Haunted Places in Stafford, Ohio



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    Wells Inn

    Sistersville, West Virginia

    18.1 miles from Stafford, OH

    At this 1890s inn, both the guests and the staff have heard the sounds of writing and footsteps, witnessed doors that open or close by themselves, and felt a chilly presence.


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    The Castle

    Marietta, Ohio

    22.4 miles from Stafford, OH

    The Castle was built in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Melvin C. Clarke, who died in the Civil War battle Antietam. In 1889, the Castle was owned by newspaper publisher E.W. Nye's daughter Lucy Nye Davis. She and her husband Theodore Davis had two daughters named Jessie and Grace. Jessie ...


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    Marietta College - Alpha Xi Delta

    Marietta, Ohio

    22.4 miles from Stafford, OH

    Marietta College's Alpha Xi Delta sorority house, built in 1855, is said to be haunted by a former Ohio governor. George White and his family lived there after the turn of the century, and he became governor in the 1930s. George's apparition has been seen by witnesses, wearing a gray ...


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    Comfort Inn Marietta

    Marietta, Ohio

    22.5 miles from Stafford, OH

    Some surprising reports have come from people who have stayed at this Comfort Inn. Doors open when there is no one there, curtains are closed by unseen hands, and TVs turn on by themselves. Some even say they have felt the touch of an unseen presence on their shoulders.


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    Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre

    Marietta, Ohio

    22.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    The Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre is home to specters who move objects in the prop room, create icy breezes, and grab the living by the shoulder. Rumor has it that the ghost is a former theater owner.


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    Levee House Café

    Marietta, Ohio

    22.9 miles from Stafford, OH

    The Levee House, built around 1826 as a dry goods store for merchant Dudley Woodbridge, later became La Belle Hotel and was rumored to have been a brothel at some time in its history. Its legend says that a brothel employee and a man who was visiting her were both ...


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    Lafayette Hotel

    Marietta, Ohio

    22.9 miles from Stafford, OH

    Voices and footsteps have been heard in empty hallways and rooms, while appliances turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close on their own and furniture and luggage is moved around suites. Staff and guests have seen misty apparitions in the corridors, and a ghostly maid in a ...


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    Colonel Taylor Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Cambridge, Ohio

    27.7 miles from Stafford, OH

    The people here say that Colonel Taylor and his lady still haunt this 1878 Victorian mansion. Guests have seen both of their apparitions on the stairway, and they may shake the beds from time to time. The ghosts are said to be friendly and angelic, watching over the guests.


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    Cambridge Northwood Cemetery

    Cambridge, Ohio

    28.1 miles from Stafford, OH

    Cambridge Northwood Cemetery, burial place of congressmen John Earl Henderson, James Joyce and Charles Ellis Moore, is said to be home to a ghostly woman in a white formal dress from circa 1920. She has been seen for a short time before fading away, usually on clear summer nights.


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    Twin City Opera House

    McConnelsville, Ohio

    31 miles from Stafford, OH

    The 1890s Twin City Opera House is said to have been haunted since at least the 1960s, when a janitor wan out never to return. The apparition of a little girl named Elizabeth, age 10, has been seen peeking down from the catwalk and giggling. Another apparition of Everett Miller, ...


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    West Virginia State Penitentiary

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    31.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    Once considered one of the most violent prisons in the US people believe that this prison's violent past has left an indelible mark on the building. People believe it is haunted by both active ghosts, possibly men who were murdered there, and also residual hauntings that take the form ...


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    Siesta Motel

    Norwich, Ohio

    33 miles from Stafford, OH

    This motel is said to be haunted by the spirit of an angry man who had been staying at the night there after a fight with his mother. And as it so happened, that night he was the victim of a burglary. The still-enraged man attacked the burglar upon finding ...


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    Parkersburg Art Center

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    34.3 miles from Stafford, OH

    The ghosts here are transplants from the former haunted Camden Theater, which once stood on this site. The theater burned down in 1928, and its resident ghosts remained to haunt the land where the theater once stood. When the Parkersburg Art Center was built, the "homeless" ghosts moved right in. ...


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    Smoot Theater

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    34.4 miles from Stafford, OH

    Built in 1926, the now-restored Smoot Theater is believed to be the site of some strange goings-on. Witnesses have reported strange sounds and shadows at night, cold spots, and unexplained electrical issues.


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    Blennerhassett Hotel

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    34.5 miles from Stafford, OH

    A wide variety of ghosts and haunted activity is claimed about this hotel with the hard to pronounce name. Allegedly there is a man in grey who haunts the second floor and this floor is also where the elevator makes frequent, unplanned and unasked for stops. Is the ...


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    Prospect Place

    Trinway, Ohio

    48.7 miles from Stafford, OH

    The 29-room mansion built in 1856 by abolitionist G.W. Adams is said to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house is said to be haunted by ghosts from its past, and has been featured on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.


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    Warehouse Restaurant

    Coshocton, Ohio

    50.4 miles from Stafford, OH

    This historic warehouse was converted to a popular restaurant, but even back in the late twentieth century, police and authorities were responding to reports of paranormal activity which happened on a frequent basis. The restaurant is believed to be haunted by a ghostly child and the apparition of an ...


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    Old Sweet Shop

    Coshocton, Ohio

    50.5 miles from Stafford, OH

    This historic building turned sweet shop is haunted by a whole horde of ghostly children. Staff have heard running footsteps and ghostly voices, but upon investigation, have found nothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ohio University

    Athens, Ohio

    51.3 miles from Stafford, OH

    Ohio University has a few different spots that are said to be haunted: The Brown House is haunted by donor Millie Brown, who peers out a window; also the phantom sounds of kids splashing in a long-gone pool have been heard in the back yard. The Delta Tau Delta fraternity ...


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    Athens Lunatic Asylum - The Ridges

    Athens, Ohio

    51.9 miles from Stafford, OH

    Featured on TV's The Scariest Places on Earth, the asylum has long been a place of mystery and hauntings. There are 1,930 graves at three cemeteries nearby, all marked with only a number. Research has shown that some of the mysterious dead mental health patients may have been veterans, victims ...


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    Clay Haus Restaurant

    Somerset, Ohio

    54.8 miles from Stafford, OH

    This restaurant is housed in a historic building, which was built over the site of a civil war house. During the levelling of the lower floor, the current owners dug out the basement using their hands, and came across many interesting artefacts, which are on display in the main ...


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    Clay Haus

    Somerset, Ohio

    54.8 miles from Stafford, OH

    Clay Haus, a restaurant that serves German and American fare, is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have seen apparitions, heard knocks and footsteps and felt eerie presences.


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    The Corner House

    Warsaw, Ohio

    58.9 miles from Stafford, 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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    Wildermuth Mansion

    Pomeroy, Ohio

    61.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    My family has been restoring the old Wildermuth mansion for the last 18 years now, have had lots of interesting things happen there and sightings too. Hhave seen animals several times in the house as well as seeing Mothman twice flying over the house! Yes twice! In the process of putting ...


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    Zoar Historic Hotel

    Zoar, Ohio

    62.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    This historic hotel has been acquired by the state historical society and is due to be renovated to restore it to its former glory. The hotel is rumoured to be haunted, which has been testified by many former guests, patrons and staff, and is widely acclaimed to be the ...


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    The Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast

    Dover, Ohio

    62.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    Guests at this 1800s inn, which was once a cobbler shop, have heard knocking on their doors when no one was there, and disembodied footsteps in the hallway. Those who have seen the ghost here say he is a man wearing a long dark coat.


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    The Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast

    Dover, Ohio

    62.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    Guests at this 1800s inn, which was once a cobbler shop, have heard knocking on their doors when no one was there, and disembodied footsteps in the hallway. Those who have seen the ghost here say he is a man wearing a long dark coat.


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    Books N' Things

    Dover, Ohio

    62.7 miles from Stafford, OH

    This old store was in operation for many years, but now appears to be a private residence. While it was in operation, customers would smell the aroma of coffee, even when there was none brewing. The ghost was kind to the owners, and would often tuck them into bed ...


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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    63.4 miles from Stafford, OH

    Once the Weston State Hospital, the asylum is said to be haunted by former patients who passed away there. The plentitude of paranormal phenomena heard, seen, and felt here has prompted its appearance on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.


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    Old Licking County Jail

    Newark, Ohio

    64.2 miles from Stafford, OH

    The Old Licking County Jail building, constructed in 1889, has an eerie castle-like appearance reminiscent of the Tower of London. In its day it housed many a notorious murderer and serial killer. It was here that Carl Etherington, a Dry-Agent Detective, was once held in a cell for his protection ...


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    A Georgian Manner Bed and Breakfast

    Logan, Ohio

    65 miles from Stafford, OH

    At this historic inn, a murder mystery is said to have taken place in 1898. Then-owner John Engle was allegedly poisoned by his wife, who put strychnine in his coffee. She was acquitted of the crime. Witnesses have seen apparitions of a man and children in period clothing playing on ...


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    Mudhouse Mansion

    Lancaster, Ohio

    65.4 miles from Stafford, OH

    The house is an abandoned private residence, and the owner will sue you if you illegally visit the house without her permission. A white apparition has been seen standing at the front windows of the house, and strange lights move around the upper levels. Ghostly slaves and murdered family members ...


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    The Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    65.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    In the center of the town there is a small church, the post office, an apartment building(which used to be a general store) and a baseball field. Up a small connecting road is the old schoolhouse ( now converted into a persons home). Right before dawn when walking ...


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    Grapevine House Inn

    Dundee, Ohio

    66.2 miles from Stafford, 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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    Millersburg Hotel

    Millersburg, Ohio

    67.2 miles from Stafford, 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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    Bryn Du Mansion

    Granville, Ohio

    68.9 miles from Stafford, 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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    Century Inn

    Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

    68.9 miles from Stafford, OH

    Reported to be the oldest inn along Route 40, this inn is said to have a mysterious presence. There is one unexplained very cold room, and an innkeeper there has described a mysterious figure that appeared near its door. As well, strange footsteps have appeared in the snow outside the ...


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    The Buxton Inn

    Granville, Ohio

    70.1 miles from Stafford, 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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    Mickey's Bar & Grill

    Lancaster, Ohio

    70.5 miles from Stafford, OH

    This historic tavern was formerly the headquarters for an oil company, and at the turn of the nineteenth century, a man was allegedly killed in a machinery accident on the premises. His apparition has been known to talk to patrons in strange voices and he has also been known to ...


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    Tammi Jo Jean's Cafe

    Lancaster, Ohio

    70.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    This historic store and an adjoining row of stores are believed to be haunted by a series of playful entities. Bumps, bangs, voices, whistles and missing items are all among paranormal activity reported here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Denison University Library

    Granville, Ohio

    70.6 miles from Stafford, 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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    J.C. Thompson Building

    East Liverpool, Ohio

    72.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    This building dates back to 1892, and is rumored to have once housed both a speakeasy and a brothel. Under new ownership and recently restored as of July 2014, numerous paranormal occurrences have been recorded here in the basement and elsewhere. It is believed multiple spirits reside here.


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    Old Hercules Engine Factory

    Canton, Ohio

    74.6 miles from Stafford, 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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    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    75.8 miles from Stafford, OH

    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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    Harvey Wells House

    Wellston, Ohio

    78.3 miles from Stafford, OH

    This historic house was a dark history, with a former owner jumping to his death from the upper floor after a combination of troubling equations and a drinking problem. The was refurbished as a nursing home, which closed down several decades ago. Staff working here claimed to see him ...


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    Edward G. Acheson House

    Monongahela, Pennsylvania

    78.8 miles from Stafford, OH

    The ghost of a little girl has been seen here. Two other ghosts, seen as orbs, also have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kelly Road

    Industry, Pennsylvania

    78.9 miles from Stafford, OH

    This road, also called the Mystery Mile by residents, is said to be haunted. What else could the explanation be for strange white apparitions and the tendency for animals here to turn from tame to fierce and bloodthirsty? Strange sounds are also heard along this road and in the forest ...


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    Our House Museum

    Gallipolis, Ohio

    79.9 miles from Stafford, OH

    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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    3406 Brownsville Road

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    82.6 miles from Stafford, OH

    3406 Brownsville Road is said to be haunted by a demon, known as "The Demon of Brownsville Road" in the book by Bob Cranmer. According to Cranmer, the demon manifested in many ways, including a black fog, a bad smell, or an unseen attacker. Cranmer also described blood-dripping walls, bent ...


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    Dixmont State Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    82.7 miles from Stafford, OH

    The 1862 hospital was haunted by many entities, notably a male spirit who was said to guard the morgue area and frighten away intruders. The hospital building was closed in 1984 and was demolished in 2006.


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