ghost! This one's is thought to be George D. Mason, who went bankrupt while funding its construction and, when his wife ...


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    Darrow Family Cemetery

    Seven Hills, Ohio

    54.7 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Rumor has it that at night at the Darrow Family Cemetery, which only has 7 gravesites, tombstones that are whole in daylight appear broken, and strange things can be seen and heard: Unexplained bright lights, running water, screams and howls.


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    Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    Detroit, Michigan

    54.9 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The DSO building is believed to be haunted by Russian pianist Ossip Gabrilowitsch, who became the musical director in 1917. Not only have visitors and employees heard unexplained footsteps and voices and felt cold spots, the apparition of Gabrilowitsch has been seen backstage and in the offices.


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    Agora Theatre and Ballroom

    Cleveland, Ohio

    55 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    Elvis and the Beatles are among the acts who have performed at Agora Theatre and Ballroom, and the place is said to be home to some spirits who never left. Apparitions have been seen here, especially one of a man wearing a yellow raincoat. During an investigation, a psychic declared ...


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    St Aubin's House

    Detroit, Michigan

    55 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The historic house was once the site of a number of cult murders. The apparition of a headless man has been seen wandering around the upper levels of the house, along with the noises of screams, moans and cry for help. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    David Whitney House - The Whitney

    Detroit, Michigan

    55.3 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    The Whitney, now a restaurant, was built in 1890 by lumber magnate Whitney Jr. Witnesses have seen an apparition that disappeared into the floor and shadows near the children's room. Objects also have bene known to move, and lights turn on and off by themselves.


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    House of Wills

    Cleveland, Ohio

    55.3 miles from Kelleys Island, OH

    This historic funeral parlour appears to be one of the cities most haunted sites, as shown by the most recent street view image of the building. The photograph shows what appears to be a white apparition staring down into the street from a window on the second floor. This is ...


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