with Author, Jannette Quackenbush

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

Guernsey County, Ohio

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

 

Ghost Stories and Local Legends:

Headless Man of Londonderry

Headless Man of Londonderry Freeport, Ohio 43973

In the 1800s and along State Route 22 (once Old Carpenter's Trail and a major route for farmers selling their goods across the US), a horse was found without its rider and the saddlebags full of money were cut and missing. After the occurrence, a headless horseman was seen riding along the roadway and folks who passed would have dreams of pots of gold.

Quaker City Bridge

Quaker City Bridge on 513 Quaker City, Ohio 43773

A ghostly carriage follows foot travelers along Pike Street/ Batesville Road. A stop on the bridge just within town gets a tap on the shoulder. But fear not, if you can cross to the other side, the carriage will not follow.

Old Washington Cemetery

Old Washington Cemetery and Old Washington Lore City, Ohio 43755

There is a ghost that follows a path from Old Washington to the cemetery. An elderly man with a ghostly lantern in tow is said to start in the city center near the Presbyterian Church and work his way along the streets, ending in the cemetery.