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Ohio and West Virginia Ghost Stories and Books

Enjoy the history, mystery, and legends behind Ohio and West Virginia's great ghost stories. Come take a ghostly walk with me where others dare to tread - Ohio and West Virginia ghostly places. I've checked out and visited over 900 places and culled out the best. Now, it's your turn-


Moonville Its Past. Its Ghosts. Its Legends. 

Moonville, Hope Furnace Station, Hope Furnace, Ingham Station, and Kings Station Ghost Towns in Ohio. Learn about their history and the ghost stories and legends. Includes ghostly pictures of Moonville Tunnel and directions for hiking the Rails to Trails to get there.



West Virginia Ghost Stories, Legends, and Haunts

Discover the spookier side of West Virginia with over 85 ghost stories, legends, and haunts from Harpers Ferry, where Screaming Jenny still never outruns the trains, to Hatfield-McCoy Country where Devil Anse Hatfield rises from the grave along with his sons. Explore Moundsville Prison and see the shadow man, then investigate the death and ghostly hereafter of Mamie Thurman, the housewife with a secret life who haunts 22 Mine Road. Follow the Rail Trail to get a glimpse of the ghost of the Silver Run Tunnel and take a thrill-ride through one of the most haunted tunnels-Dingess Tunnel. There’s the Headless Ghost Rider of Powell Mountain and a woman who still walks the Ohio River shoreline of Blennerhassett Island long after her death.

Ghosts of West Virginia

Haunted Hocking Hills

Ghost stories and ghostly tales from Ohio's Hocking Hills-a complete guide. Learn the history and mystery behind the ghost stories. The Pale Lady of Ash Cave. The old man of Old Man's Cave. Ghosts of Athens-Athens Asylum and Weeping Angel, Ohio. Moonville Tunnel ghosts. A collection of over 65 ghost stories from one of Ohio's greatest travel and adventure destinations - The Hocking Hills. (Covers the Hocking Hills Region)


Ghosts of Ohio

Haunted Hocking Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide I

If you're looking for ghostly places in the Hocking Hills Region, we have over 55 legends and ghost stories to explore. Whether you are a skeptic or full believer, you will enjoy these frightening bits of folklore from Lancaster to Moonville, Logan to Jackson, Wellston, Athens and beyond. There is the ghost of an old man who haunts Old Man's Cave along with his baying hounds and a grave still bearing the bloody mark from a man breaking family tradition in Rushville. The statue of an angel in Athens weeps tears. The ghostly apparition of a lady crying at a covered bridge outside Lancaster still scares folks visiting there. And, of course, there is the ghosts of a brakeman and a murdered man at Moonville Tunnel near Zaleski.

(Covers the Hocking Hills Region)

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Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide II

If you’re looking for an adventure outside of the ordinary, the Ghost Hunter’s guide to the Hocking Hills and Beyond II offers plenty of places to begin your journey. Explore southeastern Ohio from a different angle- Discover haunted places, local legends and scary tales of the Hocking Hills and areas within a short drive of this wilderness retreat and paranormal hotspot. Ghostly screams are still heard deep in a dark, hidden hollow where a plane crashed in Hocking County. A ghostly woman walks the old gravel road in a campground near Old Man’s Cave. And a doctor who died a mysterious death haunts a library in Ironton . . . and the cemetery where he was buried! Haunted Hocking II covers Athens, Hocking, Lawrence, Meigs Counties and more. If you dared to read the first Haunted Hocking, you can take another unforgettable walk down the road of the scary with over 60 NEW stories of the chilling, terrifying and even the weird.

(Hocking Hills and the counties of Athens, Lawrence, Meigs, Fairfield, Perry, Ross, Vinton, and Scioto)

Haunted Ohio II

Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide III


Discover Ohio through its legends, ghostly tales and hauntings. We’ve woven together over 100 of Ohio’s most terrifying stories. If you like adventure, you will love this guide that leads you down ghostly wilderness passageways in the Hocking Hills, then through the dark streets of downtown Columbus, Ohio. We even cross paths with some body snatchers in Muskingum County. We’ll guide you through part of northern Ohio and a spirited old poorhouse and even a lighthouse on the Lake Erie shores.

(Covers Counties of: Allen, Athens, Delaware, Franklin, Gallia, Hancock, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lake, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Marion, Muskingum, Perry, Pike, Sandusky, Scioto, Washington and Wood)


Columbus Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide - Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide IV

Sixty ghost stories, legends and odd tales from Columbus, Ohio including the classics like The Jury Room spirits, ghostly Fort Hayes and the dark hooded figure in the Char Bar. Includes pictures of the area and historical background information so ghost hunters (or just the adventurous) can visit the sites and have a groundwork for research.

Haunted Columbus

Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide - Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide V

If you're looking for a good haunting, we've found plenty of them just for you. We've dug up over 130 stories, legends and tales of Ohio and even tossed in a few investigations and a ghost hunter equipment guide. Put them all together and you are all set for a ghost hunt even if you can't step out your door. If you like adventure, you will love our guides that lead you from Lebanon to Cleveland, Allen County to Wood County. There aren't many dark dirt roads, shadowy cemeteries, or foggy woodland paths we won't travel. We listened to ghosts at Prospect Place and took pictures of spirits at Mansfield Reformatory. Haunted Hocking has clambered through poison ivy to get a shot of the most haunted place in Delaware and sat in more than a few stuffy library attics to unearth some long-ago stories buried deep in the annals of history. Now, we want to share them with you. Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide --Haunted Hocking V

(Covers Allen, Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Franklin, Gallia, Greene, Hardin, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Logan, Lucas, Madison, Miami, Mahoning, Montgomery, Morgan, Muskingum, Pickaway, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Stark, Summit, Vinton, Warren, and Wood)

Haunted Ghosts Ohio

Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide - Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide VI

Explore the scarier side of Ohio through its legends, folklore and ghost stories. From the spirit of the murdered Louisa Fox in Egypt Valley to the many ghosts of Rogues Hollow, there are plenty of places to discover. The guide walks readers through Cincinnati's most scary places and the chilling side of Cleveland. The Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide features over 130 stories of the ghoulish, macabre and scary. If you like to ghost hunt and know the background for the stories, this is the guide for you. (Covers Adams, Ashtabula, Belmont, Brown, Clark, Clermont, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Pickaway, Pike, Sandusky, Scioto, Summit, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Warren, Wayne)

Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide - Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide VII

Cleveland ghosts and Cleveland Haunts. If you’re looking for some of the best of Cleveland, Ohio’s haunted treasures, we’ve dug up a wealth of stories just for you. If you like adventure, you’ll love our guides that lead you from Woodland Cemetery in downtown Cleveland to Hell’s Half Acre at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You’ll travel to Lake County’s Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and even take a walk along the haunted trails of Rogues Hollow in Wayne County. There aren’t many dark dirt roads, shadowy cemeteries, or foggy woodland paths we won’t travel to unearth Ohio’s favorite eerie tales. We listened to spirits at the place called Gore Orphanage and got ghostly pictures at the Ohio State Reformatory. Now, we want to share them with you.


Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide - Ohio Ghost Hunter Guide VIII

Discover the spookier side of Ohio with over 85 ghost stories, legends and tales from Cincinnati to Cuyahoga Falls, Lake Erie to the Ohio River. Walk with us and discover the mysterious woman in black who haunts the Scioto Bridge in Portsmouth and then follow us just down the street to the famous Portsmouth Brewing Pub that holds a few spirits from the city’s past. Follow us closely through the dark roadway of Hangman’s Hollow just outside the city of Hamilton to see what old spirit lurks within the shadows of Butler County’s past. We will guide you through Beaver Creek State Park to the ghost town of Sprucevale that has spirits from its canal days at Jake’s Lock and Gretchen’s Lock. There is a statue of a Confederate soldier at Johnson’s Island that was said to move while ghostly soldiers marched from their graves and a curse at Devil’s Backbone in Camden that leaves locals scratching their heads. But there are more ghost Stories and legends in Ohio. So come with us. Let us be your guide. Lock the doors. Turn on all the lights. Grab your teddy bear.

(Covers Adams, Ashland, Athens, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Fairfield, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Ottawa, Perry, Pickaway, Preble, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Summit, Trumbull, Vinton, Washington, Wyandot)


Haunted Hocking for Kids

Ghost stories, puzzles, and games for kids.