Haunted Places in North Olmsted, Ohio



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    Candlewood Suites

    North Olmsted, Ohio

    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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    Claque Playhouse

    Westlake, Ohio

    4.2 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Baldwin-Wallace College

    Berea, Ohio

    5 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Huntington Playhouse

    Bay Village, Ohio

    5.1 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Variety Theater

    Cleveland, Ohio

    8.5 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Tick Tock Tavern

    Cleveland, Ohio

    9.5 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Bourbon House Bed and Breakfast

    Cleveland, Ohio

    11.1 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Franklin Castle

    Cleveland, Ohio

    11.8 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Johnny Mango

    Cleveland, Ohio

    12 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Darrow Family Cemetery

    Seven Hills, Ohio

    12.4 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Aqua Club

    Cleveland, Ohio

    13.1 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Renaissance Hotel

    Cleveland, Ohio

    13.2 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Gray's Armoury Historical Museum

    Cleveland, Ohio

    13.8 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    House of Wills

    Cleveland, Ohio

    15 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Agora Theatre and Ballroom

    Cleveland, Ohio

    15.2 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    4604 Turney Road

    Garfield Heights, Ohio

    15.8 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This historic apartment has a darker history, and has a terrifying haunting associated with the building. In the early 1940's, a mass brawl occurred on the upper floor, and several people were murdered. Staff in stores below the apartments claim to hear thumps, screams and the sound of a ...


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    Burnt Wood Tavern

    Brecksville, Ohio

    16.2 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This popular local eatery and restaurant is haunted by a former owner, who passed away several years ago and is still attempting to run his establishment. He has been known to welcome new staff members to the restaurant, and calls out peoples names. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Edmund Gleason Farmhouse

    Valley View, Ohio

    16.6 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This historic farmhouse property is rumoured to have a whole horde of ghostly inhabitants. Passing motorists claim to have seen the figure of a spectral woman standing at windows, and have seen strange lights moving from room to room on the downstairs level. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Taverne of Richfield

    Richfield, Ohio

    18.5 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Spitzer House Bed and Breakfast

    Medina, Ohio

    19.3 miles from North Olmsted, 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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  • Haunting Tales from the Tree City
    Kent Historical Society
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    Hamlin Hall

    University Heights, Ohio

    21.2 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    Hamlin Hall has a haunt. Who is he? The apparition and cold spots that appear and disappear around a stairwell are said to belong to a young man who passed away inside the building.


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    Rose Hill Burial Park

    Fairlawn, Ohio

    24.4 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Squire's Castle

    Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    28.5 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    Squire's Castle is actually a 3-story stone caretaker's cottage for a never-built mansion, and legend has it that it's home to an unhappy female ghost. Feargus B. Squire planned to built a mansion as well, but until then, his family took up residence in the cottage. His wife hated the ...


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    Squire's Castle

    Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    28.5 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    Squire's Castle is only a shell of a castle built in the 1890s by Feargus B. Squire. It was meant to be the gatekeeper's house for his future country estate, never built. Now Squire's Castle is open to the public, and it is said to be haunted by Squire's wife ...


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    Loyal Oak Tavern

    Norton, Ohio

    29.3 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Homestead House Bed and Breakfast

    Willoughby, Ohio

    30.9 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This historic mansion is haunted by Sarah and Alonzo Gunn, who formerly owned the house when it was a private residence. Guests and owners have reportedly heard footsteps, and seen the apparitions of a woman in a shawl and a man in a top hat and old-fashioned cape. (Submitted by ...


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    Akron Civic Theatre

    Akron, Ohio

    31.2 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    One of Akron Civic Theatre's ghosts is Fred the Janitor, who died during his shift and now returns to finish his work. He is said to get angry at people who mess up the restrooms. Another apparition of a well-dressed man appears sitting up in the balcony from time to ...


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    University of Akron

    Akron, Ohio

    31.8 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    The University of Akron, founded in 1870 by the Universalist Church, has a few buildings rumored ot be haunted. One of them is the Sigma Nu House. Campus legend has it that a sorority girl hanged herself in the boiler room and her spirit lingers here to this day. Another ...


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    Chagrin Valley Athletic Club

    Chagrin Falls, Ohio

    31.9 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This historic building now houses the county athletic club, but was formerly a schoolhouse. During its history, a cruel schoolmistress punished a girl to the extent that she died, leading to the closure of the school and the basis of the haunting that occurs nowadays. People in the quiet library ...


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    James A. Garfield National Historical Site

    Mentor, Ohio

    34.2 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    James A. Garfield National Historical Site, former residence of president James A. Garfield, is believed to be haunted by Garfield's wife Lucretia. Security personnel have heard Lucretia walking upstairs at night and she has been known to turn lights on after the guards turn them off. She also is said ...


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    Guggenheim Air Institute

    Akron, Ohio

    34.7 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This building has been abandoned for over fifty years, but people driving past still report seeing ghostly lights moving around the upper levels of the building, and hearing strange noises when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Rogue's Hollow Bridge

    Doylestown, Ohio

    35.2 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Punderson Manor

    North Olmsted, Ohio

    36.8 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    It is alleged that the original owner of Punderson manor committed suicide by drifting out on the lake in a bathtub, and then, when he reached the middle, he pulled the plug and drowned. Why precisely he would have chosen this method is not known, whether it actually occurred ...


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    Hotel Breakers

    Sandusky, Ohio

    39.7 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Rider's Inn

    Painesville, Ohio

    40 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    A Civil War soldier's ghost is said to stand near the windows and wave. Also, the spirit of a former innkeeper's wife named Suzanne is said to reside here as well. Suzanne is said to have come to the door in her nightgown to let guests in when the owners ...


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    Warehouse on the Canal

    Canal Fulton, Ohio

    40 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

    Fairport Harbor, Ohio

    40.9 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    Legend has it that an 1870s lighthouse keeper, Captain Joseph Babcock, gave his wife many cats to keep her company when she was bedridden. Today, one of those cats remains behind, a ghostly gray cat that does that playful cat-skitter across the kitchen floor in the second-floor living quarters. The ...


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    Lake County History Center

    Painesville, Ohio

    41.8 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    Now housing the Lake County History Center, this imposing building was for many years, the Poor House. In the 1800s, and up until the 1970s, this was the place of last resort for the indigent, abandoned, and in many cases, insane. Both men and women were housed there, in separate ...


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    Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    42.2 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast

    Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

    42.3 miles from North Olmsted, 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

    49 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Old Hercules Engine Factory

    Canton, Ohio

    51.7 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This historic abandoned building is haunted by several terrifying entities. In the section of the building that was previously an army training unit, an aggressive entity pushes visitors around, and has been known to swear or threaten those present during visits. Factory appliances move around by themselves, and cold spots ...


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    Ohio State Reformatory

    Mansfield, Ohio

    53 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Regal Vineyards and Mansion

    Madison, Ohio

    54.4 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This historic mansion and vineyard has now returned to its use after being boarded up for a long period of time. It was originally built by immigrants, but abandoned after a family tragedy. Staff immediately began to report a vortex in the building, and various cold spots. The tip of ...


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    Bissman Building

    Mansfield, Ohio

    54.6 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Glamorgan Castle

    Alliance, Ohio

    54.8 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    The 1905 Glamorgan Castle, according to legend, is haunted by former owner Colonel Morgan of Morgan Engineering Company fame, who died in 1928. Guided tours are offered here throughout the year.


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    Mansfield Women's Club

    Mansfield, Ohio

    55 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Grapevine House Inn

    Dundee, Ohio

    56.5 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Pleasant Valley Cemetery

    Lucas, Ohio

    57.9 miles from North Olmsted, 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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    Warren City Hall

    Warren, Ohio

    58.4 miles from North Olmsted, OH

    This historic mansion was built in 1871, and was turned into the town hall sometime later. The grounds of the beautiful mansion are haunted by a woman responsible for the death of her beloved nephew, who has been seen wandering around after hours calling his name, Night staff also report ...


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