Haunted Places in Vanceburg, Kentucky



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    Mount Unger Cemetery

    Otway, Ohio

    13 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    The Precinct Office Center

    West Union, Ohio

    18.3 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    X Cave - Carter Caves State Resort Park

    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    18.8 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Aberdeen Baptist Church

    Aberdeen, Ohio

    24.1 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Phillips' Folly

    Maysville, Kentucky

    24.4 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Wickerhamm Inn

    Peebles, Ohio

    26 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    At this 1800s building, a murder is said to have led to the haunting that occurs here. The place was a tavern until the 1850s, and so the legend says, a stagecoach driver was murdered and beheaded here in a 1820s robbery. Although there were bloodstains on the floor and ...


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    Rankin House

    Ripley, Ohio

    30.2 miles from Vanceburg, 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

    30.3 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Woodland Cemetery

    Coal Grove, Ohio

    36.7 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Paramount Joe - Paramount Arts Center

    Ashland, Kentucky

    37.4 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Bluegrass Inn

    Ashland, Kentucky

    37.8 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Emmitt House

    Waverly, Ohio

    40.6 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Ghost tours here may turn up somethine eerie at this historic house, which has been featured on TV's Haunted Collector. Rumor has it that there are bones buried under the home's concrete slabs, which may be the catalyst for the spooky stuff that happens here.


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    Carrington Rock

    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    43.2 miles from Vanceburg, 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

    43.6 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Meldahl Locks and Dam - Foster Dam

    Felicity, Ohio

    47.9 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Visitors to Meldahl Locks and Dam, aka Foster Dam, at mile marker 436 on the Ohio River, have witnessed the presence of many spirits here, said to be folks who committed suicide or died accidentally here over the years.


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    Colonial Lanes

    Huntington, West Virginia

    48.1 miles from Vanceburg, 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

    48.9 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Dead Man's Curve

    Bethel, Ohio

    52.8 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    This intersection has been the site of numerous accidents, usually people who lost control at the curve (hence the name). People report seeing a male hitchhiker who has no face. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Stepstone Church - Immaculate Conception Church

    Butler, Kentucky

    53.6 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Some reports say this church still stands, and others say it has been torn down. But rumor has it that whatever its state, it is haunted by four teen girls who some men hung on a cross in the loft before setting fire to the church. Witnesses have heard girls ...


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    Crosskeys Tavern

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    53.9 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Established in 1972, the Irish tavern is haunted by a prankish spirit called Harold who likes to turn the lights on and off, move objects, break glasses, and make footsteps and whispering sounds in the basement. Speculators say Harold may be the ghost of a man who was murdered behind ...


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    The Majestic Theatre

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    54 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The Majestic Theatre, formerly the Masonic Opera House, was built in 1853 on the site of Chillicothe's first bank, which burned down. In 1918 when a Spanish flu epidemic hit nearby Camp Sherman, the theater became a makeshift morgue and autopsy site. It is said that the soldiers' spilled blood ...


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    Schrader Road Tunnel

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    54 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Schrader Road Tunnel is rumored to be haunted by a ghost or two. A legend says that a woman put her unwanted baby on the train tracks, and then, in some versions of the story, hanged herself. The baby is heard crying here. But there may be another ghost as ...


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    Rohs Opera House

    Cynthiana, Kentucky

    54.8 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The current Rohs Opera House (pronounced ROSS) opened in 1941 with a showing of Down Argentine Way. Ticket price was $.05 for adults. It was originally built in 1871 as Aeolian Hall, a live production theatre located on the second floor. A silent movie projector was eventually added to bring ...


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    Harvey Wells House

    Wellston, Ohio

    55.8 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    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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    Snow Hill Country Club

    New Vienna, Ohio

    56.3 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Snow Hill Country Club, built in the 1820s as a home for the Harris family, became a country club and golf course in 1924. "Dinner and a Ghost" events have been held there to introduce visitors to its haunts, which are said to cause electrical problems, weird sounds and smells, ...


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    Owensville Town Hall

    Batavia, Ohio

    56.9 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    This historic building was formerly a church, and during the civil war, a cavalry was met by resistance from an old man with a shotgun inside the building, adding some additional history to the hall. However, it is not his spirit who is known to haunt the building, as ...


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    Jenkins Plantation Museum

    Glenwood, West Virginia

    57.8 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Ramada Inn

    Paintsville, Kentucky

    60.8 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Our House Museum

    Gallipolis, Ohio

    61.8 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Greenup Street Water Tower

    Alexandria, Kentucky

    62.9 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The apparition of a man in workman clothing has been standing underneath the water tower by local residents. He vanishes when approached, and appears to be confused or lost. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    65.8 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Chateau Laroche - Loveland Castle

    Loveland, Ohio

    69.5 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The Historical Loveland Castle & Museum, aka Chateau Laroche, is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including one who liked a particular willow tree and a girl in a long dress who walked on water. A Viking in a long dark cloak has been seen as well.


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    Sherman Tavern

    Dry Ridge, Kentucky

    69.5 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The Sherman Tavern is a historic former tavern built in 1812, which is in the process of being restored by local residents. It was a former stage stop for cattle drovers and American Indians. People restoring the historic building have reported seeing the apparitions of Confederate soldiers, and African American ...


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    Bobby Mackey's Music World

    Newport, Kentucky

    71.2 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    This night club is sometimes called "the most haunted night club in America." The building was once a slaughterhouse, but it has an even darker link. Alleged Satan worshippers Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling were said to have killed Pearl Bryan in 1897; her headless body was found near the ...


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    Hurricane Creek Rd

    Hurricane, West Virginia

    71.3 miles from Vanceburg, 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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    Christopher's Bed and Breakfast

    Bellevue, Kentucky

    71.6 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    This bed-and-breakfast inn was originally built as a 19th-century church. Among the unusual things that happen here: Apparitions have been spotted on the stairs, the piano plays by itself during the night, and disembodied voices and footsteps have also been reported.


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    Peters Cartridge Company

    Maineville, Ohio

    71.8 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Peters Cartridge Company, built in 1916, produced gunpowder and ammunition, including bullets and cannonballs for the Union during the Civil War. It is said to be haunted by workers that were killed in accidental explosions during the 1940s. Witnesses have reported footsteps and apparitions seen through the windows at night.


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    Roundtown Players

    Circleville, Ohio

    72.1 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Built in the 1890s as a memorial for Civil War soldiers, this building has housed a public library, an armory, and now the Round Town Players theatrical group. An apparition of a Civil War soldier has been seen reflected in the mirrors at Memorial Hall.


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    Eden Park

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    72.5 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Imogene Remus, wife of notorious bootlegger George Remus, is rumored to haunt their former home. When George went to prison in the mid-1920s, Imogene sold all the furnishings in their mansion and many of his distilleries, essentially closing his business, and filed for divorce. On October 6, 1927, they were ...


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    Spring House Gazebo

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    72.5 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    In 1927 a wealthy and prominent business man and bootlegger murdered his wife Imogene in broad daylight and in front of a dozen witnesses (including her daughter) in the park's gazebo. She was on her way to the courthouse to divorce him and apparently, this was too much for ...


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    Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home

    Covington, Kentucky

    72.5 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    This historic home was formerly a boarding house for students at a nearby mortuary college, and is rumoured to be haunted. Staff claim to have felt a strange in the building after dark, and have seen a shadowy male apparition on the landing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Taft Museum of Art

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    72.6 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The Taft Museum of Art, built in 1820 by Martin Baum, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Annie is the most famous, the wife of Charles Phelps Taft, half-brother of President William Howard Taft. They are the ones who donated the building to the city in 1932. Annie ...


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    Kings Island Amusement Park

    Mason, Ohio

    72.6 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Kings Island, an amusement park that opened in 1972, is rumored to have an 1840s graveyard called Dog Street Cemetery on the premises. But most witnesses feel that the park's haunts are victims of accidental deaths, like the 1976 tragedy when a Lion Country Safari Ranger was killed by a ...


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    Cincinnati Art Museum

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    72.7 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The Cincinnati Museum of Art is not only renowned for its prized art collection, it is also well known for the various paranormal occurrences there. The first apparition seen here is the seven foot tall figure of a misty black figure with no face, who has reportedly materializes from a ...


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    Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    73.1 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    A ghostly Lady in Green walks the Hall of Mirrors and the mezzanine. She was seen often by construction workers in 1983, while the hotel was undergoing renovations. Legend has it that she was the wife of a worker who was killed during the hotel's construction in 1930. So the ...


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    Loudoun House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    73.1 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The 1850 gothic revival mansion is haunted by the spirits of two women, both dressed in Victorian clothing. One has been seen in the western part of the mansion, and the other in the formal dining room. Also seen all over the mansion is a mysterious black cat. Witnesses have ...


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    Narrows Road

    Erlanger, Kentucky

    73.3 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    A phantom officer in a '50s police car haunts Narrows Road, locals say, pulling over living drivers late at night. The ghost is said to be the lingering spirit of a cop who was hit and killed by a car here while making a traffic stop in the 1950s. Some ...


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    Cincinnati Music Hall

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    73.6 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    Haunts have been reported at this historic music hall since the 1870s. It is said that when an elevator shaft was installed in 1988, bones of both children and adults were found under the building.


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    Cincinnati Zoo

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    74.2 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    The ghost of a lioness has been heard following visitors and workers in the zoo late at night. Green eyes are also seen in darker buildings or at the end of corridors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    John Morgan Hunt House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    74.2 miles from Vanceburg, KY

    This 1814 house was built by John Wesley Hunt, who can still be seen walking the hallways of this old property. The apparition of Mammy Bouviette James, a former nurse of the Hunt children, can still be seen in the third floor nursery and hallways, and often appears to those ...


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