Haunted Places in ridgetown, Ontario



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    Riviera Restaurant

    Marine City, Michigan

    36.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    Riviera Restaurant is rumored to have had a haunt who tormented an employee for a couple of weeks by turning on kitchen appliances, tinkering with radios, and moving objects.


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    Peche Island Rear Range Light

    Marine City, Michigan

    36.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    The Peche Island Rear Range Light historic lighthouse had developed a severe tilt in its original location and was moved to its current spot after its deactivation. Perhaps its resident spirit was upset by the move; now an apparition is seen at night, holding a dim lantern and walking around ...


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    Murphy Inn

    St. Clair, Michigan

    40.9 miles from ridgetown, ON

    This inn was formerly a boardinghouse that opened in 1836. The Irish-themed inn and pub has a resident ghost that has been seen in just about every guest room. Folks say the most often-haunted rooms, though, are the Lancaster Room and the Devonshire Room. The ghost is said to be ...


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    McMorran Place Theater

    Port Huron, Michigan

    46.7 miles from ridgetown, ON

    McMorran Place Theater, built in 1960, is haunted by ghostly eyes, orbs, and the apparition of a woman and others. Many ghosts have been spotted in the balcony. Paranormal investigators even caught an EVP of a woman saying "I don't belong here!"


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    Regina Mundi Catholic College

    London, Ontario

    47.1 miles from ridgetown, ON

    Regina Mundi Catholic College was built in 1963 as a junior seminary, but it also has been a boys' boarding school, a co-ed day school and a high school. The ghost of a priest who died here when it was a seminary has been seen, as well as that of ...


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    Middlesex County Courthouse

    London, Ontario

    49.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    The historic Middlesex County Jail and Courthouse (still used) is haunted by Marion "Peg-Leg" Brown, a farm-hand and cowboy from Texas. He had a wooden leg (hence his nickname), and scars over his eye and on his hand. Brown had fled to Canada after being arrested in 1898, for selling ...


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    Eldon House

    London, Ontario

    49.7 miles from ridgetown, ON

    Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River, was built in 1834 for Captain John Harris, a retired Naval officer of the Royal Navy, and his wife, Amelia. It is said to be haunted by Wenman Wynniatt was a British army officer who had been recently met Sarah, John Harris's eldest daughter. ...


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    Grand Theatre

    London, Ontario

    49.9 miles from ridgetown, ON

    The 1901 Grand Theatre has a story and a ghost, that of original owner and theater magnate Ambrose Small. On December 2, 1919, Small put a million dollars into a bank account and took his wife to lunch, but after that, no one ever saw him again. Several weeks afterward, ...


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    Sadler's Pond

    Essex, Ontario

    51.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Cadieux Cafe

    Detroit, Michigan

    53.2 miles from ridgetown, ON

    The haunting at this cafe seems to be somewhat of a family affair. Witnesses have seen the apparition of cafe owner’s mother Yvonne Devos in the bar area or sitting at a table, and her husband Robert has been seen in the basement. Also, an apparition of a man is ...


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    Memphis Cemetery

    Richmond, Michigan

    54.5 miles from ridgetown, ON

    The small Memphis Cemetery has a legend about its "witch's ball," a black marble stone in the back of the graveyard. Folks say that shadows and faces will appear in the stone, and apparitions and disembodied voices have been reported in the area as well.


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    Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

    Fairport Harbor, Ohio

    56.1 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Knock Knock Road

    Detroit, Michigan

    56.9 miles from ridgetown, ON

    Strasburg Road is known as Knock Knock Road, because many passersby in their vehicles have reported the sounds of constant child's knocking and rapping on their car doors and windows. The haunting is said to stem from a adolescent girl who was once riding her bike by the road, ...


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    Two Way Inn

    Hamtramck, Michigan

    58.9 miles from ridgetown, ON

    The historic inn was built in 1876, and is now a bar, although it was formerly a brothel, a general store and an old jail. The apparition frequently seen is that of a cowboy wandering through the building, who stayed and passed away in the old inn. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Rider's Inn

    Painesville, Ohio

    59.1 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    St Aubin's House

    Detroit, Michigan

    59.2 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    James A. Garfield National Historical Site

    Mentor, Ohio

    59.7 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Atlas Tube

    Essex, Ontario

    59.7 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Homestead House Bed and Breakfast

    Willoughby, Ohio

    60 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Lake County History Center

    Painesville, Ohio

    60 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Fort Shelby Doubletree Suites Hotel

    Detroit, Michigan

    60.1 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Alhambra Apartments

    Detroit, Michigan

    60.3 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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 Symphony Orchestra

    Detroit, Michigan

    60.3 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Detroit Masonic Temple

    Detroit, Michigan

    60.4 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    David Whitney House - The Whitney

    Detroit, Michigan

    60.4 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Halmich Park

    Warren, Michigan

    61 miles from ridgetown, ON

    At Halmich Park, reports say a visitor was driving at night, and suddenly their car hit something they never saw in the road. They got out to look and there was nothing there, but then a huge black figure raced toward them, screaming. As they drove away they heard it ...


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    University of Windsor

    Windsor, Ontario

    61.1 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Fort Wayne

    Detroit, Michigan

    62.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

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


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    The Step Above Lounge and Wine Bar

    Geneva, Ohio

    62.9 miles from ridgetown, ON

    The Step Above is a bar housed over a restaurant that closes earlier, and bar patrons have seen shadowy figures moving about inside the locked restaurant after closing.


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    Regal Vineyards and Mansion

    Madison, Ohio

    63.1 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Squire's Castle

    Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    63.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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

    63.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Machpelah Cemetery

    Ferndale, Michigan

    63.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    Machpelah Cemetery, a Jewish graveyard established in 1912 is said to be haunted by the phantom sounds of bells and screaming from around midnight to 3 a.m. The sounds seem to come from the park behind the cemetery.


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    Agora Theatre and Ballroom

    Cleveland, Ohio

    65.3 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Renaissance Hotel

    Cleveland, Ohio

    65.3 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Huntington Playhouse

    Bay Village, Ohio

    65.3 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Gray's Armoury Historical Museum

    Cleveland, Ohio

    65.4 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Aqua Club

    Cleveland, Ohio

    65.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Tick Tock Tavern

    Cleveland, Ohio

    65.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Franklin Castle

    Cleveland, Ohio

    66 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Bourbon House Bed and Breakfast

    Cleveland, Ohio

    66.2 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    House of Wills

    Cleveland, Ohio

    66.2 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Johnny Mango

    Cleveland, Ohio

    66.2 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Claque Playhouse

    Westlake, Ohio

    66.8 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Variety Theater

    Cleveland, Ohio

    67.4 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Hamlin Hall

    University Heights, Ohio

    67.6 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    Birmingham 8 Theater

    Birmingham, Michigan

    68.2 miles from ridgetown, ON

    Birmingham 8 Theater, housed in a historic playhouse building, is rumored to have a ghost. In one incidence, employees had swept popcorn into piles on the floor, and a mysterious gust made them shift over, still in their piles, about 3 feet. Unexplained sounds and electrical anomalies also have been ...


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    Ritz-Carlton - The Henry Hotel

    Dearborn, Michigan

    68.5 miles from ridgetown, ON

    Once the Ritz-Carlton, The Henry Hotel has a haunted Room 418. The doors open and close on their own, the lights turn on and off, and the French doors' handles are said to jiggle if you close them after they mysteriously open by themselves.


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    Allen Park Digital Cinema

    Allen Park, Michigan

    68.7 miles from ridgetown, ON

    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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    John Dodge House

    Rochester, Michigan

    68.8 miles from ridgetown, ON

    Auto magnate John Dodge's former weekend retreat in Oakland University's Meadow Brook Estate is rumored to have a ghost. Suspects include Dodge himself, who died in 1920, and his daughter, Anna Margaret, who died of measles at age 4. Witnesses have described the sounds of footsteps and disembodied voices as ...


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