with Author, Jannette Quackenbush

Explore your county. Discover the folklore. Find your scary place.

Crawford County, Ohio

Ghost stories and legends from around Ohio. Find your scary place.

 

Ghost Stories and Local Legends:

Dead Man's Hollow

Dead Man's Hollow Bucyrus, OH 44820

The ghost of 25 year old Daniel Bender who was attacked and murdered while traveling to find land with his brother-in-law in 1836 has been seen along the same route of his journey.

Brownella Cottage & Galion Historical Museum

Brownella Cottage & Galion Historical Museum Galion, OH 44833

Built for William and Ella Brown, the Brownella Cottage. It is the ghosts of these two occupants who roam the building. People walking near Brownella have seen the full-body apparition of Bishop Brown on the sidewalk. Inside, footsteps still pound out a beat in the hallways even when no one is around. He has also been seen in the glass causeway between the house and study.

Banks of the Sandusky River

Banks of the Sandusky River Bucyrus, OH 44820

The ghost of a young woman named Ethyl Hanley haunts the shoreline of the Sandusky River. Too young to marry, her father had her wait until she was older to wed. Her fiancé would take Ethyl to collect flowers along the banks so they could meet. One afternoon, Ethyl was killed in a carriage accident. Her ghost has been seen walking the banks, still collecting flowers years later.