Haunted Places in Wren, Ohio



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    Ceylon Covered Bridge

    Geneva, Indiana

    15.6 miles from Wren, OH

    Local legend has it that many years ago a group of teens performed a séance here, during which a body fell to the floor, leaving a big blood stain near the pentagram they drew. The experience is rumored to have opened a portal from which strange things come.


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    Miami Erie Antique-Collectible Mall

    Delphos, Ohio

    23 miles from Wren, OH

    Formerly the Pennsylvania Railroad Hotel, this antiques mall is rumoured to be haunted by a phantom traveller who passed away in an upstairs room. Customers to the store have sworn they've heard footsteps coming from the second level, but upon investigation, there is no one around. There are also ...


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    Kaup Pharmacy - Homestead Restaurant

    Portland, Ohio

    26.8 miles from Wren, OH

    Once known as Homestead Food and Spirits, the building that houses the Kaup Pharmacy is said to have a ghostly resident. A lady's apparition has been spotted, and the door to the women's restroom has been known to open and close on its own.


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    Mason Long House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    26.8 miles from Wren, OH

    Mason Long was born in 1842 and was orphaned by age 10. He got a job and later fought in the Civil War. After that he became a businessman and ended up a successful stockbroker. He died here of a stroke in 1902. The private home is said to be ...


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    The Pfeiffer House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    27.2 miles from Wren, OH

    The Pfeiffer House restaurant was built in 1905 as the Pfeiffer family home, and is said to be haunted by Fred Pfeiffer, who grew up in the house. Fred moved into an assisted-living center in 1989 and passed away in 1994, only to return to his beloved home. According to ...


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    Finch Cemetery

    Portland, Indiana

    34.2 miles from Wren, OH

    The late-1800s Finch Cemetery at the Jay County Conservation Club is said to hold the grave of a boy named Cinderella. Rumor has it that the gravestones here shift, or disappear. If you count the gravestones on the way to Cinderella's grave, you will count 13. But on the way ...


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    Dixie Lee Restaurant

    Cridersville, Ohio

    35.1 miles from Wren, OH

    Hector is the name the staff members have given to the ghost who haunts Dixie Lee Restaurant. His apparition has been spotted inside the restaurant, and he isn't rumored to be the quiet type--Hector has been known to make a lot of noise.


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    Gray Hotel

    Redkey, Indiana

    36.9 miles from Wren, OH

    This 1912 former hotel now houses the offices of a paranormal investigative team, who claim that the building is one of the most haunted in the entire state. With its troubling past of murder, manslaughter and illegal activity, it isn't that hard to believe either. At least two, possibly ...


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    Old Whitley Jail

    Columbia City, Indiana

    44.5 miles from Wren, OH

    Old Whitley Jail, constructed in 1875, is said to be haunted by Charles Butler, a bully and alcoholic who shot his wife in the back in 1883. He was jailed here but escaped with four other prisoners when Sheriff Frank Allwein was out. But Butler was caught shortly thereafter when ...


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    Bonnyconnellan Castle

    Sidney, Ohio

    48 miles from Wren, OH

    The apparition of a regal man in a blue military uniform has been seen on the landing, examining a display. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St. Clair Memorial Hall

    Greenville, Ohio

    49.1 miles from Wren, OH

    St. Clair Memorial Hall was built in 1910 and has an old man's spirit lingering inside, folks say. The hall, where plays and musicals are performed, is haunted by a man who fell to his death while changing a light bulb.


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    Bear's Mill

    Greenville, Ohio

    49.5 miles from Wren, OH

    Bear’s Mill, an operating water-powered mill and historic landmark, was built in 1849 by Gabriel Baer. It is said to be haunted by a former owner, whose ghost can be heard walking on the creaking floorboards upstairs when no one is there.


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    Restoration Lutheran Church

    Kendallville, Indiana

    51.1 miles from Wren, OH

    At Restoration Lutheran Church, witnesses say, you may hear ghostly footsteps on the stairs, see apparitions of faces in mirrors, and hear strange scratching sounds. You might detect hot and cold spots and see tall, dark figures that may even toss chairs at you.


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    Strand Theatre

    Kendallville, Indiana

    51.1 miles from Wren, OH

    The Strand movie theater is haunted by a previous owner, whose apparition has been seen by many people in different locations throughout the building. The ghost also has been known to watch patrons through the projection room window, but ducks when anyone looks at him.


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    Fort Piqua Hotel

    Piqua, Ohio

    53.1 miles from Wren, OH

    Built in 1891, the historic Fort Piqua Hotel was once a library, and then stood empty for years. Now it is said to be haunted by a handyman who died in 1910 after falling into a barrel of cleaning acid. His ghost is seen working on things or shoveling coal ...


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    Barbee Hotel

    Warsaw, Indiana

    59.4 miles from Wren, OH

    This historic hotel was frequented by Al Capone, who would stay in Room 301 and clear out all the rest of the guests so he could be alone. Cleaning staff have smelled cigar smoke coming from his room and have seen an ghostly man sitting in a booth in the ...


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    Fulton County Historical Museum

    Wauseon, Ohio

    61.2 miles from Wren, OH

    This historical society and museum was formerly a schoolhouse and a hospital, and staff believe the thirteenth oldest historic museum in the state is haunted. Built in the mid-nineteenth century, staff say the county museum has its fair share of history; and ghost stories. The first apparition seen is a ...


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    Okie Pinokie

    Peru, Indiana

    62.5 miles from Wren, OH

    The Okie Pinokie Woods, according to local legend, are full of disembodied spirits. One of the many legends about the place centers on Joey Peoria, a young man who disappeared while camping in 1976. Brutally murdered men began showing up in the area, and folks say it was Joey who ...


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    Old Kosciusko County Jail and Museum

    Warsaw, Indiana

    63.9 miles from Wren, OH

    The Old Kosciusko County Jail was in operation from 1870 to 1982. In 1982 the new Justice Building was completed and took over the housing of the inmates. The Old Jail subsequently became the home of the Kosciusko Historical Society now shares the county Genealogy Library. Employees, volunteers and visitors ...


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    Tillett Cemetery - Hookman's Cemetery

    Peru, Indiana

    66.9 miles from Wren, OH

    Tillett Cemetery is also known as Hookman's Cemetery because of a local tale of a ghostly man with a hook for a hand who prowls the nearby roads looking for victims. Thick, eerie fogs and cold spots are known to materialize in the area as well.


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    Starr Piano Building

    Richmond, Indiana

    67.7 miles from Wren, OH

    The late-1800s Starr Piano Company not only made and sold pianos and phonographs but also housed Gennett Records, which recorded jazz, blues and country artists including Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Hoagy Carmichael. The complex was partly demolished in the 1970s and the shell still stands. The area is ...


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    State Theatre

    Anderson, Indiana

    67.7 miles from Wren, OH

    The State Theatre was opened in 1930 with eco friendly geo thermal heat and air system way before it's time and an acoustically engineered dome for the best sound for the first talkies. People have felt and seen various apparitions and vague whisperings in several places in the ...


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    Earlham College

    Richmond, Indiana

    68 miles from Wren, OH

    Earlham College is a liberal arts college founded by Quakers in 1847. The college has a resident ghost in the Athletic and Wellness Center who is known to play basketball at night.


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    Thornhaven Manor

    New Castle, Indiana

    70.3 miles from Wren, OH

    This curious haunt has been featured on Ghost Adventures and is quickly becoming one of the most talked about haunted locations for the innumerable amounts of paranormal activity occurring on the property. Sitting on seven acres this foreboding home is the site of murder, mysterious deaths, and rumored suicide. (Submitted ...


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    Sam B's Restaurant

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    70.7 miles from Wren, 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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    Wood County Historical Center

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    71.3 miles from Wren, 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

    71.8 miles from Wren, 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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    Columbian House Hotel

    Waterville, Ohio

    73.2 miles from Wren, 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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    2220 N Armstrong St

    Kokomo, Indiana

    74.1 miles from Wren, OH

    2220 N. Armstrong Kokomo Indiana is now an empty lot. There is no longer a home on the property. It was burned by a serial arsonist. He caused more than 22 structural fires in Kokomo. My childhood home was his last. The arsonist lived ...


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    Dutch Mill Truck Stop - The Windmill

    Carey, Ohio

    74.2 miles from Wren, 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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    Guyer Opera House

    Lewisville, Indiana

    75.1 miles from Wren, OH

    In the 1900s, tragedy struck when a young boy was killed when a bullet ricocheted during a Wild West gun show. His spirit, along with that of the founder O.K. Guyer, who died the same year his opera house opened, are said to haunt the building. Guyer's funeral was held ...


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    Fostoria Area Historical Society and Museum

    Fostoria, Ohio

    75.2 miles from Wren, 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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    Fallen Timbers Battlefield

    Maumee, Ohio

    76 miles from Wren, 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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    George Rogers Clark Park

    Springfield, Ohio

    76.5 miles from Wren, OH

    George Rogers Clark Park's Daniel Hertzler House is rumored to be haunted by Hertzler himself, killed October 16, 1867 by robbers. His killers escaped the jail and were never found.


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    Roads Hotel

    Atlanta, Indiana

    77.1 miles from Wren, OH

    The 1893 hotel, once patronized by John Dillinger, is rumored to be haunted by many spirits. Witnesses have reported shadows and apparitions of men, women and children as well as disembodied voices, footsteps, lights that work on their own, and doors that open and close--or even slam--by themselves.


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    Hays Cemetery

    Wilkinson, Indiana

    77.4 miles from Wren, OH

    Hays Cemetery, aka Main Street Graveyard, is said to be home to a "devil's child" because of a plant that grows in the shape of a pitchfork on her grave. Visiting is not recommended at night, as much of the area is private property and you could be arrested for ...


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    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

    77.9 miles from Wren, OH

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is said to be haunted by apparitions, moving objects, unexplained noises, voices laughing, footsteps and mysterious shadows. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.


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    Wyandot County Historical Society

    Upper Sandusky, Ohio

    78 miles from Wren, 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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    Victoria Theatre

    Dayton, Ohio

    78.1 miles from Wren, OH

    It opened in 1866 and has been known as Turner Opera House, Grand Opera House, Victoria Opera House and Victoria Theatre. The likes of Harry Houdini, Sarah Bernhardt and Mark Twain have performed here, and one performer never left. The ghost is a 1920s actress who vanished from her locked ...


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    Dix - Fayerweather House

    Maumee, Ohio

    78.2 miles from Wren, 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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    Sinclair Community College

    Dayton, Ohio

    78.3 miles from Wren, OH

    Sinclair Community College's cafeteria is said to rest on the site of the old city gallows, but a number of other places here are rumored to have ghosts. At Blair Hall, something has tugged at witnesses, and they've heard phantom cats, babies and footsteps. The elevators work on their own, ...


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    The Linck Inn

    Maumee, Ohio

    78.9 miles from Wren, 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

    79.6 miles from Wren, 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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    Woodland Cemetery

    Dayton, Ohio

    79.6 miles from Wren, OH

    Woodland Cemetery has a sad story. Young Johnny Morehouse froze to death when he fell into the Miami & Erie Canal, although his dog tried hard to pull him out. After Johnny died, the dog wouldn't move from the gravesite, and eventually died. A statue was made of the dog, ...


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    Patterson Homestead

    Dayton, Ohio

    80 miles from Wren, OH

    Patterson Homestead is a historic house museum built in the early 1800s, originally home to Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his wife Elizabeth Lindsay Patterson. When the house was donated to the city by ancestor Jefferson Patterson in 1953, it was complete with 18th- and 19th-century furnishings and ...


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    Trestle Bridge

    Adrian, Michigan

    80.9 miles from Wren, OH

    Trestle Bridge has a legend with a ghost. So the story goes, a farmhouse once stood nearby, and it burned down late one night. The owner went to the barn to try to save the horses, and the wife and son went to the train tracks under Trestle Bridge to ...


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    Patterson Tower

    Kettering, Ohio

    81.6 miles from Wren, OH

    Two glowing, shadowy apparitions have been seen standing near the base of the tower on stormy nights. The ghost of a lady in a white dress has been seen on the boulevard directly adjacent to the tower. A black mist has been around the tower, and chases away visitors. (Submitted by ...


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    Ivy House

    Fortville, Indiana

    82.4 miles from Wren, OH

    Built in 1921 by Dr. Jess E. Ferrell, the Ivy House bed-and-breakfast inn is said to have a haunt that came with the purchase of an antique piano. The owners say the instrument brought with it a ghost who makes the decidely nonmusical sounds of banging and walking footsteps.


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    Revenant Acres Farm

    Charlottesville, Indiana

    82.4 miles from Wren, OH

    An old farmhouse dating back to the 1800s known to locals as a hot-spot for paranormal activity. An old woman's presence is felt by some. Others have claimed to have experienced poltergeist activity.


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    Ye Olde Trail Tavern

    Yellow Springs, Ohio

    83.1 miles from Wren, OH

    The historic tavern, built back in 1827, is believed to be haunted by an ominous woman in blue. She has only been known to appear to men, and is openly hostile towards women. She has been known to knock objects off shelves and make sinister whispering noises to visitors ...


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