Athens County Ghosts and Hauntings

Athens Ohio Ghosts



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Concord Church and Cemetery
12272 Concord Church Road
Glouster, OH 45732
39.450891, -82.050834

Concord Church and Cemetery is haunted by an elderly woman who rocks a crying baby.



Millfield Mine Disaster Area

Millfield-Jacksonville Road
(County Route 27)
Millfield, OH 45761


Millfield Mine area has been known to rumble beneath the feet as a reminder of the explosion that killed 82 men November 5, 1930.




Athens Lunatic Asylum
Now Lin Hall of Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
39.320952, -82.109370


Faces of those who once called this hospital home have been seen in the windows of Athens Asylum. Voices, footsteps and chatter are heard within the walls.





Strouds Run State Park
11661 State Park Road
Athens, OH 45701

 In the autumn of 1962, 31 year-old Ohio University instructor, Gene Isaac Stees, hit his estranged and pregnant wife over the head with a crowbar, then stuck a plastic bag over her head. The body was then placed into a steel drum and dumped into Dow Lake at Strouds Run. The ghost of Mrs. Stees has been seen walking the water's edge, wringing her hands in grief. Gene Isaac Stees escaped from prison in 1972 and he has never been apprehended.


Strounds Run State Park - Athens Ohio Ghost


Strouds Run State Park
11661 State Park Road
Athens, OH 45701
Strouds Run - The last buffalo in Ohio were killed here and their ghosts haunt the shores.



Luhrig Road Screamer -

A lady who was killed when her home exploded has been seen running along the roadway, her dress on fire. 



West State Street Cemetery
West State /Cemetery Streets
Athens, OH 45701
39.332356, -82.105851

West State Street Cemetery - Angel weeps for those who were unknown and buried there.


Athens Weeping Angel


Jefferson Hall Ohio University
E Union Street
Athens, OH 45701
Jefferson Hall is located on East Green at Ohio University. It was built in 1956 and opened in 1958. It was used as a dining hall and residence hall originally housing female students. It was 1996 when the first reports of the ghostly apparition of a lady appeared to students in an upper room.


Jefferson Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio


Wilson Hall - Ohio University
99-199 W Green Drive
Athens, OH 45701
Built in 1964 atop what was once the bustling side of the Athens manufacturing district.  Shadows have been seen in the building.


Wilson Hall, Ohio University, Athens Ohio


Tinker’s Cave

Glouster, Ohio  45732

39.546255,-82.226422 (Watch for gravel pull off)


A notorious horse thief once roamed the countryside around Logan. The cave where he hid the horses is haunted by the very horses he stole-



Tinker's Cave


Kings Station – King Hollow Ghost Town
King Hollow Road

New Marshfield, OH 45766

39.31909, -82.28441
The railway near King Station is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who killed herself in the late 1870s by slitting her throat. She follows visitors on the old railroad tracks.



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