Haunted Places in New Washington, Ohio



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    Big Four Train Depot

    Galion, Ohio

    16.2 miles from New Washington, OH

    This historic depot is heritage-listed, and also believed by many to be one of the towns most haunted buildings. The old train depot has played host to many tragedies and notable events in the town history, so it is easy to see where the basis of these rumours lie. The ...


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    Brownella Cottage and Galion Historical Museum

    Galion, Ohio

    16.2 miles from New Washington, OH

    This beautiful cottage houses the town historical society, and is well known for the ghost that reputedly haunts the old building. Although the identity of the apparition is currently unclear, witnesses describe a man dressed in black with white hair who wanders the hallways scaring visitors to the museum. Other ...


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    Ohio State Reformatory

    Mansfield, Ohio

    22.1 miles from New Washington, OH

    The prison, defunct since 1990, was the setting for the movie The Shawshank Redemption. It has been used as a setting or featured on many other movies, music videos and TV programs, including Ghost Adventures. Witnesses have experienced shadow figures, slamming cell doors and yelling voices, and female witnesses claim ...


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    Mansfield Women's Club

    Mansfield, Ohio

    22.4 miles from New Washington, OH

    Remaining as one of Mansfield, Ohio's largest and oldest homes, the estate of Mr & Mrs. Henry C. Hedges, is known for its near original 1800's interior and stunning Victorian charm. The home now is the official Club House to the Mansfield Federation of Women's Clubs, was left by widow ...


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    Bissman Building

    Mansfield, Ohio

    22.4 miles from New Washington, OH

    The Bissman Building, once a grocery warehouse built in 1886, is said to be very haunted; ghost hunts and tours are offered here. Many apparitions are seen here, including a man in a long coat and top hat and a young girl; footsteps have been heard on empty floors above, ...


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    Wyandot County Historical Society

    Upper Sandusky, Ohio

    24.3 miles from New Washington, OH

    This 1852 residence was owned by the Beery family for many years, until it was donated to the local historical society in 1962. Since then, visitors and staff have reported various strange occurrences, including ghostly voices, disembodied footsteps and strange whistling noises. The ghost of an elderly woman, suspected ...


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    Dutch Mill Truck Stop - The Windmill

    Carey, Ohio

    26.8 miles from New Washington, OH

    Formerly a restaurant and filling station, the building is supposedly haunted by a ghostly man carrying a leather briefcase. His association with the place is unknown. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Harding Home

    Marion, Ohio

    29.5 miles from New Washington, OH

    President Warren G. Harding's Home, open to the public as a museum, is known for its Death Clock and Finch of Doom. The Death Clock, a wedding gift to the Hardings, hangs on the wall above the staircase. On August 2, 1973, at 7:30 p.m., the clock inexplicably stopped. The ...


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    Marion Cemetery - The Revolving Ball

    Marion, Ohio

    30.2 miles from New Washington, OH

    Marion Cemetery is a large one with an impressive World War II Memorial, and it's also famous for its Revolving Ball. It's a large stone sphere that's part of the Merchant Family's plot. In 1896, several small black granite spheres were arranged in a large circle, with a 5-foot-tall granite ...


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    Mount Olive Cemetery

    Bellville, Ohio

    31 miles from New Washington, OH

    Mount Olive Cemetery, or Lucas Cemetery, has a ghost named Mary Jane. One legend has it that she was burned at the stake in the 1800s after being accused of witchcraft. Another says she was a Native-American medicine woman, and some folks thought her profession was a mite too close ...


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    Pleasant Valley Cemetery

    Lucas, Ohio

    31.5 miles from New Washington, OH

    Pleasant Valley Cemetery is haunted by the Rose Family buried here. Legend has it that Ceely Rose murdered her mother, father and brother in 1896 over her love for Guy Berry. Guy lied and told Ceely they couldn't marry because her family didn't approve of him rather than tell her ...


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    Fostoria Area Historical Society and Museum

    Fostoria, Ohio

    32.2 miles from New Washington, 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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    Malabar Farm

    Lucas, Ohio

    32.2 miles from New Washington, OH

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield built Malabar Farm in 1939, and the historic homesite is open for tours and wagon rides. It is said to be haunted by Ceely Rose. According to her story, she was in love with a boy who didn't feel the same. In order to spare ...


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    Hotel Breakers

    Sandusky, Ohio

    37.1 miles from New Washington, 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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    Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    37.7 miles from New Washington, 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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    Stone House

    Oak Harbor, Ohio

    40.4 miles from New Washington, 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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    Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    40.6 miles from New Washington, 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

    47.8 miles from New Washington, 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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    Wood County Historical Center

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    47.8 miles from New Washington, 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

    49.6 miles from New Washington, 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

    50.2 miles from New Washington, 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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    Spitzer House Bed and Breakfast

    Medina, Ohio

    52.7 miles from New Washington, 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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    Millersburg Hotel

    Millersburg, Ohio

    56.6 miles from New Washington, OH

    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 ...


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    Doc Henderson's Restaurant - The Castle Bed and Breakfast

    Marysville, Ohio

    56.8 miles from New Washington, OH

    Although this reataurant is currently closed for repairs, it seems to be a favorite spot for the haunts. Folks here have seen a black shadowy figure and have witnessed an eerie, uneasy feeling in the building.


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    Historic Stoner House

    Westerville, Ohio

    58.2 miles from New Washington, OH

    Mystic Nirvana / The Historic Stoner House - it was built in 1852 by George Stoner as an inn and tavern. It also was a station on the Underground Railroad. There was a 'hidden' room in the basement where the runaways would hide out till they could make their ...


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    Columbian House Hotel

    Waterville, Ohio

    58.2 miles from New Washington, 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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    The Linck Inn

    Maumee, Ohio

    58.5 miles from New Washington, 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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    Hull-Wolcott House

    Maumee, Ohio

    58.6 miles from New Washington, 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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    Dix - Fayerweather House

    Maumee, Ohio

    58.7 miles from New Washington, 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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    Candlewood Suites

    North Olmsted, Ohio

    58.9 miles from New Washington, 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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    Oliver House

    Toledo, Ohio

    58.9 miles from New Washington, 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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    Commodore Perry Building

    Toledo, Ohio

    59.3 miles from New Washington, 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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    Baldwin-Wallace College

    Berea, Ohio

    59.4 miles from New Washington, 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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    Fallen Timbers Battlefield

    Maumee, Ohio

    59.4 miles from New Washington, 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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    Huntington Playhouse

    Bay Village, Ohio

    60 miles from New Washington, 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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    Collingwood Arts Centre

    Toledo, Ohio

    60.9 miles from New Washington, 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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    The Worthington Inn

    Worthington, Ohio

    61.1 miles from New Washington, OH

    Spooky happenings reported here include apparitions, unexplained handprints on mirrors, and the smell of phantom cigar smoke.


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    The Corner House

    Warsaw, Ohio

    61.4 miles from New Washington, OH

    This small, abandoned wooden house at the intersection of the two major roads is haunted by the apparition of a woman in black. Her husband murdered her in the house many years ago, and people driving past have reported smelling burning flesh and hearing the screams of a woman. (Submitted by ...


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    Claque Playhouse

    Westlake, Ohio

    61.4 miles from New Washington, 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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    Rogue's Hollow Bridge

    Doylestown, Ohio

    61.5 miles from New Washington, OH

    Rogue's Hollow Bridge, or Crybaby Bridge, has a couple of legends attached to it that may explain the ghostly crying sound heard here. One says that long ago a woman tossed her unwanted newborn over the bridge, and now the phantom scene replays here along with the sound of a ...


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    West Toledo Branch Library

    Toledo, Ohio

    62.7 miles from New Washington, 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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    Loyal Oak Tavern

    Norton, Ohio

    63.7 miles from New Washington, OH

    The old tavern building was built in the 1840s, and was a cabinet shop in its early years. There are remnants of its older days as a tavern, such as a half-log bar in the basement as well as a 1930s keg. But locals here say that's not all that ...


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    Denison University Library

    Granville, Ohio

    64 miles from New Washington, OH

    The 7th tier of the Denison University Library is said to have a spirit, a shadowy woman wearing an old-fashioned dress. Those who fall asleep here, especially men, have been awoken by her hitting them on the back of the head.


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    The Buxton Inn

    Granville, Ohio

    64.3 miles from New Washington, OH

    Visit this inn and you may meet the ghost of Orrin Granger, the pioneer who built it in 1812. Or you may spot Major Horton Buxton, after whom the inn was named. Major Buxton operated the inn during the late 1800s. Former innkeeper Bonnie Bounell is also said to have ...


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    Bryn Du Mansion

    Granville, Ohio

    64.7 miles from New Washington, OH

    The Bryn Du Mansion and grounds comprise a fifty-two acre estate in Granville, Ohio. The property is managed by the Bryn Du Commission, a non-profit organization established by the Village of Granville. The organization follows a mission of historic preservation and providing program and event facilities for the benefit ...


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    Grapevine House Inn

    Dundee, Ohio

    65.2 miles from New Washington, OH

    The 1834 bed and breakfast inn is located in the pleasant township of Winesburg, which is often confused with a novel of the same name by Sherwood Anderson. The old building is one of the earliest in the borough, and is rumoured to be haunted by a young girl ...


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    Rose Hill Burial Park

    Fairlawn, Ohio

    65.2 miles from New Washington, OH

    Rose Hill Burial Park, founded in the 1920s, is haunted by a ghostly lady in white and ghost lights that witnesses say appear toward the back of the graveyard, possibly near the Jewish section.


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    The Taverne of Richfield

    Richfield, Ohio

    65.3 miles from New Washington, OH

    We have had numerous sitings at the Taverne. The building was built in 1886 in Richfield Ohio as a hotel/stagecoach stop. We have 3 ghosts. The original ghost is Baxter Wood who opened a hotel called the Center Hotel in the building which now houses local watering hole, the Doug ...


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    Warehouse on the Canal

    Canal Fulton, Ohio

    65.7 miles from New Washington, OH

    This 1906 building previously housed the old Finnerock Furniture building and now houses an arcade of quaint shops and restaurants. There have been reported sightings of many ghosts, including numerous apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. The ghost of a little girl has been seen near the old ...


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    Variety Theater

    Cleveland, Ohio

    66 miles from New Washington, 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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