Haunted Places in Martin, Kentucky



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    Ramada Inn

    Paintsville, Kentucky

    17 miles from Martin, KY

    This Ramada Inn is said to have a ghost of a woman who walks in high heels through the atrium as well as unexplained voices, levitating objects, and a man's apparition. A woman is heard laughing in Room 216.


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    Motel 80

    Emmalena, Kentucky

    20.4 miles from Martin, KY

    Rumor has it that at this site, a man once committed a double murder. It's said that he found his wife together with another man in a hotel room, and shot and killed them both. Witnesses say the spirit of the man who was shot still remains behind, turning the ...


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    Campbell Cemetery

    Busy, Kentucky

    38.1 miles from Martin, KY

    Ther is a site at Campbell Cemetery called Coffin Rock, where locals say a man was shot and killed long ago. Now, when it rains, there appears to be blood running down the rock. Several ghosts are said to call this area home as well: an old man who flags ...


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    The Inn at Wise

    Wise, Virginia

    42.2 miles from Martin, KY

    The 1910 historic inn was in a dilapidated condition for many years prior to being refurbished, and now encapsulates its colourful past through delightful guest rooms, fine dining and a whole trove of ghost stories. Reports range from ghostly voices and screams from empty rooms to curtains opening and ...


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    The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

    Wise, Virginia

    43 miles from Martin, KY

    The University of Virginia's College at Wise is believed to be home to a ghost. According to legend, she is the spirit of a young girl whose apparition appears hanging from the pipes in Bowers-Sturgill Hall, where she committed suicide.


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    Benham School House Inn

    Cumberland, Kentucky

    43.5 miles from Martin, KY

    The building that houses the inn was an old high school, and some say the ghostly students return to their old stomping grounds. According to reports, the inn still houses the student lockers and class photos in the hallways, and in these hallways witnesses have heard unexplained runnning footsteps, laughter ...


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    Laurel Grove Cemetery

    Norton, Virginia

    44.3 miles from Martin, KY

    Laurel Grove Cemetery, often referred to as Ramsey Cemetery or the Ramsey Family Cemetery, is said to be haunted by something that makes the temperature inside very cold after midnight. Shadowy figures, leaves that move without a breeze, and footsteps also have been reported.


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    June Tolliver House

    Big Stone Gap, Virginia

    48.8 miles from Martin, KY

    This 1890's residence featured in the local newspaper several years ago, when a visitor to the house photographed a ghostly woman in white. Other phenomena reported here includes apparitions rushing past the bay windows at the front of the building and paintings being moved around by unseen hands. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Carrington Rock

    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    56.9 miles from Martin, KY

    Apparitions of Confederate soldiers and a pacing woman have been seen at Carrington Rock. The woman, witnesses say, eventually throws herself off the edge, screaming as she falls. Witnesses also have heard the sounds of officers calling orders to soldiers and moans and cries of pain on the battlefield.


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    Z. D. Ramsdell House

    Kenova, West Virginia

    58 miles from Martin, KY

    Businessman Z.D. Ramsdell's home was completed in 1858, and rumor has it it was built on the site of an Adena Indian burial mound. It was said to have contained a hidden basement used in the Underground Railroad. Ramsdell died of tuberculosis in 1886, and although the restored house is ...


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    Red Dog Road

    Harlan, Kentucky

    58.6 miles from Martin, KY

    This road has been haunted by mysterious lights which flicker from tree to tree. If one is quiet at a certain fork in the road you can hear someone or something walking in the woods above the road. A huge shadowed specter has been seen several times standing in ...


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    X Cave - Carter Caves State Resort Park

    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    58.9 miles from Martin, KY

    Cave X is called this because it has 4 entrances that meet in the center, like an X. This cave is said to be haunted by two Cherokee lovers. It is said that warrior Huraken found this cave and its hidden vein of silver, but kept it a secret so ...


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    Colonial Lanes

    Huntington, West Virginia

    60.2 miles from Martin, KY

    The 1959 bowling alley, in particular its tavern, is rumored to be haunted by Mr. Frankel, a former owner. Witnesses describe a smell of cherry pipe tobacco, heavy footsteps coming from the stockroom, their names being whispered or called out, the kitchen door opening and then slamming shut, and other ...


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    Keith-Albee Theatre

    Huntington, West Virginia

    61 miles from Martin, KY

    This 1920s rococo theater building is said to be one of the area's most haunted places. Deaths that have occurred here include two electricians electrocuted in the basement, a maintenance man who died in the projection room, and a homeless man who froze to death below the stage area. Witnesses ...


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    Bluegrass Inn

    Ashland, Kentucky

    62.8 miles from Martin, KY

    Its room 129 and 127. Very light blue orbs about the size of a softball feeling of dread and hair stay raised up whole time in the rooms and I was scratched 3 finger nail scratches down my back that were not deep but very bright red and burned a ...


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    Paramount Joe - Paramount Arts Center

    Ashland, Kentucky

    63 miles from Martin, KY

    Originally called the Paramount Theatre and opened in 1931, the Paramount Arts Center is said to be haunted by a ghost locals call Paramount Joe. According to Joe's legend, as the theater was being built, four workmen were in the auditorium. Three went to lunch, and when they came back, ...


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    Woodland Cemetery

    Coal Grove, Ohio

    64.8 miles from Martin, KY

    Along the banks of the Ohio River in Ironton, Ohio is Woodland Cemetery, also known as the City of the Dead. Founded in 1871, it presently contains more than 8,000 graves. The cemetery entrance is beautifully gated and the cemetery itself is beautifully landscaped. Its departed residents include veterans from ...


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    Rotherwood Mansion

    Kingsport, Tennessee

    71.2 miles from Martin, KY

    This mansion built in 1818 by the Reverend Frederick A. Ross is said to be the home of a ghostly Lady in White. So the legend says, she is Ross's daughter Rowena, and she is looking for her love who was drowned in nearby Holston River. It is said that ...


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    Barter Theatre

    Abingdon, Virginia

    73.4 miles from Martin, KY

    Built in 1831 as Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church, the building has also been used as a town hall and a fire hall, which meant that even when it became Barter Theatre, the fire alarm remained on the building, and when the sirens went off during a performance, the actors had ...


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    Martha Washington Inn

    Abingdon, Virginia

    73.4 miles from Martin, KY

    At this 1832 inn built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston as a home for his family of nine children, a ghostly young woman roams the place. She is reportedly looking for her lover. Also, witnesses say that no matter how many times the carpets are replaced, blood ...


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    The Tavern

    Abingdon, Virginia

    73.5 miles from Martin, KY

    The Tavern restaurant was originally built in 1779. Is is said to be the a hot spot for the spirit set, including a ghost nicknamed "The Tavern Tart," reported to be a prostitute who was murdered a client. Witnesses say she is known to pinch or grab men on the ...


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    Virginia Intermont College

    Bristol, Virginia

    74 miles from Martin, KY

    Reports say Virginia Intermont College may have ceased operations in May 2014, but if it truly is haunted, a ghost probably wouldn't mind. The historic college is rumored to be haunted by a former student named Vera who, as legend tells, became pregnant through an affair with a professor in ...


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    Emory and Henry College

    Meadowview, Virginia

    75 miles from Martin, KY

    Founded in 1836, the historic Emory and Henry College is believed to be haunted. A hanging lamp outside the Music Hall is said to swing by itself, stemming from a heated debate in which a man was pushed out the third story window. He grabbed the lamp and hung from ...


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    Jenkins Plantation Museum

    Glenwood, West Virginia

    75.2 miles from Martin, KY

    The plantation, now a museum, was originally built in 1835 and was named after Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins of the Confederacy. The general is believed to haunt the house. Witnesses have seen his apparition and heard the sound of his boots walking in the building.


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    Hurricane Creek Rd

    Hurricane, West Virginia

    76 miles from Martin, KY

    A woman and a small child in out of style clothes have been seen, before vanishing. Not much is known about them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nickerson Snead Haunted Mansion

    Glade Spring, Virginia

    77.1 miles from Martin, KY

    Welcome to The Haunted Mansion VA. We are a seasonal haunted house attraction presented by The Nickerson Snead House Museum in Glade Spring, VA. This haunted house attraction is unique because it is set up in an authentic haunted house. There are over 200 years of spirits haunting the the ...


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    Union College

    Barbourville, Kentucky

    79.2 miles from Martin, KY

    Union College seems to have a haunted Financial Aid office: Witnesses say the doors open and close, and even lock and unlock, on their own. The spirit is believed to be a woman who lived and died under mysterious circumstances here when the building was a private residence. Also haunting ...


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    Aspenvale Cemetery

    Marion, Virginia

    80.6 miles from Martin, KY

    Aspenvale Cemetery is the burial site of several Revolutionary War heroes such as Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, and his wife Elizabeth, sister of Patrick Henry. Witnesses say the strange anomalies happen here along with an odd feeling that there is something unseen around. Orbs ...


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    Warfield Cemetery

    Barbourville, Kentucky

    81.1 miles from Martin, KY

    Some claim that at the Warfield Cemetery, something unseen will follow you, moving as you do, terrorizing you as you walk through the graveyard, never stopping until you step outside the gate.


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    Capitol Plaza Theatre

    Charleston, West Virginia

    81.1 miles from Martin, KY

    The ghost of John Welch and his daughter Molly are said to haunt the theater. Welch was the owner of a mansion that stood on the property in the 1830s to 1860s, before it was torn down to build the theater. Molly died of pneumonia at age 8, and her ...


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    West Virginia State Capitol

    Charleston, West Virginia

    81.5 miles from Martin, KY

    The 1930s Capitol building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman as well as the spirit of a maintenance man who perished of a heart attack on the job. Some believe the 2 ghosts actually died in a 1921 fire; others dispute that claim.


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    Empty Glass Cafe

    Charleston, West Virginia

    81.5 miles from Martin, KY

    The café and bar is haunted by a former bartender who died in a car crash. He has been known to change the jukebox music and has been seen walking through the bar area by patrons before vanishing. Staff have also encountered another entity on the second floor who slams ...


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    The Empty Glass

    Charleston, West Virginia

    81.5 miles from Martin, KY

    The haunt at this bar is rumored to be a former bartender who was killed in a car accident. Witnesses say the ghost plays pranks on both employees and bar patrons, such as playing his favorite songs on the jukebox. One report says that when the jukebox came on by ...


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    Grant Lee Hall

    Harrogate, Tennessee

    85 miles from Martin, KY

    The historic Grant Lee Hall dormitory building at Lincoln Memorial University was once part of a hotel, which caught fire in 1904, killing a woman and her child on the fourth floor. Her ghost has been seen in a red dress, including one day in the 1950s when the building ...


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    Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

    Marion, Virginia

    85.3 miles from Martin, KY

    The Abijah Thomas House, aka the Octagon House, is a historic octagon house and private residence originally built in 1856. Its outer walls are bricks made by slaves on the property. Witnesses say the house is haunted, especially in the "dark room" or storage room. Apparitions of shackled, abused slaves ...


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    Gwendolyn's House

    Elizabethton, Tennessee

    86.5 miles from Martin, KY

    The early 1900's building is haunted by the ghost of a woman in white, who has been standing at windows, looking out across the valley. The apparition of a black dog has also been seen running through the hallways and in the basement of the house. An aggressive entity has ...


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    Mount Unger Cemetery

    Otway, Ohio

    88.6 miles from Martin, KY

    Local legends say Mount Unger Cemetery is visited by the spirit of a man who hanged himself here after having murdered his wife.


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    Historic Eureka Inn

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    89.7 miles from Martin, KY

    At this historic inn originally built in 1797 an used as a boardinghouse and sequester house for jurors, witnesses have reported seeing shadowy ghost figures and hearing unexplained footsteps and voices.


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    Hawley House Bed and Breakfast

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    89.8 miles from Martin, KY

    The inn has seen a lot of changes and additions over the years, but the original building is from 1793. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of "ladies of the night" who may have worked here in the past. Witnesses have heard their voices on the second ...


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    Our House Museum

    Gallipolis, Ohio

    90.4 miles from Martin, KY

    Our House Museum is housed in a former 1819 tavern, rumored to be haunted. Footsteps have been heard in the front hall, and a woman has been heard singing in the second-floor ballroom.


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    Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Mountain City, Tennessee

    91.8 miles from Martin, KY

    This 1889 house-turned-inn may be home to a few ghosts, which manifest in odd ways. The owners have said the way to tell when a ghost is around is by phantom smells, usually of perfume or peanut butter cookies.


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    Phillips' Folly

    Maysville, Kentucky

    92.5 miles from Martin, KY

    Phillips' Folly is a three-story brick house begun around 1828 by Williams B. Phillips. Its nickname came about when Phillips vanished when only the frame had been built, leading folks to believe he had run out of funds for the project. Phillips came back a few years later and finished ...


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    Aberdeen Baptist Church

    Aberdeen, Ohio

    92.7 miles from Martin, KY

    The apparitions of young children have been seen inside the church building and in front of it by passing motorists and parishioners. Screams come from inside the church during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    93.9 miles from Martin, KY

    Opened in the early 1900s, the historic hotel is believed to be haunted by many ghosts. The most well known may be the apparition of a beautiful and disheveled young woman seen dancing on the mezzanine between floors 1 and 2. There are also rumored to be many other ghosts ...


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    The Precinct Office Center

    West Union, Ohio

    94.9 miles from Martin, KY

    This historic former jailhouse is now the county office, but has a haunting dating back to the turn of the nineteenth century. Prisoners were reportedly frightened by a apparition robed in white, who repeatedly floated past their cells without making a sound before vanishing. This manifestation has made various ...


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    Bethesda Church and Cemetery

    Morristown, Tennessee

    95.2 miles from Martin, KY

    The apparitions of restless Confederate soldiers are seen inside and outside the church building. They are aggressive towards visitors to the cemetery. The apparition of a weeping woman has been seen on the far side of the cemetery. Her cries are often heard late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    General Morgan Inn

    Greeneville, Tennessee

    97.4 miles from Martin, KY

    This historic hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost named Green Room Grace. Grace was a waitress at the hotel long ago, and she is said to be playful and fun. She loves spoons, and has been known to snatch them from The Green Room, the hotel's restaurant, ...


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    Rankin House

    Ripley, Ohio

    100.6 miles from Martin, KY

    Rankin House belonged to abolitionist Reverend John Rankin, and he was said to put a bright light in his attic window to symbolize to runaway slaves that it was safe to seek shelter here. Apparitions of slaves are said to appear on Jacob's Ladder near his house on moonless nights.


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    Baird House Inn

    Ripley, Ohio

    100.7 miles from Martin, KY

    This historic house inn may no longer be in operation, and is now a private residence. The inn was a popular stopover for travellers on the river, and since it was built in 1825, has had a colourful history. Guests and staff at the former inn have reported hearing ...


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    United States Post Office

    Jellico, Tennessee

    101.7 miles from Martin, KY

    The old post office building is haunted by several spirits. Disembodied footsteps and loud voices are heard when no one is around. Mail is thrown around the post office, and objects go missing, only to turn up in different places to where they were left. The apparition of a tall ...


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