Fairfield County Ohio Ghosts and Hauntings

Fairfield County Ghosts - Still House Hollow Ohio

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Mickey’s Bar and Grill
431 South Columbus Street
Lancaster OH 43130

The property has been used for just about everything from an oil company to a market. Now it is a tavern and the ghostly apparition of a woman has been seen by staff there. Voices are heard and strange noises have sent some workers nearly running out the door. There is also rumor that a young man was accidently killed there in the early 1900s.


Mickey's Bar and Grill Ghosts


Still-House Hollow and Foglesong Road
Jacob Spangler's Ghostly Ride
39.765138,-82.596688    to 39.738016,-82.598523

In the 1800s, riders along old Foglesong Road outside Lancaster were followed by a half-man, half-calf creature.


Still House Hollow along Foglesong Road


Elmwood Cemetery
398 S Mt Pleasant Ave Lancaster, OH 43130 39.710323,-82.591098

A hooded figure, a ghostly little girl and a witch have all been named as spirits seen within this beautiful old cemetery.


Elmwood Cemetery - Lancaster, Ohio


Tammi Jo's Café and Catering (Now Kool Beans)

and Paperback Exchange

111 N Columbus Street

Lancaster, Ohio 43130


It seems the ghosts of these  old buildings side by side like to make their appearance known. Bumps, bangs, voices, whistles and missing items have left owners scratching their heads.


Paperback Exchange


St Mary's Catholic Cemetery

132 S High Street

 Lancaster, Ohio 43130


A robed figure is said to protect the cemetery, walking among the graves.


St mary's Cemetery, Lancaster Ohio


Bright Cemetery - Fairfield County

Bright Cemetery

Liberty, OH 43105


A hooded figure has been seen wandering along the roadway and to this cemetery where it vanishes at the gates.


Bright Cemetery - near Lancaster Ohio


Blue Flame Ghost of Sugar Grove
Hansley Road
Sugar Grove, OH 43155
39.644627, -82.529297
An old legend tells that If you stand near where the old Mae Hummel Covered Bridge once stood and call “Mary, Mary, Mary,” the ghost of a young woman who killed her sweetheart will come to you in a misty ball of flames.


Blue Flame Ghost Lancaster, Ohio


Mudhouse Mansion
4730 Mudhouse Road NE
Lancaster, OH 43130
Private Property

Although there is no historical evidence to substantiate the ghosts of slaves at this home or that there was even a murder here, it didn't stop folks for generations seeing the ghosts of both the slaves that were allegedly abused here or the mother, father and children who were said to be killed in a revolt by those slaves. The house is off limits and patrolled, so we don't suggest a visit.  Unless, of course, you want to be added to the list of spirits here.


MudHouse Mansion - Lancaseter OHio


Spooks Hollow
The Old Samuel Bush Grounds
Lancaster, OH
Private Property and along the hillside near Lancaster Mall.
The area Spook’s Hollow and the name has not changed for over a 130 years. In the early 1820s, a band of horse thieves was jumped inside an old cabin by townspeople seeking revenge. Heavily bound and tied, the leader jumped out a window during the capture and disappeared. Some say he was never able to escape his bindings and died somewhere in the woods. His ghost is said to be seen on a horse searching for the treasure he left behind.


Spooks Hollow - Old Samuel Bush Grounds


Stonewall Cemetery
Lancaster, OH 43130
39.69140, -82.63940
A local legends states that if you sit on the wall and strike  three matches, you will be knocked from the wall. Again, we give you the legend. However, we don't suggest you climb the wall.


Stonewall Cemetery Lancaster, Ohio


Weeping Lady of Johnstons Covered Bridge
Over Clear Creek on Amanda-
Clearport Road
off McDonald Road SW
Lancaster, OH 43130
39.61328, -82.658858

The lady of Johnstons Bridge (built in 1887) has been spotted pacing back and forth along the bridge or peering out of one end looking back and forth as if she is waiting for someone to meet her. She has also been seen with her hand waving eerily in the air, gently beckoning those outside to come in.


Johnston Covered Bridge - near Lancaster, Ohio


Leaning Lena—The Witch Rock
Clear Creek Metro Park
185 Clear Creek Road
Rockbridge, OH 43149
39.591998, -82.58337

Just beneath a huge rock formation along the drive to Clear Creek MetroPark, you may see a row of sticks. It is said the sticks are placed there by area witches. If they are lying straight up against the rock, it is safe to pass along the roadway. If the pattern varies, or they are slightly turned to the left or right, you may want to rethink the route you are taking. It isn’t safe to go
any further. And certainly don’t move them. If you do that, bad luck will soon follow.


Witch Rock, Lancaster Ohio


Clearcreek Metro Park
185 Clear Creek Road
Rockbridge, OH 43149
On the southern fringes of Fairfield County

Ghosts at the Mathias Cabin at Clear Creek Metro Park keep the lights on just to let you know they are home. Faces have been seen peering from the windows all hours of the day and night.


Haunted Cabin Lancaster, Ohio


Hermit of Becks Knob
Shallenberger Nature Preserve
Becks Knob Road
Lancaster, OH 43130
39.69292244, -82.6552963257

A bible-reading hermit lived in the area that is now a huge rocky hill at a nature preserve. Each day, he traversed the hillside and returned at dusk to read his bible by the lantern light. He died one winter, but his spirit returns and walks the same trail he tread for many  years. His light has been seen among the trees and on the hilltop.


Beck's Knob Ghosts near Lancaster, Ohio


Old Boys Industrial School (BIS) Now-Southeastern
Correctional Institute
5900 Bis Rd SW,
Lancaster, OH 43130
The property is now owned by the State of Ohio and is part of a correctional facility. Due to security reasons, it is off limits. However, BIS Road goes straight through the property and grounds. Strange bangs, booms, and wails were once heard inside the old mansion on the Old Boys Industrial School property. The ghost of a woman has been seen at the old home.


Boys Industrial Institute - BIS Road


Delmont Road Murder
Zanesville Maysville Turnpike
Lancaster, OH 43130
39.6833973, -82.6804447
A man traveling along the road was found dead in the late 1890s. His ghost has been seen in the same area and has been known to try to flag down cars.


Delmont Road Ghost


Fairfield County Infirmary - Clarence E. Miller Building

1587 Granville Pike

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

  The property has been used as an infirmary and poorhouse farm since the mid-1800s. It is now the Clarence E. Miller Health and Human Services Building. A full-bodied apparition has been seen inside the building, voices and strange noises are heard.


Fairfield County Infirmary - Clarence E. Miller Building


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